Sunday Bucs At Miami Is Cancelled; Rescheduling Announcement Pending

September 5th, 2017

That’s the word from NFL Network.

The Bucs will not play at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. as scheduled.

However, no decision has been made yet regarding the rescheduling of the game because of looming Hurricane Irma. That announcement could come tomorrow.

Per the NFL:

In the interest of public safety in light of the current state of emergency, the NFL, in consultation with state and local officials as well as both clubs, has decided that playing an NFL game in South Florida this week is not appropriate.

The league will continue to examine other options, including playing the game this Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season, and will provide an update on that decision as soon as possible.

Will the Bucs play in Jacksonville?

Will the game be rescheduled for the team’s mutual bye week on Nov. 19?

Stay tuned.

31 Responses to “Sunday Bucs At Miami Is Cancelled; Rescheduling Announcement Pending”

  1. Zwak Says:

    Would Doug martins suspension toll if there ends up being a week 1 bye?

  2. Billy Buc N Brazil Says:

    No Doug is suspended for three games not weeks

  3. Seminole Bill Says:

    While NFL teams used to play a 16 game schedule without a bye week, eliminating the bye week only for the Bucs and Fins places both teams at a competitive disadvantage to other teams in their conference. Re-schedule to this Thursday night at a neutral location.

  4. Wausa Says:

    Highly doubt it would be played in Jacksonville on Sunday. Perhaps in Jacksonville Thursday or Friday Night.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Governor Scott has made EVERY county in Florida under emergency. Are we sure that Jax will be OK this Sunday.

    What if the high pressure dissipates and the low out west does allow the storm to turn north? Maybe we’ll know more tomorrow when they make that decision.

    Jax works for me but if I was a “Fin” fan I’d be pretty peoed. They give up yet another home game along with London?

  6. D-Rome Says:

    Would Doug martins suspension toll if there ends up being a week 1 bye?

    Doug Martin is suspended for three games not three weeks.

  7. DB55 Says:

    Thursday night double-header sounds pretty awesome to me. Fck work, am I right?

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Move the game to Thursday night in Miami !!!!

    Its the only viable and fair option. Bucs and Fins would both have the same “disadvantage” in lack of prep time – but being the 1st game – both teams have been working on their “game plans” for game 1 for weeks if not months already so its not that big of a deal.

    Losing our Bye week WOULD be a big deal and should be avoided at all costs.

  9. Max Says:

    Friday night is ideal but thursday is fine too. Worst case scenario is later in the season. Most likely scenario is a neutral site.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    I think they’re gonna screw us out of our bye. Otherwise Miami loses another home game.

    Man, I just turned on BSPN and the guys from highly questionable were sh*tting all over the Bucs and HK . “Don’t think they’ll be a very interesting team this year”. They have this schtick that no one knows who Dirk Koetter is. Been going since last season.

    BSPN will keep hating on us until they no longer can! Go Bucs!

  11. unbelievable Says:

    I agree pickgrin, moving the game up is actually the most fair option. But do you trust the league to make that choice? I don’t.

  12. R.O. Says:

    Didn’t we already know the game would not be on Sunday?

  13. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Well, at least the NFL has made a statement and will let us know one way or the other tonight. Sucks going 16 straight without the bye, but have to suck it up. It is just a game in the end….peoples lives are being affected.

  14. MtBucsFan Says:

    Move the game up here to Montana! Oh wait our whole state is on fire nevermind!!

  15. Easy Denman Says:

    Move the game to Friday night!

  16. EA Says:

    If this game isn’t played this week at all it will screw up my money fantasy leagues, I have Jameis as a QB on both leagues.

  17. JayBucBoi Says:

    Not having a bye week, in today’s NFL, is a disadvantage IMO. If only a mental thing. Players look for that bye and push through injuries mid-season knowing that rest is coming. Having to think about 16 straight games, and maintain a “SB or bust” mindset, is a lot.

    All that said there are advantages too, as Joe has already pointed out. Getting our dinged up guys closer to full strenght is one. Getting Ward up to speed on the D and in the starting lineup is another!
    Like he said, you can’t help the team if you’re on the sidelines…

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    “I agree pickgrin, moving the game up is actually the most fair option. But do you trust the league to make that choice?”

    Hell no. God forbid that the Thursday night Patriots-Chiefs game have a few less eyeballs watching another game. The NFL will likely do what they deem best for the NFL – they could probably care less if they put the Buccaneers at a serious disadvantage having to play 20 games in a row. (See what I did there?)

  19. RonRicoFSU Says:

    No way Miami will give up a home game. Especially against the Bucs, that would draw a nice fan base and might be a sell out crowd. Miami can barely fill that stadium.

    Say good bye to the bye week. Game plan for Chicago.

  20. Gabe Kelber Says:

    Joe, is there any chance they can move it back to Hard Rock stadium this Sunday if Irma turns North…? You know how hurricanes can be.

  21. JayBucBoi Says:

    And this thing is bigger than fantasy football. Lives could be at stake my dude.

  22. The Graham Tram Says:

    “playing a game in south florida this week not appropriate”- There will be no game thursday or friday in miami as that is this week.

    “playing the game this sunday at a neutral site” -Not in jacksonville on a thursday or friday since they said Sunday. Jax could be under evacuation Sunday, so likely not jax IMO

    So Atlanta it is

  23. Roy T. Buford Says:

    So “The Bucs will not play at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. as scheduled?” To me the NFL “decided that playing an NFL game in South Florida this week is not appropriate” tells me they will not move it up either…period. Not to Thursday, or Friday. Looks like neutral site (which Miami probably doesn’t want to do) so move it Week 11. Looks like Week 11 to me. Drats.

  24. mdsbuc Says:

    The Glazers, and Miami ownership, should push hard with the league for the Thursday or Friday night options. A lost bye week sucks.

  25. JAB83 Says:

    @ Roy T.

    You have just destroyed us all… Thanks man, as if Irma wasn’t bad enough. Now we can’t even hope to see our boys before we die 🙁

    Keep that kinda truth to yourself next time bro… 😛

  26. SeattleBuc Says:

    MtBucsFan, Sucks Montana is burning. Horrible fire season out west. Over here we have been breathing all the smoke from the BC, E. Washington and Montana fires for a month.

  27. unbelievable Says:

    I see you pick!

  28. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Come on everyone….Goodell has got this….LOL….SARCASM.

  29. Roy T. Buford Says:

    JAB83, hey, not to worry. Some folks think a giant meteor will strike the Earth sometime early next year and blow it to smitherines, but the good news is it won’t be until after the Super Bowl. So rest easy!

    And…the Bucs ALWAYS SUCK on Thursday night….just sayin’

    But seriously, more important things….

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Move it to Monday. By then everyone will know it missed Miami.

  31. cmurda Says:

    Screwing us out of our bye is the wrong answer. Play the game Sunday at a neutral site or play it Thursday.