Day 8 Training Camp Notes, News & Nuggets

August 5th, 2017

It was the fourth consecutive day for the Buccaneers practicing in pads, aka the brutal grind of training camp, but the team got a pick-me-up from an overflow crowd that required the fire marshals to assess the spacing and safety. It was the cheering Stick Carries you’ve heard so much about here. But there was PLENTY of football happening on the field. And Joe was patrolling the sidelines for all the good nuggets. Enjoy!

*The chanting from fans starts long before the bell rings at 8:45 p.m. Players names are yelled in unison until they acknowledge the crowd, and then the fans move to the next player. Ali Marpet seems very intrigued. Nearly all the Bucs play along. Vernon Hargreaves appears jacks up out of his mind.

*Some dude near Joe looks to be in 70s with his wife has been checking out Bucs cheerleader poster as if he is studying for an exam.

*America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, rolls right and hits Adam Humphries. More designed movement from Jameis today.

*TOUCHDOWN! Jameis 15 yards to DeSean Jackson today. That combination had a heck of a day. Memo to NFL defenses: If you are going to jump the route on DeSean Jackson you better get your hands on the ball.

*Jacquizz Rodgers with a 1-yard run.

*Toe-tap 10-yard completion to Jackson from Jameis. Wide open in the back of the endzone.

*Ryan Griffin drills a TD throw to Donteea Dye. Hey Jude Adjei-Barimah motions for pass interference on Dye. Not a great camp for Jude.

*The fans continue to chant for players and coaches. Mike Smith is showered by “Smit – TEE! Smit-TEE!

*Drill work bomb from Jameis to Jackson. Had to be 50 yards. Hargreaves is beaten.

The Stick Carriers were making a ruckus and a “Hard Knocks” crew sprints to capture it on film. Pretty sure the Stick Carriers will be on “Hard Knocks” in some form Tuesday night.

*Keith Tandy breaks up Jameis pass intended for O.J. Howard.

*Jameis is rushed from the right on a blitz and throws a pick.

*Ageless Brent Grimes fielding punts.

*In drills, Peyton Barber gets open over the middle and Jameis sidearms the ball to him for a big gain.

*Ryan Fitzpatrick squeezes a throw in tight coverage to Alan Cross.

*O.J. Howard catches a pass and the crowd roars. Already a fan favorite.

*Josh Huff has a Jameis pass right in the gut in end zone. Drop.

*J.J. Wilcox with a break up in the end zone. Having a good morning.

*Chris Godwin does a nice job of getting separation.

*Doug Martin in the right flat from Jameis and dodges Devante Bond. Later, Martin gets past the line of scrimmage and dodges tacklers by running to daylight. Joe sure didn’t see that last year.

*Jameis underthrows wide open Evans on right sideline but Brent Grimes bails Jameis out by running into Evans.

*LOT of guys visbily struggling with the heat today, including Kevin Pamphile and Joe, who took a rare break to guzzle 32 ounces of water and a Sprite. Koetter said after practice that Godwin had his share of heat challenges.

*11-on-11 work: Back-to-back ferocious stuffs by Gerald McCoy in runs up the gut. First, it’s Doug Martin, then it’s Rodgers. Fans go wild yelling, “GMC, GMC, GMC.”

*Peyton Barber was a nice hard cut to daylight off left guard. Powerful-looking back.

*Uh, oh. Rookie corner Maurice Fleming got turned around. Completion from Fitz to Bobo Wilson. Nice play.

*Humphries wide left, DJax in motion to the right, handoff left side to Rodgers for big gain.

*On a pass play, Donovan Smith totally owned Noah Spence. Nearly put him on the ground. To this day Smith is irked how Spence worked him over when the two played in the B1G.

*Great cheer from the Stick Carriers. “FIRE MARSHAL. PLEASE DON’T KICK US OUT.”

*REVERSE! Bobo Wilson is too much for George Johnson in third-team duty in red zone work. TOUCHDOWN!

*Diving grab by Godwin from Ryan Griffin in red zone. TD.

*11-on-11: Appeared to be a direct snap to Huff. Interesting.

*Two runs left: Martin then Rodgers.

*Unseen sack. Will Gholston against 2nd-team line off the left edge.

*Red-zone shovel pass in tight quarters from Jameis to Rodgers. Well executed.

*After practice, Koetter, Jameis and McCoy spend time with the Stick Carriers.

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19 Responses to “Day 8 Training Camp Notes, News & Nuggets”

  1. ARGH_M8E Says:


  2. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Wasn’t K Pamphile also around the Stick Carriers with Koetter?

  3. chipbuc Says:

    That was awesome!!!!!!

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Sounds like a super fun day out there. Man would it be great to get the crowd back to those late 90s very early 2000s glory days. Going to the games was such a huge event, but so was going to even the practices. I went to a few at UT and the placed was packed and the crowd was louder than the last Bucs home game I went too a couple of years ago. While winning the Super Bowl in the 2002 season was the certainly the peak, that 6-year build to get there was a fun journey.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    Thanks Joe. Sounds like it was a great day at TC.

    I keep hearing good things with Bobo Wilson’s name attached to it. Wonder if he can beat the odds and make this team…

  6. Dreambig Says:

    Been checking out all the videos on Twitter all morning. Stick Carriers brought it as advertised. It was awsome! I was getting fired up just watching on my ipad!

  7. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    Sounds like that 70 year old was making sure he studied on that “poster” “long enuf” to help him take care of “bidnis” when he & the wife got home. No doubt all the stick carriers electrifying the air around him helped too. Sounds like a great day was had by all, GO BUCS!!!

  8. Irishmist Says:

    Did the fire marshals at least make themselves useful by turning the hose on the crowd?

  9. Joe Says:

    Did the fire marshals at least make themselves useful by turning the hose on the crowd?

    Would have nice. It was broiling.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    *Some dude near Joe looks to be in 70s with his wife has been checking out Bucs cheerleader poster as if he is studying for an exam.

    Stpete, I thought you said you were not in attendance.

  11. Atlbuc28 Says:

    100% Rod Munch! Living thru another Journey ..Epic!

  12. Rob Tanner Says:

    IT was a blast today in the heat with no wind! Best time I’ve ever had at all practice. Good reporting joe.

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:


    LMAO. That was my first thought! Uh oh…guys are going to believe it’s me!

    I’m not above admiring Buc cheerleaders but not with the wife next to me. LOL

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    LOL, Tmax!

  15. dooshlarue Says:

    St. Pete,
    It was what looked like a cheerleader poster to Joe, but was actually a nude photo of GMC with an ice cream cone in each hand.

    Oh…….the horror.

  16. SB Says:

    Cmon tmax…….You know you were one of the fans screaming GMC GMC!

  17. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Can’t wait for Hard Knocks episode one!

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    OM FREAKIN’ G!!! Stepped out on my back patio around 10 o’clock this morning and literally melted into the bricks. So sorry for you and our boys on the field Joe.

  19. Marc Says:

    “Some dude near Joe looks to be in 70s with his wife has been checking out Bucs cheerleader poster as if he is studying for an exam.”