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1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Central Division 5-11-0 .313
Head Coach: John McKay
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersTom Bass
Wide ReceiversWillie Brown
Defensive SecondaryWayne Fontes
Offensive Coordinator/Running BacksJoe Gibbs
Chief Assistant/Defensive LineAbe Gibron
Offensive LineSkip Husbands
Special TeamsPhil Krueger
QuarterbacksBill Nelsen
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978HCincinnati Bengals17-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium60106
Sat8/12/1978HBaltimore Colts23-12WTampa, FLTampa Stadium61112
Sat8/19/1978ANew Orleans Saints14-3WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46282
Fri8/25/1978HMiami Dolphins20-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium68132
Sat9/2/1978HNew York Giants13-19LTampa, FLTampa Stadium67456
Sat9/9/1978HDetroit Lions7-15LTampa, FLTampa Stadium64445
Sun9/17/1978AMinnesota Vikings16-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46152
Sun9/24/1978HAtlanta Falcons14-9WTampa, FLTampa Stadium58073
Sun10/1/1978HMinnesota Vikings7-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium65972
Sun10/8/1978AKansas City Chiefs30-13WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium38201
Sun10/15/1978ANew York Giants14-17LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium68025
Sun10/22/1978HChicago Bears33-19WTampa, FLTampa Stadium68146
Sun10/29/1978AGreen Bay Packers7-9LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55108
Sun11/5/1978ALos Angeles Rams23-26LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55182
Sun11/12/1978ADetroit Lions23-34LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome60320
Sun11/19/1978HBuffalo Bills31-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium61383
Sun11/26/1978AChicago Bears3-14LChicago, ILSoldier Field42373
Sun12/3/1978HGreen Bay Packers7-17LTampa, FLTampa Stadium67754
Sun12/10/1978ASan Francisco 49ers3-6LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park30931
Sun12/17/1978HNew Orleans Saints10-17LTampa, FLTampa Stadium51207
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31Jerry AndersonS5'1118725Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma20
42Ricky BellTB6'221823Southern California129
53Rik BonnessROLB6'522024Nebraska162
10Mike BorylaQB6'320027Stanford11
55Aaron BrownLB6'223822Ohio State160
34Cedric BrownFS6'119024Kent State1413
70Darryl CarltonROT6'626025Tampa1312
32Louis CarterTB5'1120725Maryland165
44Billy CesareDB5'1119023Memphis; Miami (Florida)100
60Wally ChambersLDE6'625027Eastern Kentucky122
33Mark CotneySS6'020526New Mexico Highlands; Cameron1615
71Randy CrowderDL6'225226Penn State140
82Alvis DarbyTE6'522524Florida61
38Johnny DavisFB6'123522Alabama1610
35Jimmy DuBoseFB5'1122024Florida65
41Dave FarmerRB6'020524Southern California30
84Karl FarmerWR5'1116524Los Angeles Southwest JC; Pittsburgh20
80Larry FranklinWR6'118523Jackson State20
74Rocky FreitasROT6'626733Oregon State132
88Jimmie GilesTE6'324224Alcorn State1610
49Randy GillLB6'223022Mount Hood JC; San Jose State10
83Frank GrantWR5'1118028Colorado State-Pueblo104
4Dave GreenP5'1120029Ohio University160
81Isaac HaginsWR5'917924Southern University41
73Charley HannahLDE6'626023Alabama1614
52Paul HarrisLB6'322024Alabama50
64Greg HortonLOG6'425027Colorado1412
19Gary HuffQB6'119527Florida State60
59Earl InmonLB6'121524Bethune-Cookman20
56Cecil JohnsonROLB6'223023Pittsburgh1313
65Randy JohnsonLOG6'225525Georgia101
25Curtis JordanFS6'220524Texas Tech165
77Bill KollarRDE6'425626Montana State162
84Mike LevensellerWR6'118022Washington State20
57Dave LewisLOLB6'424524San Diego CC; Southern California1616
28Alvin MaxsonRB5'1120127Southern Methodist10
89John McKayWR5'1118225Southern California157
68Dan MedlinROG-LOG6'425529North Carolina State148
67Brett MoritzOG6'525023Army; Nebraska60
87Larry MuckerWR5'1118024Arizona State167
51Dana NafzigerROLB6'122125Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)141
86Jim ObradovichTE6'222525El Camino JC; Southern California169
6Neil O'DonoghueP-K6'621025St. Bernard; Auburn150
85Morris OwensWR6'019225Arizona State1611
76Dave PearNT6'225025Washington1616
72Garry PuetzROG-ROT6'426526Valparaiso108
15Mike RaeQB6'020027Southern California65
23George RagsdaleRB5'1118526North Carolina A&T State150
75Dave ReavisLOT6'426028Arkansas1616
46Danny ReeceCB-S5'1118823Southern California150
78Kurt SchumacherLOG6'324626Ohio State44
61Dewey SelmonLILB6'124025Oklahoma1616
63Lee Roy SelmonRDE6'325624Oklahoma1414
