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1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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5-10-1, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -3.5, Defense: -1.6, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 271 points (16.9/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (21.3/g), 20th.
 Differential of -70 points (-4.4/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: John McKay (5-10-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass

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

Team Info

Owner/President Hugh Culverhouse
General Manager/Assistant to the President Phil Krueger
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 271 5059 1031 4.9 38 21 25 281 256 530 3220 20 17 5.8 154 477 1839 9 3.9 102
Team Defense 341 5405 1088 5.0 28 13 19 313 328 516 3304 17 15 6.1 168 548 2101 20 3.8 126
Lg Rank Offense 23 15 15 26 23 6 10 15 5 15 22 21 25 18
Lg Rank Defense 20 20 25 18 18 19 18 5 26 17 20 19 23 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 17 12 13 246 155 91 2 9 128 16 112 2
2 Thu September 11 boxscore W 2-0 Los Angeles Rams 10 9 12 183 83 100 1 16 360 191 169 4
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 28 22 442 238 204 2 26 390 244 146 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 Cleveland Browns 27 34 24 417 337 80 2 22 400 308 92 2
5 Mon October 6 boxscore L 2-3 @ Chicago Bears 0 23 13 147 68 79 3 18 273 100 173 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore T OT 2-3-1 Green Bay Packers 14 14 15 262 82 180 32 569 415 154 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-4-1 @ Houston Oilers 14 20 12 193 126 67 4 23 467 222 245 4
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 3-4-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 23 17 263 89 174 1 15 305 206 99 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-4-1 New York Giants 30 13 23 379 135 244 2 16 220 147 73 4
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 4-5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 24 23 369 294 75 3 14 229 94 135 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 4-6-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 30 38 27 573 486 87 3 26 450 326 124
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 4-7-1 Detroit Lions 10 24 15 200 155 45 4 19 262 133 129 1
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 5-7-1 @ Green Bay Packers 20 17 19 373 235 138 1 18 257 183 74 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 5-8-1 Minnesota Vikings 10 21 19 348 220 128 2 19 365 247 118
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 5-9-1 @ Detroit Lions 14 27 11 213 173 40 3 19 408 332 76 2
16 Sat December 20 boxscore L 5-10-1 Chicago Bears 13 14 16 451 344 107 5 21 322 140 182 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Doug Williams 25 QB 16 16 5-10-1 254 521 48.8% 3396 20 3.8 16 3.1 61 6.5 5.9 13.4 212.3 69.9 23 194 5.89 5.30 4.2 5 4
43 Jerry Eckwood 26 RB 15 8 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
14 Chuck Fusina 23 2 0 2 4 50.0% 18 0 0.0 1 25.0 13 4.5 -6.8 9.0 9.0 22.9 1 0 3.60 -5.40 20.0
73 Charley Hannah 25 RT 16 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.6 16 5-10-1 256 530 48.3% 3414 20 3.8 17 3.2 61 6.4 5.8 13.3 213.4 68.4 24 194 5.81 5.15 4.3 5 4
Opp Total 16 328 516 63.6% 3477 17 3.3 15 2.9 6.7 6.09 10.6 217.3 82.0 24 173 6.1 5.5 4.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
42 Ricky Bell 25 FB 14 12 174 599 2 40 3.4 42.8 12.4 38 292 7.7 1 22 2.7 20.9 891 3 3
43 Jerry Eckwood 26 RB 15 8 149 504 2 35 3.4 33.6 9.9 47 475 10.1 1 40 3.1 31.7 979 3 7
12 Doug Williams 25 QB 16 16 58 370 4 27 6.4 23.1 3.6 370 4 7
38 Johnny Davis 24 rb 14 6 39 130 1 8 3.3 9.3 2.8 4 17 4.3 0 9 0.3 1.2 147 1 1
36 Rick Berns 24 rb 16 2 39 131 0 17 3.4 8.2 2.4 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 137 0 2
28 Gary Davis 26 KR 15 2 7 21 0 12 3.0 1.4 0.5 9 79 8.8 0 15 0.6 5.3 100 0 1
