Quick Thoughts From Day 3 Of Training Camp

July 29th, 2012

Yes, Joe wasn’t just watching the sweaty cheerleaders.

The early work in today’s first full-pads, full-contact practice of the season brought some noteworthy nuggets:

*Sammie Strougther appears to be No. 1 on the punt returner depth chart.

*Mason Foster laid a big hit on Stroughter, who who held on following an eight-yard pass.

*The Bucs picked up a blitz that included Ronde Barber, which led to a long completion to Vincent Jackson — in stride. A tremendous touch throw by Josh Freeman.

*Quincy Black, yes, Quincy Black, twice was lauded for plays in the backfield.

*Eric Wright had an impressive breakup on Vincent Jackson.

*Jeremy Trueblood was flagged for a false start and was immediately pulled from the first team in favor of Jamon Meredith. After running with the second-team O-line for a bit, Trueblood returned to the first team.

*Tiquan Underwood beat Myron Lewis easily on a homerun ball on the left flank. Throw by Dan Orlovsky.

*Wide receiver hopeful Greg Ellingson made a diving grab laying out over the middle of the field. That brought a rare personal fist-bump from Greg Schiano.

*Blount was beaten soundly by Lavonte David, a bad blitz pickup up the gut. Conversely, Doug Martin had some shining moments in pass blocking.

*Adam Hayward intercepted a tipped ball by Dallas Clark.

*Underwood absorbed a big hit from Adrian Clayborn on a short pass and held on.

*Everything seemed a bit too easy for the Bucs offense in the running game.

Plenty more from Joe throughout the day.

22 Responses to “Quick Thoughts From Day 3 Of Training Camp”

  1. Paul Says:

    Damn I wish I could go to that! Thx for the updates.

  2. TrueBlue Says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if we found out that Quincy Black was actually a pretty good linebacker who simply needed to be coach up. He’s certainly got the athleticism. Come on QB make the boo birds eat their words.

  3. Buc4Life Says:

    Stop bashing Black. Lets give all of our players the benefit of the doubt and give them clean slates. The ones who dont deserve clean slates (winslow, Jones, Hayes, Jackson, Briscoe) are gone. The ones who are still in our building we need to believe in. You pick favorites and non favorites, and your bias shows in the articles.

    Joe has no problem having favorite players. That kind of bias is a non-issue this opinion-driven website. But make no mistake, Joe roots for nobody to fail and will not skew the reporting he delivers.–Joe

  4. Jrock Says:

    No word on the D-line play? Is that because there’s just nothing to speak of, other than the offensive having an easy day running the ball?

    Maybe our O-line is just monstrous, I’d love some words to how our DT’s played. Was Miller taking a lot of reps as the nose tackle?

  5. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Cant wait to see them in live action! The 10th cant get here quick enough!

  6. freemanbomb5 Says:

    Miller ran with the ones unfortunately

  7. Kevin Says:

    @Buc4Life – Let’s be realistic for a moment. Black did not play well last year. I don’t believe that’s bashing, it’s simply the truth. I believe that everyone is rooting for him to succeed, but call it as it is. He, along with many of his teammates, did not perform up to his potential last year. I want to see Black blow some people up this year. Let’s see Blount steamroll some linebackers. How about Benn being used to his potential (after he’s healthy). What can Mason Foster do with an off-season under his belt?

  8. Thomas2.2 Says:

    I heard a report that our first D Line looked horrible – the O was running up the middle as if Gerald and Miller were invisible. Not good.

    Thanks Joe for the objective reporting on our budding star Martin, I know it hurts but he will make you forget LB.

  9. Jacko101 Says:

    Everything you mentioned I saw first hand. Great practice and great breakfast. Highlight was That hit Underwood took from Clayborn.

  10. Jacko101 Says:

    @Jrock the D-Line was decent I would give Bennett #71 most of the credit. He never jumped offsides and looked the best in shedding blocks. But the O-LINE did tremendous DOTSON actually looked GOOD

  11. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Well if it means anything, usually the Offense is ahead of the defense in general when training camps begin for everyone. This could mean nothing but we’ll see how it goes.

  12. Mbaby Says:

    Aqib Talib got beat twice and was upset with himself, coach had 2 calm him down after he slamming his helmet. I also spoke n took a pic with Mark Dominick today

  13. bucfanjeff Says:

    “*Blount was beaten soundly by Lavonte David, a bad blitz pickup up the gut. Conversely, Doug Martin had some shining moments in pass blocking.”

    I know it’s only day 1, but expect more of this. It’s what many of us have been saying about Blount for sometime now. Nobody doubts his physical running attributes, its the rest of his game.

  14. Dano74 Says:

    I know people worry about the LB unit as they should,but the middle Of D-Line is gonna give me an ulcer!

  15. FlBoy84 Says:

    Joe, any word on what Schiano might’ve said during the team huddle he called after Clayborn laid the wood on Underwood? He seemed pretty animated, just couldn’t tell if it was in a good or a bad way.

  16. Red86 Says:

    The easy running quote make me smile and mad at the same time. That Nicks,Zuttah and Joseph combo paying off quick. But, the D line part is what got me concerned. Hopefully this help the D line get better. I still think it was a bad idea to get rid of Price. We need a McFarland like dt again.

    I glad the LBs are doing something positive. I just hope they do that during the games that count and don’t count. That postion is still a weakness until proven otherwise.

    A.C. is the man. Hope he doesn’t have a 2nd year slump.

  17. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I read somewhere else that Bowers has been jogging at practice. Is there any truth to this? If so I would think that is an excellent sign that he may be back sooner that first thought.

  18. Andrewbucsfan Says:

    I’ve seen bowers walking around the facility with no boot on his foot. Saw Benn in the facility he seemed to be in good spirits excited to get back. I think the amount of coaches we have with background in LB is really helping the unit, schiano constantly yelling get down hill. And if you see and watch McCoy, you’ll know he’s about to dominate he without a doubt is the defensive fronts leader

  19. biglebowdki Says:

    uh, the d should be ahead of the o in the beginning. so much sh%% talking by people who probably never played. I just hope the offense can score 35 a game. like what im rwadinflg about schiano so far.

  20. Brian Smith Says:

    Can anyone tell me how much time players spend signing autographs after practice? Thanks

  21. Andrewbucsfan Says:

    Ronde was out there for 20 minutes they had to tell him to come in. Josh Blount mike will Vincent Jackson last ones in the building after signing autographs. Schiano really unforced this stuff

  22. Brian Smith Says:

    Awesome, thanks. I wish they still signed before practice, but it sounds like most players have signed plenty after.