The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 15July 15th, 2014
Endless Top-Whatever lists across the Internet got Joe thinking of the Buccaneers’ drought since their Super Bowl glory. Not a playoff victory since! And that motivated Joe to rank the 20 worst Buccaneers of the past 10 years.
Serious deliberations went into this at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.
Beers bottles were thrown. Game film came out. Arguments ensued. Chants of Sabby from wild interns were quieted by Joe. There was even an all-night screaming session where a top intern stood on a table and repeatedly yelled, “Put the damn Rockstar on the list!!” Joe had to give the poor kid a Hooters Calendar just to distract him.
Primary consideration was given to expectations for a player combined with on-field performance. Off-field behavior was a factor, and players were not punished for injuries.
No. 15 — center/guard Sean Mahan (2003-2006, 2008-2009)
Nicknamed “the human turnstile” and “Sean Mayhem” by Joe in 2009, Sean Mahan turned in some of the worst football in the history of the Buccaneers during that dreadful ’09 season.
Yes, it was that bad. Joe hadn’t seen a steady flow of sewage like that since Joe’s toilet overflowed one morning after a 1989 dinner of six burritos and as many Tecate beers from a food truck on the streets of Tijuana. (Ahh, to be a teenager again.)
Mahan came on for injured starting center Jeff Faine in Week 2 and literally couldn’t play football. The Bucs’ A-gap was like I-275 on a Sunday morning. Nothing got bottled up. Mahan was manhandled repeatedly. He started four games and the Bucs mercifully cut him, which ended his career at 29 years old. Even classy Davin Joseph threw him under the bus in frustration that year.
Literally, Mahan delivered some of the worst offensive line play Joe has ever seen, and it could not be ignored.
During this horrid stretch, Mahan found his way to the Buccaneers Radio Network and talked about keeping his weight and strength up. Perhaps it shed some light on why he sucked so bad.
No. 16 — Da’Quan Bowers No. 17 — Daniel Te’o-Nesheim No. 18 — Kyle Moore No. 19 – Jeremy Truebood No. 20 – Michael Clayton
To remedy the situation he eats all morning and night, Mahan said. Host Scott Ledger asked him about his food choices, and Mahan said he “doesn’t discriminate.”
For breakfast, it’s “four eggs, omelettes, waffles, pancakes …,” Mahan said. “[On the couch at night it’s] “steak and ice cream. …Before practice it’s lots of fruit. … I eat all day long.”
The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years will run once or twice daily until No. 1 is revealed on Thursday, July 24.