Training Camp Night Practice Notes — Day 7

August 1st, 2014


The Bucs entertained just shy of 15,000 fans tonight at their annual training camp night practice at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway. The autograph hounds were out hawking current and former Buccaneers. And there was even football being practiced on the field.

*Alterraun Verner sits out his fourth consecutive padded practice. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin also is on the shelf, as is fellow cornerback Mike Jenkins. Joe’s doubting Verner suits up Friday night in Jacksonville. Dashon Goldson and center Evan Dietrich-Smith also got the night off. Dietrich-Smith has a bruised foot.

*Mike Evans had chance at ball thrown high in end zone. Never tried for it. Leonard Johnson with tight coverage. Looked like Evans had a shot.

*Robert Herron saved a kickoff return for a touchdown by tackling Solomon Patton.

*Rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins makes high catch over a double team. Crowd roars in approval.

*Doug Martin takes a dumpoff pass from Josh McCown, spins through traffic for six. Crowd liked that, too.

*Eric Page snags a bullet form McCown down the middle for a 15-yard gain.

*Bobby Rainey with a nice gain off a catch in the flat.

*McCown with great placement over a defender’s hands to Louis Murphy for six.

*Defensive line coach Joe Cullen sounds like the monster in Young Frankenstein. He always sounds that way. It’s not because he’s all talked out from discussing his beloved Red Sox gutting their roster.

*McCown throws between double coverage to Vincent Jackson for about 20 yards along right sideline.

*Mike James rolls right throws to V-Jax in end zone for score. Jackson continues his standout camp.

*Jeff Demps takes handoff from shotgun and scores on short run.

*Mike Glennon loses the handle rolling out in 7-on-7 work.

*Brandon Myers a short catch from McCown. May be the first sighting of Myers since training camp started last week.

*Glennon goes over the middle to Mike Evans, who skies over defenders and snags the pass thrown slightly behind him.

*Glennon rollout to Murphy for a touchdown.

*No field goal net, so Bucs ask fans to throw balls back.

*Dane Fletcher with a scoop and score after a fumble.

*Glennon rips a bomb deep to Owusu who got behind three defenders for a score.

*Demar Dotson feels the pain of a Will Gholston bull rush in drills.

*Anthony Collins and Michael Johnson are an even match in the battle of big-cash free agents.

*Nobody on this Bucs O-line can stop Gerald McCoy.

*Umm, Mike Kafka and Alex Tanney tied to win the QB skills challenge. Joe’s hoping that’s just meaningless fun competition between the four QBs.

13 Responses to “Training Camp Night Practice Notes — Day 7”

  1. Uncle Albert Says:


    Our first game is on Friday night, but that’s neither here nor there. I am already concerned about the status of Verner, and now tell me, should I be concerned about Dietrich-Smith’s “TOE”? I really hate to use that 3 letter word these days when referring to OL.

  2. Deputy Buc Says:

    They are saying its a bruised foot (not just toe). Depending on the severity, I could see him being out a day or two in practice. When I saw him come out wearing the floppy hat of all the injured bucs of past and present (this year), my heart dropped. But he seemed to be moving around on it just fine outside of the cleats. Much better than I’ve seen Nicks walk when he was going through his stuff.

    Tandy came up a little lame but played through a couple plays. I’ll be watching for him to show any signs at the next practice. That back-up safety battle has been heating up lately.

    Omameh held his own tonight (even once against McCoy). His foot work has been fairly impressive most of camp and tonight his hands seemed pretty spot on with exception of one sick move Clayborn put on him that made him look stupid. I think him and Anthony Collins looked the best tonight in the 1 on 1 drills followed by Cousins. What was interesting was seeing how much concern GMC had for BOTH lines doing the best they could. Constantly saw him coaching up players on both sides of the ball during the drill. Then he went out of his way to dap everyone out after the play, even went so far as to run 20 yards out of the way to get Dietrich-Smith. This is his team on both sides of the ball for sure.

  3. blackmagic00 Says:

    No one can stop gmc? And we play the Lions again this year? They better figure out how to stop gmc so suh will be irrelevant. Jus sayin.

  4. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Good stuff… Any DEs really show up tonight?

  5. Joe Says:


    I am already concerned about the status of Verner

    If it is September and he still cannot practice, you should be concerned.

    should I be concerned about Dietrich-Smith’s “TOE”?

    Lovie said no.

  6. Tom Says:

    Sounds like the offense performed pretty well. Interesting that Myers hasn’t been spotted really until now. Any chance stocker makes the squad over him?

    Slight confusion when you wrote Mike James rolled out on a pass – I’m gonna assume that was Glennon or Kafka unless Telford was impressed by james’ 100% completion percentage last year

  7. Greg Says:

    Glennon looked like crap tonight. He lost the ball three times with no one within 3 yards of him, let the ball slip right out of his hands! Not a lot of confidence for the QB of the future at this point, hope he can take it up nine or ten notches when we start playing. Overall good time tonight though, glad football season is here!

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Nice rundown of the practice. A bit troubling MG is dropping the ball without any contact.

  9. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Thanks for actually responding to questions Joes
    I appreciate it as I also write articles on the NFCS for another site.

  10. Tomcin Says:

    Is there any possible way Kafka could beat out Glennon?

  11. Deputy Buc Says:

    Buccfan37 Says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 8:50 am
    Nice rundown of the practice. A bit troubling MG is dropping the ball without any contact.

    —–To Glennon’s defense, most of the lost balls was with a third string Center on the snap exchange as Evan D-S was out at the last minute for practice. The fumble with him rolling out without significant pressure was the only one I’d truly put on him.

    He had a mixed practice. Some pretty nice throws deep. Some horrible sideline passes (which are common for him in my opinion).

    Tomcin Says:
    August 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 am
    Is there any possible way Kafka could beat out Glennon?

    I wouldn’t think so. Glennon still seems to be the better long term QB and backup.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    But wait! I thought Mike Glennon would be the opening day starter?????

    Or is the MGM already abandoning that claim?

    Mike Glennon is not the QB of the future. He may be the cause of the delay in getting one though.

  13. Carls Toe Says:

    MGM is now playing with Freeman’s snake! Cannons are greasy weapons!