Tuesday Bucs Training Camp Notes & Observations

August 22nd, 2017

Training camp grinds on and Joe is here for you, soaking in the happenings and taking notes at this morning’s session under sunny skies at One Buc Palace. It’s Joe’s nearly world famous practice notes. Enjoy!

*Joe nearly collapses from stress seeing J.R. Sweezy wearing a floppy hat on the sidelines, his 2016 lid choice for the season. But all is good when Joe learns Sweezy is just getting a veteran day off. Joe sees Josh Robinson also with a floppy hat.

*Somewhere Bill Walsh is smiling. Jameis hits DeSean Jackson on a crossing pattern a foot in front of the numbers. That was Walsh’s key to passing: One foot in front of the numbers, not six inches in front, not six inches behind, a foot in front of the numbers.

*Lot of short passes worked on today. Chris Godwin shows up there with the first team in 11-on-11 work.

*America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, fires high and behind a skying Freddie Martino down the seam. It’s catchable but dropped. Vernon Hargreaves in coverage.

*Nick Folk makes four field goals in a row at skinny posts and the crowd reacts with glee. Appeared Folk fired from 32, 42 twice, and then 52 yards. Then Folk kicked an extra wide of the left skinny post, which is about half the width of regular goal posts.

*7-on-7 work starts and More quick-out throws — to Cameron Brate and Bernard Reedy.

* Jameis rolls left, hits a streaking DeSean Jackson down right sideline. See ya! Veteran cornerback Robert McClain gets beaten 1-on-1 and gets coached up afterwards. Great touch pass by Jameis.

*Fitz sidearms quick pass over middle to Chris Godwin for a nice gain.

* Vernon Hargreaves makes a couple of nice plays. One a breakup and another he squeezed Josh Huff off his route.

*Jameis way off target, underthrown.

*Jameis to Adam Humphries, who settled in comfortably against a zone defense for about a seven-yard gain.

*Jameis throws short. Inc.

*Ryan Fitzpatrick may have just thrown his best pass of camp. Dropped a pass in the bucket for Charles Sims about 15 yards down right sideline.

* Josh Huff skies for a Fitz pass and comes crashing to the ground but hangs on to the ball.

*Hat tip to Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy blowing up a play in 11-on-11.

*Coverage sack! For the first-team defense. Jameis had nowhere to throw and just waved off the play after the pocket started collapsing around him. (Perhaps Jameis is learning?)

*Clinton McDonald would have had a sack in a real game but had to pull back under camp rules.

* Looked like Cam Brate with a sick catch along right sideline with a defender draped all over him. Jameis with a perfect pass.

* Josh Huff on a crossing pattern from left from Jameis scores.

* Jameis threw a little behind Cam Brate in red zone drills, which enabled Kendell Beckwith to get a hand on ball just as Brate pulling ball in.

*Ryan Fitzpatrick rolls right and hits O.J. Howard alone in left corner of end zone. (full story on the home page with quotes from Howard)

*Fiesty cornerback hopeful Cody Riggs, who was on the Bucs’ practice squad last season, strips Josh Huff right as the whistle blows on a play. Riggs could be on the bubble to make the roster. He also spent parts of 2015 and 2016 with the Titans.


*Drop! by Huff. Joe briefly yearns for Russell Shepard. Briefly.

*Robert Ayers rushing plenty inside today with Ryan Russell at right defensive end with Noah Spence at LDE and Gerald McCoy also inside. Swaggy Baker? Joe’s not going there today.

*Jameis complete to Doug Martin on the left sideline.

*Noah Spence appears to jump offsides.

* Fitz might be having his best practice of camp. Whoops! Fitz returns in red zone and just like that he overthrows everyone and J.J. Wilcox makes a diving pick in center field.

*Nice slant completion Fitz to Godwin.

*Last guy off the practice field, still working and wearing full pads. It’s Jacquizz Rogers working on the JUGS machine.


25 Responses to “Tuesday Bucs Training Camp Notes & Observations”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    No OJ Howard plays????

  2. Waterboy Says:

    Where the heck is Gholston? I almost forgot all about him.

  3. D-Rome Says:

    What’s the update on Kwon’s injury status?

  4. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    @Waterboy Some people might have my head for this, but DEs that can’t rush the passer are antiquated. Unfortunately for Gholston, it’s a passing league, and even on running play a “run-stuffing” DE is a lot easier to plan around than a DT.

