The 2002 Super Bowl team will be honored in Tampa on Sunday, and a lot of the key members of that team will be on hand to commemorate the greatest moment in Buccaneers history. Keshawn Johnson is going to be one of those guys on hand, and fans are split as to how key he was to winning that Super Bowl.
Johnson and most of the members of that team were loved at the time, but Johnson quickly wore out his welcome and was eventually let go. Although the occasion on Sunday will be vintage Buccaneers fanfare, Johnson is not expecting it to be all duckies and bunnies when his name is announced.
“I bet you any amount of money the stadium erupts in boos when my name is called,” Johnson said earlier this week in a radio interview with T.J. Rives. “And that’s okay, though. I had fun down there. Everybody has their own opinion about the way the marriage ended, but at the same time, hey, I won a Super Bowl down there. I still have really good friends down there and I’m excited to go.”
Even this has Bucs fans polaraized, as the man they called (and still call) Meshawn is already trying to make this happy event about him. JoeBucsFan.com said it best when they said the boos coming from Raymond James Stadium will be present for Johnson, but likely not in the capacity he thinks.
We tend to agree with Joe on this one. Johnson will get his boos, he’ll get some cheers but the event will still not veer from the central theme of celebrating what is still the peak of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise.