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1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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6-10-0, NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -3.4, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (20.9/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 380 points (23.8/g), 21st.
 Differential of -45 points (-2.8/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-9.2.

Coach: John McKay (6-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes

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
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 335 5321 1091 4.9 43 20 21 344 334 563 3545 22 23 5.8 209 483 1776 17 3.7 114
Team Defense 380 5474 1033 5.3 32 14 15 311 286 490 3241 20 18 6.2 157 511 2233 27 4.4 139
Lg Rank Offense 14 10 25 25 5 8 8 10 19 12 18 19 10 21
Lg Rank Defense 21 20 20 15 14 7 13 12 18 20 17 25 27 24

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 14 34 11 254 165 89 8 20 327 144 183 2
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 @ New Orleans Saints 13 17 20 264 134 130 17 333 203 130
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-2 Detroit Lions 21 17 23 325 236 89 2 13 270 168 102
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-3 @ New York Giants 14 17 22 326 189 137 2 17 280 161 119
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W OT 2-3 Green Bay Packers 30 27 25 406 226 180 5 18 383 216 167 4
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-3 Minnesota Vikings 35 31 18 314 212 102 30 543 374 169 5
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L OT 3-4 @ Detroit Lions 7 13 19 356 259 97 3 16 313 137 176 1
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 3-5 Chicago Bears 9 44 17 292 247 45 2 23 427 258 169
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 24 23 350 244 106 3 21 366 313 53 4
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 3-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 24 27 23 336 183 153 2 24 362 218 144 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 4-7 New York Giants 20 17 24 339 223 116 3 14 238 173 65 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 4-8 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 24 23 397 308 89 3 25 428 238 190 3
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 4-9 Los Angeles Rams 33 34 28 406 322 84 2 19 367 68 299 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-10 @ Green Bay Packers 14 27 19 275 175 100 6 20 311 205 106 4
15 Sun December 9 boxscore W 5-10 Atlanta Falcons 23 6 21 335 192 143 15 274 204 70 2
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 6-10 New York Jets 41 21 28 346 230 116 2 19 252 161 91 3

Passing

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
17 Steve DeBerg 30 QB 16 13 5-8-0 308 509 60.5 3554 19 3.7 18 3.5 55 7.0 6.1 11.5 222.1 79.3 35 308 5.97 5.18 6.4 2 3
14 Jack Thompson 28 qb 5 3 1-2-0 25 52 48.1 337 2 3.8 5 9.6 74 6.5 2.9 13.5 67.4 42.4 10 54 4.56 1.58 16.1
5 Frank Garcia 27 P 16 0 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
32 James Wilder* 26 RB 16 16 1 1 100.0 16 1 100.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 36.0 16.0 1.0 158.3 0 0 16.00 36.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 6-10-0 334 563 59.3 3907 22 3.9 23 4.1 74 6.9 5.9 11.7 244.2 76.4 45 362 5.83 4.85 7.4 2 3
Opp Total 16 286 490 58.4 3480 20 4.1 18 3.7 7.1 6.27 12.2 217.5 78.6 32 239 6.2 5.4 6.1

Rushing & Receiving

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 James Wilder* 26 RB 16 16 407 1544 13 37 3.8 96.5 25.4 85 685 8.1 0 50 5.3 42.8 2229 13 10
17 Steve DeBerg 30 QB 16 13 28 59 2 14 2.1 3.7 1.8 59 2 15
20 Michael Morton 24 KR 16 0 16 27 0 8 1.7 1.7 1.0 27 0 3
28 Mel Carver 25 rb 5 1 11 44 0 12 4.0 8.8 2.2 3 27 9.0 0 12 0.6 5.4 71 0 1
46 Adger Armstrong 27 fb 15 9 10 34 2 9 3.4 2.3 0.7 22 180 8.2 3 18 1.5 12.0 214 5 1
14 Jack Thompson 28 qb 5 3 5 35 0 13 7.0 7.0 1.0 35 0 1
25 Scott Dierking 29 rb 8 2 3 14 0 9 4.7 1.8 0.4 1 5 5.0 1 5 0.1 0.6 19 1 0
87 Gerald Carter 27 WR 16 9 1 16 0 16 16.0 1.0 0.1 60 816 13.6 5 74 3.8 51.0 832 5 1
26 James Owens 29 4 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 2 13 6.5 1 9 0.5 3.3 14 1 0
38 George Peoples 24 6 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.2 2 0 0
89 Kevin House 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 76 1005 13.2 5 55 4.8 62.8 1005 5 0
82 Jerry Bell 25 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 397 13.7 4 27 1.8 24.8 397 4 0
88 Jimmie Giles 30 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 310 12.9 2 38 1.7 22.1 310 2 0
83 Theo Bell 31 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 350 15.9 0 29 1.5 23.3 350 0 1
86 Jay Carroll 23 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 50 10.0 1 17 0.3 3.1 50 1 0
81 Dwayne Dixon 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 69 13.8 0 21 0.5 6.9 69 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 483 1776 17 37 3.7 111.0 30.2 334 3907 11.7 22 74 20.9 244.2 5683 39 36
Opp Total 16 511 2233 27 4.4 139.6 31.9 286 3241 11.3 20 17.9 202.6 5474 47 27

