VIDEO VAULT & CONNECTIONS- What Bucs and Vikings Have and Had in common!


Its amazing sometimes when you look back at an NFL Team and realize how many stars were on that team. Especially with College football, try watching any 90′s Miami vs Florida State game, and you can pick out the NFL stars on both sidelines!

Well before we get into the 2014 CONNECTIONS between the Bucs and Vikings, here is the connection from old 90s Vikings team.
Notice at the end is a very young Curt Menefee who was in the booth back then. I used to hate when he would call Warrick Dunn “Warwick Dunn” Its not Diane Warwick!!


• Vikings Defensive Backs Coach Jerry Gray played for the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers for one season (1993).
• Vikings Wide Receivers Coach George Stewart coached special
teams for four seasons (1992-95) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
• Vikings Running Backs Coach Kirby Wilson coached running backs for two seasons (2002-03) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
including winning Super Bowl XXXVII.
• Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier spent seven
seasons (2007-13) with the Vikings, with the last three seasons as
the head coach (2011-13).
• Buccaneers Offensive Quality Control Coach Ben Steele played two
seasons (2003-04) at tight end for the Minnesota Vikings.
• Buccaneers Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree played tight end for
Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner who was the tight ends
coach for three seasons (1987-89) with the Los Angeles Rams.
• Buccaneers Offensive Line Coach George Warhop and Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree coached with Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner, Quarterbacks Coach Scott Turner and Coaching Assistant
Drew Petzing for one season (2013) with the Cleveland Browns.
• Buccaneers Wide Receivers Coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker and Vikings Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson were on staff
together for one season at Florida International University (2013).
• Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith was the head coach for Vikings
DE Corey Wootton for the Chicago Bears from 2010-12.
• Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (2009-13) and DT Clinton McDonald (2009-10) played for Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer
who was the Defensive Coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals.
• Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner played for Vikings Defensive Backs Coach Jerry Gray (2011-13) and Assistant Defensive Backs
Coach Jonathan Gannon (2012-13) with the Tennessee Titans.
• Buccaneers WR Mike Evans played for Vikings Assistant Wide Receivers/ Quality Control Coach Klint Kingsbury at Texas A&M University (2011-12).
• Vikings TE MarQueis Gray played for Buccaneers Tight Ends Coach
Jon Embree with the Cleveland Browns for one season (2013).
• Vikings QB Christian Ponder played collegiately for Florida State
• Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes is a native of Miami, Florida, and
attended Norland High School and Florida State University.
• Vikings CB Josh Robinson is a native of Sunrise, Florida, and attended
Plantation High School and the University of Central Florida.
• Vikings K Blair Walsh is a native of Boca Raton, Florida, and
attended Cardinals Gibbons High School.
• Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is a native of Miami, Florida, and
attended Miami Northwestern High School along with Buccaneers
Linebacker Lavonte David (2007).
• Vikings CB Jabari Price is a native of Pompano Beach, Florida, and
attended Blanche Ely High School.
• Vikings Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson coached at Florida
International University (Miami, FL) for one season (2013).
• Buccaneers OL Garrett Gilkey and OL Oniel Cousins played
with Vikings TE MarQueis Gray and WR Charles Johnson for the
Cleveland Browns (2013).
• Buccaneers DE Larry English (2012-13) and CB Crezdon Butler
(2013) and Vikings T Mike Harris were teammates on the San Diego
• Buccaneers C Evan Dietrich-Smith (2009-12) and LB Danny
Lansanah (2008) played with Vikings WR Greg Jennings for the
Green Bay Packers.
• Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas and Vikings DT Tom Johnson were
teammates on the New Orleans Saints (2011-12).
• Buccaneers TE Brandon Myers and WR Louis Murphy played with
Vikings DT Linval Joseph for the New York Giants (2013).
• Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (2009-10) and WR Louis Murphy (2012) were teammates on the Carolina Panthers with Vikings CB
Captain Munnerlyn.
• Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (2012-13) and S Major Wright (2010-
13) played with Vikings DE Corey Wootton for the Chicago Bears.
• Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon and Vikings LB Audie Cole played at
North Carolina State (2008-11).
• Buccaneers WR Solomon Patton and Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd were
teammates at the University of Florida (2010-12).
• Buccaneers RB Mike James and Vikings TE Chase Ford played at
the University of Miami (2010-11).
• Buccaneers TE Brandon Myers and Vikings LB Chad Greenway
(2005) and CB Shawn Prater (2008) played at the University of
• Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner and Vikings T Mike Harris (2008-
09) and P Jeff Locke (2009) were teammates at UCLA.
• Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy and Vikings T Phil Loadholt played at
the University of Oklahoma (2007-08).
• Buccaneers DE Scott Solomon and Vikings S Andrew Sendejo were
teammates at Rice University (2007-09).
• Buccaneers QB Mike Kafka and Vikings DE Corey Wootton played
at Northwestern University 2006-09


Time to put it out there what happened to 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It’s time to be honest with ourselves, the season is almost halfway done, and we’ve seen far beyond bad football to think this is a normal failure of any kind. This is something epic. Lets take some facts into account… 1)Lovie Smith didn’t forget how to coach. 2)The Tampa Two has put several teams in […]

VIDEO VAULT VIKINGS Flashback! All Vikings Bucs Video Clips!

