News And Notes From Day 5 Practice

July 29th, 2013

marlana arefHere are some items of interest Joe jotted down while watching Day 5 of Bucs training camp 2013.

* Greg Schiano: “We’ve got pads on for a reason, LET’S GO!”

* Mike Williams drops a punt and Schiano moans. “Michael, Michael, Michael.” (Think: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”)

* Lavonte David impressive tackle for loss.

* Ahmad Black on blitz from left blew up a run play in backfield.

* Peyton Hillis big gain up left side.

* Mike James finds a seal off right tackle and is untouched for massive run.

* Keith Tandy breaks up bomb from Freeman.

* Te’o wraps up Mike James for loss.

* Tom Crabtree bobbles screen but recovers for short gain up middle.

* Freeman under lot of pressure. Gerald McCoy, Mason Foster and Mike Adams would have had sacks on separate plays if hitting QBs allowed.

* Joe has been on Chris Owusu train since OTAs. His practice tape will make him hard to turn loose.

* Johnthan Banks covering VJax and lucked out as VJax has ball bounce off shoulder pads.

* Mike Glennon with nice pass to left sideline for TE Tim Wright but better coverage by Anthony Gaitor to break up pass.

* Josh Freeman threads needle down middle for VJax.

* Freeman to a diving Chris Owusu down right sideline.

* RBs are dropping a lot of screens in backfield.

* Derek Hagan fights Branden Smith for a Glennon pass deep down left sideline.

* Johnthan Banks, through five practices, has shown no reason why he won’t start Week 1 vs. Jets, though Leonard Johnson is nipping at his ankles.

* Remember Freeman laser to VJax at Carolina? Just re-enacted.

* Mike Glennon scrambles right for a short touchdown just inside the pylon. Cody Grimm could have layed him out but, of course, Glennon was wearing the troublesome green quarterbacks jersey.

* Fake crowd noise!

* Freeman to Chris Owusu. Later Rashaan Melvin breaks up pass.

* Chris Owusu getting a lotta work w/first team today.

* Freeman bounces a pass to Owusu.

* Freeman comes right back with great zip on a completion to Owusu. Great throw.

* Danny Noble drops an easy dump-off pass from Glennon.

* Mark Barron looked a little gassed in the broiling sun late in practice.

* Derek Hagan, don’t stop your route in 7-on-7 drills.

* Near pick of Freeman by Dashon Goldson in 7-on-7.

* Rookie cornerback hopeful Rashaan Melvin with a nice pass breakup covering David Douglas.

* WR Bobby Sewall fumbles in catch-strip drill. Coaches doing the stripping.

* Melvin with excellent coverage on Mike Williams in 2-minute drill.

* Kevin Ogletree misses a catchable pass, albeit a touch grab.

* Another great Freeman throw to Owusu — in traffic from JF5.

* False start on the offense in 2-minute drill, right side of line.

* Holding: Demar Dotson on Lavonte David in 2-minute offense. Zebras missed it.

* Adrian Clayborn would have clobbered Josh Freeman if sacks allowed. Clayborn clapped his hands in frustration that he had to pull up.

* Chris Owuso looked to have a bomb from JF5 but ruled out. Lavonte David with major heat on JF5.

38 Responses to “News And Notes From Day 5 Practice”

  1. Walter Says:

    Atta boy Freeman. Oh wait, I forgot, it’s training camp so we can only talk about the interceptions he throws lol

  2. big007hed Says:

    I didn’t read a single bit of this, I just kept looking at the cheerleader! WOW

  3. robert Says:

    *Freeman bounces a pass

    WTF?? how do you bounces passes as an NFL quarterback???? and regularly @ that?

    It’s good to hear he made some great throws. We’re counting on jfro 6 pack soul glo bounce a lot Jackson!!!

    bring home the Lombardi JF5!!!

  4. bucrightoff Says:

    I always liked Owusu at Stanford so I’m glad to hear he looks good. Also sounds like Rashaan Melvin might have been a nice UDFA find.

  5. robert Says:

    well bighed maybe jfro was looking @ her too.

    puzzle solved.

    Hell, I’d kick back with a 6 pack and binoculars for those…I mean her.

  6. BamBamBuc Says:

    robert, just watch film of Donavan McNabb. He bounced more passes all over the field to receivers than Freeman could ever throw, even if he was trying to bounce them.

    007, I’m with ya on that cheerleader… WOW

  7. Walter Says:


    He often makes great throws you douche, you just focus on the negatives. I bet you’re just mad he didn’t throw a INT today. Woulda given you hours worth of trolling material lol

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sounds as if we have the makings of a pass defense……

  9. Stanglassman Says:

    JF5 is so much better than JFro Six pack….or whatever that racist nick name was that those doubters were hiding behind.

