Gameday Tampa Bay

August 12th, 2022

Preseason Game 1

Dolphins at Bucs

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: WFLA-TV, Ch. 8. (Game will be rebroadcast Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 a.m. The second rebroadcast is scheduled for Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, at 3 a.m.) All NFL preseason games are available via NFL+.) The game will also be streamed on (geographic restrictions apply).

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region. (La transmisión de Bucaneros en español se puede escuchar en WQBN 96.1 o 106.7 FM y 1300 AM.) Both feeds will be streamed on (geographic restrictions apply).

Weather: Beer drinkin’ weather. With a temperature forecast for 86 degrees at kickoff, what better time to load up on Big Storm Brewing beer? Per, there is an expected 16 percent chance of rain.   The temperature will naturally drop as the sun sets. By the time you grow weary of watching some unnamed future truck driver who played linebacker last year at East Cornfield State, the temperature should be in the low 80s.

Outlook: This game will mostly be full of camp meat. The long exception for the Bucs might be Robert Hainsey at center. With Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen gone for “months,” it looks as if this starting gig at center is Hainsey’s to lose. Bucs coach Todd Bowles has yet to make any firm decision but Joe guesses if Hainsey looks overwhelmed in the next three weeks, the Bucs will go out and make a move for a new center. From the front office all the way down to the assistant offensive line coaches current and past, there is strong support for Hainsey. At the end of the day, however, Joe cannot help but think the final say on whether Hainsey will start will come down to vacationing Tom Brady. … Wide receiver is a room that has significant competition. Every dropped pass, bad route or some minor slip-up will be highly magnified. So if a receiver(s) balls out, they may be starting to separate themselves from the pack. … And Joe would like to see the rookies put together a strong game. Each day the rookie skill position players seem to be getting better. Joe would love for them to support their rising training camp performance with a solid game. …   The most important element in tonight’s game? Don’t get friggin’ hurt!

Odds: Per Dolphins -1.

13 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Got it out a little early I see.

    Someone is excited for preseason football.

  2. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    I’m excited to see White run the ball and McCollum defend

  3. Netwalker Says:

    Rebroadcast at 6:30 a.m. Saturday?

  4. Netwalker Says:

    Must be the next weekend.

  5. SB Says:

    Joe……..How can a game be re-broadcast Before it is played?

    TV: WFLA-TV, Ch. 8. (Game will be rebroadcast on NFL Network on Saturday at 6:30 a.m.)

    I thought the game was played Saturday evening

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    As I look through the Bucs current 90-man roster I see at least 45 players (probably closer to 48) who are virtually certain to make the final 53. There really aren’t that many real opportunities to crack this season’s roster. Quite a few very good players will either have to settle for the Practice Squad or just look for employment elsewhere.

    There aren’t even that many real opportunities right now for starting slots & key rotational slots, on offense OR defense. The biggest remaining question marks I think are on Special Teams. Will the Bucs keep Ryan Succop? (I think they will). Who’ll be the Punt Returner & Kick Returner? (TBD far as I’m concerned). Hopefully these next couple of preseason games will answer those few remaining questions.

  7. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    How is our drafted punter doing?

  8. Allbuccedup Says:

    Is nbc broadcasting it live?

  9. Barbosa Says:

    How will Brady evaluate Hainsey if he isn’t here for the next few weeks?

  10. DBS Says:

    It will be on Fox 40.2 over the air TV in Tallahassee area. I want to see what Trask does in these games now. We know what we have in Gabbert. Let Trask play.

  11. Bird Says:

    Are those palm palms?

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    Don’t get hurt is right!

    Fine with me if Trask plays the whole game. See if he has that deer in the headlights demeanor for four quarters.

  13. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I am ready for this game, even though Brady will not be playing. I too am excited to see White play, and the rest of the Bucs.
    I bought my Bromosa during the week, in anticipation of this game.