Those quick starts that coach Dirk Koetter has been shooting for will continue for another week.
Thursday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Bucs and Washington Redskins has been moved to Wednesday night. The change is in an effort to avoid anticipated severe weather from Tropical Depression Nine which is expected to impact the Tampa Bay area.
“We have been in regular communication with administrators from the Tampa Sports Authority, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the National Weather Service over the past day as it has become apparent that the most severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine will likely make landfall on Thursday,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “This decision was made by both teams in conjunction with the National Football League and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety of our fans, players and stadium staff.”
The game is the final preseason game for the Bucs. It is expected to be played mainly between players trying to make each team.
Kickoff is 8 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.