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. 

Logo

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

Founded 1976
President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz
Conference NFC
Division NFC South
Head Coach Bruce Arians
Location/Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Championships Conference championships (1)

NFC: 2002

Division championships (6)

NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999

NFC South: 2002, 2005, 2007

Super Bowl 1: 2002 (XXXVII)
Official website Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mascot Captain Fear

 

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