Found August 23, 2012 on Foxboro Blog:
We have finally reached the point of the preseason game that matters to most football fans. On Friday night, the Patriots will play their “dress rehearsal” game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was disappointing for Patriots’ fans to not see many of the stars against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, but it was also impressive to see the first team defense knock Michael Vick out of the game. Also, for the most part, they kept the Eagles off the scoreboard. This is a re-match of the preseason game from last year where the Patriots won 31-14. However, this is a new Tampa Bay Bucs team. The Buccaneers made some interesting moves in the offseason. They spent the cash by signing wide receiver Vincent Jackson from the Chargers and offensive guard Carl Nicks from the New Orleans Saints. They also made a change at head coach by bringing in Rutgers’ head coach Greg Schiano to toughen up the defense. The key for their success this year will be if Josh Freeman has a great season for T...
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