Solid Chance The Bucs Play A London “Road Game” In 2022

February 2nd, 2022

England has not been kind to the Bucs (see 2009, 2011 and 2019). But it seems there is a solid shot the Bucs will try their luck there again in 2022.

News broke today that the New Orleans Saints will play a home game in London next season against a division foe, which means there’s a 33.33 percent chance it’s Tampa Bay.

However, the NFL allegedly is working on playing a regular-season game next season in Germany, and the Bucs have a marketing partnership relationship there. Germany is considered Tampa Bay’s NFL international home market, so if the league puts a game there next season, logic says it would be the Bucs burning a home game on German soil.

(Joe thinks any “home game” outside of Tampa is a travesty.)

Either way, it appears Bucs fans can expect to be waking up early on a Sunday morning to watch the team next season. The bad news is that an overseas game typically means an early bye week, which is not ideal.

Joe still can’t shake the vision of what happened the last time the Bucs were overseas, when Ali Marpet allowed the unthinkable to happen.

41 Responses to “Solid Chance The Bucs Play A London “Road Game” In 2022”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Love the photograph. Perfect.

  2. Richard Dickson Says:

    Huh, maybe Brady noped out because he doesn’t want to play in London or Germany.

  3. Mort Says:

    Who cares if the Bucs lose a home game. The Tampa fans sure don’t.

    Don’t like it? Show up to the games.

  4. adam from ny Says:

    yep the brady rules no longer apply…

    we’ll get a crazy overseas game…

    and no longer a prefered bye week…

    i wonder if tom ever played a london game with the pats?…

    i don’t know the answer, nor do i care enough to check

  5. Howard Cosel Says:

    The end times are nigh!!

  6. Bucsfan714 Says:

    Hits keep on coming……

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s all BA’s fault.

  8. Kevin in Hyde Park Says:

    @adam from ny

    Brady did play a road game in London (actually 2).

    First one in 2009 was a 35-07 shellacking of … the Bucs.

    Next was in 2012, NE blew out St. Louis.

    I don’t believe he ever was a “home team” in London.

  9. DoooshLaRue Says:

    BA just wants to get his London dry gin from the source…..

  10. Bucfan Says:


  11. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Back to being the redheaded step child. Overseas games, no primetime, crappy bye weeks. Should just bring back Mike Glennon.

  12. sasquatch Says:

    international games suck

  13. HC Grover Says:

    FG’s are their fave play…Goaaaal!

  14. WalkdaPlank Says:

    One of those London games we lost to Tom Brady if I remember correctly

  15. Tom Sumner Says:

    wtf?? joe

  16. unbelievable Says:


  17. Rod Munch Says:

    With that schedule, and now stealing a home game and making the team travel internationally…

    Telling you, just use 2022 to clean up the cap, try to get the top pick in the draft, we use that top pick to trade back, get a bunch of assets, can use on offensive lineman, WRs and corners, sign a veteran QB, and tah dah, we’re back into the playoffs in 2023.

  18. adam from ny Says:


    thanks for the reminder…lol no wonder i forgot, that was one rough season…

    a couple weeks later we wore orange and beat the packers for like our first win of the season at ray jay…great game…yet the rest of the year was a wash out

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, biggest loser… Leftwich.

    Leftwich has had one season with Winston or Brady as his QB… and his offense was ranked #32 in the league.

    You think he’s still going to be a hot commodity next offseason if Trask or Teddy Bridgewater is at QB? LOL!

    If Leftwich is smart he’s going to be calling and begging the Jags to offer him that job again.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    rod are you saying tank to like a 2-15 record?

    holy toledo !

    rod we’ve got some talent here…just no qb

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    adam from ny Says:
    February 2nd, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    a couple weeks later we wore orange and beat the packers for like our first win of the season at ray jay…great game…yet the rest of the year was a wash out


    That was the game where they sacked Aaron Rodgers 6 times I believe, and post game he whined about the grass being too hard. Seriously, he literally whined the grass was too hard, the painted areas hurt when he was sacked.

    Aaron Rodgers, in Tampa, his numbers are mostly terrible. In 2020, while everyone was saying the Bucs would wipe the floor @Bears, I pointed out the Bucs NEVER win in Chicago, EVER, and they’d lose that game, and they did. Then the next week everyone is panicking, saying we have no chance vs the Packers, the season is over, I said R-E-L-A-X, it’s Aaron Rodgers and the Pack in Tampa, they’re going to lose. Some things are just the way they are…

    And, unfortunately, the Bucs losing in London is a way things are, so if the Bucs have to play this game and we’re tanking anyways, lets go ahead and get it out of the system in 2022.

