Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Breaking down the 2020 preseason schedule

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The preseason schedule with times and dates for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was released Monday. Here’s our breakdown of the schedule.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers faithful are ready for the 2020 season to begin and even seeing a little preseason action wouldn’t be so bad at this point.

The Buccaneers are considered one of the favorites to compete in the NFC this season and all eyes will be on 43-year-old QB Tom Brady when he makes his debut with Tampa Bay later this year. Brady signed a two-year deal worth $50 million earlier this offseason.

In addition to the signing of Brady, the Buccaneers brought back several key pieces on their defensive front-seven and made a trade to bring in TE Rob Gronkowski to pair with Brady.

The new-look Buccaneers will be featured in prime-time several times during the 2020 season as fans across the country are intrigued to see if the franchise can break a 12-year streak of missing the playoffs.

WFLA News released the times and dates of the Buccaneer’s preseason games Monday. Here’s a look:

  • Game 1: @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Game 2: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.)
  • Game 3: vs. Tennessee Titans (Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.)
  • Game 4: @ Cleveland Browns (Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.)

Three of the four games (all except the Jacksonville game) will be broadcasted live on WFLA News Channel 8 if you’re in the local area.

Though it’s sometimes difficult to get excited about preseason games, they’re still a great opportunity to learn more about the team and see what young players may emerge over the course of the season.

We’ll get the see the first-look of draft picks like Tristan Wirfs, Tyler Johnson and Antoine Winfield Jr. We’ll also get to see a little action from some of those guys in the young core competing for starting jobs- especially in the secondary.

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We’ll have a much more in-depth breakdown of each game as we get closer to time, but this is at least an opportunity for Buccaneers fans to watch football and to see some of those young guys step up and compete for playing time as we progress closer to the start of the regular season.