  10. robert Says:

    walter simmer down… some fruit loops and come back. your blood sugar is low.

    Joe are the penetration incidents from blitzes, stunts or is the OL getting beat?

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    All good stuff! Thanks Joe.

  12. delson Says:

    Is it me or does it sound like our run d got soft? I read the 2 stops in the backfield but if we were number 1 we should not be allowing big gains by anybody.that scares me bout our d.

  13. Walter Says:


    Lol why don’t you go rub one out to your Mike Glennon Fathead? Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with something else to call “JFRO 6-Pack Jackson.”

  14. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Sounds like the defense is getting consistent pressure but I believe Nicks and Joseph are still not doing the 11 on 11 drills. McCoy is probably facing Larsen or Meredith on every play.

    It was interesting to here Brian Leonard talk about how this is the most complex offense he has ever been a part of and he has been in about three or four different offenses.

    Things are looking good. Just glad everybody has been relatively healthy so far.

    Good stuff Joe. Keep it coming!

  15. Buc1987 Says:


  16. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Solu Glo 6 pack dressed up as Michael Jackson with a full blown perm. Sorry, not racist.

  17. robert Says:

    Joe……things seem quiet on the Underwood front.

    this Owuso sound like he’s lighting it up. Is he in the lead for the #3 from what you’ve seen.

    Walter….don’t get all butthurt over a blog. Simmer down, clean your room and yell for some more meatloaf. yer welcome.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Check these seats out boys and girls. I used to get the nose bleeds like that guy in the upper deck all the way to the right. Now I’m sitting right where the word James is in the picture ALL season long. Can’t effing wait. Go Bucs!

    My Seats:

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    C’mon robert even though it was directed at you. You still have to laugh at the Fathead of Glennon…

  20. robert Says:

    it was funny 🙂

  21. Walter Says:


    Oh Robert, I’m not “butt hurt”, I’m simply being a dick to someone who is also a dick. You’re a big boy, quit crying.

  22. Joe Says:

    this Owuso sound like he’s lighting it up. Is he in the lead for the #3 from what you’ve seen.

    One practice does not make a starting wide receiver.

  23. Biff Barker Says:

    Thanks Joe. Love to hear that Banks, Owusu and Leonard are having a good camp.

  24. Joe Says:

    Appreciate the kind words guys.

  25. robert Says:

    Walt I just started following your twitter account.

    good stuff on there.

    @butthurtbucsfan for those who want some quality family entertainment

  26. Bobby Says:

    Sounds like a nice back and forth between offense and defense. Not really thrilled about the long runs either but it sounds as though they are getting their fair share of stops on D too.

  27. Dooleymite Says:

    Hey Joe, how’s Devereon Carr been looking? I’m see guys like Melivin, Johnson, Gaitor, and even Keith Tandy puttin in work since camp opened, but I’ve seen nothing on Carr.

  28. the_buc_realist Says:

    thats what happens when you line up average defense with holes and JFro-6pak. you will get alot of up and down with no consistency.

  29. Walter Says:


    I expected something more……. idk, funny I guess. That last attempt was just lame though, you’re not as funny as I gave you credit for.

  30. Joe Says:

    Hey Joe, how’s Devereon Carr been looking?

    5-11, 190.

    Honestly don’t remember one play he has made, bad or good. Training camp meat.

    I’ve seen nothing on Carr

    If you have not noticed a word typed on a fringe player in training camp, there is likely a very good reason for that.

  31. rocmontana Says:

    Chris Owusu better start

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    @rocmontana …I dunno I’m kind of becoming an Underwood fan myself. Even with the Kid N Play hair.

  33. Raphael Says:

    Underwood alligator armed a few passes last year.?…I think ogle tree will win it.

  34. Andrew 1 Says:

    Owusu is definitely a versatile guy. he can get the ball out of the back field, return kickoffs, catch bubble screens, and can even be a deep threat. he also has good size , he almost looks like a tight end. might end up being a useful addition.

  35. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t really care who wins the #3 spot…so long as he earns it.

  36. scubog Says:

    Joe reported a pretty good outing for our young QB which made the “Pair of Despair” (Robert and Realist) have to dig a little deeper to find an excuse for his modest success today. Ah ha! The “average” defense.

  37. Tomcin Says:

    Lets stick to the Bucs. Enough of this racist crap.

  38. Rick Says:

    bambambuc & big007hed, that would be Mrs. Marlana Aref