On Friday night, NFL Network revealed 14 defensive linemen and 12 linebackers on the NFL's All-Time Team. In 1976, the Buccaneers went 0-14, suffering through blowout after blowout. I mean, he was unblockable. Lavonte David Devin White Kevin Minter Jack Cichy Noah Dawkins Chapelle Russell. ...I've been very fortunate to have some great coaching and even though I may not listen in meetings, I do listen on game day. Bruce Arians . Employing the 3-4 defense from 1977 through 1990 forced the Bucs to emphasize the inside linebacker position, and they generally did a fine job of finding the necessary talent. It seems the Bucs and Chargers weren't the only teams interested in acquiring Tom Brady this offseason. Cris Collinsworth: When free agency came around, everybody said that the free agents would only go to L.A. or New York or Miami and he was one of the first ones ever to sign and when he went to Green Bay, it shook up everything. And that was very important in terms of how I played "rush the passer.". Below you will find brief accounts of nine players whom we have nominated for the two inside linebacker spots on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Team. Won a lot with his first step and then, if the tackle was off-balance, then he could power him or come back underneath. He had that same kind of passion every day, every minute. Ray Lewis: I don't think people really realized how big Reggie was. I watched him, he played by formations -- what are the possibilities -- and the position of the fullback or halfback would tell him that. Played with a lot of power and physicality ...he was a big presence in the middle and a big personality, too. Tampa Bay's starting trio of linebackers features two Pro Bowlers still very much in their prime and another young player that was an extremely pleasant surprise as a rookie. You could play the run, you could play the pass, you could blitz. Has Adarius Taylor done enough to be re-signed? Shelton Quarles, who owns the longest scoring play in franchise history, is the latest in a long line of outstanding Buccaneer inside linebackers. Selected by the Chicago Bears in 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Illinois, 1963-1964... Born December 9, 1942, in Chicago, IL. Selected in the 14th round (No. Extremely fast, strong with cat-like reflexes. He's like, 'how is he doing that? He was 90. All-Time Lists. The middle linebackers in Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defense look to be a prominently featured group in 2019 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 30 Greatest Players of All Time ; 15 Best Running Backs of All Time; Game Day Grub; More More. Of all his other scores, only Roberts’ shuttle time of 4.26 seconds falls outside of the “Great” category of 8.0 or higher. “I tell those guys all the time, don’t be scared of missing a play. Selected by the Buffalo Bills with No. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. Seasons: 45 (1976 to 2020 ) Record (W-L-T): 274-429-1 Playoff Record: 6-9. Even after the switch to a 4-3, the Bucs have filled their inside spot quite well, albeit with a smaller, swifter type of player. My father used to tell me, 'You have to be better than the next man just to be equal.' Never. In 1987, Tampa declared Steve Young a bust at quarterback, and promptly traded him to the 49ers for pennies on the dollar — Young went on to establish a Hall-of-Fame career in San Francisco. Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. Not only did Nickerson go on to play in five Pro Bowls as a Buccaneer, but he instantly shored up what had been a gaping hole on the Bucs' defense. I don’t care. The heart and soul of Tampa Bay’s defense lines up right in the middle of the formation. Recorded 10.0 or more sacks in NFL-record 13 seasons... Named to NFL's All-Decade Teams for 1980s & 1990s. Tweet; Share; x; Pin; Comment; Next 1 of 6 Prev post. Named to NFL's All-Decade Team for 1970s... Won two NCAA titles at Notre Dame, 1964, 1966... Born August 7, 1945, in Canton, OH. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history, has died. Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Bell (78) sacks Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr (15) during Super Bowl I, a … Next 1 of 11 Prev post. Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1st round (2nd overall pick) of 1975 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Maryland, 1973-1974, winning Lombardi Award (best lineman/LB) & Outland Trophy (best interior lineman), 1974... Born January 15, 1953, in Pittsburgh, PA. Belichick: How would you like to have Bob Lilly and then when he retires follow it with Randy White? Selmon and Richard 'Batman' Wood were at the middle of the great Buc defense of 1979, Jeff Davis was a tackling machine through most of the '80s and Scot Brantley, now a Bay area broadcaster, left behind a string of highlight-reel plays. You had great instincts, could handle the defense, you knew your team well, you knew what they could do and you certainly knew the opponent well and you know how to defend what they tried to do. Get Joe and we got to take our chances on Jack.'