Great Googly-Moogly! No the field painter didn’t spell “Chefs” like that commercial the statement is from too! The Bucs have a chance to really impress, win another road game in a terrifying location, and pull their record up to .500 with a 5-5 record!
The Bucs should have a healthier Doug Martin this week, but injuries up front on the line threaten to disrupt the balanced attack. But Martin has run behind far worse lines on this Bucs team.
No one is talking about Jameis Winston right now, things are very quiet, especially after a good game against Chicago where the Bucs finally notched a win on the wall at home! Should KC try to take Mike Evans away like the Bears did, Winston has shown he has no problems finding Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate. Imagine if the Bucs could put another class receiver opposite Evans next year…
The defense came back too, as I expected following the ten day rest after their Thursday Night Football game. Some are saying it wasn’t the D as much as it was the C; as in Cutler. The QB everyone around the league loves to hate, Cutler WAS horrible but Alex Smith isnt rated much higher in most minds.
With Jeremy Maclin out again for the Chiefs, Tyrek Hill could get the extra work, so the Bucs secondary has its work cut out for them. And watch out for TE Kelce who can score 2 TD on anyone!
IF the Bucs win, at 5-5, we can start to seriously consider the possibilities of a Tampa Bay playoff push, but not until 5-5 or better is achieved.
On Chicago’s second drive of the game, CB Brent Grimes registered his second interception of the year, picking off Bears QB Jay Cutler at the Tampa Bay 28-yard line and returning it one yard. Grimes now has 28 career interceptions.
– Since the start of the 2013 season, Grimes has 15 interceptions, tied for the third-most in the league during that timeframe and the second-most among cornerbacks.
– Tampa Bay forced a second turnover on Chicago’s next possession, with S Chris Conte intercepting a pass from Cutler and returning it 20 yards for a touchdown. It marked Conte’s first interception of the season and his first career pick-six. He now has 12 career interceptions (three with Tampa Bay).
– The Buccaneers now have multiple interceptions returned for touchdowns this season, the first time since having three in 2014.
– Chicago had its third turnover of the first half in the second quarter, when DE Noah Spence sacked Cutler and forced a fumble that was recovered by LB Kwon Alexander. Spence now has four sacks on the season and two forced fumbles. The fumble recovery was the first of the year for Alexander and the second of his career.
– Spence’s four sacks this season are the second-most in the NFL among rookies. His four forced fumbles are tied for the third-most.
– Tampa Bay’s defense recorded its fourth takeaway of the first half when DE William Gholston forced a fumble from Bears RB Jordan Howard that was recovered by S Bradley McDougald at the Chicago 35-yard line and returned six yards to the Chicago 29-yard line. The forced fumble was the first of the season for Gholston and the second of his career. The fumble recovery was the first of McDougald’s career.
– The four first half takeaways are the most by a Buccaneers defense since 2007 (four vs. Washington, 11/25/07).
– On the ensuing possession, QB Jameis Winston drove the Buccaneers 29-yards in four plays, taking 2:04 and finishing the drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to TE Cameron Brate. The touchdown pass 40th of his career. At 22 years and 312 days old, Winston is the youngest player in NFL history to throw for 40 touchdowns.
– The touchdown reception was the fifth of the season for Brate. His five touchdown receptions are tied for the fourth-most by a tight end in a single season in team history.
– With the touchdown reception in today’s game, Brate has caught a touchdown in each of the past three contests, becoming the first Buccaneers tight end to have a touchdown reception in three consecutive games since Jerramy Stevens (12/23/07 at SF-9/21/08 at CHI) and the first tight end to do so in the same season since Dave Moore (11/2/97 at IND-11/16/97 vs. NE).
– Brate finished the game with seven catches for 84 yards, both career highs.
– On Tampa Bay’s final possession of the first half, the team drove 41 yards in eight plays, taking up 1:14, setting up a 30-yard field goal from K Roberto Aguayo.
– The Buccaneers opened the second half by driving 77 yards in four plays, taking up 1:55, ending in a 43-yard touchdown pass from Winston to WR Freddie Martino. The touchdown reception was the first of Martino’s career.
– Winston finished the game going 23-of-33 for 312 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 107.1. Winston now has two 300-yard passing games this season and four in his career.
