Gameday Tampa Bay

August 21st, 2021

Preseason Game 2

Titans at Bucs

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: WFLA-TV Channel 8. (Game will also be broadcast in various TV markets throughout Florida and Alabama. Check your local listings). The game will be rebroadcast on the NFL Network Sunday at 1 a.m. and Thursday at 3 a.m.

Streaming: Fans may stream the broadcast from or on a mobile device using one of the following: Buccaneers official app or Yahoo! Sports app. Geographic restrictions apply.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region; WVFT 93.3 FM in Tallahassee (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa); SiriusXM Channel 88 (Bucs broadcast).

Weather: It is summer. It is Florida. And per, there is a 51 percent — not 50, not 52 — but a 51 percent chance of thunderstorms at kickoff. Despite the rain, the temperature will remain rather steady throughout the game with a kickoff temperature expected to be 86. By game’s end, that may fall to 82. As the temperature is expected to drop as the game grows old, so too are the chances of precipitation.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of 11 a.m. Saturday, Bucs -1; over/under 35.

Outlook:  The goal of any worthless preseason game is no injuries. So Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians claims no starters will play tonight. If that does hold up, we should expect to watch future Geek Squad technicians, hotel night managers, short-order cooks and pharmaceutical lobbyists play football. Some things Joe would like to see: Joe Tryon sack a quarterback without an atrocious flag and Kyle Trask lead a couple of scoring drives and some progress from Jaelon Darden. The past week or so, Darden hasn’t shined in practice like he did early on in underwear football. Oh, Joe is confident he will make the team but it has the feel that Darden has sort of plateaued for the time being. A strong game from Darden will show promising growth. Joe isn’t sure if O.J. Howard and/or Cam Brate will play (not sure if Arians has classified them as starters) but since both are coming off injuries, it would be nice for them to get in a groove as Opening Night is less than three weeks away.

The Last Word: Is it Sept. 9 yet?

42 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If you want to stir up your Saturday afternoon- Deadspin has an article about why the Bucs should release AB.

  2. Joe Says:

    Deadspin has an article about why the Bucs should release AB.

    Deadspin is still a thing?

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Deadspin is still a thing? – sports journalists hangin’ on …

  4. BT Says:

    Deadspin has an article on why the Bucs should dump TB12. PLEASE READ US!!!!

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    Doing my usual tracking down Bucs radio tonight. Watched the tube last week with the sound off. Missed my radio posse big-time!

  6. Bird Says:

    Fun Bags

  7. Joe Says:

    Deadspin has an article on why the Bucs should dump TB12. PLEASE READ US!!!!

    LOL Pretty much.

    Honestly thought that outfit went under after a walkout by the revolutionaries who typed for the site threw a hissy fit because the new publisher did not want to overthrow our government.

  8. Joe Says:

    Fun Bags

    Thats “former Miss Mississippi” to you pal! 🙂

  9. BradyBucs Says:

    Joe, I’m confused…

    I thought you had mentioned in a recent article that said BA mentioned that starters WOULD play in the preseason so they’re not using the Dallas game to “get up to game speed” or whatever his quote was?

    Or was he only saying that about the LAST preseason game against the Texans?

  10. BradyBucs Says:

    You’d have to a serious “bet on a coin flip” gambler to be betting these preseason games. They’re such a crapshoot as to who will actually end up winning let alone cover the spread.

    On the other hand, that Week 1 Bucs-7 (or whatever it’s up to) sure seems like a “safe investment” with Dak’s health up in the air. Bucs minus a TD at home to open the season seems like a solid bet even if Dak was fully healthy. But that latest report on him maybe not even playing sure makes that line seem a lot smaller.

  11. Steven007 Says:

    Brady, yes the last preseason game against the Texans. Coach mentioned it this week. Traditionally it’s the game before the last preseason game which would have been tonight’s game. For some reason they’re doing the last game. Not sure why exactly. Starters never played the final preseason game previously.

  12. Crickett Baker Says:

    Steven, I think the preseason is rather experimental this year. Also, the offense did not do well last time they had a “rest” period, so Arians seems to be trying different things.

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Enjoy preseason games and enjoy watching guys develope. Joe they might be meaningless in a way but did you see that hit by #26(the Navy guy who got cut) last week? Tell me thats not fun to watch.

