Day 6 – Training Camp Notes & Observations

August 7th, 2015

Day1practiceBusy day at Bucs training camp practice this afternoon. Tampa Bay practiced before a packed house of season pass holders, plus a crew of 30 BSPN SportsCenter crew.

Of course, Joe was there to soak it all in and provide your need-to-know. Enjoy!

* Vincent Jackson was responsible for today’s music ensemble, which was hip hop Joe only recognized a song or two but none of the artists.

*Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, was not nearly as sharp as he was yesterday. Had some moments but overall looked like a rookie.

*Doug Martin runs up to the line, dances a polka waiting for a hole and is swallowed up by the defense. Bucs’s first team is working on running up the gut, sans receivers. The second run is stuffed, as well. And run No. 3 is stuffed.

*Jacquies Smith is back at right defensive end, where he was yesterday. Donovan Smith is your first-team left tackle and Ali Marpet is your right guard.

*Fourth run is OFFSIDES! Gerald McCoy.

* Bobby Rainey shows the “Muscle Hamster” how it is done and bursts through the line for a 35-yard run. Rainey scores on next run, followed by Mike James up the gut and into the end zone.

*Jameis lofts ball down left sideline, Banks camps under it like a can of corn. Pick.

*Next pass is a wobbly offering by Jameis to Mike Evans. Ugly

* Bucs sending kitchen sink at Jameis last two plays. Nearly completed both. #OperationRattleJameis … Charles Sims could stand to improve his pass blocking.

* Had Glennon not worn an orange jersey, he would have been splattered by Da’Quan Bowers.

* Loud fan at practice hollering at Glennon, “Throw it! Throw it! RUN IT!”

* Fourth pass, Jameis threads needle to Kenny Bell on left side. Quick strike for 10 yards.

* Jameis under heavy pressure takes the crumbs and checks down to Hands Herron.

*Jameis completes deep to Vincent Jackson but this was a sack in a real game. Larry English beat Demar Doston badly.

* LoudFan demands Jameis throw “On a rope!” And Jameis throws a rope to Herron.

* Jameis checks down to Kaelin Clay in right flat, ball off his hand, incomplete.

* The immortal Chris Hackett blows up Tim Wright to force fumble.

* LoudFan on EVERY pass play, “On a rope! HARD!” Forget about the completion, just throw a fastball.

* Perfect pass from Jameis to Austin Seferian-Jenkins in seam. Great touch. ASJ fumbles after getting splashed by Johnthan Banks but recovers own fumble. ASJ is quiet as defense celebrates.

* LoudFan as Jameis is calling audible, “TIME OUT!”

* Very nice rollout and throw by Jameis which hits Adam Humphries in breadbasket and dropped.

* This time Jameis pump fakes and finds Adam Humphries in seam. Caught.

* Jameis leads Humphries (throws open) complete for 12 yards.

* DROP! Brandon Myers with third team.

*Different guy in crowd yelling for “Stick’um.” Bucs have dropped a lot of balls today.

*Herron seen jawing a bit with Mike Jenkins, who always brings an edge to practice.

*FLAG! Defensive holding. Banks on Martin.

*Short pass to Tim Wright.

* Not a good pass Jameis. Throws low on screen to the left in traffic. Should have been picked. Batted down.  In a game, that easily could have been a pick-six.

* Doug Martin just got clocked. Didn’t catch culprit.

*Bruce Carter with a very nice breakup on Kenny Bell. Pass by Jameis.

* Jameis hits Wright in stride for what looked like a TD on a crossing pattern but ball popped in air and picked.

*Standout diving catch by tight end Cameron Brate running left to right with third team.

* DROP! Bad one by Martin.

*Well done, Sims. Much better pass blocking.

*Jameis to Herron, 20 yards in the left seam. Pretty. Well blocked by the O-line.

*FUMBLE Jameis. Ugly stuff as he went back to hand off to Martin.

*Helmet crack! Gerald McCoy meets Sims in a hole.

*Larry English bull rushes Donovan Smith easily. Too easily.

*Jameis shows some escapability and hits Mike Evans with Isaiah Frye. About a 15 yard completion on right sideline. Encouraging stuff as practice winds down.