– Winston has 2,349 passing yards this season, the most by a Buccaneers quarterback through nine games in franchise history.
– Winston has 19 touchdown passes this season, the most by a Buccaneers quarterback through nine game games in franchise history.
– In the first quarter, DT Clinton McDonald recorded a sack, bringing down Jay Cutler for a five-yard loss. McDonald now has 2.5 sacks on the year and 13.0 in his career (7.5 with Tampa Bay).
– DT Gerald McCoy and DE Robert Ayers combined to bring Cutler down for a seven-yard loss in the third quarter. McCoy now has 4.5 sacks this season and 40.0 in his career,
– Ayers added a sack in the third quarter, stripping Cutler in the end zone, resulting in a safety for the Buccaneers defense after the ball went out of the back of the end zone. Ayers now has 2.5 sacks this season and 28.0 in his career. The safety was the first for the Buccaneers defense since 2013 (Lavonte David, 11/11/13 vs. Miami).
– RB Doug Martin scored his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter, rushing in from one-yard out to complete a 17-play, 62-yard drive that lasted 9:05. Martin now has 21 career rushing touchdowns, tied for the fourth-most in franchise history.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• Tampa Bay has recorded at least one takeaway in ve consecutive contests. With a takeaway at Kansas City, the team would have six straight games with a takeaway.
• Tampa Bay recorded four takeaways against Chicago. With four or more takeaways at Kansas City, it would mark the rst time that the team has recorded four or more takeaways in consecutive games since 2007 (two games: 11/18/07 at ATL-11/25/07 vs. WAS). The Buccaneers would be the rst team in the NFL this season to post consecutive games with four or more takeaways.
• Tampa Bay recorded two interceptions against Chicago. With two or more interceptions at Kansas City, it would mark the rst time that the team has recorded two or more interceptions in consecutive games since 2013 (four games: 11/17/13 vs. ATL-12/8/13 vs. BUF).
• Tampa Bay recorded four sacks against Chicago. With four or more sacks at Kansas City, it would mark the rst time that the team has recorded four or more sacks in consecutive games since 2013 (two games: 9/8/13 at NYJ-9/15/13 vs. NE).
• Tampa Bay held Chicago to 283 yards of offense. If the Buccaneers hold Kansas City under 300 yards, it would mark the rst time that the team has held consecutive opponents under 300 yards since 2014 (two games: 11/23/14 at CHI-11/30/14 vs. CIN).
• Tampa Bay held Chicago to 200 yards passing. If the Buccaneers hold Kansas City under 200 passing yards, it would mark the rst time that the team has held consecutive opponents under 200 passing yards since 2014 (three games: 11/16/14 at WAS-11/30/14 vs. CIN).
• Tampa Bay has scored at least 24 points in each of the past four games. With 24 or more points at Kansas City, the team will have the second- longest streak of socring 24 or more points in franchise history (longest, six games: 10/14/12 vs. KC-11/18/12 at CAR).
TE Cameron Brate
• Brate has caught a touchdown in each of the past three games. With a touchdown reception against Chicago, he will have a touchdown reception in four consecutive games, marking the rst time a Buccaneers tight end has ever done so and the rst time that a Buccaneers player has done so since 2014 and it would match the longest streak in team history (Mike Evans, four games: 11/2/14 at CLE-11/23/14 at CHI).
• Brate has ve receiving touchdowns this season. He needs one more to tie Jimmie Giles (six in 1981) for third-most, two more to tie Giles (seven in 1979) for second-most and three more to tie Giles (eight in 1985) for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in a single season in team history.
LB Lavonte David
• David has 14.0 career sacks, and needs 4.0 more to pass Chris Washington (17.5 from 1984-88) for the second-most and 13 more to pass Broderick Thomas (26.5 from 1989-93) for the most sacks by a linebacker in franchise history.
• David has nine career interceptions, and needs one more to pass Cecil Johnson (nine from 1977-85) and Richard Wood (nine from 1976-84) for third-most and tie Dave Lewis (10 from 1977-81) for second-most, and 17 more to pass Derrick Brooks (25 from 1995-2008) for the most interceptions by a linebacker in franchise history.
WR Mike Evans
• Evans has eight touchdown receptions through the first nine games. If he records a receiving touchdown against Chicago, he will set a team record for touchdown receptions through 10 games (currently tied with Bruce Hill, eight in 1988.).
