Day 2 — Training Camp Notes & Observations

August 2nd, 2015


It’s Joe’s world famous practice notes and observations, as Joe takes you right on the field. Enjoy!

*With pads not on yet and hitting not allowed, one could say the big story of training camp today was the crowd. That’s overflow crowd, to be exact. Joe’s never seen anything like it. And considering the cheering for nothing completions in drills, Joe’s not stretching to say the crowd was there to see America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

*Yes, there is music in the air today. Hip hop. Joe, being the white-bread, cornfield-born type, doesn’t recognize any of the artists save for Eminem.

* Jorvorskie Lane comes back to catch a Jameis pass in the right flat and goes down quickly due to wet grass.

* Fan favorite Luke Stocker slips while going out for a Jameis pass and despite falling down, nearly came up with the catch, a diving drop.

* Jameis connects on a crossing pattern from the left by Kenny Bell.

* Godzilla Evans goes high over the middle to haul in a Jameis throw.

* Kenny Bell is really playing sharp today. If he keeps this up he’s going to give Louis Murphy a real run at the No. 3 wide receiver position.

* Former Central Florida wide receiver Rannell Hall grabs a pass from Mike Glennon over the middle to the house. Hall made several plays today and was called out by offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter after practice. Twice, Koetter raved about Hall making all kinds of plays and shining.

* While there is a break in practice, Jameis is busy working on his footwork on dropbacks.

* You can hide from Lavonte David but you cannot run away. Charles Sims takes a pass from Jameis in traffic over the middle and tries to wiggle his way free. But no! Lavonte David corrals him from behind.

*  Tavarres King, a key figure in winning the Chase from Jameis, comes in from the right sideline, sells himself out and catches a pass from Jameis in the right flat.

*Your punt returners today were rookie sixth-round pick Kaelin Clay, no surprise there, as he is the frontrunner. Rookie Adam Humphries and rookie Donteea Dye. Not one punt was dropped, and considering the stiff wind, those guys did a hell of a job

*Crowd erupts as Jamies hits Donteea Dye for a five-yard pass with Leonard Johnson covering.

*Overthrow by Jameis.

*Bad drop by Russell Shepard, from Jameis. Very few drops today at all.

*Drop! Mike Evans on a 30-yard throw from Jameis. Alterraun Verner in coverage.

*Short pass to V-Jax and crowd roars. It’s getting a little silly, but Joe loves seeing Bucs fans excited for a change!

*Nice body adjustment on a receptions by Robert Herron.

*Bradley McDougald and Major Wright appear to be your first-team safeties.

*Nice play by cornerback Brandon Dixon in coverage.

*Much more Jameis-Koetter interplay today than last night.

*Tim Wright revives an old connection — with Mike Glennon — over the middle.

*Fifteen yards up the seam, Jameis Winston hits Brandon Myers in double coverage. Great offensive play all around.

*Mike Jenkins with a cat-like bat down on a pass to King. V-Jax appeared visibly frustrated that Jameis read the play to King. Extremely rare to see any frustration from V-Jax in a practice.

*One-hand grab by Humphries as Glennon scrambles left. Humphries is just one of these guys that catches everything.

*FLAG! Demar Dotson, false start.

*Jameis hits Austin Seferian-Jenkins over the middle. ASJ seemed surprised by the pace of the throw, which is odd given that he’s had lots of private practice time with Jameis.

*Glennon fumbles snap. Yes, that one was on Glennon. Joe’s not being harsh.

*Mike Evans is locked down deep by Johnthan Banks. Mr. Banks has a swagger to him this training camp.

*FLAG! Garrett Gilkey false start. What’s interesting about these false start penalties is that they don’t rattle Jameis. He never breaks focus and orders the linemen and everyone else back into position to re-run the play immediately. Very telling stuff.

*Koetter seems to be trying to keep guys off guard. Players are constantly substituting but Koetter jumps in and yells “same group” a few times and Jameis barks a play.

*King catches three in a row from Jameis but then fumbles the third. Just can’t do that as a bubble player.

*Danny Lansanah is at it again, getting his mitts on a short throw from Jameis, a near pick.

Stick with Joe, as always, for so much more from training camp. Joe caught up with several players , Koetter, and had private time on the field with Ronde Barber.

25 Responses to “Day 2 — Training Camp Notes & Observations”

  1. Bucwild Says:

    My favorite posts on this site are these camp notes! Keep it up Joe

  2. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Excitement in the air! It’s a new day!!

  3. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Is Leonard Johnson still starting in the slot? Can we really not find anyone to out play him?

