NFL Network Snubs Buccaneers

July 13th, 2018

Apparently, NFL Network executives have no interest in showcasing the Buccaneers and their intriguing quarterback situation in preseason.

An official announcement was fired off yesterday by NFL Network detailing the games they would broadcast live in August. Of the 32 NFL teams, 23 will have a preseason game on NFL Network, which subsequently blacks out the game in the host city doesn’t compete with a local broadcast.

Man, after the Bucs were August-ratings darlings for HBO last year, now they get a head-shake from the league organ and are a national afterthought when it comes to positive football vibes.

May the football gods spare us all and not let this team be winless entering Monday Night Football in Week 3 against the Steelers.

The three-game suspension of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, does not apply to preseason games, and one should expect to see plenty of him as the Bucs protect opening-day starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. (Stop right there, Ryan Griffin dreamers.).

Tampa Bay opens the preseason in Miami on Thursday, August 9, at 7 p.m. on WFLA-TV, Ch. 8.

33 Responses to “NFL Network Snubs Buccaneers”


    Not sure anyone’s crying over that decision.

  2. Easy Says:

    I could care less

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    We probably won’t ever see a show about the lives of greats like Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Tom Brady, and Jameis Winston. Probably a reality series with Winston, Casey Anthony, and OJ Simpson…would draw interest. Or a sequel to “The Hunting Ground.” The networks will find something where a guy like Wnston can be front and center. One can be famous or infamous but not both.

    I doubt Winston will ever the face of the franchise again.

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    no excuses


  5. Pete I Says:

    Intriguing QB situation? Embarrassing.!

  6. DBS Says:

    I don’t rally think the nation cares about the Bucs or the Browns period. Just the teams they play.

  7. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I think they typically re-air preseason games. I recorded them last year because it’s the only way I could watch. I want to check out the rookies primarily

  8. Joel Says:

    Bucs are a bad team no one wants to watch.

  9. WestminsterCoBucsFan Says:

    Brownies hard knocks will be more interesting to watch and compare

  10. Onetrickpony Says:

    What pete1 says, negative publicity might have something to do with it along with the w/l column or the drama we seem to have with the qb situation

  11. Season Is Over Says:

    Yes, that is what happens when you are America’s Embarrassment. This team has created their fan base with their choices. I love watching this site trying to polish a turd. It is steady work.

  12. Architek Says:

    Bad team issues.

  13. FLyBoy Says:

    All the negativity here. All the haters here sound like Tom Jones. Again, the “fans” that already written off the season before a game is played. Who the hell cares if NFL Network is televising games.

  14. AlteredEgo Says:

    The reality outside of our fish bowl~~~~~~

  15. Jeremy in Cali Says:

    Part of the “agreement”?

  16. D-Rome Says:

    I could care less

    So, it’s possible for you to care less than you already do?

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    “This is 1 of major reasons JW is playing for trade value and will not in the roster next year. My resources(Jenna L) has told me Giaraffe Glennon as bridge QB.”

    Kobe Faker

  18. Reality_43 Says:

    Actually one of my pet peeves. Amazing how people interpret things they hear 🙂

  19. BucEmUp Says:

    why would they waste good t.v time on a losing team

  20. Not there yet Says:

    Score points Dirk and maybe the games will be watchable. Being top 5 in first downs but last bottom of the league in points scored per game and not even scoring until the 2nd half is pretty boring to watch just like getting blown out in the first half and mounting comeback against a prevent defense every week

  21. unbelievable Says:

    So NFL network snubbed 9 teams?

    Why would anyone be surprised the Bucs were one of them?

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’d rather watch a local broadcast anyway. National announcers always hate on Tampa teams, all of them.

  23. Skipper Says:

    Onetrickpony, what do you mean what Pete I says? He has absolutely nothing to offer on his post except to bash Winston, still waiting for a constructive, positive post from the scorned and hateful individual.

  24. SOEbuc Says:

    Noooo……Wait…Who cares.

  25. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m curious about the details of the suspension. I’m sure someone here has more details.

    So #3 gets to participate in the training camp and pre season.

    In Weeks 1 through 3 is he aloud to be at OBP….practice? Do we suppose Koetter will hook him up with some receivers at a secret field to keep Jameis sharp?

  26. Joe Says:


    Once Week 1 begins, Jameis cannot have contact with anyone from the Bucs nor is allowed at One Buc Palace.

    The day after Game 3, he’s allowed back.

  27. Jfgobucs Says:

    Agree..who cares

  28. Trench War Says:

    Karma says Winston goes down with season ending injury during preseason. Maybe it will be a reoccurrence of that mysterious shoulder injury that cropped up during a streak of very poorly played games. Personally I would give him the least amount of reps, and possibly not play him during preseason. When Winston is finally available to take over a quarter of the way into the season “WE” don’t need any manufactured “EXCUSES” why he can’t perform at an “ELITE” level. Our franchise needs to use that time to make an important decision on Winston’s future in Tampa Bay. No dramas that push that evaluation further down the road. 20 million plus is a huge investment.

  29. Onetrickpony Says:

    I guess you have hard time comprehending english when it dont go “your way” Skipper. Sorry

  30. JameisNOT Says:

    Who caress about preseason football??? Even more so, would any of you want to watch a Browns football game??? The Bucs and Browns are one in the same but the Browns edge out the Bucs with Baker Mayfield on the field.

  31. Mikep4bucs Says:

    No Bucs in top 100, not airing Bucs pre-season games, Jameis getting 3 game suspension by NFL. If Bucs don’t have a rally cry this year, they will never have one. Coaches, players, admin., journalists and fans of the Bucs should all be pissed and ready to hit. Without Winston the first 3 games, our defense will need to step up and for the first time in years, I believe they will. If Fitz does not turn the ball over, than we may be able to ball control our way thru the first 3 games and surprise some people. Enough talk tho, let’s get it going!

  32. Anonymous Says:

    nfl network only cares about the cowboys and new England

  33. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Winston shouldn’t touch a ball in preseason! We need the starters to be ready week one not the dumb ass who’s not even playing!