NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans (0-1) continue the preseason this week at Tampa Bay, traveling to face the Buccaneers (1-0) at Raymond James Stadium (capacity 65,908). Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 17.
The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN-Channel 2 in Nashville. Cory Curtis will handle play-by-play duties, while former Titans running back Eddie George and former Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck will provide analysis. Dawn Davenport will report from the sidelines.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, color commentator Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.
LAST WEEK AT SEATTLE
The Titans began the preseason last week with a trip to Seattle. After rallying from a 14-point deficit in the second half, they watched the Seahawks score 10 unanswered points and pull away for a 27-17 victory.
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Rookie wide receiver
Defensively, the Titans recorded a pair of takeaways and sacks. Linebackers
The Buccaneers, who finished 4-12 in 2011, are spearheaded by a new coaching staff, including head coach Greg Schiano. Schiano has spent the previous 12 years as the head coach for Rutgers University, where he led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances and five bowl victories.
Last week the Buccaneers traveled to Miami and impressed with a 20-7 victory. LeGarrette Blount and Doug Martin scored on rushing touchdowns, and Kai Forbath added a pair of field goals in the win.
Blount originally signed with the Titans as a rookie free agent in 2010. He was acquired off waivers by Tampa Bay at the start of his rookie year and has gone on to lead the Bucs in rushing in each of his first two seasons.
At quarterback, the Buccaneers are led by Josh Freeman, a former Kansas State star now in his fourth season. He has missed only one start in the last two years and eclipsed 3,400 passing yards in both of those campaigns.