Tentative First Training Camp Practice July 25

June 12th, 2013

The Bucs have yet to release when Training Camp 2013 opens, much less the times of practices much less what days will be single-practice days and what days will be the dreaded two-a-days.

What we do know is that per NFL rules, the Bucs could open training camp July 24, said Bucs coach Greg Schiano today in his post-practice presser with the local pen and mic club.

Schiano said teams are allowed to open training camp two weeks prior to the first preseason game. The first preseason game for the Bucs is a home date with the Baltimore Crows Aug. 8. Two weeks prior would be a tentative date for the opening of training camp being July 24.

The second day of training camp is when teams hold their first training camp practice. If the above information is accurate, that would mean the first practice(s) would be held July 25.

Again, Joe stresses that these dates are tentative and speculative.

Of course, Joe realizes most Bucs fans don’t care when training camp begins. But Joe does know there is an enthusiastic gaggle of Bucs fans who take vacation days so they can watch practices.

So for those rabid few, you way want to begin to formulate a plan to attend practice July 25.

Also, Schiano noted that per NFL rules, he could have rookies report as early as July 5. He conceded he’s not quite that crazy.

8 Responses to “Tentative First Training Camp Practice July 25”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    I thought the NFL banned two-a-days?

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    Excited! For me Training Camp is the start of the season.

  3. Macabee Says:

    The Bucs could open training camp as early as 22 days before the first preseason game for rookies and first year players. Evidently they are choosing not to do that as veterans are not allowed to attend training camp before 15 days before the first preseason game.

    You may want to save this link as it has other key NFL dates of interest!


  4. Splengo Says:

    Thanks, Mac!

  5. CMAK Says:

    Joe, I don’t know if you have really paid too much attention but when training camp and preseason (definitely) hits we as Bucs fans from PewterReport will be hardcore going in tinychat in the Beatles12345 room. I’m not trying to advertise or take away from your publicity, but I would like to invite you and your fanbase to the chatroom to discuss all things Bucs! Thanks! Go Bucs!

  6. Joe Says:


    Thanks. Not sure what that is but am interested. You sure Joe won’t be knifed if he goes there? 🙂

  7. scubog Says:

    I’m one of those guys who takes a few vacation days to watch practice. I’ve been doing that since the days at One Buc Place looking over the fence and hoping not to get tossed by security. John McKay and staff would walk by and say hello, Lemon Bennet was oblivious to me. Richard Williamson was hoping security didn’t toss him. Once Ray Perkins sent Frankie Pupello over and allowed me to come inside to watch. The only time I ever got run off was by Sam Wyche. Of course once Training Camp was held at UT it was open to everyone. Only drove to Orlando a few times. Love the atmosphere at One Buc Palace.

  8. ben Says:

    where do you sit at at the buc place and whats the location,,,never been to the new place,,,,can you see? and will the players walk over to the fans?