August 3rd, 2014

surpriseTraining camp is filled with all sorts of elements. It is both boring and exciting, predictable and unpredictable.

Training camp is both a chore and a joy. A chore in that players are grinding in the brutal heat each day every day to secure a job — a joy as in the unknown.

What players, to date, are really making a push for a roster spot come September and which are setting themselves up for the unknown based on their practice performance?

In this video, Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune and Olivia Stacey of TBO field questions from Bucs fans. One addresses who has been the most surprising, both good and bad, after the first week of Bucs training camp.

7 Responses to “Surprise!”

  1. Louis Friend Says:

    Yep. Guards. Pretty sure all of Buc nation, including Smith and Warhop is concerned. Whoever plays is going to get exposed early and often this year. A quick passing game may be our only saving grace to overcome that disadvantage.

  2. kevin Says:

    Yes quick passing game. Why does everyone think brees and brady and manning hardly ever get sacked. It is not because the o lines are stellar its because the qbs have the freedom to read the defense make the adjustments and get the ball out quick…..point blank

  3. Piratic Says:

    “A quick passing game may be our only saving grace to overcome that disadvantage.”

    –Very true, but at least Coach Smith won’t abandon it if it’s working, unlike the most recent HC. smdh

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    You really have to see it live before passing judgement. Any claims to the team’s strengths and weaknesses at this point is pure guessing or speculation if you will…….

    Let’s see what the practice, er, exhibition season looks like.

  5. Teacherman777 Says:

    You guys are forgetting one detail.

    Our new center is an all-pro.

    He will help us hold down the center of the line.

    Go Bucs!

  6. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Piratic you may want to wait until after a few regular season games before anointing Lovie a game time genius. Some of the knocks on him from Bears fans (aside from his lack of paying attention to the offense) was his poor clock management and lack of gametime adjustments. I think he may have tried to work on those shortcomings with his year of unemployment (he went all in on offense this draft), but he still has to prove it on game day before we can say he’s improved in those areas. Remember there’s a reason the Bears decided to go in a different direction.

  7. Hawk Says:

    Whatever the Bucs use to help the O-line, they better practice it every week, or they can’t use it, no matter how good it works.
    Oh, wait a minute, wrong coach. Never mind.