. Eventually, he started to put together, through the draft, some players that was like-minded. Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard expressed unity with head coach Mike Gundy in a video on Monday after threatening a boycott earlier in the day when he took exception to an OAN T-shirt worn by the coach. This is 11th installment of our ongoing effort to determine the Greatest Buccaneers at every position. (Note: Cecil Johnson and Winston Moss, two players who started portions of their Buccaneer careers at both inside and outside linebacker, were included in the voting for outside linebacker. Super Bowl XXXVII champion. I think Dick Butkus is a big reason. An original member of a championship team. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. We became believers. Lewis: Derrick is so calmly spoken but when he gets on the field, it's a different mentality. To appear on the list, the player must have been on the active roster for at least one regular season game, even if they did not play in that game. He was very quick off the ball, helmet or no helmet, he was a tough football player...Very fast off the edge, he was a defensive end that was not used much in coverage but he was a strong pass rusher and was very willing to take on blockers in the running game. It was stunning. All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team home page. Greene: Jack was quick, fast, very bright. Selected by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round of the 1953 NFL Draft... Born January 19, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA. Belichick: Joe Schmidt had an immediate impact in the league. He was very athletic. The NFL is revealing the 100 greatest players and 10 greatest coaches in NFL history. Selected by the Baltimore Ravens in 1st round (26th overall pick) in 1996 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Miami (FL), 1994-1995... Born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, FL. Roberts also came away with a “Poor” performance in the 3-cone test, finishing with a time of 7.2 seconds. You praying that he don't hurt you and he praying that he don't hurt you. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (34th overall pick) in the 1971 NFL Draft... Born December 23, 1948, in Johnstown, PA. Greene: Ham was just a special player. Conversely, two other players with similarly versatile careers, Shelton Quarles and Ervin Randle, are among the candidates below for inside linebacker.). With 5 of the 9 Tampa Bay linebackers on the roster set to hit free agency in March, Jason Licht and Bruce Arians have to question; who is worth keeping, and who should we add to the team? Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Roster. Elected to 9 straight Pro Bowls, 1968-1976. Lewis: My grandfather used to have me sitting down and understanding that nobody goes into Pittsburgh and wins. It was almost impossible to block him in part because of the length. And I'm watching this time after time again and now because I understand the science of it I'm watching you do this and I'm like they don't want this fight. I mean, he could get to the deep middle and he could get to the hashes. Offense, defense, special teams, wherever you wanted him to play, he would have been a great two-way player if he had played in the two-way era. He was a very good pass rusher, had excellent speed in pursuit. Like, I'm sick of seeing it. Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 7th round of the 1963 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American tackle at Minnesota, 1961-1962, and Outland Trophy winner as best interior lineman, 1962... Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, NC. Without further adieu, here are the top 10 linebackers of all-time for the Jets. Tampa Bay’s offense has exploded with Tom Brady playing at an MVP level. The head slap, rip [move], I borrowed that from Deacon. Missed only one game in 13 seasons... Excelled at intimidating passer, unofficially batted down 16 passes, 1967... 1st overall pick by Kansas City Chiefs in the 1963 AFL Draft... NAIA All-American at Grambling... Born September 10, 1940, in Gainesville, AL. Like a few other high pedigree very young linebackers that have entered the league in the last few years, it is all in the future for White. As we continue our selection of the Greatest Bucs, we're asking you once again to do the heavy lifting. Nickerson wasn't the first team MVP to come from that position (Dewey Selmon was the choice in 1978) and he wasn't the last Pro Bowl middle linebacker to represent the Bucs (that honor belongs to Shelton Quarles). Tremendous quickness off the ball. From a weakside backer, the way Derrick Brooks scans the field, some of his interceptions were on the opposite side of the hash, places that you don't supposed to come from if you're a weakside backer. The Bucs had switched from a 3-4 to a 4-3 front just two years prior and had tried unsuccessfully to fill the middle linebacker spot with Jesse Solomon and Darrick Brownlow. Mississippi State's Kylin Hill announced via social media on Monday that he will not be "representing this State" until the Mississippi state flag, which features the Confederate battle emblem, is changed. See who made the list. