The third game of the preseason is right around the corner, and of course, that means that the regular season is fastly approaching. The Bucs will take on the Browns this Friday, and it will be a dress rehearsal of sorts.
How long the starters play or not is dependent upon how well they do during the game. The Browns look solid defensively on paper and the same offensively. They have added a lot of weapons. It will be a good test for the Pewter Pirates as Arians pointed out after today’s practice.
“A good week of work so far. We’re obviously changing the schedule into a game-style week, so it’s new for everybody, but the tempo of practice both days was really good. Basically finished a little bit early. Good test coming up. We’ll see how long we play– that will depend on how well we do. I’ve never set in stone how many plays we’re going to play or how long we’re going to play. I’ve got to feel for that at the game.”
The Bucs won their last contest at Raymond James Stadium and hopefully can pull out another win at home this Friday. Whether or not they have the higher score at the end of the game, all eyes will be on the first-stringers as we will get a brief glimpse of what to expect during our season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on September the 8th. The excitement is almost too much to bear.
The last time the Bucs met the Browns was last season on October 21, also at home, in which the Bucs won in OT 26-23 due to a 59 yard field goal kick by, believe it or not, Catanzaro.