Eye-Popping Statistic From Team Glazer

July 15th, 2021

Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer

It’s not every day that Team Glazer, in this case Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer, drops sick football knowledge on the great fans of Tampa Bay.

Glazer emerged from the signature cone of silence yesterday to address fans, via media assembled at One Buc Palace.

The occasion was the official news conference presenting former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin as the next Buccaneers Ring of Honor member.

In the brief tribute and introduction from Glazer, he mentioned that Kiffin had a ridiculous streak with the Bucs of 50 consecutive games of at least 1 sack and 1 takeaway.

Whaaattt? That’s a step beyond incredible.

The factoid sent Joe to the box scores of last year’s game. It turns out the Bucs didn’t start a new streak to rival Kiffin’s. In 2020, the dynamic Bucs defense had two games without a takeaway and one game without a sack (Rams).

Fifty straight games forcing at least one turnover and recording a sack. Yeah, it’s hard to believe those glory-days Bucs only went to one Super Bowl.

19 Responses to “Eye-Popping Statistic From Team Glazer”

  1. Stonedbuc Says:

    Should have been 2 Super Bowls. Shaun king almost had us there.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I can understand 50 with a sack…..but a sack AND turnover…….absurd….

  3. Bucs Bro Says:

    The lack of Super Bowls from the Glory Days era Defense just proves you can’t ignore Offense like Dungy did. He and this organization wasted a legendary defense with a borderline incompetent offense.

    Fans like to pump their chest or cry about the Bert Emmanuel catch/no catch in 99. But even if that was a catch that offense was so inept they were not going to score a TD that day. That game was the definition of the Dungy Bucs. Excellent on one side of the ball totally inept on the other side.

    In that game the Bucs offense managed
    -199 Yards of offense
    -12 1st Downs
    -Allowed 5 sacks
    -Allowed a Safety
    -started 4 drives in Rams territory and came away with 3 points
    -King, the player Joe claims “lead” the Bucs to the NFC title game completed about 45% of his passes, had a few fumbles and threw 2 INT’s
    -Bucs had 11 possessions, 8 of those drives ended in a punt or a turnover

    Bucs offensive players from that era should be ashamed to look the defense in the eye when they see them in person

  4. LJS4th Says:

    As we all know it was the issue with the offense not producing other than run,run, pass, punt most series. We were an all defense team that is why Sap said just get 17 points and we will win every game!!! But that didn’t happen until Gruden came in!!! Then we won the Superbowl!!!

  5. SteveK Says:

    That streak is incredible, and while it’s amazing to think about, after reflecting on our glory years- our defense was something to behold. A new defense on the scene, changing the way football was played, and we had the prototype for CB, SS, OLB, DT, and RDE. Barber, Lynch, Brooks, Sapp, and Rice should all be in the hall of fame.

    I hope Ira can use this streak as a fact to bolster this team and unit.

  6. Bobby M. Says:

    I think part of what made that defense great was Dungy’s emphasis on controlling the clock but if we had that defense with this offense its crazy to imagine how aggressive Kiffin/Bowles could be.

    I think we also have to remember we weren’t working with the great QB play back then either…..at best we had some guys who could manage a game well but certainly were not going to take over a game the way a top tier QB can. Dungy did win a SB with Manning, with the right QB I think the old Bucs might have been in a few more SBs.

  7. Mike C Says:

    Bucs Bro, only problem with your post was you said ” Borderline ” about the offense being incompetent. They were TOTALLY incompetent.

  8. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    Gruden was overrated. IMO he didn’t do much more than Dungy with the offense. In all his time, he had 3 months with a solid offense to go with the best D of all time.

  9. SB~LV Says:

    Why ?
    Is James Wilder
    Not in the Ring ?
    Why ?

  10. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Funny thing about King is he helped put up 38 points the following year in the Silence of the Lambs game, one of the most exciting in Bucs history! If he had played like that in the championship game we’d have 3 Super Bowls titles to our name!

  11. Jim Says:

    @Bucs Bro. I still get miffed when I think of Dungy’s stubbornness. I just can’t understand why he refused to do anything with the offense.

  12. Kevin Says:

    I totally agree with Bucs Bro. I was in attendance at the NFC championship game in 99, and as glorious as it was to watch the Bucs defense totally keep the greatest show on turf in check, it was equally frustrating to watch our offense operate. Man, if it weren’t for that perfect throw and catch from Warner to Proehl (Ricky Proehl of all people???), we would have won the game. Thank goodness the 2002 and 2020 seasons occurred, takes away the sting from the “shoulda done better” years.

  13. Tom in MadTown Says:

    Just goes to show you how brtual the offense was in that era.

  14. fern Says:

    with Brady that defense would have won 4 SB

  15. orlbucfan Says:

    Mike Shula was one of Dungy’s OCs. Man, did he stink. Just recently he coached a team who was decent on offense. The Panthers? Kiffin would never have made it without Dungy.

  16. Matlok727 Says:

    Clyde was a dungy OC also if i remember?

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wonder if Sapp will attend the RoH game 😉


    I don’t think either would have without the other. They were a great team

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Monte was the man on that team that always looked near death, but always survived. The man looked ancient, but he was hopping all over the place. There were moments I watched him and actually worried he would have a cardiac, lol.

    Was fun to watch.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    fern Says:
    “with Brady that defense would have won 4 SB”

    Agreed! The team would have stayed together longer too, because Gruden and Allen would not have ripped it apart.