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. Belichick: Unblockable, a little bit like Randle. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise has had some luck within the NFL since getting into the league in 1976 and it has a minimum of one Tremendous Bowl – greater than one of the vital longer-existing groups. Tampa Bay Buccaneers' all-time Mount Rushmore: 4 best players in franchise history. Your vote will determine who makes the team at the position, although the results will not be announced until the entire team is revealed near the beginning of the 2004 season. If you shoot and you miss, you shoot and you miss. That time was good for 460th out of 891 linebackers to record a time in the 3-cone. © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. Seemed like you were always two steps ahead of the play that we were trying to run. Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice. With time to spare in the NFL offseason, I’ll take a look at the top 50 linebackers in the NFL in the modern era.. I’m only going to be looking at players drafted in 1970 or later. I told Brady if you throw that Y shape on Ray Lewis, I'm gonna cut you. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson as their first big-time foray into the NFL's new free agency system in 1993, it proved to be the perfect choice. He could also do the 4-3. Mudd was surrounded by family after suffering multiple injuries from a motorcycle accident in late July. Joe ran well and just really had a knack for the ball ...good all-around football player that just continued to make big plays on a very good defense. Lewis: His quickness and that first step, I would've adored to play behind that first step. by Ryan Pawloski 2 months ago Follow @RyanPawloski_12. Belichick: We used to say, as great as [Jack] Lambert was, 'Don't worry about Lambert. Greene: I recall him at Tampa, they played a three-man front. 60 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, and 1 Interception, I would definitely entertain … Howard Mudd, a former NFL lineman who coached in the league for 38 seasons, passed away Wednesday, his family announced. It was a stream of four, five, six plays where I didn't care about watching nobody else but actually watching his impact on hitting other men. In his 11 seasons with Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers legend was a five-time Pro Bowl selection in addition to earning two first-team All-Pro selections. Left click on top headings to sort by name, position, college, number of seasons, years played, number of games played or games started. Collinsworth: You were one of the nicest guys that nobody ever wanted to play against. 186 overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft... Born December 9, 1938, in Eatonville, FL. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The nonprofit will seek to groom coaches of color for upward mobility. Everybody's praying. Head Coach Jon Gruden details the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, discusses running back Devontae Booker, Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski and more. Led Buccaneers to eight winning records in 14 seasons... Heart of NFL's No. 21. Selected by Cowboys in 1st round (13th overall pick) of 1961 draft, the 1st pick in team history... Born July 26, 1939, in Olney, TX. Current team members are listed in bold. The NFL will present a pair of resolutions to increase coaching and GM opportunities for minorities this coming Tuesday during the owners' virtual meeting, Jim Trotter reports. ...LT's rookie year, I mean, this guy could do it all, OK? It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. At time when there is simply a need, a reserve is allowed because two players from different eras simply cannot be left off the list. Frustrated by the slow pace of minority hiring in college and professional football, Maryland's Michael Locksley has created the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. Sorting information. Sideline to sideline was what I was in awe with him about. Lavonte David might be the best linebacker in the NFL, and Devin White is one of the league’s most exciting young players at the position. Unanimous All-American, Lombardi Award (best lineman/LB) and Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) winner at Oklahoma, 1975... Born October 20, 1954, in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Helped power Buccaneers from 0-14 season as a rookie to No. In terms of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Team, however, the