It's an annual question for Bucs fans as training camp rolls around: Which players get the honor of those enormous 80-foot murals on each corner of Raymond James Stadium?
And as the team rebrands for 2018, the first answers came Monday morning, with linebacker Lavonte David on the northeast corner and tight end Cameron Brate on the southeast corner. There's a new tentacle theme going on with both murals, and as the "SIEGE THE DAY" boards come down on the outside of both end zones, the murals have what look to be prominent slogans for 2018 in "WREAK HAVOC" and "RAISE THE FLAGS."
That leaves the question, perhaps for only a few hours: Which players get the last two murals, and could quarterback Jameis Winston, facing a three-game suspension to start the season, not be one of them?
It's logical that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy would have one of the remaining ones, as he and David were the only players to have one in each of the first three seasons. Winston has had one in each of the last two years, and receiver Mike Evans had his own mural in 2015 and shared one with DeSean Jackson last year. David shared a mural last year with fellow linebacker Kwon Alexander.
The Bucs rolled out new promotional videos last week, featuring McCoy, Alexander, Evans and the new defensive line, but not Winston.