1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head Coach Sam Wyche
Home Field Tampa Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Place 5th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers MLB Hardy Nickerson
Team MVP MLB Hardy Nickerson
Timeline
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1992 1994

The 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an 5-11 season.

1993 was mostly seen as a rebuilding year for coach Sam Wyche who moved on without Vinny Testaverde and went with young quarterback Craig Erickson, another University of Miami alumnus who won a national championship as their quarterback.

The 1993 Buccaneers have the distinction of being the only team in NFL history to have played eleven games against teams that would go on to make the playoffs;[1] the Buccaneers were 3-8 in these games.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Prior to the season they drafted John Lynch who would become one of the most popular players of all time in Tampa.

Pick Round Player Position School
6 Round 1 Eric Curry Defensive End Alabama
34 Round 2 Demetrius DuBose Linebacker Notre Dame
60 Round 3 Lamar Thomas Wide Receiver Miami
82 Round 3 John Lynch Defensive Back Stanford
91 Round 4 Rudy Harris Running Back Clemson
104 Round 4 Horace Copeland Wide Receiver Miami
145 Round 6 Chidi Ahanotu Defensive Tackle California
176 Round 7 Tyree Davis Wide Receiver Central Arkansas
220 Round 8 Darrick Branch Wide Receiver Hawaii
224 Round 8 Daron Alcorn Kicker Akron

Daron Alcorn was the last player selected in the draft, commonly referred to as "Mr. Irrelevant".

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff

Front Office


Head Coaches

  • Head Coach/Director of Football Operations – Sam Wyche


Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches


Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams/Tight Ends – George Stewart


Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Brad Roll

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance Record
1 September 5 Kansas City L 27-3 Tampa Stadium 63,378* 0-1
2 September 12 at New York Giants L 23-7 Giants Stadium 75,891 0-2
3 Bye week
4 September 26 at Chicago L 47-17 Soldier Field 58,329 0-3
5 October 3 Detroit W 27-10 Tampa Stadium 40,794* 1-3
6 October 10 at Minnesota L 15-0 Metrodome 54,215 1-4
7 Bye week
8 October 24 Green Bay L 37-14 Tampa Stadium 47,354* 1-5
9 October 31 at Atlanta W 31-24 Georgia Dome 50,647 2-5
10 November 7 at Detroit L 23-0 Pontiac Silverdome 65,295 2-6
11 November 14 San Francisco L 45-21 Tampa Stadium 43,835* 2-7
12 November 21 Minnesota W 23-10 Tampa Stadium 40,848* 3-7
13 November 28 at Green Bay L 13-10 Lambeau Field 56,995 3-8
14 December 5 Washington L 23-17 Tampa Stadium 49,035* 3-9
15 December 12 Chicago W 13-10 Tampa Stadium 56,667* 4-9
16 December 19 at LA Raiders L 27-20 LA Coliseum 40,532 4-10
17 December 26 at Denver W 17-10 Mile High Stadium 73,434 5-10
18 January 2 San Diego L 32-17 Tampa Stadium 35,587* 5-11

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 298 292 W-2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 340 282 L-1
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 277 290 W-3
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 234 230 L-4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 237 376 L-1

References[edit | edit source]

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