While the 0-14 season stands out, Tampa has had their fair share of dismal seasons. From 1983 to the late nineties, the Buccaneers were notorious for being just awful at football.
We complain about games being blacked out today, but that’s a trend that started back during the infamous ‘Yuckaneers’ days. Only games that featured marquee teams sold out and it was only because opposing fans showed up — kind of like now. No matter who the Buccaneers brought in they were terrible and routinely picked atop the NFL Draft.
Vinny Testaverde couldn’t do anything when he came to town as the No. 1 pick and everyone after that couldn’t dig the Buccaneers out of the dumps.
But to the credit of the regime that tried to right the Culverhouse ship, as Sam Wyche took over in the early nineties and brought in guys like Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch. But nothing can erase the awfulness of the Yuckaneers days, when bags on the heads of fans were synonymous with Bucs football.