• Evans has 811 receiving yards this season and needs 17 more to pass Vincent Jackson (827 in 2012) for fth-most, 52 more to pass Joey Galloway (862 in 2005) for fourth-most, 53 more to pass Vincent Jackson (863 in 2012) for third-most, 79 more to pass Bruce Hill (889 in 1988) for second- most and 81 more to pass Keyshawn Johnson (891 in 2011) for the most receiving yards through the rst 10 games of the season in team history.
• Evans has eight receiving touchdowns this season. He needs one more to tie Mark Carrier (nine in 1989), Bruce Hill (nine in 1988), Kevin House (nine in 1981) and Mike Williams (nine in 2012) for fourth-most , two more to tie Joey Galloway (10 in 2005) for third-most, three more to tie Mike Williams (11 in 2010) for second-most and four more to tie his own franchise record for the most touchdown receptions in a single season in team history.
• Evans has 811 receiving yards this season. He needs 364 more to pass Keenan McCardell (1,174 in 2003) for 10th-most, 366 more to pass Kevin House (1,176 in 1981) for ninth-most, 383 more to pass Michael Clayton (1,193 in 2004) for eighth-most, 396 more to pass his own mark from 2015 (1,206) for seventh- most, 414 more to pass Vincent Jackson (1,224 in 2013) for the sixth-most, 438 more to pass Antonio Bryant (1,248 in 2008) for fth-most, 456 more to pass Keyshawn Johnson (1,266 in 2001) for fourth-most, 477 more to pass Joey Galloway (1,287 in 2005) for third-most, 574 more to pass Vincent Jackson (1,384 in 2012) for second-most and 611 more to pass Mark Carrier (1,422 in 1989) for the most receiving yards in a season in team history.
• Evans has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in each of his rst two seasons and, with 1,000 or more receiving yards this season, will join Vincent Jackson (2012-14) and Joey Galloway (2005-07) as the only players in team history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Galloway and Jackson are the only players in team history to total 1,000 or more receiving yards in three seasons, consecutive or otherwise. • With 1,000 or more receiving yards this season, Evans would join A.J. Green (2011-13), John Jefferson (1978-80) and Randy Moss (1998-2000) as the only players in NFL history to post 1,000 or more receiving yards in each of their rst three seasons.
• Evans has 3,068 receiving yards in his rst three seasons and needs 222 more this season to pass T.Y. Hilton (3,289 from 2012-14) for 10th-most, 252 more to pass Sterling Sharpe (3,319 from 1988-90) for the ninth-most, 324 more to pass Issac Bruce (3,391 from 1994-96) for eighth-most, 335 more to pass Anquan Boldin (3,402 from 2003-05) for seventh-most and 364 more to pass John Jefferson (3,431 from 1978-80) for the sixth-most receiving yards in a players’ rst three seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger.
• Evans has 23 receiving touchdowns in his rst three seasons and needs three more this season to tie Issac Curtis (26 from 1973-75) for 10th-most, four more to tie Dez Bryant (27 from 2010-12) for the ninth-most, ve more to tie Sammy White (28 from 1976-78) for seventh-most, six more to tie A.J. Green (29 from 2011-13) for seventh-most and seven more to tie Daryl Turner (30 from 1984-86) and Odell Beckham Jr. (30 from 2014-16) for the fth-most receiving touchdowns in a players’ rst three seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger.
• Evans has 23 career receiving touchdowns and one more to pass Bruce Hill (23 from 1987-1991) for seventh-most and two more to pass Dave Moore (24 from 1992-2001, 2004-06) for sixth-most and three more to tie Mike Williams (25 from 2010-13) for fth-most receiving touchdowns in franchise history.
RB Doug Martin
• Martin rushed for 1,402 yards in 2015 and, with 1,000 or more rushing yards this season, will join Errict Rhett (1994-95) and James Wilder (1984-85) as the only players in team history to record consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. • With 1,000 or more rushing yards this season, Martin will have three 1,000- yard rushing seasons, passing Warrick Dunn (2: 1998, 2000), Rhett (2: 1994, 1995) and Wilder (2: 1984, 1985) for the most such seasons in team history. • Martin has 11 100-yard rushing games as a Buccaneer and needs one more to pass Warrick Dunn (11 from 1997-2001, 2008) for second-most and four more to pass James Wilder (14 from 1981-89) for the most 100- yard rushing games in franchise history.
