The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the NFL in 2010 by winning 10 games and chasing a playoff spot until the final minutes of the regular season, all with the most youthful roster in the league. Last week, the young Bucs gave an early indication that they are true contenders in 2011 by dominating Kansas City in the preseason opener.
The nation is starting to pay attention, and that's great news for Buccaneers fans everywhere.
In fact, Tampa Bay fans all across the country will find it easy to get updates on their favorite team on Tuesday, a particularly busy day in a week-long national media blitz at One Buccaneer Place. Whether on television, through the airwaves or on the internet, nationwide Buccaneer coverage is flowing out of team headquarters on Tuesday.
Subscribers to satellite radio will get an especially big treat on Tuesday when SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88) broadcasts on location at One Buccaneer Place from 3-7 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature hosts Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan interviewing a long lineup of Buccaneer guests.
Among the Buccaneer guests who will sit down with Kirwan and Ryan are General Manager Mark Dominik, Head Coach Raheem Morris, cornerback Ronde Barber defensive end Adrian Clayborn, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, running back LeGarrette Blount, wide receiver Mike Williams and several others. Click here for more information on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
At 7:00 p.m., NFL Radio will broadcast the NFL Network's Total Access show, and fans can continue to listen or switch over to the Network to watch. It will be worth sticking around for Buccaneers fans, because one of the show's highlights will be a lengthy interview of Head Coach Raheem Morris by former Buc great and current Network analyst Warren Sapp. Click here for more information on the NFL Network and its programming.
Furthermore, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network and NFL.com is on hand Tuesday to bolster the league's coverage of the rising Buccaneers. La Canfora, NFL insider and reporter, appears regularly on a variety of NFL Network shows, including Total Access, and also contributes frequent stories and blog posts on NFL.com. La Canfora will interview Dominik for the Network during his stay and also file a report on the Buccaneers' NFL Network team cam.
Jarrett Bell, national NFL writer for USA Today, has just concluded his visit to One Buccaneer Place, where he spoke with many of the team's top players, as did Pete Prisco of CBS Sports. Early next week, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports will make the Buccaneer rounds for additional nationwide coverage for the team. Click here for the USA Today site NFL section and here for the NFL on Yahoo.com. Prisco's story on the "young-ry" Bucs can be found here.
On Saturday, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, SI.com and NBC's Football Night in America will bring SI.com's league-wide Camp Tour to Tampa. King is traveling around the country in a Mobile USO lounge, filing postcards on all the teams he visits. Click here for King's recent archive of camp stories.
So tune in on Tuesday afternoon…and stay tuned in all week. The Buccaneers are truly going national.