1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
|1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|
|Head coach||Sam Wyche|
|General manager||Rich McKay|
|Home field||Tampa Stadium|
|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|
1993 was mostly seen as a rebuilding year for coach Sam Wyche 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; the Buccaneers were 3–8 in these games.
Prior to the season they drafted John Lynch who would become one of the most popular players of all time in Tampa.
|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".
|1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
|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|
|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|
|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|
- = blacked out locally
|Green Bay Packers||9||7||0||.563||340||282||L-1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||11||0||.313||237||376||L-1|
- Williams, Charean (6 December 1994). "Victories Have Wyche Wishing For More Time". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- Tampa Bay played Detroit, Minnesota and Green Bay twice each, as well as Giants, 49ers, Chiefs, Raiders and Broncos: Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, in games against playoff teams only, sorted by most games in season matching criteria
- 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media Guide. pp. 44–46. Retrieved 2010-04-12.