Scary Moments At Training Camp

July 29th, 2011

Joe’s broiling at Bucs training camp and now chatting with players as practice has broken, but not before a chilling hush came over all here at opening day.

Mike Williams was carted off the field.

Of course, there’s not hitting going on at all, so the hope is Williams has a cramp or something minor like that.

Maybe training too much in the cool confines of his hometown in Buffalo didn’t prepare him for the swelter. … Joe can only hope.

Much more from tonight’s first public practice later.

Update 7:41: The Bucs have informed the media Williams merely cramped up. Whew!

19 Responses to “Scary Moments At Training Camp”

  1. Jrock Says:

    Dear god no!

    The Ravens had 11 injuries their first day of camp. Most, like 7, were just cramps… I’ll consider taking up religion again if he just needed an IV!

  2. MOBucs Says:

    Just a cramp guys according to TBO. Thank GOD!

  3. tony2cents Says:

    I’m sure there will be more injuries/cramps to come in the next few weeks (hopefully all minor).

    @Joe – were you able to see if Price was a full go or was he just taking it easy?

  4. JakeBucsFan Says:


  5. Jrock Says:

    Tony, from what I’ve been (insatiably) reading, Price is taking snaps with the 1st team defense and is still amazingly quick off the ball. I for one thought he was a lock for the PUP list, but it appears not to be the case.

    Granted, he did gain weight and he hasn’t been working his lower body in months, so he won’t be playing to his potential until his third year. That’s my bet at least, though I am happy he’s just in there taking snaps!

    P.S. Where are the pictures?!

  6. bucsalltheway Says:

    Hopefully he doesn’t over do it and pull a Michael Clayton on us for years to come

  7. tony2cents Says:

    thanks JRock, I just cant forget how he was such a beast at practice last year. Its good to see that he’s back on track, although I’m sure he has a ways to go.

  8. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Tony2cents — Joe will update later. But understand that nobody is hitting anybody yet. So evaluating anyone on the field is premature. Price is there. That’s great news for all.

  9. tony2cents Says:

    Holder confirms that it was just a cramp – thank goodness!

  10. tony2cents Says:

    thanks Joe – just jonesing for some updates!

  11. Joe Says:

    Joe spoke Brian Price after practice and will have a post about him later tonight.

  12. Patrick Says:

    We need to sign a veteran WR for depth. Can you imagine how much a Williams injury would hurt our season?

  13. Patrick Says:

    that is if it did happen

  14. MOBucs Says:

    You rock Joe! Keep up the great work!

  15. td32 Says:

    I was told there was no need to bring in a FA WR, because of the young talent the BUcs have. Now imagine how awful this WR core would be without Williams.

  16. Gack Says:

    Glad to hear its just a cramp.. important part of the team.

  17. Capt.Tim Says:

    Man, great to hear Price is on the field- best news possible!!

  18. Espo Says:

    Williams looked fine.

    Brian Price was moving around well. I was surprised.

    Luke Stocker couldn’t catch anything thrown his way and then had some sort of knee injury. He went back to the locker room. (wasn’t carted)

    Hardy looked amazing.

  19. Nate Says:

    Joe you almost gave me a heart attack!