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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise Information

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    Established: 1974
    Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
    Colours: Buccaneer red, pewter, orange & black 
    Hall of Famers: Lee Roy Selmon, Steve Young, Randall McDaniel, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks & Tim Brown
    Hall of Fame Coaches: Ron Wolf & Tony Dungy 
    Rivals: New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints & Carolina Panthers 
    Legends: Derrick Brooks, Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Doug Williams, Ronde Barber, James Wilder Snr, Mike Evans, Jimmie Giles & Hardy Nickerson 
    Retired Numbers: 55, 63 & 99
    Conference:  National Football Conference
    Division: NFC South
    Super Bowl Championships: 1: 2002
    Conference Championships: 1: 2002
    2019 Record: 7-9
    1st 2020 Draft Pick: #13 Trist Wirfs, OT, Iowa
    2020 Power Ranking: 8
    Team in a Tweet: Tom Brady, that is all.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the NFL following the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, as the newly united league intended to expand the number of teams from 26 to 28. Entering the league alongside the Seattle Seahawks, the two expansion teams debuted in the 1976 season. 

    Although initially competing in the AFC West division, the Buccaneers switched conferences with the Seahawks so that both expansion teams could play each other twice and every other NFL franchise once during their first two seasons.

    In their debut season, the Buccaneer became the only team in the Super Bowl area to go winless throughout a whole season. And after a 12-0 start to year two, the Buccaneers were on the verge of repeating themselves. 

    Thankfully for all involved, Tampa Bay defeated the New Orleans Saints 33-14 to secure their first NFL victory in week 13 of their second season. The Buccaneers would not have to wait nearly as long for win number two, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 17-7 the very next week, to close out the season with a 2-14 record. Both the Saints and the Cardinals fired their head coaches following the losses to Tampa Bay. 

    In 1979, the team would have its first winning season under inaugural head coach John McKay, as the franchise claimed their first NFC Central division title, after a 10-6 regular season. On the field, 1976 #1 draft pick, Lee Roy Selmon was named the 1979 Defensive Player of the Year leading the Buccaneers to their first playoff campaign. 

    In the franchise’s first playoff game the Bucs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in a 24–17 upset. Tampa Bay then hosted the NFC Championship Game the following week, where they were defeated 9–0 by the Rams.

    Despite claiming their second division title in 1981, Tampa Bay would have to wait another 16 seasons (14 with losing records) and 6 coaching changes to once again experience postseason success. 

    After winning five of the final seven games in Tony Dungy’s first season as head coach (1996), the Buccaneers came into the 1997 with an established defense and winning momentum. Off the back on a 5-0 start, Tampa Bay finished the season with a 10-6 record, their first winning season and playoff appearance since 1982. 

    In their return to the postseason the Buccaneers defeated the Lions 20-10 in the NFC Wildcard game to secure their first playoff victory since 1979. Tampa Bay were then defeated 21-7 the following week by the Green Bay Packers. 

    Only two years later, Tampa Bay secured a franchise record 11 win season, as Dungy led the Bucs to the third ranked overall defense in the league. Defensive tackle Warren Sapp was named the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

    The Buccaneers claimed their third division title, and faced off against the Washington Redskins in the divisional round of the playoffs. Following their 14-13 victory, Tampa Bay progressed to their first NFC championship game since 1979. The Bucs controversially lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams in a low-scoring NFC Championship Game, 11–6. 

    In his final two seasons in charge, Tony Dungy led the Buccaneers to 10-6 and 9-7 seasons respectively. Despite back to back playoff appearances, Tampa Bay failed to progress out of the Wildcard round both years.

    Following the 2001 31-9 playoff loss to the Eagles, Dungy was fired. The Buccaneers signed Raiders coach John Gruden prior to the 2002 season. As Gruden was the contracted head coach in Oakland, a deal was struck that included draft picks and cash to acquire Gruden’s services. 

    Revamping the sluggish existing offense and building upon the proven defense, Gruden led the 2002 Buccaneers to their most successful season in franchise history. Led by the number one ranked league defense, the Buccaneers recorded 12 wins from their 16 games to secure their 4th division title, with linebacker Derrick Brooks named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. 

    After defeating the 49’ers 31-6 in the divisional round, the Eagles awaited in the NFC championship game. The following week, cornerback Ronde Barber recorded a late interception which he then ran for a touchdown to seal the 27-10 victory against Philadelphia. Securing the franchise’s first NFC championship and first ever Super Bowl appearance.

    Tampa Bay faced off against Gruden’s former team, the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Putting the league’s number one ranked offense up against the league number one ranked defence in the final match of the season. 

    Gruden and the Buccaneers were victorious, winning Super Bowl XXXVII 48–21. Buccaneers safety Dexter Jackson was named Super Bowl MVP. Following the Super Bowl victory in just his first season, Gruden remained in Tampa Bay for the following six seasons with the mixed bag of results. 

    The Buccaneers recorded three losing seasons in the six year stretch, including a 4-12 season in 2006. Despite these results, Gruden also led Tampa Bay to the franchises fifth and sixth division titles in 2005 and 2006. Both of which resulted in Wildcard round playoff exits.

