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1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head Coach Ray Perkins
Home Field Tampa Stadium
Results
Record 6-10
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers CB Wayne Haddix
Team MVP CB Wayne Haddix
Timeline
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1989 1991

The 1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an embarrassing 5-11 season. Bucs fans were getting tired of head coach Ray Perkins and Bucs players were getting fed up with his 3 a day training camp practices. Leaving many players complaining of fatigue late in the year, and with injuries that never really healed themselves throughout the end of the season.

Still, after starting 4-2 including 4 wins against divisional opponents, the Buccaneers dropped two out of three games to a weak Dallas Cowboys team. Later in the year, quarterback Vinny Testaverde and receiver Willie Drewrey combined on an 89 yard touchdown pass in week 13 for the longest play in franchise history. Coach Perkins was fired after that game and the team fell short of a possible break even season with two losses to end the season.

Offensive coordinator Richard Williamson was made head coach for the 1991 season based on his 1-2 record, and because of his cheap asking salary demands. Tax records showed the Buccaneers were one of the most profitable teams during this time, even though owner Hugh Culverhouse announced the Bucs were losing money and needed to play games in Orlando, Florida to gain income. It was this discrepancy that revealed Culverhouse ran the Bucs as a profit first business, letting players go who were good, that deserved big contracts.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick Round Player Position School
4Round 1Keith McCantsLinebackerAlabama
30Round 2Reggie CobbRunning BackTennessee
87Round 4Jess AndersonTight EndMississippi State
108Round 4Tony MayberryCenterWake Forest
114Round 5Ian BecklesGuardIndiana
141Round 6Derrick DouglasRunning BackLouisiana Tech
171Round 7Donnie GardnerDefensive EndKentucky
224Round 9Terry CookDefensive EndFresno State
254Round 10Mike BuschTight EndIowa State
281Round 11Terry AnthonyWide ReceiverFlorida State
307Round 12Todd HammelQuarterbackStephen F. Austin

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Regular season Edit

ScheduleEdit

Regular season
Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff[a] Game site TV Attendance Record
1 September 9, 1990 at Detroit Lions W 38-21 1:00 Pontiac Silverdome CBS 54,728 1-0
2 September 16, 1990 Los Angeles Rams L 35-14 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 59,705 1-1
3 September 23, 1990 Detroit Lions W 23-20 8:00 Tampa Stadium TNT 55,075 2-1
4 September 30, 1990 at Minnesota Vikings W 23-20 1:00 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome CBS 54,462 3-1
5 October 7, 1990 at Dallas Cowboys L 14-10 1:00 Texas Stadium CBS 60,076 3-2
6 October 14, 1990 Green Bay Packers W 26-14 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 67,472 4-2
7 October 21, 1990 Dallas Cowboys L 17-13 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 68,315 4-3
8 October 28, 1990 at San Diego Chargers L 41-10 4:00 Jack Murphy Stadium CBS 40,653 4-4
9 November 4, 1990 Chicago Bears L 26-6 4:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 68,555 4-5
10 November 11, 1990 at New Orleans Saints L 35-7 1:00 Louisiana Superdome CBS 67,865 4-6
11 November 18, 1990 at San Francisco 49ers L 31-7 4:00 Candlestick Park CBS 62,221 4-7
12 November 25, 1990 at Green Bay Packers L 20-10 1:00 Milwaukee County Stadium CBS 53,677 4-8
13 December 2, 1990 Atlanta Falcons W 23-17 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 42,839 5-8
14 Bye
15 December 16, 1990 Minnesota Vikings W 26-13 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 47,272 6-8
16 December 23, 1990 at Chicago Bears L 27-14 1:00 Soldier Field CBS 46,456 6-9
17 December 30, 1990 New York Jets L 16-14 4:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 46,543 6-10

Notes:

a All times in North American Eastern Time. (UTC–4 and UTC–5 during Standard Time)

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 348 280 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 5–3 6–8 264 367 L2
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 3–5 5–7 373 413 L1
Green Bay Packers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 5–7 271 347 L5
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 351 326 L4
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RosterEdit

References Edit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego Phoenix Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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