27 Tony Davis 27 rb 15 2 5 24 0 8 4.8 1.6 0.3 12 115 9.6 1 18 0.8 7.7 139 1 0
81 Isaac Hagins 26 WR 16 14 3 24 0 26 8.0 1.5 0.2 23 364 15.8 2 48 1.4 22.8 388 2 0
84 Gordon Jones 23 WR 16 14 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.6 0.1 48 669 13.9 5 41 3.0 41.8 659 5 1
89 Kevin House 23 wr 14 1 1 32 0 32 32.0 2.3 0.1 24 531 22.1 5 61 1.7 37.9 563 5 1
14 Chuck Fusina 23 2 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 7.0 0.5 14 0 0
88 Jimmie Giles* 26 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 602 18.2 4 51 2.1 37.6 602 4 2
86 Jim Obradovich 27 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 152 13.8 0 24 0.7 9.5 152 0 1
82 Mike Shumann 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 75 18.8 1 25 0.7 12.5 75 1 0
87 Larry Mucker 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 37 18.5 0 19 0.3 5.3 37 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 477 1839 9 40 3.9 114.9 29.8 256 3414 13.3 20 61 16.0 213.4 5253 29 28
Opp Total 16 548 2101 20 3.8 131.3 34.3 328 3304 10.1 17 20.5 206.5 5405 37 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
46 Danny Reece 25 PR 16 1 57 313 0 19 5.5 7 128 0 23 18.3 441
28 Gary Davis 26 KR 15 2 44 951 0 54 21.6 1051
86 Jim Obradovich 27 te 16 1 5 46 0 15 9.2 198
27 Tony Davis 27 rb 15 2 4 58 0 16 14.5 197
81 Isaac Hagins 26 WR 16 14 4 82 0 23 20.5 470
36 Rick Berns 24 rb 16 2 1 19 0 19 19.0 156
25 Curtis Jordan 26 LCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Tony Samuels 26 te 6 3 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 25.6 16 57 313 0 19 5.5 67 1294 0 54 19.3 6860
Opp Total 16 54 529 1 9.8 62 1417 1 22.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
16 Tom Blanchard 32 P 16 0 88 3722 62 1 42.3
1 Garo Yepremian 36 K 16 0 1 1 8 7 9 7 5 1 23 16 69.6%% 32 31 96.9%%
Team Total 25.6 16 1 1 8 7 9 7 5 1 23 16 69.6%% 32 31 96.9%% 88 3722 62 1 42.3
Opp Total 16 33 20 60.6%% 40 39 97.5%% 89 3738 42.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
12 Doug Williams 25 QB 16 16 0 7 2 0 0
43 Jerry Eckwood 26 RB 15 8 0 7 0 -3 0
40 Mike Washington 27 RCB 16 16 4 30 0 16 0
42 Ricky Bell 25 FB 14 12 0 3 0 0 0
33 Mark Cotney 28 SS 16 16 3 28 0 21 0
88 Jimmie Giles* 26 TE 16 15 0 2 1 0 0
46 Danny Reece 25 PR 16 1 0 2 1 0 0
54 Richard Wood 27 RILB 16 16 3 76 1 55 0
36 Rick Berns 24 rb 16 2 0 2 0 0 0
57 Dave Lewis* 26 LOLB 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Jim Obradovich 27 te 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
63 Lee Roy Selmon* 26 RDE 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
41 Norris Thomas 26 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
52 Scot Brantley 22 16 0 1 6 0 6 0
55 Aaron Brown 24 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
34 Cedric Brown 26 FS 13 13 1 0 0 0 0
20 Neal Colzie 26 db 16 1 1 39 0 39 0
28 Gary Davis 26 KR 15 2 0 1 0 0 0
38 Johnny Davis 24 rb 14 6 0 1 0 0 0
59 Andy Hawkins 22 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
89 Kevin House 23 wr 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
84 Gordon Jones 23 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
25 Curtis Jordan 26 LCB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
77 Bill Kollar 28 LDE 15 13 0 0 1 10 0
76 David Logan 24 NT 16 14 0 0 1 60 1
87 Larry Mucker 26 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Bruce Radford 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Greg Roberts 24 rg 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
58 Dewey Selmon 27 LILB 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
50 Steve Wilson 26 C 15 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 16 15 179 1 55 0 0 28 19 157 2
Opp Total 16 24 32 19 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Garo Yepremian 36 K 16 0 31 16 79
89 Kevin House 23 wr 14 1 5 5 30
84 Gordon Jones 23 WR 16 14 5 5 30
88 Jimmie Giles* 26 TE 16 15 4 4 24
12 Doug Williams 25 QB 16 16 4 4 24
42 Ricky Bell 25 FB 14 12 2 1 3 18
