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It’s August, and Buccaneers football is upon us! Well, not quite, but it’s coming.

The Buccaneers will open their pre-season schedule in the coming week with an opening match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals on 11 August 2017.

Training Camp is at full-speed by now and HBO’s “Hard Knocks” cameras have gotten hours of film on your favorite players and coaches.

What’s coming up is still to be seen, but we know what the talented writers at Pro Football Spot have already brought you this past week.

Let’s take a look.

 

Too Early to Tell?

Sean came up with an interesting list of potential Buccaneers targets for 2018’s pre-season.

Any successful business looks into the future to strategically place their own assets, and I doubt this franchise is any different.

Some, or all, of these names will be gone by the time we get to the real thing. It’s still fun to look at for now.

 

Tandy is Dandy 

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 05: Keith Tandy #37 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With Keith Tandy making all the plays he did towards the end of 2016, it’s not hard to see why Buccaneers fans are so excited about his potential.

You can count me in as one of them.

Head coach Dirk Koetter talked about the safety, and it’s clear he’s looking for more of the same this season.

 

Podcasting About Gerald McCoy and Fantasy Football

Every week, I do a podcast with James Yarcho of The Pewter Plank, the other site I cover the Buccaneers for.

This week we put out our thoughts on the veteran defensive tackle and talked some fantasy football with one of the leaders of the “Foot Clan”.

 

USA Today Got it Wrong

Sean’s second contribution to the week’s news and opinions focused around a large publication’s opinion on the Bucs’ final record projection.

Specifically, how it’s too low.

 

24 AUG 2014: Kwon Alexander of the Buccaneers during the Preseason game of the season between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Kwon the Cornerstone

If you haven’t seen Philip Schwegler’s postings on Buccaneers Cornerstones, you really should.

He’s already identified one, and this week he brought us another.

 

Fantasy Running Backs

Aaron May of Aaroneous Sports fame gave us his second contribution since joining the site less than a month ago.

In it, he talks about just how valuable each Tampa running back may be in fantasy football.

 

Soft Schedule?

Strength of schedule always becomes a topic of conversation. The Buccaneers have it no different than any other franchise.

With playoff hopes at stake, how will their opponents stack up against them? TJ evaluated them all, and gave his two cents.

 

Madden Quarterbacks

Many Buccaneers fans are surely fans of the annually released Madden NFL football game.

So when Sean saw the ratings given to Jameis Winston for the 2018 version, he had to give us his thoughts on them and more.

 

O-Line Battles

Our camp battles series came back this week with an in-depth look at the Buccaneers’ offensive line.

Sam even included his predictions on who would stick and who would walk.

 

Is a Healthy Jeremy McNichols a Legitimate Contributor?

Is the Buccaneers’ McNichols over-hyped? Sean doesn’t think so, and he made his thoughts known on what the rookie might do if healthy.

25 September 2016: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (24) during the NFL regular season game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

 

Rise and Grimes

The Bucss have tons of upside at cornerback.

Just how good might the starting duo be?

 

Aguayo: Alive and Kicking

According to Scott Smith from Buccaneers.com, the second-year kicker was “lights out” in camp recently.

How does this impact the kicking duel?

 

Head over to the the site, Twitter, or even Facebook and let us know all of your thoughts on 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.