- Tonight’s match-up marked Lovie Smith’s first game as Tampa Bay’s head coach. Below is a list of how every head coach of the Buccaneers has performed in their first preseason game.
BUCCANEERS PRESEASON HEAD COACHING DEBUTS
Head Coach Opponent-Date Result
Lovie Smith vs. JAC-8/8/14 L, 16-10
Greg Schiano vs. MIA-8/10/12 W, 20-7
Raheem Morris at TEN-8/15/09 L, 27-20
Jon Gruden vs. MIA-8/12/02 W, 14-10
Tony Dungy at MIA-8/3/96 L, 13-10
Sam Wyche at DEN-8/8/92 L, 31-10
*Richard Williamson at CLE-8/5/91 W, 23-10
Ray Perkins vs. CIN-8/15/87 L, 31-30
Leeman Bennett vs. PIT-8/10/85 L, 42-27
John McKay at LAR-7/31/76 L, 26-3
* Williamson made his Buccaneers coaching debut on an interim basis in Week 15 of the 1990 season.
- Buccaneers wide receiver Tommy Streeter caught his first career preseason receiving touchdown, on a six-yard completion from quarterback Mike Glennon. The touchdown was Glennon’s first of the 2014 preseason and the fourth of his preseason career.
- Players making their Buccaneers preseason debut: long snapper Jeremy Cain, tackle Anthony Collins, guard Oniel Cousins, cornerback Kip Edwards, linebacker Dane Fletcher, guard Jason Foster*, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, defensive end Michael Johnson, quarterback Mike Kafka, fullback Jorvorskie Lane, linebacker Danny Lansanah*, linebacker Brandon Magee, quarterback Josh McCown, safety Kelcie McCray* defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, safety Bradley McDougald*, wide receiver Louis Murphy, tight end Brandon Myers, guard Patrick Omameh, cornerback Quinton Pointer, fullback Lonnie Pryor*, wide receiver Russell Shepard, tackle J.B. Shugarts, wide receiver Tommy Streeter*, defensive lineman Ronald Talley and safety Major Wright.
*Player joined the Buccaneers during the 2013 season, but did not appear in the preseason with the team.
- Players making their NFL preseason debut: offensive lineman Josh Allen, linebacker Nate Askew, tight end Cameron Brate, defensive tackle Euclid Cummings, guard Kadeem Edwards, wide receiver Mike Evans, wide receiver Robert Herron, cornerback Keith Lewis, offensive lineman Andrew Miller, linebacker Damaso Munoz, kicker Patrick Murray, tackle Kevin Pamphile, tackle Matt Patchan, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, running back Charles Sims, defensive end Chaz Sutton and fullback Ian Thompson.