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It’s finally here Buccaneers fans! Live action against an opponent not wearing pewter.

When the Buccaneers kicked off their first preseason game of the year against the Cincinnati Bengals, we here at Pro Football Spot were wrapping up our week of coverage.

Our aim here is always to bring you honest and interesting news, views and opinions, and we certainly appreciate every one of you who come to the site regularly to see what we have to offer.

Interaction is even better, and the staff here covering our beloved Bucs has had some interesting ones come through the Twitter and Facebook lines.

So, keep them coming, as we continue to try and bring you the best in Bucs coverage!

Here’s what happened in the last week.

 

MADDEN RATES RUNNING BACKS

Sean Eck took a look at how Madden 18 stacked up the Bucs running backs. Doug Martin was obviously the top back for Tampa, but where did Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and the rest stack up?

 

ELLIOT HARRISON PREDICTS HALL OF FAME BUCCANEERS

When the Bucs have a Hall of Fame inductee, we’re all a bit happier.

According to one of NFL.com’s best analysts, the Bucs will get two in the next four-years.

 

CUTLER GOES FROM BEARS TO BOOTH TO BEACH

Jay Cutler signed with the Dolphins this week, and his history against the Bucs might be better than most expected.

 

BUCS FEATURE WINSTON AT HOME, AND IN THE COMMUNITY

The Bucs media staff took you to Bessemer, Alabama with quarterback Jameis Winston.

There, he talked about growing up and how he’s using his new platform to help the youth in his hometown.

 

GREG SCHIANO WITH BOLD, AND NOT SO SMART, COMMENTS

Some players do well playing for teams like the Bucs, and some coaches do well in the NFL ranks.

Greg Schiano failed at the second part, but thinks he has guys good enough for the first part right now.

 

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BUCCANEERS IN PRIMETIME AND ON HBO!

TJ Martinez previewed the Bucs debut on HBO as Hard Knocks prepared to kick-off its greatest season yet!

 

 

BETTER THAN ADVERTISED

With the Buccaneers first shot at Hard Knocks glory, TJ came back to give you all his thoughts on what he saw.

 

PHILIP “THE STICK CARRIER” SCHWEGLER RECAPS CAMP TAKEOVER

It’s an unofficial nickname, but Philip Schwegler was right in the mix during Stick Carrier takeover day at the Buccaneers training camp.

Sights, sounds and plenty of Justin Pawlowski.

 

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VHIII BENEFITING FROM DESEAN JACKSON

When the Buccaneers signed Jackson from the Washington Redskins, they also signed a world-class tutor for young Vernon Hargreaves.

Sean speculates here, that this could be just the spark to push the second-year cornerback to great heights.

 

MADDEN ALSO RATES WIDE RECEIVERS

Can’t get enough of Bucs ratings on Madden 18? Neither can Sean, and he broke down the receivers. Bonus coverage on tight ends as well.

 

PFS PREDICTS PLAYERS TO WATCH AGAINST THE BENGALS

Every player on this list of Buccaneers to watch against the Bengals made a statement. Some were good, some were bad. See what we hoped to see before it went live.

 

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BUCS 0-1 IN GAMES THAT DON’T COUNT

The Buccaneers lost, but remember, the records reset after four.

So what did we see in the loss to the Bengals? Plenty.

 

Lots of great stuff to read over if you missed it this week. Football is back. More importantly, Bucs football is back.

Get to reading, and then hit up any of our writers to voice your opinions on their opinions.

 

Head over to the the site, Twitter, or even Facebook and let us know all of your thoughts on this and the 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

 

David Harrison is the NFC South Manager, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lead Writer and Draft Analyst for Pro Football Spot. Follow @draftharrison on Twitter as well as on Facebook. Check out his other work HERE.

 

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David Harrison is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lead Writer and Draft Analyst for Pro Football Spot. He's also the co-host of the weekly Buccaneers podcast "Walking the Plank" and a contributor to The Pewter Plank. Follow @draftharrison on Twitter and on Facebook.