The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 18

July 13th, 2014

Kyle MooreAll the Top-Whatever lists across the Internet got Joe thinking of the Buccaneers’ drought since their Super Bowl glory. And that motivated Joe to rank the 20 worst Buccaneers of the past 10 years.

Immense thought went into this at world headquarters. There was even an all-night screaming session where a top intern was standing on a table yelling, “If Derrick Ward isn’t on this list, then I quit.” Joe had to get the poor kid a beer before Joe fired him for spilling it.

Primary consideration was given to expectations for a player combined with his on-field performance. Off-field behavior was a factor, and players were not punished for injuries.

No. 18 — defensive end Kyle Moore (2009, 2010, preseason 2011)

Kyle Moore loved a good snooze. Unfortunately, the Bucs’ 2009 fourth-round pick was known to nod off during team meetings as a rookie and, subsequently, not know the defense.

So what did the Raheem-Dominik regime do? They gifted Moore the starting left defensive end job in 2010! Great evaluation, guys! (Keep in mind some hungry dude named Michael Bennett was on the roster.)

Joe can’t fault Moore for being given a starting job he didn’t deserve, but playing in 15 games and failing to record a sack absolutely was on Moore. That’s damn hard to do as a defensive end in the NFL.

During those years, Joe referred to him as “sackless Kyle Moore.” The nickname was deserved. Moore managed a strong 2011 Bucs preseason, including a three-sack game, before being cut.

After a stint on the Lions practice squad, Moore was sackless for the Bills in 2011. He recorded three sacks for Buffalo in 2012, but was out of the NFL last season. Moore is now a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, on their injured list.

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. 

50 Responses to “The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 18”

  1. David Says:

    Another failed trojan player from the dreaded mid 2000’s…lol

  2. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    We should see a ton of lineman, most of the Rockstar’s swing and misses. Lets not forget that Albert Haynsworth was a terrible pick up as well!!!

  3. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Well maybe Kyle Moore got a lot of pressures to make up for it? (Sarcasm def. intended)

  4. lightningbuc Says:


    FYI – you have Kyle Moore as #19 at the bottom, not Trueblood.

  5. SteveK Says:

    Exactly, lightning Buc, “Joe knows lists and QBs”.

  6. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Now I am starting to wonder how high Clayborn will be on this list?

  7. SteveK Says:

    Great list so far. I almost forgot about all of these scrubs.

    Looking forward to seeing the Benn’d around.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    I must of been so broke that I was’nt paying attention back when Moore stunk up the place.

  9. Harry Says:

    Realist, you have a thing for Clayborn, huh? Really, I think its a little misguided. I would put Cheeseburger Bowers way, way ahead of Clayborn on this list. I don’t mean to make excuses for them, but they both suffered injuries early in their careers, but Clayborn at least had some production and effort. (Like a sharp stick in the eye is to remember we could have drafted Cameron Jordan instead!).

    All Bowers did/does is show up out of shape. (Torrey Smith and Greg Little, drafted shortly after Bowers, would have certainly been better choices then Cheeseburger)

  10. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Due to horrible game plan anyone on this list that played under Schiano will be excuse. Deluding one’s performance due to game planning is excusable for this list.

    ***CLAYBORN is excuse due to repetitively having to chase Sproles like a kid who had his ice cream stolen.

  11. Bucwild_GM Says:

    Sabby better be top 10. For God sake there’s a song about how bad he was!

  12. OB Says:


    I have forgotten his name but he was a DB, I believe a CB, who could not defend, tackle, cover, or be close to the receiver and he spent years on the Bucs and was let go in the last two years. I know you know him and I believe he should be somewhere down here.

    12 Days

  13. BucFanForever Says:

    OB, I know the guy you are talking about, and if I don’t see him on this list I will be shocked. I am pretty sure he played S.

  14. SAMCRO Says:

    When that was exposed my buddy’s and I used to refer to Kyle Moore as Kyle “sleep some” Moore. It caught on pretty quick when we would yell it at him coming through the tunnel. Of course, he just ignored us. lol

  15. mike n Says:

    this one is coaches and gm’s fault. The guy couldnt get to the qb in college and did nothing in pre-season, but they let him start… WTF?

  16. SAMCRO Says:


    Myron Lewis?

  17. Keith Says:

    I suspect Joe has Haynesworth in the top-10

  18. Andrew 1 Says:

    Mike n is right. The guy was a 4th round pick, players are hardly a sure thing at that point. Turns out not only did the GM draft him to high, but the coach played him at all. Put it on brilliant duo Rah and Dom.

  19. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    you are correct, Joe’s formula seems to be Resource used to acquire the player plus starting time, divided by on the field production. That is why we should see Clayborn in the low teens.

  20. Rob Says:

    This is being very kind. Kyle Moore was a bum.

  21. cmurda Says:

    Joe had to get the poor kid a beer before Joe fired him for spilling it.

    Well done sir!

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Great List Joe’s. Hey could this be the prelude to -The Countdown: Best 20 Buccaneers of the Past 10yrs? Let me guess your boy Donald Penn #1.

  23. Couch Fan Says:

    Wonder where Glennon and Schiano’s spot will be in this list.

  24. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Hey Joe, is this list only players or are coaches fair game? If coaches are, I think Jeff Jagozinski, with his half of a napkin worth of plays, could make it on there.

  25. JonBuc Says:

    Kyle “Less is/was” Moore….


  26. BillJ Says:

    the 4th round punter that never saw the field has to be number one

  27. Couch Fan Says:

    Larsen, should definately be on this list. Just him walking on to the field drew a flag.

  28. ManzielMadness Says:


    Are you talking about EJ Biggers?

