John Lynch retires

by thoughtfulconservative

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer John Lynch retires.

A third-round pick by the Bucs in 1993, Lynch began a core of players that turned the laughingstock of the NFL into perennial playoff contenders and eventually Super Bowl champions.

Surrounded by former teammates such as Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, Mike Alstott, Warrick Dunn, Shelton Quarles and Jermaine Phillips, Lynch revealed some of the private moments he enjoyed in his career.

Lynch retires ranked second among safeties with nine Pro Bowl selections. Hall of Famer Ken Houston had 10. He amassed 1,277 tackles, 26 interceptions, 13 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and 100 passes defensed.

Lynch was known more for his tackling than his pass protection. He was a hard hitter and a sure tackler.

I remember as a Buc fan watching these guys with Lynch and starting to think, “Now if we can get an offense.”

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One Comment to “John Lynch retires”

  1. Lynch was the smartest, the hardest hitter, the most hard working player to ever be on the field. Ever since lynch was there broncos never had problems in the way back field. But everyones gotta move on sometime and i wish the best for John Lynch and i wish the best for the Broncos without him./BTW, saw some cool widgets at statbeast.com. Check it!

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