Training Camp Day 2 Notes & Observations

July 29th, 2016


Your beloved Bucs were back on the field this morning — under steady cloud cover — getting in their underwear football work before league rules allow pads at Sunday’s practice. Joe’s got your need-to-know AND video of the catch of the day.

*Mike Evans catches the first ball thrown to him in the end zone during a drill more designed to have QBs throwing on the run. Great start to the day. Mike Glennon to former USF wide receiver Andre Davis. Nice throw in this drill.

*Cool: a retired naval officer who lives in Pensacola came down to partake in Military Day at Bucs training camp.

*Wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Todd Monken is all jacked up with his receiving corps, sweating and yelling in the first 10 minutes.

*Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” fills the air behind One Buc Palace.

*Route drills kick off. Mike Glennon overthrows Luke Stocker badly. Looked like Glennon forgot the route.

*America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, fires to Cameron Brate. Sharp! Two plays later, Jameis to Brate again. Extra sharp! There’s just something unspoken between those two.

*Nice connection Glennon with Danny Vitale

*Camp meat alert. Back to back sloppy incompletions. Tight ends Kivon Cartwright and Alan Cross on the ugly end of those.

*DROP! Danny Vitale.

*New Bucs receiver Jonathan Krause, who has a Super Bowl ring, gets extra love from Monken during a route drill.

*DROP! Jameis to V-Jax.

*Glennon to Davis. Standout diving/rolling catch on a very low throw.

*Drill sees the catch of the day. A one-hand grab from Adam Humphries on a deep thrown from Glennon. (VIDEO BELOW)

*11-on-11 begins.

*Kevin Pamphile is back with the first team at left guard. J.R. Sweezy on floppy hat duty.

*Your first-team cornerbacks are Alterraun Verner and Brent Grimes. First-team safeties are Bradley McDougald and Chris Conte. First nickel corner in is Jude Adjei-Barimah.

*Doug Martin on screen pass from Jameis does a nice stop-and-start in left flat to lose defenders, including Hey Jude.

*Perfect pass by Jameis to Cameron Brate on a crossing pattern.

*DROP! The misplaced Calgary Stampeder on a short pass from Jameis.

*Motley Crue seems to have Bucs motivated.

*If underwear football is any indication, you will see Jameis using a lot of quick rollouts come September.

*Glennon throws behind Evans Spencer. Inc. The pair comes back quickly for a sharp connection.

*Major eye-opener, Brent Grimes is covering Russell Shepard on a deep ball from Jameis and Grimes elevates in a hurry for the breakup. Great indication of his extreme athleticism. Lots of oohs and ahhs around Joe. Grimes transformed from a 5-7 cornerback into a 6-2 corner in a hurry.

*DROP! Kenny Bell on a quick slant from Jameis.

*In 7-on-7 work, Jameis hits Mike Evans twice in a row on a slant route. Second pass was Jameis’ second read. Great feel there. Jameis follows compete to Tevin Westbrook. But on the next play. OUCH! No. 1 tight end Cameron Brate drops a gimmie.

*Jameis over the middle to Shepard.

*Rookie linebacker Devante Bond flashes. He was all over Brate, but Brate found a way to snare the ball from Glennon.

*Glennon with a laser to Donteea Dye (aka The Stampeder), who made a nice adjustment on the ball and hauled it in with traffic around. DROP! by Dye on the next play.

*PICK! Jameis launches a deep pass down right sideline but short. Easy pick for Brent Grimes. Intended for The Stampeder.

*Mike Evans catches nondescript pass over middle from Jameis but pulls a Greg Schiano/Doug Martin biting the football and continuing to run toward the end zone after the whistle.

*Bucs add red, white and blue bunting to the bleachers for Military Day at training camp. Bravo for having the cheerleaders wearing their military colors complete with the shorty shorts. Joe salutes this maneuver.

*Adam Humphries put a serious double-move on Johnthan Banks where it looked like Banks was shoes full of cement. Humphries blew past him on the right side and was wide open but Keith Tandy flew in to break up pass.

*Jameis showing some nibble feet and rolls left hitting The Stampeder in space in the left flat.

*V-Jax runs a very interesting inside route, not a slant, quick connection with Jameis. Joe yearns for video tape on that one.

