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1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Central Division 2-14-0 .125
Head Coach: John McKay
QuarterbacksBoyd Dowler
Special TeamsFrank Emanuel
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksWayne Fontes
Defensive LineAbe Gibron
Running BacksJim Gruden
Offensive LineKim Helton
Wide ReceiversChip Myers
LinebackersHoward Tippett
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/4/1983HDetroit Lions0-11LTampa, FLTampa Stadium62154
Sat8/6/1983HNew Orleans Saints20-17WTampa, FLTampa Stadium53111
Sun9/11/1983AChicago Bears10-17LChicago, ILSoldier Field58186
Sat8/13/1983AHouston Oilers23-17WHouston, TXAstrodome41107
Sat8/20/1983HAtlanta Falcons17-6WTampa, FLTampa Stadium57237
Sun9/18/1983HMinnesota Vikings16-19LOTTampa, FLTampa Stadium57567
Sun9/25/1983HCincinnati Bengals17-23LTampa, FLTampa Stadium56023
Fri8/26/1983HNew England Patriots41-21WTampa, FLTampa Stadium52108
Sun10/2/1983AGreen Bay Packers14-55LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field54272
Sun10/9/1983ADallas Cowboys24-27LOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium63308
Sun10/16/1983HSt. Louis Cardinals27-34LTampa, FLTampa Stadium48224
Sun10/23/1983HNew Orleans Saints21-24LTampa, FLTampa Stadium48242
Sun10/30/1983APittsburgh Steelers12-17LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium57648
Sun11/6/1983AMinnesota Vikings17-12WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59239
Sun11/13/1983ACleveland Browns0-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium56091
Sun11/20/1983HChicago Bears0-27LTampa, FLTampa Stadium36816
Sun11/27/1983HHouston Oilers33-24WTampa, FLTampa Stadium38625
Sun12/4/1983ASan Francisco 49ers21-35LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park49773
Mon12/12/1983HGreen Bay Packers9-12LOTTampa, FLTampa Stadium50763
Sun12/18/1983ADetroit Lions20-23LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome78392
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
69Hasson ArbubakrrRDE6'425023Pasadena CC; Texas Tech161
46Adger ArmstrongFB6'023026Texas A&M115
82Jerry BellTE6'523024Arizona State166
83Theo BellWR5'1118030Arizona164
52Scot BrantleyRILB6'123025Florida1615
80Gene BrantonWR6'524523Texas Southern10
34Cedric BrownFS6'119029Kent State87
77Glenn BujnochOG6'626530Texas A&M62
78John CannonLDE6'526223William & Mary1411
3Bill CapeceK5'717024Florida State150
87Gerald CarterWR6'118826Tyler JC; Texas A&M169
28Mel CarverTB5'1121524Laney JC; Nevada-Las Vegas169
23Jeremiah CastilleCB-S5'1017522Alabama157
20Neal ColzieSS6'219630Ohio State53
33Mark CotneySS6'020531New Mexico Highlands; Cameron1212
58Jeff DavisLILB6'023023Clemson1514
62Sean FarrellROG6'326023Penn State109
5Frank GarciaP6'020026Arizona State; Nevada-Las Vegas; Arizona160
88Jimmie GilesTE6'324229Alcorn State119
11Jerry GolsteynQB6'421029Northern Illinois53
53Hugh GreenROLB6'222624Pittsburgh1615
60Randy GrimesLOG6'427323Baylor1510
59Andy HawkinsLOLB6'222525Texas A&M-Kingsville65
8Bob HewkoQB6'319523Florida20
21John HoltLCB5'1118024West Texas A&M1616
89Kevin HouseWR6'118526Southern Illinois1616
56Cecil JohnsonLB6'223028Pittsburgh51
51Ed JudieLOLB6'223524Northern Arizona1110
7Jeff KomloQB6'220027Delaware20
29Sandy LaBeauxCB-S6'321022Hayward State30
57Jim LeonardC-OG6'326026Santa Clara151
76Dave LoganNT6'225027Pittsburgh1616
64Quentin LowryLB6'222526Youngstown State60
43Terdell MiddletonRB6'019528Memphis70
24Tom MorrisCB-S5'1117523Cypress JC; Golden West JC; Michigan State120
1Michael MortonRB5'817523Nevada-Las Vegas160
86Jim ObradovichTE6'222530El Camino JC; Southern California165
44Dwayne O'SteenSS6'119429California; San Jose State30
26James OwensRB5'1118828UCLA125
75Dave ReavisLOT6'426033Arkansas1511
43Beasley ReeceFS6'118629North Texas98
66Booker ReeseDE6'626024Bethune-Cookman167
74Gene SandersOT6'328527Texas A&M127
63Lee Roy SelmonRDE6'325629Oklahoma1413
22Johnny Ray SmithCB5'918526Lamar161
72Ray SnellLOG6'426525Wisconsin96
55Danny SpradlinLB6'123824Tennessee162
65Dave StallsDE6'424528Northern Colorado60
70Kelly ThomasROT6'627023Southern California1413
41Norris ThomasCB5'1117529Southern Mississippi100
14Jack ThompsonQB6'322027Washington State1413
56Robert ThompsonLB6'322523Michigan101
81Andre TylerWR6'018524Stanford140
2Dave WarnkeK5'1118523Augsburg10
40Mike WashingtonRCB6'319030Alabama1010
90Brad WhiteNT6'225025Tennessee160
32James WilderFB6'322525Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Missouri1010
50Steve WilsonC6'426629Georgia1010
85Mark WitteTE6'324024North Texas162
54Richard WoodLB6'223030Southern California161
68George YarnoOG-OT6'226726Washington State1411
