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1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

 

1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head coach Richard Williamson
Owner Hugh Culverhouse
Home field Tampa Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Team MVP LB Broderick Thomas
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1990      1992 >

The 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an 6-10 season. Vinny Testaverde was replaced by Chris Chandler at quarterback early in the season. Reggie Cobb had a three touchdown game late in the season. Testaverde threw almost twice as many interceptions as touchdowns. Williamson was released after a season ending win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Tax records would later show that the Buccaneers were one of the most profitable teams during this time, even though owner Hugh Culverhouse announced the Bucs were losing money and needed to play games in Orlando, Florida to get income. Such records revealed Culverhouse ran the Bucs as a profit first business, often releasing better players who would deserve big contracts.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Pick Round Player Position School
7 Round 1 Charles McRae Tackle Tennessee
66 Round 3 Lawrence Dawsey Wide Receiver Florida State
80 Round 3 Robert Wilson Running Back Texas A&M
93 Round 4 Tony Covington Defensive Back Virginia
120 Round 5 Terry Bagsby Linebacker East Texas State
136 Round 5 Tim Ryan Guard Notre Dame
147 Round 6 Rhett Hall Defensive Tackle California
174 Round 7 Calvin Tiggle Linebacker Georgia Tech
207 Round 8 Marty Carter Defensive Back MTSU
233 Round 9 Treamelle Taylor Wide Receiver Nevada
260 Round 10 Pat O'Hara Quarterback USC
265 Round 10 Hyland Hickson Running Back Michigan State
287 Round 11 Mike Sunvold Defensive Tackle Minnesota
314 Round 12 Al Chamblee Linebacker Virginia Tech

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Personnel

Staff

1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs – Hank Kuhlmann
  • Quarterbacks – Morris Watts
  • Receivers – Tim Harkness
  • Offensive Line – Carl Mauck
  • Offensive Assistant – Tom Schertz
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kent Johnston

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Roster

Template:NFL final roster

Regular season

Schedule

Regular season
Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff[a] Game site TV Attendance Record
1 September 1, 1991 at New York Jets L 16-13 1:00 The Meadowlands CBS 61,204 0-1
2 September 8, 1991 Chicago Bears L 21-20 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 65,625 0-2
3 September 15, 1991 at Green Bay Packers L 15-13 1:00 Lambeau Field CBS 58,114 0-3
4 September 22, 1991 Buffalo Bills L 17-10 4:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 57,323 0-4
5 September 29, 1991 at Detroit Lions L 31-3 1:00 Pontiac Silverdome CBS 44,479 0-5
6 October 6, 1991 Philadelphia Eagles W 14-13 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 41,219 1-5
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1991 at New Orleans Saints L 23-7 1:00 Louisiana Superdome CBS 68,591 1-6
9 October 27, 1991 Green Bay Packers L 27-0 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 40,275 1-7
10 November 3, 1991 at Minnesota Vikings L 28-13 1:00 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome CBS 35,737 1-8
11 November 10, 1991 Detroit Lions W 30-21 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 37,742 2-8
12 November 17, 1991 at Atlanta Falcons L 43-7 1:00 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium CBS 41,274 2-9
13 November 24, 1991 New York Giants L 21-14 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 63,698 2-10
14 December 1, 1991 at Miami Dolphins L 33-14 1:00 Joe Robbie Stadium CBS 51,036 2-11
15 December 8, 1991 Minnesota Vikings L 26-24 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 41,091 2-12
16 December 14, 1991 at Chicago Bears L 27-0 12:30 Soldier Field CBS 54,719 2-13
17 December 22, 1991 Indianapolis Colts W 17-3 1:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 28,043 3-13

Notes:

a All times in North American Eastern Time. (UTC–4 and UTC–5 during Standard Time)

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Detroit Lions 12 4 0 .750 339 295
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 299 269
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 301 306
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 273 313
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 0 .188 199 365

References

  • Buccaneers on Pro Football Reference

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