    Guys Im looking forward to this week.

    -#34/Hadan. Was flashing in most of his snaps last week. I learned he was an undrafted guy from last year and looks like coaching has done a good job with him. Maybe a chance he makes the roster if he keeps it up.

    #52/Britt the rookie. Heard a lot of good reviews about his game last week and he was quick to the ball and showed great instincts. Aside from that all I noticed was missed tackles. He coulda made the stop on the game winning TD but wiffed instead. Hes gotta get better at finishing so will be fun to see if he improves.

    #1/Darden. Hoping he can create more space as a reciever like he did last week. If so I think its realistic to expect to see him utilized by Byron in real games. Also would like to see him take a punt or two.

    Also wanna see Vaugh give us more good snaps. Not sure his number. 30something i think. Also looking forward to see what #9 Tryon can do and what Trask can do…….just like every other Bucs fan.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!

  14. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Bird Says:
    “Fun Bags”

    Is that you, Neal Boortz?

  15. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    “the new publisher did not want to overthrow our government.” Was the new publisher Trump? I gots ta know.

  16. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Hahahaha! I get it Joe – no hard feelings. Just glad you didn’t run me.

  17. Lawrence nelson Says:

    I am ready for the regular season.,” Go Bucs”

  18. kaimaru Says:

    Defector has many from the old deadspin website. That’s my second go to blog (After Joe’s, of course.)

  19. JimmyJack Says:

    Here we go boys!!! Lets see Blaine make it look easy like last week.

    GO BUCS!!

  20. buxszntkt Says:

    time to cut OJ Howard, what a turd !!!

  21. Wesley Says:

    Que the O.J. haters.

  22. View from 132 Says:

    Game impressions, first drive…

    1. Love the Red with white. Classic look. Hope it returns in the regular season.

    2. Catch the damn ball, OJ.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    That would have been an amazing catch considering he’s being molested before the ball gets there. A bit rough on Barber to say that should be caught.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    I normally like the red and pewter better, but the red and white looks really sharp tonight. Been a while since we’ve seen them I guess.

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    Two drives by Blaine. No complaints by me. Got no prob with him as backup.

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    The 1st down to Tyler was perfectly exectued. Gio made a solid block. Nice to see Johnson coming on strong tonight. More like I expected.

    O.J. is as reliable as he has always been. Not very.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    Gabbert looked good against the backups of the worst pass defense in football.

    I’m not OK with them – we’re a 3-14 team with him starting. But, with such a loaded team, you can’t have depth everywhere.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    People are really going to complain about OJ not catching that? LOL!

    Did you watch the play, did you watch the replay? The guy is literally hugging OJ and dragging him down before the ball gets there — it would have been an amazing catch.

  29. JimmyJack Says:

    Darden looks much better on punts. He could be valuable.

  30. JimmyJack Says:

    Rod it would of been a nice catch. A catch that really good players make. Thats kinda the point.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    We have male cheerleaders now? How progressive, lots of tickets being sold at interstate reststops now.

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    Why is there a dude cheerleading?

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – That would have been an insane catch, above his head as he’s being dragged down. Expecting anyone to make that catch is ridiculous. Maybe 1 in 100 times it’s caught by Evans in that same situation.

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    Watching the UK feed of the game and I get to hear the ‘amazing’ banter of Chris Meyers.

    I’d rather hear commercials.

    Now he’s yelling at some intern to leave something before realizing his mic is on.

  35. JimmyJack Says:

    Rod Munch maybe ot happened too quick for me. Didnt look terribly difficult…….Either way O.J. still aint never been reliable. But with Brady rising the expectations maybe we can see that change.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    I see Joe made a open thread for us. Bringing my amazing banter to that page.

  37. View from 132 Says:

    I’d have more confidence in Blaine Gabbert if his name was different. That is just a terrible QB name.

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s a gameday thread up now. Moving there.

  39. buxszntkt Says:

    i need to say it again ! cut OJ HOward, dude sucks at football, he looks tough though.

  40. Wesley Says:

    Minter would be a starter on any other team.

  41. Wesley Says:

    I wonder what the success rate is for opposing teams field goal kickers. It feels like it’s way high.

  42. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Peephole video please