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Randy Grimes245CBaylor
Jeremiah Castille372DBAlabama
Kelly Thomas499TSouthern California
Tony Chickillo5131DTMiami (Florida)
Gene Branton6148WRTexas Southernfrom SF
Ken Kaplan6158TNew Hampshire
Weldon Ledbetter7185RBOklahoma
John Samuelson8212LBAzusa Pacific
Hasson Arbubakrr9238DTTexas Tech
Darius Durham10270WRSan Diego State
Mark Witte11297TENorth Texas
John Higginbotham12324DTNortheastern State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals436865650
Opponents Totals70127701049
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:5524972157207422632.7112055.094832
Opponents Totals32:05320124172249123039.691464.3105799
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Capece0232688.5102343.5053
James Owens60000036
James Wilder60000036
Kevin House50000030
Adger Armstrong20000012
Theo Bell20000012
Gerald Carter20000012
Hugh Green20000012
Jerry Bell1000006
Mel Carver1000006
Jeremiah Castille1000006
Jimmie Giles1000006
Dave Logan1000006
Jim Obradovich1000006
Dave Warnke01250.0010.001
George Yarno011100.00001
(Team)0020.00000
Team Totals31253180.6102441.70241
Opponents Totals42404295.2283482.42380
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill Capece102343.50/07/80/43/80/3
Dave Warnke010.00/00/10/00/00/0
Team Totals102441.70/07/90/43/80/3
Opponents Totals283482.41/18/88/107/104/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
James Wilder1616404.075t4
Mel Carver1143483.1160
James Owens962662.8155
Adger Armstrong7304.3150
Michael Morton13282.2270
Jack Thompson26271.090
Jeff Komlo2115.5110
Terdell Middleton242.020
Jerry Golsteyn530.620
Gerald Carter100.000
Kevin House1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals42813533.275t9
Opponents Totals56120823.73919
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jack Thompson42324958.915329066.911.780184.3215.039289261773.3
Jerry Golsteyn974748.5485355.511.45200.022.175248356.9
Jeff Komlo8450.03496.112.31700.0112.53252429.7
Team Totals52830056.820434906.611.680183.4244.549366312469.4
Opponents Totals49030061.216736247.412.180t153.1234.742309331574.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
James Wilder573806.7312
Gerald Carter4869414.556t2
Kevin House4776916.474t5
Mel Carver322628.2201
Theo Bell2541016.4522
Jimmie Giles2534914.0801
Jerry Bell1820011.1331
Adger Armstrong1517311.5412
James Owens15815.4111
Jim Obradovich9717.9191
Andre Tyler67712.8210
Mark Witte2157.5100
Michael Morton199.090
Team Totals300349011.68018
Opponents Totals300362412.180t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Beasley Reece67011.7290
Cedric Brown47819.5360
John Holt34314.3250
Hugh Green25427.033t2
Mike Washington24120.5250
Booker Reese2115.5110
Mark Cotney210.510
Jeremiah Castille16969.069t1
Scot Brantley100.000
Team Totals2336716.069t3
Opponents Totals2431613.270t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Frank Garcia95400842.26411216603316533.0
Team Totals96400841.86411216603316533.0
Opponents Totals79321740.76501211299267833.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Andre Tyler2752087.7160
Theo Bell102484.8110
John Holt50438.6170
Team Totals4272997.1170
Opponents Totals591160310.290t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Michael Morton30068923.0500
James Owens20038019.0310
Johnny Ray Smith8013617.0430
Danny Spradlin303511.7240
Dwayne O'Steen203015.0160
Mel Carver202412.0130
Adger Armstrong101010.0100
Terdell Middleton101010.0100
Jim Obradovich1000.000
Team Totals680131419.3500
Opponents Totals50103920.8810
SACKSNOYDS
Lee Roy Selmon11.0
Dave Logan9.5
John Cannon5.0
Hugh Green3.5
Andy Hawkins3.0
Scot Brantley2.0
Jeff Davis1.5
Danny Spradlin1.0
Booker Reese1.0
Ed Judie1.0
John Holt1.0
Mark Cotney1.0
Hasson Arbubakrr1.0
Dave Stalls0.5
Team Totals42.0309.0
Opponents Totals49.0366.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Adger Armstrong0010100
Jerry Bell210100
Theo Bell0010100
John Cannon0001100
Gerald Carter300000
Mel Carver620200
Neal Colzie0001100
Mark Cotney0001100
Sean Farrell0010100
Jimmie Giles100000
Jerry Golsteyn330300
Hugh Green1022110
Randy Grimes0010100
John Holt101100
Ed Judie0002200
Jeff Komlo200000
Jim Leonard0010100
Dave Logan00011541
Tom Morris0001100
Michael Morton520200
Jim Obradovich110100
James Owens0010100
Beasley Reece0002200
Gene Sanders0010100
Lee Roy Selmon0001140
Johnny Ray Smith221300
Danny Spradlin0001100
Dave Stalls0001100
Jack Thompson1050500
Robert Thompson0002200
Andre Tyler100000
James Wilder100000
Team Totals3916231841691
Opponents Totals43182113343
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