Training Camp Notes & Observations — Day 10

August 5th, 2014

TedfordcoachinghardBucs training camp marched on at One Buc Palace this evening. Of course, Joe was out there taking notes, thankfully under cloudy skies and in rain-cooled air.

Here’s all kinds of news, notes and nuggets:

*The Bucs haven’t displayed the smoothest hands in the NFL to date. In opening drills (no defense) rookie wide receiver Robert Herron records a drop on a well thrown Josh McCown pass. McCown also has a bad overthrow.

*Wide receiver hopeful Tommy Streeter wears a baseball hat today and sneakers.

*Da’Quan Bowers gets another day off, along with DE Scott Solomon. Bowers is not seriously injured, and this can’t bode well for his Tampa Bay future.

*Alterraun Verner and Mike Jenkins, Nos. 1 & 2 on the newly released preseason cornerbacks depth chart, sit out again with injuries. Hamstring for Verner; leg for Jenkins.

*Eric Page leads the way in punt return work.

*Bucs’ first-team offense opens up with five consecutive completions in 11-on-11 work. Passes short to Mike Evans, Doug Martin, Chris Owusu, Vincent Jackson, followed by a gorgeous bomb to Owusu for a touchdown.

*Luke Stocker with a diving catch of a Glennon pass over the middle with the second team.

*Cornerback Kip Edwards does a nice job in coverage on Tim Wright.

*Jamon Meredith lines up at right guard and Oneil Cousins at left guard in second 11-on-11 first team session.

*Damn, Gerald McCoy blows up Meredith inside but Evan Dietrich-Smith is there to help.

*Quick slant complete to V-Jax.

*Bobby Rainey run gets blown up by Gerald McCoy. Meredith can’t handle him.

*Rookie left tackle Kevin Pamphile owns DE Steven Means in third-team work, just drove Means out wide for Mike James cutback run. Means slaps his hands in frustration.

*Rainey makes the third-team defense look like amateurs on three consecutive plays.

*Akeem Spence with a very hard tackle on Mike James.

*Drop! Tim Wright.

*Veteran Lavelle Hawkins may not make the roster, but he looks like a professional receiver. Very versatile.

*Adrian Clayborn handled consistently by Demar Dotson.

*Sweet short connection with McCown and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

*Violent Stocker-Lavonte David collision.

*McCown to Evans on a seam route. Easy TD.  Safety Major Wright was late and took a bad angle.

*Demps gets behind 51 easily Glennon throws the looping TD touch pass.

*Demps later gets the right edge on a run right for about a 20-yard gain.

*McCown threads the Bucs zone for a 15-yard underneath completion to Jackson. Johnthan Banks, Dashon Goldson and Jonathan Casillas were circling Jackson.

*Guard Oneil Cousins now gets abused by McCoy. Clear holding. McCoy didn’t seem to appreciate the hold.

*Michael Johnson appears to be saving his A-game for real opponents.

*Glennon pass hits Harvard tight end hopeful Cameron Brate in the head. Not a good look for the rookie.

*Glennon under heavy pressure hits Hawkins on the right sideline, 15-yard gain. Nice throw.

*Intense goal line work begins, ferocious hit by DE Ronald Talley on Mike James with second teams squaring off.

*First teams come in and Doug Martin scores four times. Wow. Anthony Collins looked punishing in run blocking. On one effort, Martin absorbed a ferocious helmet-cracking hit by Mason Foster. Jamon Meredith went down to his knees with some sort of injury on that play, but it didn’t seem major. Interesting that Martin was the only short-yardage guy. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane was the lead blocker on one of the successful first-team efforts.

18 Responses to “Training Camp Notes & Observations — Day 10”

  1. Jbeachbuc Says:

    I wonder if Herron had alot of dropped balls during his Wyoming career

  2. Bucfever40 Says:

    Good stuff Joe!

  3. DHutch Says:

    his draft profile indicated inconsistent hands

  4. jb Says:

    “*Michael Johnson appears to be saving his A-game for real opponents.”

