Report: Bucs-Pats Practice Sessions Confirmed

July 16th, 2012

Last month’s report of Greg Schiano and Bill Belicheat plotting joint training camp practices appears to have reached done-deal status.

The Boston Globe says a league source confirmed the Bucs-Pats practices, and Joe sees that the folks running the Patriots’ official website had no problem regurgitating that news to fans via a roundup of Pats news. Also, Joe has done his share of pounding his email and phone this morning, and Joe’s learned nothing to lead him to believe this isn’t happening.

The Patriots and New Orleans Saints are practicing together during the two days prior to their Aug. 9 preseason game. So it’s reasonable to assume the Pats will have their toes on the line with the Bucs on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, prior to their Aug. 24 preseason game in Tampa.

As Joe’s written before, this is a good thing. The young Bucs being exposed to the Patriot Way can only further help rid themsevles of the demons and bad habits that led to the heinous 10-game losing streak.

14 Responses to “Report: Bucs-Pats Practice Sessions Confirmed”

  1. Vic Says:

    Hopefully Hainesworth will stop in for a reunion.

  2. eric Says:

    Good move.

    Someone tell gerald not to drool.

  3. J-VILLBUCS Says:

    Raheem should have dont this with M.Tomlin in Pittsburg.

  4. Orlandobucfan Says:

    I agree good move this could only benefit the bucs. The patriots have been a gold standard for number of wins over the pat decade and if the bucs can find a way to emulate that we will be in good shape. Plus it might give us a chance to see how our corners compare to Tom Brady and his WR/TE’s. I am most looking forward to seeing how mark baron does I really hope he is a future stud for us.
    Does anyone know if he has been signed yet I might have missed that but of news I know all other draft picks have been?
    Go Bucs!!!!!

  5. Jarret Says:

    Why are the patriots so willing to have joint practices with other teams? I get the Bucs considering how close BB and Schiano are, but why New Orleans, too?

    Also im surprised there’s no spygate jokes along with this article.

  6. robert Says:

    hope he teaches our guys how to cheat!

  7. Theodore Says:

    @Jarret – Perhaps Belichick et al use it as pseudo-scouting for future cuts/free agents.

  8. Thomas2.2 Says:

    I wonder if Mr. Brady will please “slow it down” for Gerald this time. What am I saying, Gerald will be hurt and not participating.

  9. Eric Says:

    We may end up with a mistaken impression that were decent, or confidence destroying realization that we aren’t.

  10. Mr Lucky Says:

    Is it just me or does that picture of Bellichek look like Darth Sideous?

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    I don’t know, but Bill is definitely from the Dark Side.

  12. BOb Says:

    baron is not signed

  13. Orlandobucsfan Says:

    What’s the delay in signing Baron I thought the new cba made this easy with little negotiations involved for rookies.

  14. OAR Says:

    Not sure, but there are 14 (1st round) rookies still unsigned.