Jay Gruden and the Tampa Bay Bucs

(All photos via the Buccaneers Web site and media guide)
(All photos via the Buccaneers Web site and media guide)

For fun, I just scrolled through the coaches and executives section of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers media guide from 2005. It’s got to be one of the greatest coaching and executive sections in media guide history. The big names just keep coming and coming: future NFL coaches (Rod Marinelli, Mike Tomlin, Raheem Morris, Jay Gruden), future offensive coordinators (Kyle Shanahan), former offensive coordinators (Paul Hackett), defensive legends (Monte Kiffin), future NFL GMs (Bruce Allen, Mark Dominik), future Mike Shanahan body men (Paul Kelly), future Redskins head coaching candidates (Rich Bisaccia), former Redskins Super Bowl MVPs (Doug Williams).

That’s so much star power in one humble media guide. I re-created the highlights below.

(And yes, that team lost to Mark Brunell, Sean Taylor, Joe Gibbs and the Redskins in one of the weirdest playoff games ever.)

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Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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