The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be announcing their 2011 Ring of Honor inductee on Wednesday morning at One Buccaneer Place. The Bucs have already inducted Hall of Fame DE Lee Roy Selmon and John McKay, the team's first coach, into the Ring of Honor over the past two years.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will announce their 2011 Ring of Honor inductee at 11:00 a.m. at a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. The Bucs started the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium two years ago with the induction of Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon, who was the team's number one pick in franchise history in 1976 and remains the Bucs' all-time leading sacker. Last year, the Bucs continued the tradition of recognizing the best from its 1979 NFC Central division championship team by inducting John McKay, the first head coach in franchise history.
Will the team continue to induct members from the early days of the Buccaneers when they wore orange and white uniforms in 1979 and the early 1980s with players like running back Rickey Bell, quarterback Doug Williams or tight end Jimmie Giles, or great players from the early 1990s like left tackle Paul Gruber or middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson, or will Tampa Bay start recognizing some of the franchise's greatest players that helped win Super Bowl XXXVII? Aside from Selmon, linebacker Derrick Brooks is regarded as the team's best player in franchise history. Is it time for the Bucs to leap forward and make him the third inductee into the Ring of Honor? Or will it be former Brooks' teammate, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, or perhaps one of the other two top coaches in franchise history, Tony Dungy or Jon Gruden?
The Bucs will reveal their decision tomorrow at One Buc Place. Check back with PewterReport.com on Wednesday for complete coverage.
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