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2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFC South Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 2.9, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 361 points (22.6/g), 19th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 323 points (20.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-7.0.

Coach: Jon Gruden (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bill Muir
 Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin
 Other Notable Asst.: Raheem Morris (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
 Training Camp: Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (Lake Buena Vista, Florida)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Malcolm Glazer
General Manager Bruce Allen
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 361 5456 1045 5.2 26 13 14 298 355 562 3619 18 13 6.1 184 451 1837 13 4.1 100 189 33.3 12.7 Own 32.9 2:43 5.73 28.8 1.66
Team Defense 323 4898 945 5.2 30 8 19 259 276 475 2997 23 22 5.9 153 441 1901 8 4.3 87 192 30.7 12.5 Own 29.6 2:27 5.1 25.4 1.57
Lg Rank Offense 19 14 16 26 16 6 11 19 12 15 11 15 19 20 18 16 30 15 12 16 22
Lg Rank Defense 10 9 5 20 5 8 4 23 3 11 18 19 4 22 23 9 20 5 2 6 7

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ New Orleans Saints 20 24 18 352 206 146 1 16 438 337 101 1 -4.35 -3.21 3.58
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 24 9 15 311 147 164 1 14 234 129 105 2 -1.60 16.07 0.92
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W OT 2-1 @ Chicago Bears 27 24 28 454 407 47 4 21 405 247 158 2 0.81 5.52 -3.46
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 30 21 20 327 149 178 3 8 181 153 28 4 -13.18 25.81 -0.49
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-2 @ Denver Broncos 13 16 17 307 168 139 1 17 333 227 106 1 1.00 -0.93 -1.96
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-2 Carolina Panthers 27 3 17 315 173 142 14 282 242 40 3 4.44 17.57 1.52
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-2 Seattle Seahawks 20 10 22 402 305 97 1 7 176 73 103 2 3.30 11.57 -8.59
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 9 13 15 262 213 49 1 17 172 102 70 -6.33 6.96 -2.90
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W OT 6-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 30 27 24 423 342 81 4 21 384 201 183 1 -1.16 -6.54 10.99
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-3 Minnesota Vikings 19 13 21 363 255 108 1 14 210 111 99 2 0.83 9.25 -0.69
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 8-3 @ Detroit Lions 38 20 15 255 139 116 3 9 207 99 108 3 -6.01 26.18 1.60
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-3 New Orleans Saints 23 20 11 254 105 149 1 18 332 288 44 3 -8.41 10.23 1.87
14 Mon December 8 boxscore L 9-4 @ Carolina Panthers 23 38 21 384 298 86 26 464 165 299 2 11.36 -23.75 -4.61
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L OT 9-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 13 19 325 226 99 1 18 373 198 175 3 -8.47 3.99 0.48
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 9-6 San Diego Chargers 24 41 20 342 231 111 3 8 370 280 90 -5.74 -15.65 4.78
17 Sun December 28 boxscore L 9-7 Oakland Raiders 24 31 15 380 255 125 1 18 337 145 192 1 5.89 -5.96 -6.80

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
7 Jeff Garcia 38 QB 12 11 6-5-0 244 376 64.9 2712 12 3.2 6 1.6 71 7.2 7.1 11.1 226.0 90.2 65.95 23 100 6.55 6.47 5.8 1 3
8 Brian Griese 33 qb 5 5 3-2-0 110 184 59.8 1073 5 2.7 7 3.8 38 5.8 4.7 9.8 214.6 69.4 40.21 9 69 5.20 4.09 4.7 2 2
34 Earnest Graham 28 RB 10 10 1 1 100.0 3 1 100.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 23.0 3.0 0.3 118.7 15.8 0 0 3.00 23.00 0.0
12 Luke McCown 27 2 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0.25 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.2 16 9-7-0 355 562 63.2 3788 18 3.2 13 2.3 71 6.7 6.3 10.7 236.8 83.8 32 169 6.09 5.71 5.4 3 5
Opp Total 16 276 475 58.1 3187 23 4.8 22 4.6 6.7 5.59 11.5 199.2 75.3 29 190 5.9 4.9 5.8

