Crazy Busy Days For Bucs FansApril 22nd, 2014
If you’re not among the crazy fans who live and breathe Bucs football 24/7, then you may not realize the first minicamp of the Lovie Smith regime runs today through Thursday at One Buc Palace.
It marks the first time Bucs coaches will get players on the field, versus strictly classroom and conditioning work.
Yes, Joe will be out there gathering news, nuggets and nonsense to share with you.
Officially, there is no contact allowed at practice, so linemen, linebackers and safeties don’t have as many chances to show off their skills, when compared to receivers, quarterbacks and cornerbacks.
Several returning Buccaneers could use a strong showing. Their performance, or lack thereof, could alter the team’s thinking entering the NFL Draft.
Jeff Demps is a perfect example, assuming he’s healthy and on the field. Lovie himself said he can’t wait to watch “the fastest man in the NFL” practice. Well, if Demps lines up at receiver this week and catches the ball consistently and looks like a legitimate deep threat, then maybe the Bucs lean toward drafting different types of receivers next month.
Stick with Joe throughout today and all week long for practice observations and so much more.