“I Kind Of Feel Like It Never Happened”

May 25th, 2011

Josh Freeman passed out directions to another clandestine Bucs informal workout yesterday to Stephen Holder of the St. Pete Times.

Nothing much new and exciting to report by Holder, other than Luke Stocker’s appearance and an admission by Arrelious Benn that he doesn’t feel injured despite ripping apart his ACL in December.

“I’m new to the knee injury thing, but for the most part, I didn’t think that I’d be back this fast,” Benn said. “I kind of feel like it never happened. But I have to be smart. I still have things coming back together in my knee. I might not feel it, but I’m young right now, so I heal fast.”

Holder paints a picture of Benn running routes and catching balls. Joe wonders whether Benn’s ahead of schedule, in part, because he’s not under the cautious eye of Bucs doctors.

14 Responses to ““I Kind Of Feel Like It Never Happened””

  1. Gary Says:

    Please take it easy Benn. Don’t overestimate the power of your youth and underestimate the seriousness if your injury. We need you.

  2. Gary Says:

    I wonder what Josh thinks of Stocker. He looked slow in highlights.

  3. mikeck Says:

    Hmmm, havent seen any mention of Mike Williams. Joe, any word if he is attending as well?

  4. Jocko Says:

    Ugh, that’s gotta burn. Well, maybe you’re next on the list of invites, Joe.

  5. Joe Says:


    You seemed overly concerned if Joe shows up to these practices. Why?

  6. Espo Says:

    I’m encouraged by Benn. I’m not a professional athlete, nor am I athletic, but I’ve torn both my ACLs and let me tell you that you never forget it.

  7. Kevin Says:

    As a huge fan on Benn’s (Illinois Alumni), this report warms my soul… However, I want him to remember to take it easy there, cowboy. No one is getting medals for best catch at the top secret practices! I just want him to be back in football shape for the start of training camp. (Insert “whenever that is…” comment here.)

  8. PDUB Says:

    Hey Joe, I know you don’t seem to care whether or not you can get an invite to these practices but I’m sure that all of your readers are hopeful that you do because we know you are the best chance of providing the insight that we are all hoping for. This lockout sucks, doesnt it?!

  9. Jocko Says:

    @Joe: I’m concerned about you getting an invite since you’re not concerned about getting an invite. One of us has to be concerned, and I suppose that falls to me.

  10. Joe Says:


    Joe hasn’t been overly proactive about getting an invite because, like most, he has a job to go to and family duties to attend to during the day and would have to take off work, among other things, on a very short notice to attend one of these sessions.

    If given ample time, Joe would make the arrangements.

  11. Espo Says:

    I’m holding a top secret practice and I’m not telling any of you.

  12. Capt.Tim, the Humbled Says:

    Gary- he looked slow on the tapes? I heard he speed was good, but his hands were the issue. Some blamed that on the Tennessee QB , who put a weird spin on the ball. Who knows? And sadly, who knows when we’ll get to see him on the field!!! Damn lockout! I do know the kid is a big monster. He’ ll give Josh a bigger target than he’s sen in a bit. Josh seems to like tall TEs, he’s thrown more to Gilmore than I think he’s seen in all his previous years in the league! I know I’m glad to hear he’s at Josh’s top secret Practice! Hope our new Rookie RB and Blount are there also!

  13. Jlinc Says:

    Question: was the comment about Benn improving due to minimal Bucs medical staff oversight, serious? Why would he improve faster if he’s not in the care and watchful eyes of trained professionals?

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  14. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Jlinc — Benn is working with his own doctors and rehab team. The point is that they are probably a lot less hesitant to let him run and cut then the Bucs’ team of doctors would be.