The game where the Buccaneers induct the next name into their Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium has been revealed.
Speaking to Rock Riley on 1040am in Tampa, Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford announced the Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the Ring of Honor game. This comes by way of Joe Bucs Fan.
Ford declared that the Bucs-Steelers game in Tampa on Monday, Sept. 24, will include the team inducting its newest member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. Ford wouldn’t drop a name. But as Joe wrote this morning, look for Father Dungy to get his turn.
Have to agree with the Joes here. Former Bucs head coach Tony Dungy got his NFL start as a player for the Steelers and turn the Tampa Bay franchise into a winner. Although they made multiple playoff appearances — and coming up a ref’s call short of Super Bowl XXXIV — the knock on Dungy was that he was never able to get his team over the hump.
Many will argue that now head coach Jon Gruden won Super Bowl XXXVII with “Dungy’s team.” Some even felt that Dungy deserved to be inducted first. That debate alone speaks volume to what Dungy accomplished during his time as Tampa Bay’s coach.
Another candidate may be former cornerback Ronde Barber. He helped propel the Bucs into Super Bowl XXXVII after intercepting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and returning it for a touchdown to clinch the NFC title. It’s a memory that will forever be engraved into the minds of Bucs fans.
Who do you think deserves to be inducted into the 2018 Buccaneers Ring of Honor?
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