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Bucs season-ticket holders show off new gear

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Season-ticket holders show off new gear

Bucs season-ticket holders — or "season pass members" as the team calls them — are getting a special delivery this week: those season passes in a decorative box, showing the stadium's new video boards and info on the upcoming season, along with a gray and red Bucs ball cap, emblazoned with "season pass member" on the back.

And if you're part of the team's new "Stadium Club" area, you get a branded Bucs Tervis tumbler and a certified autographed photo of John Lynch, who enters the team's Ring of Honor this season.

By Tuesday, smiling fans were posting photos of their new gear on Twitter, with some wearing them proudly at Wednesday morning's open practice.

"We're just excited. We have the best fans in the NFL," said Bucs chief operating officer Brian Ford. "We've always done different things to try to uniquely deliver our tickets, different things."

The Bucs don't disclose season ticket totals, but Ford said "everything is trending up," and he fully expects "some sellouts" this year, with home games against the Bears, Broncos and Raiders the most likely.

Going national

The NFL Network broadcast live from One Buc Place and Wednesday's morning practice, with host Rhett Lewis, reporter Jeff Darlington and analyst Charley Casserly on hand. Bucs QB Jameis Winston and DT Gerald McCoy were among those who did live interviews during the broadcast. Next on the training camp tour circuit is ESPN's First Take, which airs on ESPN2 from 10 a.m. to noon and will broadcast live from One Buc on Friday. Bucs players and coach Dirk Koetter will talk to Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, who will be in studio.

Quote of the day

"No, there were penalties all over the place. Yeah, there were a lot of penalties. There just wasn't the obvious false start penalties. We had a couple real bad holds on offense, a couple good PIs (pass interference) on defense. We had a real bad illegal pick. ... Trust me when I say we're working on it. Those guys are hearing about it."

Coach Dirk Koetter

Public practices

(8:45-10:50 a.m., unless noted)

Today, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Aug. 13, Aug. 15, Aug. 24 (9:45-11:50, practice with Browns)

Note: Admission, parking free at One Buc Place. Times subject to change. Check buccaneers.com for updates.

Preseason schedule

Aug. 11at Eagles, 7, Ch. 8

Aug. 20at Jaguars, 7:30, Ch. 8

Aug. 26vs. Browns, 8, Ch. 10

Sept. 1vs. Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 8

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