Ask the Expert: Jerry Angelo

by Gary Shelton on August 28, 2015 · 1 comment

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

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Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to with "ask the expert'' in the subject line. The most interesting question will be selected.

The Bucs finally won a game at Raymond James for the first time in two years. The home record was only 16-45 the six years before this one. Do people remember how good a market this was?

I was very fortunate to be part of the Buccaneers when they had the fan base you are alluding to. Given the demographics of the bay area, we had great support from varying counties, and Bucs fans were everywhere. Unfortunately, those days are gone.

You can’t continue to embarrass your fans. Eventually, they lose hope and, when hope is

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Cecil DeBald August 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Maybe not the best overall backup in the NFL then or now, but I can never think of back-up quarterbacks without remembering George Blanda and his 1970 run for the Raiders – for a stretch he was the greatest backup the good Lord ever made!


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