Buccaneers Name Their Captains

September 5th, 2016

jameis 0826The players’ vote is in!

Your Buccaneers captains for the 2016 season are Russell Shepard (special teams), Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy (defense), Vincent Jackson and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Dirk Koetter broke the news moments ago.

He also added the Bucs will have a weekly captain honor, which this week goes to center Joe Hawley. So it’s a safe bet Hawley won the starting center job.

Captains don’t mean much at the end of the day. But the vote is always an indicator as to what’s going on in the locker room. (See 2013).

Joe is glad to see Jameis is in his rightful place.

15 Responses to “Buccaneers Name Their Captains”

  1. EA Says:

    As T-Kras would say ” That’s Terrific”.

  2. D-Rome Says:

    Rotating captains is unusual.

    Clinton McDonald not a captain. Just an observation.

  3. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I do hope LVD takes this leadership role and really embraces it. His play on the field speaks for itself, but if he couls become a vocal leader and emotional leader too, that would go a long way for this defense. I am on the side that believes leaders for a team are an essential part to success. I know joe thinks grown men with millions of dollars don’t need any more motivation, but that is simply not true. You can get so much more out of a emotionally motivated person than you can with just monetary motivation.

  4. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    True dat Trubucfan…I agree..

    And these were voted by the players, correct?

  5. Jason Says:

    Love our defensive captains, but I wonder how close Kwon was to winning one of those slots.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    No surprises. Lets rock and roll men.

  7. Waterboy Says:

    Agree with Trubucfan22.

    Kwon will probably need to put in a full season of work before being considered a captain but I do expect him to get there at some point.

  8. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    I like the rotating captains, so if a player used to play for the opponents they can be a captain for the week to kind of stick it to em.

  9. Randy Bucs Fan Says:

    I’m glad to see the captain’s that the players have voted in. I’m sure that all of them will have times that they can show that they are influential to the team and the other players, great choices…..GO BUCS!

  10. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Uh ohh! The GMC hater crowd won’t be happy! He’s a captain again!

  11. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I hope the second game with Falcons, Kwon gets picked, especially the meaning of that killer game he had against them..

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Serious question which isn’t meant to be snarky but did Glennon ever get captain status or do they just select a captain and that’s the end of it for the year then?

  13. teacherman777 Says:

    Just let LVD be himself.

    Sometimes, great warriors lead through actions, not through cheesy speeches.

    LVD is one of the best in the NFL,

    I have ZERO complaints about him!

  14. Danthebucfan Says:

    McCoy over Kwon? Really?

  15. Cover Deuce Says:

    True, it doesn’t mean much. But good on the kid anyway.