Gameday Tampa Bay

August 26th, 2023

Preseason Game 3

Crows at Bucs  

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

TV: WFLA Channel 8. Game will be rebroadcast on NFL Network Monday at 4 a.m. and Wednesday 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 Buccaneers Radio Network stations can be found here. The game also will be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 382 (Buccaneers Radio Network feed).

Weather: Better hydrate, preferably with plenty of Big Storm Brewing beers. Tailgaters will sweat it out in the low 90s and by kickoff, it should cool down to 89, per Once the sun goes down the temperature will drop noticeably to 82 by game’s end. There is a 10 percent chance of rain at kickoff which will drop to one percent by halftime.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of midnight, Bucs -2; over/under 36.5.

Outlook:  Starters for the Bucs are expected to play the first half. As always, all eyes will be on the quarterback. Joe isn’t worried about the defense, especially since Lamar Jackson is not expected to play tonight. The Crows always have a stingy defense so Joe would hope, if the Bucs starters do play the first half, that the Bucs can get two touchdowns. If so, the offense should be OK for the Vikings in two weeks. Joe is very, very skeptical of the Bucs run game so if Rachaad White and others get good yardage on the ground, that would be a great sign. Hopefully, undrafted rookie Sean Tucker on the ground and big play rookie Trey Palmer through the air continue to progress as they have the past two weeks. Tucker is important. If White struggles and Tucker doesn’t impress, the Bucs could be screwed in the run game. Big night for bubble guys. A good game from them, particularly at tight end, wide receiver and defensive back, could mean the difference between an NFL paycheck and slumming it next spring in the USFL. Joe also yearns for rookie edge rusher YaYa Diaby to be unleashed. He looked like a beast in limited time two weeks ago against the Steelers, but Diaby tweaked an ankle in that game and mostly has rested since.

42 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Getting my chickin an St Pauli Girl ready!!!!! Can’t wait!!

  2. HC Grover Says:

    If Ravens score more than 20 magic 8 ball say…Outlook not so good.

  3. Infomeplease Says:


  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Let’s Go Bucs!

    Play tough. Keep the penalties to a minimum and no turnovers.

    and of course – NO INJURIES.

  5. Bojim Says:

    Figures Diaby and Kancey probably won’t play. Sure hope they will be OK for the season. Kacey needs to stay in football shape. Want to see both of them run wild.

  6. Bojim Says:


  7. HC Grover Says:

    Appears we are starting our starters withMayfield but Ravens starting some scrubs including QB/ The 1st qtr might give us some idea of how it is going. This season is almost here. Thanks to all JBF’s for keeping the offseason interesting and fun…Especially Joe…good job Sailor.

  8. Voice of Truth Says:

    As everyone knows, the Ravens play EVERY game to win – unlike our crew but I digress

    This is going to be a very good litmus test of where we really are

    Two touchdowns is wishful thinking IMO – We have played no snaps together and are facing a far superior team in talent, depth, and physical play – I’d be surprised if we got 10 points all game

    I am wondering if the D can stop the run with Hall and Chancey as starters?

    Ready for a real test hopefully

  9. Crickett Baker Says:

    Ya, I want to see how we do in the run game, too. It is hard for me to understand why they usually go with no starters in the first pre-season games. Isn’t it more prone to injuries when playing against 1st stringers than lowly 2nd ones? I don’t really get it.

  10. Beej Says:

    Ravens and Bucs defense last year were virtually identical in outcome

  11. D-Rok Says:

    My only hope for this game is no injuries, obviously, and to see a good, competitive game where improvements are made, especially in the “dumb” play category.

    GO BUCS!!!

  12. Jack Clark Says:

    Real football starts next week

  13. Dan Says:

    you people need a life, sat night and your all excited about a preseason game, lol get a date and go to dinner, losers
    Ummm, Plenty of “dates” out there love the Bucs and are happy to join in the fun. And the game is over before 10 p.m. Ridiculous take.–Joe

  14. Fred McNeil Says:

    Put a shine on it, Dan and make it gleam. I don’t watch preseason EXCEPT the Bucs games. I wanna see what we are working with. Don’t worry about me, your wife will keep me company.

