The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 14July 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. 14 — wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (2013)
Tampa Bay’s handpicked free agent receiver of 2013, the man the New Schiano Order tabbed from the Cowboys for the critical No. 3 wideout role last year, Kevin Ogletree, lasted only four games before being cut.
Ogletree couldn’t catch the ball. At times he made Michael Clayton look like Wes Welker. It was ironic that Ogletree got a fourth start in September, yet Greg Schiano benched Josh Freeman for “performance.”
A well spoken and super nice guy off the field, Ogletree was dreadful in a Bucs uniform. As is very common for the players on this dubious list, Ogletree, still only 26 years old, is now a man without a team.No. 15 — Sean Mahan No. 16 — Da’Quan Bowers No. 17 — Daniel Te’o-Nesheim No. 18 — Kyle Moore No. 19 – Jeremy Truebood No. 20 – Michael Clayton
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.