We've reached the end of our season by season history lessons, and it's not a happy ending.
Toes on the line, folks. It's time for the Schiano era to begin.
A look at every year in Buccaneer franchise history from 1976 to 2013.
The "Youngry" Bucs were a total disappointment after a promising season the year before.
The Bucs shocked the NFL, but fell just short of a playoff berth.
The Bucs were left with a talentless roster, and an inexperienced head coach who would fire both of his coordinators during the season. Other than that, things were just fine.
A strong start and an epic collapse summed up the Buccaneers' recent history in frustrating fashion.
The Bucs last made the playoffs in 2007. Savor this article, my friends. It only gets worse from here.
2006 was the beginning of the end for the Buccaneers, as the defense got older and the offense got worse.
The Bucs rebounded after their Super Bowl hangover, but crashed out of the 2005 season in frustrating fashion.
The Super Bowl hangover had turned into a lingering headache for the Buccaneers.
The Bucs crash-landed after a historic Super Bowl season.
The Bucs overcame their nemesis and rose to the top of the NFL.
The Buccaneers fell to the Eagles once again, but this time, it cost the best coach in the franchise's history his job.
The Buccaneers orchestrated a huge trade before the 2000 season to attempt to move from title-game losers to Super Bowl champions.
We all know it was a catch, Bert.
The Bucs take a bit of a stumble on the path to success.
Everything changed for the Buccaneers in 1997.
The Buccaneers added more talent and a great head coach with a solid staff of assistants as they sought to move away from the losing ways of the past decade.
The Buccaneers took a big step forward in 1995, as a culture of losing began to fade away in Tampa.
A season of tragic but important change in Tampa Bay.
More dumb front office moves and more losing for the Buccaneers. When would things turn around?
An awful trade and a fired head coach left the Bucs lost and confused after yet another losing season.
Things weren't getting any better in Tampa, as failed draft picks and poor play on both sides of the ball kept the Bucs in the cellar of the NFC Central.
The Bucs finally got a top draft pick right, but would anything else go right for the Bucs after five straight seasons with double-digit losses?
The Buccaneers hired a new head coach, snagged a QB with their first draft pick, and seemed to have righted the ship. Could they finally turn things around, half a decade after their last decent season?
The Buccaneers lost a legend with the retirement of Lee Roy Selmon, but added another at the top of the draft. There was just one small problem...
One of the best players to ever suit up for the Bucs got his first shot at the NFL in 1985. He didn't exactly set the world on fire.
The Buccaneers went into 1984 looking to rebound from a disappointing season the year prior, but wound up trying to make one last run for their resigning head coach.
There was nothing to cheer about in 1983 in Tampa. It was the beginning of a long history of frustration for the Buccaneers.
A draft-day gaffe and a late collapse spelled the end of the winning ways in Tampa for a couple of decades.
The Bucs rebounded after a disappointing 1980, and returned to the playoffs. But there was trouble on the horizon...
The Bucs stumble and fall in the follow-up act to their impressive 1979 season.
The Buccaneers leave behind their losing ways for one season, and make a magical run to the NFC Championship game.
Doug Williams arrived on the scene as the Bucs defense continued to climb the charts in the NFL. The scene was set for what would happen just a year later.
The Buccaneers finally win a game! But somehow, things got even worse on offense. Find out the details in the second part of our series.
We start our series on the history of the Bucs by taking a look at their first season in franchise history.