5. John Lynch. Lynch was with the Buccaneers from '93 to '03, known for his hard hitting smash mouth defense. A five time pro bowler, Super Bowl champion. Lynch was fierce on the field, making him a fan-favorite as Buc's fans were always expecting Lynch to bull his neck and lower his shoulder for a bone-shattering blow. In one game he even leveled the great ever elusive Marshall Marshall Marshall Faulk as Chris Berman would say. All of these traits make Lynch one of the favorite Buc's to ever play.
4. Warren Sapp. Sapp played for the Pewter Pirates back from '95 to '03 was the big boy manning the defensive line during the Buc's Super Bowl champion season. He was one of the most feared defensive lineman in the game. He would breakthrough double teams to crush the puny quarterbacks of the opposing teams. Sapp was elected to 7 straight pro bowls, and won the 1999 defensive player of the year award, and ranks 2nd in sacks for the Buc's all time. Known for a loud mouth celebrator Sapp will forever remain in the hearts of Buc's fans.
3. Ronde Barber. A true Pirates legend Barber completed his career this year spanning from 1997 to 2012, Barber may be the most accomplished Buc in history, a true Hall Of Famer. Barber is the only corner to ever have 40 Interceptions, and 20 sacks, he also has the most consecutive starts as a Defensive Back with 217. Ronde was a key part to the '02 season often causing turnovers and making QB's second guess themselves
2. Derrick Brooks. Of all the Defensive greats in Buccaneer history Brooks takes the cake. Known as the centerfold for the Tampa 2. Brooks caused interceptions, fumbles, and tackles all throughout his career. Named to 11 pro bowl squads, and won the '02 Super Bowl and the '02 defensive player of the year. He always has a spot in our community as arguably the best player in Tampa Bay's history.
1. Mike Alstott. He's certainly not the best player on this list, but thats not the criteria of the list. In my opinion and according to other Buc's fans Alstott is the fan favorite of our history. Alstott ran like a true fullback should shoulder low, both hands on the ball and legs churning. He never went down on the first hit and always wanted more. "A Train" got his nickname for smashing straight forward like a train. He even had a catchphrase from Chris Berman, "PFF PFF PFF" and "Rumblin, bumblin, stumblin" Alstott will always be a great guy and a great player in history.