Embedded In Tampa

August 10th, 2020

Yes, the Buccaneers are the darlings of the NFL world. Everyone seems interested.

So NFL Network has made an unprecedented commitment.

During the lost decade of Buccaneers football (2010-2019), once in a while the league-owned network would send a reporter to Tampa during training camp. Once a week would be a lot.

And usually, that same sporadic reporter from the league’s house organ just happened to have graduated from Seminole High School and visited family across the bay, Jeff Darlington (now at BSPN).

Reporter James Palmer announced on Twitter that he’ll be embedded in Tampa for the next month and attending practice daily.

Jiminy Christmas! That’s the kind of stuff reserved for the Cowboys or Rams, or the Patriots and the Steelers. But the Bucs? Wow.

Joe likes the idea of the Bucs getting used to the enhanced spotlight during camp. Maybe that makes a shred of difference when all those prime time game roll around in the fall.

15 Responses to “Embedded In Tampa”

  1. SB Says:

    Bring on the naysayers!

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    I don’t care what the nfl network or BSPN does or says. Boring hacks and talking heads that I don’t even watch on cable. The Bucs better not believe the hype.

  3. Roster Says:


  4. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    Love your descriptions, Joe, aka “house organ” and homage to Gruden ERA with “Jiminy Xmas” – references are awesome. LIKE+.

    AND – Fun to see Bucs back in national spotlight after the lost decade.

    Facts are that Brady is the 6 Ring GOAT QB leading the Bucs, and gets his chance to show the world that his rings are not just because of Belichick. Excited for games to be played so all the speculation and predictions end about how Brady executes in BA offense with loaded weapons and maturing D will net a SB for Tampa – and is must-see TV, nationally!

  5. gp Says:

    As long as he wears his covid mask and doesn’t go out in public whatsoever!

  6. Howard Cosell Says:

    If the Bucs history has any say about it, this season will be an embarrassing footnote on Bradys career.
    If Brady has any say about it this season will cement him as the GOAT and it will be a cherry on the sundae of his career…..Making the Bucs into winners: a Herculean task at best

    Sh!t…If the Bucs win the SB at RJS, Brady should just retire at the pinnacle, Peyton Manning style

  7. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    GP – Have you not visited the TB12 marketing site? Brady is 100% protected by his vitavitavegamens (Lucy Show).

  8. Clean House Says:

    Agreed Howard Cosell

  9. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    The season will be interesting, regarding “finger-pointing” should the “grand plan” go off-track, for any reason.

  10. Fred mcneil Says:

    Even a blind squirrel finds an
    acorn every now
    and then.
    Its our turn.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Relevance……we now have it…..

  12. Crack3rK Says:

    House Organ…Now that should be a Headline for click bait! Joe, so reminded me of my college PR classes in the 1980’s! Has to be Lee writing this?

  13. BA4President Says:

    What?!?! I didn’t become a Bucs fan until I moved to Tampa during the Raheem era, so I’m not used to this kind of attention on us. So cool!

    The 2020 Football Prayer:
    Please Lord get there to be a completed NFL season with minimal players/coaches getting sick.

    If the NFL can pull off this season without a ton of positive tests, I have a hard time thinking of something that would be more unifying for our country in 2020. Regardless of who wins the election, a ton of people will be upset, but NFL football is what we need!! I hope they can do it safely.

  14. BA4President Says:

    Oh yeah… and I second REDZONE BA Fan’s comment about “house organ”. That’s a good one.

  15. Oneilbucs Says:

    I miss seeing our defense crush the other teams offense and that’s why we were once winners . The offense was secondary and we ran the ball good . Now we are trying to look like every one else and it haven’t worked . And you can pick a scapegoat all yall want but we still lost . Why the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed true to who they are . Big Ben was never ask to win on his own he always had a good offensive line and a good running game . And that’s why they win just about every year . The same with the Patriots they have always had a good defense and they can run the ball when to close out games .