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1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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4-11-0, NFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.8, Offense: -3.1, Defense: -2.7, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (19.1/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (24.0/g), 20th.
 Differential of -74 points (-4.9/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-9.5.

Coach: Ray Perkins (4-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Doug Graber
 Other Notable Asst.: Marc Trestman (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

Team Info

Owner/President Hugh Culverhouse
General Manager/Assistant to the President Phil Krueger
Head Coach/VP of Player Personnel Ray Perkins
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
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 286 4381 954 4.6 31 14 33 263 264 517 3016 22 17 5.4 168 394 1365 7 3.5 62
Team Defense 360 4987 996 5.0 36 20 27 314 271 457 2949 23 16 5.9 163 500 2038 18 4.1 124
Lg Rank Offense 19 27 5 9 25 5 15 13 8 22 27 26 25 25
Lg Rank Defense 20 16 13 6 24 8 11 15 19 16 22 21 24 19

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 13 boxscore W 1-0 Atlanta Falcons 48 10 30 460 333 127 2 13 197 134 63 3
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-1 @ Chicago Bears 3 20 18 262 173 89 4 18 301 133 168 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 31 27 12 219 106 113 1 12 262 161 101 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-2 San Diego Chargers 13 17 7 201 70 131 1 22 385 260 125 3
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-2 Minnesota Vikings 20 10 15 268 193 75 2 16 175 152 23 6
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-3 Chicago Bears 26 27 20 285 184 101 19 300 209 91 4
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-3 @ Green Bay Packers 23 17 20 279 190 89 1 22 279 190 89 2
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 28 31 26 377 294 83 1 26 415 278 137 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 23 14 259 244 15 4 23 330 106 224 1
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 4-6 San Francisco 49ers 10 24 14 256 196 60 2 28 432 295 137 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 4-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 3 35 11 201 122 79 3 27 425 212 213 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 4-8 @ New Orleans Saints 34 44 27 449 352 97 4 19 365 248 117 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 4-9 Detroit Lions 10 20 20 263 216 47 1 22 298 108 190 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 4-10 St. Louis Cardinals 14 31 19 370 207 163 4 24 351 217 134 2
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 4-11 @ Indianapolis Colts 6 24 10 232 136 96 1 23 472 246 226 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
17 Steve DeBerg 33 QB 12 8 2-6-0 159 275 57.8 1891 14 5.1 7 2.5 64 6.9 6.7 11.9 157.6 85.3 20 185 5.78 5.66 6.8
14 Vinny Testaverde 24 qb 6 4 0-4-0 71 165 43.0 1081 5 3.0 6 3.6 40 6.6 5.5 15.2 180.2 60.2 18 140 5.14 4.21 9.8
10 Jim Zorn 34 qb 1 1 1-0-0 20 36 55.6 199 0 0.0 2 5.6 26 5.5 3.0 10.0 199.0 48.3 1 6 5.22 2.78 2.7
11 Mike Hold 24 2 0 8 24 33.3 123 2 8.3 1 4.2 61 5.1 4.9 15.4 61.5 61.6 3 18 3.89 3.70 11.1
7 John Reaves 37 qb 2 2 1-1-0 6 16 37.5 83 1 6.3 0 0.0 26 5.2 6.4 13.8 41.5 75.8 1 12 4.18 5.35 5.9
42 Steve Bartalo 23 9 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 25.5 15 4-11-0 264 517 51.1 3377 22 4.3 17 3.3 64 6.5 5.9 12.8 259.8 72.3 43 361 5.39 4.81 7.7 0 0
Opp Total 15 271 457 59.3 3255 23 5.0 16 3.5 7.1 6.55 12.0 217.0 83.4 39 306 5.9 5.4 7.9

