Gameday Tampa Bay

August 19th, 2023

Preseason Game 2

Bucs at Jets  

Kickoff: 7:30p.m.

TV: WFLA Channel 8. Game will be rebroadcast on NFL Network Sunday at 10 a.m. and Monday at 8 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 Buccaneers Radio Network stations can be found here. The game also will be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 382 (Buccaneers Radio Network feed).

Weather: Really nice weather. Kickoff temperature in the New Jersey Swamplands of about 78, per, under mostly sunny skies. By game’s end, the temperature will be hovering around 71. Zero chance of precipitation other than the classy Jets fans throwing cold Big Storm beers at folks wearing Bucs gear.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of midnight, Bucs +4; over/under 36.5.

Outlook: All eyes still will be on the quarterbacks. Kyle Trask is expected to start and Joe is sure that unless Trask plays near perfect football and throws for three touchdowns in the first half, Baker Mayfield will be named starting quarterback in a matter of hours, as world-famous columnist Ira Kaufman reported nine days ago. Some things Joe would like to see this evening: continued growth from YaYa Diaby rushing the passer (but Yaya’s ankle is on the mend and he did not practice this week) and better blocking by the offensive line, specifically run blocking. … And Joe would be happy if rookie receiver Trey Palmer continued to make highlights. His battle for the No. 3 receiver job takes center stage after Russell Gage was lost for the season (knee) on Wednesday. Veteran David Moore led the Bucs in receiving yard last week and Deven Thompkins has flashed his skills. … It’s also a big night for the development of rookie nickel cornerback Christian Izien. He’s currently the projected starter and could uses these valuable reps. He’s also a Rutgers guy from the New York area, so he might be feeling extra pressure. … Whois the Bucs’ backup running back? Ke’Shawn Vaughn averaged less than one yard per carry last week and Joe has heard whispers that veteran RB Chase Edmonds is a little dinged up, but nothing major. Rookie RB Sean Tucker? He could get a ton of action tonight. … Much like last week against Pittsburgh, expect a majority of Bucs starters to sit out the game. …Most important, let’s stay away from the injury bug.

35 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Lets hope for signs of life at all levels. Starting with procedure penalty and holding calling back good plays. At least a first down on opening drive. Up the guts for 5 not 1.

  2. HC Grover Says:

    No personal foul penalty for thuggery. Let them get the penalty.

  3. Jack Clark Says:

    I like your taste Joe 😂😂

  4. Joe Says:

    Can Joe write an article without saying he expects (wants) Pudgy Mayfield to start?

    Why would Joe lie? Ira reported Baker Mayfield will be your Week 1 starter.

  5. Lt. Dan Says:

    Based on the joint (cage match?) practice – what’s the over / under on fights?

  6. JA Says:

    Is the mercurial madman from the dark room starting for the Jets tonight?
    Curious to see how his deep space intellect melds with the Meadowlands marshes and ‘youz better not F.U.’ fans in lieu of a stadium filled with sympathetic blocks of cheese.

  7. Durango 95 Says:

    Would like to see Bowles open up the defense a little bit for the jets punking out on team scrimmages.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Play Tough. Play smart (by limiting penalties and turnovers). Avoid Injuries.
    WIN the GAME!

    Lets Go Bucs (non-starters)!

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    I want to see Ronnie Brown get some earlier playing time. No idea why they keep that roster filer Laird around taking snaps that could be used on guys who might have an NFL future. Brown is different than the other RB’s on the roster, and I’d like to see if he can do anything against better defensive talent.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Also I’d like to see Thompkins start the game and play a lot of snaps. I like Thompkins a lot as a gadget player and returner, but I think he hurts the team if he’s a #3 WR as he’s just too small (5′ 6″ 150lb was his workout numbers). But, I’d still like to see him play straight WR and see him make some big plays, even if it’s against backups.

  11. A Bucs Fan Says:

    More disciplined football on the offense please. No turn overs, protect the QB and get some push in the run game for once.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would like to see a few things…Brown getting more time…Warner’s kid having a top-notch game would be cool.

    No injuries would be the thing I mostly want from this game.

    And Kyle Trask exploding…as Mayfield fizzles…that would be most excellent.

    I do expect the defense to rock though.

  13. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Oh.. Yeah! Markees Watts gets 3 sacks tonight!!

  14. Power Of Pewter Says:

    No injuries. Few penalties. No turnovers. Good blocking by OLine. Good pass rush and tackling by defense. This is what I hope to see. IOW, a well-prepared and disciplined team that just executes and gets business done.

  15. Crickett Baker Says:

    I agree completely with BucBonzai except I would also like to see a WIN and IDC how they get it. GO BUCS!

  16. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Who are we gonna blame the first Trask turnover on?

  17. Dan Says:

    Some of you losers need to get a life and go get laid instead of commenting on every Joe Buc Article lol

  18. Bucs 95 Says:

    Is rodgers starting ? Would love too see our starting D light him up a few drives but i know bowles probably not having any off our starting D out there cause hes a boring coach at least the jets starting D will be out there and thats a good test for mr trask then mayfield will get the sloppy seconds

  19. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    @tbbucs3 Trask?

  20. JA Says:


    Some here, the superior athletes of the lot, have the unique ability to get laid and comment during said deed.
    It’s called multitasking.

  21. Tim Says:

    LOL @ JA Hey Joe just curious, have you ever thought about creating a Joebucsfan app?

  22. Lt. Dan Says:

    Is the Jets girl in the picture Meghan Markle? Dang – her twin maybe?

  23. R0n@Tampa Says:

    Can we see a Bucs Jets in February?? hmm Maybe a preview guys.

  24. D-Rok Says:

    @ Lt Dan,

    That, sir, is NOT Megan. I know cuz my wife made me watch a whole season of Megan et al. Although in my defense, I don’t remember it much as I was asleep the whole time.

    Wife: “Are you sleeping?”
    Me: “No, why?”
    Wife: “Cuz you were snoring.”
    Me: “I wasn’t snoring, I was snortling my approval.”

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, the Steelers are destroying the Bills 1st team defense.

  26. HC Grover Says:

    Zack Wilson v Trask to start…Rogers no play.

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Pregame just said Baker Mayfield may not play at all tonight?

  28. R0n@Tampa Says:

    Rogers don’t want any piece of that #1 defense in the league. Stay on the sidelines chicken.

  29. Mr. Editor Says:

    @Lt. Dan: that’s Jenn Sterger, the Jets “TV hostess” to whom Brett “the biggest stalker of us all” Favre sent lewd text messages a few years back.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    If Mayfield doesn’t play, they should let Trask play three quarters.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    Doodoodooshe is so conflicted seeing this, on one hand you have his broadcaster of the century Chris Meyers, but on the other hand he hates Ronde.

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    No Starting WRs.

    Stacked deck against Trask?

  33. HC Grover Says:

    I hope they all get some good rest.

  34. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Why is the broadcast in Spanish?

  35. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Ouch they look bad on both sides of the ball.