Fans, PFT agree on Buccaneers’ Mt. Rushmore

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For the first time so far in the Pro Football Talk on NBCSN Mt. Rushmore series, the four players picked by PFT Planet mesh with the four players picked by PFT.

The Buccaneers are represented by Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, and Rondé Barber.

Sapp led the way with 76 percent of the vote.  Brooks appeared on 68 percent of the ballots.  Barber landed on 60 percent, and Selmon on 52 percent.

Shaun King, who given his NBCSN employment couldn’t give himself the award (he tried anyway), would have replaced Barber with coach Tony Dungy.

Erik Kuselias would have replaced Barber with Bucco Bruce, the team’s original logo.  Seriously.

The full segment appears below, including a cameo from Coach Dungy, who names his four members of the team’s Mt. Rushmore.

31 responses to “Fans, PFT agree on Buccaneers’ Mt. Rushmore

  1. Too bad the Mt Rushmore statue was blacked out in Tampa Bay. Maybe they should move that team to London.

  2. With the way things are going about Bucs and London, I’m surprised Queen Elizabeth did not get a few votes.

  3. Ronde Barber over Tony Dungy? Ha. Do you guys watch Buccaneer games or just look at stat lines? I agree with King 100%.

    I miss the days when “experts” actually watched the football games.

  4. Selmon receiving 52% of the votes shows what we are dealing with here. A football fan base with no sense of history what-so-ever.

  5. Oh my Gosh, Doug Williams is still looking for body parts he had torn off. PLEASE PLAYER PLEASE. Doug Williams should get points just for surviving. “When asked what he though of the execution of his team, Coach John McKay stated “I’m all for it”. That is how bad they were.

  6. If it wasn’t for Warren Sapp, Ronde Barber, Warrick Dunn and Derrick Brooks, The Tampa Bay Bucaneers would’ve been long gone. I’m talking extinct like the dinosaurs and the Houston Oilers.

  7. monsters3493 says:
    Jun 6, 2013 8:52 PM
    I am not sure how everyone has forgotten about James Wilder. Dude was a beast on a bad team and was their only weapon.


    All true Bucs fans know how good he was. Through no fault of his, the Bucs still sucked because there was no talent around him.

  8. How does Selmon appear on only have the ballots? The guy was the team’s only HOFer before this year, and was the only shining light of the first 20 godawful years of the franchise.

    Derrick Brooks should have been unanimous.

  9. Again…M.R. Need not be the best 4 players. It could be a lesser player that pops into mind when you utter the name. On those grounds, John McKay, Steve deberg, and alstott deserve a few votes. They epitomize the bucs. Not 3 of the same player.

  10. grimmlock42 says:
    Jun 6, 2013 8:45 PM
    If it wasn’t for Warren Sapp, Ronde Barber, Warrick Dunn and Derrick Brooks, The Tampa Bay Bucaneers would’ve been long gone. I’m talking extinct like the dinosaurs and the Houston Oilers.

    Um… Malcolm Glazer bought the team in 1995 and the community voted to build a new stadium in 1996. Warrick Dunn and Ronde Barber were both 1997 draft picks. Sapp and Brooks were both in their 2nd seasons. You should study before you make a fool of yourself.

  11. Are people seriously arguing against Selmon, the only HOF’er in the Bucs’ sorry history?!

    How completely clueless, and how completely unsurprising. Goes to show ya that until 2002, the people who support(and I use that term very loosely) the Bucs weren’t interested. I hesitate to call them “fans” because they dont fit the criteria of actually showing up to games until there is a championship involved.

  12. Wow. All of them 4 were on the defensive end.

    letsgolightning is right. Speaks volume about their offense all these years.

  13. Lee Roy Selmon was the first player I thought of when this came up. Glad he made it, but sad to see he only got 52%. Those early Buc teams were bad, but Selmon was their first ever draft pick and was often the lone shining bright spot on some of those teams. Until looking him up again this morning, I had forgotten he passed a couple of years ago. A belated RIP.

  14. Thank god the fans got it right because I usually disagree with a lot of them. I’m a 3rd generation Tampian, and a die hard Bucs fan. The problem with our fans is that they’re transplants from other places. They like the Bucs when they’re good, but quick to say “Bucs suck” when they aren’t doing so well. I see people leaving Sapp and Selmon off their lists in the comment section, and thinking why are they so stupid?? These are the only 2 HOFers in Bucs history so far!!

  15. thesteelers says:
    Jun 6, 2013 8:41 PM
    Not much history to disagree about…
    Never mind that your current HC was a part of the Buccaneers’ respectable history. Typical big-mouth that thinks their franchise is bigger than the game. Do some research before inserting foot into mouth. And all the bitter people can crow all they want about blackouts and attendance because the real fans couldn’t care less. The Bucs are gonna be a great team this season and that will put butts in seats. Even when the Bucs were truly awful they’ve always had a faithful following and it will continue whether you approve or not. Go Bucs!!

  16. To Lonestartexan:

    Oh boy!!! You poked the shark this time. Now I gotta tear into you. Before the year 1995, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were still wearing the horrible creamsicles. They were still the joke of the NFL. The only time the buc fans were allowed to take off their paper bags was when Barry Sanders had the ball. That’s right, the visiting team. Let me get back to biting at your limbs. What you’re telling me is in 1995, Malcolm Glazer was the guy that changed the buccaneers franchise around. Is that correct? You know what else happened in 1995, WARREN SAPP. The day the bucs drafted Warren Sapp, was the day that frachise changed forever. Not because of Malcolm Glazer. What Warren Sapp did his rookie year, triggered the facelift of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was Warren Sapp’s attitude, not Malcolm Glazer’s attitude, that sparked the franchise. TRUST ME!! It wasn’t Malcolm Glazer that the fans wanted to see. It was Bid Daddy himself that people came to see. A year later, attendance is skyrocketing. People are starting to come to the games to actually cheer for their team. That city rallied around Warren Sapp, not Malcolm Glazer. The next time you poke a shark in the eye, you better be wearing a cape and able to leap building with a single bound. Catch my drift? That is all.

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