  29. Harry Says:

    Joe will likely reserve a special spot for one of his favorites: Sabby the Goat! lol

  30. Andrew 1 Says:

    Some names that haven’t been mentioned yet that deserve to be on this list. In no particular order-

    Alex Smith
    Bruce Gradkowski
    Maurice Stovall
    Cato June- got a big contract, did absolutely nothing.
    Anthony Davis- memory hazy about him, but I think he stunk as a RT.
    E.J. Biggers
    Kregg Blumpkin lol
    Jordan Shipley

  31. Harry Says:

    I had to check the stats on some of your suggestions. Stovall we all remember well. He had 51 receptions… in his entire 5 years with the Bucs! I don’t think Alex Smith or Gradkowski will make the list. Smith averaged about 32 reception per year in his 4 years with Tampa; somewhat below average, but not as horrendous as Stovall. Bruce (“I have to Barf before the Game”) was a 6th rd pick, so to some degree a bit of an overachiever. If Simms would not have gotten hurt he might never had started a game in the NFL.

  32. Andrew 1 Says:

    You might be right about Gradkowski, but I refuse to give Alex Smith a pass lol. He was a third round pick that came in with high expectations, was named our starting TE, and like you said was below average. You can rank Stovall ahead of Smith on this list if you like, but they both should be on this list.

  33. Off Topic Says:

    Myron Lewis< EJ Biggers

    Not that any of this matters… I hope Joe tries ( it will be ALOT harder) to compile a top 10 list of the BEST players to arrive in the last 10 years. Top 20 maybe too much a stretch. Players that buc fans enjoyed despite their short comings or leaving the team due to management stupidity. Some of my favorite players that come to mind are…
    Carnell "Cadillac" Williams,
    Joey "The White Tiger" Galloway,
    Jeff "Krispy Kremes" Garcia,
    Super Bowl Champion Michael Bennett,
    One Year Wonder Antonio Bryant,
    Knucklehead Aqib Talib,
    and of course the stars we have now with GMC, LVD, and the Douggernaut.
    It's easier to be negative, come on Joe, put your optimism to the test!

  34. Harry Says:

    You may be right about Smith. The numbers looked average, as I said, but to be honest I forgot about him. So he certainly was not memorable for a 3rd rd pick. I still think Stone Hands Clayton should have been higher. I get Joe’s reasoning; he was a very good blocker and had a great rookie year. But “fan frustration” should factor into the calculation too, lol.

  35. Harry Says:

    @Off Topic,
    If you have Garcia on the list of favorites, you should include his wife. She would be #1 on my list, lol

  36. Off Topic Says:

    Can’t forget Earnest “Insurance” Graham either. Maybe even Chris “Too much eye paint” Hovan!

  37. Off Topic Says:

    @ Harry
    Amen to that brother

  38. Brandon Says:

    My name is Brandon and I support this message.

    So far, all 3 picks are right on.

  39. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Harry

    I dont expect Alex Smith to be on Joe’s list, but for some reason draws my ire. I agree about Clayton He would be 15 if not top 10 on my list. Would also be cool to have a favorites list. Would like to see Shelton Quarles get a mention.

  40. OB Says:

    SAMCRO you are correct with Myron Lewis.

    He belongs in the bottom five and I am not sure if that is one through five on this list or fifteen through twenty, JOE could you tell us please?

  41. deminion Says:

    Lol I forgot about Cato June lol didnt we have Gold as a linebacker ?

  42. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ OR

    Pretty sure number one is the worst and number 20 is the least worst, if that helps you out.

  43. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Off Topic


  44. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Any news on McCoy’s contract?

    No news. –Joe

  45. Bucnjim Says:

    I know some of you are younger, but you aren’t going back far enough to get all of the really bad players. I could probably name 50 just draft picks not even including Free agents.

  46. Bucfever40 Says:

    I’d say Tim Brown, although he may flirt with the HOF, he was horrible as a Buc. As far as players that spent more than a couple season’s, I’d have to say Myron Lewis.

    Of course if we did an all time “worst” player, their would be at least 25 players who redefined the word SUCK!

  47. Bucnjim Says:

    Sorry last 10 years not 20! Too bad though because some of you haven’t even seen bad.

  48. Tbucsfan Says:

    So you fired “the kid” for spilling a beer………. Good call Joe! No discipline in this younger generation.

    Absolutely! –Joe

  49. Back, From Davie Jones locker Says:

    Would like a “best” list.
    A worst list is not really possible in most cases.
    Did Kyle Moore “give” himself the starting job- nope.
    Did Any player on this team, in history!, EVER write himself a big contract?
    How many “bad” players were bad due to the horrible coaches we’ve had.
    And I believe that the Bucs absolutely have made the worst coaching decisions in The NFL.
    Schiano was such a bad decision- that I can’t see any other coaching choice that even comes close in league history!
    A guy with a terrible doctoral style, at a tiny little school, with a .500 record.
    Still mind boggling that anyone could have thought that would work.
    And so many other totally unqualified coaches and staffs, that it would be hard to judge players by on field performance.

    You could really only go by off field. And thanks to idiots like Retard Jackson and Talibum- you do have a large group.

    But did Booker Reece draft himself by trading a first round pick away?
    Is it his fault that he wasn’t talented? Everyone in the league knew it but Tampa! Reece was just hoping to get picked by the last round. Even he couldn’t believe the Bucs traded a first round pick for him!

    Just one of many. Hard to blame players for evaluations and contracts decided by others. And if a talentless guy is starting- how is that his fault?
    The money they make now, hell, I’d agree to start at LE if they gave me a sweet contract!

    Most of the failures we in fact a player being placed in a position where, due to talent or scheme, he cannot succeed.

    That fault lies with team management.

  50. Joe Says:

    Would like a “best” list.

    They are all over the place. Google is your friend.