Reviewing Tampa Bay’s Rings of Honor

by Gary Shelton on January 9, 2020

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The first thing you need to establish about a Ring of Honor is that there are different standards for different teams.

Take the Pittsburgh Steelers, who opened their Hall of Honor in 2017. That year, the Steelers inducted 27 members. Twenty-three of them are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Then there are the Bucs, who have 13 members in their Ring of Honor. Nine of them are not in the Hall of Fame.

And you know what? That's fine. A Ring of Honor, in my opinion, is for the fans to celebrate and honor the players who were special to them. You

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can argue that John Lynch and Ronde Barber belong in the Hall of Fame; they are both obviously in the Ring of Honor.

So which players should be in the Ring of Honor for the Tampa Bay teams?

And which players might be on their way.

Bucs' Ring of Honor:

  1. Lee Roy Selmon
  2. John McKay
  3. Jimmie Giles
  4. Paul Gruber
  5. Warren Sapp
  6. Derrick Brooks
  7. Mike Alstott
  8. Doug Willliams
  9. John Lynch
  10. Malcolm Glazer
  11. Jon Gruden
  12. Tony Dungy
  13. Ronde Barber

Should be Inducted

  1. Mike Evans
  2. Monte Kiffin
  3. Hardy Nickerson
  4. James Wilder
  5. Simeon Rice
  6. Batman Woods
  7. Tony Mayberry
  8. Brad Johnson
  9. Warrick Dunn
  10. Lavonte David

Keep an Eye On

  1. Ali Marpet
  2. Chris Godwin
  3. Devin White
  4. Shaq Barrett
  5. Jason Pierre-Paul

Rays Prospective Ring of Honor

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Carl Crawford
  3. James Shields
  4. David Price
  5. Ben Zobrist
  6. Carlos Pena
  7. Fred McGriff
  8. Blake Snell
  9. Joe Maddon
  10. Andrew Friedman

Keep an eye on

  1. Charlie Morton
  2. Willy Adames
  3. Kevin Kiermaier
  4. Austin Meadows
  5. Emilio Pagan

Lightning Prospective Ring of Honor

  1. Martin St. Louis
  2. Vinny Lecavalier
  3. Steven Stamkos
  4. Nikita Kucherov
  5. Andrei Vasilevskiy
  6. Dave Andreychuk
  7. Phil Esposito
  8. John Tortorello
  9. Dan Boyle
  10. Victor Hedman

Keep on Eye on

  1. Brayden Point
  2. Mikhail Sergachev
  3. Anthony Cirelli
  4. Jon Cooper
  5. Alex Killorn

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