Todd Bowles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are attempting to focus on football while maintaining perspective as the relocated team watches from Miami as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Florida.
"Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone still in Tampa," Bowles said at his media availability from Miami via Zoom video conference on Wednesday. "It's bigger than the football team, No. 1. What we do is really small entertainment for people that go through a lot of rough things and hopefully we can provide that."
In contact daily with the NFL, Bowles said the Buccaneers are still planning to play Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium but know the plan could change at any time before game day.
The NFL said Wednesday that the primetime game against the Kansas City Chiefs will be played in Minneapolis if it can't be contested in Tampa. But as of Wednesday afternoon, the game is still on for Tampa as planned.
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