News And Notes On Bucs Practice Day 9

August 3rd, 2013

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Here are sights and nuggets and news from Bucs training camp 2013 practice Day 9. No, Joe is not doing push-ups.

* Just saw a young lad wearing a Darrelle Revis jersey at Bucs practice, albeit a Jets jersey.

* Darrelle Revis is in full pads but thus far only participating in walkthroughs. He usually is “guarding” Kevin Ogletree.

* Revis tripped and fell awkwardly, yelling “Oh!” and fans in bleachers audibly gasped. He’s fine.

* In a hurry-up drill, JF5 had pass tipped, intended for Chris Owusu and he still nearly came down with catch. Next play another tip. Pick by Ahmad Black.

* Nobody open for Mike Glennon and under pressure he unloads the ball. Smart. Live to fight another day.

* Dashon Goldson and Gerald McCoy bump into each other and the ground-shaking was registered at nearby TIA.

* Chris Owusu Show today. Catches bomb from Freeman on left sideline. TD.

* Rashaan Melvin reacts to JF5 pass for Owusu beautifully and has a pick. Right now your two non-starter stars of camp are Owusu & Melvin.

* Um, yes Freeman is tall. That doesn’t mean you should try to snap the ball over his head.

* Does the play of Rashaan Melvin, who has same measurables as Nine Lives Myron Lewis, measurable coaches love, signal the end of Myron Era? Lotta time left before the cutdown to the final 53. A month in fact.

* Doug Martin short pass from JF5 along left sideline TD. This guy is ready for the Jets.

* Somebody screwed up and entire team has to do a penance of pushups.

* Carl Nicks participated in some 11-on-11 drills.

* Owusu beautiful juggling catch over the middle while falling down. Lynn Swann would approve.

* More pushups for entire team after hollering from Schiano. Crowd applauds the discipline.

* Eric Page is blasted by Anthony Gaitor on a helmet to helmet hit. Roger Goodell hates them but (non)paying customers sure don’t. Crowd “ooohhhsss” the loudest all training camp.

* Glennon threads needle along right sideline to Terriun Crump.

* Schiano calls entire team into a huddle at midfield and is doing pushups.

* Fans starting to sink into a humidity coma as practice hits a lull.

* Doug Martin tries to run right but is caught from behind from the weakside by GMC.

* Owusu wide open over middle but pass from JF5 too high. Rare misses by Freeman this week.

* Da’Quan Bowers is limping. He later returns to practice.

* JF5 goes low for Kevin Ogletree to the left but Rashaan Melvin goes lower and bats pass away.

* More push-ups!

* Jonathan Casillas nice read and tackle.

* Mike James with a nice little run to right. He is getting a lot of work this week. Captain of the inactive list Michael Smith? Not so much. Feel free to do math here.


* Owusu catches bullet from Freeman (nearly broken up by speedy Leonard Johnson) along left side, gets loose and trips. Big gain, though.

*Glennon on a roll out (!) right and hits Erik Lorig who is blasted out of bounds by Najee Goode.

* CB Branden Smith catches tipped pass off David Douglass hands from Glennon and takes pick to the house along right sideline.

* More push-ups!

* “Eight seconds left, zero timeouts!”

* Fake crowd noise!

* Derek Hagan skies high for a catch in traffic. TD!

* Owusu with a TD catch.

* Josh Freeman pass batted down by Steven Means at right defensive end.

24 Responses to “News And Notes On Bucs Practice Day 9”

  1. Walter Says:

    Man, I hope our secondary is as good as advertised, if Melvin and Johnson can step up behind Revis and Banks, that’d be great.

  2. Architek Says:

    Owusu is looking like a gem and I’m curious to see Melvin in preseason game. Of the many camp concerns Bowers look to be the biggest and I’m not sure how to get more from him.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Play sounds sloppy today. Damn you Freeman STOP it with those batted down balls at the line. I don’t friggin get it, why the batted down balls all the time? Wait it is Saturday. I hope he was not out last night partying again.

  4. Buc'n Junkie Says:


    Well, if there is any consolation we were one of the leagues worst at batting down passes last year.

  5. stevek Says:

    Buc 1987,

    Took the words right out of my mouth, Freeman needs to not get SO MANY batted down passes.

    He is 6’6” for CRYING OUT LOUD.

    Drew Brees @ 5’9” has less issues than him.

    Gotta be “Brees-like” to make the playoffs, baby!

  6. rocmontana Says:

    Owusu is going 2 start

  7. Terraj Says:

    How does someone as tall as freeman get so many passes knocked down? Oh yea, because he always stares down his receivers

  8. Joe Says:

    Owusu is going 2 start

    Barring an injury, that ain’t happening.

  9. Walter Says:


    Whoa, no buddy, V-Jax and Mike Williams are starting, Owusu is competing for the 3rd receiver spot.

  10. stevek Says:


    Right! Staring contest, you and me.

