‘A Lot’ Of Bucs Starters To Sit For Preseason Opener

The Bucs are one week into their 2022 coaching camp, which implies their preseason opener isn’t far off. The Dolphins will probably be on the town subsequent week for 2 joint practices earlier than the groups wrap up their week along with a preseason sport at Raymond James Stadium. And due to these joint practices, many Tampa Bay starters received’t play within the sport Saturday night time.

“There will probably be numerous starters that received’t play in that sport,” Bucs head coach Todd Bowles stated after Wednesday’s follow. “They’ll get loads of work in follow, although. In these practices, we’ll get to play much like a sport for these guys, and we’d prefer to see a few of the youthful guys play that I discussed that sort of construct our depth and go from there.”

Bucs head coach Todd Bowles – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

Bowles confirmed that quarterback Tom Brady is among the many group of starters who received’t swimsuit up for the preseason matchup. Starters sometimes solely play one or two drives in a crew’s preseason opener anyway.

So, this information doesn’t come as a shock, particularly with Miami on the town for practices subsequent Wednesday and Thursday. Joint practices enable the groups to simulate numerous sport motion, making these one or two further drives pointless. And after Tuesday’s information, these practices between Tampa Bay and Miami could have gotten much more fascinating.

The 2022 preseason is exclusive for Tampa Bay, because the crew has two units of joint practices scheduled. After their week with Miami, the Bucs will follow on their very own to start out the next week. Then, they journey to Tennessee for 2 joint practices and a preseason sport with the Titans. These practices ought to imply extra sport conditions for the starters, so it’s unclear what which may imply for the sport between the 2 groups, scheduled for Aug. 20. Nevertheless, the second preseason sport is commonly when the first-team models get most of their sport work in.

With the season opener quickly after, the third and closing preseason contest normally doesn’t function starters. The Bucs’ closing exhibition is Aug. 27 towards the Colts in Indianapolis. They open up the 2022 common season about two weeks later, touring to Dallas for a Sunday Night time Soccer sport towards the Cowboys.