Practice Notes & Observations – Day 3 OTAs

May 28th, 2015


Underwear football is back, and Joe was able to take in a couple hours of practice on the sweltering fields of One Buc Palace today. In sort of an ode to Raheem Morris, 1980s rock music filled the air throughout practice. No rap, so apologies to Raheem.

Here’s what Joe found worth sharing:

Lots of bad throws early in practice from Mike Glennon. Very odd. Not a good day for No. 8, with Jameis Winston in California with about 40 other NFL rookies.

Quiet Riot

Drop! Rookie sixth-rounder Kaelin Clay.

Long ball from Glennon to Kenny Bell in 1-on-1 drill.

Def Leopard

That long ball was rare from Glennon. Seemed the offense was specifically working on the short passing game. Time after time after time Glennon looked to be checking down to receivers in the flat or just over the middle. But the receivers were rarely running deep routes; all short stuff.

Bad drop by Charles Sims.


Second team matchup! Nice catch by Mike James flanked by Keith Tandy.

Guys fielding punts today: Kaelin Clay, Bobby Rainey, Rannell Hall, Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye. Rainey looked razor sharp.


Lots of checkdowns by Glennon in 7-on-7 work, so many that it clearly was planned. Last year’s infamous backup center Garrett Gilkey snapping the ball to Glennon, as the other offensive linemen were working on a different field.

In receiver drills going one-on-one against corners, the corners were easily getting the best, sticking like glue against the receivers. Then again, the vast majority of these guys will be begging to get Arena League jobs next spring.

Some New Wave Noise From A Band Joe Purged From His Mind In College Over Untold Number Beers

Dirk Koetter is quick to ride Glennon quick to praise. Koetter clearly lets guys know what he’s thinking and feeling.


Lots of short throws to backup tight end Taylor Sloat, who spent time on the Bucs’ practice squad last year.

First longer pass of the session complete from Seth Lobato to undrafted rookie free agent receiver Rannell Hall.


Doug Martin takes a handoff and races up the middle for a 40-yard touchdown. Then again, since you cannot hit anyone in underwear football, Martin looked like a boat racing up the Intracoastal in Pinellas County and the defenders were the wake from the boat the way they avoided hitting Martin.

You never know what coaches are seeing in a practice. QB Cach Mike Bajakian is barking at Glennon after what looked like a lovely completion to Vincent Jackson.

Motley Crue

Glennon throwing longer finally. Nice completion to Brandon Myers. Lots of zip.

Glennon to Evans deep. Soft spot in Bucs’ zone coverage.


Lots of rookie Kwon Alexander sightings at middle linebacker.

“Wheels” Glennon rolls out to his right and no one is open as Danny Lansanah charges in. Glennon had to setting for throwing the ball away.

Judas Priest

Since “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is away today attending an NFL function, Glennon was getting a lot of work, easily 80 percent of the snaps.

The way defenders stayed away from the running backs after they broke the line of scrimmage, you would think all the running backs have a viral stomach flu.


Again, “Wheels” rolls out to his right, and again no one was open so Wheels had to drive the ball in the dirt to avoid a lesser result.

11-on-11 work begins and Kevin Pamphile is the first-team left tackle, with Kadeem Edwards at right guard.


Danny Lansanah strips Charles Sims. Hold that ball, Sims! There’s not even hitting allowed right now..

Nice catch Clay, with second team.


Drop! Luke Stocker.

Connection of the day goes to Louis Murphy, who caught a 40-yard ball in the left flank with Johnthan Banks in coverage from Glennon. Next play, Glennon to Murphy across the middle. Sharp sequence.

Van Halen

After practice, Bucs special teams coach Kevin O’Dea was in a passionate coach-up chat with seventh-round pick and eager student Joey Iosefa.

25 Responses to “Practice Notes & Observations – Day 3 OTAs”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Interesting that they are training Kwon at MLB since there was never a report of any intention to do that. Sounds good to me even though Nickerson has said he doesn’t like cross training the LBs if possible.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    the nostalgic playlist reflects the nostalgic style of the head coach. nothing against classic rock but it’s kind of ironic…

  3. BucWild007 Says:

    Love the recaps like this! Thanks Joe.


    Logan Mankins playlist ?!?!?!

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading that with some good music references thrown in.

  6. Buc-A-New Says:

    Now THIS is what I want to see when I log in here!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    This is another reason why the Joe’s are the best on the net!

    Thanks Joe.

  8. mac Says:

    Mike Glennon was throwing short passes and check down routes? That it so weird because normally he never does that… Ever…

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Even though-I was concerned for minute- I’m happy to see the “Practice Notes & Observations” segment is back.

    Thanks Joe’s

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:



    -No Funkadelic’s-One Nation Under A Groove
    -Parliament – Flash Light
    -Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus
    -Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me
    -Newcleus – Jam On It
    -Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock
    -Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick-The Show

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    A little Five Minutes Of Funk -will get ya’ mind right errr time

  12. BucfanBF Says:

    Glad they were playing “America’s classic Rock”.
    Nice write up “America’s premier Joe”.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Long as we fired the Gump-Whoever he was–that had the NERVE to play “YMCA”. after we scored a TD…. I’m good.

    Never seen so many dejected fans, and players. Took the air right out of the building. Smh!

    If you’ve ever had the opportunity to watch us play a game– at the “Link” (CenturyLink Field) That DJ has those fans & players fired Up!

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    May 28th, 2015 at 4:22 pm



    -Newcleus – Jam On It”

    LOL wikee wikee wikee

  15. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    This season will have to play Don’t call it a comeback or Mama Said Knock You Out!

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  17. Kevin Says:

    The way defenders stayed away from the running backs after they broke the line of scrimmage, you would think all the running backs have a viral stomach flu.

    Or MRSA

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Big Fan of that song (Young Buck) made a couple years back

    Get Buc’ Wit Me

    Would Have the Stadium Rocking

  19. pick6 Says:

    according to another website, the playlist was logan mankins’ doing.

  20. lurker Says:

    finally! mike giraffe glennon where he belongs…backup.

  21. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

  22. drdneast Says:

    I’m with you LuvMyBucs in regards to the YMCA tune. I’ve been on the Bucs for years for playing that estrogen producing foul sound.
    But what was the “we” refererence in regards to Century Link Field. Are you a Seahawks or Bucs fan. Sorry, you can’t be both.
    Love the reference to Glennon, MAC. Very funny. I like Glennon and just wish he would get better.

  23. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    where is ASJ

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    My bad brotha-when I was referring to US. I’m talking about when the BUCS play against the Hawks@the Link. We share the experience with a few longtime friends-that are Seahawks fans.

    We make it a point-Whenever OUR teams plays one another-to attend games together. Major trash talking leading up to the main event. Losers pick up the tab for dinner & drinks.

  25. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    @ Drdneast

    Actually I think you can be a fan of both (or more) teams, just as long as the Bucs are top dog. Me personally I was a real young kid when the Bucs and Seahwaks joined the NFL, so I chose to become a fan of the Bucs as my #1 team and Seahawks right behind them at #2. I grew up in upstate NY, so I root for the Bills to win as well…just not when playing the Bucs.