This should be an interesting game. These 2 teams will be really familiar with each other after spending two days this week practicing against each other. The practices were pretty clean without any big fights. The game, however, could end up being a little bit chippy.
We should see more from the starting offense and defense in this game. There haven’t been any indications on how much yet, but I would guess they both get at least the first quarter. The biggest thing I will be looking for is to see Marcus Mariota and the offense build on what they did on their one possession last week. The Bucs aren’t great in the secondary, but they are pretty good at linebacker and up front. This will be a good test for them.
The defense will also get a good challenge from the Tampa offense. We saw what Mike Evans is capable of in the two days of practice, but the defensive backs responded pretty well in day 2. I can’t wait to see how the battle between Evans and Malcolm Butler shapes up on Saturday night.
Here is everything you need to know about watching the Titans home preseason opener:
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM CT
Channel: WKRN Channel 2
Announcers: Dan Hellie, Charles Davis and Cory Curtis
Location: Nissan Stadium | Nashville, TN
Radio: 104.5 The Zone | Full listings here
Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass (Free 7-Day Trial)