We are all ready for real football. That much is obvious.
The preseason concludes on Thursday with an almost full slate of 15 games. Tampa Bay and the Washington Redskins are the two lucky teams that get to start preparing for Week 1 a day early. Or are they?
The NFL moved up the game in order to beat Tropical Storm Hermine. Although the change in date didn’t do much good.
Wednesday game featured inclement weather conditions that resulted in a very sparse attendance of 9,457 fans to watch the Redskins’ 20-13 win over the Buccaneers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Raymond James Stadium can hold a capacity of 65,890 fans.
Those brave souls who watched the predictably-sloppy affair saw a plethora lose footballs and of course rain.
Washington left behind their starters to attend a charity luncheon. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers had more than 20 players who didn’t dress.
Running back Mack Brown made the most of his opportunity. Few fans saw Brown rush for 149 yards and a touchdown, but Redskins coaches did.
Buccaneers second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo looked like he found his accuracy. Oddly enough, Aguayo converted all of his field-goal attempts in poor conditions after having a dreadful preseason start.
Brown and Aguayo had impressive showings, however the real winners are the 9,457 fans who showed up in midst of a storm.