Bucs Announce Preseason Opponents, Dates

April 11th, 2018

UPDATE 5:33 p.m. – Can’t you just smell the pigskin in the air?

Joe is fired up.

Preseason football is four short (long?) months away. But everything feels closer now that the Buccaneers have announced their opponents and the date ranges for the games.

Tampa Bay will hit the road early, play the alleged “dress rehearsal” preseason game on national television in Week 3 of the preseason, and then close it out against the Jaguars backups in the almost meaningless Game 4.

Week 1 (August 9-13)                at Miami                                       TBD
Week 2 (August 16-20)              at Tennessee                               TBD
Week 3 (Friday, August 24)        DETROIT                           8:00 p.m. ET
Week 4 (August 30-31)              JACKSONVILLE                             TBD

Before the Titans game, the Bucs will be in Tennessee for joint practices with the Titans, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.

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45 Responses to “Bucs Announce Preseason Opponents, Dates”

  1. Dooshlarue Says:

    Finally, we don’t have to play the Bengals or Browns…..never understood that one.

  2. VA BUC Says:

    Joint practices will be against the Titans….John Rob – Jason L

  3. buddy Says:

    Licht can go house shopping while he’s in Tenn. since his next job will be director of college scouting there thanks to Jon Robinson

  4. DB55 Says:

    Bucs gonna get embarrassed by Tennessee again. Robinson is doing a far better job than licht. Good call Glazers you guys really know what you’re doing.

  5. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    At least the only game that matters in preseason, week 3, is at home, and against a decent team with a good new coach. Good litmus test.

    Go Bucs!

  6. DB55 Says:

    Buc v lions.

    This is one of the “close” games that Koetter like to hang his hat on. What he doesn’t say is that the score was 24-7 at the beginning of the 4th qrt.

    Stanford throws for 381, McCoy gets beat again on goal line def and lions run the TD right at him. Djax lazy arse allows jw to get intercepted. This game is a microcosm of everything wrong with the Bucs. But hey they only lost by 3 points, smh, lol.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Yeah DB55 like anybody gets embarrassed in the pre season.

    Yeah everybody will tune to that second game and compare MM to #3 which is totally unfair to both players. The goals for preseason are not the same as the regular season. Coaches want to learn about their team and begin to install O’s and D’s.

  8. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Bucs V Lions

    This will be a game featuring our six time pro bowl player Gerald McCoy as he imposes his will on the other team due to having playmakers to his left and his right for the first time in his career.

    Stafford (Not Stanford) is sacked 6 times before he is taken out of the game as a precaution. Winston throws for over 400 yards in a lopsided Bucs victory..something that will happen often this year.

    As Tmax and DB55 (clad in #93 jerseys) cheer loudly from Tmax’s mobile home.

  9. SB Says:


  10. SB Says:

    Snap!!! Ghost got in before me. My “^”s were for SPBF’s comment.

  11. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Maybe Licht and Robinson will have a belly splash pool contest while they scream out their 2018 draft picks? Combo of biggest splash / rookie performance in the preseason game determines winner

  12. DB55 Says:

    This will be a game featuring our six time pro bowl player Gerald McCoy as he imposes his will on the other team due to having playmakers to his left and his right for the first time in his career.
    ROTFL, serious question when has McIceCream EVER imposed his will on anyone? Come on man face facts dude is a bum.

    381 yr passing 24-7 at the end of the third AT HOME!!!!

  13. DB55 Says:


    It will be obvious who has built a better team around their franchise q.b. That is all.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Lord C

    If it’s one of the big three I’d jump in the pool with them!!!

    Here’s a tough question…what if two of the big three are available…tough call for Licht.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Now we agree…it is still a team sport. If it was a regular season game I’d agree completely…I’m just not a guy to get to jacked by pre season.

  16. SB Says:

    @DB55…..if you ask Anyone who gets paid to coach they would say you are a Complete and Total Moron or just someone with serious learning deficiencies that has No Clue about football. And I mean AnyOne!

  17. SB Says:

    But WTFD Pros know?

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    well I guessed we are numbed to being embarrassed on national TV. At least if it happens again we can use the preseason as our excuse.

