Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/23/12
The general consensus is that preseason football games are meaningless. After all, a win or a loss in the preseason is worth zilch once the regular season rolls around. But Friday night's game needs to be treated as a big deal for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why? Because the Bucs square off against the New England Patriots and they have something to prove to them and the rest of the NFL. The Bucs are coming off a miserable 4-12 season and while most people expect them to be better this year under first year head coach Greg Schiano, they are still expected to be near the bottom of the league when it comes to wins. But they can change that perception with a statement game against Tom Brady and the Patriots. New England has won three Super Bowls and appeared in two others in the last 11 years, including last season. They are an excellent test for a young team like Tampa Bay that is trying to mold and model itself after the Patriots. That's partly why Schiano agreed to hold ...
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