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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their Super Bowl LV victory with a wildly fun boat parade through the city of Tampa along the Hillsborough River in front of thousands of screaming fans. From Rob Gronkowski twerking on the side of the boat to Tom Brady tossing the Lombardi trophy from his boat to the one occupied by receivers and tight ends, there was no shortage of memorable moments.

As the players made their way to the stage, many of them with victory cigars lit, the whole team was dancing in celebration after a well earned and historic Super Bowl win in their hometown.

Speeches were started off by the Glazer family, general manager Jason Licht, and head coach Bruce Arians, who emphatically stated that the Bucs were going to do it again next year. The speech was briefly interrupted as Vita Vea comically doused Arians with a cooler of water. 

Arians went on to say that they’d win again next season by bringing back their top players that are set for free agency this offseason. Those players in question are Lavonte David, Chris Godwin, Shaq Barrett and Ndamukong Suh. 

But that wasn’t the last we heard from the Bucs’ coach.

On the player’s side, things were kicked off by the linebacker duo of Devin White and David. While David spoke about how he wants to come back Tampa Bay, Arians interrupted him and enthusiastically stated, “You’re ass ain’t going nowhere.” 

Next up were star wide receivers Mike Evans and Godwin as they gave their appreciation for the fans and everyone in the organization. That’s when Arians took the mic once more to say that Godwin wouldn’t be going anywhere.

It was the defensive line’s turn to speak next as a fired up Jason Pierre-Paul talked about how much he enjoys playing in Tampa, citing that he also played his college football here. Barrett went on to start a “World Champs” chant as he stated that he’s coming back next season. This was supported by his head coach again.

“You’re ass ain’t going nowhere neither,” Arians said.

Following some words from Vea and Ndamukong Suh, who Arians for the last time said wasn’t going anywhere, the party was back on for the Bucs even after the ceremony wrapped up. It was certainly a moment that Bucs’ fans will have on their minds for a long time.

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plopes808
4 months ago

Time for Licht and Spyteck to earn their checks and work their cap magic!

Alldaway 2.0
4 months ago

I think they planned all along to keep them in the fold. The challenge will be building depth with the remaining cap space. It looks like the draft and UDFA will have to do. I guess trading down from the #32 pick would be a good idea after all.

BuccaneerBlood
4 months ago

Love our team and seeing all of them enjoying the moment! Superbowl Champs! And Bruce is loving it! Who wouldnt want to have a drink with that man lol.

Spitfire
4 months ago

That’s great! I think they will easily find a way to move some money around to keep who they need to keep and who wants to stay.

bucballer
Reply to  Spitfire
4 months ago

Yep, I believe ur right. I’m sure Brady will make a call or two if we have to replace a player or two.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Spitfire
4 months ago

I am pretty sure everyone on the roster wants to stay – who wouldn’t? Nothing better for a NFL player than to be part of not only a winning team and reigning champions, but also a team led by the GOAT, and a great family-like locker room with great coaches. In order to do that I expect everyone will be willing to settle for less pay as necessary. Obviously the Bucs need to extend Tom Brady – and I’ve read that just doing that alone, with the way that the Bucs structure their contracts with signing bonuses, will free up… Read more »

bucballer
4 months ago

That’s not what I saw. In fact, the only player mentioned that BA didn’t say was coming back was wearing Orange #12, which just happened to be Shaq…BA actually stepped up to near the microphone and said, “and u ain’t going anywhere either.” He said this to Godwin, David and I believe Suh… he did not say the same to Shaq. I’m not saying he won’t resign or that BA doesn’t want #58 to resign. He just did not say so in today’s celebration.

MikeJ813
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

He did say it to shaq too

bucballer
4 months ago

If u get the chance. U have to search…Tom Brady drunk. It’s a classic! It briefly shows Brady getting off his boat and arriving at Convention Center. It’s just awesome! Brady is being escorted by somebody and he has this Stevie Wonder look on his face! Congrats to the GOAT and our Bucs!

chefboho
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

I swear I watched that video at least half a dozen times. Brady is shit housed lol. I absolutely love to see it. They also had to scensor and pull away from Licth and Arians because they were cussing up a storm. Even Lombardi trophies were being thrown around

bucballer
Reply to  chefboho
4 months ago

It was awesome chefboho! It’s a must see for every Buccaneer fan.

Eddie
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

I guess that one escorted Tom off the dock may have been Ryan Griffin, one of the QB

bucballer
4 months ago

Would u be willing to replace Shaq, should he decide to look for greener pastures, with say J J Watt? Five time pro bowler is 31. What if the salary was identical 15-16 mil per? The free agent possibilities are tantalizing to say the least this off season. Should a player leave, I have no doubt that Brady and the Bucs will not have a hard time finding a replacement to play with Brady in the Florida sunshine, no state income tax, and beautiful beaches. The “Grave Diggers” and Brady r on a mission to repeat baby! Go Buccaneers!

bucballer
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

What’s to prevent Brady from doing what LeBron has done for years. Recruit his friends or coworkers to form a so called super team?

Naplesfan
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

I don’t believe any current Bucs player will leave voluntarily. It is possible the Bucs might choose to cut someone because they aren’t a great fit, or are hurt and likely to stay hurt. Other than that, it is in the mutual interests of everyone – owners, front office, coaching staff, and players – to keep this team together as long as possible. One very good aspect of Jason Licht’s management is that he and his management team do an excellent job of managing the salary cap so as to avoid “cap hell”. Now that we’ve finally produced a winner… Read more »

MikeJ813
4 months ago

A lot of contract reconstruction and extensions may have to happen and I believe we get it done minus Lenny unfortunately. But also looked at the available free agents In the positions we would be losing and there’s a lot of great bet talent that may be lookin to win their first rings that would take less to join us so that’s a good bargaining chip, would love to keep everyone since it seems the chemistry to all there but backup plans are for sure available

jongruden
4 months ago

I don’t know how we bring back every one with our cap situation Shaq alone can get up to 15 mil a yr the one guy I see leaving is Godwin and see AB taking his place, I hope I’m wrong