• Martin has 3,924 yards rushing yards as a Buccaneer and needs 1,046 more to pass Warrick Dunn (4,969 from 1997-2001, 2008) for third-most, 1,132 more to pass Mike Alstott (5,088 from 1996-2006) for second-most and 2,033 more to pass James Wilder (5,957 from 1981-89) for the most rushing yards in team history.
• Martin has 21 rushing touchdowns as a Buccaneer and needs one more to pass Reggie Cobb (21 from 1990-93) for fourth-most and three more to tie Errict Rhett (24 from 1994-97) for the third-most rushing touchdowns in franchise history.
• Martin has 4,844 yards from scrimmage as a Buccaneer and needs 126 more to pass Kevin House (4,969 from 1980-86) for sixth-most, 175 more to pass Mark Carrier (5,018 from 1987-92) for fth-most and 879 more to pass Michael Pittman (5,723 from 2002-07) for the fourth-most scrimmage yards in team history.
DT Gerald McCoy
• McCoy has ve career multi-sack games and needs one more to tie David Logan (six from 1979-1986) for the fth-most in franchise history and the third-most by a defensive tackle in team history.
QB Jameis Winston
• Winston has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of the past four contests. With two or more passing touchdowns at Kansas City, he will have ve consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes, the longest streak of his career and the longest for Tampa Bay since 2012 (Josh Freeman, six games, 10/14/12 vs. KC-11/18/12 at CAR).
• Winston has recorded a passer rating over 100 in each of the past two games. With a passer rating over 100 at Kansas City, he will have three consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes, the longest streak of his career and the longest for Tampa Bay since 2012 (Josh Freeman, ve games, 10/14/12 vs. KC-11/11/12 vs. SD).
• Winston threw for 312 yards against Chicago. With 300 or more passing yards at Kansas City, he will have consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards for the rst time in his career and the rst time for the Buccaneers since 2012 (Josh Freeman, two games, 10/14/12 vs. KC- 10/21/12 vs. NO).
• Winston has 19 touchdown passes through the rst nine games of the season. He needs two touchdown passes at Kansas City to tie Josh Freeman (21 in 2012) for the most touchdown passes through 10 games in team history.
• Winston has 2,349 passing yards through the rst eight games of the season. He needs 19 more to pass Vinny Testaverde (2,367 in 1988) for fth-most, 57 more to pass his own mark in 2015 (2,405) for fourth-most, 146 more to pass Brad Johnson (2,494 in 2003) for third-most, 157 more to pass Josh Freeman (2,505 in 2012) for second-most and 168 more to pass Josh Freeman (2,516 in 2011) for the most passing yards through 10 games in team history
• Winston has 19 touchdown passes this season. He needs one more to tie Brian Griese (20 in in 2004), Vinny Testaverde (20 in 1989) and Doug Williams (20 in 1980) for eight-most, two more to tie Trent Dilfer (21 in 1997 & 1998) for sixth-most, three more to tie Brad Johnson (22 in 2002) and his own mark in 2015 (22) for the fourth-most, six more to tie Josh Freeman (25 in 2010) for third-most, seven more to tie Brad Johnson (26 in 2003) for the second-most and eight more to tie Josh Freeman (27 in 2012) for the most passing touchdowns in a single season in franchise history.
• Winston threw 22 touchdown passes in 2015. With 20 or more touchdown passes in 2016, he would be only the third player in team history to have consecutive seasons with at least 20 passing touchdowns (also: Trent Dilfer, 1997-98; Brad Johnson, 2002-03).
• Winston has 41 touchdown passes through his rst two seasons and needs one more to tie Otto Graham for eighth-most (42 from 1946-47), ve more to tie Blake Bortles (46 from 2014-15) and Andrew Luck (46 from 2012-13) for seventh-most, six more to tie Andy Dalton (47 from 2011-12) for fth-most, 11 more to tie Peyton Manning (52 from 1998-99) and Russell Wilson (52 from 2012-13) for third-most, 12 more to tie Derek Carr (53 from 2014-15) for second-most and 27 more to tie Dan Marino (68 from 1983-84) for the most passing touchdowns by a player in their rookie and second seasons combined.