40Mike WashingtonRCB6'319025Alabama1616
28Charlie WhiteFB6'022225Iowa Central JC; Bethune-Cookman71
45Jeris WhiteLCB5'1118026Hawaii1616
12Doug WilliamsQB6'422023Grambling State1010
79Steve WilsonC6'426624Georgia1616
62Jeff WinansLOG6'526527Modesto JC; Southern California11
54Richard WoodRILB6'223025Southern California1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Doug Williams117QBGrambling Statefrom HOU
Johnny Davis230RBAlabama
Brett Moritz244GNebraskafrom HOU
Eli Marshall6162WRNorth Carolina Statefrom LARM
John McGriff8196LBMiami (Florida)
Willie Taylor9223WRPittsburgh
Aaron Brown10252LBOhio State
Kevin McLee12307RBGeorgia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals40823089
Opponents Totals67644682
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals238111101267223430.8100860
Opponents Totals256109131169125535.7101963
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Neil O'Donoghue0252986.2132356.5064
Ricky Bell60000036
Morris Owens50000030
Jimmy DuBose40000024
Johnny Davis30000018
Jim Obradovich30000018
Jimmie Giles20000012
George Ragsdale20000012
Louis Carter1000006
John McKay1000006
Mike Washington1000006
Doug Williams1000006
Dave Green00011100.003
Team Totals29252986.2142458.30241
Opponents Totals27232785.2243275.01259
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Dave Green11100.00/00/01/10/00/0
Neil O'Donoghue132356.50/06/62/65/100/1
Team Totals142458.30/06/63/75/100/1
Opponents Totals243275.00/012/127/105/70/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ricky Bell1856793.7566
Johnny Davis973703.88t3
Jimmy DuBose933583.8124
Louis Carter812753.4171
Mike Rae201869.3420
George Ragsdale251214.8181
Charlie White11423.880
Larry Mucker5357.0130
Doug Williams27230.971
Gary Huff3103.3100
Dave Green100.000
Jimmie Giles1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals54920983.85616
Opponents Totals59520493.475t12
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Doug Williams1947337.611311706.016.056t73.684.1669110153.4
Mike Rae1185748.3547056.012.433t43.475.93728841753.8
Gary Huff361541.7181694.711.331t12.838.355411530.9
Dave Green3266.71258.312.52500.000.0002592.4
Louis Carter5240.038717.443.56600.000.0008787.5
Mike Boryla5240.03153.07.51800.000.0457-4247.9
Team Totals36115141.819221716.014.466123.3185.052468170352.3
Opponents Totals41924157.514925356.110.568t133.1296.933256227956.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Morris Owens3264020.0665
Jimmie Giles2332414.1382
Louis Carter191397.3170
Ricky Bell151228.1220
Jim Obradovich1421915.628t3
Larry Mucker1327120.8480
John McKay916618.4281
Frank Grant811214.0200
Isaac Hagins66510.8210
Johnny Davis5132.670
George Ragsdale34113.731t1
Charlie White23115.5180
Danny Reece12525.0250
Jimmy DuBose133.030
Team Totals151217114.46612
Opponents Totals241253510.568t13
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Cedric Brown611018.3290
Jeris White55611.2310
Mike Washington5438.6240
Dave Lewis3248.0130
Curtis Jordan3237.7220
Mark Cotney22814.0280
Cecil Johnson252.540
Danny Reece11313.0130
Aaron Brown11010.0100
Dewey Selmon100.000
Team Totals2931210.8310
Opponents Totals1823513.1321
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Green100409240.96121420447336533.0
Team Totals102409240.16121420447336533.0
Opponents Totals97391940.46001414512312732.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Reece4433938.9500
Larry Mucker71497.0140
Mark Cotney51387.6100
Isaac Hagins41235.8110
Cedric Brown2194.590
Team Totals6275128.3500
Opponents Totals6244477.2310
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
George Ragsdale2455523.1460
Danny Reece1124021.8320
Louis Carter69716.2210
Jimmie Giles56012.0170
Isaac Hagins46917.3200
Jim Obradovich34816.0170
Larry Mucker294.560
Alvin Maxson11717.0170
Team Totals56109519.6460
Opponents Totals49114623.4660
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ricky Bell100000
Mike Boryla100000
Aaron Brown0001100
Cedric Brown100000
Louis Carter610100
Billy Cesare0001100
Mark Cotney102200
Randy Crowder0002200
Johnny Davis200000
Jimmy DuBose110100
Jimmie Giles100000
Isaac Hagins100000
Charley Hannah1011-240
Paul Harris0001100
Gary Huff2101-120
Cecil Johnson0002200
Bill Kollar0001100
Dave Lewis0001100
Larry Mucker210100
Morris Owens110100
Dave Pear0001100
Mike Rae410100
George Ragsdale200000
Dave Reavis0010100
Danny Reece200000
Charlie White110100
Doug Williams5202-60
Steve Wilson0020200
Richard Wood0001100
Team Totals3523121426-420
Opponents Totals32141220320
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