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: November 23, 2006, 12:24:17 PM

I always liked Ervin Randle and even though most didn't, I always liked Broderick Thomas. I remember being at one of their first training camp practices, when they first got Hardy Nickerson and he got in a fight on the third play because the defense had no intensity. I knew right then that they were finally going to be a good team. I will always love Hardy for bringing that winning attitude to the Bucs. If they ever do a ring of honor, I believe he should be the first one entered. He did for us what Reggie White did for Green Bay, in that he was the first major free agent to sign with us.

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#1 : November 23, 2006, 10:42:06 AM

What, no Alvin Harper?  :D
All this talk of the old days makes me all warm and fuzzy! Even though the bucs were absolutely awful at times, the thought of these guys and the orange uniforms still makes me smile. But it sure was hard watching them for a stretch. Younger fans don't know the pain of 14 losing seasons in a row. Yikes.




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#2 : November 23, 2006, 10:35:01 AM

What about Charles Lee?

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#3 : November 23, 2006, 01:23:40 AM

Even though most would say that the Buccaneers sucked back in the day they still had some of the best offensive fire power that this team has ever had back in the 80's

James Wilder
430 career catches for 3492 yards and 9 touchdowns
1575 attempts for 5957 yards 37 tiuchdowns
Wilder ranks first in Buc history in receptions and rushing yards and is second in rushing touchdwons

Mark Carrier
321 career catches for 5018 yards and 27 touchdowns
Carrier ranks 1st in franchise receiving yards/ 2nd in receptions and 3 in touchdowns in team history

Kevin House
286 career catches for 4928 yards and 31 touchdowns
House ranks second in receiving yards and second in touchdowns in team history

Jimmie Giles
279 career catches for 4300 yards and 34 touchdowns
Giles ranks third in receiving yards and first in receiving touchdowns

Compared to the last 15 years worth of Buccaneer players on offense these guys still hold all the records but the touchdown mark that is held by Mike Alstott.

what is amazing is that the team does not recongize these players more in there history. The best offensive weapons this team has ever seen.

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Great players cost a lot of money but help win games. High-priced players - a byproduct of poorly run front offices with bad scouting departments - only cost a lot of money.
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#4 : November 23, 2006, 08:24:09 AM

Dal, my guess would be when he played and the bottom two lines on his stats:

 1976 tam |  12 |     2      2    1.0    0 |    30    390  13.0    6 |
| 1977 tam |  14 |     2     -2   -1.0    0 |    34    655  19.3    3 |
| 1978 tam |  16 |     0      0    0.0    0 |    32    640  20.0    5 |
| 1979 tam |  16 |     0      0    0.0    0 |    20    377  18.9    0 |
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|  TOTAL   |  62 |     4      0    0.0    0 |   116   2062  17.8   14 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Morris Owens never finished in the top 10 in any major category.



Morris Owens is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category.







Now, Lawrence Dawsey seemed likie he would be the best until the injury.  What a shame, he had some nice skill.






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#5 : November 23, 2006, 08:04:09 AM

If you talk of greats, you must have Paul Gruber and Lee Roy Selmon listed.  Even though my early favorites were Kevin House and Giles. 

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#6 : November 23, 2006, 07:04:55 AM

I'm still mad at Carrier for leaving and going to the Panthers.    I love the other 3 though!   Giles was far and away the best TE we've ever had here.

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#7 : November 23, 2006, 12:53:01 PM

Ricky Bell - even though it was such a short time he had SSSOOOO much potential
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