Notes From Tuesday Minicamp PracticeJune 11th, 2013
Joe scribbled down some notes as the Bucs opened mandatory minicamp Tuesday with NASCAR driver Casey Kahne in attendance as a special guest.
*Mike Williams biting the football.
*Defensive backs practicing going low and swatting the ball away from would-be ballcarriers using dummies.
*Defensive linemen practicing wrapping up. Linebackers practicing pick returns.
*Running backs working on footwork high-stepping through dummies while keeping heads up looking at imaginary passes in the flat.
*Jheranie Boyd and Tiquan Underwood doing a nice job of hauling in passes from Mike Glennon.
*Jerry Johnson seems like the only receiver who cannot catch a pass from Glennon.
*Safeties coach Jeff Hafley can be heard yelling during drills to his players, “Angles, angles, angles!”
*A lot is being made of the fight for the No. 3 receiver between Kevin Ogletree and Underwood, but Joe suggests that Chris Owusu is very much in the mix, just by how he is flashing this spring.
*Boyd makes a helluva catch going low to dig up a Josh Freeman pass on a down-and-out to the right. Boyd didn’t break stride and pulled in the pass smooth as silk.
*Ogletree makes a nice stab of a Freeman pass in traffic.
*Vincent Jackson blows past the defense so badly that he has to come back to catch an underthrown Freeman pass down the right side, and still scores with ease.
*Doug Martin squirts through traffic on the left side and breaks through, all the while biting that football.
*Mismatch: Glennon and Owusu hook up on a beautiful pass over the middle to roast Myron Lewis for six points. Lewis was eating dirt in Owusu’s tracks.
*Either Luke Stocker ran a terrible route or Freeman terribly underthrew him as the ball hits the turf well in front of the Bucs tight end.
*Cornerback Deveron Carr flies in from the right side on a blitz forcing Freeman to unload the ball.
*Williams totally loses safety Sean Baker on a juke move for a catch on the left side.
*Seemingly steaming on the inside on a steamy morning, Darrelle Revis watches practice near a goal post.
*Wide receiver Terrium Crump with a good catch on a slant from Glennon. This shouldn’t be a surprise since Crump was one of Glennon’s targets at North Carolina State.
*Joe was unable to notice the receiver as he was screened by half the team but Glennon threaded the proverbial needle in triple coverage over the middle, throwing the ball high so his receiver could make a play. While this looked nice, Bucs coaches likely cringed. High passes over the middle in the NFL just beg to be picked off.
*And here comes the crowd noise…
*Nearly a coverage sack on Freeman as Ahmad Black was all over Stocker like stench on scat.
*The captain of the inactive list, Michael Smith, hauls in a screen pass from Freeman on the left side for a nice gain. Later, Freeman hits Williams perfectly on a slant pass.
*On each and every play, left defensive end Da’Quan Bowers gets his hands up and with his wingspan it almost looks like field goal uprights from the quarterback’s perspective.
*Freeman overthrows Mike James but there was very good coverage on James.
*Williams skies high for a touchdown pass in the right corner of the end zone, barely beating a streaking Cody Grimm.