Hitting Starts On Monday

July 31st, 2011

Minus all the Bucs’ signed restricted and unrestricted free agents standing on the sidelines with their thumbs in their collective asses until Aug. 4 — dumbest league-union rule in history — the Bucs will practice in pads for the first time on Monday.

Raheem Morris broke the good news during a Sunday news conference. So training camp now will be much more enjoyable for those who head to One Buc Palace for open practices. 

Joe’s so pleased to end the touch-football charade of the first three days of training camp.  Joe’s had enough of fans cheering a “touchdown” caught only because defenders can’t really play the game.

It’s time to hit somebody. That’s football.

Joe’s really interested in seeing the rookies get after it. Just watching the early days of camp, one can almost pick out the rookies. They’re the guys going a little harder than they’re supposed to.

It’s going to be telling when they’re let loose and their counterparts can hit back.

Joe would put some great odds on a healthy fight busting out in the trenches Monday.

5 Responses to “Hitting Starts On Monday”

  1. BOb Says:

    see ya there joe! you can bet my eyes will be mostly glued to our rookie DEs and veteran tackles going head to head. but i expect some tutoring going on like faine did with woods, not fights. of course i wouldnt rule out a fight either. can you ever rule out a fight in training camp?

  2. BOb Says:

    better not rain for these stupid afternoon public practices their doing (whats the over/under on them being cancelled/cut short due to “threat of lightning in the area”??). morning sessions would have been great like last year. at least a couple of them anyway! but nooooooo! do i sound completely bitter yet?

  3. Atrain WD40 Says:

    Tired of all this wait till next year crap! I am paying good money to go to games so I can see a team ready to compete in a few years! How long are we supposed to “keep building through the draft?” There were several free agents that could have helped us! But hey at least my thousands of dollars netted me a kicker! Thanks

    I rarely Bi*ch on your site Joe but i’m pissed!

  4. Atrain WD40 Says:

    Both New Orleans and Atlanta improved through free agency Carolina did big time but us… NO!

  5. McBuc Says:

    Bob, it has been raining in the mornings. A Train, take it easy my man, you are watching the stars of tomorrow right now. The team was competing last year, look for some more of the same.