• Winston threw for 4,042 yards in 2015. With 4,000 or more passing yards in 2016, he will be the rst player in franchise history to have consecutive seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards.
• Winston has 6,391 passing yards through his rst two seasons. He needs 194 more to pass Joe Flacco (6,584) for 10th-most, 659 more to pass Drew Bledsoe (7,049 from 1993-94) for ninth-most, 677 more to pass Andy Dalton (7,067 from 2011-12) for eighth-most, 816 more to pass Ryan Tannehill (7,207 from 2012-13) for seventh-most, 866 more to pass Derek Carr (7,257 from 2014-15) for sixth-most, 904 more to pass Dan Marino (7,294 from 1983-84) for fth-most, 946 more to pass Blake Bortles (7,336 from 2014-15) for fourth-most, ,1,484 more to pass Peyton Manning (7,874 from 1998-99) for third-most, 1,529 more to pass Cam Newton (7,920 from 2011-12) for second-most and 1,805 more to pass Andrew Luck (8,196 from 2012-13) for the most passing yards by a player in their rookie and second seasons combined.
REGULAR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
QB Mike Livingston throws for 183 yards and two TDs, leading Chiefs to 28-19 win at Tampa Stadium (10/31/76)… Steve Spurrier throws for 212 yards and two scores, but Kansas City holds Bucs to 14 rushing yards on 21 carries… QB Doug Williams throws for 226 yards and two scores, leading Bucs to 30-13 win at Arrowhead (10/8/78)… Tampa Bay scores 20 points in the fourth quarter to break open 10-3 affair… Neil O’Donoghue boots a 19-yard FG with 8:50 left, lifting the Bucs to a 3-0 win in a driving Tampa rainstorm (12/16/79)… Tampa Bay ends its season at 10-6, clinching its first-ever NFC Central Division title… Chiefs amass just 58 yards on the ground and 46 yards through the air… RB Ricky Bell carries 39 times for 137 yards… RB James Wilder runs for 110 yards, but Chiefs RB Jeff Smith scampers 32 yards for a TD in the fourth quarter, lifting Kansas City to a 27-20 victory (10/26/86)… WR Jacquez Green catches seven passes for 164 yards vs. Kansas City (11/14/99)… QB Trent Dilfer passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the 17-10 win in 1999… TE Dave Moore catches a 35-yard touchdown pass vs. the Chiefs in the game… WR Antonio Bryant catches eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown (11/2/08)… RB Earnest Graham throws a touchdown pass to TE Alex Smith… WR Clifton Smith returns a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown… QB Josh Freeman throws for three touchdowns, including two to WR Vincent Jackson, in a Buccaneers 38-10 home victory (10/14/12)… DB Ronde Barber returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown, his 45th career interception and his eighth returned for a touchdown, then the eighth-most all-time, while standing as his 12th career fumble/interception return for a touchdown, then tied for the third- most in NFL history.
LAST REGULAR SEASON MEETING
Tampa Bay 38, Kansas City 10 (October 14, 2012)
TAMPA – Back at Raymond James Stadium following their bye week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs, coming out on top, 38-10. After Kansas City was held to a punt on the game’s opening possession, the Tampa Bay offense took the field and drove to the Chiefs’ 16-yard line. However, QB Josh Freeman was intercepted by Kansas City LB Justin Houston, who returned the ball 45 yards and into Tampa Bay territory. The Chiefs traveled into the Buccaneers’ red zone, but Tampa Bay S Mark Barron picked off QB Brady Quinn to end the scoring threat. The teams then traded punts before the Buccaneers put the first points on the board as Freeman hit WR Mike Williams with a 65-yard touchdown pass. The Chiefs responded with a seven-minute drive, moving the ball to the Tampa Bay 21, where K Ryan Succop connected on a 38-yard field goal attempt to make the score 7-3. On the following drive, the Buccaneers attempted a field goal of their own, but K Connor Barth’s 55-yard attempt hit the left upright. In the second half, the Buccaneers offense opened with a scoring drive, as RB Doug Martin took a Freeman pass for a 42- yard gain, setting up a 19-yard touchdown reception from Freeman to WR Vincent Jackson. With the score 14-3, Quinn and the Chiefs moved to the Tampa Bay 31, but Quinn tossed his second interception of the day, this time to S Ronde Barber. Barber took the pick – the 45th of his career – 78 yards for a touchdown. Opening the fourth quarter, Buccaneers P Michael Koenen’s punt was blocked, and in the ensuing scuffle, Koenen recovered the ball, but fumbled, and Kansas City LB Edgar Jones ran the ball in for the one-yard touchdown and 21-10 score. However, Tampa Bay quickly put the game away, scoring on its next three possessions. First, Barth hit a 27-yard field goal on a drive that was set up by a 62-yard reception from Freeman to WR Tiquan Underwood, which was followed by Jackson’s second touchdown catch of the day, as he hauled in a 17-yard pass from Freeman on the offense’s next drive. Finally, with the ball back to Tampa Bay after Kansas City turned over on downs near midfield, RB LeGarrette Blount took center stage, rushing 53 yards on four attempts to set up a final 12-yard run to the end zone, sealing the game on a 38-10 score.