    This is what frustrates Buc fans (“haters”) most, Freeman’s talent level flashing glimpses, only to be offset by basic breakdowns: staring down his targets, and mechanically unable to sustain throw ability.

  11. Biff Barker Says:

    JFro “piñata” Freeman! Woot! Super Bowl!

  12. Mike J Says:

    Great stuff again, Jose. Gracias.

  13. chris Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 3rd, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    Play sounds sloppy today. Damn you Freeman STOP it with those batted down balls at the line. I don’t friggin get it, why the batted down balls all the time? Wait it is Saturday. I hope he was not out last night partying again.

    I don’t get it either, but his mechanics tend to get sloppy time to time. I notice in games the last few years he tends to side arm some balls. WHy? No idea.

  14. chris Says:

    Joe Says:
    August 3rd, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Owusu is going 2 start

    Barring an injury, that ain’t happening.

    Joe: In today’s NFL, 3rd WR is technically a starter, similar to 3rd CB is a starter as well. Owusu from everything I’m hearing is putting on a show. If it translates to the field in preseason, he should be the 3rd guy.

  15. Saskbuco Says:

    So awesome to read all the amazing information on this terrific site, can’ t wait for the season to start. I have a strong feeling this will be a memorable one for all BUCS fans!!!! I’m also extremely excited for me and my wife to be going to our first Bucs game, MNF on Nov 11. It’s a long trip from Canada but cannot WAIT for it!! Any advice on where to stay and what to take in for the sights over the weekend? Been searching on the internet with out much luck so thought would as my fellow BUCS fans for some much appreciated advice, thanks to all who reply and sorry to post “non-football”, but have no where else to get information and thought this was the best place to ask.


  16. Mike J Says:

    chris & joe.I think the nickel corner is more important than the mike backer, & the third WR is ditto the FB. Or in the Bucs’ case, the TE.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    First of all Saskbuco………….How is this your first Bucs game ever? and Why are you a Bucs fan in Canada? Did you win this trip or something? How did you become a Bucs fan?

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s the ship isn’t it Saskbuco? Foreigners love that ship. I saw all the comments on ticketmaster, many from brits. Like we’re a Florida tourist attraction or something. Saskbuco, go to Busch Gardens instead then. Our stadium is not for tourist that know nothing about the area.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    ^^^^ could be the people that just sit there and watch the game when MY Bucs are on D. I have no need for anyone like that at RJS. It’s time to be loud MY Bucs brethren. Damn it all I’m going to make this stadium loud all by myself if I have to. I have about 1200 “be loud” cards printed already. I will distribute them to random fans while tailgating telling people to pass it on. That’s only plan C. Stay tuned for B. and A. 2013 NFC South Division Champs!!! MY Bucs.

    RJS is like a morgue and needs fixing!

  20. scubog Says:

    I try to watch practice without paying attention to the numbers so I can make an unbiased assessment to see who stands out. Of the non-stars; WR Chris. Owusu, CB Leonard Johnson, CB Johnthan Banks, CB Rashaan Melvin.

  21. McBuc Says:

    1987. I exoected a little better from you. I love that we have bucs fans around the world.

    Canadian dude. You shoukd enjoy the beaches across the bay in pinellas county, clearwater is very nuce. Busch gardens is great as welm. There are tons of things to do and places to stay, not sure how you cannot find anything on google.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    McBuc…I’m only wondering what makes him a Bucs fan? What’s wrong with that? Go to ticketmaster and read all the comments from the brits about our beautiful stadium and ship. It’s like our team is some sort of tourist attraction. Do you actually think they cheer when they come. I’m not trying to insult him or anything. Just saying don’t bother coming if your just going to sit there with your hands on your lap. OMG I’m going to get punched in the face this season in my section. I won’t stand for fans that just sit there anymore. I’ve seen too much of it. BE LOUD!!!!!!!

  23. McBuc Says:

    Read what you wrote. Intypically agree with yiu, but it dies nit read kike yiu are curious. Maybe it just cane iff wrong, if we want the market to grow embrace these guys. I have friends drom here that are fans of ither teams, and i am hally to see a fan from sinewhere else. Okus, he shoukd not be for ed to be a CFL fan. Go bucs and scream your head off this year.

  24. Saskbuco Says:

    Hey Mcbuc, sorry I didn’t clarify better, I found all sorts of great things on google. Just from my past experiences going to sporting events, the local fans always know the best spots to maximize the total experience. As for the Buc1987 I began cheering for the BUCS in 1995 at the age of 12, I wanted a team that wasn’t a perineal power house, and grow with them as a new fan to the NFL. I can also assure that I cheer the loudest when the D is on the field. I didn’t win any trip or anything like that, not sure why I waited till now to finally go to a game in Tampa. It’s over 4500km from Saskatchewan to Tampa Florida, guess I’m not a “real” fan as you say. If you have that big of a problem with fans like me ill be in section 110 row L, I would gladly sort it out with you, the easy way or the hard way.