“Draggin’ It”

August 8th, 2017

Long, hot day at One Buc Palace

Rather ugly practice at One Buc Palace today.

Something was missing, and winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter offered a bit of a theory. 

“Today was really that day. Today was the first day of training camp where we just [were] dragging it all day,” Koetter said. ” “The heat’s got something to do with it. But you can always tell when it’s getting close to that time [when the team needs to play a preseason game]. You get in that preseason game and you find out, you know, you’re not as good maybe as you think, pluses and minuses.”

Sort of an odd answer by Koetter. Perhaps he wouldn’t mind if his Bucs get knocked down a peg against the Bengals on Friday night? You know, sort of a good blow to a potentially inflated team ego.

Maybe the greatest example Joe saw of the team dragging it today came on a 7-on-7 play. Vernon Hargreaves was covering Mike Evans and it seemed both guys were fouling each other, hanging on almost like two heavyweight boxers at the end of Round 10.

There were other penalties and the crispness was really lacking overall.

One of those days. Joe expects a strong bounce back tomorrow.

7 Responses to ““Draggin’ It””

  1. stpetebucsfan Says:

    This happens every TC. Guys are just getting sick of hitting on each other…facing the same guys over and over again.

    The Preseason schedule will help that. I thought we had scheduled a couple of joint practices with the Jags? Is that not true?

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Listed at 204 – Vernon barely makes “heavyweight”. I bet after all these days in a row sweating through camp, VH3 would weigh in as a Cruiserweight right now…

    Glad to hear he aint takin no chit from Big Mikey though. There’s a lot of big receivers in our division and Hargreaves is going to have to learn how to not get manhandled against them. Practicing against Mike and DJax day in and day out is really going to help this kids development.

    As to “draggin it”… Suck it up buttercups!!! Just be glad you ain’t runnin THREE-a-days with coach Perkins…. LOL

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jerry Rice used to always go half speed and take it easy in practice.
    Wait no he didn’t

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    @Stpete: the joint practices are scheduled in Jacksonville (EverBank Field) August 14 and 15, 10 am-1:05 pm.

  5. Papa578 Says:

    I don’t care for the “knocked down” a peg mentality. It dosen’t fit with the “carry a big stick” mantra. I like the swag the Buc’s are currently building. Confidence is up, we need to ride that train a while.

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    We need an indoor facility so bad.

    16 games is a LONG season.

    We need to get out of the sun a couple days a week.

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Doctor Stroud