AGAINST THE OPPOSITION
Below are highlights of how selected Buccaneers have performed during their careers against the Kansas City Chiefs.
P Bryan Anger: As a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, punted a career- high 11 times for a career-high 556 yards vs. Kansas City (9/8/13).
DE Robert Ayers: Registered a sack against Kansas City (1/1/12), as a member of the Denver Broncos.
CB Brent Grimes: Grabbed his first career interception, along with two passes defensed, as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, vs. Kansas City (9/21/08).
RB Doug Martin: Totaled 131 yards from scrimmage (76 rushing, 55 receiving) in his only career game against Kansas City (10/14/12).
LB Daryl Smith: In six career games against Kansas City (five with Jacksonville, one with Baltimore), has 37 tackles, four passes defensed, 2.5 sacks and one interception… Notched five tackles, one sack and one interception at Kansas City, while with Jacksonville (12/21/06)… With Jacksonville, had 1.5 sacks to go along with eight tackles, including two for loss vs. Kansas City (11/8/09).
CB Alterraun Verner: As a member of the Tennessee Titans, recorded 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble at Kansas City (12/26/10)… Tied a career high with three passes defensed vs. Kansas City (10/6/13), while with the Titans.
CONNECTIONS!! What the BUCS and CHEIFS players and coaches have in common!
FORMER BUCCANEERS KANSAS/MISSOURI TIES
- Chiefs Defensive Line Coach Tommy Brasher served as the Buccaneers’ • defensive line coach in 1990.
- Chiefs Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley • worked as the wide receivers coach for Tampa Bay from 1994-95.
- Chiefs Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach Al Harris originally entered the • NFL as a sixth round pick (169th overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
in the 1997 NFL Draft, spending his rookie season on Tampa Bay’s • practice squad.
FORMER CHIEFS •
- Buccaneers Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree spent three seasons (2006-
08) in the same role with the Chiefs.
- Buccaneers Center Ben Gottschalk originally entered the NFL with the
Chiefs in the 2014 offseason. •
- Buccaneers Safety Bradley McDougald originally entered the NFL with
Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter worked as the offensive coordinator for the University of Missouri from 1989-93. Buccaneers Special Teams Coordinator Nate Kaczor is a native of Scott City, Kansas.
Buccaneers Secondary Coach Jon Hoke worked as the defensive backs coach for the University of Missouri from 1994-98. Buccaneers Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Joe Vaughn played collegiately at Kansas and worked on the strength and conditioning staff.
Buccaneers Head Equipment Manager Brad Berlin held the same role at the University of Missouri from 1998-99. Berlin also earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Missouri. He is a native of Marshall. Missouri.
Buccaneers LB Lavonte David played at Fort Scott Community College before transferring to Nebraska.
Buccaneers S Bradley McDougald played collegiately at Kansas.
the Chiefs in the 2013 offseason. •
• Buccaneers T Leonard Wester played collegiately at Missouri
• Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter and Chiefs Head Coach Andy
Reid were on the same coaching staffs at both San Francisco State FLORIDA TIES
(1985) and Missouri (1989-91). • Chiefs DL Jaye Howard is a native of Apopka and played collegiately
- Buccaneers Quarterbacks Coach Mike Bajakian was the Offensive at Florida.
