1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-11
Finishing 5th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: John McKay (5-11)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Results

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Tampa Bay stumbled, scoring only 241 points, while the defense gave up 259. Ricky Bell rushed for a team-high 679 yards for the Buccaneers.

Doug Williams tossed for 1,170 yards. Morris Owens led the receiving corps, catching 32 balls for 640 yards.

Cedric Brown picked off 6 opponent throws.

John McKay coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Doug Williams1947337.611706.073.684.15666953.4
Mike Rae1185748.37056.043.475.9333728853.8
Gary Huff361541.71694.712.838.33155430.9
Louis Carter5240.08717.400.000.0660087.5
Dave Green3266.7258.300.000.0250092.4
Mike Boryla5240.0153.000.000.01845747.9
Totals36115141.821716.0123.3185.066 52468


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ricky Bell1856793.756 6
Johnny Davis973703.818 3
Jimmy DuBose933583.812 4
Louis Carter812753.417 1
Mike Rae201869.342 0
George Ragsdale251214.818 1
Charlie White11423.80
Larry Mucker5357.013 0
Doug Williams27230.91
Gary Huff3103.310 0
Dave Green100.00
Jimmie Giles1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals54920983.856 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Morris Owens3264020.066 5
Jimmie Giles2332414.138 2
Louis Carter191397.317 0
Ricky Bell151228.122 0
Jim Obradovich1421915.628 3
Larry Mucker1327120.848 0
John McKay916618.428 1
Frank Grant811214.020 0
Isaac Hagins66510.821 0
Johnny Davis5132.60
George Ragsdale34113.731 1
Charlie White23115.518 0
Danny Reece12525.025 0
Jimmy DuBose133.00
Totals151217114.466 12


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Neil O'Donoghue292586.2231356.564
Dave Green11100.03


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dave Green100409240.961

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Danny Reece443938.950 0
Larry Mucker7497.014 0
Mark Cotney5387.610 0
Isaac Hagins4235.811 0
Cedric Brown294.50
Totals625128.350 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Ragsdale2455523.146 0
Danny Reece1124021.832 0
Louis Carter69716.221 0
Isaac Hagins46917.220 0
Jimmie Giles56012.017 0
Jim Obradovich34816.017 0
Alvin Maxson11717.017 0
Larry Mucker294.50
Totals56109519.646 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cedric Brown611018.329 0
Jeris White55611.231 0
Mike Washington5438.624 0
Dave Lewis3248.013 0
Curtis Jordan3237.722 0
Mark Cotney22814.028 0
Cecil Johnson252.50
Danny Reece11313.013 0
Aaron Brown11010.010 0
Dewey Selmon100.00
Totals2931210.831 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Neil O'Donoghue1325064
Ricky Bell6000036
Morris Owens500030
Jimmy DuBose4000024
Johnny Davis3000018
Jim Obradovich3000018
George Ragsdale11000012
Jimmie Giles02000012
John McKay10006
Doug Williams10006
Mike Washington010006
Louis Carter1000006
Dave Green01003