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 James Wilder 29 FB 12 12 106 488 0 21 4.6 40.7 8.8 40 328 8.2 1 32 3.3 27.3 816 1 3
35 Jeff Smith 25 RB 12 8 100 309 2 46 3.1 25.8 8.3 20 197 9.9 2 34 1.7 16.4 506 4 2
34 Adrian Wright 26 rb 3 3 37 112 0 11 3.0 37.3 12.3 13 98 7.5 1 15 4.3 32.7 210 1 1
25 Bobby Howard 23 12 0 30 100 1 31 3.3 8.3 2.5 10 123 12.3 0 45 0.8 10.3 223 1 1
47 Harold Ricks 25 rb 3 1 24 76 1 14 3.2 25.3 8.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 88 1 3
39 Cliff Austin 27 rb 3 2 19 32 1 8 1.7 10.7 6.3 5 51 10.2 0 20 1.7 17.0 83 1 0
14 Vinny Testaverde 24 qb 6 4 13 50 1 17 3.8 8.3 2.2 50 1 7
32 Charles Gladman 21 2 0 12 29 0 6 2.4 14.5 6.0 2 8 4.0 0 5 1.0 4.0 37 0 0
42 Steve Bartalo 23 9 0 9 30 1 6 3.3 3.3 1.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.6 35 1 0
24 Dan Land 22 db 3 2 9 20 0 6 2.2 6.7 3.0 20 0 0
37 Eddie Hunter 22 3 0 8 41 0 11 5.1 13.7 2.7 2 4 2.0 0 4 0.7 1.3 45 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 33 QB 12 8 8 -8 0 0 -1.0 -0.7 0.7 -8 0 7
11 Mike Hold 24 2 0 7 69 0 35 9.9 34.5 3.5 69 0 0
10 Jim Zorn 34 qb 1 1 4 4 0 5 1.0 4.0 4.0 4 0 3
84 Bruce Hill 23 wr 8 1 3 3 0 9 1.0 0.4 0.4 23 403 17.5 2 40 2.9 50.4 406 2 1
81 Phil Freeman 25 wr 8 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 8 141 17.6 2 64 1.0 17.6 142 2 1
89 Eric Streater 23 wr 3 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 1.7 0.3 5 117 23.4 2 61 1.7 39.0 122 2 0
39 Greg Boone 25 2 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1.0 0.5 2 0 0
5 Ray Criswell 24 p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 1
36 Derrick Thomas 22 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
87 Gerald Carter 30 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 586 15.4 5 57 3.2 48.8 586 5 0
86 Calvin Magee 24 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 424 12.5 3 37 3.1 38.5 424 3 0
88 Mark Carrier 22 WR 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 423 16.3 3 38 2.6 42.3 423 3 0
82 Ron Hall 23 te 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 169 10.6 1 29 1.6 16.9 169 1 0
80 Steve Holloway 23 te 6 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 127 12.7 0 26 1.7 21.2 127 0 0
83 Solomon Miller 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 97 19.4 0 33 0.6 12.1 97 0 0
95 Gene Taylor 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 11 0.3 2.6 21 0 0
87 Steve Carter 25 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 12 0 0
81 Dwayne Dixon 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.5 9.0 18 0 0
83 Herkie Walls 26 wr 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.5 6.5 13 0 1
Team Total 25.5 15 394 1365 7 46 3.5 105.0 30.3 264 3377 12.8 22 64 20.3 259.8 4742 29 35
Opp Total 15 500 2038 18 4.1 135.9 33.3 271 2949 10.9 23 18.1 196.6 4987 41 42

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
36 Bobby Futrell 24 KR/PR 12 1 24 213 0 22 8.9 31 609 0 40 19.6 822
83 Herkie Walls 26 wr 2 2 4 12 0 11 3.0 6 136 0 39 22.7 161
31 Ivory Curry 26 db 3 2 3 32 0 14 10.7 3 53 0 20 17.7 85
35 Jeff Smith 25 RB 12 8 5 84 0 21 16.8 590
83 Solomon Miller 23 8 0 3 68 0 25 22.7 165
42 Steve Bartalo 23 9 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 50
88 Mark Carrier 22 WR 10 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 423
32 Charles Gladman 21 2 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 53
84 Bruce Hill 23 wr 8 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 414
25 Bobby Howard 23 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 228
47 Harold Ricks 25 rb 3 1 1 26 0 26 26.0 114
37 Kevin Walker 24 db 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
34 Adrian Wright 26 rb 3 3 1 17 0 17 17.0 227
Team Total 25.5 15 31 257 0 22 8.3 56 1037 0 40 18.5 6036
Opp Total 15 50 621 1 12.4 61 1242 0 20.4

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
5 Frank Garcia 30 P 12 0 62 2409 58 0 38.9
1 Donald Igwebuike 27 K 12 0 2 2 6 6 9 6 1 18 14 77.8% 26 24 92.3%
5 Ray Criswell 24 p 3 0 26 1046 61 0 40.2
1 Van Tiffin 22 k 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 6 5 83.3% 7 7 100.0%
Team Total 25.5 15 3 3 8 7 11 8 2 1 24 19 79.2% 33 31 93.9% 88 3455 61 0 39.3
Opp Total 15 30 18 60.0% 44 42 95.5% 64 2637 41.2

