The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off to kick of their 2014 preseason on Friday evening. You can find all of the necessary television, radio and online streaming options for watching the game at the bottom of this post. Treat this post as the game day thread as well.
We'll be also using this as a live blog, similarly to how we did at training camp and during NFL free agency.
Some helpful links:
- Storylines for the first preseason game
Live Blog:11:44 PM: BONUS! Here's video of Blake Bortles' first NFL completion.
10:29 PM: And the Jaguars have defeated the Buccaneers 16-10. UNDEFEATED, Y'ALL.
Had difficulty tweeting earlier. Here's a cool pre-game picture. #TeamSideline @BoldCityBrigade pic.twitter.com/gC8YNlyGAf— Chad Cushnir (@CushCam) August 9, 2014
10:21 PM: I don't blame him. I would too with Stephen Morris in the game.
Hahahaha Blake Bortles is watching the Jaguars game on the scoreboards during his in-game interview.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 9, 2014
10:12 PM: Denard Robinson is playing in the fourth quarter, which isn't a great sign for the former Michigan running back.
Nice run by Denard Robinson -- 23-yard touchdown -- gives Jaguars a 16-10 lead. Again, Big Ten alums taking over the game.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 9, 2014
10:09 PM: Bad, bad injury for one of the backup wide receivers.
Ugh. #Jaguars LB Lamaar Thomas took a hard hit to the head. Trainers out immediately. Hate to see that at the end of a preseason game.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 9, 2014
10:03 PM: Nice!
Tickets distributed: 59,100. #Jaguars— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) August 9, 2014
9:33 PM: /holds up hand, sways slowly, and closes eyes
Blake got Duuuval catching the spirit! My Lawd!— P's (@Malfunctioning) August 9, 2014
8:58 PM: Bortles finished the first half 3-of-6 for 55 yards, but he didn't have a bad pass all night. All three incompletions because of drops.
SECOND QUARTER OBSERVATIONS: 1. Blake Bortles will start Week 1 2. We don't deserve our defensive line depth 3. Did I mention Blake Bortles?— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 9, 2014
8:39 PM: Blake Bortles came into the game in the middle of the second quarter and for about nine minutes the entire timeline was filled with tweets like this.
B O R T L E S #Jagitude— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) August 9, 2014
Im seriously about to cry— Careless Whisperer (@UncleChaps) August 9, 2014
FUN FACT: 100% of Blake Bortles passes have gone for first downs.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 9, 2014
8:05 PM: I literally can't even.
WINSTON GUY WITH A 68-YARD PICK-SIX. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO SCORE AND I DON'T CARE.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 9, 2014
Pressure from Telvin Smith and our defensive line forced a terrible throw. All three phases of our defense is playing well. I am speechless.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 9, 2014
7:55 PM: Story of the first half? Sen'Derrick Marks is putting on an exhibition. He has a sack, several pressures, and two tackles for a loss. In two drives.
Sen'Derrick Marks is flat out abusing the Bucs starting offensive line. This is a pleasure to watch. Ran McCown into that Clemons sack— tony smith (@1010xlfattony) August 8, 2014
7:29 PM: These individual players intros are absolutely insane.
Football things. pic.twitter.com/oFbdxGmKzm— Ol' Timmy 6.5 (@timmillah) August 8, 2014
7:28 PM: /wipes away single tear
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAHHAHAHAHHAHAGAGGAHAHAHAHAGgagaga pic.twitter.com/yKf9etk407— BurritoBrosShits (@BurritoBrosShit) August 8, 2014
6:42 PM: There's quite a few position groups to watch, but even with all the injuries, Marqise Lee makes the Jaguars receivers one to pay attention to.
#lee #jaguars pic.twitter.com/98xq6mZ61R— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) August 8, 2014
6:34 PM: Tailgate at 100 right now.
Go @jaguars! Grilling delicious @pinegrovemarket burgers. Think it's time for a new @joshscobee10 jersey. #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/0KePLw7zpE— HelloGreedo (@HelloGreedo) August 8, 2014
6:27 PM: And here we have a live reenactment of C.S. Lewis' "The Problem of Pain".
#JaguarsNightmareFuel pic.twitter.com/JT7UpcB3un— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) August 8, 2014
6:15 PM: The Jaguars have lifeguards. Shad bless.
2:05 PM: I'm not sure how I feel about this.
"Play hard. Play fast. Play together. Keep it tight." - #Jaguars HC Gus Bradley. #TBvsJAX pic.twitter.com/L7TbKD5unW— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) August 8, 2014
1:52 PM: It's begun.
We outchea! #CircleUp pic.twitter.com/m2zyYvKcCK— Teal St. Hooligans (@TealStHooligans) August 8, 2014
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)