NFC South: Dave Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first NFC South team to announce an official preseason schedule Wednesday.

The Bucs will open their preseason schedule at Miami on Aug. 10. They’ll be at home against Tennessee on Aug. 17 and with New England on Aug. 24. The Bucs close their preseason at Washington on Aug. 29.

All games are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET. WTSP-TV Channel 10 will carry the games locally (home games are subject to blackouts if not sold out) with Chris Myers handling play-by-play duty and former Tampa Bay safety John Lynch providing commentary. Dave Wirth will be the sideline reporter. On radio, the games will be carried on 103.5 FM and 620 AM in the Tampa Bay area. Gene Deckeroff will enter his 24th season as the radio voice of the Bucs and former Tampa Bay tight end Dave Moore will join him in the booth with T.J. Rives working as the sideline reporter.

The rest of the NFC South teams have yet to announce finalized schedules. But you can see a tentative schedule for the Panthers here, the Falcons here and the Saints here. I’ll get you finalized schedules as soon as their available.

The NFL is expected to release the full regular-season schedule later this month.

Live from Raymond James Stadium

December, 5, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. -- I’m in Raymond James Stadium, where it’s not quite a sea of orange just yet. But that’s mainly because stadium gates have yet to open for the game in which the Bucs will wear their throwback uniforms against Atlanta.

I did see quite a few fans out in the parking lot wearing the orange. Lots of jerseys for Lee Roy Selmon, Mike Alstott and Doug Williams. But the most unique one I’ve seen so far was a Dave Moore (No. 83) jersey here in the press box.

It was worn by friend T.J. Rives, who is part of the Tampa Bay radio crew. There’s a little history to that jersey. It’s an official one that Moore wore back in the day when he was a tight end and long-snapper for the Bucs.

Moore gave the jersey to Rives last year when the Bucs were wearing throwback uniforms for the first time. Rives wore it that day and the Bucs went out and beat Green Bay, so he’s making it a tradition.

I’ll be back with the inactives in a bit.