  22. adam from ny Says:

    10 wins could totally win the nfc south for 2022

    hypothetically and with good intentions: 🙂

    bucs 10-7
    falcons 8-9
    saints 7-10
    panthers 6-11

    with what i just did ^^^ 9-8 could win the division

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    adam from ny Says:
    February 2nd, 2022 at 11:20 pm
    rod are you saying tank to like a 2-15 record?

    holy toledo !

    rod we’ve got some talent here…just no qb


    I was thinking 3-14.

    Not having a QB is a big deal though. If you start Trask, who I don’t think is read, who might never be ready, you’re basically tanking.

    Also a lot of the talent is aging. If you’re using 2022 to clean up the cap and building for the future, that means no Gronk, no Jensen, no Suh, no JPP, no Gholston… and, I’m not for this, but possibly no David (again, this is the only one of these I keep around regardless of any rebuild).

    Bucs should resign Godwin, try to resign Davis, but I’m not sure he’s worth what it might cost. Try to resign Cappa, but again, he might cost too much, and Licht is excellent at drafting offensive lineman.

    BUT, if you can get someone like Watson, then sure, continue going all-in and keep the ball rolling. But I’m assuming that just isn’t going to happen. If it’s not going to happen, then a very quick 1-year tanking, I have no issues with it. It’s what we knew would be the case last offseason when they resigned everyone using all sorts of trickery like void years, they’re not in cap hell, but they can still use this year to clean it up for the future, if they want to. I’m fine with that, if they go that route.

  24. adam from ny Says:

    belichik please text flores now and let him know the bucs will not be tanking – even without tommy & gronky

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Will have to see who the QBs are in the NFC South before making any predictions, but the Panthers are going to be ultra aggressive in trying to get someone, and they already have a good defense, and good pieces on offense. If they got a good QB, they could easily be a 12-win team in a weak NFC South.

    The Falcons will be in year 2 with their coach, we’ll see if they get Riley back, but if they do, they upgrade at RB (or just give the job to Patterson full time), if they add a 2nd WR, they’ll score a lot of points, and you figure their defense should improve. They also could be much better than expected, depending on what everyone else does.

    The Saints are a complete wildcard. Without Payton, I think that team last year is like a 4-win team, Payton is probably the 2nd best coach in the NFL, and I think that’s going to show. Also that team is in legit cap hell, looking at their cap, even using trickery, and to even field any team likely means cap hell again next year. They will lose talent from even last year, might not have a QB, so they might be more like a 2-win team. They’re going to have to cut some of their best players on that defense to even field a team, I don’t see how they get beyond that without seriously messing up their cap years. We’ll see what they do, but they could easily be the worst team in the NFL this season. There’s a reason that Payton bailed, there’s no hope with them for the next couple of years.

  26. adam from ny Says:

    i hear ya rod…

    i’m not feeling trask either…he won’t be ready…

    but the kid threw 43 tds for the gators in his last season with about 10 ints…those numbers are pretty serious…

    but he’s not ready…and it’s not like there’s been much noise coming out of one buc about how he’s been impressive behind the scenes this year…

    not even an ounce of joe tryon shoyinka type hype…none

  27. adam from ny Says:

    kyle “not one ounce of hype” trask 🙂

  28. Swampbuc Says:

    Any Europe game, pencil in a loss. Not that they’ll need to go to EUrope to lose. Plenty of that coming in the US.

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    adam from ny – The issue with Trask is he reminds me so much of Danny Wuerffel, who had amazing college stats at the time and was a winner. Trask, in college, threw those same rainbow passes and touch passes that are going to all be turnovers in the NFL. With Trask, the reason he’s a project, is they literally have to reteach him how to throw with NFL velocity. We saw it in the preseason, just compare his tape to college, and the ball was getting there a lot faster – so that part is good. The downside is his accuracy went to hell. That’s not good, but he can improve that as he gets more used to throwing with velocity. The other thing, based on his preseason tape, is that when we got in trouble he reverted back to those floaters and that generally ended poorly.

    So in addition to the normal issues of a young QB trying to speed everything up to play at an NFL level, he also has to change up what comes naturally in terms of how he throws the ball. Not say he can’t do it, but it’s a lot to ask, and something that will likely take years. If the Bucs throw him out there next year, they will almost certainly ruin him, and he’s going to have a very very bad year I suspect.

    BTW, I’d love to be wrong and look like an idiot. I’m not rooting against the kid, just being realistic based off his college tape and his preseason tape and what we heard about him through the year. If they do hand over the offense to him, and he’s not a disaster, then the team could surprise and maybe even win a weak NFC South, but again, I’m just being realistic.

    BTW, over the last three seasons, I picked the team to go 7-9, 11-5 and 13-4, so I’m pretty good at this stuff. Not making a prediction however until we know the QB as that will determine everything.

