Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Live: The Bucs will open their preseason schedule with a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Heinz Field.Being the first preseason game, the Bucs aren’t placing a huge emphasis on game-planning. Rather, this will be the first chance for rookies and younger players to ‘get exposure or get exposed’ in the words of Head Coach Bruce Arians.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Live
“Young players – they’re going to play the majority of the game, 80 percent of it,” Arians said on Wednesday after the team’s last full practice before the game. “One or two of them are either going to get exposed or have good exposure, and that’s really what this is all about. That’s what we talked to them about it. What they’re putting on tape is not just for us – 31 other teams are going to look at it. So, you want to put the best thing you have on tape to be evaluated.”
This year will also include a live-stream option for all four games, starting with Friday’s contest, for the very first time. The stream is available through the Buccaneers Official Appp and online at Buccaneers.com/live. It is subject to market restrictions and available in the same markets with television coverage. Out-of-market fans can watch on NFL Game Pass.
The first step of the process is the first preseason game when former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians brings his Tamp Bay Buccaneers to town. There are some questions which need to be answered, and you can feel free to do so in the comment section below!
Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media Wednesday to talk about the upcoming game, and in doing so detailed who will, and won’t, be playing on Friday when Bruce Arians and his team come to town.
To the surprise of many, the only player who was officially ruled out was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Instead, it will be Joshua Dobbs to get the start under center, with Mason Rudolph following and Devlin Hodges to bring up the final leg of the quarterback team.
Last year not only did the Steelers rotate starts between Dobbs and Rudolph, but they also split time in the first half. Dobbs would play the first quarter, Rudolph the second. With this being a highly contested camp battle, these parameters might change on Friday night.In other words, other than Roethlisberger, you will have to tune in Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET to watch the Steelers and Buccaneers kick off to see who is, and isn’t, playing. If you want to see the likes of James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Vance McDonald, you might want to watch the game early because they likely won’t be on the field long, if at all.