Day 3 Minicamp Notes And Observations

June 12th, 2014

cheerleaderpen3Joe was back on the practice fields of One Buc Palace today soaking up all the happenings of the final day of mandatory, three-day minicamp.

Here’s your need-to-know:

*Safeties in a cool drill, working on hitting the blocking sled and shedding a block, then quickly scooping up a loose football.

*In 2-on-2 drills (second team vs. second team), there was strong pass coverage that Mike Glennon couldn’t solve. He pumped faked and, had there been hitting, would have been an easy coverage sack.

*Danny Gorrer continued to have a solid minicamp. Today, he scooped and scored on a pass to the left side where the ball found its way to the ground. Gorrer had help with a convoy of four players blocking in front of him.

*Your first team offensive line, left to right: Anthony Collins, Oneil Cousins, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Jamon Meredith, Demar Dotson

*Your second team O-line, left to right: Kevin Pamphile, Patrick Omameh, Jason Foster, Kadeem Edwards, Emmett Cleary

*11-on-11 work opens up looking sharp! Crossing route complete to Robert Herron. Consecutive completions to Vincent Jackson, Chris Owusu and Louis Murphy.

*There’s another Luke Stocker sighting, with the first team in fact! But with an asterisk: Tim Wright was not practicing (unknown cause) and, of course, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is in college. So by osmosis, Luke Stocker found his way on the first team.

*Louis Murphy hauls in a pass from Josh McCown in heavy traffic for a reception.

*In a pass route from the left side, Martin runs inside and loses linebackers for a short gain in the flat.

*Skye Dawson made a nice move, squeezing through double-coverage to come back for a McCown pass and a catch near the left sideline.

*Second team comes in but TE Brandon Myers stays on and catches a ball up the seam from Mike Glennon.

*While the second and third teams work, Collins and Oneil Cousins get into a healthy but intense discussion about what looks like positioning and footwork, based on their movements. An engaged, floppy-hat wearing Carl Nicks joins in.

*Nice break on the ball and bat down of a third-team, Mike Kafka pass by undrafted rookie linebacker Nate Askew. Joe can’t call it a near pick since Askew really didn’t seem to be going for the catch, just the bat down.

*Luke Stocker with a nice catch and run from Kafka.

*Trickery alert! A little wildcat-like action with Mike James on the third team.

*Mason Foster was no match covering Vincent Jackson over the middle. V-Jax was full-go today and sharp.

*The “Cannon” appears. Glennon throws a tight, low rope to Skye Dawson: 20-yard completion.

*Russell Shepard misses his golden opportunity to pounce on a ball in onside kick recovery work. Special teams chief Kevin O’Dea is not happy.

*Rashaan Melvin with tight deep coverage on V-Jax. Nice breakup.

*Herron getting plenty of first-team work.

*Pass interference! Keith Tandy on Louis Murphy.

*CATCH OF THE DAY! Yes, it goes to Stocker with a leaping, impressive grab, about 20 yards down the sideline. Murphy sprints over quickly for the leaping chest bump. The catch was that good.

*Tommy Streeter with a 10-yard TD catch and slam dunk on the crossbar. It was an awfully big celebration for a short toss from Mike Glennon. Somebody needs to tell Streeter that’s now against NFL rules.

*Free slushies! As practice ends a big slurpee/slushy/ice cream truck rolls up and players partake. Biggest, overflowing serving Joe saw went to McCown. Here’s the evidence.

24 Responses to “Day 3 Minicamp Notes And Observations”

  1. deminion Says:

    @Joe could Herron be the slot guy/3rd WR?

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “*Your first team offensive line, left to right: Anthony Collins, Oneil Cousins, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Jamon Meredith, Demar Dotson”

    Man…it is so weird not hearing the usual names. Not making it easy on us senile old men 😉

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Man…now I’m craving a slurpie….

  4. Joe Says:

    @Joe could Herron be the slot guy/3rd WR?

    Perhaps. Lovie and Tedford love his wheels. Has to prove in training camp he can catch the ball consistently. He had issues in OTAs but seems to have turned the corner in a good way this week in minicamp.

    Has to prove that this week was not a fluke.