  30. westernbuc Says:

    I agree about burning the home game. Since there’s an extra game, half the league plays an extra home or road game every year. Maybe play teams that have extra road games and count them both as “road” teams and let the team with the worse record choose uniforms.

  31. adam from ny Says:


    yeah, in layman’s terms it’s not really an nfl arm…

    tommy threw a really nice floater in the last game to lenny if i’m correct…i remember when it was up there for a while, my mind started saying “oh no, oh no”…lol…but it’s tom brady and he got it done with superior field vision…

    floaters = disaster in the nfl

    i think we’ll be unloading many players…these few are some i think they may decide to actually try and keep, or have stay on for a year:

    cappa – they’ll try to keep the line, no jensen tho

    suh – they like the middle with he & vea, edge guys are the issue
    (i think they try to keep suh – he’s like an iron man in the middle, lavonte’s getting old, and DW is lost sometimes – so they need him paired up with vea)

    rojo – maybe sign cheap (lenny is outta here with no tom, so you might want to re-think your running back role….hello rojo!)

    whitehead – keep the hitter (potentially goodbye cd3)

    brate – i think he lucks out since gronk and oj are gone – you can’t empty out the entire room and be left with cody mcelroy and fells

    if you’re thinking about any other players and i didn’t write they’re name, it’s because i think they’ll be gone…

    godwin i’m on the fence about – i totally want him back, but the knee, and more so the new qb situation plays in on the decision heavily…if you go trask, forget godwin lol…if you get a real deal qb, you sign godwin

  32. adam from ny Says:

    joe –

    atlanta went last year so they’re probably off the schedule…

    and we’ve gone more than carolina…

    so from just a guess, it looks like carolina gets the game vs the saints…

    then again i can be all wrong if it’s not about balance – where goodell could say “listen bucs, i’ve given you guys everything with brady…everything…primetime, sunday, mondays, fundays, everything…now haul your azzes to london…now!”

    heck, jacksonville has gone to london an obtusely offensive 8 times…that’s half a seasons games…that’s so outta hand…

    meanwhile green bay has not gone even once

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    adam from ny –

    Whitehead you absolutely have to keep, I don’t think he’d be that expensive and he’s just too good to let go over a few dollars. He’s young so he’d be around for a while.

    Brate is gone for sure, assuming the OTC cap number is correct. They’ve redone his deal so many times I’m not actually sure anyone knows what he makes and is guaranteed, but if the $6m cap savings is correct, you let him go for sure. Brate knows this however, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they redo him again, maybe into the $2.5m range.

    Personally I’d bring back OJ if you can get him for $2m or so, unless the team just knows he’s not going to ever recover. But even a cheap all-around TE cost like $5m a year, and OJ has endless potential and looked good before his last injury. But the team knows the most there, and if he walks for cheap, then I think it tells you everything about that injury.

    For Rojo I would have wanted him back, but he went off the rails. I have no idea what happened to him, if he found the Muscle Hamsters hidden stash or something, but he just didn’t look like the same guy as the season went along. He’s still very young, younger than Vaughn, and he’s a good runner, terrible pass catcher, but if he’s cheap, I’d bring him back if he’s mentally still there.

    Fournette will just depend on who the QB is. If they go Trask, then I wouldn’t bother. If you’re trying to win, then I’d want to keep him if you can afford it. I don’t think he’ll be as expensive as people think, so he’ll like come back I’d suspect.

    But really the whole roster just comes down to the QB.

  34. German Buc Says:

    My guess is KC “@” Bucs in Frankfurt or Munich.
    Both teams have Germany as international home market and it’s the additional home game based on the 17 games regular season.

    If the Bucs play in London it would be the 49ers as they are the only UK-market team on our schedule. And hey, what’s the difference between a flight to London and a flight to SF?

    The ‘other’ possible away game on international soil should be @CAR in Germany as they have Germany as international market, too. But as they palyed each other in London in 2019, I don’t expect that to happen.

  35. Gman Says:

    Back to irrelevance….that was a short, fun trip.

  36. Jonny Says:

    Why is that whenever Bucs look like they will suck hard, is when they get to play in Europe?

  37. rriddler Says:

    We’ll have nine home games next year, so if we lose one to Germany, we’ll still get eight games at the Light House.

  38. rriddler Says:

    “My guess is KC “@” Bucs in Frankfurt or Munich.”

    No chance the NFL schedules this game to be on at 9:30am.

    This will be a print time game on a Sunday or Monday night.

  39. mike Says:

    England took one of my favorite Bucs ( Ernest Graham), so I hope the report is wrong.

  40. DH Says:

    Buccaneers just billed season ticket holders for an extra regular-season home game for 2022. Doesn’t appear to be an overseas game to me.

  41. Timbo Slice Says:

    We. Just. Played. There. Pick. Another. Team.