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
28 Warrick Dunn 33 rb 15 6 186 786 2 40 4.2 52.4 12.4 47 330 7.0 0 36 3.1 22.0 1116 2 0
34 Earnest Graham 28 RB 10 10 132 563 4 68 4.3 56.3 13.2 23 174 7.6 0 24 2.3 17.4 737 4 2
24 Cadillac Williams 26 rb 6 1 63 233 4 28 3.7 38.8 10.5 7 43 6.1 0 25 1.2 7.2 276 4 1
7 Jeff Garcia 38 QB 12 11 35 148 1 20 4.2 12.3 2.9 148 1 7
22 Clifton Smith* 23 KR/PR 9 0 8 40 0 10 5.0 4.4 0.9 4 24 6.0 0 13 0.4 2.7 64 0 4
35 B.J. Askew 28 fb 10 4 7 14 2 3 2.0 1.4 0.7 13 66 5.1 0 18 1.3 6.6 80 2 0
29 Michael Bennett 30 5 0 7 12 0 4 1.7 2.4 1.4 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 0.4 14 0 0
8 Brian Griese 33 qb 5 5 5 -1 0 3 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 -1 0 1
12 Luke McCown 27 2 0 3 15 0 12 5.0 7.5 1.5 15 0 0
89 Antonio Bryant 27 WR 16 15 2 22 0 13 11.0 1.4 0.1 83 1248 15.0 7 71 5.2 78.0 1270 7 1
80 Michael Clayton 26 WR 15 9 2 5 0 4 2.5 0.3 0.1 38 484 12.7 1 58 2.5 32.3 489 1 1
19 Ike Hilliard 32 wr 16 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 47 424 9.0 4 36 2.9 26.5 424 4 2
86 Jerramy Stevens 29 te 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 397 11.0 2 31 2.6 28.4 397 2 0
81 Alex Smith 26 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 250 11.9 3 34 1.5 17.9 250 3 0
88 John Gilmore 29 TE 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 147 9.8 1 36 0.9 9.2 147 1 0
84 Joey Galloway 37 wr 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 138 10.6 0 22 1.4 15.3 138 0 0
33 Jameel Cook 29 fb 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 24 8.0 0 12 0.3 2.4 24 0 0
85 Maurice Stovall 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 25 8.3 0 9 0.6 5.0 25 0 1
87 Brian Clark 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.3 12 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 451 1837 13 68 4.1 114.8 28.2 355 3788 10.7 18 71 22.2 236.8 5625 31 21
Opp Total 16 441 1901 8 4.3 118.8 27.6 276 2997 10.9 23 17.3 187.3 4898 31 16

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
22 Clifton Smith* 23 KR/PR 9 0 23 324 1 70 14.1 36 992 1 97 27.6 1380
10 Dexter Jackson 22 7 0 20 97 0 19 4.9 14 327 0 45 23.4 424
87 Brian Clark 25 9 0 3 54 0 22 18.0 66
80 Michael Clayton 26 WR 15 9 3 69 0 29 23.0 558
19 Ike Hilliard 32 wr 16 2 3 19 0 11 6.3 443
81 Alex Smith 26 TE 14 12 2 17 0 17 8.5 267
88 John Gilmore 29 TE 16 10 1 12 0 12 12.0 159
85 Maurice Stovall 23 5 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 40
25 Aqib Talib 22 db 15 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 47 440 1 70 9.4 60 1486 1 97 24.8 7551
Opp Total 16 39 392 0 10.1 74 1542 0 20.8

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
9 Josh Bidwell 32 P 16 0 77 3426 64 0 44.5
3 Matt Bryant 33 K 16 0 12 12 15 15 8 5 3 38 32 84.2% 36 35 97.2%
Team Total 27.2 16 12 12 15 15 8 5 3 38 32 84.2% 36 35 97.2% 77 3426 64 0 44.5
Opp Total 16 30 28 93.3% 33 33 100.0% 81 3532 43.6

