Notes From Day One Of Training Camp

July 25th, 2013

* WR Derek Hagen armwrestles with Leonard Johnson for a bomb and Hagen flagged for interference.

* Guy shows up to a Bucs practice in full Giants regalia claiming he is only here to watch Darrelle Revis. Takes all kinds.

* Cops actually had to show up as Giants fan nearly provoked a fight. Imagine?

* Doug Martin showing lightning quick burst.

* Mike Glennon threads needle to Carlton Mitchell along left sideline against Rashaan Melvin.

* Josh Freeman overthrows David Douglas as the ball glances off of Douglas’ hands, into the waiting arms of Danny Gorrer, who races to the right for a pick-six.

* Mike Williams wearing red hightops.

* Bucs working on loose ball drills. Guys are curling up with the ball like a baby in a crib with a teddy bear.

* Offense is putting on a fireworks show in the middle of the day. After a dull morning, fans are pumped.

* First Tom Crabtree sighting. Can see why he is such a good blocker. Built like an anvil. Oh, he can catch too.

* Mike Williams diving one-handed catch over middle for about 30 yards against Danny Gorrer. Sometimes a cornerback is helpless no matter how good the coverage. Just. Like. That.

* Mike Glennon overthrows Michael Smith terribly over the middle. May be worst pass Glennon has thrown as a pro.

* Play-action fake to Doug Martin (fantastic fake by Martin as he acted like he fumbled the ball) and Tom Crabtree is so alone over the middle he was an orphan.

* Wide receiver Chris Owusu picking up where he left off in OTAs and minicamp. He may be a hard guy to turn loose.

* Tight end Nate Byham looks like a fire hydrant.

* Strongside linebacker Jonathan Casillas nearly bats down pass in left flat.

* Doug Martin catches pass along left sideline.

* Josh Freeman seemed to force a pass into a crowd over the middle but Vincent Jackson wrestles the ball away from defenders for the catch.

*Freeman throws long TD to tight end Zach Miller.

* Bucs wide receivers are really playing sharp.

* Now there’s a first: NFL Network’s Warren Sapp is interviewing Bucs coach Greg Schiano live on the sidelines in the middle of practice. Joe has never seen that before in an NFL setting.

* MYRON!!! Nine Lives Myron Lew got roasted terribly by Tiquan Underwood, and Nine Lives compounded his horrible play by drilling Underwood for a pass interference penalty. Good ole, Nine Lives Myron.

* Mike Williams just schooled Danny Gorrer on down and out to right — to fans’ delight.

* Darrelle Revis working on cornerback drills on the far field and wide receivers cannot shake him.

* Playing agasint the second team, running back Brian Leonard breaks loose up the middle.

* One fan here already in midseason form hollering at refs.

* Running back Brian Leonard is decked by Mason Foster. Next play Doug Martin big gain off right tackle.

* Middle linebacker Mason Foster flies in and had there been hitting he would have taken Doug Martin’s head off.

* Heard Bucs coach Greg Schiano barking on his bullhorn for the first time in training camp. Couldn’t make out what was said.

*Bryan Glazer had big, warm bear hugs for Shaun King and Warren Sapp. Sapp refers to Glazer as “Boss.”

* There is actually a guy out here wearing a Browns Peyton Hillis jersey.

* Not sure what to make of this but Darrelle Revis and Mike Williams are in a group fielding punts.

* Days away from induction into Canton, Warren Sapp, working for NFL Network, takes his seat at set along practice field and fans erupt.

*Gary Gibson went down early in practice holding his knee but didn’t miss much time and was back with the first team.

18 Responses to “Notes From Day One Of Training Camp”

  1. Solaire of Astora Says:

    Thanks for keeping us posted joe

  2. Eric C Says:

    great notes! really enjoy reading them. May be to much to ask but would be awesome to have some video from a little gopro camera. Thanks for the updates.

  3. Joe Says:

    would be awesome to have some video from a little gopro camera.

    No can do. Bucs own the video rights outside of a handful of highlights. For Joe, not worth the time, effort and of course, the cost.

  4. Joe Says:

    Glad you guys like the notes.

  5. Kodaslc Says:

    @joe how did Banks look ?

  6. robert Says:

    great notes joe. much appreciated.

    glad our WR are on their game fighting for the ball and making one handed grabs making something out of nothing. we’re gonna need that.

  7. mpmalloy Says:

    Mike Glennon threads needle to Carlton Mitchell along left sideline against Rashaan Melvin.

    Oh snap! Here we go.

  8. Joe Says:

    @joe how did Banks look ?

    6-1, 277.

  9. Kyle Says:

    Love these notes Joe, makes my crappy days at work a bit more bearable.

  10. Joe Says:

    Joe’s glad he could help you out Kyle.

  11. bucs911 Says:

    Thanks Joe!! Great news today

  12. Chris Says:

    From the live reports I listened to and joes notes it seemed like josh had an up and down day. Shawn king , who’s a freeman supporter, said he came out not very crisp. Threw some wobblers ad didn’t look good in passing drills with no defenders. Claimed he needs to focus and concentrate better. However he performed better as the day went on but still displayed erratic throws.

    I know it’s day one but for a guy who’s entering te season on the hot seat, need to see consistency. Aug 8 will be a better clue.

  13. Chris Says:

    * Josh Freeman seemed to force a pass into a crowd over the middle but Vincent Jackson wrestles the ball away from defenders for the catch.

    That sounds familiar. I’m not saying glennon is any better but sheesh I hope josh gets his shit together

  14. Andrew 1 Says:

    @joe how did Banks look ?

    6-1, 277.

    does that mean he looked slow, or was that just a typo. alot is riding on Banks so he needs to deliver.

  15. Meh Says:

    Thanks. Great stuff.

  16. Piratic Says:

    I’m not surprised that #31 was yet again getting torched. At least after this TC, we’ll either be rid of him (very likely) or he’ll have shown SOMETHING to deserve his roster spot.
    Keep up the great work Joe!!

  17. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    I eat this stuff up. Joe I love this. Feed me more!

  18. Joe Says:

    andrew:

    does that mean he looked slow, or was that just a typo. alot is riding on Banks so he needs to deliver.

    Means three things:

    * He looks the same as his roster measurements. 6-1, 227.

    * Joe doesn’t do “looks.” If something catches Joe’s eyes, he writes about it; bad or good.

    * Means specifically, Banks didn’t do anything to catch Joe’s eyes, either bad or good. He was just there.

 
 

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