The Next Member Of The Ring Of Honor Is…

June 14th, 2010

Bucs Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon was the inaugural member of the Bucs Ring of Honor which debuted last year when the Bucs won their first game of the season over Green Bay.

Who will be the second?

The Bucs just announced the next member of the Ring of Honor will be released Wednesday.

Joe has no idea who it is but Joe’s going to guess — nothing more than a guess — it will be Doug Williams.

Others who may get the honor:

Mike Alstott.

Scot Brantley.

John McKay.

Warren Sapp.

John Lynch.

Jimmie Giles.

Mark Cotney.

Or will the Bucs on Wednesday have a mini-ceremony of sorts where Derrick Brooks announces his retirement, and thus will be in the Ring of Honor?

OK, Joe wants to hear from Bucs fans. Who should be the next Bucs player in the Ring of Honor?

23 Responses to “The Next Member Of The Ring Of Honor Is…”

  1. Mark Says:

    Derrick Brooks should get it without a doubt. He deserves it especially because of what happened last year. The Bucs owe him something prestigious.

  2. SLY Says:

    I agree with Mark, Brooks should get in next. The Bucs fumbled the ball the way they let Brooks go the way they did. That was a missed opportunity to let him go out on his terms and keep him in the organization after retirement. Maybe they can still mend this fence? Derrick Brooks would be a great in a role mentoring players.

  3. Not a Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Wilder, Brooks, Alstott or McKay (in that order…)

  4. D. Ramirez Says:

    I think we all know the right answer here: Mike Nugent! Why? For finally getting the FAK kicked outta here and giving us the chance to find future league MVP, Connor Barth.

  5. d-money Says:

    Paul Gruber.

  6. D. Ramirez Says:

    Knowing how backwards this organization is, they’d probably would give it to Nugent, with WR Dexter Jackson coming in at a close second.

  7. Frank McCabe Says:

    Brooks is a no brainer.. They need to add more than 1 a yr thgh.. McKay,Alstott,Lynch and Sapp would seem like a good fit this year.

  8. bucfanjeff Says:

    Bell or Gruber.

  9. nick Says:

    Brooks 100% deserving, 100% PR move

  10. Scott Says:

    The throwback game will be week 13 against the Falcons and John McKay will be inducted. Accepting for John McKay will be Falcons President Rich McKay…..

  11. Mr. glazer Says:

    My Hero: Hugh Culverhouse!

  12. Mr. Lucky Says:

    In honor of the way the Bucs played in 2009

    Bucco Bruce!

  13. lightningbuc Says:

    Tony Dungy – for getting the Bucs a Super Bowl!

  14. thomas Says:

    Jimbuc nominates:

    Her crushes: Joel Glazer, Mark Dominik and Rahaeem Morris. Rumor has it that he refers to these three as “her trinity.”

  15. LaughingCat Says:

    All good names, including Brooks. I suspect the Bucs will select the youngest, least expensive of the group. Might even use someone on the current roster and brag about how he eventually will be worth the Ring of Honor. My even employ Tom Cruises “pre-cogs” to figure it out.

    I kid. How are the Glazer’s kick-ball team doing at World Cup. Scoring on themselves again?

  16. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yes, if he will do the official retirement thing, absolutely Derrick Brooks. He is the second greatest Buc of all time, even when matched against that great group of Buccaneers. It is an honor that he greatly deserves!

  17. d-money Says:

    I think everyone would agree on Brooks but i have a feeling they’ll want to wait for a year or two. Heck he hasn’t even officially retired yet.

    I think this Year should be another old school guy. Gruber is one of the top 5 or 6 bucs of all time or Wilder would be a good one as well.

    Or maybe a sentimental pick would be Ricky Bell.

  18. d-money Says:


    “How are the Glazer’s kick-ball team doing at World Cup. Scoring on themselves again?”

    I was not aware the Glazers owned England.

  19. Eric Says:

    John McKay gets my vote.

    NFC Championship game in 79 in the 4th year is my reason.

    Then id go Williams, and the next set not till the Super Bowl era. (Brooks, Sapp, A-train, Barber) Then later Dungy, Chucky, Monte Kiffin.

    I’m wishy washy on Brad Johnson, but he was a big part of the Super Bowl team.

  20. PAUL Says:

    There is not a question. Derrick Brooks needs to go on the “Ring” next. His retirment status is being made obvious by the rest of the league. Put him up there before anyone else, and if he does play again for some other team, so be it.

  21. slemak Says:

    Wilder – McKay – Williams – Wood – Gruber – Brooks – Alstott – Sapp

    I think they need to pay homage to the early years to make up for lost time

  22. T in Orlando Says:

    I doubt it will be Brooks, as he has yet to officially retire and since the announcement is already set for Wednesday, they must know who they’re going to name. Given Brooks’ tone in his interview on Sunday, I doubt those fences were mended.

    Doug Williams isn’t a bad name, but while he was good with the Bucs, his greatest accomplisments were in a Redskins jersey. Plus we just canned the guy, so there’s likely some bad blood there.

    John McKay is iconic, as the coach of the loveable losers and the one Cinderella season. Hilarious interview, but probably not representatvie of being “the greatest” the team has to offer (Dungy or Gruden would be considered better coaches).

    I would say the best candidate would be Paul Gruber. He was a rock at left tackle for over a decade and was part of the unit that helped turned the Bucs around. If he were on most other teams, he likely would’ve been to a handful of Pro Bowls, and may even be in Hall of Fame discussions, but he was on the Yucks, so never had a chance to get the recognition he deserved. Plus, that makes Throwback day even more fitting as he spent the majority of his career in the Orange in White.

  23. Fredrick Says:

    “Captain Tim” = Captain Obvious.