Bucs On Track To Play Sunday

October 23rd, 2020

The Bucs are set to play Sunday.

For now.

Of course, yesterday the NFL moved the Bucs game from Sunday night to Sunday afternoon after the Raiders had an outbreak of The Sickness — right tackle Trent Brown is largely cited as the culprit.

This morning, Albert Breer of SI.com reports that after yesterday’s round of tests, no additional Raiders have tested positive. This is important because it keeps the Bucs-Raiders game on schedule for Sunday.

Breer, as you can read in his Twitter below, noted that any additional positive tests between now and the game could force the NFL’s hand to move the game to a Monday night or a Tuesday night.

None of the Raiders’ starting offensive linemen have practiced this week. Not one snap.

Joe is crossing his fingers this game kicks off as planned.

41 Responses to “Bucs On Track To Play Sunday”

  1. Darin Says:

    Dont penalize the Bucs for following protocol Rodge! Just play baby!

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    sunday will be BUCS day!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    I hope they can get plenty of practice… I don’t want any excuses!! When they dominate the raiders I don’t want to hear a bunch of “weeeeell they didn’t get any practice all week sooooo” … I want to beat them at their best!!!

  4. Joe Says:

    Dont penalize the Bucs for following protocol Rodge! Just play baby!

    If teams don’t have enough players to play, they should forfeit. Not sure why this is so difficult to figure out. Of course if that happens, the NFL takes a financial hit.

  5. BillyBucFan Says:

    I agree about the forfeit.
    Especially with all the evidence of bone headed decisions within the Organization.

    Either way after watching the pitiful Giants last night, the Bucs should be 6-2 at the halfway point.

    I mean Daniel Jones tackled himself with nobody even close to him

  6. Allbuccedup Says:

    Play monday or tuesday it doesn’t matter we play the sorry ass Giants next week we don’t even need to practice for that game.

  7. bucnole Says:

    Don’t know about the whole forfeit idea – why penalize the entire squad who followed protocols – Im perfectly fine with BIG Team fines for any team member or part of the coaching staff that violates protocols. NFLPA would probably never go for it

  8. uncommon Says:

    They should absolutely forfeit if the game can’t be played on Sunday. That will be the only real way to hold a team accountable. Once they make one team forfeit, the others will tighten up. Instead of a fine, forfeiting team should also pay other teams salary for that week since their players shouldn’t lose pay through no fault of their own.

  9. UKBuccaneer Says:

    The NFL can put the super bowl back as far as March if need be. Nobody is forfeiting a game. We’ll likely have a week 18 and perhaps 19 before any forfeits happen.

  10. Swampbuc Says:

    Don’t sleep on the Giants! The Bucs are the type of team to have a collective mental lapse on lose…….like last year when the game was in the bag. And lost.

  11. SB Says:

    With Brown and the other four starters on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Raiders have just five remaining offensive linemen on their 53-man active roster, along with two practice-squad offensive linemen.

    NFL rules stipulate that teams must have at least eight offensive linemen on their 48-man rosters for game day.

  12. BA4President Says:

    UKBuccaneer is right

  13. Hodad Says:

    The fact that all these Raiders caught Covid during the bye week proves players didn’t follow protocols. Yes they should forfeit for this lack of discipline. Money be damned, playing against a team that didn’t follow the rules only puts more teams, and games in jeopardy, forfeit should be the price played.

  14. Hodad Says:


  15. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Hmm yeah swampbuc this isn’t last year or previous years. We don’t have Jameis, or swaggy p etc etc etc. let’s not compare this team to the merry band of retards of years past..

  16. Joe Says:

    why penalize the entire squad who followed protocols

    Why penalize an entire league? Especially the team(s) that are following protocols?

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    What about the LT?

    Is he sick, or yet another false positive?

  18. UKBuccaneer Says:

    The system has to be the same for the whole league, which means when you wish a forfeit upon the Raiders: Be careful what you wish for.

  19. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I agree with JOE.

    Not enough players, forfeit.
    Applied to all teams it is fair.
    This season will have an asterisk by it anyways.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    So Gruden sent the starting OL home because they were “close?”

    Why not ALL OL? Were the back-ups not as close?

    Makes no sense.

  21. Architek Says:

    I agree Joe. The players and organizations that are reckless should be penalized and if you don’t have the player to compete – forfeit and take the L.

    Especially when you have potential for multiple infractions of the COVID policy.

  22. DBS Says:

    Well.the games are being played with our players. Not replacements. So there’s that.

  23. bucsfaninOregon Says:

    Who would have guessed his would happen?
    I don’t know what the fuss is. Just play on. The virus is a hoax and is going away anyway- -magically.
    If you get it, it is nothing more than the ordinary flu.
    Don’t bother wearing a mask since they don’t work and there is nothing to fear anyway.
    Free the NFL!

