Bucs Scheduled Two Teams For Joint Practices

May 20th, 2022

Looks for ballers.

Back in March, the Titans announced when the Bucs travel to Nashville for a preseason game, the Titans will host the Bucs for a series of joint practices.

Last year the joint practices with the Titans were fun because on the second day after getting pushed around the previous session, the Bucs got into all sorts of fights with Titans players.

Outside of Devin White leveling a Titans player, the most memorable scrap came when Antonio Brown clocked a Titans defensive back with a left hook on the sidelines just after the DB was screaming at Brown and a back judge for not calling holding or offensive pass interference.

That won’t be the only joint practice the Bucs will have. When the Dolphins come to Tampa Bay for a preseason game, the Bucs will host the Dolphins in joint practices at One Buc Palace, noted Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald.

With the NFL reducing the preseason from four games to three and teams opting to play their starters less in the exhibition matches, the joint session, which was first reported by The Athletic, will offer players an opportunity to get productive reps against another opponent before the regular season.

Joe thinks this is a good idea for several reasons. The first obviously is after the NFL got rid of one of those worthless preseason games (one down, three to go), teams feeling left out can schedule a joint practice session to replace it.

Talk to NFL coaches and they almost unanimously claim they get more out of joint practices than they do games.

Remember the days when lousy Lovie Smith arrogantly scoffed at joint practices? Yeah, Joe sure does. Pppfffttt!

The Bucs finalized and released their preseason schedule yesterday. Here are the dates/times.

2022 Bucs Preseason schedule

Aug. 13 Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 20 at Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Aug. 27 at Indianapolis, 7:30 p.m.

(All games will be broadcast locally by WFLA-TV Channel 8.)

5 Responses to “Bucs Scheduled Two Teams For Joint Practices”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Preseason games are somewhat worthless to fans & especially to season ticket holders who are forced to buy them…..but I think they have value to teams trying to evaluate the bottom players on the roster…..

  2. RustyRhinos Says:

    How do you find those gems in the rough if you do not have any meaningful games before the preseason begins? Go the college route and have Pewter vs Red scrimmages? Or just roll with the same ol same old as last season?
    I enjoy the joint practices around my neighborhood, they are mainly Puff, Puff, Pass.. with an occasional Puff, Puff, Cough, Cough, Puff, Pass. Followed by Gulp, Gulp, Belch……

  3. D-Rome Says:

    The people making the case for the value of preseason games makes me wonder if they’ve watched a Bucs practice, especially the joint practices. Coaches run situational scenarios in practice they have no control over during a game. The only thing a preseason game may do for coaches is confirm what they are already seeing in practice from a low rung player.

  4. D-Rok Says:

    Well, Zmac will soon see how he matches up with NFL receivers, starting with the Dolphins. I wonder if the Dolphins have any elite receivers? Wow – first joint practices and the secondary gets the fastest (sorry, Scooter) guy in NFL. And, he aint over the Hill just yet.

    Should be quite valuable reps for our secondary.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    This also gives Dolphins ownership some extra face time to schmooze Brady into heading their way after the season.

    Kidding… sort of.