Notes From Day Two Of Training Camp

July 26th, 2013

Here are sights and sounds Joe jotted down during practice of Day Two of Bucs training camp 2013 — in no particular order.

* Te’o bats down Orlovsky pass like JJ Watt.

* Mike Williams wide open over the middle, first down.

* Trickery: Mike Williams on an option on the left side would have been wiped out by Lavonte David.

* No one asked, but best player in Bucs camp after two practices? Mike Williams. Play after play after play he sticks out.

* Anthony Gaitor having a good practice. Just got a pass breakup of Vincent Jackson by jumping route along right sideline.

* Rashaan Melvin allows a short completion in front of him and Greg Schiano runs onto the field for some up close and personal coaching.

* Mason Foster dives to break up pass and grabbed his right hamstring. Got up but was limping. Seems to be OK, though.

*Mike Glennon overthrows Tiquan Underwood by five yards on a deep ball.

*Danny Noble flashes some good hands.

*Josh Freeman makes a bad throw to Mike James on a dumpoff pass. Out of synch?

* VJax big gain on crossing pattern to right. Think Joe J. vs Eagles.

* First team defense includes Darrelle Revis and Johnthan Banks.

* Revis strongarms Kevin Ogletree off line on walkthrough. LOVE his intensity.

* MYRON!: Welp. David Douglas burns Nine Lives Myron Lewis badly on a pass down right sideline. Who could have guessed?

* Hawk Goldson blitzes and bats down a Josh Freeman pass. Could have been a sack if there were live bullets flying.

* Johnthan Banks on Mike Williams like a second skin on a comeback route but Freeman’s pass sails over everyone.

* Tiquan Underwood got away with a clip on Banks.

* Mike Glennon fans on a throw, ball came out as he began throw and crowd chants, “Rookie, rookie!”

* Kevin Ogletree and Nate Byham down after a pileup for a pass. Ogletree needed help getting up but walked off under his own power. Roughly 10 minutes later, he resumes practice.

* If there was hitting allowed, Hawk Goldson would have positively decleated Tom Crabtree on a short pass to right.

* Mike Williams goes all Michael Jordan, skying high to grab a Josh Freeman pass.

*Details! The Bucs have a drill that has defensive linemen catching passes from five yards away. Only drop was by camp-meat DT Matthew Masifilo.

* Revis jams VJax at the line … in a walkthrough! Next play up against Mike WIlliams, the play goes other way but Revis shadows Williams all the way back to line.

* Chris Owusu can’t break free of Anthony Gaitor on a bomb down right sideline.

* Mike Glennon, Michael Adams does not like your passes. Pick-six along right sideline running across the field to the left for the score.

* Johnthan Banks jumps a route and picks Josh Freeman and the crowd roars. Next play Banks breaks up another pass. Crowd likes the rookie’s play.

* During a pass play, Greg Schiano could be heard bellowing, “VISION, VISION!”

* Leonard Johnson would not let Nate Byham past him.

* Josh Freeman pass to Martin in left flat and Dekoda Watson all over the Muscle Hamster.

* Darrelle Revis steps onto the main field for first time and works with first team defense vs. first team offense. Crowd buzzes; all eyes on 24.

* Darrelle Revis getting physical in walk through vs. Tiquan Underwood. Dude is just chomping at the bit to drill someone.

* Darrelle Revis vs. Mike Williams in a walk-through and the two quickly got into a jousting match for position.

* Hearing quite a bit of talk from Bucs people about Rashaan Melvin but he hasn’t shown much in practices (yet). Maybe he will in games?

* David Douglas uses his height to grab a ball over Anthony Gaitor.

*Vincent Jackson revved up the crowd with his hands. Wanted more intensity from the Bucs faithful.

* Tight end Zach Miller juggles the ball for two or three steps before it bounces off his fingertips.

* Mike Williams reaches over right shoulder of Johnthan Banks to haul in pass. Good coverage; better catch.

* Carlton Mitchell just blew past Revis along sideline. Had to double check it wasn’t Myron.

* Beautiful over-the-shoulder catch by Kevin Ogletree. Jim Edmonds would applaud.

* Darrelle Revis working against VJax in WR drills on far field. Stuck on VJax like Velcro.

* Yesterday passing game was strong. Today, it is the run game.

* WTH? Already saw four Barrett Ruud jerseys this morning. People need to upgrade their wardrobes. Lavonte David perhaps?

31 Responses to “Notes From Day Two Of Training Camp”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sounds like Bank & other defense doing well so far.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  3. Rich Says:

    Oh how I’ve missed that Rachel Wilson pic!