    After a 9-7 season in 2008, Gruden was fired, and a decade of mediocrity began in Tampa Bay. Between 2009 and 2019, the Buccaneers recorded nine losing seasons under four different coaches, with no playoff appearances. Following a 7-9 record in Bruce Arians first season as head coach (2019), the Buccaneers have embarked on one of the most transformative offseasons in NFL history. 

    Signing quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Leonard Fournette to bolster up an already stacked offensive unit. These offseason acquisitions have launched the Buccaneers into Super Bowl contention, as they strive to become the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    If you are a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

    Preview on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach: Bruce Arians

    At the end of the college football season in 1988, Bruce Arians began his coaching career at the NFL level. After multiple positions at five NFL franchises, Arians took over as the interim coach of the 2012 Indianapolis Colts, leading them to a 9-3 record from his 12 games and taking out the 2012 AP Coach of the Year, making him the first interim head coach to win the award. 

    Arians was then rewarded with a head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals where he had a 49-30-1 record from his five seasons, including two playoff appearances. After his retirement from Arizona, Arians took a year off before taking over the head coaching position with the Buccaneers. 

    Following a 7-9 debut season in Tampa Bay, Arians pulled off one of the biggest offseason moves in NFL history, signing Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski from New England. With a stronger offensive line, new quarterback and an array of offensive weapons, Arians and the Buccaneers are the biggest question mark team going into the 2020 season. 

    Preview on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Weapon: Tom Brady, QB

    Like Belichick, Tom Brady will be looking to prove that he can not only win, but be elite, without the help of his former coach. Despite their 20-year affiliation, the lack of contract commitment shown by the Patriots to Brady was the catalyst behind his decision to leave. 

    However, the relationship between Brady and his former coach began to fracture when Belichick refused to sign more offensive targets for Tom to throw to, despite Brady having taken pay cuts throughout his career to ensure roster strength. 

    Coming into 2020, Brady will be surrounded by more throwing options then he has ever had. With Pro Bowl wide receivers like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and tight ends such as former Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski as well as O.J. Howard and Cam Brate. 

    At 42 years of age, the question must be asked, whether Brady can still compete at an elite level. However, having thrown 4000+ yards and 20+ touchdowns in nine of his past 10 seasons, plus being the most successful player in NFL history, Tom Brady can’t be counted out.

    Preview on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Weapon: Shaquil Barrett, OLB

    Shaquil Barrett was one of few shining lights on the Buccaneers 29th ranked team defence coming out of the 2019 season. After five seasons and Super Bowl championship with the Denver Broncos, Barrett had a career year in his debut season with the Buccaneers. 

    Having only amassed 14.0 sacks in his five years with the Broncos, Barrett flourished in a starting position with the Bucs, setting new career highs with a league leading 19.5 sacks, 58 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 2 pass deflections, and 1 interception. Having earned the nickname ‘Sack’ Barrett, Shaquil was invited to the Pro Bowl, while being snubbed from the All Pro First Team, despite a statistically dominant season. 

    Having concluded his one year contract with the Buccaneers, Barrett was franchise tagged, meaning he will have to prove his consistency in 2020, to ensure a big pay day. As well as playing to earn a massive contract, a strong 2020 season will justify Barrett as one of the best edge rushers in the NFL.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting & Odds History

    Currently in possession of the second longest active playoff drought, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be looking to make a playoff push for the first time since 2007.

    After a 7-9 2019 season, the Buccaneers opened at +5000 to take out Super Bowl LV. Throughout the most recent offseason Tampa Bay have added a variety of weapons to improve their offense, most notably three time NFL MVP, six time Super Bowl champion quarterback, Tom Brady. 

    Following the acquisition of Brady, Tampa Bay became a top five Super Bowl contender, shortening from +4667 to +1267. The largest fluctuation across the league this offseason. 

    When the Buccaneers shocked the NFL world by reuniting Tom Brady with his Super Bowl Champion tight end Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay shortened even further to their current odds of +900.

    Although backed as a serious contender to take out Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers present value as the second favourite to take out the NFC South division. Currently +149. 

    The New Orleans Saints are currently the -116 favourites to take out the division. After opening at staggering -400, the Saints drifted after the signing of Tom Brady.

    Tampa Bay shortened from +800 to +200 after the signing six time Super Bowl champion QB. On the eve of his 21st season in his NFL, Tom Brady is still gaining interest as an MVP candidate. 

    After opening at +2800 to claim his fourth MVP award as a Patriot, Brady shortened to +1350 after signing with the Buccaneers, and is currently the 5th favourite to take out the award, at +1450. 

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their home games at the Raymond James Stadium. 

    Who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    The Glazier family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won one Super Bowl. 

    Who is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach?

    Bruce Arians is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing a four year deal with the team at the start of 2019. 

    Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Tampa Bay Buccaneers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers record?

    After losing their first game to division rivals, the New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won three straight to sit with a 3-1 record at the quarter way mark of the season. 

    Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win last night?

    Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are worth $2.2 billion.

    Who do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Arizona Cardinals play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    You can watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Buccaneers app. 

    Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the playoffs this year?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently leading the NFC South by one game over the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers. Given how weak the NFC East and North have started, the second place getter in the NFC South will likely get a wild card slot. 

    When do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play?

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Tampa Bay Buccaneers game? 

    For more details on the next Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finish the season?

    The Buccaneers finished third in the National Football Conference South in the 2019 NFL season. 

    How many games did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won seven games in the 2019 NFL season.