Chucky Talks Ring Of Honor

June 3rd, 2017


Chucky finally has spoken.

He had been invisible since Tuesday, when it was announced the best coach in the history of the Tampa Bay franchise, Chucky, would be inducted into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. But Chucky broke his public silence late Thursday on the greatest football radio show in the land, “Movin’ the Chains,” co-hosted by former Bucs scout Pat Kirwan and former Bucs quarterback Jim Miller (he was with Tampa Bay long enough to soil a practice jersey), heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Chucky talked mainly general NFL issues and near the end of the interview Kirwan asked about being named to the next Ring of Honor class.

“I am obviously very honored and it is humbling for me, too,” Chucky said. “To be considered to be up there with some of the greats. My dad coached for John McKay. I have been part of the Buccaneers organization for a long time. My dad was on the staff [when the Bucs had] Lee Roy Selmon; he coached Doug Williams and Jimmie Giles. Their names are also up there with John McKay [in the Ring of Honor].

“To be up there representing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a great honor. I am very thankful to the Glazer family. I know Malcolm Glazer is going in as well this season. I am just hoping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they continue to get better and better. I am excited about their future and I am proud to represent them as their former coach. I gave it everything I had.”

As a final question, Kirwan asked Chucky if he would ever return to the sidelines? Chucky’s response?

“You never know.”

20 Responses to “Chucky Talks Ring Of Honor”

  1. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    You were a hell of a coach, Cuck. But damn…..your regime couldn’t evaluate talent for the life of you.

  2. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    Chuck* not Cuck. Lol. Whoops!

  3. MIKE Says:


  4. Eric Denman Says:

    Glad chucky is going in before Dungy. Congrats

  5. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Man….Chucky sure has a more understanding wife than me! Don’t know about you guys? LMAO

    If I kept showing up in different pics at different watering holes with different HOT young chicks wearing my SB ring and both of us smiling broadly….

  6. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Only team he is gonna come back to coaching for us Dallas.

  7. Bucballbaby84 Says:


  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    With some many words & names censored on this blog.
    I’m surprised “cuck” isn’t one of them.

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Smart of Gruden to respond in this manner. Ya never know…

    I’ll say this – if Gruden had paired himself with a solid young talent evaluator like Jason Licht back in 2004 instead of a terrible GM like Bruce Allen – then he’d probably still be the coach here and going into his 16th year. That decision and whatever subsequent influence Chucky had involving so many failed draft picks was largely responsible for his undoing here in Tampa Bay.

  10. Eric Says:

    For all that bad talent evaluation his teams won a lot more games than his predecessors have managed.

  11. LakeLandBuc Says:

    He was a great coach for ONE SEASON. We have won 6 playoff games in our PATHETIC 40 year history. John McKay 1 playoff win in 9 seasons. Tony Dungy 2 playoff wins in 6 seasons. Jon Gruden 3 playoff wins in 7 seasons. This has to be the SADDEST franchise in All Sports. The Bucs Ring of Honor is a Joke, the franchise is a Joke.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    @LUV there’s a reason j0e lets that one go…. unfortunately.

  13. University of Seffner Says:

    @LakeLandBuc Seriously dude, you’ve must’ve forgotten 2005, and 2007. Those years were along with 2002 were seasons where the Bucs won the Division, along with that, Gruden had more wins than Dungy and John McKay. The reason why Gruden didn’t have consistency here in Tampa was because the Glazers pretty much sold the whole treasure chest to the Raiders to get Gruden after Tony Dungy’s (Field Goal King) inability to get at LEAST an Average Offense caused us to get knocked out of the Playoffs in Green Bay 21-7 (1997), St. Louis 11-6 (1999), and Philadelphia 21-3, and 31-9 (2000-2001). Gruden on the other hand BLASTED San Francisco 31-6, Philadelphia 27-10, and Oakland 48-21. After that, with barely any Cap Space, no 1st or 2nd Round picks in 2002, 2003, was the reason for the decline in talent. Once all that Cap Space came back, the Bucs got back in the playoffs in 2007. In 2008, the Defense decided to eat a bag of dog crap for the final 4 games in the 4th quarter of the 2008 season which led to us getting knocked out of the playoff race.
    Now lets backtrack to the beginning of the Franchise with John McKay. With a cheap Owner by the name of the Devil Hugh Culverhouse refused to sign Doug Williams to a longer contract with more money, he let Doug Williams walk away. That’s NOT McKay’s fault! So then the response to that was getting Jack Thompson from the Cincinnati Bengals, and giving them our 1st Round Draft Pick, and then his contract was a MILLION dollars. However, in Doug Williams’ contract, he had only an offer of $400,000. All of this was done with the blessings of Hugh Culverhouse. Eventually, McKay retired, and that was that.
    Now, Calling the Ring of Honor a joke is ridiculous since that means you’re saying Derrick Brooks, Doug Williams, Warren Sapp, and Lee Roy Selmon (4 Hall of Famers), and the others were all jokes sure shows your fan hood and passion for the team. Jump Ship, swim to Boston, and cheer on the Patriots.

  14. unbelievable Says:

    “In 2008, the Defense decided to eat a bag of dog crap for the final 4 games in the 4th quarter of the 2008 season which led to us getting knocked out of the playoff race.”

    Ah, 2008, where we went from 9-3 (tied 1st in NFC), to 9-7 after Monte announced he was leaving to join his son. Defense went MIA after that.. Brooks was running around on a frickin broken ankle those last few games…

    Those days were dark, and the days (years) after were even darker. Thankfully now we can see the Licht!

  15. Bucnjim Says:

    So many reasons why Gruden was the best coach of the Bucs…..EVER

  16. Bucnjim Says:

    Those of us who were here know why and what was the real reason for the next downfall.

  17. Bucnjim Says:

    So happy to see the lifelong Bucs fans posting who have been here through the really bad years and still stand strong!!!

  18. DBS Says:

    Yes people seem to forget about the Monte and the defense quiting @9-3. But hey remember the saying here is a 4 game skid at the end will get you fired!
    And what was the next cheap move after Gruden for the Glazers? Oh yes. They even slammed the wallet shut tight on that move too! Raheem the dream. The party coach. And it has been down hill . Maybe someday we will see the playoffs.

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yeah yeah, water under the bridge. This team now is ready to kick some butts. And that’s all I have to say about that.

  20. BuccoDav Says:

    I love Chucky but I think it is wrong to refer to him as the “greatest coach”.
    Maybe the most accomplished coach…
    John McKay could coach circles around him with one hand tied behind his back and blindfolded. Unfortunately for him, McKay had Culverhouse.