Who are the five best running backs in Buccaneers franchise history?
In talking about the Buccaneers, both of yesterday and today, we often talk about the defense. Through the years, whether the team has been successful or not, there have been dominant players on defense. The Bucs have always been noted for a strong pass rush, even back when they weren’t winning any games. That trait was there when the Super Bowl finally came to Tampa, and is there even now with young players like Noah Spence.
The offense, at times, has been a bit harder to come by. Make no mistake about it, we are not used to having the weapons we currently have in Tampa. This is the type of wealth we don’t normally get. It typically is the defense helping the offense through, and the offense scoring enough points to get the job done. Brad Johnson and company changed that a bit when we held up the trophy, but that was a blip on the radar screen of the Bucs history.
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But that makes posts like this one all the more interesting. Even in dark times, there were bright spots. Someone had to carry the day for the offense. In the past, we have looked at the five best quarterbacks in franchise history. Now, I know that’s a lot easier said than done. There were five, however, that stood out above the rest.
Today, we are going to move along and look at the players that line up behind the quarterback. Doug Martin has had two seasons that could eventually propel him onto this list, if he remains with the Bucs. But as we all know, he has been far too inconsistent.
So who makes it? Who are the five best running backs ever to wear the Bucs uniform? Let the debate begin, as the countdown starts now.