Wednesday Bucs-Browns Notes & Observations

August 24th, 2016


Joe can’t believe it. Training camp practices are over. Today was the last one open to the public, and only a walk-through remains before Preseason Game 3 on Friday night.

Joe’s got plenty of your need-to-know, as the Bucs lined up against the Browns for the second consecutive day.

*CHECK the home page for full stories on Ali Marpet wearing a giant boot and Roberto Aguayo not kicking in practice today, as well as Evan Smith shifting over to right guard and more.

*Joe did a lot of mingling and chatting with all kinds of movers and shakers today during practice, so notes are slightly abbreviated, but still plenty to feast upon. Teams were in “shells,” not full pads.

*RGIII moves so well and still throws a pretty ball. He fires right on the sidelines as Browns first-round pick Corey Coleman bodies up fellow rookie Vernon Hargreaves for a catch. Coleman is one sharp-looking prospect.

*RGIII scrambles and sprints left for the sidelines. Kwon Alexander is right with him and doesn’t hit him as RGII runs out of bounds. Good control Kwon! (slight sarcasm).s

*Scramble up the gut by RGIII for five yards and a slide. Good coverage work by the Bucs again.

*SACK! Bucs DE hopeful Kourtnei Brown gets through on Josh McCown, but pulls up. No QB hitting today.

*McCown with a deep-middle throw to wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, who stands 5-7. The pass was threaded into heavy traffic and Hey Jude Adjei-Barimah is in visible disbelief that the completion was made.

*Browns tight end Connor Hamlet with sweet touchdown catch at goal line in a gang of Bucs defenders. From McCown.

*On a fake handoff in a spread look, Bucs safety Bradley McDougald gets iso’ed as a corner on a Browns receiver. He recovers to break up RGIII pass in left far corner of end zone.

*Was about to type how Bucs defense is swarming and Terrell Wilson blows through the left side of the Bucs defense.

*Will Gholston jumps offsides at left defensive end to the groans of fans and then, you can hear a Bucs coach holler “C’mon, Will!”

*Music begins playing and both players and fans seem perked up.

*ASJ catches a Jameis pass in the numbers and two or three people clap. Pretty subdued crowd for final open practice. Decent turnout, though.

*Music returns and players seem to have hops all of a sudden.

*7-on-7: America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, comes out very sharp with completions to Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin, who is back at practice today. Jackson snares a bullet on a seam route over the middle, Martin to the right.

*Brent Grimes with a pass breakup on Coleman.

*Mike Glennon incomplete to Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the right sideline. Rough throw, not much of an effort on the non-catch.

*Linebacker Adarius Glanton is one of the Bucs in the running for a backup job, and his fill-in work today for Daryl Smith was sketchy. He looked slow on three plays: gambling once unsuccessfully to break up a checkdown, and then again too slow on a crossing route to tight end Gary Barnidge, who was wide open, and again on a pass from McCown to tight end Randall Telfer.

*Nobody open yet again for RGIII. Coaches just blow play dead. More good stuff from the Bucs’ defense.

*Camp meat alert! Nice breakup by Bucs safety Isaiah Johnson.

*STUFF! Lavonte David stuffs running back Isaiah Crowell.

*Touchdown! Jameis to Doug Martin in 7-on-7. Laser from No. 3. Martin shook someone and got wide open to the left. Martin, who didn’t practice Tuesday, had a lot of extra zip in his legs.

*KWON! Stoud breakup in red zone work covering Barnidge in the back of the end zone. Pass from RGIII.

*Glennon to The Stampeder over the middle wide open for short TD. Quick release by Glennon.

*Seth DeValve making some nice catches for Browns on less than accurate throws.

*Joe Haden picks Jameis. Looked like a bit of an overthrow toward the right side in a two-minute drill in the red zone.

*Bucs defense looks very sharp… or it is just the Browns?

*Jameis to ASJ short to right sideline.

*RGIII overthrows Jacobs Field.

*Fans are trying to breathe life into a very lethargic practice session. It’s dead out here. Zero juice.

*Another would-have-been sack on Stewart McClown. Coverage + pressure = good results. #GetOffFieldOnThirdDown

*Phil Simms was in the house. He will be calling Friday’s Bucs-Browns game for CBS. Simms spent a lot of time watching Jameis, whose game film absolutely floored Simms in a good way.

33 Responses to “Wednesday Bucs-Browns Notes & Observations”

  1. Brandon Says:

    It’s Wednesday.

