CONNECTIONS! Quantum, Psychic or Other, these coincidences between the Bucs and Lions are REAL!


  • Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew played cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons from 1993-96, and played collegiately for Florida State University.

  • Bucs Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson worked as the quarterbacks coach for the Lions in 2004, and was promoted to offensive coordinator in addition to being quarterbacks coach in 2005.

  • Bucs Defensive Backs Coach Jimmy Lake was the Lions secondary coach in 2008.

  • Lions Vice President of Football Operations Cedric Saunders was the director of player development for the Buccaneers from 2001-05.

  • Lions Secondary Coach Tim Walton worked at the University of Miami (FL) as a defensive backs coach from 2004-06, and defensive coordinator in 2007.

  • Lions Offensive Line Coach George Yarno served as Tampa Bay’s assistant offensive line coach in 2008.

  • Lions WR Maurice Stovall was selected by the Bucs in the third-round (90th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent five seasons with the team. He scored his first career touchdown at Detroit (10/21/07).

  • Lions TE Will Heller played for the Bucs from 2003-05.

  • Bucs CB E.J. Biggers played collegiately at Western Michigan University from 2005-2008.

  • Lions DT Andre Fluellen played collegiately for Florida State University from 2003-07.

  • Lions T Jason Fox played collegiately for the University of Miami (FL) from 2006-09.

  • Lions Wide Receivers coach Shawn Jefferson was born in Jacksonville and played collegiately for the University of Central Florida.

TODAY- All day on, If your a Stat guy, you want to check back at noon, and every 3 hours, because we have info you wont want to miss. How good was LeGarrette Blount last year? We break it down. How about the offensive line? Broken down in numbers. 
How important is opening day for the Bucs? Check it out, its up first at noon. And you wont believe how the rookies really performed for the Bucs, until you see the report. All day today, on! 


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Fanatical Bucs follower since the 1979 season- and proud owner of over 650 Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on DVD going back to 1977. Blogger and historian for all things Bucs.