Gameday Tampa Bay

August 11th, 2023

Preseason Game 1

Steelers at Bucs  

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

TV: WFLA Channel 8; NFL Network (Geographic restrictions apply). Game will be rebroadcast on NFL Network Saturday at 7 a.m. and Monday at 1 p.m.

Streaming: NFL+ and (Geographic restrictions apply).

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa). Additional stations throughout Florida on the Buccaneers Radio Network can be found here. The game also will be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 226 (Buccaneers Radio Network feed).

Weather: Stay hydrated! Stock up on Big Storm Brewing beers as it will be hot. Look for a kickoff temperature of 93 per By the time the game ends, look for the temperature to be 86. Only an 11 percent chance of rain. Yes, this is Big Storm Brewing beer-drinkin’ weather. Guzzle accordingly!

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of midnight, Bucs +3; over/under 39.5.

Outlook: All eyes will be on the quarterbacks (aren’t they always?) and the puzzle that is the Bucs’ regular season starting quarterback. Though world-famous columnist Ira Kaufman has learned Baker Mayfield will be your Bucs starting quarterback, Joe guesses there is still a chance for Kyle Trask, so long as he plays and practices like Dan Marino the rest of this month. Joe would love to see YaYa Diaby go nuts, but then again Joe remembers Joe Tryon-Shoyinka having a really good game in his first preseason game. That wasn’t much of a window into the future, was it? Of course, the Bucs’ offensive line, which has question marks up and down each position, is a critical area that warrants monitoring. Nothing like the possibility of T.J. Watt lining up against Luke Goedeke. Like all preseason games, the main goal is that no one gets hurt.

41 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    I’ll be focused on the play of the OL / DL, and obviously the QBs

    But we’ll probably get much better insights from game 2 vs the Jets

  2. HC Grover Says:

    Bucs will lose by a Bowles Blunder.

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    Good to have a game on the tube. But do feel for the players. Too hot!

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Yes! Finally.

    Our first look at the 2023 team.

    Hope its a good showing and that everyone comes out of the game healthy.

  5. RustyRhinos Says:

    I guess there must not be any beautiful ladies in a Buccaneer Jersey all over the Tampa/St. Petersburg area… SMH…. why always the other team with your eye candy pics? Hey Joe step out of the house or watering hole you frequent, there are thousands of beautiful ladies on the beaches.

  6. Mike S Says:

    Using a pretty girl in a Steelers jersey to promote this post huh?

    Joe you know us so well.

  7. Dwayne Cone Says:

    Don’t know about the O Line but the 2’s look many could be 1’s. Look for Mister Hands (K.K.) to be Productive. Gonna score some points.

    Does that one guy still play for the Bucs that always liked to take a shot before the half? Tall Fella. Pretty Good. Looked Kind of Old Though.

  8. Mike S Says:

    RustyRhinos there is no shortage of single attractive ladies in the Tampa Bay area. Can’t guarantee they’re all not crazy, but there is a decent selection.

    If you can’t get intimacy in Trampa Bay, then there is something wrong going on there.

  9. Mike S Says:

    Oh and how much of a gambling degenerate do you have to be to bet on a preseason game?

  10. HC Grover Says:

    Finally a game day. JBF got us through the off season. Are u ready for some football? Now we will see the result of Bowles game plans for this year.

  11. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    I would like to see a clean game with no injuries. Pre season games do not count in regular season standings.

  12. Dwayne Cone Says:

    Mike S Says:

    If you can’t get intimacy in Trampa Bay, then there is something wrong going on there.

    That’s for between March and May.

    It’s Football Season. Now its Baby can you make me a Sammich and meet me back here at 10 Please? “Here’s the American Express. See if you can find a #19 Steelers Jersey”

  13. Marine Buc Says:

    #1 – I pray for everyone to stay healthy and injury free.
    #2 – I’m interested to see what this new offense will look like
    #3 – How will the QBs play?
    #4 – How will the younger defensive players who are on the bubble play?
    #5 – Which of the younger receivers will step up and make plays?

    Go Bucs!

  14. Pewter Power Says:

    Hopefully good offensive line = good run game/quarterback play. Offense can’t be as bad as it was last year

  15. Joe in Michigan Says:

    But, but, but…Habitual Complainer Grover says the Bucs HAVE to win the preseason games, because that’s their only chance at winning a game. All year.

