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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)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jeff Garcia 38 9 11 244 for 376, 2,712 yards, 12 td, 6 int, & 35 rushes for 148 yards and 1 td
RB Earnest Graham 28 4 10 132 rushes for 563 yards, 4 td, & 23 catches for 174 yards and 0 td
WR Antonio Bryant 27 6 15 83 catches for 1,248 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 22 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 63rd pick / 2002
WR Michael Clayton 26 4 9 38 catches for 484 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 15th pick / 2004
TE John Gilmore 29 6 10 15 catches for 147 yards, 1 td New Orleans Saints / 6th / 196th pick / 2002
TE Alex Smith 26 3 12 21 catches for 250 yards, 3 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2005
LT Donald Penn 25 1 16
LG Arron Sears 24 1 15 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2007
C Jeff Faine 27 5 16 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 2003
RG Davin Joseph* 25 2 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 23rd pick / 2006
RT Jeremy Trueblood 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kevin Carter 35 13 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1995
LDT Chris Hovan 30 8 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
RDT Jovan Haye 26 3 14 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 189th pick / 2005
RDE Gaines Adams 25 1 16 6.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 2007
LLB Cato June 29 5 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 198th pick / 2003
MLB Barrett Ruud 25 3 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 36th pick / 2005
RLB Derrick Brooks* 35 13 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 28th pick / 1995
LCB Phillip Buchanon 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 2002
RCB Ronde Barber* 33 11 16 2.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1997
SS Jermaine Phillips 29 6 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 157th pick / 2002
FS Tanard Jackson 23 1 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 106th pick / 2007
 Special Teams Starters
K Matt Bryant 33 6 0 32 of 38 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points
P Josh Bidwell 32 8 0 77 punts for a 44.5 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 4th / 133rd pick / 1999
PR Clifton Smith* 23 Rook 0 23 punt returns for a 14.1 average and 1 td
KR Clifton Smith* 23 Rook 0 36 kick returns for a 27.6 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
90 Gaines Adams 25 RDE 16 16 258 6-5 Clemson 6/8/1983 1 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 2007
26 Will Allen 26 16 0 202 6-1 Ohio St. 6/17/1982 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 111th pick / 2004
35 B.J. Askew 28 fb 10 4 233 6-3 Michigan 8/19/1980 5 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 85th pick / 2003
20 Ronde Barber* 33 RCB 16 16 184 5-10 Virginia 4/7/1975 11 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1997
29 Michael Bennett 30 5 0 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 7 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
9 Josh Bidwell 32 P 16 0 220 6-3 Oregon 3/13/1976 8 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 133rd pick / 1999
58 Quincy Black 24 16 0 226 6-2 New Mexico 2/28/1984 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 68th pick / 2007
55 Derrick Brooks* 35 RLB 16 16 235 6-0 Florida St. 4/18/1973 13 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 28th pick / 1995
89 Antonio Bryant 27 WR 16 15 192 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/9/1981 6 10 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 63rd pick / 2002
3 Matt Bryant 33 K 16 0 200 5-9 Baylor 5/29/1975 6 2
31 Phillip Buchanon 28 LCB 16 16 185 5-10 Miami (FL) 9/19/1980 6 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 2002
93 Kevin Carter 35 LDE 16 16 290 6-5 Florida 9/21/1973 13 8 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1995
87 Brian Clark 25 9 0 204 6-2 North Carolina St. 12/26/1983 2 0
80 Michael Clayton 26 WR 15 9 197 6-4 LSU 10/13/1982 4 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 15th pick / 2004
33 Jameel Cook 29 fb 10 1 237 5-10 Illinois 2/8/1979 7 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 174th pick / 2001
69 Anthony Davis 28 4 0 322 6-4 Virginia Tech 3/27/1980 4 0
28 Warrick Dunn 33 rb 15 6 180 5-9 Florida St. 1/5/1975 11 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1997
48 Andrew Economos 26 16 0 250 6-1 Georgia Tech 6/24/1982 2 1
