Preseason is upon us! Molly breaks down the upcoming matchup against the Steelers. What’s Bruce Arians expecting out of this game? Who are the Steelers watching on their squad? What players will we be watching? Plus, Bucs announce country superstar Tim McGraw will perform before the Week 1 game. Injuries continue to be a storyline this training camp for the Bucs. This week, we lose S D’Cota Dixon and OL Michael Lietdke. Could Vita Vea be the next casualty? We’ll find out Friday. Bucs sign S John Battle and re-sign DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu. Will they be the next men up? Around the league: Duke Johnson gets his wish. Morris Claiborne finds a home. San Francisco loses another starter for preseason, increasing our chances Week 1.
Molly and Ralph go over the depth chart. Vita Vea is hurt. Lavonte David update. We discuss the turf at training camp and whether it contributes to these injuries. Ralph’s milquetoast response to towel holders. The offense is almost the exact same. Will the production be the same or better? And Ralph rants about Jameis Winston and Noah Spence.
Bruce Arians appears on HBO’s Real Sports and we learn nothing new. Jacqizz Rodgers signs with the Saints. Bucs invest in sports science this off-season. Will it pay off? Is the emphasis on analytics on its way out? Could Drew Bledsoe be the modern day Wally Pipp? Injury news from camp: Lavonte David’s “little knee”; Donovan Smith’s Achilles. Can Caleb Benenoch lose his job to Alex Cappa? We preview our preview of preseason game 1. The murals are up at RayJay. The state of defensive backs in today’s NFL. The kicking competition is hot in Tampa. Who has the edge? OJ Howard’s parents buy an ice cream truck.
The Hall of Fame game kicks off the start of preseason and the Bucs play in a few days! The Bucs made some roster moves to get ready for it. With Trent Williams apparently wanting out of Washington, did the Bucs make the right move by signing Donovan Smith to such a large contract? We predict what the roster might look like and how the preseason games are going to determine who starts. Hint: Ralph does not think Justin Evans is going to make first team.
Kwon Alexander and Jimmy Garappolo won’t see any action in the preseason. Does this bode well for our Week 1 matchup? Jack Cichy returns while Orion Stewart says goodbye to the 2019 season. Kangol hats are now available for pre-order. Donovan Smith has a bone to pick with Pewter Report. Positivity abounds as training camp progresses, including from a surprising source. Keith Tandy begins his life after football. Ralph has a list of forgotten Bucs. Mike Evans gets carted off the field (he’s fine!). Mike and Chris Godwin appear on the side of RayJay. Coordinator press conferences: Who is Molly’s favorite coaching personality? A tidbit from Byron Leftwich leads us to contemplate the Patriots formula. What’s the current state of the offensive line? We look forward to our preseason matchup against the Steelers.
Training camp is upon us! We discuss our favorite plays of practice. What’s the reaction to practice from our local media? The kicking competition heats up. The first injury of training camp occurs Sunday. Ralph researches the origin of the ‘kangol’. Donovan Smith sits out during the first day of pads. It’s reported his pride was injured. Can Justin Evans keep his job while sidelined? Ralph recants all the receivers that looked good catching for Drew Brees. Can we beat Drew Brees this season?Ralph reviewed 2018 film and shows Vita Vea some love. Donald Penn works out with the Washington Redskins. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: Cam Newton. Predictions for Bruce Arians v. Carolina Panthers. What’s the difference in Jameis this season? Ralph’s prediction for Noah Spence. Mike Evans make the NFL Top 100. How will BA use OJ Howard and the rest of our tight end class? Do the Bucs have a cohesive message this offseason? Bucs sign the young Vinny Testaverde.
As training camp rapidly approaching, a change of pace as Bucs players earn their jobs. Could those on the PUP list be on the bubble? Devin White gets paid and we get the details of his contract. Our current salary cap situation: abysmal. JPP gets put on the NFI and the NFL top 100. We continue watching All or Nothing: Carolina Panthers edition. Molly’s review is in: the inmates are running the asylum. We discuss the most cringeworthy moments. Ralph speaks his truth to the Carolina Panthers fanbase. Can Ralph could get through an episode without talking about Gerald McCoy? Bonus: Tom Bassinger/Tampa Bay Times griping. Another division rival misses a #1 receiver in training camp as contract negotiations linger. Arians’ final decision on music in practice. Mark Sanchez retires and we recount the infamous butt fumble.
We give our thoughts on Amazon’s All or Nothing: Carolina Panthers (aka The Cam Newton Show). We talk Cam Newton’s silly outfits, the speeches, Luke Kuechly’s film study, Greg Olsen’s locker room rapport, and Christian McCaffrey’s genealogy. Is Mike Evans one of the best Buccaneers in history? Julio Jones shows Le’Veon Bell how you get a new contract. Devin White gets inked. Noah Spence trains with NFL great Chuck Smith. A mainstream site eyes Vita Vea. JoeBucsFan blows smoke. PewterReport covers OLB David Kenney, aka the Baby Wolf. Ralph analyzes the Bucs uniforms. Could they be to blame for the Buccaneers record? Jameis Winston gets buff. Devin White mourns the loss of Daisy Mae. Vincent Jackson continues giving back to the community. Season ticket holders get a surprise.
Robert Ayers announces his retirement. Grady Jarrett becomes the third highest paid defensive tackle in the league. Jameis and Co. visits kids in hospital. MJ Stewart appears on Good Morning Football and organizes haircuts for kids. NFL owners pitch an 18-game season to the NFL Players Association. We discuss the details. What we learned from the Green Bay Packers’ financials. Ralph rewatches Todd Bowles’ defense and wakes up in the Twilight Zone.
There’s a growing number of vegans in the league. Molly went down the rabbit hole to determine whether an NFL player can succeed on the vegan diet. How long can Ralph go without mentioning Gerald McCoy? It’s a record! Setting the record straight with Ndamakong Suh. Scotty Miller gets engaged. Rojo packs on the pounds. Donovan Smith gives back. Richie Incognito gets suspended and the details are NUTS.