Day 10 — Training Camp Notes & Observations

August 12th, 2015

Yes, the feet were down. It was a touchdown for Mike Evans, from Jameis Winston.

The steamy grind continues at Buccaneers training camp, as the Bucs keep wearing pads in practice and pounding each other in advance of the preseason opener on Saturday night in Minnesota.

Joe’s got all kinds of notes & nuggets. Enjoy.

*Crowd and One Buc Palace was very mellow today. Good crowd, but calm. Typically, the fans are hanging on every throw of Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, but not today. Joe thinks they’re ready for a game already.

*Jameis starts off out of sync with Robert Herron. Rough day for Herron, whose hands took a day off after a decent training camp to date.

*Huge hole for Charles Sims after a pitch left. Lots of running work today.

*Glennon throws over the middle complete to Louis Murphy. Mike Jenkins trips Murphy and, man, it almost seemed dirty. Jenkins and Murphy are all good after the play.

*Jenkins gets Bobby Rainey in the backfield on a wide-left run.

*The big fella, 6-7, 315-pound Tony McDaniel, the former Seahawks defensive tackle acquired yesterday, explodes into the backfield. He doesn’t look like he should be running with the second team.

*Nothing up the gut for Doug Martin.

*Jameis overthrows Rannell Hall.

*The Benn’d Around returns, and Joe shakes his head. Rannell Hall heads left with the ball and loses a yard.

*Quick slant is sharp from Jameis to Tavarres King.

*Hulking running back Dominique Brown (6-2, 241) runs wide right and got the corner. Five yard gain.

*Your initial starting offensive line is, from left to right: Donovan Smith, Matthew Masifilo, Evan Smith, Ali Marpet and Demar Dotson. Another day off for Logan Mankins, and Kadeem Edwards got plenty of first-team left guard action, too.

*Jameis throws a Dunkaneers jump ball to Mike Evans 30 yards down the right side. Complete!

*Danny Lansanah celebrates a would-be sack of Jameis if this was real football. He beat Doug Martin as Jameis was flushed right.

*Herron gets a 40-yard, perfectly thrown deep ball and drops it. Right in his hands as he was open two yards behind Banks. Herron has the speed and the route running, but his hands continue to kil him.

*Another overthrow by Jameis.

*Linebacker Josh Keyes would have sacked Glennon in second-team work.

*Glennon hits Rainey over the middle. Rainey was lined up as a wideout.

*Glennon tosses a gorgeous touch pass in the left seam to Hall’s bread basket. Awesome throw.

*Kwon Alexander with what would have been a sack on a Glennon completion.

*Jameis complete to V-Jax, Banks in coverage

*Interception! * UG-UGH-LEE pick by young Jameis, maybe his worst. He was throwing to Robert Herron short over the middle and the only human in the same zip code was Danny Lansanah, who jogged to the house. Joe is pretty sure Lansanah wet his pants he was so shocked Jameis threw right to him. It was as if Lansanah was invisible to Jameis.

*Bruce Carter is blitzing and it’s not picked up. Would have been a sack. Jameis still throws a true fastball up the middle to Herron, who proceeds to drop it.

*Third-team love. Jude Adjei-Barima with a nice breakup on Donteea Dye. Strong pass block by Dominique Brown.

*Back to 7-on-7 work. Jameis overthrows an open Dye.

* In 7-and-7, Jameis and Mike Glennon made nice throws but it is important to remember that they both wear orange jerseys. In a real game, presumably, there is no way each had that kind of time for receivers to get open. In one particular play, Jameis hit Jackson on a crossing pattern from the right. Alterraun Verner was trailing on the play Jackson went down nearing the left sideline and Verner made an acrobatic somersault over Jackson to avoid barreling into him.

*Another near pick by Lansanah with Jameis throwing.

*Drop! Russell Shepard can’t handle a Jameis throw.

*Jameis and Mike Evans are not in rhythm.