  19. DB55 Says:


    Then we’d turn on the tape and the pros would look stupid like complete stupid.

  20. SB Says:

    Dude……….Tape is Most of what they do for a living. They don’t ask “would you like fries with that?”

  21. SB Says:

    You sound dumber and dumberest when you try to justify your stance. When you are in the “Less than 1 percentile of the entire universe”on opinions people aren’t going to follow you. Not that you care about that but Dammit man you have lowered your respect here in the 6 yrs that I have been here.

  22. SCBucsFan Says:

    SB don’t you know the most knowledgeable people aren’t ones who do it, it’s the ones who are complaining on blogs

  23. SB Says:

    SCBucsFan with true wisdom.

  24. Lord Corn Says:

    St Pete I duno I’ll be happy regardless

    My order is Chubb/Barkley/Nelson but really don’t care

  25. DB55 Says:

    You’re right I’m wrong, there is that better?


    Mark :30 sec

    Why is your all-world best dt to ever play the game getting blown out of his gap for yet another goal line TD? Better question why would ANY offensive coordinator run a dive play at McIceCream’s gap if he’s so good? Answer: cuz they watch tape and know it’s a gimme TD, just run to McIceCream’s gap. Wouldn’t the best dt in the history of the nfl stuff that run with the quickness? Then why do OCs tend to always call dive plays to McIceCream’s gap whenever they are inside the 5?

    Let me know if you want more examples, the Bucs lost at least 3 games due to this same play. McIceCream is a 98million dollar bum. He’s a bum I tell you.

  26. DB55 Says:

    Oh yea btw your all-world DT didn’t even show up on the stat sheet for week 14. Dude play 80-90% of the plays and can’t even get an assist much less a tackle or sack but the experts say….child please.

  27. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    LOL Dude, go back and watch that play again, and don’t look at the wrong player which you certainly are. Both Interior Dtackles on that play get Double Teamed. One is #96 Sealver Siliga, who is lined up next to #92 Will Gholston. Don’t believe me? Watch until the end of the play and pay attention to who is on the ground nearest to Gholston when the play ends. It’s Siliga gets beat pretty soundly by his double team.

    Next to Siliga was the player you are trying so hard to diss with your one clip of “proof”. McCoy gets out of his stance extremely low on this play and holds his ground and fills his gap, he literally couldn’t have done a better job on this play.

    The Player who gave up the TD on that play was the Linebacker who meets the running back in the hole and fails to tackle him. Based on the fact that Beckwith and Kwon are both still standing, I assume the LB who failed to make the tackle is none other than Lavonte, your self proclaimed favorite player.

    So what did we learn here today? Your tape analysis is no where near as good as you thought it was. And your brain is literally so biased against #93 that any player on the Dline that gets beat is him even when it isn’t.

    The pro’s would be laughing at you right now DB.

  28. SB Says:

    Like I said. Dumber and dumberest every time you try to cherry pick. Have a good evening sir. Go Bucs!

  29. DB55 Says:

    I can provide more examples bro. Trust me you don’t need to cherry pick. Dude has like a 1 tackle bag for the season. He’s a bum. Tape don’t lie.

  30. DB55 Says:

    But if it makes you feel better than yes he is a super freak better than Donald, Suh and Atkins. Lmao. He’s not even the best DT in the division, hahaha, he’s like third best in the division if that. #BUM #ICECRRAM

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    DB55 is a clown. Don’t even entertain him. Dude is worried about a preseason game for crying out loud.

  32. DB55 Says:

    Better question why would ANY offensive coordinator run a dive play at McIceCream’s gap if he’s so good?

    Answer: cuz they watch tape and know it’s a gimme TD, just run to McIceCream’s gap. He won’t stop you, not that he can’t he just won’t even try. He’ll run out of the way and then pout like a little girl and if possible blame his teammates.

    For those of you how think the Bucs have upgraded the dline you are in for a very rude awakening.

  33. Lamarcus Says:


    Why u agrue with GMC fanboys? They like nice soft babysitting type guys as their Capt yea gmc is a nice calm guy that we can feel sorry for…… But I love Warren Sapp, Suh, Jw, Me13 type player who whoop your arse Nice guys in a violent sport will get u blown out every week.

