Practice Battles Start Today

May 24th, 2016
Who can beat Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes?

Who will beat Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes?

Almost meaningless underwear football season is in full swing at One Buc Palace, but the good stuff really heats up this morning.

Kicking off is the “OTA” (offseason training activities) phase that allows two-hour practices marked by 7-on-7, 9-on-9 and even full 11-on-11 drills.

Nobody’s allowed to make contact, and every run goes for giant gain as a result, but receiver/cornerback battles at least resemble what is seen in training camp.

Joe can’t wait to see what Brent Grimes, known for his practice work ethic, brings to the table against the Bucs’ giant wide receivers. The session should be an eye-opening experience for rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.

Joe is curious to see if there’s a hint of new chemistry between America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and any of his receivers.

And how might Austin Seferian-Jenkins click with Mike Glennon?

13 Responses to “Practice Battles Start Today”

  1. Mort Says:

    OTA – “Organized Team Activity” days… Not, that thing you said.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And how might Austin Seferian-Jenkins click with Mike Glennon?

    Please…..continue to disparage ASJ……let’s throw in a dash of KY for Evans and don’t forget Lovie…..oh, that’s right….He’s gone but you’d never know it.

    As for the “almost meaningless” underwear football we

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    As for the “almost meaningless” underwear football…..we can add that to the meaningless preseason and the meaningless games once eliminated when out of playoff contention……
    I, for one think everything has some important meaningful purpose….and it’s not just me….the NFL, Owners & Players Union must agree to some extent.

  4. flmike Says:

    Isn’t this the time of year the coaches start to install their schemes, the time of year players start to get a feel for their place in said schemes and where they start the process of committing the plays and schemes to muscle memory….yeah, that useless stuff that if not done properly puts you behind everyone else…yeah, useless…..

    First, nobody wrote “useless.” Second, the Bengals, for example, made the playoffs in 2011, a lockout year with no spring work. And they had a rookie quarterback and were coming off a four-win season. Sure, OTA’s have some value. But let’s not fool ourselves.–Joe

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how our other DBs perform as well. That’s the question that I’d be looking for answers to. Where you at Banks, Verner?!

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Important or not there is one thing we can all agree on. Underwear football is better than NO football. We beggars can’t be choosers.

  7. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I’d watch these practices on my phone if I could. They might not be the most important part of the offseason, but still very interesting.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    how might Austin Seferian-Jenkins click with Mike Glennon?

    Probably pretty well, considering that when MG8 threw to ME13 he never had the ky jelly hands and had his most consistent numbers!!!!

  9. godzilla13 Says:

    Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves should be a lock to start but that third position should be a battle. Alterraun Verner, Josh Robinson and Johnthan Banks. Ryan Smith vs Bradley McDougald and Keith Tandy. I like the WR from Ohio State who played in the Championship Game where he threw a pass for a TD, a critical block for a TD and caught a number or big passes. Evan Spencer. The guy is a magician with one handed catches. It will be him, Louis Murphy or Kenny Bell. There should be a battle at Center too. Joe “brawley” Hawley vs Evan Smith.

  10. Dooshlarue Says:

    Meaningles = useless last time I checked Joe,

  11. Kevin V. Says:

    Work is work.

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    It was “Meaningless” the last 2 years because the Incompetent one was teaching his “Useless” scheme!!!!!!

  13. salish_seamonster Says:

    OTA stands for Organized Team Activity. Look it up Joe.