Mike Alstott, Jeff Garcia Join List Of 122 Hall Of Fame Nominees

September 12th, 2019

The last Buccaneers quarterback to lead the team to a playoff appearance is among the 122 modern era names for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Jeff Garcia, 14-10 as a Bucs starter through the 2007 and 2008 seasons, is joined by Mike Alstott, Ronde Barber, John Lynch, Simeon Rice and Dallas Clark, among other names familiar to Tampa Bay faithful. You can see the whole list by clicking here.

It takes little to be a nominee (you just have to get nominated). What takes a lot is to get the final-15, so you can officially be presented and the panelists can vote.  Barber and Rice have yet to get there despite their excellent credentials.

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28 Responses to “Mike Alstott, Jeff Garcia Join List Of 122 Hall Of Fame Nominees”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    JG was good but not HOF good imo….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. Tye Says:

    A-train was a wrecking ball!

  3. MadMax Says:

    They wont get it….but I’d love to be wrong and see A-Train get in!

  4. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Jeff Garcia LOL

    Mike Alstott has a prayer

    Ronde Barber – Yes

    John Lynch – Yes

    Simeon Rice – Yes

    Dallas Clark – ?????

  5. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Garcia did marry a babe. That should get him in.

  6. Brian Cawood Says:

    Alstott up the gut!!

  7. LJsDaddy Says:

    Gene is the best!

  8. WeeManOfScots Says:

    Lynch and Barber…it’s a sin neither one is in yet…

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Jeff Garcia?

    I smell a rat.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s a channel on YouTube called NFL Throwback, I think it’s an NFL production, and they did a piece on Alstott and it’s just fantastic. So many insane runs – even if you lived through that time I think we got so used to it that we forget how incredibly great Alstott was.

    If Gruden wasn’t such a moron as to have Pittman running into the back of his o-line on every play, and had Gruden continued to use Alstott as a featured back, his case for the HOF would be a lot more solid. But ultimately it’s dummy Gruden that will keep him out of the HOF as he ruined the 2nd half of Alstott’s career.

  11. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    “Gruden that will keep him out of the HOF as he ruined the 2nd half of Alstott’s career.”

    I think Gruden kept him away from spending the rest of his life in a wheel chair. Some things are more important than football and the Hall of Fame!

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Yeah, because being a blocking FB is a lot easier work than running the ball.

    Great observation there….

  13. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Garcia was the last great QB the Bucs have had

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Garcia was never a great QB, that’s a ridiculous comment.

  15. Phil Says:

    But at least Gruden got him a Super Bowl ring.

  16. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    If I had to pick 1 Bucs QB to win 1 game for me, I would pick Garcia.

    The fall of the Bucs began when they cut him and signed Byron Leftwich who promptly went 0-8, got benched for Josh Freeman.

  17. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    @ Rod

    If Jameis ever had a 32 TD 12 INT season like Garcia Buc fans would lose their minds

  18. BetterBucFan Says:

    I’m sure Alstott would take Gruden and a ring vs some stat padding.

  19. TheShaz Says:

    Lynch was part of the trio that got the team turned around.

    Ronde made the biggest play in Bucs history and closed out Veterans Stadium in style.

    Alstott was the Bucs offense for year and years.

    All three have enough stats to warrant a gold jacket.

    Rhonde IMHO has the best stats, he defined the nickle corner in his era.
    Only NFL player with 45+ picks and 25+ sacks.
    Most consecutive starts by a DB

    Lynch, love the guy but with the NFL becoming wusses, his style of play is frowned at.

    Alstott, he is a legend here in Tampa, but loathed outside of the Bay Area. For some reason many people think he got to all of those Pro Bowls on a technicality.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Ronde not in.

    Lynch not in.

    Garcia? LOL, cmon man. Look I love how much fkn heart he played with as a Buc, but a hall of famer he is not.

    Alstott I could maybe see after Ronde and Lynch

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    I loved watching Jeff Garcia play.

    Oh, and the wifely babe…

  22. Ship thief Says:

    Alstott is the best FB I’ve ever been lucky enough to see play football with my own eyes.

    I was able to see him play a lot, and he always stood out.

    Dude was awesome.

    Totally awesome.

    I’m not sure how many FBs are in the Hall (or how often one gets in), but I don’t think it’s unreasonable or unrealistic for him to be considered.

    I mean, EVERYONE knew who you were talking about when you talked about the A-TRAIN back then, and I think it’s not too different now.

    So if it’s a Hall of FAME, he should be considered.

    Dude made his fame the hard way.

  23. Dom>Licht Says:

    Alstott had like 6 different offensive coordinators . Was never the feature back . Only twice in 10 years did he carry the ball over 200 times. Yall act like he was Jim Brown. Fun to watch but his head coach didn’t even know his damn name Because to the rest of the league and everyone out of Tampa he was just an average back.

  24. D1 Says:

    Alstott was a FB under Dungy. Dunn was the RB. So wtf are you blaming Gruden for…

    Yes Gruden could have utilities him differently but there’s not much utility in the West Coast offense for FB play. That and Alstott started losing his first step speed didn’t help.

  25. WillieG Says:

    Our current long snapper is wearing #97. I didn’t see anything that said Rice was butt hurt like Ms McCoy was.

  26. Pickgrin Says:

    Lynch, Barber, Rice and Alstott should all be in the Hall of Fame.

    As usual there is “bias” against Buccaneers among HOF ‘voters’.

  27. Dom>Licht Says:

    Alstott in hall of fame is a joke… only bias is the pewter glasses this fan base has. Had he been listed as a HB he would have never sniffed a pro bowl because he was avg at best. If you compare him to Lorenzo Neal at true hall of fame worthy FB he is below avg at best as at “true” FB. Take off the pewter glasses!! AVERAGE at both positions if you made him a RB or a true FB!!

  28. Buczilla Says:

    Mike might make it as one of the senior members since a lot of the future hall of fame voters grew up watching him smash people and used him on Madden and what not. If there was a “having a gorgeous wife” hall of fame, Garcia would be a shoo in. No chance for him making the real thing.