Big Piece Of Offense Won’t Be Practiced Much

August 1st, 2014

mike evans 0517bBucs fans fantasize that the Tampa Bay offense will hum with Vincent Jackson or Mike Evans drawing single coverage and Josh McCown will hurl a well-placed jump ball to be plucked out of the sky, and over the outstretched arms of a too-short cornerback.

The Bucs are expecting that, too.

But it’s not something that will be practiced much. It’s a chemistry and a timing that will have to just happen — fast.

McCown explained to Joe yesterday.

“I mean, it’s hard, because you want to be careful in practice when you start throwing the 50-50 balls and stuff like that and getting guys jumping up against each other. That’s a scary deal,” McCown said. “So you have to be careful with that, but you can practice it. There’s still a way to get that done without risking injury. So we definitely spend time doing that. That really more materializes in games when it’s live competition and the guys are going up and making plays on the ball.

“There’s a way where put the ball and so on and so forth. We’re getting there. We do some of that stuff, but it’s hard to really get the full thing of it in practice.”

It’s no shock the Bucs are playing it safe in practice, though there have been go-get-it throws to Evans and Jackson in the back of the end zone during red zone work the last couple of days. Jackson has looked sharp and in sync on those; Evans has not.

4 Responses to “Big Piece Of Offense Won’t Be Practiced Much”

  1. Nick Says:

    There go to pass play in the red zone, so far in camp, has been a quick slant usually to Jackson or Streeter. Probably saw that a dozen times in the 2 practices I’ve been at.

  2. biff barker Says:

    Why risk injury to the WR’s? That’s what our secondary is for.

  3. biff barker Says:

    “There go to pass play in the red zone, so far in camp, has been a quick slant usually to Jackson or Streeter.”

    Nick, can you remember who else was lined up with these two? Evans and ASJ?

  4. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    Ideally we want our WRs to get open. I am glad jump balls are not practiced and only happen as a result of situation in games. Our 2012 offense relied too heavily on jump balls and the results weren’t pretty half the time.