Peyton Manning On Bucs’ ScheduleMarch 19th, 2012
Aside from the inevitable Bucs free agent signings in the coming days, the next big season highlight for Joe is the release of the Bucs’ 2012 schedule, usually done in mid-April before the NFL Draft.
That’s always a glorious day of examining the upcoming season. And now the Bucs will be facing Peyton Manning (assuming he can move his neck), the new Broncos quarterback, so BSPN is reporting. The Bucs will play at Denver this season.
Of course, Joe would have much preferred the Bucs take on the ugly yet creative offense Tim Tebow led every week, especially if the Bucs are minus Ronde Barber and Aqib Talib.
Interestingly, the addition of Manning to the Broncos could actually enhance the Bucs’ chances of getting a second nationally televised game this season.
Any game with Tebow would have been the No. 1 choice for every broadcast network. The Manning-led Broncos won’t get as much interest. If Tebow can’t find a starting QB gig, then the networks will look to other teams to fill the void.