Varying Player Reviews Through First Bucs Camp With The Indoor Facility

August 22nd, 2018

Training camp officially ended today and Joe gathered commentary from players on the team’s frequent use of the new indoor facility on the grounds of One Buc Palace — versus the sun-drenched beautiful grass fields.

Not every player loves it indoors and those who don’t like it typically don’t want to answer questions about it.

Hey, it’s understandable that some players are leery of turf and in-practice moves from outdoors to indoors. Even if it’s uneducated fear, it’s still understandable.

Noah Spence told Joe that he likes the atmosphere of practicing indoors and how it can alter your mindset.

“It gives us a different perspective,” Spence said. “I think it makes you think more about your technique just a little and the little things in general, especially with the crowd being so close and it feeling more like a game atmosphere sometimes.”

Interesting take. The crowd, especially on Training Camp Takeover Day, certainly got loud at times and drove the team to a silent count intermittently. Also, it’s like bringing in a distraction, which could be what Spence meant when he said indoors means an enhanced focus on technique.

Kwon Alexander had mixed feelings about practicing indoors and Joe thinks Alexander’s mindset was just right.

“It really don’t matter, man. We got to still do what we got to do, whether it’s in the indoor or the outdoor. We play outdoor ball, the Buccaneers, most of the year,” Kwon said. “It helps us like recover our legs in the indoor and on the turf. Me, I love to play on grass. That’s football. That’s how I like to play. I love the air conditioning. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great thing the owners brought to the facility. Maybe it’s made camp easier physically, but there’s more to this game and your work is your work.”

Bottom line: indoors made things easier on players, which can be good and bad. Bucs fans will soon see if that pays off when it counts.

9 Responses to “Varying Player Reviews Through First Bucs Camp With The Indoor Facility”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    to each his own….


  2. gbobucsfan Says:

    Kwon sure can talk the talk. I hope those tackling drills are helping. Love his instincts and fire, just needs to miss less tackles.

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    I’ve trained for both Sping & Fall marathons here in Tampa and I can tell you the former is a hell of a lot easier. It’s tough to get in a 50 mile week without mixing in indoor work. I only do Spring races now because I find that I get better results and get less injuries.

  4. Mikadeemas Says:

    Well, with the way we been playing in domes, maybe some time on artificial will be a plus. GO BUCS!!

  5. Eric Says:

    Old Excuse.

    We have no indoor facility.

    New Excuse

    We have an indoor facility.

  6. buddy Says:

    #KluelessKoetter and everyone else used to claim “if only we had indoor”, well now you have one so…….


  7. unbelievable Says:

    It means they don’t have to deal with practices being canceled from storms, which is a huge plus.

    And I think a few days on turf is probably good considering we play at least a few games every season on turf.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Will be interesting to see if this helps or hurts the team. We don’t really get as many 1pm September games anymore, where that brutal weather is huge factor FOR the Bucs, so if the team isn’t going to get an advantage from playing those hot home games, then you might as well practice some indoors. Also not losing practice time to rain, that’s the huge even, although we’ll see if that place holds up to a hurricane or not, since it’s been over 100 years and we’re due for a direct hit sooner rather than later.

  9. BucEmUp Says:

    two huge advantages…one it eliminates practices being canceled die to bad weather. Two it helps players be able to practice more on they’re techniques for road games on other turf fields. It really is an entirely different animal

    Bad side its.gottta be hard on the knees….hell it’s gotta be had.period being tackled on that stuff. Overall I think.its a huge asset