  4. the_buc_realist Says:

    it only sound like that, cause Jfro-6pak was mostly throwing the ball.

  5. BIlly Bob Says:

    The way it sounds the accuracy in Freeman’s throws has still not been located

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Glennon gets picked off!

  7. mikeck Says:

    Freeman’s accuracy issues have to be mechanical…why cant anyone correct this?

  8. BigSombrero Says:

    Hmm its early in TC but no one could say the QB play is looking sharp.

  9. robert Says:

    @ mikeck…it’s not mechanical, it’s mental ineptitude

    good stuff joe.

    sound like the two DB’s are making a splash.

    or are you just focused on them more?

  10. Joe Says:


    Simply put, Joe doesn’t focus on anyone (other than Revis because of the high interest). If a player makes a play, Joe writes about. Offense, defense, doesn’t matter.

    Joe just writes what he sees.

  11. Jordon Says:

    Hey Joe, when are you going to post some observations from practice? Oops….sorry, I was distracted by the lovely Rachel Watson pic!! Yowza! Good stuff from 1-Buc! Nice to hear that Revis and Banks are both impressing!

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Sounds and looks like the same Revis to me….ooooooooooooh BOY! Joe your getting me fired up.

  13. robert Says:

    good to know. banks and revis baby!!!!!!!!!!!

    and vjax and Williams!!!! Imagine those 4 making each other better every day!

    I need a cold shower

  14. lightningbuc Says:


    I know most teams have camp in different towns than they play in. Do the Bucs players go home to their own homes every night, or do they stay together somewhere?

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Lewis is toast.

    “Details! The Bucs have a drill that has defensive linemen catching passes from five yards away.”

    I like this!

    Sounds like Johnthan Banks is going to be worth the pick so far.

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Lightning, I believe during camp they stay in a hotel.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Double Tree if I remember right.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m surprised they are allowing Revis to get so involved so soon. Just yesterday they said they were going to ease into things.

    I’m hyped that he’s involved…and at the same time a little worried something could happen to him.

  19. Joe Says:


    Do the Bucs players go home to their own homes every night, or do they stay together somewhere?

    During training camp they stay at a local hotel. Even pair up into roommates.

  20. lightningbuc Says:

    Joe and BuccaneerBonzai,

    Ok thanks.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    @ Bonzai…I’m hyped that he’s involved…and at the same time a little worried something could happen to him.

    LOL he’ll be just fine. You sound like his mom. LOL

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    DEFENSE & OFFENSE….this team is not going to be 1 dimensional like Bucs fans are used to. I’m psyched!

  23. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Joe… I really love your practice bullets. Thanks a million buddy!

  24. Joe Says:

    No problem 238.

  25. Johnny Says:

    False.. Leonard johnson and revis were the starting corners.

  26. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    I know it’s a running joke now, and I have even compared it to Karl The Truth’s extended stay in Tampa, but what really gives with Myron Lewis?

    It doesn’t appear that it’s a case of great practice guy who struggles in games.

    How does he keep getting a roster spot? It makes no sense to me.

    Any ideas? This can’t really be a case of Dominick’s ego. I don’t fluff him up like some on here, but, I can’t believe he would keep him this long, on pride alone.

  27. Meh Says:

    Thrilled by what I’m hearing about Banks. I’m not the least bit surprised Williams is killing it. He’s really underrated, even here in Tampa.

  28. HolyMoly Says:

    Sounds promising , can’t wait till Saturday night to watch the night practice live. Starting to get pumped for the season .

  29. chris Says:

    Everything sounds great. However, I’m hearing no where that either Josh Freeman nor Mike Glennon are looking good nor sharp. Obviously, Glennon is going through rookie struggles so he’s not a threat to Free’s job at all.

    My buddy who lives in Tampa saw Free yesterday. Same reports from what we’ve all seen. Inaccurate balls, throwing into heavy traffic and hesitant. Has had good moments, but bad one’s as well. What Jaws said, an enigma.

    QB play is the only thing that frightens me.

  30. GenocideD Says:

    Oh my God! Day two of training camp and our QB isn’t on the same page as our receivers??! The sky is falling!!!
    *heavy sarcasm

    Am I the only one worried about Revis running around covering? lol ><

    …go Banks!!!

  31. scubog Says:

    The QB’s throw a lot of passes in a typical practice. Yes, some are good and some not so good. People tend to focus on the interceptions or passes when the QB and receiver don’t connect or the spectacular catch. The routine completions are so ho hum so they are quickly dismissed. Don’t be alarmed just yet and get the idea that Freeman and Glennon are turning into Tim Tebow.