“One Of The Quickest Releases Going”

May 14th, 2015

If you’re not yet 35 years old, then yesterday might have been rather meaningless.

Along with Mike Alstott, the Bucs introduced quarterback Doug Williams as their Ring of Honor inductees for 2015. The guy hasn’t worn a Tampa Bay jersey in 33 years.

So with that in mind, Joe shares this video. It’s what was shown at One Buc Palace yesterday, as part of Williams’ introduction. Asked about what it’s like to watch his highlights, Williams said the film makes him critique his decision-making on those old plays.


13 Responses to ““One Of The Quickest Releases Going””

  1. DEEnice07 Says:

    I wish I was around to watch him play as a Buccaneer…I can say my 1st Super Bowl I remember watching was Redskins vs Broncos & what a showcase he put on that night. Good dude in my opinion, definitely belongs in our Ring of Honor, he helped put the Bucs on the map.

  2. Mumbles Says:

    I was there! Congrats Doug!

  3. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Not as fast as Joes release when Jameis’s walks into the room

  4. bucco brice Says:

    @JoeJoes Fungi Nails
    LOLOL…I think he’s on the payroll
    ….What could have been…We would never have been the laughing stock of the NFL from 83 on if Williams stayed…

  5. DrHoagy Says:

    Culverhouse let him go with one of the most racist statements I had heard a team owner in any sport utter in public. Now 30+ years later Doug Williams gets his long overdue recognition. The old bigot must be spinning in his grave.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Williams remains a big part of Bucs history. Culverhouse, I can’t that bloated image out of my mind when it is mentioned.

  7. FortMyersDave Says:

    Buccfan37 is spot on about Williams. The 1979 season was such a wonderful story; “Worst to First” and Williams, Rickie Bell and Jimmie Giles were an integral part of the magic season along with the Selmon led defense that smothered opposing offenses. Yeah his numbers were not the greatest but as many posters have already said: this is not just about numbers, Williams was a trailblazer back then; he was a starting qb in an age where some still thought that a black player simply could not handle the pressure, stress or possess the intellect to be a successful starting qb. James Harris was the first black qb to really start for an NFL team less than a decade before the ’79 season… Tampa’s owner: Hugh Culverhouse shared this short-sited and way behind the curve thinking as he was a product of the deepest south: Alabama and all the old geezer knew was segregation and Jim Crow laws although it should be noted that Culverhouse was cheap to everyone not just minorities as he counted every penny and ran the Bucs on a shoestring budget even charging players for phone calls from their motel rooms on the road and for sodas in the home locker room. Dude was simply a cheap man in a bad leisure suit. Yeah he made thew NFL huge coin with some of his tax lawyer savvy but the guy really missed ther boat with Williams and running the franchise in general. The refusal to re-sign Williams was just one of many gaffes this guy committed and probably one of the most blatant and one that would come back to bite him when Bo Jackson simply refused to sign with Hugh and instead became a Royal and then a Raider…. Good for Williams and props to the A-Train as well as he was the fan favorite during the Dungy and Chuckie years….

  8. Buc since '74 Says:

    Credit Culverhouse for the Bucs being here in the first place – and that’s about it. Cheapness that kept the Bucs in the basement year after year, especially after ’79.

  9. Eric Says:

    How about that atrocious orange coat Hugh used to wear?

    And that sickening foghorn leghorn accent?

    Absolute total disgrace.

  10. FortMyersDave Says:

    Yeah Eric that tangerine colored blazer Hugh C wore was a beauty! I believe Craig Sager and Don Cherry might be the only human beings on this planet who would even try to wear something like that since Hugh went off to the happy hunting ground. And yeah, Foghorn Leghorn describes the accent; Culverhouse could have fit right in with some of the extras James Dickey used when they filmed “Deliverance” up in Appalachia; especially the guy who cornholed Ned Beatty…. Hugh sure was good at bending us fans over each season, that is for sure……

  11. Charlie7 Says:

    I was there thru the 0-26, Doug’s first game, and the play off run in ’79. The Bucs were one catch by Issac Haggins from going to the Super Bowl on that cold, cold night. I supported Doug then and I support him now as I do Jameis. Go Bucs

  12. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Issac Haggins had a sure TD after the catch,hauling azz down the field and the freak’n ball just flew out of his hands,untouched……and the DB recovered…..still SMH

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    As a kid, I was there when D. Williams played for us. My dad always said, Williams is going to win somebody a Superbowl one day. And he did, just that. Back then, owner Culverhouse had made a couple of..off the cuff racial statements. And Buc fans never truly got behind Williams. HE was only asking what other top QB’s were making at the time. Its great the Glazers are recognizing Williams here in Tampa Bay. It does not right a wrong. But it is a great acknowledgement.