2011 and 0-1 Bucs looked offense-less against the Panthers (hmmm). but in week 2.. after going down 17-0 to Vikings on the road…

In 2008 (below) This long pass set up a 1 Yard TD run to help propel the Bucs to a 9-3 record before the collapse that set up the current Bucs lowness.

Below, Cadillac Williams is welcomed into the NFL with this run on 3rd and 1 to seal the win. Caddy would get 100 yards in each of his first three games, an NFL record, and his cleats on that 3rd game vs Green bay are in the Hall of Fame.

Brad Johnson threw his 5th TD pass of the day to Mike Alstott (below) as the Bucs were gearing up for a Super Bowl run!

2001 Mike Alstott TD reminds us of days we had a running game

Below, THE MOST AMAZING MIKE ALSTOTT TD EVER- 1997, week 3, Bucs are 1-0, pewter power is born, and we see this….

Since were talking about 1996, how about some footage below, from the 1996 Minnesota game which was Tony Dungy’s first win as Bucs coach.

And below is part two. Notice some big names in turnaround for Bucs football. You can feel the attitude similar to todays Bucs from the crowd and such…

Lets go WAY WAY back…to old school country…deep in the heart of loser yucks and all that! Remember any of these guys?

How about Martin Meyhew?

Below, 1994, the Bucs were horrible in Sam Wyche’s 3rd season. Talk about Social media, you guys would be going NUTS on Facebook in year 3 of this crap!!! But this play started a 4 game losing streak, and that in turn propelled the Bucs to a 5-2 record to start out 1995!

Hope you enjoyed todays Video Vault Vikings Edition! Check back every Week for a look back through the lenses of the Video Vault!


For Tampa Bay Buccaneers, last chance for 1996

For many of us, we see the similarities between the 2014 Bucs and the 1996 team. Of course there are those who do not see it, and are mostly overcome with the terrible scores and play of the Bucs. As we enter the Bye week, lets go over one more comparison feature, and leave it […]


Steve White’s expose on SBNation explains Bucs real problem: knowledge

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Steve White has an excellent piece on, you can find it RIGHT HERE! White shows with still photos and Red and Yellow circles who is at fault for key plays, describes with amazing detail the reason the play would have worked, but didn’t, and shows Bucs fans that Tampa Bays […]

Bucs hope competition at nickel corner will help the position

The Bucs have added a new old young bear to the mix, signing Isaiah Frye who played for Coach Lovie Smith as a rookie in Smiths last year with the Bears; 2012. He will be added to the mix with Kieth Tandy, who replaced Leonard Johnson last week midway in the game after season long […]

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Want to see the Bucs on the road? Trip to DC costs the least

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought the 2014 NFL season would be going a little differently right about now. They brought in new head coach Lovie Smith to lead the defense and Josh McCown to provide the offense with a competent, experienced quarterback under center. Through the first six weeks of the year, the defense isn’t […]

The Game has not changed- Tampa Two is still a viable defense.

We’re being told the Tampa Two is like the Wishbone or Mouse Davis’s offense. Or maybe like that relic the West Coast offense too right? Thats pretty old, and there are defenses to stop that too…actually the Tampa Two was a West Coast offense killer at one time. And the West Coast offense was the […]

Video Conclusive: Baltimore Ravens quickly disposed of Bucs before heat!

Here are the 5 quick, methodical Raven Touchdowns that you can                                                                           look at closely to see how they picked on our inexperienced corners.

The amazing thing is the perfection at which the Baltimore Ravens scored their touchdowns. They scored them before the heat could even affect them, turning the advantage (Which should never be calculated as more than 3-6 points EVER) against the Bucs. Look at this photo of my Video feed to which Ive removed the TouchDowns to show how timely they were!

The Ravens 5 touchdowns came at almost perfect timing, almost dead evenly matched from each other.

The Ravens 5 touchdowns came at almost perfect timing, almost dead evenly matched from each other.

Here below is Mike Evans score… for good measure, the Bucs draft pick is starting to pan out a bit.

Problem is obvious; talentless Bucs suffer worst home loss ever

If you want to fire the coach, don’t hold your breath, it’s not going to happen , even if Lovie goes 0-15. The part Lovie and GM Jason Licht are responsible for in this mess, is putting this talentless stuff on the field. Its one thing to let go of Darrelle Revis and save 16 […]

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 8.22.16 AM


It seems like forever since the Bucs were home at Raymond James Stadium, and thats because it has been! The Bucs last home game was Week 2 in a close loss to the St. Louis Rams back on September 14th! The Bucs lost both home games in the slimmest of margins to back up quarterbacks, […]


Joe Bucs Fan Rebuttle: reading what you want to read

Thanks to all the 50+ posters on yesterday for the first The Optimist article back. Some like Bucfan87 get it. Actually, quite a lot of you get it. And I understand not everyone will be on my side of the fence, nor do you have to; but I was amazed at how many people […]

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs tickets 17% below average for matchup vs Ravens

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just 1-4 on the year through five games, but after turning to Mike Glennon under center in Week 4, have at least looked like a respectable team. Over the past two weeks, Glennon has helped the Bucs to an upset win over the Steelers and nearly got the best of […]