Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tampa Bay preseason schedule
By Pat Yasinskas
The NFL is supposed to announce its complete preseason schedule Wednesday. I haven’t seen the complete release yet, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just announced their schedule.
Exact dates haven’t been finalized yet, but Greg Schiano will begin his coaching career some time between Aug. 9 and 13 with a game at Miami. That also will be the first game for Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. Schiano will make his home debut against Tennessee some time between Aug. 16 and 20. The third game will be against New England (Aug. 23 to 26) at home. That one has special significance because Schiano is close to New England coach Bill Belichick and has called him a mentor.
The preseason finale will be at Washington on either Aug. 29 or 30.
I'll be back shortly with preseason schedules for the Saints, Falcons and Panthers.