  34. ImtiredAnd87isright Says:

    The Lions game I stayed drunk the whole time under the bleachers. Something told me that was a game I didn’t want to watch. Go Bucs!

  35. DB55 Says:


    And they the first to demand jw me and others get suspended immediately for not being 6’6″ 300lb p****sies. It’s a Bucs life.

  36. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    There’s having an opinion. And then there’s being flat out wrong.

    Is McCoy Sapp? Not even close.

    Is he a bum? Not even close.

    What he has been is a really good player for 90 percent of his career, he plays the most physical sport in the world through injuries all the time and still makes an impact, anyone from a purely objective, knowledgeable stand point can see this.

    You talk a big tough game behind that screen with that keyboard. But you know full well that you wouldn’t even think about calling that 6’6 300 pound man a P***y to his face.

  37. Phillip Says:

    So DB has taken on Tmax’s gimmick?

    This site used to have some quality posters(not always correct but decently thought out). Now the site seems to be filled with trolls

    Joint practices against Tenn should be fun. Competition between the QB’s will have an extra bit of competition this year(obviously). They had a really good run defense last season so it will be a good test for the line to see how we stack up and Barber and whoever we draft

  38. DB55 Says:


    I’m no follower my friend, let’s say I’m not the only one that can see the obvious. Far from it.

  39. Lamarcus Says:

    IDC if JW gets the suspension fade. Let him. It’s football. Lotta players are always in trouble and that’s just how it’s going to be. Most of the Mount Rushmore NFL players have priors. The all time greats have skeletons. They ball out for wins for some reason

  40. Duke Says:


    The idea , you tube 30sec, is to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of GMC correct?
    Then why point out a play that goes the other way?
    The fact that the play went to the 2 hole and not 1 really doesn’t look good.

    I think that GMC had a great angle and could have forced the play outside but that’s not what you’re trying to demonstrate is it? Basically you’d have to know the defensive line call to say if GMC missed or not.

    I can’t think of another profession that the coaches ( professional’s) know less than the fans (some with an interest of the subject). I have to smile when I think about a patient who goes to his/her Doctor and tells them that they don’t know what they are doing because they have watched every episode of “House”. Twice!

    The real “experts” don’t believe in getting paid for their years of studying. Don’t worry about paying for season tickets. Buy players jerseys and ask for autographs. Experts reject the silly notion that year’s of intense study and unbelievable competition produce a more knowledgeable individual.

    Lol… to all of you self appointed experts, please submit your resume…..The Bucs need a new coach.

  41. DB55 Says:


    He was double teamed too you forgot to bring that crutch up too. For 1
    Million dollars a game and the title of best ice cream ever you better split the double and crash the gap but wtfdik? Lol, losers.

  42. gman Says:

    How did the comment section for an article about 4 meaningless games devolve into yet ANOTHER argument about Softie93?

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    DB55 Says
    “It will be obvious who has built a better team around their franchise q.b. That is all.”

    In a preseason game? You are kidding, right? There have been teams that have lost all of their preseason games, and then won the superbowl.

    From my personal viewpoint, I think Mariota is in Winston’s head because of the Rose Bowl game. Until Jameis conquers that demon, I think the Titans will remain his weakness.

    But I really don’t care about Preseason games…not so far as starters. I actually enjoy watching the backups in those games. I like trying to spot the real talent.

  44. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    DB55 Says:
    “For 1 Million dollars a game…”

    Actually, he only gets $796,875 per game in 2018 averaged out. And after this year, none is guaranteed, but we have him until 2022.

  45. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- What irks me about that clip, other than our d-line being moved backwards with the best run-stuffing LE in football Will Gholston (LMAO!), Is Kwon is standing at the end of the formation with his head up his ar$e as the play develops. After the WR/TE goes by him, he just stands there.
    This clip is a prime example of poor scheme and coaching. Where are the safeties? Shouldn’t they be crashing the formation? Conte is standing around and Evans is on the ground. Beckwith is in coverage and LVD is in the stands having a hotdog!
    Give me a break! Blame the DT? Shoot! Blame the whole frakin’ lot of them!