Amid an old school sea of 1979 Orange on a balmy Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, an iconic superstar was honored and perhaps a new star was born. Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa's greatest player and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, became the first member of the team's Ring of Honor. On the field, the Buccaneers passed, ran, defended and special-teamed a ring around the Green Bay Packers and forged an amazing come-from-behind 38-28 victory to end the team's losing streak at seven. It was a heart-pounding debut for rookie quarterback Josh Freeman who showed enough poise and field generalship to direct the fourth-quarter stunner. On this special day, Freeman hit three touchdown passes, two of them in that final quarter when the Bucs outscored Green Bay 21-7 to stun the Pack. It wa ...
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