  5. robert8 Says:

    I know we say this every year, but this year more than ever I can’t friggin wait.

  6. unbelievable Says:


    How have the safeties looked in practice (I’m referring to 7-on-7 and 11on11 drills)? Seems like we hear a lot more about the WRs and TEs battling against corners or LBs.

    Or is too hard to tell since it’s underwear football now? Just curious.

  7. Joe Says:

    Or is too hard to tell since it’s underwear football now? Just curious.

    Really hard to tell in underwear football. Trying to get a read on safties or linebackers in underwear football is almost guessing. When the pads come on next month, will get a better idea.

  8. mpmalloy Says:

    Sounds like Joe saw the cannon with his own eyed today.




  9. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Great stuff! Thanks!

  10. Westsidebucsfan Says:

    Thanks for the updates joe!

  11. Joe's Liver Says:

    ONIEL COUSINS???!?!?! he is one of the worst O-lineman in the entire league. If he starts this year…. I can’t even explain how that will make me feel. Cousins is sooooooooooo garbage

  12. billt Says:

    Joe you just cant help yourself. First observation was a Glennon dig. Keep it up, Big Dog will sign you up for another year.

    Actually, the first observation was a safeties drill. The second observation was no knock on Glennon. Might want to read it again. –Joe

  13. Surf Buc Says:

    That anti-goal post dunk rule is BUNK!

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Joe, you present the practice rundown well. I feel like I was there watching myself.

  15. mark2001 Says:

    I always read this site and PR. On PR, they said that Glennon went 11 for 12 in the 11 on 11 session, and looked pretty good. The only thing here was that he couldn’t solve a coverage problem…two different takes on the same practice…. I seem to be missing something…..was he both or what?

  16. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Joe, great stuff, feed me more.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Oh, and one pass each to Myers and Dawson…not to be inaccurate.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    billt Says
    “Joe you just cant help yourself. First observation was a Glennon dig. Keep it up, Big Dog will sign you up for another year.”

    See now? You MGMers want news of him, but if Joe reports on anything he does wrong, you say he’s “digging”. The way of the MGMer is to keep blinders on when it comes to Glennon’s faults or mistakes or bad play.

    Because if you admit the truth, when it comes down to it, he SUCKS (at present). That’s the real reason none of you wanted him to have real competition. You are so worried about being proved wrong, you would rather see this team suffer for years.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    PR is saying what MGMers want to hear, because they know how blind they are. They need visitors and subscribers there THAT bad.

    Personally, I like it here because we get everything from Joe for free. While over there, they make people pay for subpar or swiped content. Then they say THEY were swiped…even though the other stuff comes out first.

  20. Jeff Says:

    Glennon was on fire today. He has taken the lead in competition.

  21. Hawk Says:

    Come on guys. I’m as big a Glennon supporter as anyone, but let’s look at him realistically. He was a rookie, third-round pick, who had a mental-case for a mentor, and Greg ‘NFL QBs don’t need coaching’ Schiano grooming him. Face it, Glennon didn’t get ‘coached’, and HE NEEDS IT. This is the time of year when McCown and the coaches can help the most. They need to see where he’s having trouble, so they can show him how to get better. The NFL throws out far more complicated defenses than ANY college team. You really thought he’d have them all figured out in just 13 games with Freeman and Schiano ‘helping’ him? He’s got the tools. What he needs is the experience and knowledge that McCown and the coaches can give him.
    “Underwear Football”, training camp, and preseason are the places that Glennon will work with them to iron out his issues.
    BTW, even if he was 20 of 20, it was still ‘underwear football’. The coaches will go back and see if the QB threw to the right receiver based on what the defense showed. And they aren’t going to tell us that.
    Calm down, and let him be human. Given time, and good coaching/mentoring, he just might be super-human.

  22. biff barker Says:

    Hawk. Good post. A voice of reason.

    The Cannon will be groomed much in the fashion that Tedford’s boy Aaron Rodgers was. That worked our pretty well right?

  23. MgM #8 Says:

    Cannon Mike.our future!!!!!Go Bucs!!!

  24. Mike J Says:

    Thanks, Joe!