Coordinator & Quarterbacks coach while Chiefs TE Travis Kelce • Chiefs T Jah Reid is a native of Haines City and played collegiately
played for the Bearcats (2011-12). at Central Florida.
- Chiefs Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub held the same role • Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson played collegiately at Florida.
from 2004-12 with Chicago, working with the following Buccaneers • Chiefs K Cairo Santos is a native of St. Augustine.
coaches: Mike Bajakian (Offensive Quality Control, Wide Receivers, • Chiefs LB Terrance Smith played collegiately at Florida State. 2004-06), Jon Hoke (Defensive Backs, 2009-12) and Tim Spencer • Chiefs WR Albert Wilson is a native of Port St. Lucie. (Running Backs, 2004-12). • Chiefs LB Ramik Wilson is a native of Tampa.
STAFF CONNECTIONS FORMER COLLEGE TEAMMATES
- Buccaneers Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree’s son Taylor Embree • Buccaneers P Bryan Anger and Chiefs OL Mitchell Schwartz were
works as a Defensive Assistant for the Chiefs. teammates at California.
- Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid held the same title for the Philadelphia • Buccaneers K Roberto Aguayo, QB Jameis Winston and Chiefs LB
Eagles while Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht (2003-07), Terrance Smith were teammates at Florida State.
Director of Player Personnel John Spytek (2005-09) and National • Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III and Chiefs WR Demarcus Scout Andy Speyer (2002-12) worked in the Eagles front office. Robinson were teammates at Florida.
• Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker and Chiefs S Eric Berry were teammates at Tennessee.
GET TO KNOW THE COACH: ANDY REID
Andy Reid enters his fourth season at the helm of the Chiefs in 2016. He was hired as the club’s 13th head coach in franchise history on January 7, 2013. Reid joined the Chiefs after 14 seasons as Head Coach/ Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Philadelphia Eagles where he compiled a 130-93-1 (.583) regular season record. He added six division titles, ve NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. In his coaching career, Reid’s teams have made
the playoffs 17 times (20-16 record), and he has coached in three Super Bowls and eight NFC Championship Games. He owns three NFL Coach of the Year titles
In 2015, Reid’s Chiefs rattled off 10 consecutive regular season wins to nish 11-5 and earn a playoff berth for the second time in his three seasons with the club. The Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 30-0 in an AFC Wild Card game in Houston marking the team’s rst playoff win in 22 years. The club’s 10 straight wins after starting just 1-5 marked the greatest turnaround in a single season in NFL history. Reid’s efforts earned him AFC Coach of the Year honors.
Among active head coaches through the end of the 2015 season, Reid ranks third in regular season wins, trailing only Bill Belichick and Jeff Fisher. While compiling his 10-9 postseason record with Philadelphia, Reid led the Eagles franchise to one Super Bowl appearance, a game that saw Philadelphia fall by a mere eld goal to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX following the 2004 season. Reid guided Philadelphia to nine playoff appearances during his 14-year tenure in the City of Brotherly Love. During that time period, only Indianapolis (12) and New England (10) had more postseason appearances than the Eagles.
During his seven years with the Packers, Reid served as the tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach (1992-96) and as quarterbacks coach (1997-98). In his span with the Packers, the team reached the playoffs six times and represented the NFC twice in back-to-back Super Bowls, defeating New England in Super Bowl XXXI and falling to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII.
Prior to joining the NFL ranks, Reid’s nal collegiate stop was also in the Show-Me State as he coached the offensive line at the University of Missouri (1989-91). Prior to his stint with the Tigers, Reid spent two years working with the offensive line at the University of Texas – El Paso, and before that, he held the same position with Northern Arizona. In 1983, Reid took the position of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at San Francisco State, helping the Gators lead the nation in passing and total offense for three consecutive years (1983-85).
A tackle and guard at Brigham Young University from 1979-81, Reid entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at BYU under Head Coach LaVell Edwards in 1982. It was in that time at BYU that Reid began his association with Holmgren, who served as the quarterbacks coach for the Cougars. While at BYU, Reid earned both a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in professional leadership in physical education and athletics.
A native of Los Angeles, Reid prepped at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles and went on to go to Glendale (Calif.) Junior College before attending BYU. In 2012, Reid was inducted into the Marshall High School Athletic Hall of Fame and was named to the Glendale Junior College Hall of Fame in 2003.
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