1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
The 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 16th season in the National Football League.
|1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|
|Head coach||Richard Williamson|
|General manager||Phil Krueger|
|Home field||Tampa Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFC Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Team MVP||LB Broderick Thomas|
In Richard Williamson's first full season as coach the Buccaneers started by losing their first five games, on the way to another last place 3–13 season. Among the major disappointments was quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who was replaced by Chris Chandler at quarterback early in the season, who passed for 1,994 yards and eight touchdown passes to 15 interceptions. Following the season Coach Williamson would be fired and replaced by Sam Wyche.
Tax records would later show that 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 get income. Such records revealed Culverhouse ran the Bucs as a profit first business, often releasing better players who would deserve big contracts.
|1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft|
|3||66||Lawrence Dawsey||WR||Florida State|
|3||80||Robert Wilson||RB||Texas A&M|
|5||120||Terry Bagsby||LB||East Texas State|
|5||136||Tim Ryan||OG||Notre Dame|
|7||174||Calvin Tiggle||LB||Georgia Tech|
|8||207||Marty Carter||DB||Middle Tennessee St|
|10||265||Hyland Hickson||RB||Michigan State|
|12||314||Al Chamblee||LB||Virginia Tech|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
|1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
|1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers final roster|
|1||September 1, 1991||at New York Jets||L 16–13||1:00||The Meadowlands||CBS||61,204||0–1|
|2||September 8, 1991||Chicago Bears||L 21–20||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||65,625||0–2|
|3||September 15, 1991||at Green Bay Packers||L 15–13||1:00||Lambeau Field||CBS||58,114||0–3|
|4||September 22, 1991||Buffalo Bills||L 17–10||4:00||Tampa Stadium||NBC||57,323||0–4|
|5||September 29, 1991||at Detroit Lions||L 31–3||1:00||Pontiac Silverdome||CBS||44,479||0–5|
|6||October 6, 1991||Philadelphia Eagles||W 14–13||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||41,219||1–5|
|8||October 20, 1991||at New Orleans Saints||L 23–7||1:00||Louisiana Superdome||CBS||68,591||1–6|
|9||October 27, 1991||Green Bay Packers||L 27–0||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||40,275||1–7|
|10||November 3, 1991||at Minnesota Vikings||L 28–13||1:00||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome||CBS||35,737||1–8|
|11||November 10, 1991||Detroit Lions||W 30–21||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||37,742||2–8|
|12||November 17, 1991||at Atlanta Falcons||L 43–7||1:00||Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium||CBS||41,274||2–9|
|13||November 24, 1991||New York Giants||L 21–14||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||63,698||2–10|
|14||December 1, 1991||at Miami Dolphins||L 33–14||1:00||Joe Robbie Stadium||CBS||51,036||2–11|
|15||December 8, 1991||Minnesota Vikings||L 26–24||8:00||Tampa Stadium||ESPN||41,091||2–12|
|16||December 14, 1991||at Chicago Bears||L 27–0||12:30||Soldier Field||CBS||54,719||2–13|
|17||December 22, 1991||Indianapolis Colts||W 17–3||1:00||Tampa Stadium||NBC||28,043||3–13|
|(2) Detroit Lions||12||4||0||.750||6–2||8–4||339||295||W6|
|(4) Chicago Bears||11||5||0||.688||7–1||9–3||299||269||L1|
|Green Bay Packers||4||12||0||.250||3–5||3–9||273||313||W1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||13||0||.188||1–7||2–10||199||365||W1|
- "Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1991 Stats, History, Awards and More". Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-03-11.
- 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media Guide. pp. 44–46. Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Oct-20.