Gameday Tampa Bay

August 8th, 2014

Preseason Game 1

Bucs at Jags

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: WFLA-TV, Channel 8, locally. Game will be rebroadcast on NFL Network at 7 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Monday.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM 103.5, and WDAE-AM 620); SiriusXM Channel 108.

Weather: It’s Florida in the early evening in August. What, you think it may snow? Per, expect thunderstorms and a temperature of 85 degrees. Thunderstorms should taper off in the second half but the temperature will remain fairly steady at 80 by the end of the game.

Odds: Per, Jags -1.

Outlook: For the first time in a long time, Joe is actually interested in a preseason game. There is so much intrigue to the Bucs after such an overhaul following last season, Joe doesn’t know what to expect. Of course, there is Josh McCown, the Bucs’ starting quarterback. Can he be all that that Lovie Smith boasts he can be? And what of that rebuilt offensive line? Is it as bad as many believe, or could it be a strength? Of course, there are the bubble players to monitor; wide receivers Tommy Streeter and Robert Herron would do well to have a nice game. Streeter has been consistently impressive in getting open and hanging onto the ball in practice. Can he do that a game? If Herron makes some plays, it would go a long way towards coaches forgetting all the drops he has in practice. Same goes for running back Jeff Demps. With Alterraun Verner modeling Bucs floppy hats at practice and a night off tonight, there should be plenty of opportunities for backup cornerbacks to get work. That is always a plus. Also, Joe would like to see what LB Danny Lansanah can do. He has stepped out of the shadows of camp meat in practice. A solid game sure would help him in his quest to make the final 53-man roster.

25 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Ahh a game day thread. Feels like forever since the last one. GO BUCS!!

  2. BucsQcCity Says:

    Man I’m pumped! Gor my NFL Gamepass back today!

    GO Buca!

  3. BucsfaninChina Says:

    I can’t believe the lack of mentioning Joe’s new mancrush (and future offensive rook of the year), ASJ! GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Its A Football FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. BucDan Says:

    LET’S GO BUCS!!!!!!

    Super juiced for tonight’s match up! Looking forward to seeing what has been cooking.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Gameday Tampa Bay”

    God, it feels good to see that again!

  7. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Whatever happened to Nate Askew??

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m curious to see Bortles play too. Just because the mystery as to whether any of the QBs this year are any good.

  9. Carls Toe Says:

    Will her Bikini hit the ground before Cannon hits the ground?


    FROM CALI, GO BUCS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Couch Fan

    Hahaha, its game time brotha

  12. JT Says:

    OMG Buccaneers gameday! I’m so stoked even for pre season! Especially since Schiano ROBBED us of our 2013 season. GOOOOOOOOOOOO BUCS!

    -Josh rom Largo

  13. PhantomVash808 Says:

    Chee hee so I excited. Fire the Cannons!!!!!

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    T minus 1 hour and counting. All systems go. Awaiting blastoff. Go Bucs!

  15. Couch Fan Says:

    Only thing I’m hoping for is a better start than last years 44-16 pre-season. LOL. C’mon Lovie, don’t let me down.

  16. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Just so everyone knows, if you cant watch the game on TV you can get it through Use promo code “directv” and its only $15 for all four games. (This is how I am watching.)

    [Thanks WestCoast. Please remember that if anyone posts links to illegal video fields — this is legal — it is grounds for banishment. Thanks. — Joe.]

  17. Chef Paul Says:

    That’s how I’m watching it too, my preseason pass brother.

  18. Finishers Says:


  19. Couch Fan Says:

    Those new Unis look good. Can’t believe so many people complain about em.

  20. 1gr8buc Says:

    Defensive is firing. O line looks scary. Hope they gel before the opener.

  21. jo_mama Says:

    Bring on Richie incognito.

  22. jo_mama Says:

    JT Says: 
    August 8th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    OMG Buccaneers gameday! I’m so stoked even for pre season! Especially since Schiano ROBBED us of our 2013 season. GOOOOOOOOOOOO BUCS!

    -Josh rom Largo

    Schiano should be given the keys to the city for getting rid of Josh freeman

  23. jo_mama Says:

    Has anyone called Richie incognito yet?

  24. 1gr8buc Says:

    O line and qb problems are not problems good problems to have. Here comes the Cannon.

  25. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    at least there is no where to go, but up from this outing