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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.

Don’t take anything away from guys like Kenny Easley, Jason Taylor, LaDanian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Jerry Jones, Terrell Davis and Morten Andersen of course.

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.

Seeing Leroy Selmon, Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp go in has been great. Tony Dungy was another moment I’ll always remember as well.

Tim Brown, Randall McDaniel, Ron Wolf and Steve Young are also enshrined in the hall, but their times as Buccaneers don’t stand out quite as much. I’m sure you agree.

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.

Elliot Harrison (great last name) published a series of posts onto the websites homepage this past weekend.

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.

Buccaneers Safety John Lynch (Photo Credit: CBS Sports)

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?

Head over to the the site, Twitter, or even Facebook and let us know all of your thoughts on the 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers!


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.


David Harrison is a Co-Expert at the Buccaneers site, "The Pewter Plank". He's also a Co-Host of the weekly "Walking the Plank" podcast. Currently enrolled as a student with Arizona State University, he is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies. His weekly "From the Pocket" look at the comings and goings of the NFL can be found every Wednesday here on Pro Football Spot. Follow him on Twitter @DH82_Bucs