34 Responses to “Training Camp Day 2 Notes & Observations”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    You are awesome! Thank you Joe.

  2. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:


  3. tickrdr Says:

    Who has been nibbling on Jameis’ feet? Was that you Buc 1987?


  4. astrobuc Says:

    Thanks Joe, much appreciated.

  5. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Wow thanks for these camp notes.

  6. Dick Butkiss Says:

    I feel like I am there reading these excerpts.

    Fellas. You like the notes? Thanks. Do a Joe a favor and share them on your social media.–Joe

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Nice post and video… lots of brate mentions… did i miss the asj completions

  8. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    any miko grimes sightings… sharing the notes

  9. Joe Says:

    any miko grimes sightings

    Haven’t seen her yet but there have been several “maybe” sightings.

    As of late Wednesday night she was still in Los Angeles.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    Thanks as always Joe.

    Gave you some love on the interwebs too

  11. admin Says:


    Thank you, sir!

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Pass happy Bucs! On wheel of fortune last night the winner final puzzle after they picked their consonants and vowel read: _ L _ _ _ _ HAT. The buzzer ran out unsolved. I got it as floppy hat just from reading here at JBF.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Enjoying the notes….

    I know you can’t describe every play….but was ASJ there?…..did he catch a pass? did he drop a pass? was a pass thrown to him?
    Or….was he standing on the sideline in luxury having cool water poured on him while others were grinding away?

  14. D-Rome Says:

    Adam Humphries put a serious double-move on Johnthan Banks where it looked like Banks was shoes full of cement.

    Uhhh, hopefully this isn’t a continuing pattern. Yes, I understand this is only practice but still…

  15. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Love these write ups

    I do however have to take issue with calling Dye a glorified CFLer….the guys in the NFL on an NFL team. I think he deserves the respect of being identified of an NFLer whether or not he is going to stick in the league

  16. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


  17. Pawel Says:

    Seems like no pass intended for ASj because Winston loves Brate being on the same thinking level connecting together.

  18. scott Says:

    Banks is done.. Let him walk after the season. He doesn’t just get beat a little bit, it always seems to be for an easy TD

  19. Buccaneers Says:

    I love the rollout play. Hope it does become more prevelant in our system. IMO one of the most difficult plays to defend in football if ran properly.

  20. DB55 Says:


    Yet he’s still better than Jude.

  21. ChanEpic Says:

    Hooray Joe, my mid summer savior(s)!

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    Nice Joe. Thanks. Sounds like Winston to Brate is a strong and growing connection.

  23. DB55 Says:


    Sounds like Miko is not a fan of the practice notes? What’s up with that?

  24. Joe Says:

    but was ASJ there?

    Didn’t do anything to catch Joe’s eye positive or negative.

  25. Joe Says:

    Sounds like Miko is not a fan of the practice notes? What’s up with that?

    Literally know nothing about this. What happened?

    UPDATE: It was the “other Joe” who retweeted Miko being down on play-by-play coverage by anyone of a practice. Too much pressure on players.

  26. BucGator Says:

    Thank you! Starting to warm up to the idea of Humphries being our slot guy this year. I have little faith in Murphy being back ag full strength. I hope I am wrong

  27. feelthepewterpower Says:

    *Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” fills the air behind One Buc Palace.


    lol, an anti-war song on Military Appreciation Day…the irony.

  28. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Wonder how many passes Rudy Humphries and Brate drop before you all call them Michael Clayton.

  29. Joe Says:

    Rudy Humphries


    Sounds like a nickname from DallasBuc.

  30. TheCollegeBuc Says:

    Awesome! First update I’ve seennon Devamte Bond, haven’t seen anything on Mr. Superback either. Late round picks get little show time I’m assuming? At this stage at least?

  31. TheCollegeBuc Says:

    And ASJ gets no mention? 🙄

  32. Bob in Valrico Says:

    very,interesting ,joe

  33. Dano2200 Says:

    No ASJ sightings? Could Westbrook have a shot at a roster spot here?

  34. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Jonathan Krause, who has a Super Bowl ring”

    I don’t really see the point in mentioning that every time you talk about the guy. He didn’t even hardly play.

    Brate seems on fire, going by the notes.