  4. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I meant nickel^^

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Man I’ve been waiting all summer for this stuff Joe. Once again…. you rock!

  6. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

  7. BucFan20 Says:

    False start on Dotson.
    Here we go again!

  8. Strider Says:

    So Jameis had no interceptions? That excites and worries me a tiny bit.

  9. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Come on Joe it was old school “hip-hop”. California love? Nas? Old Jay Z. A little funk in there too. Get some culture man haha.

    Sitting in the stands everyone was talking about Jameis. Didn’t hear one negative thing either. Leonard Johnson looks like a driven Man as well as Doug Martin. Looks faster than I have ever seen. How this team gravitates towards #3 and reacts to him is something I have never seen. He is a natural leader but does not act above anyone on the team. Can’t wait to see live action.

  10. Dick2111 Says:

    Great stuff Joe. Thanks. Love to hear that Jameis has taken command of the offense. Bodes well for the future.

  11. Eric Says:

    I was at the practice this evening. I looked and looked and could find no protesters.

    Also a large number of people were disgracing themselves with 3 jerseys.

    Some even dressed their very young kids in them.

    Man we got a lot of moral degenerates in this town……

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Bravo Eric!

  13. Eric Says:

    On the football side I like how fast Jameis gets the ball out. Thats the main difference between him and Glennon who makes an extra hop or two before he throws.

    But that Glennon can dang sure spin it. Beautiful spirals every time.

    Jameis wobbles a lot of his but they go where he wants them to.

    There are my worthless observations.

  14. Pawel Says:

    So imagine pads on, the DBS will be even slower.

  15. LakelandBuc Says:

    Louis Murphy and Russell Shepard will have to fight hard to hold off these young guys.

  16. BucsFan85 Says:

    You never disappoint Joe! Camp notes are awesome.

  17. Owlykat Says:

    Rannel is an outstanding UCF WR and has as great hands as Humphries. But if Clay gets the return job, Bell will be Clay’s backup on returns. It will be interesting to see which receivers make the Practice Squad. King fumbling makes him unlikely. I hope Rannel and Humphries make the Practice Squad.
    Great coverage Joe. Please keep these insights coming.

  18. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    1Grbuc from your screen name I assume you are a Gator and probably didn’t care much for Jamies during his time in school but I wanna tell you homes your observation is spot on. This young man has a gravitational pull like I’ve never seen or experienced before. The first time I seen or heard anything about him was during a bspn top high school QB recruits QB challenge. He was last to perform and it gose without saying he won the competition. From that moment I was consumed with this guy. It didn’t hurt that they had announced he would be attending FSU. I immediately told myself a national championship was coming. I feel the same way about a Superbowl win now that he is the QB of the Buccaneers. Mark my word that Lombardi is coming back to the Bay. It’s just a matter of time.

  19. nucifyouBUC Says:

    “* Former Central Florida wide receiver Rannell Hall grabs a pass from Mike Glennon over the middle to the house. Hall made several plays today and was called out by offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter after practice. Twice, Koetter raved about Hall making all kinds of plays and shining.”

    Been trying to tell you kids that Hall is a beast for months now, hope the Bucs can find a spot for him or another team will…

  20. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    So Eric Jameis’ is # 3 so you are calling people who wear his jersey moral degenerates? Wow so you’re one of those people. Jameis was never convicted and his encounter with the accuser was consensual. Why don’t you call her what she is. She didn’t even know him and did the grown people thing with him but you want to sit up here and judge people because they wear his jersey? Pull your skirt out of the closet and go become a cheerleader for the teen Titans since Mariota has no off field incidents but Jameis is here to stay.

  21. Buc89 Says:

    @ DavidbigBucsFan

    I think eric was joking. 99% sure he’s a Jameis supporter

  22. Fsuking Says:

    I’ll be the one in the Jameis jersey. And DavidbigBucsFan, as a David who is also a big bucs fan and an FSU graduate, I can accurately tell you exactly what Erica Kinsman is. She is a Succubus!

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Yikes Eric was being sarcastic….even if I didn’t know him I could tell that. Calm down boyz.

    Eric is a big Winston fan. LMAO back off the guy. He probably already has a Winston jersey himself.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    Late to the party here, also enjoyed the recap. Good job Joe!

  25. Fsuking Says:

    I like to anger Winston haters as much as possible. I want them to lose sleep, I want them to live in a Cesspool of there own words and regrets. When they turn around, I want them to see Jameis only to double take and him be gone. Real nightmarish stuff I’m wishing upon them.