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Last night the whole NFL obsessed world watched the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, and there wasn’t one single Buccaneers player going in.
While this certainly wasn’t a shock as the Buccaneers haven’t had the greatest run in league history, it’s still a little less exciting when your favorite players aren’t going in.
They all deserve to be in, and I’m happy for all of them.
Still, it’s a little better when there’s a Bucs representative among them.
So, this year is a little bitter-sweet. A moment to celebrate football greatness, but also a time to pine over the prospects of another Tampa great getting in someday.
If NFL.com is correct though. This won’t be the norm over the next four years.
In them, he takes a stab at predicting some future entrants into the fabled hall.
S, John Lynch
Buccaneers fans who head on over will be happy to see Mr. Elliot speculating a 2019 entry date for this great player.
Lynch finished his career with the Denver Broncos and went on to television before being hired this year to generally manage the San Francisco 49ers.
This former Stanford Cardinal not only endured some lackluster seasons in Tampa, he helped usher in the greatness we all witnessed heading towards the new millennium and early parts of the same.
Of course, any Bucs fan from the good days should remember his fateful predicting of what the Raiders would run during the franchises only Super Bowl win as of now.
There have been some great moments in Lynch’s career as a member of the Buccaneers, and I can only dream of what it will be like in Canton when we get to see his bust revealed.
CB, Ronde Barber
If 2019 is a good year for Buccaneers fans, 2021 will be even better.
The big-four of the Bucs’ dominant defensive unit will finally be together again when Barber enters the Hall of Fame.
We could talk highlights here, and some are going to be more memorable than others. My favorite is the interception at the Vet though.
It may be an easy one to pick, but it’s a great one all the same, and about as monumental as it gets.
No doubt it’ll be in his highlight film leading up to, and at his actual ceremony.
These are two guys Harrison sees entering the hall in the next few years. There are other Buccaneers greats off this list of course.
Simeon Rice and Jimmy Giles are two names Bucs fans should be beating a drum for. Even if they may never make it in.
Two players enshrined in the next four years is a good run. So what do you say Bucs fans? Would you be happy with these predictions coming true?
David Harrison is the NFC South Manager, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lead Writer and Draft Analyst for Pro Football Spot. Follow @draftharrison on Twitter as well as on Facebook. Check out his other work HERE.