Opening Day Bucs in 1996 received a sour dose of reality: Expectations were too high.

“Temper Expectations” the message from Gerald McCoy, history.

Expectations of a killer defense were on the rise after the hiring of an experienced, well known Defensive Minded Head Coach. Even the coach expected things to go a little smoother than they did. I’m talking about Tony Dungy in 1996, who brought his experience to a franchise with 13 straight losing seasons. It would […]

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Your New Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey Guide!

We’ve all done it, new player, new jersey number, and you shout out a players name from 10 years ago!! Well don’t let it happen to you. Here is the new Bucs players. Name.             #.  Position       ,,,Don’t shout out (Old player) Josh McCown. 12. QB Luke […]

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4:30 PM Practices are 0-1 to start camp at One Buccaneer Place

When Lovie Smith announced that 4:30 pm would be the startup time for Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, the first thing I thought about was rain. As expected, the first practice was wiped out by bad weather. The team first got on the field for mere minutes before lightning took them off the field for […]

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NICKS GONE- Will not play for Bucs after settlement

If you envisioned an offensive line where Carl Nicks mows over people, you may want to drink some warm milk and go back to sleep. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced a settlement with Nicks, the two parties will split amicably. This is a retirement announcement for Nicks, who could not recover from  his injury. The […]

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Camp open! Football is here!

No, there won’t be agame today. But you can go see the Bucs practice at 4pm most days, and next Friday is the hugely successful night practice that draws tens of thousands of fans each year! This year camp is even more exciting than ever for two main reasons; 1) about half of the team […]

PreSeason Memories: Jon Grudens first Preseason Game!


For anyone in attendance at Raymond James for the first preseason game to the 2002 season in Tampa vs the Miami Dolphins, they got a really good show.

No it wasn’t Jon Grudens offense, it was still full of wrinkles. Defense? Nope, that had been around for a while so Bucs fans were used to seeing that.

Jon Gruden’s special teams may have sent an ironic message to everyone that day, “its going to be a good year”! First touch of the ball, Tampa Bay Touchdown on a Kick off Return for a Touchdown by Buc Frank Murphy!

Leave it to the meathead announcers to get the info wrong, when its said “by the way thats the first kick off return for a TD in preseason too. Not even close, there have been several preseason KO returns for TD. Just none in the regular season, that was correct.

BUCSTOP.COM Video Vault- 2007 Derrick Brooks

 

How fast was Derrick Brooks?

In this video, even in his 13th season, you can still see the speed that put him in the hall of fame.

As were about to celebrate another Buccaneer going into the hall, here is a Brooks clip.

 

Which Josh McCown will show up in 2014?

A Lot has to go right for Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Win in 2014

Funny thing is, this time a year ago we were probably more sure about the chances of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being a playoff team than we are today, and look how that turned out. Of course we had no idea that the Bucs greatest player mystery descent of all time in Josh Freeman would […]

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Don’t Buy Into the Negativity! The Tampa Bay Bucs can beat NFC South Teams

Every year we hear the same thing..”Well the Bucs have to play the Panthers and Saints, thats four losses right there”. Or they may just say the same thing with two different NFC South Teams “Saints and Falcons, Bucs can’t win against them” …just because the year before perhaps the Bucs DID get swept. But […]

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Pewter Report’s Top 25 All Time Bucs omits Doug Williams!!

All you need to ask yourself is, does Doug Williams belong in a top 25 Buccaneers of all time. It’s really just that simple. Yes, he in fact does.   Not according to Pewter Report however, who excluded the only QB to guide an orange clad Bucs team to the Playoffs, for the likes of […]

Worst Mistake for Hugh Culverhouse besides letting Doug Williams go, letting Wayne Fontes go too.

What if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers DON’T Turn Around in 2014 or beyond?

There was a time when everything looked great for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They went to the playoffs regularly, had a proven coach, strong running back, and a number one defense. Most important, they had a great owner , revered by the community and his fellow ownership group. Surely I’m speaking of Malcolm Glazer right? Why […]

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2 RARE Classic Tampa Bay Buccaneers games found in the hobby!!

Two games have been found this month, one is already catalogued and in my possession, the other is on its way, and brings to 656 Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in the Bucstop.com Video Vault! The game just added was the last remaining missing game from the Strike Shortened 1982 season. The Bucs were at New […]

Use AND Services for AC repair, while ACREAIR left us hanging!

At times, I feel it necessary to share an experience non football related. This is NOT a paid advertisement, but a testimonial on a great service or product.  Know that commercial for ACREAIR we are always open? They refused to come out to our home to even look at our AC because it wasn’t a […]

This Bear, like his Chicago namesakes, are resting before July's Camps start.

Last Month is always the hardest with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football

No one will blame you if you fall asleep! In fact…shhhh….several of us are already. Its the dead month in the NFL, the last month before NFL camps open. The Bucs will report July 24th and start practicing July 25th. Starting with the 24th, every day there is something Tampa Bay Buccaneer to talk about. […]

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