  5. Joe Says:

    No OJ Howard plays????


    What’s the update on Kwon’s injury status?

    There is none. Bucs are being tight-lipped. And for the jerk on Twitter who was going after Joe telling him that Joe was fabricating a story and that Joe was twisting Koetter’s words when Joe wrote that Kwon was “dinged” — up yours, pal!

  6. D-Rome Says:

    And for the jerk on Twitter who was going after Joe telling him that Joe was fabricating a story and that Joe was twisting Koetter’s words when Joe wrote that Kwon was “dinged” — up yours, pal!

    Well, for what it’s worth that was *not* me.

  7. Brandon Says:

    Any chance Chris Baker gets cut before season starts? He sounds like he’s not a…. Buccaneer Man. I don’t understand why we picked him up given his reputations for not practicing hard. That’s a crappy attitude that is very common in losing players and teams. We don’t need that rubbing off on anybody…

    By the way…. everybody was so happy that we signed “SWAGGY”…. what’s the old saying about SWAG? Better to have substance than style? Or he’s all style and no substance? Whatever it is, I think he ripped the team off and is taking his check and quitting.

  8. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    Zero chance. We are just experiencing preseason Chris Baker. This was his M.O. for the past 2 seasons. During which he was quietly one of the better Nose Tackles in the league.

    Ira let us know this months ago. Chris Baker is a good player, that doesn’t like to practice. I’d wait until we’re a few weeks into the season before we pass judgement on him as a FA signee.

  9. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    What’s with all the Baker hate… ya’ll watching tape right? He had a few really good snaps against Jville. He’s plugging run holes, not sure what you guys are expecting. That’s all he ever did in Washington. He was never EVER thought to be a high motor high sack guy. He’s doing his J.O.B. just fine.

  10. DB55 Says:


    Missing Shep? That’s brilliant! Lol.

    Nfln is airing car v Titans tonight. Gotta check out our competition. As fat as KB looked he was unstoppable in their first game. And Short absolutely owned the LOS. 2 TFLs and a sack in the 1st 3 plays.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    I want to work on the “JUGS machine”!!! Or is it just jugs?!

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    @db55…I was thinking the same thing….and CM looked pretty good too….tonight will be cam and Curtis Samuel first PS game….gotta see what they working with….their oline still looked suspect tho….GO BUCS!!!

  13. Joe Says:

    Well, for what it’s worth that was *not* me.


    Joe knows.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ryan Fitzpatrick’s best pass in camp is 15 yards. Does that worry anyone else?

  15. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’ll tell someone that’s looking pretty good, this young man name Dalvin Cook. The very one this lame that visits this site claims will be a bust. Yea right. Did you see him rush 7 times for 40 yards up against Seattle’s first team. 5.7 yards a carry. I wanted to see the explosiveness matched up with NFL talent. Its clear DC belongs,he was a blurr in school and will be blurr in the pros @$$hole.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    Nice TC nuggets Joe. Thanks!

  17. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    The people who want baker gone obviously have never played a down of football and know less than nothing about the game. SMH

  18. Capt. Blighe Says:

    I hope he balls out during the season, But damn.
    Did you see #2 or #3 on the Things that will not happen list ?
    #3 Chris Baker taking more than 3 reps in practice.
    Say what you want that crap won’t lead to him being here very long.
    He’s not that good.

  19. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    The list is not meant to be taken at face value you half wit. It was meant as a joke.

  20. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    GOAT you know how it gose around these parts. Hate filled until you stuff a few RBs in the backfield and force a fumble or two. Then they wanna make love to you and s@$!.

  21. Capt. Blighe Says:

    I got it goat, The joke was Baker never misses a rep my bad. WTF

  22. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Sarcasm may be over your head Goat.
    I will splain it to you.
    The Rookies were Joking about how Baker never practices.
    Thats not good !

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Baker sucks. As all will agree this season.

  24. unbelievable Says:

    @Capt Bligh

    I think you’re right about that. He’ll be here until they can replace him w/ someone who is equal or better. Unless he has an absolutely monstrous season.

  25. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    There was no sarcasm in your post. So if u were trying to convey sarcasm u may need to work on that. Just too many cry babies and trolls around here lately that have no Flucking idea what they are talking about.