The excuses are over.
Training camp has concluded, the evaluation period has just about come to an end and the real bullets begin to fly.
The reason why the third preseason game is so significant is because it's considered the "dress rehearsal." It's a measure of where the Buccaneers are thus far into the preseason.
It also gives the Buccaneers the chance to wash away the cleat marks left by the New England Patriots last Thursday night.
This game is also substantial for marquee players with something to prove.
Here's a list of five Buccaneers to keep an eye on this Saturday...