  16. Infomeplease Says:

    If my memory serves me correct, last year the Bucs lost all 3 pre season games and went on to having a mediocre season. Maybe just maybe if the coaches try to win these games, say 2 out of 3, the team could start to develope a winning attitude which they could carry over into the regular season. Just saying…I know the fans would dig it. Even if they basically mean nothing.

  17. PSK Bucs Fan Says:

    Can we run the damn ball? Can we not run up the middle on every 1st down? And of course no injuries……

  18. John Sinclear Says:

    Well, we’re screwed down here! No Ft. Myers stations carrying the game. Looks like the only pre-season game we get will be the Jets!

  19. Infomeplease Says:

    John Sinclair, that’s why they make sports bars!! Have a couple, at home, Uber to one then have a couple more, Uber home.

  20. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Here goes nothing!

  21. Infomeplease Says:

    The sports bar will have NFL Network!

  22. Buc4evr Says:

    Hope Trask gets to play some with the number one offense and isn’t stuck playing with camp meat in the 4th quarter.

  23. Lord Cornelius Says:

    It’s weird because direct TV doesn’t have the local channel 8 that is supposed to show this, but seems to be showing it on some 212-1 channel right below the NFL network on 212. At least i hope it be on later but we’ll see.

    I dunno wtf is going on but I’m probably moving to Hulu Live TV + REd zone and pulling the plug and cutting down my bill lol


  24. NYbucsfan Says:

    Fire Todd Bowles!!! To early?

  25. Fred McNeil Says:

    I think Trask is supposed to start the Jets game.

  26. Aaron Says:

    It’s preseason- not looking for us to look good…no game plan. I want to see team speed and physical play…

    Go Bucs!

  27. D-Rok Says:

    Finally, football! Or foosball.

  28. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Lord Cornelius Hulu live will have Bucs game ? I Can’t afford YouTube tv. Trying ti find cheaper options

  29. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Lord Cornelius worst case you subscribe to NFL+ and you watch all preseason games live plus a bunch of other content.

  30. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I’m hoping, Baker Minefield continues his legacy.

  31. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Dwayne Cone – brother I like football but I still need quality time with my lady ya dig?

    In Tampa if you have the following:

    A Job
    A Car
    An Apartment (no roommates preferably)
    No Felony Records
    A 720+ Credit Score
    No Neck Tattoos
    No Unmanageable Substance Abuse Disorder (Manageable sometimes OK)
    No Erectile Dysfunction
    BMI Level Comfortably Below “Ham Planet”
    Not on SSRIs or Have Mental Illness issues

    This automatically puts you in the top percentile of available men.

    Female attention will rain down on you (intentional imagery).

    The bar is set extremely low. No excuses for any man dying of thirst.

  32. Jeagan1999 Says:

    FOOTBALL time is here!!

    GO BUCS!

  33. Pryda…sec147 Says:

    I wanna see this kicking competition ended tonight !!!! Rodrigo miss a kick and walk the plank sucker

  34. orlbucfan Says:

    I’ll have it on Bucs Radio. What is the heat index and weather prediction for kickoff, joes?

  35. MadMax Says:

    My eyes are mainly on Wirfs and the Oline….Baker this week, Trask next week.

  36. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I tried to watch the games, last night.

    But, when I didn’t think it was possible, the NFL figured out new ways to make the games, more un-watchable.

  37. BucsFanSince1996 Says:

    HC Grover Says:
    August 11th, 2023 at 2:41 pm
    Finally a game day. JBF got us through the off season. Are u ready for some football? Now we will see the result of Bowles game plans for this year.
    We won’t really see that until the regular season. NFL coaches don’t want to show everything they have in the preseason, thereby putting it on tape for their upcoming opponents to use to help prepare so they can counter it.

  38. Joe Says:

    why always the other team with your eye candy pics?

    Been doing this for 15 years.

  39. Mike S Says:

    Go to the NFL+ hype preview vid for the game tonight.

    Cynthia F took the under, FYI.

  40. Toad Bowels Says:

    Not overstate the obvious but

    This team sucks!!!!

  41. Toad Bowels Says:

    Thank you sir
    May I have another?