Gameday Tampa Bay

August 26th, 2017

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Preseason Game 3

Browns at Bucs

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: WFLA-TV, Channel 8. The game will be rebroadcast on NFL Network Monday at 1 p.m.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 113.

Weather: It is a cloudy, overcast day in the Tampa Bay region with some rain, but if is correct, the Bucs should be able to get the game in tonight in-between raindrops. However, be prepared to get soaked just in case. Tailgaters can expect to party in thunderstorms late this afternoon but rains should clear two hours before kickoff. After the game, thunderstorms are expected to reappear. The cloudy skies should make for a comfortable evening with a kickoff temperature of 84 decreasing through the evening.

Odds: Per, Bucs -5.

Outlook: Traditionally, the third preseason game is a dress rehearsal for the regular season opener. Of course, there are a few starters not expected to play including Mike Evans, Gerald McCoy, Brent Grimes, Demar Dotson and probably not Kwon Alexander. So that means guys like Chris Godwin, Kendell Beckwith and Ryan Smith should be getting a whole lot of needed snaps as the starters are expected to play into the third quarter (Defensive coordinator Mike Smith told Joe that Ryan Smith would start tonight). What is also interesting is who will play right tackle. Caleb Benenoch got a lot of play last week in Jacksonville for the injured Dotson but Benenoch has been nursing a mysterious injury — he wouldn’t detail what it was to Joe at all — so who starts at right tackle tonight? Might be Kevin Pamphile who is the swing tackle. If that is the case, then expect Evan Smith to start at left guard in place of Pamphile.  As always in these needless, foolish, totally unnecessary preseason games, the main goal is not to have any Bucs player needing a boot, crutches or a sling after the game.

Here are 5 more things (in detail) Joe will have his eyes on tonight.

14 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    I don’t know how to feel about the weather. Will I be pissed that I don’t get to see the game where the starters get to play the most. Or will I be kinda happy cus there is less chance for injury because we’re not playing on a wet field.

  2. darin Says:

    Dont count out the rain yet it could happen anytime. Dangggg thats my favorite non bucs cheerleader!!!

  3. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Can you watch this if you don’t have the preseason pass or without paying

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Gut feel that a key objective tonight for the Bucs will be to see how good our running game is without Doug Martin. Jacquizz will undoubtedly get some work early, but I’m expecting Sims, Barber & McNichols to get a lot of work … running, receiving & pass protecting. Cleveland’s defense was bad last year (#30), but their pass defense was quite a bit worse than their run defense (they actually finished strong against the run, and only gave up about 50 yds per game average in the last 2 games). Could be a good challenge for the Bucs’ run game on a wet field.

  5. Irishmist Says:

    It’s good to know we can always count on Joe to keep us abreast of all the latest developments.

  6. mark2001 Says:

    Dirk..guess our best bet is to listen to it on Radio. Kind of like the old blacked out games during the Culverhouse years. Out of to town too and will have to watch the Packers tonight.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Hour to kickoff and it is pouring 50 miles south of Tampa. Lots of thunder and lightning too.

    I have a bad feeling of a rain delay or game cancel.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    mark2001 Says
    “Dirk..guess our best bet is to listen to it on Radio.”

    It will not broadcast online for the radio station. Only live radio reception.

  9. SB Says:

    She is pretty

  10. MadMax Says:

    google myfeed4u

  11. MadMax Says:

    also gameday live on nfl network and nfl redzone if you have it (live looks at different games)

  12. mark2001 Says:

    Bonzai…OMG…you mean I’m only left with NFL game center….. as we used to say…bummer.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Excuse me young lady..Come here..Stand behind..the screen!!

  14. Pit Says:

    Not a Browns cheerleader. CFL. BC Lions