43 Jerry Eckwood 26 RB 15 8 2 1 3 18
81 Isaac Hagins 26 WR 16 14 2 2 12
34 Cedric Brown 26 FS 13 13 1 1 6
38 Johnny Davis 24 rb 14 6 1 1 6
27 Tony Davis 27 rb 15 2 1 1 6
76 David Logan 24 NT 16 14 1 1 6
82 Mike Shumann 25 6 0 1 1 6
54 Richard Wood 27 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 16 9 20 2 1 32 31 16 271
Opp Total 16 20 17 1 1 1 39 20 1 341

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ CIN W, 17-12 2 32 pass Jimmie Giles 32 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
2 1980-09-07 @ CIN W, 17-12 4 15 pass Jimmie Giles 15 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
3 1980-09-11 RAM W, 10-9 4 1 rush Doug Williams 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
4 1980-09-21 @ DAL L, 17-28 1 11 rush Doug Williams 11 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
5 1980-09-21 @ DAL L, 17-28 2 49 pass Jimmie Giles 49 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
6 1980-09-28 CLE L, 27-34 2 41 pass Gordon Jones 41 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
7 1980-09-28 CLE L, 27-34 4 3 pass Gordon Jones 3 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
8 1980-09-28 CLE L, 27-34 4 7 pass Jerry Eckwood 7 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
9 1980-10-12 GNB T, 14-14 2 55 interception Richard Wood 55 yard interception return (Garo Yepremian kick)
10 1980-10-12 GNB T, 14-14 4 5 rush Doug Williams 5 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
11 1980-10-19 @ HOU L, 14-20 2 17 pass Gordon Jones 17 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
12 1980-10-19 @ HOU L, 14-20 4 80 fumble Cedric Brown 80 yard fumble return (Garo Yepremian kick)
13 1980-10-26 @ SFO W, 24-23 1 2 rush Jerry Eckwood 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
14 1980-10-26 @ SFO W, 24-23 3 35 rush Jerry Eckwood 35 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1980-10-26 @ SFO W, 24-23 3 2 rush Doug Williams 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1980-11-02 NYG W, 30-13 1 21 rush Ricky Bell 21 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
17 1980-11-02 NYG W, 30-13 2 25 pass Mike Shumann 25 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
18 1980-11-02 NYG W, 30-13 4 1 rush Ricky Bell 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
19 1980-11-09 PIT L, 21-24 1 26 pass Kevin House 26 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
20 1980-11-09 PIT L, 21-24 2 12 pass Jimmie Giles 12 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
21 1980-11-09 PIT L, 21-24 3 8 pass Ricky Bell 8 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
22 1980-11-16 @ MIN L, 30-38 1 19 pass Kevin House 19 yard pass from Doug Williams
23 1980-11-16 @ MIN L, 30-38 2 49 pass Kevin House 49 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
24 1980-11-16 @ MIN L, 30-38 3 9 pass Tony Davis 9 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
25 1980-11-16 @ MIN L, 30-38 4 29 pass Isaac Hagins 29 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
26 1980-11-23 DET L, 10-24 2 12 pass Gordon Jones 12 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
27 1980-11-30 @ GNB W, 20-17 1 17 pass Isaac Hagins 17 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
28 1980-11-30 @ GNB W, 20-17 4 1 rush Johnny Davis 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
29 1980-12-07 MIN L, 10-21 2 30 pass Kevin House 30 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1980-12-14 @ DET L, 14-27 1 60 fumble David Logan 60 yard fumble return (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1980-12-14 @ DET L, 14-27 4 32 pass Kevin House 32 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1980-12-20 CHI L, 13-14 1 33 pass Gordon Jones 33 yard pass from Doug Williams (Garo Yepremian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 @ CIN L, 12-17 4 3 pass Dan Ross 3 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Ian Sunter kick)
