Home opener kicks off
We're here live from the press box at Raymond James Stadium where the Bucs are about to kick off their home opener against the Saints.
The inactive players for the Bucs today are QBs Chris Simms and Luke McCown, CB Brian Kelly (ankle injury), LB Jeremiah Trotter, DE Patrick Chukwurah (knee injury), G/T Anthony Davis, G Dan Buenning and DT Ryan Sims. Notice that Bruce Gradkowski will be the No. 2 quarterback, with McCown demoted to No. 3 this week.
On another note, for the second straight week, first-round pick Gaines Adams starts on the bench with Kevin Carter set to start at left defensive end. Looks like the rest of the starting lineup remains the same as last week, too, with the exception of CB Phillip Buchanon, who will start for Kelly.
Kickoff is coming any minunte now. See the comments section below as we chronicle the action for you with real-time analysis. Feel free to chime in whenever you feel the urge. If you observe some things that I miss, point them out.
Talk to ya soon.
(Pictured: Joey Galloway. Times photo - James Borchuck. Click to enlarge.)