Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the NFL for the 1976 season, along with the Seattle Seahawks. The franchise went winless in the debut and is one of two teams to not register a single win over the course of a regular season. However, as it was their debut year, fans looked past this as the team had to settle down.
They started off in the AFC before joining the NFC where they won their first football games only towards the end of their second season. The statistic makes their divisional triumph in the third season that much more astounding.
In 2020, the franchise signed free agent quarterback Tom Brady. The signing bolstered their squad, and in the eyes of analysts, it would serve as the missing link between a strong team and a unit that could make it to the post-season. Another new signing was a three-time Super Bowl-winning tight end, Rob Gronkowski.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2019 season in second place with a 7-9 record. They play in one of the most stacked divisions on the NFL alongside the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Owner
The Glazer family serves as the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Malcolm Glazer purchased the club 25 years ago ahead of the 1995 NFL season. It was under the Glazers that the franchise ended its 18-season divisional title drought and 15-year postseason drought.
In the third season of their new owners, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left the Tampa Stadium and settled at the newly constructed Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Achievements
The Buccaneers have claimed one Super Bowl win. They beat Oakland Raiders to conclude the 2002 NFL season. The 2002 season also marked Tampa Bay’s only NFC Championship victory to date.
The franchise has claimed its divisional title three times. The first of these came in its third season in professional football. They achieved sporadic success winning their NFC East division just two more times before the turn of the millennium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers built on their Super Bowl success and won the NFC South two more times in 2005 and 2007.
The Florida-based team has made it to the NFL post-season on 10 occasions, but is yet to advance in over 13 seasons.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have remained true to their name and incorporated it into their logos right from their inception. The franchise’s first logo from 1976 to 1996 featured a character dressed like a buccaneer with a dagger in his mouth. The colors of orange and red blended to form the design.
Ahed of the 1996 NFL season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers opted for a logo with the pirate ship staple from popular culture. It featured a flag with rips in strategic places and the trademark skull and crossbones. At the intersection of the crossbones, the designers left an orange football.
The logo structure has remained, with only the colors changing on a couple of occasions. First, the franchise lightened the maroon flag to make it red and eliminated the rips on the flag. The color of the football is lightened. Ahead of the 2020 NFL season, the franchise opted for a darker logo, which is reminiscent of the 1996 to 2013 version.
Every single version of their logo has stayed true to their team colors of red, orange, and black.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a 53-player roster for the 2020 NFL season. This comprises three quarterbacks, four running backs, six wide receivers, four tight ends, nine offensive linemen, six defensive linemen, nine linebackers, nine defensive backs, and three special team players.
|Quarterbacks||12 Tom Brady
11 Blaine Gabbert
4 Ryan Griffin
|Running Backs||28 Leonard Fournette
27 Ronald Jones
25 LeSean McCoy
30 Ke’Shawn Vaughn
|Wide Receivers||13 Mike Evans
14 Chris Godwin
18 Tyler Johnson
85 Jaydon Mickens
10 Scott Miller
17 Justin Watson
|Tight Ends||84 Cameron Brate
87 Rob Gronkowski
80 O. J. Howard
88 Tanner Hudson
|Offensive linemen||65 Alex Cappa G
73 Joe Haeg T
66 Ryan Jensen C
74 Ali Marpet G
62 A.Q. Shipley C
76 Donovan Smith T
64 Aaron Stinnie G
72 Josh Wells T
78 Tristan Wirfs T
|Defensive linemen||94 Khalil Davis DE
92 William Gholston DE
56 Rakeem Nuñez-Roches NT
79 Pat O’Connor DE
93 Ndamukong Suh DE
50 Vita Vea NT
|linebackers||58 Shaquil Barrett OLB
57 Quinton Bell OLB
48 Jack Cichy ILB
54 Lavonte David ILB
49 Cam Gill OLB
51 Kevin Minter ILB
98 Anthony Nelson OLB
90 Jason Pierre-Paul OLB
45 Devin White ILB
|Defensive backs||26 Andrew Adams FS
24 Carlton Davis CB
35 Jamel Dean CB
32 Mike Edwards FS
39 Parnell Motley CB
23 Sean Murphy-Bunting CB
29 Ryan Smith CB
33 Jordan Whitehead SS
31 Antoine Winfield Jr. FS
|Special teams||8 Bradley Pinion P
3 Ryan Succop K
97 Zach Triner LS
Achievements and History
|President||Darcie Glazer Kassewitz|
|Head Coach||Bruce Arians|
|Location/Stadium||Raymond James Stadium|
|Championships||Conference championships (1)
Division championships (6)
NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999
NFC South: 2002, 2005, 2007
|Super Bowl||1: 2002 (XXXVII)|
|Official website||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
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