After a promising open to the preseason, the Buccaneers have practiced with the Titans this week. Here’s what to look for when the two teams battle in the second preseason game.
Overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason debut went well. Each quarterback drove down the field, and rookie defensive backs exceeded expectations.
While it may not indicate how they will fare in the regular season, it generated positivity among the Tampa Bay fan base. A week later, the Bucs are expected to look just as strong as they did against Miami.
With a few days of joint practices under their belts, players from both teams are going to be very familiar with each other. Rivalries built during the week may roll over on gameday and cause some intriguing one-on-one matchups.
A few weeks into camp, position battles are coming together, and players will have to perform well if they want to move up the depth chart on their way to the final 53-man roster. There are a few key battles which could drastically change on Saturday night.
At the same time, players firmly planted in starting roles need to show some spark. Critical performers along the offensive and defensive line will face a real test against the Titans. Expect some fun battles in the trenches to open up the contest.
As the Bucs look forward to Saturday’s matchup with the Tennessee Titans, there are a few key storylines to pay attention to in the second preseason game.