Gameday Tampa Bay

August 26th, 2016

cleveland cheerleader

Preseason Game 3

Browns at Bucs

Kickoff: 8 p.m.

TV: This is a nationally televised game available on your local CBS affiliate. In the Tampa Bay area, that would be WTSP-TV, Channel 10. (Game rebroadcast on NFL Network Saturday at 4 a.m. and Monday at 10 a.m.)

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

Weather: Nice night for football. While there is expected to be thunderstorms for early tailgaters — hey, it’s west-central Florida in late-August, what do you expect? — by the time kickoff arrives, it should be about perfect. Per, expect the temperature to be 84 at the start of the game under partly cloudy skies. By game’s end, temperature sure cool to 81.

Odds: Per, Bucs -3.5.

Outlook: Two-fold goal for the Bucs. First, get the starters plenty of work, likely into the third quarter. Second, for crying out loud, don’t get hurt! But there are other goals. Dirk Koetter surely wants to see signs of his offense getting into the elusive fast start. Second, can the offensive line defend against a three-man front of the Browns? It would also be nice to see if a No. 4 receiver can establish himself. Sure, Russell Shepard may be the No. 4 receiver on the depth chart, but thus far in games, Shepard has looked more shaky than solid. If he could have a strong game, it would give Joe and other Bucs fans more rest at night. Another area is tight end. Can Cam Brate secure his first-team gig or will tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins unseat him with a stellar game?  Joe also would like to see how the backup linebackers perform. None has locked down a job just yet. Also, Joe will pay keen interest to the play of Alterraun Verner and Vernon Hargreaves. If Hargreaves shines under the lights for the third straight preseason game, then he may just be your right starting cornerback come Sept. 11.

And here are seven more things to keep an eye on.

26 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    If that cheerleader’s snap popped open we’d have ourselves a
    T!ttie Tidal Wave!

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    WWWOOOOOO!!!! Its a Football Friday!!!!!!!!!!! Most important is health health and health!!!!! NO INJURIES!!!!!!

    I will be looking to see just a hint more of packages from the defense!!!

    And with O-line down so many men, lots of run, and JW3 counting to 3 and getting the ball out very quickly!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Go Beer!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I want to see our defense at full force, take no prisoners mode. And that kid!!! ASJ, I want to see great plays by him and of course I want Roberto to shut down the haters..

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

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I just want to see the Bucs look like a team that could beat the Browns in regular season, if they played.

  5. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’m with Brother Pear. Sure, I’d love to see the Bucs win. But I’d more than settle to see an accident happen to the..cheerleaders bra!

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    I would be surprised to see the starters play three quarters. Like to see it happen.

  7. Dewey Selmon Says:

    praying Roberto the kicker doesn’t miss…

  8. SB with Jameis Says:

    Afternoon Brethren!!!! I just want to see “juice” on both sides of the ball like Koetter does.

  9. Philthy Says:

    Is rain a concern tonight?

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    @SB with Jameis

    I speak for everyone, we do not want to hear you talking about juice on both sides of the balls!!! What does the “SB” stand for Sponge Bath?????

    Once again not injuries!!!!!!

    Big Plays!!!!!

    Lots of Beer!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I am having a fantastic day today. I hope that’s a sign for tonight.

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    I am having a fantastic year!!!! and then Buc Bonzai predicts a loss for the Bucs vs ATL!!!! Write that down as a win!!!!!

    Man this year gets better and better!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. University of Seffner Says:

    It’s currently 6:25PM, and Roberto Aguayo is no where to be found. Meanwhile, the Browns kickers are warming up…

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @The Buc Realist

    I would not be upset if you are right.

  15. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    That cheerleader is definitely testing the structural integrity of that top.

  16. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Realist, sponge bath! Lol!

  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Buc Bonzai

    And if you are right, Head Coach Koetter and Coach Smitty will be VERY upset that they did not stick it to the monopoly man Blank for firing two good coaches!!!!!!

  18. Joe Says:

    Is rain a concern tonight?

    Forecast is above, a weekly staple of Gameday Tampa Bay.

  19. SB with Jameis Says:

    I think the Realist has already consumed many beers.

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    Is anybody else without electricty for an hour and 45 minutes and counting and heavy rains? Duke Energy won’t even assess the supposed lightning damage to its equipment and give a clue of how long until service is restored like normal outages.

  21. Mikadeemas Says:

    Hey Mikey(Johnson), great post! Go Bucs!!!

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m not a boob man Joe, but OMG.

  23. Pickgrin Says:

    Yay – Gameday hottie pic.

    Damn – she’s sport’n em.

    Looks like a centerfold from Al Bundy’s favorite mag – “Big uns”

    Go BUCS!

  24. Lunchbox Says:

    At first I was gonna complain because she’s a Browns cheerleader, but I… I just can’t.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Good Googly Moogly

  26. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Can we trade Kenny Bell for her???? What?!?!! I’m serious.