Originally posted on Buc Stop  |  Last updated 10/5/13
No Bucs game this Sunday? Thats ok..lets go back in time for some wishful thinking. Tony Dungy took over the Bucs in 1996, but it wasnt instant success. He was 0-5 before beating his old team the Vikings at home. Then the Bucs went to 1-8 before they beat the Oakland Raiders after a disfunctional week saw two Bucs not show up or show up late to TWO week events. Dungy did not even go over the game plan, he scolded his team on how to be responsible. They beat the Raiders when kicker Ford missed a gimme kick and the Bucs took the Raiders in Overtime.  But then the next week the Bucs went out to San Diego. The Bucs NEVER had good luck on the west coast, the record was abysmal! And the Chargers got out to an early start. The old Bucs would have collapsed.  Instead...well, watch for yourself! This is the game John Lynch and Ronde Barber both refered to in their retirement speaches as the game that turned it around for the Bucs. Historically, its looked at as the game the Bucs bought into Tony Dungy, and it was all uphill from here. So relive the game this weekend and this weekend only, it comes down Monday Morning!   First Half Second half
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