"A name-the-team contest resulted in the nickname "Buccaneers", a reference to the pirate legends of Southwest Florida. The team name was opposed by St. Petersburg businessmen on the grounds that it emphasized Tampa at the expense of other Bay Area cities, until NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle himself met with them to encourage their support.".What state does Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member team of the National Football Conference (NFC) South division.How many coaches have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had?
There have been twelve head coaches for the Buccaneers franchise. The team has played 628 games in 40 seasons since joining the NFL. Four Buccaneers coaches, John McKay , Tony Dungy , Jon Gruden , and Bruce Arians , have taken the Buccaneers to the playoffs, with Gruden and Arians being the only two coaches to win the Super Bowl with the team, at Super Bowl XXXVII and Super Bowl LV respectively. Who was Tampa Bay Buccaneers first head coach?
Team History. Awarded the National Football League's 27th franchise in 1974 with the first kickoff scheduled for 1976, owner Hugh Culverhouse, a successful Florida tax lawyer and broker, hired John McKay as the first coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.