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The Buccaneers now know which quarterback they’ll face in Miami in Week 1.
As the Dolphins signed the shortly retired Jay Cutler, the Buccaneers defense can start preparing for their first regular season test.
Of course, there’s still the annoying pre-season to deal with. Still, at least some of the time spent in One Buc Place must be on scouting and re-scouting the team’s 2017 opponents.
You don’t go into battle with one week of preparation and no intel.
Greg Auman tweeted some of the information all Bucs fans will be happy to see:
Bucs open the season at Miami, now likely against Jay Cutler. He threw 2 INTs, lost fumble last year as Tampa Bay beat his Bears, 36-10.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 6, 2017
Of course, all Bucs fans will be hoping recent history repeats itself instead of total history.
In five career games against Tampa Bay, Cutler has a 4-1 record with five touchdowns thrown against four interceptions.
Twice, Cutler has thrown two interceptions to the Bucs defense.
Granted, some of those wins came earlier in his career before he became the cast-out many fans of the Chicago Bears cheered upon release.
The Bears will enter 2017 with former Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon at the helm, and their old starter will face the Bucs.
As the world turns, so they say.
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.