*On another crossing route to Jackson, Jameis hits him right in the hands in stride. Almost looked too easy. It was the back end of back-to-back precision completions from Jameis to V-Jax. Good end to the session for Jameis.

*Still in 7-on-7, Kenny Bell seems to short-arm a ball over the middle and the effort appeared questionable.

*Drop! King from Jameis over the middle.

*Smooth pass in the seam from Jameis to Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

*Joe catches some lineman 1-on-1’s and pass rush work on a side field. View is blocked, but Joe clearly sees Clinton McDonald schooling Masifilo, and Jacquies Smith is untouched on a stunt.

*11-on-11 is back. Play-action! V-Jax goes high down the right side to pluck a Jameis pass out of the air for a big gain.

*Martin finds room up the gut.

*Next play, Martin finds no room up the gut. Evans and Banks are engaged in some heated blocking.

*Jameis burns Banks on successive plays. First to VJax and next a gorgeous floated back-of-the-end-zone throw to Evans. See photo above. Touchdown!

*Floppy hat duty today for Sterling Moore and T.J. Fatinikun.

*Rookie clash! Fullback Joey Iosefa with a great block on Kwon Alexander to free Bobby Rainey in the run game.

*Glennon hits Hall. Hard running after catch.

*Glennon overthrows Adam Humphries.

*Mike James with a touchdown up the gut with the third team. James just looks too good for camp-meat duty.

*Oh, boy, 11-on-11 is back and Garrett Gilkey at center lets George Johnson run right past him on a blitz.

*Lavonte David shoots into the backfield on Martin.

*Clinton McDonald eats Martin in a hole. Rough stretch for the offense.

*PICK! Alterraun Verner with the snatch. King is the target and there wasn’t much effort on the ball.

*Glennon rolls left and shows his soft touch to Humphries. 20 yard completion.

*Ouch! Gerald McCoy blew up Marpet.

*Next play, McCoy eats up Evan Smith.

*On the third play, Marpet wrestles GMC totally out of the play.

*Complete! Well blocked by the first-team offense. Jameis complete 20 yards on the left side to V-Jax.

*Nice checkdown to Sims.

* Jameis loops a pass to the far right corner in red zone drills and the ball is tipped by the outstretched arm of Verner right into the hands of Jackson as he toe-taps before falling out of bounds.

*Verner gets his hands on Jameis’ pass in end zone but can’t hang on. V-Jax pulls out of the air. Touchdown! McCoy appears angry after that and throws his helmet on the sideline.

*With the second team offense on the field under the generalship of Mike Glennon, the offensive line is blowing holes open that Joe could run through. The 11-on-11 drills had more runs involved than in any training camp practice thus far this summer that Joe can remember. Joe is guessing the Bucs were scripting plays for Saturday’s game.

* Jameis lobs a pretty pass down the left sideline that Mike Evans hauled in, cut inside and jogged into the end zone.

* A Louis Murphy sighting: He splits the seam and Jameis hits him in the numbers on a short pass over the middle.

15 Responses to “Day 10 — Training Camp Notes & Observations”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    Mike Evans throws a 30 yard pass to hisself?
    That had to be something to see.

  2. Dave Pear Says:

    Just kidding Joes.
    I’m sure you meant Glennon.
    Just having fun with you guys.
    Thanks for all the hard work you put into this site.
    Really enjoy your updates.
    Can’t wait until Saturday.

  3. Owlykat Says:

    Somebody needed to tell the Buc’s today that we aren’t playing for the first pick in the draft this year! This was almost the sloppiest practice this year. Herron who has looked really good this year just reverted back to stone hands Herron again. Guess the questions got him thinking too much. The second string line was opening big holes for the running game which makes us wonder how could that happen with our new run stopper from Seattle playing second string defense? This one was a head scratcher for the fans.

