1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head coach Sam Wyche
General manager Rich McKay
Owner Hugh Culverhouse
Home field Tampa Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers MLB Hardy Nickerson
AP All-Pros MLB Hardy Nickerson
Team MVP MLB Hardy Nickerson
Timeline
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< 1992 1994 >

The 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an 5–11 season.

1993 was mostly seen as a rebuilding year for coach Sam Wyche[1] who moved on without Vinny Testaverde and went with young quarterback Craig Erickson, another University of Miami alumnus who won a national championship as their quarterback.

The 1993 Buccaneers have the distinction of being the only team in NFL history to have played eleven games against teams that would go on to make the playoffs;[2] the Buccaneers were 3–8 in these games.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Prior to the season they drafted John Lynch who would become one of the most popular players of all time in Tampa.

Pick Round Player Position School
6 Round 1 Eric Curry Defensive End Alabama
34 Round 2 Demetrius DuBose Linebacker Notre Dame
60 Round 3 Lamar Thomas Wide Receiver Miami
82 Round 3 John Lynch Defensive Back Stanford
91 Round 4 Rudy Harris Running Back Clemson
104 Round 4 Horace Copeland Wide Receiver Miami
145 Round 6 Chidi Ahanotu Defensive Tackle California
176 Round 7 Tyree Davis Wide Receiver Central Arkansas
220 Round 8 Darrick Branch Wide Receiver Hawaii
224 Round 8 Daron Alcorn Kicker Akron

Daron Alcorn was the last player selected in the draft, commonly referred to as "Mr. Irrelevant".

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach/Director of Football Operations – Sam Wyche

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams/Tight Ends – George Stewart

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Brad Roll

[3]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Regular season
Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff[a] Game site TV Attendance Record
1 September 5, 1993 Kansas City Chiefs L 27–3 1:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 63,378* 0–1
2 September 12, 1993 at New York Giants L 23–7 1:00 Giants Stadium CBS 75,891 0–2
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 at Chicago Bears L 47–17 1:00 Soldier Field CBS 58,329 0–3
5 October 3, 1993 Detroit Lions W 27–10 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 40,794* 1–3
6 October 10, 1993 at Minnesota Vikings L 15–0 1:00 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome CBS 54,215 1–4
7 Bye
8 October 24, 1993 Green Bay Packers L 37–14 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 47,354* 1–5
9 October 31, 1993 at Atlanta Falcons W 31–24 1:00 Georgia Dome CBS 50,647 2–5
10 November 7, 1993 at Detroit Lions L 23–0 1:00 Pontiac Silverdome CBS 65,295 2–6
11 November 14, 1993 San Francisco 49ers L 45–21 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 43,835* 2–7
12 November 21, 1993 Minnesota Vikings W 23–10 8:00 Tampa Stadium ESPN 40,848* 3–7
13 November 28, 1993 at Green Bay Packers L 13–10 1:00 Lambeau Field CBS 56,995 3–8
14 December 5, 1993 Washington Redskins L 23–17 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 49,035* 3–9
15 December 12, 1993 Chicago Bears W 13–10 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 56,667* 4–9
16 December 19, 1993 at Los Angeles Raiders L 27–20 4:00 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum CBS 40,532 4–10
17 December 26, 1993 at Denver Broncos W 17–10 4:00 Mile High Stadium CBS 73,434 5–10
18 January 2, 1994 San Diego Chargers L 32–17 4:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 35,587* 5–11

Notes:

a All times in North American Eastern Time. (UTC–4 and UTC–5 during Standard Time)
  • = blacked out locally

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 298 292 W-2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 340 282 L-1
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 277 290 W-3
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 234 230 L-4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 237 376 L-1

References[edit]