Your 2016 Buccaneers’ Preseason Schedule

April 7th, 2016

rachel watson 0312Tampa Bay opens the preseason on the road, Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 at Philadelphia, where the Bucs pummeled the Eagles last year.

Joe always yearns for the preseason opener. Finally, after a too-long layoff and draining training camp, the Bucs get back on the field.

After facing Philly, the Bucs then head to Jacksonville the next week (date TBA), followed by a home game against Cleveland on national television, Friday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.

Week 4 against Washington at home (Sept. 1 or Sept. 2) closes the season of nearly meaningless action.

Circle your calendars now, Bucs fans, and bet on Joe hosting a Week 1 preseason watch party, with energy and prizes rivaling Joe’s NFL Draft party in three short weeks.

19 Responses to “Your 2016 Buccaneers’ Preseason Schedule”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    Pre-season football is better than no NFL football.

    I still think its a crime and a sham that these owners insist on charging full price for these games though. For the most part pre-season football is little more than a warm-up for the starters and a position/roster assessment tool for everyone else.

  2. Pawel Says:

    Why is that the HOF game is a 5th preseason game for those teams, thats fair?

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think preseason games should be free.

    It makes sense. Build anticipation. Fans might be willing to spend money on real games after they see the potential.

  4. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I’ll be in Jax that week for business and will also be at the game..Just ordered a Austin S -Jenkins jersey and got my son Alex and Kwon jersey, appropriately and will be there acting like crazy mental patient, escapees..we will be SEEN and HEARD.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dave d Says:

    After years of season tix you cannot pay me to go to pre-season games. It’s s joke that they charge what they do and that they roll the cost on to season ticket holders.
    All things that add up and the NFL scratches its collective head and wonders why people go to games less and less.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai …I’d pay 10 Bucs to see a pre-season game. Not in the nosebleeds though. They should close that section off for pre-season.

    I hear ya Joe. By mid July I’m screaming for pre-season. It’s no wonder why people have tried to start up so many other types of leagues. The wait is unbearable at times.

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Joe – feel free to remove this or direct me to a place on the site where it might be more appropriate

    BUCS FANS IN DC, MD, and VA: I’m working on getting together a draft party that will hopefully evolve in to weekly Bucs watch parties, depending on turnout and level of interest. If anyone is interested hit me up at

  8. Kevin Schmidt Says:


    I think ASJ comes out and shows why he was drafted so high this year. I’m telling ya Koetter is going to make everyone wonder why this team looked so bad last year. You can bet Lovie won’t be watching any Bucs games. It will be too painful for him to see how poorly he utilized the players on the team.

  9. Tampa Tony Says:

    What’s Pre Season?

    Hopefully the Browns don’t smack us around again like last year…

  10. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Hear ya loud and clear Kevin S..and I agree 1000000000 percent..we will see players that didn’t look like they were playing in the NFL last year, suddenly with these coaches will be Pro Bowl status!

    I am just so excited on the direction of this team..more so this year than ever before..

    Love ASJ and look out for josh Keyes! He’s ready to break out so much!

  11. SCBucsFan Says:

    Wow, no Miami. We’ve played Miami in the preseason for as long as I can remember.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Patrick in VA…had a grrrreat fan club in Raleigh NC, back in 2000-2002. Like 15-20 actual Buc fans. It was fun.

  13. Patrick in VA Says:

    @87 – hoping to get something like that together here. After so many seasons of suffering through garbage football at home it’d be nice to at least be able to look forward to sharing some drinks with some similarly misguided folks.

  14. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    @ Patrick..

    So cool have fans all over over the states….

    Check this out: During a Zakk Wylde live chat on Twitter, I noticed someone with the “pewter” in their name…checked and he’s in Kansas City and breathes BUCS!

  15. biff barker Says:

    Ah, the preseason finale…. Tampa vs Cleveland. Gin it up freaks!

  16. DallasBuc Says:

    Philly in the preseason? That’s a rarity. I can’t remember the last time that happened.

  17. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Patrick in VA, if you’re ever in eastern PA during the season let me know. I’d get the NFL package for the house, but there is a bar/restaurant that my wife and boys go to every Sunday during the season.

  18. Brandon Says:

    Darn, I’ll be in Tampa this summer from July 15th-August 15th and won’t be able to catch a game… I guess I’ll have to settle for a couple of practices.

  19. Hargreaves4President Says:

    For all my fellow season ticket holders, you don’t want the games to reflect market value. If they lowered the prices of the preseason games to market value, then they would double or triple the price of the top games (bears, seattle, broncos) to reflect market value as well. Be careful what you wish for!!!