The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were all set to have two days of good hard-hitting practices against the NY Jets at the Jets facility, but had to settle for just one workout against Aaron Rodgers and company and move their Thursday practice to the NY Giants facility in East Rutherford. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles says you’ve got to be ready to go with what’s thrown at you.
“We got a lot done today,” Bowles said. “We felt good about it. We had a lot of things to work on. The impromptu, sudden change in football is gonna happen. We’ve got to adjust.”
A number of Bucs players were disappointed in not having two full workouts with the Jets, and Bowles admits there’s nothing like going up against a different offense and defense.
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“Anytime you practice against somebody different and different situations,” Bowles said. It’s always good to go against somebody that way, but we got a lot accomplished today, and I’m happy about that.”
The Bucs will start Kyle Trask at quarterback Saturday night, with Baker Mayfield going in after Trask. Trask also got the first-team reps in the Wednesday scrimmage against the Jets. Bowles says the organization is in no hurry to make the starting quarterback decision.
“When it’s time, I’ll make it, ” Bowles said. “I don’t have a time to make it. I’m comfortable where we’re at on both sides. We’ll make it and discuss it and see how the game goes, and we’ll see what the last game looks like.”
After Saturday night’s game at Met Life Stadium, the Bucs will play their final preseason game Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 pm hosting the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bucs will open the regular season Sunday, September 9, at the Vikings. Kickoff is at 1:00 pm.
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