  4. Dick2111 Says:

    Neither Joey Iosefa or Mike James have hardly been mentioned all training camp. Both had seemed to have some pretty good talent but I’m really wondering how either has a real chance to make the team this year. Maybe they’ll do something in the preseason games to stand out.

  5. Owlykat Says:

    By the way, I am tired of Doug muffing on his blocks in the backfield. Brown showed he is a great blocker in the backfield, and he can get five yards the hard way if necessary if he runs, and you already know he has soft hands for passes too, from his OTAs! Sounds like a perfect third down specialist and short yardage back to me. Douggie needs to be cooling it on the sideline on third down. Even Tedford said last year at first that all his RBs had to be able to block. I agree with that. Best keep Brown. Isoffa sounds like a good FB too!

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Only if McCoy would show that much anger when in all the games that his D blew a lead in.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Heard lovies press conference today and i have been 75% against him for basically all his football decisions and still not pumped on most of them however hearing what he said about jameis i think he is the right guy for steering the bucs and jameis in a positive direction…. GO BUCS… still say 6-10 but with an asterik… GO BUCS

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Thanks for the great observations Joe.

    I was out there yesterday and can see that our offense has a ways to go. Both QBs were missing on too many passes, the receivers were dropping too many good passes and the Oline needs to figure out how to open more holes and keep the defenders in front of them and away from the QB. The running backs were the best group yesterday on offense. I definitely saw some promise – but not a lot of consistency on offense. ASJ stood out to me in the receiving dept.
    Starters on Defense looked pretty solid to me at this point – but of course they are going up against the offense that I just said needs work.

    Anxious to see what the 1s on both sides of the ball look like against a decent team like the Vikings in a few days.

  9. Drywaller Buc Says:

    I have a feeling the defensive line is gonna eat quarterbacks this year. Not like last year. I see a lot more sacks coming!

  10. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Man the Herron of last season has returned. Jameis went from Famous to Shamus today quite sloppy. Better clean that up before Saturday!

  11. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Man Gerald McCoy really sucks because he didn’t do better at playing every position on defense in addition to his own. He is the total reason ‘his’ defense sucked even though he’s not the head coach or defensive coordinator that don’t don’t matter. He should have been able to cover all the receivers and running backs at one time and push all of the o linemen out of the way and he should have sacked the qb every play and make all the tackles. How dare he let any ball get past the line of scrimmage. Man he just never shows up in any game. He is the worst 3 technique in the league. Joe made the nickname Ghost because of him. The pros even players who call him the best in the league just don’t know or see what the professional fans we have up on this site. Man we should have never drafted him. We shoul have kept Brian Price and trade him away. Man what a waste of a football player. Oh and the fact he is a Christian and so he should just forget what a true one is supposed to be like and become a stark raging lunatic yelling just being mad and angry at everything. You know what??? Every fan on this site should contact every Bucs fan they know to put up signs and billboards all around Tampa and call 1 Buc Place demanding they release Gerald McCoy! Good riddance!!!!!!!

  12. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Was that a little over the top guys? Yeah so are some of the complaints that some people levy up here over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. A never ending story with them!

  13. R.O. Says:

    It’s about pressure. Whether real or perceived. A sack is only meaningful on third down (occasionally 4th). Sacks are overrated.

  14. LargoBuc Says:

    Mike James should at the very least be Martins back up. Im surprised we didnt trade Martin. James is a physical runner who wears down defenses. Rainey is fast and has good vision. If he didnt fumble so much, he could have took that starting job and ran with it. Sims would obviously be the situational back. But he has a long way to go. He dosent hit or even recognnize holes to hit be it a power run, a counter or a screen pass and I have yet to see him make a play with his agility.
    Rainey and especially James are to hidden gems Schiano and Dom found. Martin, well he just dosent run like he used to. If he wasnt q first round pick, he would be gone by now.

  15. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Martin didn’t run hard or do a lot of cutting because he didn’t trust his knees. Near the end he did start running better. Now this year he’s fully health and lighter. I can see him getting back to rookie form