  15. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    This should be interesting

  16. D-Rok Says:


    My wife and I are having “date night” tonight with pizza, wings, some beer/wine, and the Bucs game. One CAN watch a preseason game AND have a date night all in one – it’s actually possible!


  17. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m with Dan. Only a bunch of L-LOSERS would sit around on a Saturday night watching football when they could be out going from rest stop to rest stop on the interstate looking for holes in the stalls of mens rooms.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m watching condensed games from this week as we wait for the game to start, and turned on Indy @ Philly, and man, Richardson might be the best QB in this draft. I’m not sure he can throw with any accuracy at all, but what a weapon. Reminds me of a faster Cam Newton. I think he’s going to be a much better NFL player than college player. The offense they’re running fits him perfectly as well, just everything is shotgun and play action. But he’s big and fast and can break tackles like Cam. What a weapon. From what I’ve seen so far from Young and Stroud, only AR15 stands out.

    Remember, I’m not a Florida fanboi and always bash them, so this isn’t a homer take. I’m just really impressed how Indy is using him.

  19. HC Grover Says:

    Shades of Ray Perkins, Get ready for it.

  20. Fred McNeil Says:

    In that case, rod, I’m sure glad we don’t play them this year. I will laugh out loud if he plays better than Stroud and Young whim we do play this year.

  21. Stanimal66 Says:

    24-17 Bucs!

  22. HC Grover Says:

    98 Rock is ghoing to predict the game result.

  23. Fred McNeil Says:

    Ray Perkins was a terrible memory.

  24. HC Grover Says:

    98 rock goes with Palmer and Tucker!!

  25. HC Grover Says:

    We are going to see our starting OL!

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Fred McNeil – I watched the Carolina vs Detroit game just now, and Young did look quite good, but it was more in a preseason way. I wonder how he’s going to hold up size wise, and while I think he will be good, he doesn’t scream superstar. I’m basing those comments purely on preseason action, which is generally meaningless.

    But with Richardson, he pops off the screen as a massive weapon, in a way where you can tell he’s going to be a pain to play against. Big, fast, very agile, and has that rocket arm — it’s the accuracy that is the issue, and I doubt it improves much. However, just run playaction, throw a few slants, take a few shots downfield, and let the QB run out of trouble, that’s a great fit for him and what they’re running.

    Stroud from what I’ve seen so far is fine – doesn’t really stand out, looks more like a standard rookie at this point. I thought he was faster than he is, he gets chased down pretty easy. His weapons there are trash outside of RB, so he’s not in a good situation so I doubt he looks good and might take a while to develop.

  27. HC Grover Says:

    38 ot theses prospects will begone by Tu.

  28. No Mercy Says:

    Man I just hope we look competent. Hope to see the O-Line blocking well and Baker making good reads. Not worried about defense. Would like some good runs from our backs and maybe another Big Play Trey Tuddy

  29. HC Grover Says:

    Not just Bucs. All the teams are scared to play their good players.

  30. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles will put Mayfield in for a bit with our top players then collar Trask wit all the 48 cuts. Watch it happen.

  31. HC Grover Says:

    Baker grasped the Bowles system…per Bowles…ROFL!!!!

  32. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles just said anyone on D who is healthy is going to play/

  33. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles looking for special teams players 2nite

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    Speaking of teams playing their starters, the Bills left Allen out there for the entire first half.

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Damn, they have Allen starting the 3rd as well.

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    Oh wait, I got punked. They have Kyle Allen as their backup. As the game went into the 4th quarter with Allen still in there I began to believe something was up. What a bad team. You shouldn’t have two QBs with the same name.

  37. Timothy Raymer Says:

    Oh Danny boy. Little bit early to be drunk. Well done Joe. Go Bucs!

  38. SB~LV Says:

    Yawn… I just hope they all come out healthy.
    So many new moving parts and schemes it’ll take the first 4 games for the roster to settle down and the season to come into focus.

  39. frozenbuc Says:

    HC Grover Says: “Bowles will put Mayfield in for a bit with our top players then collar Trask with all the 48 cuts. Watch it happen.”

    Then the Baker Bois will say how Mayfield played better than Trask without mentioning the difference in supporting casts.

  40. Bojim Says:

    Know a lot about glory holes Munchie?

  41. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Baker knows about them

  42. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    3 and out.

    Get used to it