The beginning of the Bucs’ 2022 season remains to be three months away, however is it ever too early to begin sport planning to your opponent?
Tampa Bay simply completed up its obligatory mini-camp and can have about six weeks off earlier than coaching camp will get began. Earlier than the Bucs took off for summer time trip, head coach Todd Bowles had yet one more dialog with the media.
In fact, Tampa Bay begins the season on the highway in a Week 1 rematch with Dallas. Does Bowles have already got the Cowboys on his thoughts? Or is that also down the highway? Has any preparation begun?
“It’s at all times began,” Bowles stated. “However how deep you go into it is dependent upon the week or the day. If you happen to begin desirous about it, we performed them final 12 months – they performed us final 12 months. So, you begin taking a look at issues you are able to do totally different and people sort of issues. Nonetheless making an attempt to get your workforce collectively – I feel the preparation doesn’t begin till a while in coaching camp.”
Final 12 months, the Bucs opened up the NFL season with an exhilarating 31-29 win at residence over the Cowboys. Tom Brady orchestrated a drive with 1:24 remaining to arrange a sport profitable 36-yard area objective by Ryan Succop. That win was Tampa Bay’s ninth straight relationship again to Week 14 of the 2020 season.
Issues will look somewhat bit totally different when the Bucs go to the Cowboys this time round. Tampa Bay nonetheless might not have injured large receiver Chris Godwin for the sport, however will probably be the workforce’s first sport with free-agent signing Russell Gage out large. Dallas, on the opposite hand, traded large receiver Amari Cooper to Cleveland this offseason.
One half that’ll stay related is that their matchup is as soon as once more in primetime. These groups will play the primary Sunday Evening Soccer sport on the schedule.