  24. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Just because somebody catches COVID it doesn’t mean the individual or organisation that they work for are ‘reckless’.

  25. Aceofaerospace Says:

    You can follow all the protocols and still get the virus. Protocols only lower vulnerability it’s does not eliminate it. No team should be punished for contracting it. That being said, if you lose a player to the virus, you should be able to replace him with little to no restrictions until the player returns.

  26. Architek Says:

    No UKBuc,
    I am speaking to the potential allegations that are being investigated by the NFL against the Raiders for activity during the bye that includes not wearing the trace and distancing equipment, attending events and not wearing masks.

    If these allegations are true, that is the definition of reckless.

  27. JWBucsfan94 Says:

    Chucky doesn’t want his team to get smashed On prime time!!! To a national audience! Can’t say I blame the man…

  28. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    This is dumb. These guys are at virtually no risk from the disease. Play the games, pack the stadiums. Coaches don’t need to wear masks either. They are around the players all the time so they are like a family anyway.

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    After how the Titans played unable to practice for 2 weeks & that’s the entire team….I’m not sure sitting the Raiders Oline out will make any difference…..

    Teams should be forced to play…..use their PS…….no postponements….if they are totally unable, then forfeit……..the NFL & offending team should eat the losses.

  30. PSL Bob Says:

    Selfish, I know, but would like the game moved to Monday afternoon or Tuesday night, so I’d be able to see it on TV. Little hope for seeing a 4:00 PM Bucs game on the east coast.

  31. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    [Sorry dude. Joe can’t allow ways to obtain NFL feeds illegally. Saw your post last night too. Crime against Joe. (As always, providing information in the comments on this site on how to obtain NFL feeds illegally can and will be met with expulsion.) — Joe]

  32. Snook Says:

    If teams don’t have enough players to play, they should forfeit. Not sure why this is so difficult to figure out. Of course if that happens, the NFL takes a financial hit.


    Exactly, Joe!!!

    Tired of these teams having the league bend over backwards to accommodate them. With expanded rosters, teams should play with what they have. Bucs shouldn’t have to lose a bye week (or play a Week 18) just because some selfish player on the Raiders couldn’t comply with what all players have been told.

    Watching the Titans destroy the Bills the other week after they had 2.5 weeks to prepare really pissed me off.

  33. stpetebucsfan Says:

    My father had his demons and liked to denigrate any success I had as the “Luck of Irish.” I embraced it and made it my motto…I was lucky and it’s always better to be lucky than good.

    And so I’m thinking of NDOG. He rails and goes off on Brady’s luck. What is wrong with good luck. Would you rather start a player who had BAD luck? Poor JW. I’ll take luck any time!

    And so good Tommy Brady has the “Luck of the Irish”. That’s a GOOD thing!!!
    It means catching the Raiders when their OL hasn’t practiced. It means getting rested for the Pack. It means getting the right players healthy at the right time.

    So far so good. I am indeed impressed and can at least agree with NDOG about ONE thing. Good ole Tommy Brady indeed has the “Luck of the Irish” and I for one am anxious to see just how far we can play that lucky streak.

  34. JimmyJack Says:

    If we play at 4 this will work out perfect for Tampa Bay sports fans. Not good for the Bucs to lose exposure but great for fans that were torn between wathing the Bucs and Rays at the same time. Now we arent gotta choose!! Sometimes the stars just align.

    GO BUCS then GO RAYS WOOOOO!!!!!

  35. TampaTown Says:

    You can tell UK Buc is really from the UK because he spells with s’s where it should be z’s 😂

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Just a question for yall saying forfiet……..The dude went out to eat and caught the virus(correct me if wrong on that). So going out to eat is against the rules? I dont agree that players cant go out to eat…..But if thats the rule thats the rule. Pretty sad if these guys are forbidden from living freely to that extent.

  37. adam from ny Says:

    yeah he had a big mac and a side of covid

  38. geno711 Says:

    This article is acting like there have been a bunch of huge problems around the league.

    The NFL with their protocols have been handling this massively well.

    I go with whatever Roger suggests over the suggestion of forfeits on this site.

    He and the league want games and profits. Not forfeits and penalties.

  39. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    Managing exposure to the Chinavirus is now part of team management. No different from blowing a draft or free agency. Play on.

  40. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs should win this one rather easily. We will not be getting the Raider’s very best effort. None of their O line has played together in a couple of weeks. They should have canceled the game until las vegas is healthy.

  41. Hodad Says:

    Really looking forward to this game, but living on FL’s east coast the TV Gods won’t be able to show it. I’ll be listening to Gene rather then gagging on the Jags, L.A.C. game on CBS. The NFL needs to do away with the double header rule. Why does a league make it harder, and harder to see their favorite team?