inside linebacker spot has been well-manned through most of franchise history. Selected by the Cleveland Browns in 1st round (11th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft... All-American tackle at Tennessee, 1952... Born May 8, 1930, in Humboldt, TN. That's why we're glad it's your job to choose the top two from that list, and not ours. And Brady said 'You know what if I throw that Y hook route on Ray Lewis, you deserve to cut me.' Overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebackers weren't bad. We recruited him at Cleveland in free agency. Known for unusual speed, strength, intelligence, recovery ability. Outstanding in pass coverage. One of the greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneers players is also one of the greatest NFL linebackers ever. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. I don't know if you could name another person that plays like John Randle. Lee Roy was, to me, the best "30" (3-4) defensive end of all. Ray, you're one of the most complete players that ever played the game ...hated playing against you. Selected by the New York Giants as the 1st round pick (2nd overall) in the 1981 NFL Draft... Born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, VA. Belichick: Well, I think I had the honor of coaching the greatest defensive football player in the history of the game. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is set to play out the final year of his contract, but things could get interesting for the eight-time Pro Bowler after this season. In fact, the field of candidates for the two inside linebacker spots on the All-Time Team is impressively deep. The Buccaneers tallied a convincing win over the Minnesota Vikings coming off their bye week. The Buccaneers placed specialists Ryan Succop, Bradley Pinion and Zach Triner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, which was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Tampa Bay Rays Team History & Encyclopedia. The Buccaneers' Week 15 list of protected practice squad players is the same as last week: K Greg Joseph, CB Herb Miller and G John Molchon. Did that boost their rankings? I'm proud, I'm happy, I'm content with the actions that I had on the football field. I mean, he was probably as big as the offensive linemen he was playing against then. Originally went undrafted, signed by Vikings as undrafted free agent after being undersized, entering league under 250 pounds... Born December 12, 1967, in Mumford, TX. Jim Trotter reveals the details of the 49ers' decision to split $1 million in grants among nine organizations to further the movement for social justice. Please review their qualifications and vote for two players in the poll to the right. He is widely regarded by his peers as one of the best all-around linebackers to ever play in the NFL. That's a pretty good group? Write for us; Facebook; Twitter; Jack … Played in six AFC championship games and won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers... Named 1976 NFL Defensive Player of Year. 1. He was 78. Sam Eguavoen Greene: I was a holdout my rookie year and I came into the team meeting and he said, 'Guys I want you to meet our first-round draft choice, Joe Greene,' I stood, 'Hi, fellas.' By Bailey Adams @BaileyJAdams22 Jul 23, 2020, 11:00am EDT / new 9-time All-Pro, 11-time Pro Bowler. He finished with 25 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns in 2002, the season in which Tampa’s defense powered the … Lewis: In 1986, I was 11 years old and my grandfather said, I want you to watch somebody, and I'm sitting there, and this TV comes on and it's LT. Very instinctive player. Football was fun for Junior Seau, it was work but it was fun ...everybody loved Junior and Junior loved everybody but he worked very hard, extremely hard ...when he stepped on the field, he was just one of those guys that just had an energy and had a vigor for the game that was truly unique and special. Collinsworth:Buck Buchanan is a monster. Comprehensive and up-to-date Tampa Bay Buccaneers news, scores, schedule, stats and roster One thing about Reggie was he was a religious person and I could understand it. Collinsworth: The Tasmanian devil, he was. One of the most celebrated linebackers of the 2000s, Urlacher set Chicago’s all-time tackle record with 1,353. Selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 2nd round (33rd overall pick) in the 1969 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Miami (Fla.), 1967-1968... Born November 1, 1947, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. … I’ll take that all day. And when he lined up against you, everybody's praying. ... Tampa Bay 1995-2008. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. And he says our goal is to win a Super Bowl ...there was some snickering in the back row, Chuck found the guy that was snickering; he was gone. And Jack's power, not only in the running game, in the middle, on the inside, his ability to cover, he could get very deep. The following is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time roster, browsable by last name or position. All-Time Lists. