Yes, I’m making a gameday thread for a preseason game. It’s possibly the most important preseason game in franchise history, so it deserves one.About 7 hours from right now, we'll be watching our potential franchise quarterback take his first NFL snaps. GO BUCS!
Link: http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-1/How-to-Watch-Buccaneers-vs-Vikings/423e5df6-b62f-466f-91e3-82c3c43a1373On Saturday, the Buccaneers will take on the Vikings in their first of four preseason games to kick off the 2015 season. How can you watch the game? The game will be televised live on WFLA in Tampa, FOX in Tallahassee and NFL Network (out-of-market) at 8 p.m. Fans can also tune into the 103.5 FM, 620 AM or 95.3 FM to listen to the broadcast. Don’t live locally or have NFL Network? Fans can sign up for NFL Game Pass to watch the game live on their computer, tablet or mobile device. There will also be a live stream of the radio broadcast, in addition to a live chat, available on Buccaneers.com throughout the game. BROADCAST INFOTELEVISION: WFLA (Play-by-play: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Dan Lucas), FOX (Tallahassee) and NFL Network (out-of-market).RADIO: Buccaneers.com, 103.5 FM, 620 AM & 95.3 FM (Play-by-play provided by: Gene Deckerhoff, Dave Moore and TJ Rives.)LIVE CHAT: Buccaneers.com.
Link: http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-1/What-to-Look-For-Buccaneers-vs-Vikings/835df42f-0c65-42e2-9911-35cb37db793f1. Jameis Winston’s snaps. Head Coach Lovie Smith said he expects his starters to play for about a quarter, but as a rookie Winston might stay in the game for a little bit longer. Keep an eye on how many snaps Winston gets and if he’s still in the game closer to halftime. 2. Testing the first-round pick. They won’t get many snaps against each other, but there’s a chance we could see Trae Waynes, a cornerback who the Vikings selected 11th overall in this year’s draft, match up with the Bucs’ first-round pick from a year ago, Mike Evans. Waynes had some growing pains in his NFL debut, getting flagged three times and beat on a 35-yard pass. He will have his hands full, not only with Evans, but also with Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. 3. The Bucs’ leading rusher. The leading rusher will likely be the player who handles the bulk of the carries, but who will that be? It probably won’t be Doug Martin, who’s listed No. 1 on the team’s depth chart and is expected to be the team’s “lead” back this season. If Charles Sims, Dominique Brown and Bobby Rainey all get the same number of snaps, who finishes with more rushing yards?4. Special teams standouts. There are 90 players on the Bucs’ roster and only 53 will be active come Week 1. For many players, their value on special teams will determine whether or not they make the squad. Two of those players, Russell Shepard and Kaelin Clay, both wide receivers, are on the inside of the roster bubble because of special teams performance. Who else will make their case by standing out on special teams? 5. Who’s starting at left tackle?The Bucs have two different players, Donovan Smith and Kevin Pamphile, listed as co-starters at left tackle on the depth chart. Who gets the nod come game time - Smith, the rookie, or Pamphile, the second-year pro?
I cant wait for this!! Ill be rushing home from work to make sure i dont miss anything. Things i want to watch tonight:- Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith. Are they going to make an impact?- Jameis and his command, do they start hot and get in a rhythm? How does he handle the opposing teams 1st team D.- Kwan Alexander and the MLB spot. Can he unseat Carter and take the job away this preseason? - Doug Martin and the rest of the running backs.- KR/PR game...we need one desperately! Does Clay steal the show? Or will we rely on Rainey for this role?
Perspective on Left Tackles: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/15/andy-reid-says-time-will-help-eric-fisher-become-a-solid-left-tackle/Both Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel were selected at the top of the 2013 draft as can't miss prospects and here we are 3 years in and both are still struggling with left tackle play. So when Donovan Smith struggles a bit tonight at the left tackle position, remember that even the best prospects may take a while to acclimate to the left tackle position and IF he's lucky enough to grab that job and take off with it like Joe Thomas did (or Paul Gruber for another example), appreciate it, otherwise, cut the guy a break or two.
Perspective on Left Tackles: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/15/andy-reid-says-time-will-help-eric-fisher-become-a-solid-left-tackle/Both Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel were selected at the top of the 2013 draft as can't miss prospects and here we are 3 years in and both are still struggling with left tackle play. So when Donovan Smith struggles a bit tonight at the left tackle position, remember that even the best prospects may take a while to acclimate to the left tac6kle position and IF he's lucky enough to grab that job and take off with it like Joe Thomas did (or Paul Gruber for another example), appreciate it, otherwise, cut the guy a break or two.
He will keep my precious clean or he will feel my wrath.
From what I've read, both Coordinators will be in the booth. I want to see if they and their players are effective...
Dirk will prove to be our best off season acquisition. We are going to put up some points for the first time in our franchises history.
In the short term, yes. But Winston was the most important addition for long term success. Hopefully, if all goes well, Dirk will be leaving us sooner than later for a HC job stemming from his success with our Offense (in addition to the resume he built with ATL and JAX).
I will say that I love preseason football for these reasons:1. Overreaction Monday on the radio and here2. People changing their fantasy drafts based on 1 or 2 preseason games.I now return you to your normal Bucs fan setting our hair on fire and freaking out.
its 2 passes, settle down, the second pass he got hit on as he was throwing
It's only the first preseason game, I couldn't care less how good or bad Winston looks, but I do get the feeling that all of the obstacles everyone expected Glennon to overcome on his own last year (poor line, no run game etc) will now be considered a valid excuse to explain any poor play by Winston going forward. Just a hunch.
Yup...I know it's preseason, but this team looks awful again. If Shameis starts to begin the year and plays the entire season, I honestly think there's a good chance this team is picking 1st again in the next draft.
this team is a hot mess…it matters not who is a rookie and who is a vet, the Oline sucks as does the rest of the Dline with the exception of McCoy… yep, it’s only the first preseason game but every snap proves the pathetic collection of players
Honestly just looked like a combination of nerves and rookie mistakes. Yeah the team as a whole looked a bit sloppy but its the first game of the preseason. How they respond through the rest of this game and over the next two weeks will say more than what the score right now does. People need to calm down, still a long time until the season really begins.
I would someone to point out to me how Smith will compete this season against the best DT’s in the league? I would like someone to point out to me how the Oline as a group will hold back the Dline of any opposing team. If this is the best they can against the Vikings second team, my my my. By the way it is not secret that Smith dogs it… no passion
and now we see how thin the Oline is… where will the GM find a Pro Bowl RT? I wish Dotson the best after surgery… wonder if the Bucs can skip the season to avoid further embarrassment…this may be a winless season … seems like a serious possibility
Other then Dotson getting hurt is that the Vikings qbs were 7-8 and 8-9 respectively. I sincerely hope the bucs were running the same fucking play bec that’s fucking horrible if they were actually calling plays. And par the course for last years defense. Get the Shit figured out.