Bucs Beat, London edition
We're here in London, site of Sunday's game pitting the Bucs against the Patriots at Wembley Stadium.
The team will be departing Tampa on its charter in a couple of hours, arriving here late this evening London time. Players will find a smattering of Bucs fans have made the trip, evidenced by the handful of die-hards we encountered at Gatwick Airport this morning.
It's expected that all players will make the trip, including RB Clifton Smith, who is trying to get over a concussion he sustained last Sunday. Meanwhile, the Patriots arrived this morning and will be holding a workout shortly -- at a cricket facility, of all places.
We'll update you throughout the weekend on the sights and sounds of the NFL in London, so stay tuned.
-- Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer