Don’t Look Ahead

August 6th, 2013

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Yes, the Bucs play their first preseason game Thursday night. Locals not going to the game can watch the game on tape-delay Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on WFLA-TV Channel 8.

Joe knows many Bucs players, both rookies and veterans, are looking forward to hitting someone that’s not a teammate. Schiano seems to be trying to temper such expectations, as he noted his players have a long way to go on bettering themselves rather than battering an enemy.

“I’m trying to not let us go there,” Schiano said. “Right now, we got to work on ourselves. I think they’re tired of hitting, period. They’re getting tired of going as hard as we’re going. What happens with the preseason game is you have a day that breaks it up; you have a day before the game where you don’t do a whole lot. Then, the day after the game you don’t do so much, depending, some guys may do more than others. So really what it builds in is it breaks up the monotony of going day after day after day, so I’m sure they’re looking forward to that.”

The normal drudgery of training camp ends today. As Schiano noted, things change tomorrow and after a couple of practices following Thursday’s game, the Bucs fly to New England to practice a few days and then play Bill Belicheat and the Patriots.

Before the Bucs know it, training camp will be over. That doesn’t mean Schiano and the coaching staff won’t still have many tough decisions — who to keep on the roster, and who to send packing.

4 Responses to “Don’t Look Ahead”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Clearly no one cares about the Buccaneers, looking at the tickets available on the web site, looks like another season of blackouts, I would not be surprised by 2017, the Rays and Bucs will both be gone

  2. Meh Says:

    Anyone know if this game going to get on tv in orlando or be streamed online (legally)?

  3. ScottB Says:

    check out for your area. BTW Orlando & Tampa are tape delayed until Friday

  4. scubog Says:

    Don’t be alarmed. Fans in most NFL cities don’t attend pre-season games. It’s all about Season Ticket sales who are obligated to purchase them. Few jump out and pay full price for a pre-season game when many Season Ticket holders make their seats available cheap.