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Bucs expected to announce Hard Knocks participation Wednesday

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Earlier this month, word was that the Buccaneers believed they were a leading choice to be the featured team on this year’s installment of HBO’s Hard Knocks show about life in an NFL training camp.

It looks like the Bucs were on the right track. The team said Tuesday that they will make a “major announcement” on Wednesday afternoon that is expected to be confirmation of their moment in the preseason spotlight. General Manager Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter will both be part of that announcement, although Licht already discussed appearing on the show on Monday.

“The fans would get an inside look at how our team really is,” Licht said in comments distributed by the team. “I know that you guys get a better feel than most, but I think the fans would get a real inside look at how we operate, how the players are. In terms of being a distraction, I think we’re wired to where we would be able to minimize that. Dirk has been through it [with the Falcons in 2014]. Mike Smith has been through it and I’ve heard positive things from them.”

Quarterback Jameis Winston will likely be front and center once the show is cut together for its debut this summer, but running back Doug Martin’s return from a stint in rehab and kicker Roberto Aguayo’s attempt to justify his second-round selection are also likely topics that we’ll be seeing play out in prime time.

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13 Responses to “Bucs expected to announce Hard Knocks participation Wednesday”
  1. Rolo Tomassi says: Apr 18, 2017 1:45 PM


  2. birdsfan17 says: Apr 18, 2017 1:46 PM

    That kicker is ruined ha

  3. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 18, 2017 1:50 PM

    So Jameis will be front and center huh? Any chance we see him walking out of a grocery store with unpaid merchandise? Or perhaps standing on a table in the team cafeteria screaming gender specific phrases?

    I sure hope so because it was great when he did that in Tallahassee.

  4. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 18, 2017 1:50 PM

    More Jameis Winston speeches??? I’ll pass!

  5. icebergsimpson says: Apr 18, 2017 2:06 PM

    All of us Bucs fan are like kids on Christmas rn

  6. baldbuc says: Apr 18, 2017 2:10 PM

    Bucs fan here however don’t have or want HBO. Guess I’ll find another way to watch this.

  7. jeagan1999 says: Apr 18, 2017 2:10 PM

    The Bucs are a great team to feature! Exciting young QB, all kinds of weapons, an improving defense, and Dirk Koetter doesn’t mince words! Looking forward to this one!

  8. 6thsense10 says: Apr 18, 2017 2:11 PM

    Say what you will about Winston but you can’t deny he has an electric extroverted personality. Should be a good Hard Knocks.

  9. bucthat says: Apr 18, 2017 2:23 PM

    I have a feeling the show will feature a lot of Jameis and Kwon. Those two are like hyper puppies when it comes to anything football which could make for some entertaining tv

  10. kcflake says: Apr 18, 2017 2:30 PM

    Winston should be an interesting player to watch.

  11. theright0pinion says: Apr 18, 2017 3:36 PM

    The Bucs are an awesome selection. An exciting up and coming team with plenty of charismatic personalities. Plus it will give Jameis Winston a chance to win over a lot of people and silence the jealous haters.

  12. 2tall14 says: Apr 18, 2017 4:14 PM

    Forgot to mention the glorious tv that will be a miko grimes melt down

  13. coopsxx says: Apr 18, 2017 5:14 PM

    Hope they feature Marpet. Guy is a beast on the field and is really funny too (if anyone has listened to his radio show).

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