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: April 16, 2012, 09:44:37 PM


What Buccaneer could have been great if not for an injury or certain circumstances that derailed his promise? I caught myself wondering about this when I thought of Horace Copeland. He was looking like a very promising deep threat that could have been special if not for a freak injury.  I always wondered how good Craig Erikson might have been if not for Trent Dilfer falling to us and Wyche drafting him.  Its not that Erickson was so talented, but he was a good leader, and was developing a good chemistry with the guys around him.  Any thoughts?

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#1 : April 16, 2012, 09:48:03 PM

Thomas Jones would have been the Bucs all time leading rusher if the $ would have been right! Just my .2

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#2 : April 16, 2012, 09:48:44 PM

Nathan Wonsley

That dude was so damn exciting to watch.    Lightning in a bottle.   To have him sustain a neck injury on kick teams right when he was emerging as a running back was sickening.



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#3 : April 16, 2012, 09:48:50 PM

Dare I say Bo Jackson? That would fall under the circumstance area of your question...I believe!

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#4 : April 16, 2012, 09:50:06 PM

Dave Lewis, the linebacker from the late 70s.  The guy was awesome for several years, earning a Pro Bowl berth in his fourth year (after three straight deserving seasons).  Dude fell off after that though.  Can't remember if it was injuries, attitude, or just the natural selection of the league.


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#5 : April 16, 2012, 09:50:18 PM

Thomas Jones would have been the Bucs all time leading rusher if the $ would have been right! Just my .2

The $$ was right...GruAllen just chose to give it to a broken down Garner instead.

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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#6 : April 16, 2012, 09:52:02 PM

Nathan Wonsley

That dude was so damn exciting to watch.    Lightning in a bottle.   To have him sustain a neck injury on kick teams right when he was emerging as a running back was sickening.



I'm so glad you mentioned him.  I almost mentioned him when I started the post, but decided to keep it short.  Good choice.

I would also mention Aaron Sears.  Too bad he went off.

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#7 : April 16, 2012, 09:52:34 PM

Dave Lewis, the linebacker from the late 70s.  The guy was awesome for several years, earning a Pro Bowl berth in his fourth year (after three straight deserving seasons).  Dude fell off after that though.  Can't remember if it was injuries, attitude, or just the natural selection of the league.

He was awesome until drugs took over his life (from what I've read).



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#8 : April 16, 2012, 09:55:07 PM

Thomas Jones would have been the Bucs all time leading rusher if the $ would have been right! Just my .2

The $$ was right...GruAllen just chose to give it to a broken down Garner instead.

Bad bad memories glad that chapter is done!

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#9 : April 16, 2012, 09:57:05 PM

The mistake was not letting Thomas Jones go, it was letting Warrick Dunn go.   Jones was not a fit for the Bucs offense.   Dunn would be in the Hall of Fame had they kept him.   His numbers would have been unreal.


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#10 : April 16, 2012, 09:58:53 PM

The mistake was not letting Thomas Jones go, it was letting Warrick Dunn go.   Jones was not a fit for the Bucs offense.   Dunn would be in the Hall of Fame had they kept him.   His numbers would have been unreal.

They're already pretty unreal... 15,000 yards from scrimmage and 64 touchdowns.  Incredible.


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#11 : April 16, 2012, 09:59:47 PM

Dunn was a helluva back. 


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#12 : April 16, 2012, 10:00:10 PM

Does Steve Young count?


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#13 : April 16, 2012, 10:03:32 PM

Does Steve Young count?

Yup.  Another case of a good leader getting bumped for the "next great thing" first round draft pick.

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#14 : April 16, 2012, 10:04:54 PM

How about Clifton Smith?
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