MATCHUP: Miami Dolphins (1-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV ANNOUNCERS: Chris Myers and Ron Jaworski
RADIO: WDAE, Flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley
BUCCANEERS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jon Gruden
BUCCANEERS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Monte Kiffin
BUCCANEERS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: RIchard Bisaccia
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS OFFENSE (2003 rankings):
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFENSE (2003 rankings):
DOLPHINS HEAD COACH: Dave Wannstedt
DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Chris Foerster
DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jim Bates
DOLPHINS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: Keith Armstrong
MIAMI DOLPHINS OFFENSE (2003 rankings):
MIAMI DOLPHINS DEFENSE (2003 rankings):
LAST SEASON: Despite the fact that they went 10-6 (6-2 on the road) in 2003, the Miami Dolphins missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year. That said, Dave Wanstedt, who has won 41 games in four seasons as the Dolphins’ head coach, is on the hot seat, and he’ll be hard pressed to keep his job past this season since running back Ricky Williams decided to retire a week before training camp began.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 7-9 in 2003 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1998. The Bucs were 4-4 on the road during the ’03 regular season.
THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and Miami met on Aug. 8, 2003 in a preseason contest played in Miami. The Bucs escaped Miami with a 20-19 win over the Dolphins. The Bucs and Dolphins have met in the preseason for four consecutive seasons.
BUCS-DOLPHINS SERIES: Tampa Bay is 6-12 in the preseason against the Miami Dolphins, including 3-7 in games played in Tampa.
DID YOU KNOW?: The Bucs are 8-3 in preseason contests played under head coach Jon Gruden? Buccaneers merchandise in the world.