  2. Brandon Says:

    Vernon Aguayo is my fave.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Thanks Joe! Love the play-by-play.

  4. Buc4lyfe79 Says:

    Vernon Aguyao? That’s some potential bad ju-ju there bud.

  5. Brandon Says:

    Doug with the stuff on Browns RB Crowell. Anything to help the team.

  6. Crimson King Says:

    I guess they were sick of Roberto, so they fused him with VHG3 to create Vernon Aguayo. Also, kudos to Dougie for playing a little defense with the stuff on a Browns running back.

  7. DB55 Says:

    Hey Jude Adjei-Barimah is in visible disbelief that the completion was made
    Has Jude ever broken up a pass play? Seriously though.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    ASJ thinks to himself, man, I gotta get these fans clapping louder for me.

  9. O'Connor Says:

    Sounds like the defense is going to be force to be reckoned with this year.

  10. Bucco Says:

    *STUFF! Doug Martin stuffs running back Isaiah Crowell.

    I can’t believe they’re letting Dougie play both sides! Can he kick, too?

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    todays notes not as juicy but still informative….GO BUCS!!!

  12. Mark Says:

    Bumping The Muscle Hampster into my 1st rd for IDP fantasy league… Maybe he’ll put up more solos then Lavonte!

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Another Great Year of Practice Notes – Much Appreciated Joe’s.
    Great Work Guys!

    Sidebar: New England Just released WR Nate Washington

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Joe’s – Have U guys heard anything about Jameis having a one -on- one w/Hue Jackson? Seriously though the guy is one of the best QB coaches in the nation.

  15. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    good to know doug martin can also play defense and stuff opposing rushers lol

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Hey Joe’s

    Would U call Up the Chargers – and trade Vernon Hargraves for Joey Bosa?
    Lol had to ask

  17. ForgotAboutDre Says:


    When you say it’s the last practice open to the public, are you referring to media members as well (meaning no more training camp notes/observations)?

  18. Brent bull/buc Says:

    I hope the defense can improve to average this year. We were one of the worst last year if you look at points allowed. Little worried about our depth at lb and we. I’d love to add a couple of veteran cast offs..

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    Ain’t that the truth, I hate looking at stats when the Bucs have given up so many points. Better defence is more wins.

  20. pick6 Says:

    i’m really excited about that Vernon Aguayo kid. Versatile contributor

  21. pick6 Says:

    on a more serious note, i love how much time LVD is spending on the other side of the line of scrimmage. some awesome backfield stuffs by him in limited action this preseason, and it seems to be happening with regularity in practice too

  22. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    I’m starting to come down off the the offseason high. I think this team is the SAME as last year just with the defense being being the better of the two. Offence will probably struggle without Ali and Jameis seems to be off to a slow start. I was super excited for this year 2 weeks ago, not it just feels like the SAME OLD YUCS

  23. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    At least I can win the super bowl on Madden 17

  24. D-Rome Says:

    I’m starting to come down off the the offseason high. I think this team is the SAME as last year just with the defense being being the better of the two.

    I think we all will have a slightly better idea of what this team is going to be like after Friday. I was never hyped about this season at all. Some people around here are acting as if Mike Smith is the next Buddy Ryan. If you ignore all the off-season rhetoric against Lovie Smith and in favor of Dirk Koetter this team is not very different from last season.

    This roster is improved and that gives me some optimism but I have concerns with J.R. Sweezy and now Marpet out.

  25. D-Rome Says:

    At least I can win the super bowl on Madden 17

    PS4 or XBONE?

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Corey Coleman bodies up fellow rookie Vernon Aguayo for a catch” – Joe

    Poor Aguayo. Now he’s getting blames for the secondary too!

  27. SCBucsFan Says:

    Haven’t heard much about Noah Spence lately.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh great. The one year in 15 that Phil Simms is high on the Bucs, and they practice badly.

  29. HIRE JIMBO Says:


  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe’s Aguayo on the brain.

    Calm down Joe. He’ll miss again Friday night.

  31. Poor Glennon Says:

    i hope i’m wrong about #3. I’m not sold yet. But one thing he has over Freeman is the ability to go thru his progressions.

  32. Fritz59 Says:

    LOL, CF news 13 headline…’Bucs defense shredded by RGIII in practice’ not the impression I got from the Joe. Rock Riley, at his best.

  33. Owlykat Says:

    Great notes as usual Joe. This game Saturday should be good. The Browns are much improved with RGIII playing very well. We need Jameis to start hot and be the leader we expect. I think we will win!