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
51 Barrett Ruud 25 MLB 16 16 3.0 2 10 0 10 6 0 0 1 0 0 102 35
20 Ronde Barber* 33 RCB 16 16 2.0 4 69 1 65 12 0 0 1 2 0 65 8
55 Derrick Brooks* 35 RLB 16 16 1 -2 0 -2 7 1 0 0 0 0 58 15
59 Cato June 29 LLB 16 14 1 1 0 1 2 49 18
23 Jermaine Phillips 29 SS 11 11 3 72 0 58 5 1 0 1 38 1 48 11
36 Tanard Jackson 23 FS 16 16 1.0 1 25 0 25 3 2 0 1 0 0 48 10
31 Phillip Buchanon 28 LCB 16 16 2 33 1 26 6 1 0 1 0 0 48 4
93 Kevin Carter 35 LDE 16 16 4.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 28 21
95 Chris Hovan 30 LDT 15 15 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 36 7
21 Sabby Piscitelli 25 ss 15 5 2 106 0 84 8 1 0 0 0 0 33 8
90 Gaines Adams 25 RDE 16 16 6.5 2 50 1 45 6 27 11
91 Stylez G. White 29 16 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 7
71 Jovan Haye 26 RDT 15 14 0 0 0 0 1 25 8
97 Jimmy Wilkerson 27 de 16 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 20 1
25 Aqib Talib 22 db 15 2 4 32 0 19 9 14 6
98 Ryan Sims 28 dt 15 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 2 9 7
26 Will Allen 26 16 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 5
43 Elbert Mack 22 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
57 Adam Hayward 24 16 0 5 2
7 Jeff Garcia 38 QB 12 11 0 7 4 -10 0
54 Geno Hayes 21 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
58 Quincy Black 24 16 0 1 8
19 Ike Hilliard 32 wr 16 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
50 Matt McCoy 26 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
22 Clifton Smith* 23 KR/PR 9 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
89 Antonio Bryant 27 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
65 Jeremy Trueblood 25 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
87 Brian Clark 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
70 Donald Penn 25 LT 16 16 2 0
80 Michael Clayton 26 WR 15 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
10 Dexter Jackson 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
78 Arron Sears 24 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
81 Alex Smith 26 TE 14 12 1 1
85 Maurice Stovall 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
35 B.J. Askew 28 fb 10 4 1 0
28 Warrick Dunn 33 rb 15 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
34 Earnest Graham 28 RB 10 10 0 2 0 0 0
96 Greg Peterson 24 2 0 1 0
86 Jerramy Stevens 29 te 14 3 1 0
24 Cadillac Williams 26 rb 6 1 0 1 1 0 0
33 Jameel Cook 29 fb 10 1 0 0 1 0 0
48 Andrew Economos 26 16 0 0 1
88 John Gilmore 29 TE 16 10 0 1
8 Brian Griese 33 qb 5 5 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 29.0 22 396 3 84 75 12 21 16 30 1 677 203
Opp Total 16 32 16 8

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
3 Matt Bryant 33 K 16 0 35 32 131
89 Antonio Bryant 27 WR 16 15 7 7 42
34 Earnest Graham 28 RB 10 10 4 4 24
19 Ike Hilliard 32 wr 16 2 4 4 24
24 Cadillac Williams 26 rb 6 1 4 4 24
81 Alex Smith 26 TE 14 12 3 3 1 20
35 B.J. Askew 28 fb 10 4 2 2 12
28 Warrick Dunn 33 rb 15 6 2 2 12
22 Clifton Smith* 23 KR/PR 9 0 1 1 2 12
86 Jerramy Stevens 29 te 14 3 2 2 12
90 Gaines Adams 25 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
20 Ronde Barber* 33 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
31 Phillip Buchanon 28 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Michael Clayton 26 WR 15 9 1 1 6
7 Jeff Garcia 38 QB 12 11 1 1 6
88 John Gilmore 29 TE 16 10 1 1 6
23 Jermaine Phillips 29 SS 11 11 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 16 13 18 1 1 1 3 1 38 1 35 32 355
Opp Total 16 8 23 1 2 1 33 28 323