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1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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0-14-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -19.7, Offense: -10.8, Defense: -8.8, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 125 points (8.9/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 412 points (29.4/g), 27th.
 Differential of -287 points (-20.5/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 0.8-13.2.

Coach: John McKay (0-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Rauch
 Defensive Coordinator: Abe Gibron

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: One Buc Place / Buccaneer Place (Tampa, Florida)

Team Info

Owner/President Hugh Culverhouse
Head Coach/de facto General Manager John McKay
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 125 3006 859 3.5 37 17 27 191 181 376 1503 9 20 3.5 93 433 1503 5 3.5 71
Team Defense 412 4801 933 5.1 28 19 24 284 178 321 2241 19 9 6.5 124 588 2560 23 4.4 136
Lg Rank Offense 28 28 20 13 27 11 25 24 19 28 25 26 28 28
Lg Rank Defense 27 24 20 12 26 2 19 23 26 27 27 24 27 22

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Houston Oilers 0 20 8 110 58 52 2 21 372 182 190 4
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 San Diego Chargers 0 23 5 125 -4 129 4 16 326 131 195 2
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-3 Buffalo Bills 9 14 15 338 168 170 2 14 295 186 109 2
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4 @ Baltimore Colts 17 42 6 89 13 76 1 31 458 220 238 2
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 0 21 12 200 86 114 3 17 277 89 188 3
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-6 Seattle Seahawks 10 13 18 285 140 145 1 14 253 163 90 2
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-7 Miami Dolphins 20 23 20 334 191 143 1 19 290 90 200 1
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 0-8 Kansas City Chiefs 19 28 16 196 182 14 1 22 318 182 136 3
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 0-9 @ Denver Broncos 13 48 17 234 122 112 4 18 415 222 193 3
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 0-10 @ New York Jets 0 34 18 277 171 106 6 24 344 133 211 1
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 0-11 Cleveland Browns 7 24 18 227 125 102 2 21 282 133 149
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 0-12 @ Oakland Raiders 16 49 16 218 107 111 3 28 486 307 179 3
13 Sun December 5 boxscore L 0-13 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 42 8 105 11 94 4 26 385 163 222 1
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 0-14 New England Patriots 14 31 14 268 133 135 3 13 300 40 260 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Steve Spurrier 31 QB 14 12 0-12-0 156 311 50.2 1628 7 2.3 12 3.9 38 5.2 3.9 10.4 116.3 57.1 32 267 3.97 2.80 9.3
18 Parnell Dickinson 23 qb 8 1 0-1-0 15 39 38.5 210 1 2.6 5 12.8 49 5.4 0.1 14.0 26.3 25.5 14 124 1.62 -2.25 26.4
5 Terry Hanratty 28 qb 3 1 0-1-0 6 14 42.9 32 0 0.0 1 7.1 12 2.3 -0.9 5.3 10.7 20.5 3 24 0.47 -2.18 17.6
32 Louis Carter 23 RB 14 8 2 5 40.0 24 1 20.0 0 0.0 23 4.8 8.8 12.0 1.7 95.0 0 0 4.80 8.80 0.0
13 Larry Lawrence 27 1 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 40.0 0 0.0 -18.0 0.0 0.0 1 8 -1.33 -16.33 16.7
27 Ricky Davis 23 11 0 1 1 100.0 -7 0 0.0 0 0.0 -7 -7.0 -7.0 -7.0 -0.6 79.2 0 0 -7.00 -7.00 0.0
83 Lee McGriff 23 wr 6 3 1 1 100.0 39 0 0.0 0 0.0 39 39.0 39.0 39.0 6.5 118.7 0 0 39.00 39.00 0.0
Team Total 24.9 14 0-14-0 181 376 48.1 1926 9 2.4 20 5.3 49 5.1 3.2 10.6 137.6 49.4 50 423 3.53 1.84 11.7 0 0
Opp Total 14 178 321 55.5 2412 19 5.9 9 2.8 7.5 7.44 13.6 172.3 87.6 24 171 6.5 6.4 7.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 Louis Carter 23 RB 14 8 171 521 1 26 3.0 37.2 12.2 20 135 6.8 0 19 1.4 9.6 656 1 2
43 Ed Williams 26 FB 12 10 87 324 2 19 3.7 27.0 7.3 23 166 7.2 0 18 1.9 13.8 490 2 2
19 Essex Johnson 30 rb 14 1 47 166 1 27 3.5 11.9 3.4 25 201 8.0 1 38 1.8 14.4 367 2 3
26 Charlie Davis 24 rb 6 4 41 107 1 13 2.6 17.8 6.8 3 32 10.7 0 23 0.5 5.3 139 1 2
22 Rod McNeill 25 KR 11 0 27 135 0 17 5.0 12.3 2.5 7 33 4.7 0 9 0.6 3.0 168 0 3
35 Jimmy DuBose 22 rb 14 4 20 62 0 24 3.1 4.4 1.4 5 26 5.2 0 18 0.4 1.9 88 0 1
18 Parnell Dickinson 23 qb 8 1 13 103 0 46 7.9 12.9 1.6 103 0 3
11 Steve Spurrier 31 QB 14 12 12 48 0 10 4.0 3.4 0.9 48 0 5
44 Manfred Moore 26 10 0 7 4 0 7 0.6 0.4 0.7 6 54 9.0 0 23 0.6 5.4 58 0 3
85 Morris Owens 23 WR 12 10 2 2 0 18 1.0 0.2 0.2 30 390 13.0 6 27 2.5 32.5 392 6 1
86 Bob Moore 27 TE 12 10 2 23 0 22 11.5 1.9 0.2 23 281 12.2 0 31 1.9 23.4 304 0 0
82 Fred Pagac 24 te 14 3 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 2 15 7.5 0 10 0.1 1.1 19 0 0
4 Dave Green 27 K/P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 9 0 1
5 Terry Hanratty 28 qb 3 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 1 0 1
20 Vince Kendrick 24 1 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3.0 1.0 3 0 0
89 John McKay 23 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 302 15.1 1 49 1.4 21.6 302 1 0
80 Jack Novak 23 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 130 16.3 1 30 0.7 10.8 130 1 0
88 Barry Smith 25 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 88 22.0 0 39 0.3 6.8 88 0 0
84 Freddie Douglas 22 wr 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 58 19.3 0 35 0.4 8.3 58 0 0
51 Dan Ryczek 27 C 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 1
Team Total 24.9 14 433 1503 5 46 3.5 107.4 30.9 181 1926 10.6 9 49 12.9 137.6 3429 14 30
Opp Total 14 588 2560 23 4.4 182.9 42.0 178 2241 12.6 19 12.7 160.1 4801 42 33

