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Hello there, Joe Bucs Fan... Are you ready for some football?..

Bucs and the Baltimore Ravens... And before you get your hopes up, remember it is preseason... We all want to see some game action, but I guarantee you, in 2 weeks you will be screaming for the real thing... The regular season, no more practice games...

And Greg Schiano is not going to go out of his way to play his starters in the pre-season... That wound of seeing Davin Joseph going down in last year's preseason, is still fresh... So, guys like Joseph, Carl Nicks, Darrelle Revis, Adrian Clayborn... The ones coming off of serious injuries?... There's a good chance they don't play at all, in these practice games... They're aiming at September 8th...

What you will see, are good battles for back up roles... Who's behind Doug Martin?... The Bucs need to have someone ready, just in case... Martin is an elite back, after just one year, but if he gets hurt, who?... Brian Leonard, the big guy from Rutgers, is the third down back.... Rookie Mike James, out of Miami, is 3rd team right now and he'll get a good look in preseason, as will Michael Smith... What about Peyton Hillis? He has a good resume, a little spotty lately, but if he gets a chance to play, he knows now is the time...

The Bucs are still looking for a pass rush... With Adrian Clayborn still out, rookie Steven Means has played more often, and shown some things in camp... They'll be looking for some pressure from the front 4...

It's been basically the same scenario since the start of OTA's... Develop a pass rush...

And of course, this from Schiano... Please, no one get hurt...

I'm Dave Wirth, and I'll see you at the game.

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