Buccaneers Will Have Joint Practices With Jacksonville And Cleveland

May 26th, 2016

KoetterCombine3Head coach Dirk Koetter wasn’t blowing hot air when he said in March that he liked joint training camp practices with fellow NFL teams.

Today, Joe asked Koetter whether his plans for the summer would include practicing against the Jaguars, prior to the teams’ Week 2 preseason game in Jacksonville on Aug. 20.

Koetter upped the ante.

He confirmed the Bucs will practice against/with the Jags in Jacksonville and then will return the following week to practice against/with the Cleveland Browns.

Koetter said the Bucs will go up to Jacksonville for two days and then have the day before the preseason game off. The Browns, per Koetter, will have a similar schedule before playing the Bucs in Tampa on Monday night, Aug. 29.

Somewhere, Lovie Smith, who was dead set against joint practices, is shaking his head.

10 Responses to “Buccaneers Will Have Joint Practices With Jacksonville And Cleveland”

  1. Rrsrq Says:

    Noooooo, not Jacksonville, that place don’t like rookies picked in the first round

  2. The Incredible Hulk Says:

    Hulk big Bucs fan.

    Bucs smash Jaguars! Bucs smash Browns!

    Hulk no like color brown. Hulk like kitties but last time Hulk try to pet jaguar it bit him after blowing out knee. puny jaguar.

  3. louis Says:

    what was heard when Lovie was shakin his head…rattles?

  4. Aubpierce Says:

    Louis that was priceless.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    good measuring stick….GO BUCS!!!!

  6. FloridaGirl Says:

    What in Pete’s sake do we think we’re going to learn from practicing against the Jags and the Browns??? That’s like a team asking to practice against the Bucs!!


  7. Joe Says:

    What in Pete’s sake do we think we’re going to learn from practicing against the Jags and the Browns??? That’s like a team asking to practice against the Bucs!

    A lot actually. Big thing is it keeps guy’s minds fresh. After weeks of beating on each other, guys tend to mentally check out. By breaking up the mundane practices, this is a good way to do it.

    Jags could have a better defense than the Bucs.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    It is good practice against real 3-4 defenses. Not just scout team 3-4 (I think browns and jags play 3-4, from what i remember)

    Jags have a decent team. If their draft picks stopped getting hurt, they might borderline good. And browns are on an upswing. I like hue Jackson. I am interested to see if he can revive RG3’s career.

  9. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Well said Joe…

  10. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I love the idea of joint practices. It’s a scrimmage game and almost like a warm up for the preseason. And like Joe said. Bucs players get tired of seeing the same colors and players in front of them. When u see another team in front of you, your gonna get fired up when u haven’t hit anyone but your teammates for the last month or so.

    I think a rivalry is brewing between the Bucs and Jags. 2 team on the uprising with plenty of young talent. I hope they play each other in 2017-18. Most likely be a sell out. VH3 vs Bortles and Ramsey for his former teammate in Winston. That is must see TV imo. All 4 guys homegrown talent. There is alot of Gators and Noles on both teams. Gotta love that. Not sure who has the most. I think the Jags have a couple more.