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
44 Manfred Moore 26 10 0 14 106 0 21 7.6 7 134 0 0 19.1 298
46 Danny Reece 21 PR/RCB 11 10 20 143 0 30 7.2 1 30 0 30 30.0 173
22 Rod McNeill 25 KR 11 0 17 384 0 43 22.6 552
32 Louis Carter 23 RB 14 8 15 300 0 30 20.0 956
19 Essex Johnson 30 rb 14 1 13 287 0 32 22.1 654
84 Freddie Douglas 22 wr 7 1 4 78 0 32 19.5 7 167 0 29 23.9 303
26 Charlie Davis 24 rb 6 4 4 73 0 25 18.3 212
33 Mark Cotney 24 SS 14 13 3 26 0 9 8.7 26
1 Isaac Hagins 22 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2 35 0 21 17.5 37
56 Bert Cooper 24 lb 12 3 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
35 Jimmy DuBose 22 rb 14 4 1 34 0 34 34.0 122
59 Mike Lemon 25 lb 5 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
82 Fred Pagac 24 te 14 3 1 20 0 20 20.0 39
28 Ken Stone 26 FS 14 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 24.9 14 43 366 0 32 8.5 70 1488 0 43 21.3 5283
Opp Total 14 71 754 1 10.6 35 717 0 20.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
4 Dave Green 27 K/P 14 0 1 1 2 1 7 4 4 2 14 8 57.1% 14 11 78.6% 92 3619 56 0 39.3
5 Mirro Roder 32 k 2 0 2 1 3 0.0%
Team Total 24.9 14 1 1 2 1 9 4 5 2 17 8 47.1% 14 11 78.6% 92 3619 56 0 39.3
Opp Total 14 31 20 64.5% 50 48 96.0% 65 2554 39.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
11 Steve Spurrier 31 QB 14 12 0 5 2 -3 0
18 Parnell Dickinson 23 qb 8 1 0 3 2 0 0
46 Danny Reece 21 PR/RCB 11 10 0 2 3 53 1
44 Manfred Moore 26 10 0 0 3 1 0 0
33 Mark Cotney 24 SS 14 13 3 25 0 25 0
19 Essex Johnson 30 rb 14 1 0 3 0 0 0
25 Curtis Jordan 22 LCB 11 9 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Rod McNeill 25 KR 11 0 0 3 0 0 0
85 Morris Owens 23 WR 12 10 0 1 2 0 0
53 Larry Ball 27 13 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Louis Carter 23 RB 14 8 0 2 0 0 0
56 Bert Cooper 24 lb 12 3 0 0 2 10 0
26 Charlie Davis 24 rb 6 4 0 2 0 0 0
4 Dave Green 27 K/P 14 0 0 1 1 -9 0
86 Bob Moore 27 TE 12 10 0 0 2 0 0
58 Cal Peterson 24 lb 5 4 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Steve Reese 24 MLB 12 10 0 0 2 0 0
28 Ken Stone 26 FS 14 14 2 47 0 26 0
43 Ed Williams 26 FB 12 10 0 2 0 0 0
54 Richard Wood 23 RLB 13 9 0 0 2 0 0
71 Steve Young 23 LT 13 11 0 0 2 0 0
21 Joe Blahak 26 db 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
74 Mike Current 31 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
27 Ricky Davis 23 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Jimmy DuBose 22 rb 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
30 Jimmy Gunn 28 LLB 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
5 Terry Hanratty 28 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
80 Jack Novak 23 te 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
78 Council Rudolph 26 LDE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
51 Dan Ryczek 27 C 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
66 Pat Toomay 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 14 9 99 0 26 0 0 30 31 51 1
Opp Total 14 50 33 14 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
85 Morris Owens 23 WR 12 10 6 6 36
4 Dave Green 27 K/P 14 0 11 8 35
19 Essex Johnson 30 rb 14 1 1 1 2 12
43 Ed Williams 26 FB 12 10 2 2 12
32 Louis Carter 23 RB 14 8 1 1 6
26 Charlie Davis 24 rb 6 4 1 1 6
89 John McKay 23 WR 14 13 1 1 6
80 Jack Novak 23 te 12 1 1 1 6
46 Danny Reece 21 PR/RCB 11 10 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 14 5 9 1 15 11 8 125
Opp Total 14 23 19 1 3 4 48 20 2 412