Quick Thoughts From Day 3 Of Training CampJuly 29th, 2012
The early work in today’s first full-pads, full-contact practice of the season brought some noteworthy nuggets:
*Sammie Strougther appears to be No. 1 on the punt returner depth chart.
*Mason Foster laid a big hit on Stroughter, who who held on following an eight-yard pass.
*The Bucs picked up a blitz that included Ronde Barber, which led to a long completion to Vincent Jackson — in stride. A tremendous touch throw by Josh Freeman.
*Quincy Black, yes, Quincy Black, twice was lauded for plays in the backfield.
*Eric Wright had an impressive breakup on Vincent Jackson.
*Jeremy Trueblood was flagged for a false start and was immediately pulled from the first team in favor of Jamon Meredith. After running with the second-team O-line for a bit, Trueblood returned to the first team.
*Tiquan Underwood beat Myron Lewis easily on a homerun ball on the left flank. Throw by Dan Orlovsky.
*Wide receiver hopeful Greg Ellingson made a diving grab laying out over the middle of the field. That brought a rare personal fist-bump from Greg Schiano.
*Blount was beaten soundly by Lavonte David, a bad blitz pickup up the gut. Conversely, Doug Martin had some shining moments in pass blocking.
*Adam Hayward intercepted a tipped ball by Dallas Clark.
*Underwood absorbed a big hit from Adrian Clayborn on a short pass and held on.
*Everything seemed a bit too easy for the Bucs offense in the running game.
Plenty more from Joe throughout the day.