Bucs Bestow Draft Honor On Trent Dilfer

April 5th, 2019

What next, a statue of Vinny Testaverde outside a gate at the Den of Depression?

Man, no wonder Martin Gramatica was making wise cracks this morning on the radio.

Our beloved Buccaneers have chosen to honor a couple of ex-Bucs at the NFL Draft in Nashville, where the honorees, Trent Dilfer and Dexter Jackson (the good one), will call Tampa Bay’s second- and third-round picks, respectively, later this month.

It just feels awfully odd for the Bucs to bestow this honor on Dilfer, a guy who turned the stomachs of many Bucs fans in multiple seasons.

Every team will have a former first-round pick call their second-round pick later this month. Joe would to have seen Cadillac Williams or Davin Joseph get the nod over Dilfer. C’mon, someone has to have Hugh Green’s email.

This sure smells to Joe like someone was looking to save money because Dilfer is now a high school coach in Tennessee.

Jackson, of course, was the Bucs’ Super Bowl MVP.

31 Responses to “Bucs Bestow Draft Honor On Trent Dilfer”

  1. lowercaseg Says:

    um what?

  2. ben Says:

    ok…As long as NOT on the ring of honor.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why not? Dilfer was one of three Buc QBs to win a SB after leaving the Bucs…..Doug Williams, Steve Young & Trent Dilfer……..

  4. Buc4evr Says:

    I watched Dilfer play for the Bucs… no further comment.

  5. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    I think it was dilfer due to as the joes stated the high school coaching in nashvegas. I also think he has a book or something coming out. Not a dilfer fan on the field but his personal story off the field is incredible and maybe the bucs could use some good positivity that maybe dilfer will send the bucs way

  6. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    @lowercaseg , I used the exact words when watching his throws.

  7. Lunchbox Says:

    Cadillac Williams would be a bad choice. Dude always sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. Davin Joseph would’ve been much better IMO

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    Dilfer is a good choice after all he never stood a chance with the one dimensional dungy the clown running the show. Ravens proved you could win with dilfer and a top defensive unit when dungy the clown could not.

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    No you watched the ignorant one dimensional dungy the clowns attempt at offense…. dilfer had no control…

  10. John Sinclear Says:

    Joe remembers Hugh Green? Joe must be about to check out nursing/retirement homes!

  11. SCBucsFan Says:

    Sounds like Joe is jealous the Bucs aren’t asking him/them.

  12. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    John Sinclair look up on youtube, the coach john mckay show with randy scott and there are some good highlights of the first glory days w/ hugh green, lee roy, logan, mark cotney, beasley reece, wilder, kevin house, jimmie giles ricky bell….man the bucs teams back then before free agency were some really well stocked teams from a personnel stance compared to the jason gump crap today

  13. 813bucboi Says:

    i can still see the old man throwing a can of beer at the tv because of dilfer….lol…..


  14. Bird Says:

    Should have asked brad Johnson “the bull”

    Dude can barely walk without pain from taking to many hits in football.
    That dude was a warrior. Class act.

  15. Bird Says:

    Even joe jurivecus

    Let’s go “joe joe”

  16. '79 Defense Says:

    I don’t think it’s odd at all. Say what you want about his play, but the guy was a team player and gave it his all. He wanted to play for the Bucs and turn things around. The defense had much to do with it, but he got the team back to the playoffs in ’97 after years of futility and beat the Lions. The final game in the Big Sombrero and he won it. Such a great night and the place was electric.

    I met him one time when he was still playing Tampa in a dead shopping mall with nobody around and he couldn’t have been nicer.

    Can’t remember the game, but he had a stretch where he was playing well and got hurt during the game. Maybe against the Dolphins on a Sunday or Monday night? When he came back in the game he got a roaring ovation from the crowd. I thought he was on his way.. but it wasn’t to be.

    It’s not really that big of an “honor” to bestow on him. He’s a part of Bucs history and represented the team well in many ways.

  17. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I don’t see it negatively at all.

    Dilfer is a well known face in the media, he is proud of his time in TB, and he is representing.

    Nothing wrong with that.

  18. Dapostman Says:

    Maybe Dilfer will stand there at the podium and the parrot on his shoulder will actually make the pick. The bird only needs to learn two names. Devin White or Ed Oliver. Should be able to learn them in 3 weeks.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    This is a slap to the face of any Buc fans from the Dilfer era ! He was horrible ! Even the Ravens got rid of him after winning the SB ! They knew their D could not sustain the level of play to support Dilfer another season . I am sure he is a decent human being but please …. I hope this is not a preview to the Ring of Honor ! If that happens it only confirms what a joke the Glazer boys really have become.

  20. rrsrq Says:

    Silver will not announce the first round pick, that is always the commish Goodell, not the other one (Justin)

  21. rrsrq Says:

    *Dilfer not Silver

  22. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ Maybe we would have more luck, rrsrq, if “Silver” announced it, or maybe Gold. 😉

  23. Dapostman Says:


    Oh yeh it’s the 2nd round pick. Well then that parrot is going to have to learn about 30 names. lol.

  24. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    All the more reason for Licht Weight to unload the 2nd round pick…bypass Dilfer just as Garcia was given the “honor” of ( not ) announcing the 3rd round pick traded away for JPP. 2nd Round gem/treasure Alstott could do it ( maybe he already has ?)…Dilfer conjures up geeky memories.

  25. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    rrsrq Says:
    April 5th, 2019 at 11:59 am
    Dilfer will not announce the first round pick, that is always the commish Goodell, not the other one (Justin)

    Actually…why not cut to Pickled Palowskies at his draft party…perhaps with Ira in the background. Now that would be entertaining!

  26. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    The irony is that the Guy who missed a lot will more than likely announce the 2nd round pick that we have made a lot of misses on.

    I clearly remember Dilfer over throwing D. Moore who was wide open on many plays one in particular was near the side line and was only a 10-15 yard dump and would have been one of the easiest scores I have ever seen, no one was in the same zip code but he over threw him, Dilfer was so epitome of inconsistent.

  27. christopher Says:

    And Dilfer should’ve gotten the nod after Gruden for MNF.

  28. BringBucsBack Says:

    At least Dilfer was tough & passionate (dumb) enough to get in the face of Chris Doleman. Half of our current roster lack that much hutzva!

    I also liked it when he called BS on Steve Young & the ‘9ers for “stashing” players on injury reports during the ‘90s, just to keep them.

    He had more guts than talent, for sure.

  29. Buccluck Says:

    Weird flex bruh…

  30. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I agree, BringBucsBack.

    We all understand that Dilfer lacked some ability as a passer, but I have to say that I enjoyed rooting for him as our QB. He was tough, and his teammates loved him.

    It doesn’t surprise me that his Ravens teammates think so highly of him as a piece of that Superbowl team.

  31. Anonymous Says:

    fugg that…i’m a difer fan…he was part of the turnaround in tampa…just not a part of the finished product – and understandably so ..he played and fought hard…and personally i think he was carving a nice niche in the media post football…not sure why we don’t see much of him in the media these days…his takes on stuff were pretty on point as well