16 Responses to “Day 6 – Training Camp Notes & Observations”

  1. Destinjohnny Says:

    Was shocked how lackadaisical the practice was compared to Schiano and Grudens practices.
    Lovie is clearly a players coach nice and easy

  2. buc89 Says:

    Good stuff as always Joe. I’m glad we finally have something to look forward to on Sundays

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    I bet these guys are ready to start the real games already. Nice recap!

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Good Read Joe’s

    Appreciate the Camp notes

    Side Note: Sign Aldon Smith (Aka Baby Simeon)-

    Of course, the kid might be suspended for a year. Lol, but at least we’ll have his rights. Adopt the kid, and put under your wing. Because we’re talking about one of the Best Pass Rusher too have EVER played.

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

    LUVMYBUCS are you being serious??? That young man is clearly troubled.

  6. bucnuts Says:

    Luv, You know that’s Dallas’ job for NFL

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Nole on Sat || Bucc on Sun

    Yes, he’s a troubled young man no doubt.

    But I LUV the Character of Our Core Players (GMC, LVD, VJAX, EVANS, CLINT, DOTSON, VERNER, MANKINS).

    I also LUV the way Lovie, has handled Key Players in the Past with numerous off the field issues (well documented-Kreutz, Urlacher and Briggs-etc)

    They Key here is that I can’t find anyone, who speaks ILL of this kid.

    All I keep hearing is that he’s a really good dude-Just needs help. I’ve never walked a mile in his shoes. So therefore, I can’t tell you what hunts his past.

    But I truly believe our Organization- From the Top to the Bottom-Can help this kid. If Marvin Lewis could turn around Adam Jones. I have faith that Lovie/Frazier & Co can help Aldon Smith.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Our defensive Line Coach (Joe Cullen), has had numerous off the field issues in the past (Concerning Booze).

    So maybe Joe Cullen, speaking about his own personal accounts.
    -How he’s faced Adversity w/ Booze
    -How he’s choose to handle his Alcoholism-Yet Preserver.

    The truth is I don’t know, but I have faith

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    We go all in For Joey Bosa next year- and our D-line will be massively improved.
    Then, we sit Back, and let Jameis drive the Bus!

  10. Owlykat Says:

    Very surprised that English was able to bull rush Smith. This was one of your most informative articles, Scott. I was wondering what the real depth chart was at this point and you revealed that information in your article and it was an eye opener! From this article I finally was able to solve a big mystery which was why Koetter kept Warhop after his diasterous OL last year. Now I see the reason. Warhop has been the key in that regard. He has worked wonders with Gilkey this year!

  11. Owlykat Says:

    Rannel Hall should be our future slot receiver when Bell takes VJax’s place when he retires. I was very impressed by Hall when many experts didn’t even list Hall as one of our WR candidates. Glad to see Hall is now being noticed by Lovie and other top Buc Brass. Also glad to see Sims growing into a better RB and picking up how to block for Winston, which will be critical when the games count. Brown is also an outstanding blocker with soft hands and good size and weight giving him the ability to open his own holes. I will be watching Brown during preseason. He needs to make the 53 man roster. Get a draft pick from Houston for Mike since their star RB may be out with injury all season. Show Mike’s game against Seattle!

  12. bucsbedabest Says:

    The comment about Sims and his blocking reminded me of what horrible blocking we had from all our RB last year. It contributed to a number of sacks. Everyone is quick to criticize the OL and no one mentions the RB or TE. Sims was by far the worst at blocking and every RB and FB with the exception of Mike James scored negatively in run blocking by Pro Football Focus.

    Come on Lovie, figure out who needs to show these guys the proper blocking teknique and make them practice it until they get it right.

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

    Qwlykat Mike was most certainly a beast in that game up in Seattle.

  14. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    I posted a video of ASJ diving for a Winston catch on the blog. You can hear LoudFan telling Jameis to throw hard…lol

  15. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    duh, a Winston throw, not catch…

  16. Evan Says:

    I was getting really tired of the “ON A ROPE” shouts every play. The guy was 2 people away from me.

    He was also counting down the play clock for them. EVERY TIME.