Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in their forty-seventh season, playing their home games at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida since 1998. The Buccaneers are led by head coach Todd Bowles since 2022.

The Buccaneers have won two Super Bowls in their history, most recently in 2020.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Warrick Dunn won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1997; Derrick Brooks won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2002; Cadillac Williams won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2005; Warren Sapp won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1999; Lee Roy Selmon won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1979.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the Decades

1970s

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' inaugural season was 1976. During the decade, the Buccaneers had a record of 17-43-0 during the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Tampa Stadium. They won one division title. The Buccaneers ranked 5th in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 37% and ranked 6th in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 0%.

1980s

During the decade, the Buccaneers had a record of 45-106-1 during the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Tampa Stadium. They won one division title. The Buccaneers ranked 5th in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 30%.

1990s

During the decade, the Buccaneers had a record of 67-93-0 during the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Houlihan's Stadium (1990-1997) and Raymond James Stadium (1998-1999). They won one division title. The Buccaneers ranked 5th in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 42%.

2000s

During the decade, the Buccaneers had a record of 79-81-0 during the regular season and 3-4 in the playoffs. In fact, the seventy-nine wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Buccaneers. They played their home games at Raymond James Stadium. They won three division titles. The Buccaneers ranked 2nd in the NFC Central division with a win percentage of 59% and ranked 4th in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 47%. They won one Super Bowl in 2002.

2010s

During the decade, the Buccaneers had a record of 59-101-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Raymond James Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Buccaneers ranked 4th in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 37%.

2020s

During the decade, the Buccaneers had a record of 26-11-0 during the regular season and 5-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Raymond James Stadium. They won one division title. The Buccaneers ranked 1st in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 70%. They won one Super Bowl in 2020.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Todd Bowles 2022 1-2-0 33.3% 0-0
Bruce Arians 2019-2021 31-18-0 63.3% 5-1
Dirk Koetter 2016-2018 19-29-0 39.6% 0-0
Lovie Smith 2014-2015 8-24-0 25.0% 0-0
Greg Schiano 2012-2013 11-21-0 34.4% 0-0
Raheem Morris 2009-2011 17-31-0 35.4% 0-0
Jon Gruden 2002-2008 57-55-0 50.9% 3-2
Tony Dungy 1996-2001 54-42-0 56.3% 2-4
Sam Wyche 1992-1995 23-41-0 35.9% 0-0
Richard Williamson 1990-1991 9-23-0 28.1% 0-0
Ray Perkins 1987-1990 20-43-0 31.7% 0-0
Leeman Bennett 1985-1986 4-28-0 12.5% 0-0
John McKay 1976-1984 44-88-1 33.5% 1-3

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