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
29 Leon Bright 29 PR 12 0 23 173 0 21 7.5 16 303 0 33 18.9 476
20 Michael Morton 24 KR 16 0 38 835 0 43 22.0 862
26 James Owens 29 4 0 8 168 0 36 21.0 182
21 John Holt 25 RCB 15 15 6 17 0 8 2.8 17
54 Richard Wood 31 16 0 5 43 0 16 8.6 43
83 Theo Bell 31 15 0 4 10 0 8 2.5 360
55 Danny Spradlin 25 15 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
84 Zach Thomas 24 2 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
Team Total 26.5 16 34 207 0 21 6.1 68 1354 0 43 19.9 7244
Opp Total 16 36 310 0 8.6 67 1336 0 19.9

Kicking & Punting

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
5 Frank Garcia 27 P 16 0 68 2849 60 0 41.9
2 Obed Ariri 28 K 16 0 7 7 7 6 10 6 2 26 19 73.1% 40 38 95.0%
Team Total 26.5 16 7 7 7 6 10 6 2 26 19 73.1% 40 38 95.0% 68 2849 60 0 41.9
Opp Total 16 27 18 66.7% 46 44 95.7% 68 2788 41.0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
17 Steve DeBerg 30 QB 16 13 0 15 2 -8 0
32 James Wilder* 26 RB 16 16 0 10 4 0 0
63 Lee Roy Selmon* 30 RDE 16 16 8.0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Mark Cotney 32 SS 16 9 2.0 5 123 0 29 0 0 0 2 3 0
76 David Logan 28 NT 16 16 5.5 1 27 1 27 0
52 Scot Brantley 26 RILB 16 16 1.0 3 55 0 38 0 0 0 2 0 0
78 John Cannon 24 LDE 16 16 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Jeremiah Castille 23 LCB 16 16 3 38 0 30 0 0 0 2 16 0
20 Michael Morton 24 KR 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
51 Chris Washington 22 rolb 16 7 5.0
53 Hugh Green 25 ROLB 8 8 4.0
29 Leon Bright 29 PR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
57 Keith Browner 22 LOLB 16 10 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Adger Armstrong 27 fb 15 9 0 1 1 0 0
87 Gerald Carter 27 WR 16 9 0 1 1 0 0
58 Jeff Davis 24 LILB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Sean Farrell 24 RG 15 14 0 0 2 0 0
21 John Holt 25 RCB 15 15 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Jack Thompson 28 qb 5 3 0 1 1 0 0
27 Fred Acorn 23 db 16 1 1 14 0 14 0
82 Jerry Bell 25 TE 16 11 0 0 1 0 0
83 Theo Bell 31 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Cedric Brown 30 fs 9 9 1 14 0 14 0
86 Jay Carroll 23 te 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
28 Mel Carver 25 rb 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
89 Kevin House 27 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
75 Brison Manor 32 6 0 1.0
43 Beasley Reece 30 FS/ss 16 14 1 12 0 12 0
50 Steve Wilson 30 C 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
85 Mark Witte 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 32.0 18 308 1 38 0 0 36 30 11 0
Opp Total 16 45 27 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
2 Obed Ariri 28 K 16 0 38 19 95
32 James Wilder* 26 RB 16 16 13 13 78
46 Adger Armstrong 27 fb 15 9 2 3 5 30
87 Gerald Carter 27 WR 16 9 5 5 30
89 Kevin House 27 WR 16 16 5 5 30
82 Jerry Bell 25 TE 16 11 4 4 24
17 Steve DeBerg 30 QB 16 13 2 2 12
88 Jimmie Giles 30 TE 14 14 2 2 12
86 Jay Carroll 23 te 16 2 1 1 6
25 Scott Dierking 29 rb 8 2 1 1 6
76 David Logan 28 NT 16 16 1 1 6
26 James Owens 29 4 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 17 22 1 40 38 19 335
Opp Total 16 27 20 44 18 380