ON THIS DAY RECAP- 10/16/2005- Simms/Griese injury swap Pt II

Simms takes over for Griese, but takes a few games before he finds success

Yes that was today, 4 years ago! If you read this mornings NFL piece, the Miami game in Miami is the scheduled 'rematch' for that game. It was the final game for the efficient Brian Griese who got the Bucs to 4-0 on the year, and 4-1 all together. The Bucs were in command when Griese had his leg rolled up on, and that paved the way for Chris Simms to take over the team. It took a few games, until that incredible Washington game when he threw that TD pass to Edell Shephard and Alstott converted the two point conversion! But on this day, Michael Pittman was almost tacked for a loss and took it the distance, and almost got caught napping at the ten yard line.  The 5-1 Bucs would make the playoffs for the first time in 2 years, and you have to wonder how we would have faired had Griese not been hurt.

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