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. In terms of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Team, however, the inside linebacker spot has been well-manned through most of franchise history. He's that icon that every kid needs to research. Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. This is a list of the All-Time Roster of Tampa Bay Buccaneers players. Already you've selected two cornerbacks, two defensive ends, two outside linebackers, two safeties, two offensive tackles, two running backs, one center, one tight end, one punter and one special teams ace. Next: 10. He played the game the way a linebacker is always supposed to play the game. New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm stemming from a May 13 incident, according to an arrest warrant issued Thursday by the Miramar (Fla.) Police Department. You've recently made tough selections at such deep spots as running back and safety; now it's time to fill out the middle of the defense. Belichick: You deserve it, you had 17 great years, you might have been the smartest. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Time; REG 14 12/13 vs Vikings: 1:00 PM EST REG 15 ... Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets Find and buy tickets to all games BUY TICKETS Team Info. Played in 4 Super Bowls with Vikings... One of only 2 defensive players ever to win NFL MVP award, 1971... Posted 23 career fumble recoveries, 28 blocked kicks... 6-time 1st-team All-Pro. Didn't have much of a chance but he was a special guy, he really was. Every Friday night at 8 ET through Dec. 27, NFL Network will announce the latest members of the All-Time Team during a one-hour special hosted by Rich Eisen and featuring Bill Belichick and Cris Collinsworth. 1 overall pick in 1985 NFL Draft... Born June 18, 1963, in Norfolk, VA. Belichick: Bruce Smith was a great edge rusher. He is third all-time in tackles at USF ... McKenzie now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is on track to become only the second former Bull to play for Tampa's NFL team.) NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport sheds additional light on the courting of the star QB, who also drew interest from the Bears and Saints. Belichick: Gino was tall, 6-foot-4, 6-foot-5, 250 [pounds], ran well, really could dominant the line of scrimmage in both the running game and the passing game...Really a standout player on this Colts defense. Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in 1st round (4th overall pick) of 1969 NFL Draft... Born September 24, 1946, in Temple, TX. Joe Greene: He wore number 75, that's kind of why I wore 75. Lewis: Butkus created why you don't come in the middle of the field. Saw you do that against a lot of other people too. Me sitting next to "Mean" Joe Greene, me sitting next to LT, the forefathers of what nastiness means. 5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers of all time. But now, a new force to be reckoned with has emerged beside David. Still to come in June and July: guard, defensive tackle, wide receiver, kicker and quarterback. All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team: Nominated Inside Linebackers. Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. He did a little bit of everything on defense. 1971 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... First named All-Pro with two teams (1933-1934, 1936 with Bears, 1937 with Eagles)... Super-quick defensive first step, known as "The Offside Kid" for knack of reading snap counts... Fast, elusive, innovative on offense and inventor of many trick plays... Middle man on forward-lateral on Bears' game-winning TD in 1933 NFL Championship Game... Named to NFL's All-Decade Team for 1930s... Born October 8, 1909, in Bay City, MI. When Reggie got up under you, I'll never forget, my son was watching the Super Bowl and Reggie put his hand and was pushing the guy with one hand. It was contagious, he was a great, great teammate. 4 overall pick in the 1984 Supplemental Draft... Born December 19, 1961, in Chattanooga, TN. After all, there are greater areas of weakness up and down the roster. It looked like there was no way you could run through a hole because he was that wide to start with and if you tried to get through there, there was just no gap in there. Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round pick (50th overall pick) of the 1967 NFL Draft... Born August 21, 1945, in Clover, VA. Collinsworth: Inside, Willie Lanier looked like a guard. To review the positions discussed so far, visit the All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team home page. Belichick: Randle had a great first step as an inside rusher, which made him even more dangerous because he could go inside or outside of the guard or run through the guard. 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