Report: Bucs-Pats Practice Sessions ConfirmedJuly 16th, 2012
Last month’s report of Greg Schiano and Bill Belicheat plotting joint training camp practices appears to have reached done-deal status.
The Boston Globe says a league source confirmed the Bucs-Pats practices, and Joe sees that the folks running the Patriots’ official website had no problem regurgitating that news to fans via a roundup of Pats news. Also, Joe has done his share of pounding his email and phone this morning, and Joe’s learned nothing to lead him to believe this isn’t happening.
The Patriots and New Orleans Saints are practicing together during the two days prior to their Aug. 9 preseason game. So it’s reasonable to assume the Pats will have their toes on the line with the Bucs on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, prior to their Aug. 24 preseason game in Tampa.
As Joe’s written before, this is a good thing. The young Bucs being exposed to the Patriot Way can only further help rid themsevles of the demons and bad habits that led to the heinous 10-game losing streak.