Dunkaneers Alive And Well

July 28th, 2016
Still have tall receivers.

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When Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht drafted Mike Evans in the first round in 2014, he quipped that the Bucs’ corps of wide receivers would be known as the “Dunkaneers.”

In theory, former Lovie Smith/Bears reject quarterback Stewart McClown was to guide Jeff Tedford’s offense by launching the ball in the air and letting his tall receivers go up and get it.

Instead, McClown puked on himself week after week under the offense guided by ill-suited Marcus Arroyo. Tampa Bay’s offense quickly became a scene out of “The Shining,” only without the talents of Jack Nicholson. It was a trainwreck of all trainwrecks and Joe cannot remember the last time he was so repulsed by such a level of rotten, boring football. Once, Joe literally had to get up in the middle of a game in the third quarter and walk around the press box to gather his bearings.

Well, the term “Dunkaneers” sort of faded away with the arrival of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. According to BSPN, it shouldn’t. Consider this little stat dug up by the four-letter.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Buccaneers had four players standing 6-foot-5 or taller who caught at least 20 passes in 2015, an NFL-high. All four will be back in 2016.

Joe thinks the term “Dunkaneers” ought to be put out to pasture. It reminds Bucs fans of one of the sorriest seasons in franchise history, a bold statement considering this franchise’s history.

The lone saving grace for the 2014 season was that it delivered Jameis. That’s about the only reason Bucs fans want to remember that season, or any cute nicknames associated with that season.

15 Responses to “Dunkaneers Alive And Well”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe cannot remember the last time he was so repulsed by such a level of rotten, boring football.

    Joe you don’t have to go that far back Tony Dungy led offensed were equally as bad and boring.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    As long as we are winning, I could care less what our receivers are called.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Read in the paper that the Bucs started training camp today. Sure will be nice to have everyone (well, most everyone) looking AHEAD instead of behind. Lots of good football AHEAD. Go Bucs !!!

  4. JAB83 Says:

    If we are gonna roll with something as ill fated as Dunkaneers….

    Than The Muscle Hamsters shall Live On!!!!

    Hittem Hi Hittem Low… Cant wait to see this Freak Show.

    Lets Make Tampa Great Again!!!!!!!

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its all relative!!! Who knew that the “Dunkaneers” while a stupid nickname was the most exciting unit on the field!! When you compare it to the passive, outdated, fiasco of a defense the incompetent one was running (fiasco as described by his own hand picked players)!!!!

    The only question is why we never gave the nickname “Fiasco-neers” to the secondary!!! Talk about missed opportunities!!!!!

  6. Rodney Says:

    How about the Best Bay Show on Earth or the Aerial Titans of the Bay 😎

  7. R.O. Says:

    Everyone needs to stop complaining about 2014… Crossing fingers if everything goes well we are set at QB for 15 seasons!!

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Dunkaneers beats Skunkaneers, the past always repeats itself, hogwash! Or maybe piglet wash looking back at all the losing. How many years of the Bucs finishing with 10+ wins will it take to get to .500 since their inception? That’s depressing. The past is past, so onward and upward into the Bucs new horizons. Ahoy mates, ships in view, undiscovered winning treasure is there to be had.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Joe cannot remember the last time he was so repulsed by such a level of rotten, boring football.”

    Two words for you, Joe.

    Leeman Bennett.

    Even Lovie’s record was better.

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    Leeman Bennett was a first time head coach loser lovie had 9 years experience hardly a valid comparison. Lovie is hands down worst coach in bucs history

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Leeman Bennett was not a first time coach. He coached the Falcons in the old NFC west. Now Richard Williamson was a first time coach and 2nd worst coach behind Lovie.

  12. tmaxcon Says:


    Thank you… i mixed that one up.

  13. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I would also put that O-line as one of the worst in our history.They made Kenyatta Walker look good.

  14. Dewey Selmon Says:

    No problem tmaxcon. I got the gist of your post.

  15. Jeff Says:

    I prefer Catch-a-neers. Just catch the darn ball and stop it with all this dunkaneers talk. Dunking is not permitted in the NFL.