52 Jeff Faine 27 C 16 16 303 6-3 Notre Dame 4/6/1981 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 2003
84 Joey Galloway 37 wr 9 4 197 5-11 Ohio St. 11/20/1971 13 1 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 8th pick / 1995
7 Jeff Garcia 38 QB 12 11 195 6-1 San Jose St. 2/24/1970 9 8
88 John Gilmore 29 TE 16 10 260 6-4 Penn St. 9/21/1979 6 1 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 196th pick / 2002
34 Earnest Graham 28 RB 10 10 215 5-9 Florida 1/15/1980 4 5
8 Brian Griese 33 qb 5 5 215 6-3 Michigan 3/18/1975 10 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 91st pick / 1998
32 Marcus Hamilton 24 1 0 188 5-11 Virginia 2/17/1984 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 245th pick / 2007
71 Jovan Haye 26 RDT 15 14 284 6-2 Vanderbilt 6/21/1982 3 7 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 189th pick / 2005
54 Geno Hayes 21 9 0 220 6-2 Florida St. 8/10/1987 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 175th pick / 2008
57 Adam Hayward 24 16 0 235 6-0 Portland St. 6/23/1984 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2007
19 Ike Hilliard 32 wr 16 2 210 5-11 Florida 4/5/1976 11 3 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1997
95 Chris Hovan 30 LDT 15 15 296 6-2 Boston Col. 5/12/1978 8 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
10 Dexter Jackson 22 7 0 180 5-10 Appalachian St. 8/5/1986 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 58th pick / 2008
36 Tanard Jackson 23 FS 16 16 200 6-0 Syracuse 7/21/1985 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 106th pick / 2007
75 Davin Joseph* 25 RG 12 12 305 6-2 Oklahoma 11/22/1983 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 23rd pick / 2006
59 Cato June 29 LLB 16 14 227 6-0 Michigan 11/18/1979 5 7 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 198th pick / 2003
77 James Lee 23 1 0 300 6-4 South Carolina St. 8/17/1985 Rook 0
43 Elbert Mack 22 15 0 201 6-1 Troy 7/14/1986 Rook 0
79 Sean Mahan 28 15 0 301 6-3 Notre Dame 5/28/1980 5 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 168th pick / 2003
12 Luke McCown 27 2 0 208 6-3 Louisiana Tech 7/12/1981 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 106th pick / 2004
50 Matt McCoy 26 5 0 234 6-0 San Diego St. 10/14/1982 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 63rd pick / 2005
30 Donte Nicholson 27 5 0 216 6-1 Oklahoma 12/18/1981 3 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 141st pick / 2005
70 Donald Penn 25 LT 16 16 305 6-5 Utah St. 4/27/1983 1 7
96 Greg Peterson 24 2 0 286 6-5 North Carolina Central 1/21/1984 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 141st pick / 2007
23 Jermaine Phillips 29 SS 11 11 214 6-1 Georgia 3/27/1979 6 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 157th pick / 2002
21 Sabby Piscitelli 25 ss 15 5 222 6-3 Oregon St. 8/24/1983 1 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 64th pick / 2007
51 Barrett Ruud 25 MLB 16 16 242 6-1 Nebraska 5/20/1983 3 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 36th pick / 2005
78 Arron Sears 24 LG 15 15 319 6-3 Tennessee 10/25/1984 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2007
98 Ryan Sims 28 dt 15 2 315 6-4 North Carolina 5/4/1980 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 2002
81 Alex Smith 26 TE 14 12 258 6-4 Stanford 5/22/1982 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2005
22 Clifton Smith* 23 KR 9 0 190 5-8 Fresno St. 7/4/1985 Rook 2
86 Jerramy Stevens 29 te 14 3 260 6-7 Washington 11/13/1979 6 3 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 28th pick / 2002
44 Byron Storer 24 rb 6 3 219 6-1 California 5/1/1984 1 0
85 Maurice Stovall 23 5 0 215 6-4 Notre Dame 2/21/1985 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 90th pick / 2006
25 Aqib Talib 22 db 15 2 202 6-2 Kansas 2/13/1986 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 20th pick / 2008
83 Ben Troupe 26 2 0 262 6-4 Florida 9/1/1982 4 0 Tennessee Titans / 2nd / 40th pick / 2004
65 Jeremy Trueblood 25 RT 16 16 315 6-8 Boston Col. 5/10/1983 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2006
91 Stylez G. White 29 16 0 268 6-3 Minnesota 7/25/1979 1 3 Houston Texans / 7th / 229th pick / 2002
97 Jimmy Wilkerson 27 de 16 1 280 6-2 Oklahoma 1/4/1981 5 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 189th pick / 2003
24 Cadillac Williams 26 rb 6 1 217 5-11 Auburn 4/21/1982 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 5th pick / 2005
76 Jeremy Zuttah 22 rg 12 5 303 6-4 Rutgers 6/1/1986 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2008
Team Total 27.2 16 239.1 6-1.6 4.2