Notes From Training Camp Day 11

August 9th, 2017

Talkin’ practice.

Better late than never, a condensed version of Joe’s world famous practice notes.

* Two plays after Doug Martin misses hole outside and instead runs inside and into traffic, he busts up middle for a nice gain.

* Jeremy McNichols with a nice run up Sweezy’s backside.

* Big time run by Charles Sims. O.J. Howard sets the edge with a fine block.

* Screen pass to Cam Brate on right side. That seems different.

* Jameis with a bullet to DeSean Jackson near right sideline.

* Charles Sims around left side but ref throws a penalty in his direction.

* Chris Godwin hauls in a pass in traffic just over the middle on a crossing pattern.

* Big hole to run through behind J.R. Sweezy and big run by Doug Martin.

* Jason Licht hijacks the tunes. AC/DC’s TNT blaring.

* Jameis throws perfect pass right in the bucket for a streaking OJ Howard.

* Kicking!

* Jameis is money today. Another bucket drop on a bomb to the right for Mike Evans.

*The Ramada Inn lounge singer from the greater Vero Beach metro area trudges back to the huddle after a play and is met by winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter who gives him an earful. No idea what was said (it didn’t appear pleasant) but when Koetter was finished he gave Freddie Martino a pat on the back.

* Adam Humphies (Rudy!) with another catch over the middle.

* CFL legend Derel Walker had a nice day with some decent catches. Even better: Joe didn’t see the ball punched out of his hands.

* Referee Ed “Guns” Hochuli was seen posing for selfies with fans along the sidelines during a break in practice.

* Joe wants to give a shout out to two guys he sat next to at practice today. They both claim they are readers, but Joe didn’t get their names. One guy is a West Point grad who served two tours in Vietman (he said his first was just before Tet) and he did a hitch in Germany as well. The second guy is also a vet, and he gave Joe his business card but Joe didn’t catch the name because Joe gave the business card to a Bucs employee right away. This guy has an absolute Bucs shrine for a house. Everything is creamsicle or red. Everything. Rugs, bikes, computers, the works. His walls are covered with pictures of him and Bucs players and autographs. From Mark Cotney to Derrick Brooks. His Bucs collection has to be worth over $10,000, easy. Even had a ticket stub to the Bucs first home win in franchise history against the Cardinals framed. Joe hopes the crew at does a feature on him. Bucs fans would just love to see this guy’s collection. It’s like an unofficial Bucs museum.

24 Responses to “Notes From Training Camp Day 11”

  1. SteveK Says:

    Thanks Joe!

    Much appreciate the JBF intake before bed.

  2. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Joe, I know it’s early, but from what you’ve seen, who would you pick as our #5 WR??

  3. Joe Says:

    Joe, I know it’s early, but from what you’ve seen, who would you pick as our #5 WR??

    Toss up between the lounge singer and the CFL legend. The huge caveat here is special teams. Was told the No. 5 receiver better be good on special teams. So, let’s say the lounge singer is a worse receiver than the CFL legend, if he is a better special teams player than the CFL legend, the lounge singer would get the nod. Or for that matter, Bobo Wilson, just to toss a name out there.

  4. Joe Says:

    Much appreciate the JBF intake before bed.

    Intake! 🙂

  5. TrollSlayer Says:

    from what i was informed by some sources Jameis had one of his best practices so far yo joe can you speculate on that being accurate?

  6. SB Says:

    T Totally awesome stuff as always Joe!! Thanks. I hope you and Steve or Lee, depending on which one I am addressing right now, play in the Pickem league!!! I think we have 40 already. We had 65 last yr!!!
    I am buying a Stick Carriers shirt for the winner. Although it should probably be a NFL jersey of their favorite Bucs player. Either way I am down

  7. Joe Says:

    from what i was informed by some sources Jameis had one of his best practices so far yo joe can you speculate on that being accurate?

    Looked pretty damn sharp. Whether that was one of his best practices, not going to guess at that. But he was putting passes, long (oh no!), medium and short right on the belt buckle of receivers.

    Have noticed how Jameis is what they call a spot-thrower. He throws to a spot often before a receiver breaks. Of course for this to succeed, both parties have to have timing down to perfection and any decent defender could blow up the hole play by pushing a receiver off his route.

    Have also noticed Jameis throws different ways to different receivers. For Evans and OJ, he throws high because he knows those guys can climb a ladder (as Koetter would say, give your guy a chance). He does not do that for DJax or Rudy. For running backs, he likes to throw those high-arching raindrops.

  8. Joe Says:


    Thanks. Joe is hoping folks join Todd Wright’s fantasy league, too.

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    Dudes this may sound ridiculous but is Jamies Winston’s neck actually stretching and getting taller?

    Your body can evolve in wierd ways playing sports… when a basketball players hands grow. Peyton’s Manning’s neck grew taller too so it’s not as crazy as you may think.

  10. SB Says:

    Thanks Joe. Just clicked and am joining any way I can. I run a business but I spend almost as much time on Football!

  11. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Good to hear Winston had a good day. I’ve heard mixed reviews on his accuracy so far this camp. But like Joe said, Jameis is more of a spot thrower, which is why he has a lot of tip ball ints. That being said, there’s a line between throwing with anticipation and just being flat out inaccurate. This team can do some great things if JW stays sharp and protects the ball.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    Thanks Joe!

    “* Kicking!” – ???

    I’ll give the “kicking” update then.

    Aguayo was 5 for 5 including one past 50 yds.

    Folk was 4 for 5. Made his longest one but missed a 40 yarder.

  13. SB Says:

    Dadgummit Joe I can’t participate. I live in Montana. Wish I could!

  14. Joe Says:


    Sorry about that. Once Todd’s fantasy leagues fill up, will be happy to pimp yours.

    I run a business but I spend almost as much time on Football!

    You’d be surprised how many white collar folks (lawyers, doctors, et al) spend time on this site during the day.

  15. T"CHALLA Says:


  16. Joe Says:


    Don’t know answer to either question.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Sounds like lots of folks are getting sharper & sharper as training camp moves along. Good to hear Martin & Sims each had a couple of nice plays; we need that running game big time. Was also wondering BTW if you ever sleep.

  18. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    So coach K has begun to realize what those folks in Seattle already knew, running behind BIG JR creates avenues for been pastures on the second level. I love it. Much like Marshawn use to considering most of his yardage came behind runs that were called behind JR.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    As many of us have suspected…not to worry so much about our RB’s…it’s far more important to get the OL on the same page.

    I don’t think it was an accident that both Doug and McWeapon had good runs behind road grader Sweezy.

    If he and Marpet stay healthy I’m not going to worry about who is the RB…these guys are road graders and Quizz, Peyton, Doug, McWeapon all will be able to produce with those kind of holes.

  20. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    What Pete said yo.

  21. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    And I’ll add some are critical of D.Smith, don’t recall anyone speaking down on his run blocking ability. Kevin was solid last season also. I said a few months ago this is a run blocking O line. O linemen love to T-off on d linemen. Sweezy’s first words to Bucs media “I live to run block”. Ask Beast mode if you think he was lying.

  22. BucsFanaticAZ Says:

    Always appreciate these write-ups. Thank you, Joe.

  23. admin Says:

    Sweezy’s first words to Bucs media “I live to run block”. Ask Beast mode if you think he was lying.


  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe, I know you believe they will only keep 5 receivers, but I believe they’ll keep 6. If I am right, we could keep both Martino and Walker.