The Jacksonville Jaguars open the 2014 NFL preseason against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will be the first live action for both teams in what has been a traditional preseason matchup between the two Florida based franchises.
It will be an interesting game to watch for the Jaguars because of all the changes the team has made so far in the offseason. It will be the first look at No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles playing quarterback where he can actually get hit and one would think we will see quite a bit of him. We'll also get to see Marqise Lee catching the football, though the possibly Toby Gerhart getting some carries vanished on Wednesday afternoon.
It will also be fun to watch a defense that's dominated the offense so far in training camp, so we'll get a gauge on if the Jaguars revamped defensive line is just taking advantage of a suspect offensive line, or if the pass rush and overall line play is actually improved that much.
Buccaneers blog: Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation)
Game time: Friday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL.
Jaguars Announcers: Sam Kouvaris, Mark Brunell
Buccaneers Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber
Radio: 1010XL AM or 92.5 FM
Online streaming: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app(subscription required). NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA. You can also purchase NFL Preseason Live for those outside of the broadcast area to stream the games online.
TV: WJXT (4 - Jacksonville) WKMG (CBS/6 - Orlando) WCTV (My/6.2 - Tallahassee) WJHG (NBC/7 - Panama City) WNBW (NBC/9 - Gainesville) WSAV (NBC/3 - Savannah GA) WSWG (My/44.2 - Albany GA) WJTC (44 - Mobile AL) WTVY (My/4.2 - Dothan AL) WMMP (My/36 - Charleston SC) WFLA (NBC/8 - Tampa) WFTV (ABC/9 - Orlando) WFTX (FOX/4 - Fort Myers) WTLH (FOX/49 - Tallahassee) (The506.com)