1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head coach Richard Williamson
General manager Phil Krueger
Owner Hugh Culverhouse
Home field Tampa Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Team MVP LB Broderick Thomas

The 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an 6–10 season. In Richard Williamson's first full season as coach the Buccaneers started by losing their first five games, on the way to another last place 3–13 season. Among the major disappointments was quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who was replaced by Chris Chandler at quarterback early in the season, who passed for 1,994 yards and eight touchdown passes to 15 interceptions. Following the season Coach Williamson would be fired and replaced by Sam Wyche.

Tax records would later show that the Buccaneers were one of the most profitable teams during this time, even though owner Hugh Culverhouse announced the Bucs were losing money and needed to play games in Orlando, Florida to get income. Such records revealed Culverhouse ran the Bucs as a profit first business, often releasing better players who would deserve big contracts.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Charles McRae  OT Tennessee
3 66 Lawrence Dawsey  WR Florida State
3 80 Robert Wilson  RB Texas A&M
4 93 Tony Covington  DB Virginia
5 120 Terry Bagsby  LB East Texas State
5 136 Tim Ryan  OG Notre Dame
6 147 Rhett Hall  DT California
7 174 Calvin Tiggle  LB Georgia Tech
8 207 Marty Carter  DB Middle Tennessee St
9 233 Treamelle Taylor  WR Nevada
10 260 Pat O'Hara  QB USC
10 265 Hyland Hickson  RB Michigan State
11 287 Mike Sunvold  DT Minnesota
12 314 Al Chamblee  LB Virginia Tech
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs – Hank Kuhlmann
  • Quarterbacks – Morris Watts
  • Receivers – Tim Harkness
  • Offensive Line – Carl Mauck
  • Offensive Assistant – Tom Schertz
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kent Johnston

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Roster[edit]

1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Regular season
Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff[a] Game site TV Attendance Record
1 September 1, 1991 at New York Jets L 16–13 1:00 The Meadowlands CBS 61,204 0–1
2 September 8, 1991 Chicago Bears L 21–20 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 65,625 0–2
3 September 15, 1991 at Green Bay Packers L 15–13 1:00 Lambeau Field CBS 58,114 0–3
4 September 22, 1991 Buffalo Bills L 17–10 4:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 57,323 0–4
5 September 29, 1991 at Detroit Lions L 31–3 1:00 Pontiac Silverdome CBS 44,479 0–5
6 October 6, 1991 Philadelphia Eagles W 14–13 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 41,219 1–5
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1991 at New Orleans Saints L 23–7 1:00 Louisiana Superdome CBS 68,591 1–6
9 October 27, 1991 Green Bay Packers L 27–0 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 40,275 1–7
10 November 3, 1991 at Minnesota Vikings L 28–13 1:00 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome CBS 35,737 1–8
11 November 10, 1991 Detroit Lions W 30–21 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 37,742 2–8
12 November 17, 1991 at Atlanta Falcons L 43–7 1:00 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium CBS 41,274 2–9
13 November 24, 1991 New York Giants L 21–14 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 63,698 2–10
14 December 1, 1991 at Miami Dolphins L 33–14 1:00 Joe Robbie Stadium CBS 51,036 2–11
15 December 8, 1991 Minnesota Vikings L 26–24 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 41,091 2–12
16 December 14, 1991 at Chicago Bears L 27–0 12:30 Soldier Field CBS 54,719 2–13
17 December 22, 1991 Indianapolis Colts W 17–3 1:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 28,043 3–13

Notes:

a All times in North American Eastern Time. (UTC–4 and UTC–5 during Standard Time)

Season summary[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 13 0 13
• Buccaneers 0 0 0 14 14
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Tampa Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 77°F; wind 8

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Detroit Lions 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 339 295 W6
(4) Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 7–1 9–3 299 269 L1
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 3–5 8–6 301 306 L1
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 3–5 3–9 273 313 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 0 .188 1–7 2–10 199 365 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1991 Stats, History, Awards and More". Archived from the original on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  2. ^ 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media Guide. pp. 44–46. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Oct-20.

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