1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
|1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|
|Head coach||Sam Wyche|
|General manager||Rich McKay|
|Home field||Tampa Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFC Central|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||MLB Hardy Nickerson|
|AP All-Pros||MLB Hardy Nickerson|
|Team MVP||MLB Hardy Nickerson|
The 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Football League.
1993 was mostly seen as a rebuilding year for coach Sam Wyche who moved on without Vinny Testaverde and went with young quarterback Craig Erickson, another University of Miami alumnus who won a national championship as their quarterback. He had a solid 3054 passing yards. The Bucs lost five of their first six games on the way to a 5-11 season.
The 1993 Buccaneers have the distinction of being the only team in NFL history to have played eleven games against teams that would go on to make the playoffs; the Buccaneers were 3–8 in these games.
In his first season with the team, Hardy Nickerson set a Buccaneer record with 214 tackles.
Prior to the season they drafted John Lynch who would become one of the most popular players of all time in Tampa.
|6||Round 1||Eric Curry||Defensive End||Alabama|
|34||Round 2||Demetrius DuBose||Linebacker||Notre Dame|
|60||Round 3||Lamar Thomas||Wide Receiver||Miami|
|82||Round 3||John Lynch||Defensive Back||Stanford|
|91||Round 4||Rudy Harris||Running Back||Clemson|
|104||Round 4||Horace Copeland||Wide Receiver||Miami|
|145||Round 6||Chidi Ahanotu||Defensive Tackle||California|
|176||Round 7||Tyree Davis||Wide Receiver||Central Arkansas|
|220||Round 8||Darrick Branch||Wide Receiver||Hawaii|
|224||Round 8||Daron Alcorn||Kicker||Akron|
|1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
|1||September 5, 1993||Kansas City Chiefs||L 27–3||1:00||Tampa Stadium||NBC||63,378*||0–1|
|2||September 12, 1993||at New York Giants||L 23–7||1:00||Giants Stadium||CBS||75,891||0–2|
|4||September 26, 1993||at Chicago Bears||L 47–17||1:00||Soldier Field||CBS||58,329||0–3|
|5||October 3, 1993||Detroit Lions||W 27–10||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||40,794*||1–3|
|6||October 10, 1993||at Minnesota Vikings||L 15–0||1:00||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome||CBS||54,215||1–4|
|8||October 24, 1993||Green Bay Packers||L 37–14||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||47,354*||1–5|
|9||October 31, 1993||at Atlanta Falcons||W 31–24||1:00||Georgia Dome||CBS||50,647||2–5|
|10||November 7, 1993||at Detroit Lions||L 23–0||1:00||Pontiac Silverdome||CBS||65,295||2–6|
|11||November 14, 1993||San Francisco 49ers||L 45–21||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||43,835*||2–7|
|12||November 21, 1993||Minnesota Vikings||W 23–10||8:00||Tampa Stadium||ESPN||40,848*||3–7|
|13||November 28, 1993||at Green Bay Packers||L 13–10||1:00||Lambeau Field||CBS||56,995||3–8|
|14||December 5, 1993||Washington Redskins||L 23–17||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||49,035*||3–9|
|15||December 12, 1993||Chicago Bears||W 13–10||1:00||Tampa Stadium||CBS||56,667*||4–9|
|16||December 19, 1993||at Los Angeles Raiders||L 27–20||4:00||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||CBS||40,532||4–10|
|17||December 26, 1993||at Denver Broncos||W 17–10||4:00||Mile High Stadium||CBS||73,434||5–10|
|18||January 2, 1994||San Diego Chargers||L 32–17||4:00||Tampa Stadium||NBC||35,587*||5–11|
- = blacked out locally
|(3) Detroit Lions||10||6||0||.625||298||292||W2|
|(5) Minnesota Vikings||9||7||0||.563||277||290||W3|
|(6) Green Bay Packers||9||7||0||.563||340||282||L1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||11||0||.313||237||376||L1|
- Williams, Charean (6 December 1994). "Victories Have Wyche Wishing For More Time". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- Tampa Bay played Detroit, Minnesota and Green Bay twice each, as well as Giants, 49ers, Chiefs, Raiders and Broncos: Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, in games against playoff teams only, sorted by most games in season matching criteria
- 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media Guide. pp. 44–46. Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-04-12.