Lavonte David: “It Is A Weird Day”

July 31st, 2017

The drama of the first day of your Buccaneers in pads didn’t materialize into a rousing morning of glorious football on the training camp fields of One Buc Palace.

The culprits were obvious: good sense, Mother Nature, and a turf surface softer than Joe’s gut after a laying off beer and Abe’s Place wings for a few days.

The rain was coming down steadily and t was clear the Bucs weren’t looking to take a lot of risks, such as turning an ankle, tweaking a back or inflicting any pain. Sort of the opposite of how Jags head coach Doug Marrone is looking to grind his players into the ground.

In all, it was a tiny bit of a letdown in some ways, Lavonte David said.

“It is a weird day, but everybody was excited to come out here and get their work done, get some thumping in here or there,” David told Joe. “Just trying to protect each other but get some good work done. I believe we did today.”

Joe still has plenty to report out of practice, but it was just one of those days. The Bucs got in work but not quite what it would/should look like for the first day in pads.

After a day off tomorrow, the Bucs should be back in pads on Wednesday.

13 Responses to “Lavonte David: “It Is A Weird Day””

  1. DB55 Says:

    Well at least the luxury suites are built and are to go. Who needs practice anyway?

  2. Destinjohnny Says:

    Glazers should have built the indoor facility years ago.
    Cheap cheap cheap on certain things

  3. Dave Pear Says:

    You forgot to add…
    “But WTF do I know? “

  4. Buc50 Says:

    It’s Florida and it rains every year. How can people whine about the practice facility timing when none of us have skin in the game. I think the smartest thing has been practice in the morning when there is a smaller chance of lightning. As long as there are no injuries, practice in the rain is a good thing.

  5. Lord Cornelius Says:

    If Kobe Faker is out there – this quote should make you happy:

    “Tampa Bay has spent a good deal of time early on working on its quick passing game. One of the biggest ways to help Winston stay upright and healthy and take pressure off the offensive line is to get the ball out of Winston’s hand quicker. Whether it’s quick slants and outs with receivers or tight ends or the screen game with running backs, Koetter is going over volumes of plays designed to get the ball into the hands of his playmakers as soon as possible.”

  6. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    From what I saw it looked like beckwith was running at MLB on 2nd team. I still that accurate? And who is starting at SLB

  7. CoreyJ863 Says:

    A bit of a let down without full throttle contact, but the injury bug hit us pretty hard last year. We have to make sure we get our guys out of training camp as clean as possible.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    Grid-iron legends are shaking their heads. Tropical storm? Puh-leaaaase!
    Rub some freakin’ dirt on it!!!

  9. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    This was great practice–a soggy day with a wet field, no lightning. Almost didn’t go I got the call at 6:30 they were going as planned. They were noticeably a bit cautious, such as mixing it up on the long balls from Jameis, kind of gave each other some separation. Didn’t go out of their way to cut back in on each other either. But I was suprised as wet as it was how well (considering) the throws and catches we saw were done. Great turnout too. Very good chance the end of the 1pm game home opener will be like this, as well as the whole game with the Giants…so no complaints.

  10. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    When it’s depression rain there is no lightning..just like hurricane lightning..heck I even took a dip in the pool today, rain and all..

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Glazers should have built the indoor facility years ago.
    Cheap cheap cheap on certain things

    There are not that many owners in sports I defend Johnny. I loathe Stu “Goldman Sachs” Sternberg…Obviously Culverhouse was a disaster. Jeff Vinik is an incredible owner…Lightning fans are lucky…

    The very best owners in the NFL are the Packers owners…their fans who all bought stock in the team. This should have happened for the Rays but MLB would have never let it.

    But to the Glazers…they spent the money to get us an SB including that rape by Al Davis to get Chucky. Then ALL the money went to ManU a major gamble.

    The gamble succeeded and now ManU is a cash cow which is actually great news for Buc fans. The Glazers have clearly started spending money again including on the new facility.

    I rank the Glazers as in the top half of all NFL owners and maybe even in the top ten.

  12. BuccoDav Says:

    It’s always easy to tell other people how to spend their money.

  13. Kobe Faker Says:


    That makes me happy. Did you see that video of ME on ME made a crisp crossing pattern route i never ever seen he make. Hot damn. That crossing pattern in the middle zone with that 6 5 225 frame will not be defendable

    Nothing against hump but we will be truely leathal with godwin at the slot and fulltime starter. Humps weakness is he is easy to jam off the line from a bigger defender.