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
29 Ricky Reynolds 22 LCB 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 70 0
22 Rod Jones 23 RCB 11 11 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 1 8 0 47 0
14 Vinny Testaverde 24 qb 6 4 0 7 4 -3 0
17 Steve DeBerg 33 QB 12 8 0 7 2 -2 0
90 Ron Holmes 24 RDE 10 8 8.0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Chris Washington 25 lolb/ROLB 12 12 6.5
36 Bobby Futrell 24 KR/PR 12 1 2 46 0 23 0 0 2 2 0 0
24 Paul Tripoli 26 db 13 4 3 17 1 15 0 0 0 3 0 0
47 Harold Ricks 25 rb 3 1 0 3 2 0 0
32 James Wilder 29 FB 12 12 0 3 2 0 0
20 Rick Woods 28 fs 5 5 2 63 0 42 0 0 1 2 14 0
10 Jim Zorn 34 qb 1 1 0 3 2 0 0
75 Kevin Kellin 28 dt 7 1 3.5
70 Calvin Turner 27 3 0 3.5
78 John Cannon 27 LDE 11 11 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
95 Curt Jarvis 22 2 2 3.0
56 Sankar Montoute 26 lb 3 3 1.5 1 0 0 0 0
57 Winston Moss 22 rolb 12 6 1.5 0 0 1 0 1
58 Jeff Davis 27 LILB 11 10 0 0 2 3 0
84 Bruce Hill 23 wr 8 1 0 1 1 0 0
28 Ray Isom 22 FS 6 6 2 67 0 38 0
53 Fred McCallister 25 lb 3 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
94 Charles Riggins 28 3 0 2.0
35 Jeff Smith 25 RB 12 8 0 2 0 0 0
45 Miles Turpin 23 lb 3 2 2.0
37 Kevin Walker 24 db 3 3 2 30 1 30 0
83 Herkie Walls 26 wr 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
34 Adrian Wright 26 rb 3 3 0 1 1 0 0
23 Don Anderson 24 11 0 0 0 1 38 0
52 Scot Brantley 29 lb 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
87 Steve Carter 25 wr 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
90 Mike Clark 28 de 3 3 1.0
5 Ray Criswell 24 p 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Phil Freeman 25 wr 8 5 0 1 0 0 0
91 Brian Gant 22 lb 11 3 1 5 0 5 0
79 Conrad Goode 25 t 11 2 0 0 1 0 0
67 Roy Harris 26 de 3 2 1.0
80 Steve Holloway 23 te 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
25 Bobby Howard 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 David Jordan 25 g 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
33 Bobby Kemp 28 SS 12 12 1 11 0 11 0
73 Tom McHale 24 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Fred Nordgren 28 nt 3 3 1.0
40 Marcus Quinn 28 db 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
54 Ervin Randle 25 RILB 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
7 John Reaves 37 qb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
94 Mike Stensrud 31 NT 12 12 0 0 1 3 0
85 Arthur Wells 24 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
98 Tyrone Keys 27 3 0 0.5
Team Total 25.5 15 38.0 16 248 2 42 0 2 35 40 61 2 117 0
Opp Total 15 43 42 22

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
1 Donald Igwebuike 27 K 12 0 24 14 66
87 Gerald Carter 30 WR 12 12 5 5 30
35 Jeff Smith 25 RB 12 8 2 2 4 24
1 Van Tiffin 22 k 3 0 7 5 22
88 Mark Carrier 22 WR 10 5 3 3 18
86 Calvin Magee 24 TE 11 11 3 3 18
81 Phil Freeman 25 wr 8 5 2 2 12
84 Bruce Hill 23 wr 8 1 2 2 12
89 Eric Streater 23 wr 3 3 2 2 12
39 Cliff Austin 27 rb 3 2 1 1 6
42 Steve Bartalo 23 9 0 1 1 6
82 Ron Hall 23 te 10 3 1 1 6
25 Bobby Howard 23 12 0 1 1 6
57 Winston Moss 22 rolb 12 6 1 1 6
47 Harold Ricks 25 rb 3 1 1 1 6
14 Vinny Testaverde 24 qb 6 4 1 1 6
24 Paul Tripoli 26 db 13 4 1 1 6
37 Kevin Walker 24 db 3 3 1 1 6
85 Arthur Wells 24 2 0 1 1 6
32 James Wilder 29 FB 12 12 1 1 6
34 Adrian Wright 26 rb 3 3 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 15 7 22 2 2 33 31 19 286
Opp Total 15 18 23 1 2 42 18 360