    Does anyone else find this a little disconcerting? It’s understandable, but I’m yet to be convinced that Johnson can be anything close to what we had wit Simeon, which is what we really need, if they’re gonna make this defense work like it used to.

  5. Dooley Says:

    I’m still waiting for Herron/Page to be our Johnny Knox.

  6. Jim Says:

    How was Evans Route running today?

  7. John23 Says:

    I don’t like that Martin takin hits

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    *First teams come in and Doug Martin scores four times. Wow. Anthony Collins looked punishing in run blocking. On one effort, Martin absorbed a ferocious helmet-cracking hit by Mason Foster. Jamon Meredith went down to his knees with some sort of injury on that play, but it didn’t seem major. Interesting that Martin was the only short-yardage guy. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane was the lead blocker on one of the successful first-team efforts.

    I LOVE hearing this!

    jb Says
    “*Michael Johnson appears to be saving his A-game for real opponents.”

    Does anyone else find this a little disconcerting? It’s understandable, but I’m yet to be convinced that Johnson can be anything close to what we had wit Simeon, which is what we really need, if they’re gonna make this defense work like it used to.

    NO ONE will ever be as good as Simeon was for us. I can tell you right now, Johnson will not even come close.

    However, he can be himself, and maybe that will be good enough. We hope.

  9. gulfcoast Says:

    …a LOT disconcerting… Making tons of free agency moves still doesn’t mean success. But truth be known, we won’t know where we stand til week one.

  10. Piratic Says:

    Joe, these TC Observations are the highlight of my (Bucs) day!
    –Cheers!!!

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    Good observations and as I read down the plays I don’t want to read any bad injuries taking place, that would get an article all its own I guess. Nice recap!

  12. VancouverBucsFan Says:

    Glad to hear the o-line firing on all cylinders today!

  13. PANHANDLE BUC Says:

    I am with you guys, Johnson not showing out at camp has me a bit concerned, as does AV’s hamstring. Hamstring injuries are awful for skill position players.

  14. tickrdr Says:

    Question for the Joes or any attendees at practice:

    In 11 on 11 drills, do the the “1″s play against their first team counterparts, or does the first team O play against the second team D, and vice-versa? Are the parts interchangeable, i.e. does VJax run some reps with the 2nd team offense? Does Josh McCown throw to some of the second team receivers? It certainly seems that the linemen especially at guard are being interchanged regularly.
    Thanks for any help!

    tickrdr

  15. Deputy Buc Says:

    jb Says:
    August 5th, 2014 at 7:27 pm
    “*Michael Johnson appears to be saving his A-game for real opponents.”

    Does anyone else find this a little disconcerting? It’s understandable, but I’m yet to be convinced that Johnson can be anything close to what we had wit Simeon, which is what we really need, if they’re gonna make this defense work like it used to.

    He’s not showing out but he’s flashing some. I will say this, him and Anthony Collins are a good battle to watch. They seem like they have been battling for a while (as they should with both coming from the same place). Collins seems to know all of Johnson’s moves for sure.

    I’m gonna wait until Carolina to pass judgement on Johnson as a FA pickup

  16. Deputy Buc Says:

    As a side note, Johnson and Gholston are VERY easy to get confused with each other on the field. Their numbers look similar in the new style jersey if u can’t catch that “2″ right and they have a very similar build and style.

    I’ve caught myself making that mistake a few times in camp.

  17. Joe Says:

    tickrdr:

    In 11 on 11 drills, do the the “1″s play against their first team counterparts, or does the first team O play against the second team D, and vice-versa? Are the parts interchangeable, i.e. does VJax run some reps with the 2nd team offense?

    Mixed up all the time. Sometimes 1s vs. 3s, 1s vs. 2s, 1s vs. 1s,

    No real rhyme or reason.

  18. tickrdr Says:

    Joe, thanks very much and a hat tip to you!
    Especially thanks for your site and all the great updates.

    tickrdr

 
 

Leave a Reply

Current ye@r *