Gameday Tampa BayAugust 24th, 2013
Preseason Game 3
Bucs at Dolphins
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
TV: WFLA-TV Channel 8, locally. Game will be broadcast via tape-delay on the NFL Network at 7 a.m. Sunday, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM 103.5, and WDAE-AM 620); SiriusXM Channel 136.
Weather: Per AccuWeather.com, looks like a beautiful South Florida evening with a kickoff at a pleasant 84 degrees falling slightly through the night under partly cloudy skies.
Odds: Per FootballLocks.com, Dolphins -3.
Outlook: This should be the final dress rehearsal for starters that Bucs coach Greg Schiano is confident will start. For guys still fighting for jobs (Dekoda Watson, Jonathan Casillas, Da’Quan Bowers, etc.), they should get plenty of snaps. It will be interesting to see how many snaps Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman gets. He has played scant minutes thus far, and Joe has noticed a pattern across the NFL that has quarterbacks are getting pulled quickly (see Aaron Rodgers last night). Schiano would not speculate how many plays starters will log, so only time will tell. Aside from the Watson/Casillas battle, Joe will naturally keep an eye on Johnthan Banks to see if he’s still a stud. There is always a surprise chance Darrelle Revis plays, though Joe would doubt it. Who plays where on the offensive line also will be important, as who knows when Davin Joseph and Carl Nicks can return to the lineup?