Notes And Nuggets On Night Practice

July 27th, 2013

Here are observations by Joe from the Bucs night practice at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

* People who think Mike Glennon will beat out Josh Freeman need to put the bong down.

* MYRON! Tiquan Underwood roasts Nine Lives Myron Lewis for 70-yard touchdown to the right.

* Brian Leonard with a 35-yard touchdown run to the left.

* Michael Smith weaves and dodges his way to the left for a nice gain.

* Freeman with all sorts of time throws deep to the right for Vincent Jackson but broken up by a skying Leonard Johnson

* About a seven-yard gain to the left for Brian Leonard

* Freeman threads needle to the right to Williams, Leonard Johnson on coverage. First down.

* Mike Williams goes up for a ball in the crowd but cannot hang on.

* Freeman deep to Vincent Jackson who was open but way underthrown and Johnthan Banks nearly got the pick.

* Benn’d-Around to Mike Williams who wanted to throw but was run out of bounds.

* Captain of the Inactive List Michael Smith with a nice catch down the right sideline.

* Gotta hunch your Bucs starting tight end is Tom Crabtree.

* Donald Penn blasted Adrian Clayborn so physically Clayborn’s helmet was knocked off.

* Derek Hagan gets past Mike Adams for a catch.

* Danny Noble catches a pass over Leonard Johnson.

* Johnthan Banks has been guarding Vincent Jackson and the rookie from Mississippi State has not been embarrassed.

* Danny Noble just worked over Cody Grimm for a catch.

* Noble tried a down-an-out on Mark Barron, getting a few steps on him but Barron quickly closed the gap and breaks up pass.

* First Gerald McCoy and now Lavonte David getting massive penetration on run drills.

* During a quarterback skills drill, the Bucs had a golf cart crossing the field with a big red target in the bed of the cart. Once, Freeman missed the target but drilled the driver of the cart. A short time later, Freeman one-hopped the ball to the golf cart which elicited audible boos from the estimated crowd of 33,000 fans.

* (Non-Bucs thought: Would the internet lock up if Johnny Football was caught doing quarters with Amanda Bynes?)

* Gene Deckerhoff just uttered the phrase “wide right.” Thought that phrase was an obscenity for him?

* Cool. Bucs have random fans running agility drills through cones and tackling dummies.

18 Responses to “Notes And Nuggets On Night Practice”

  1. Raphael Says:

    Why, on earth is nine lives Myron still here ?

  2. Illuminati Says:

    I don’t know what kind of heinous crime against humanity Myron Lewis must have witnessed Mark Dominik committing, but blackmail is the only excuse for him still being on the roster at this point.

    And, unless we sign another TE (but who?) between now and September, I’ve already assumed Crabtree is our guy.

  3. BigSombrero Says:

    While Glennon is not starting over Freeman, I don’t think its that insane. Freeman isn’t a world beater and though its early, he sounds like he’s pulling the usual crap accuracy wise along with Glennon. They seem almost interchangeable to me at this point except Glennon is cheaper.

  4. Raphael Says:

    @ big sombrero ….forget about the bong..step away from the crack pipe ..

    Your insane

  5. SteveBucsFan Says:

    Glennon actually won that QB battle. He beat out Orlovsky (sp?) by hitting the cross bar on the field goal post. Freeman didn’t even make the finals. Glennon also seemed more accurate during team drills. He also hit all 3 golf cart targets (not the driver). Free only hit 1 of 3 (not including the driver). I know this is Free’s job to lose and I really hope he wins it but I think Glennon, especially with a year on the bench, could be good.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Wow, what a great time tonight. I give total thanks to the Glazers. It paid to be a season ticket holder tonight. Free everything, beer and concessions, they spent some Bucs tonight. I’m so glad the season is upon us, it’s what we all waited for. Anyone who thinks this isn’t a 1’st class organization is a fool. I feel like I’m in Heaven. Take that little slice of Heaven whenever you can get it.

    Props to Rachel Ramirez, we really enjoyed our time with you and your fiancé. I’m so proud to be a Buc Fan and blessed to live in this Sports Town.

    Rays, Bucs, Bolts. We rock!!!

  7. Andrew 1 Says:

    wtf there was free beer? never thought id see the day.

    Freeman is our QB, get used to it.

  8. RCS Says:

    I’ve read where others say that Gleenon is actually better than people thought. And he’s shown to be poised and has a strong arm, but needed to improve his accuracy.
    Glennon may be the QB of the future. All the reports of Freeman so far have just been like all the other years.

  9. Illuminati Says:


    The interchangeability between Freeman and Glennon is precisely why we drafted Glennon.

    They do all the same things right, and most of the same things wrong. But, it means our offense will have continuity if we should need to put Glennon in for some reason, and it means we have a developmental guy behind Freeman if business conditions force us to move on from Freeman.

    Glennon will never have Freeman’s athleticism. But in the offense we’re trying to run, that’s probably not a huge concern. They’re both about the same intelligence (I think their Wonderlic scores were 1 point apart), although Glennon seems to have more of what coaches call “football smarts”.

    Glennon does not seem ready to be a starter in the NFL. Having said that, Josh Freeman still has a lot to prove as well.

    Regardless of what round he was taken, Glennon was still the third overall QB taken in this draft. Only history will tell us if that was a wise choice. Freeman was the third QB taken in his draft, too.

    Personally, I think both of them have tremendous potential, and I’m happy we can even have these kinds of discussions.

    Bottom line is, with a little development, there won’t be a huge drop-off from Freeman to Glennon if that becomes reality. And if there is a huge drop-off, it will be because Freeman has completely blossomed. And if that happens, none of us will be complaining.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    @Illuminati…well said all the way through.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    and I might add…we’ve got Dougie and that’s all that really matters to me. Run Dougie run.

  12. Illuminati Says:


    Run Dougie run, catch Dougie catch, block Dougie block. He can do it all. Mostly, SEE Dougie SEE, because it’s his field vision that distinguishes him from the also-rans.

  13. MadMax Says:

    Haha, Penn beasting….I love it! My boy is still getting it done!

  14. Timmer4444 Says:

    No revis goldson Joe? Not being smart just curiois

  15. Biff Barker Says:

    @ illuminati
    Nice post. Glennon’s single biggest attribute is the arm strength to push the ball downfield.
    The accuracy may improve some too as he gets more reps at this speed.
    The golf cart driver is his newest fan!

  16. Thomas2.2 Says:

    The QB report I got:

    Freeman still grossly inaccurate.
    Glennon looked like a rookie still getting accustomed to playbook and timing.

    There is no doubt that Free is the guaranteed starter week 1. The question is: who will be week10 or 12?

  17. Architek Says:

    Why is our Quarterback still skipping balls? Does he not practice on his mechanics and craft? He is suppose to be a professional and the best of the best in the world.

    I’m growing tired of these reports early in camp.

  18. Tomcin Says:

    Freeman’s biggest problem coming out of college was his accuracy.