TAMPA, Fla. -- I’m in Raymond James Stadium, where it’s not quite a sea of orange just yet. But that’s mainly because stadium gates have yet to open for the game in which the Bucs will wear their throwback uniforms against Atlanta.
I did see quite a few fans out in the parking lot wearing the orange. Lots of jerseys for Lee Roy Selmon, Mike Alstott and Doug Williams. But the most unique one I’ve seen so far was a Dave Moore (No. 83) jersey here in the press box.
It was worn by friend T.J. Rives, who is part of the Tampa Bay radio crew. There’s a little history to that jersey. It’s an official one that Moore wore back in the day when he was a tight end and long-snapper for the Bucs.
Moore gave the jersey to Rives last year when the Bucs were wearing throwback uniforms for the first time. Rives wore it that day and the Bucs went out and beat Green Bay, so he’s making it a tradition.
I’ll be back with the inactives in a bit.