Keeping It Fresh

May 12th, 2019

Bucs WR coach plays reporter.

There’s one way to keep players mentally sharp and fresh during the drudgery of underwear football and training camp. Mix in fun with the work.

And that happened yesterday morning when the Bucs’ rookies were coming off the field after walk-throughs at One Buc Palacae. A handful of the drafted rookies and a select undrafted free agent were scheduled for press conferences at a makeshift press conference area set up outdoors, just off the practice fields.

Roughly 10-12 reporters were huddled around wide receiver Scotty Miller when wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El jumped into the scrum of reporters, cameramen and photographers and began barking questions at Miller.

“Scotty, Antwaan Randle El here. Yesterday with the heat, did you try to do anything overnight to try to help yourself hydrate?”

Miller busted out laughing and replied, “I’m just trying to be like you man, anything I can do.”

Yeah, the NFL is work and it is a job and it is a production business. The rookies had to be nervous as a preacher in an Aruba cathouse. And a Bucs coach was trying to help one of his players relax and take a mental break.

Joe thought that was pretty cool.

11 Responses to “Keeping It Fresh”

  1. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Is Randle El the actual WR coach? I thought he was a tv guy for the redskins

  2. Magadude Says:

    Yeah, I suppose that’s a cool story, and a like they got Randle El as a coach. But I also read they canceled practice for today because Arians was pleased with what he had seen so far. That is just wierd to me…a losing team and a bunch of rookies…and it’s decided they don’t need the practice? Good grief…bring in the snow cone truck or something as a reward, but don’t cancel practice.

  3. Magadude Says:

    I thought Randle El was just an offensive assistant. Of course it makes sense if he is coaching WRs in that capacity too.

  4. Eric y Says:

    He would crack me up on MNF when he would say his name and school

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I’d be concerned if they cancelled OTA practices. This was a rookie/UDFA mini camp. They found 4 potential diamonds in the rough. Why prolong it? It’s not like Vinny T was going to make the team.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Kevin Garver is the WR coach……Randle El is one of the 687 assistants…..

    I frankly don’t care what the Glazers spend on anything…..have at it…..especially if it doesn’t count against the cap.

    I’m thinking they should hire a Long Snapper coach…..

  7. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    I really hope barry arians is coaching jameis not zippin around on his hovaround and confusing the players when it beeps when he backs up. The bucs are so comical. Cant wait to see arians at publix on his buggy

  8. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Aruba cathouse? What century were you born?

  9. geno711 Says:

    @ Duthsty Rhothdes:

    True Buc’s fan. Giving Barry Arians a chance.

    Next time give Bruce Arians a chance instead of an attack on his age, which is the same as Belichick and Carroll.

  10. TOM Says:

    I hope some of these draft choices & UDFA & even one or two trtout players make the team & get rid of some overpaid vets not pulling there weight.

  11. Louis Says:

    They evidently saw what they wanted to see regarding the udfa players. Our drafted players reviewed and were able to display the talents that got them drafted. Now it’s time for the coaches to scheme as to how to play with their new toys.