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1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head Coach Sam Wyche
Home Field Tampa Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Place 3rd in NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Team MVP RB Reggie Cobb
Timeline
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1991 1993

The 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on a 3–13 season. It was the first season of Sam Wyche's four-year spell as Buccaneer head coach. Wyche said before the season that he believed he could turn Vinny Testaverde into a great player. Tampa Bay had lop-sided wins in the first two weeks, and looked like they would prove good the coach's words. They started the season 3–1 but then lost ten of the next eleven, starting with a close heart-breaker to the Indianapolis Colts. The biggest heartbreak of the year was a week-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.[citation needed] Tampa Bay was rolling in the first half to a 27–3 lead. But the second half was all Rams, and a 27–31 loss took whatever life was left to the team out of it.[citation needed] Special teams suffered too, especially from kickers like Ken Willis making only eight of fourteen field goals. Reggie Cobb became only the third player in the team's history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and Santana Dotson made the All-Rookie team. The Bucs finished the season the way they started it, with a win over the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL DraftEdit

Pick Round Player Position School
44Round 2Courtney HawkinsWide ReceiverMichigan State
59Round 3Mark WheelerDefensive TackleTexas A&M
79Round 3Tyji ArmstrongTight EndMississippi
86Round 4Craig EricksonQuarterbackMiami
118Round 5Rogerick GreenDefensive BackKansas State
132Round 5Santana DotsonDefensive EndBaylor
148Round 6James MaloneLinebackerUCLA
184Round 7Ken SwillingDefensive BackGeorgia Tech
200Round 8Anthony McDowellRunning BackTexas Tech
222Round 8Mike PawlawskiQuarterbackCalifornia
254Round 10Elijah AlexanderLinebackerKansas State
284Round 11Mazio RoysterRunning BackUSC
311Round 12Klaus WilmsmeyerPunterLouisville

The Buccaneers' first-round pick had previously been traded to the Indianapolis Colts in return for quarterback Chris Chandler, and was eventually used to select Quentin Coryatt.

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach/Director of Football Operations – Sam Wyche

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams/Tight Ends – George Stewart

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Ray Oliver
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Dennis Green

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Regular season
Week Date Opponent Result Kickoff[a] Game site TV Attendance Record
1 September 6, 1992 Phoenix Cardinals W 23-7 4:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 41,315 1-0
2 September 13, 1992 Green Bay Packers W 31-3 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 50,051 2-0
3 September 20, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings L 26-20 1:00 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome CBS 48,113 2-1
4 September 27, 1992 at Detroit Lions W 27-23 1:00 Pontiac Silverdome CBS 51,374 3-1
5 October 4, 1992 Indianapolis Colts L 24-14 1:00 Tampa Stadium NBC 56,585 3-2
6 Bye
7 October 18, 1992 at Chicago Bears L 31-14 1:00 Soldier Field CBS 61,412 3-3
8 October 25, 1992 Detroit Lions L 38-7 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 53,995 3-4
9 November 1, 1992 at New Orleans Saints L 23-21 1:00 Louisiana Superdome CBS 68,591 3-5
10 November 8, 1992 Minnesota Vikings L 35-7 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 49,095 3-6
11 November 15, 1992 Chicago Bears W 20-17 4:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 69,102 4-6
12 November 22, 1992 at San Diego Chargers L 29-14 4:00 Jack Murphy Stadium CBS 43,197 4-7
13 November 29, 1992 at Green Bay Packers L 19-14 1:00 Milwaukee County Stadium CBS 52,347 4-8
14 December 6, 1992 Los Angeles Rams L 31-27 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 38,387 4-9
15 December 13, 1992 Atlanta Falcons L 35-7 1:00 Tampa Stadium CBS 39,056 4-10
16 December 19, 1992 at San Francisco 49ers L 21-14 4:00 Candlestick Park CBS 60,519 4-11
17 December 27, 1992 at Phoenix Cardinals W 7-3 5:00 Sun Devil Stadium CBS 29,645 5-11

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 PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 374 249
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 276 296
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 267 365
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 295 361
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 273 332

ReferencesEdit

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
1992 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXVII

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