2 1980-09-21 @ DAL W, 28-17 1 28 pass Butch Johnson 28 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
3 1980-09-21 @ DAL W, 28-17 2 9 pass Billy Joe DuPree 9 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
4 1980-09-21 @ DAL W, 28-17 3 2 rush Robert Newhouse 2 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
5 1980-09-21 @ DAL W, 28-17 4 9 pass Billy Joe DuPree 9 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
6 1980-09-28 CLE W, 34-27 2 8 rush Charles White 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1980-09-28 CLE W, 34-27 2 3 pass Calvin Hill 3 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1980-09-28 CLE W, 34-27 3 13 pass Ricky Feacher 13 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1980-09-28 CLE W, 34-27 4 43 pass Calvin Hill 43 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1980-10-06 @ CHI W, 23-0 3 5 rush Mike Phipps 5 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
11 1980-10-06 @ CHI W, 23-0 4 1 rush Mike Phipps 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
12 1980-10-12 GNB T, 14-14 1 3 rush Terdell Middleton 3 yard rush (Tom Birney kick)
13 1980-10-12 GNB T, 14-14 2 6 pass Paul Coffman 6 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Tom Birney kick)
14 1980-10-19 @ HOU W, 20-14 2 17 pass Mike Barber 17 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1980-10-19 @ HOU W, 20-14 3 10 rush Rob Carpenter 10 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1980-10-26 @ SFO L, 23-24 1 53 punt Freddie Solomon 53 yard punt return (Ray Wersching kick)
17 1980-10-26 @ SFO L, 23-24 3 45 pass Lenvil Elliott 45 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
18 1980-11-02 NYG L, 13-30 3 8 pass Gary Shirk 8 yard pass from Phil Simms
19 1980-11-02 NYG L, 13-30 4 1 rush Larry Heater 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
20 1980-11-09 PIT W, 24-21 1 0 fumble Dirt Winston 0 yard fumble return (Matt Bahr kick)
21 1980-11-09 PIT W, 24-21 2 1 rush Sidney Thornton 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
22 1980-11-09 PIT W, 24-21 2 20 pass Lynn Swann 20 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick)
23 1980-11-16 @ MIN W, 38-30 1 27 pass Sammy White 27 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
24 1980-11-16 @ MIN W, 38-30 1 12 pass Joe Senser 12 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
25 1980-11-16 @ MIN W, 38-30 2 3 rush Ted Brown 3 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
26 1980-11-16 @ MIN W, 38-30 3 7 rush Ted Brown 7 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
27 1980-11-16 @ MIN W, 38-30 4 1 rush Rickey Young 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
28 1980-11-23 DET W, 24-10 2 11 rush Ray Williams 11 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
29 1980-11-23 DET W, 24-10 2 21 rush Billy Sims 21 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
30 1980-11-23 DET W, 24-10 4 5 rush Dexter Bussey 5 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
31 1980-11-30 @ GNB L, 17-20 4 1 rush Eddie Lee Ivery 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1980-11-30 @ GNB L, 17-20 4 16 pass Paul Coffman 16 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1980-12-07 MIN W, 21-10 3 1 rush Ted Brown 1 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
34 1980-12-07 MIN W, 21-10 4 17 pass Sammy White 17 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick)
35 1980-12-07 MIN W, 21-10 4 3 rush Rickey Young 3 yard rush (Rick Danmeier kick)
36 1980-12-14 @ DET W, 27-14 1 1 rush Billy Sims 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
37 1980-12-14 @ DET W, 27-14 2 22 pass Ray Williams 22 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
38 1980-12-14 @ DET W, 27-14 4 91 kickoff Ray Williams 91 yard kickoff return (Eddie Murray kick)
39 1980-12-20 CHI W, 14-13 2 6 rush Vince Evans 6 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
40 1980-12-20 CHI W, 14-13 3 1 rush Vince Evans 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)