According to multiple reports, including one from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Doug Williams will be the next inductee into the Bucs Ring of Honor.
When one looks to the history of the Buccaneers franchise, right after Lee Roy Selmon, should come Doug Williams. He should be thought of before Paul Gruber and Jimmie Giles. Williams was the quarterback who led the Bucs to the 1979 NFC Championship game, and only left the Bucs because Hugh Culverhouse started his cheapness.
Williams returned to the Bucs as a member of their front office in 2004. He was promoted to Director of Pro Scouting in 2009 and then left the Bucs in 2010 to return as Grabling's head coach. Rumor had it that Williams and then GM Mark Dominik did not see eye to eye.
Some believe that the Bucs' regime at that time was why Williams has not been inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor sooner.
The Ring of Honor should be reserved for the most noteworthy and recognizable names in Buccaneers history. Doug Williams is one of those names, and now he can finally receive the proper recognition he deserves.
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