Practice Notes, Nuggets, Intrigue & More From Day 2 Of Training Camp

July 27th, 2019

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Our Buccaneers were back on the field today for Practice No. 2 of training camp, another underwear football session before pads come on tomorrow. Here is the tell-all from the action under sunny skies at One Buc Palace.

*Quarterbacks are tossing balls, getting their arms warmed up. In offensive walk-throughs to start practice, Jameis was pumping his fist and barking at someone.

*A packed crowd completely filled up the bleachers. And speaking of fans, why the hell does a couple show up wearing full Patriots regalia at a Bucs training camp practice? They were loudly booed as they searched for a seat. Dude was wearing a Randy Moss jersey. Maybe they brought a little boy with them so he could watch practice? Maybe the kid is a Bucs fan? Joe didn’t notice him wearing any football gear. Additionally, a Cowboys fan showed up and he was looking for attention as he walked in front of the crowd raising the roof egging on the boo birds. Joe couldn’t ignore this nonsense.

*The running backs joined the QB’s early and began handoff drills. No short passes to the backs today.

*The RB’s disperse and drop-back drills start for the QBs. First it’s 5-step drops and then 3-step drops. This sequence is done multiple times. Once finished, they work on play-action drop backs.

*The QB’s move over to the second field where the first 7-on-7 session begins.

*Each quarterback runs two plays and then switches out. Jameis Winston completes a couple of passes and is then replaced by Blaine Gabbert.

*Gabbert completes a pass to Ronald Jones and Jones actually held onto the ball. A refreshing change from last season. Jameis comes back in and completes a couple more balls. Jameis already looking sharper than yesterday.

*Back to Gabbert who fires to Evans, who can’t hold on. Incomplete.

*Jameis looks for Bobo Wilson, but M.J. Stewart flies in to deflect the pass for the incompletion.

*Gabbert throwing to Cortrelle Simpson, but this time it’s Carlton Davis who gets a hand on the ball. Incomplete.

*Ryan Griffin’s turn to get into the action. He looks for speedster Breshad Perriman, but Sean Murphy-Bunting was all over it. Incomplete. The beginning of a good day for Murphy-Bunting.

*Lots of check down passes like yesterday throughout the first session of 7-on-7,  .

*Quarterbacks are looking good, no interceptions yet.

*Spoke too soon. Griffin looks for Justin Watson, but Watson turns his head late and the ball is intercepted by safety Lukas Denis. The undrafted free agent out of Boston College showing quick hands on the play.

*Jameis steps back in and looks for Scotty Miller along the right sideline. Davis has tight coverage and rookie safety Mike Edwards comes over to make a play. Davis gets his hands on the ball but isn’t able to pull in the interception.

*Jameis steps out and is immediately met by Bucco Bruce Arians. Arians had some words for Winston after that throw.

*Now the DB’s are buzzing and gaining momentum like they did early on in yesterday’s practice. Ryan Griffin goes in and immediately tries to find Wilson across the middle but the pass is intercepted by Sean Murphy-Bunting. The second-round pick undercut the route.

*Quarterbacks and receivers move over to Field 1 for individual passing drills before the first 11-on-11 session kicks off with a couple of running plays.

*Jameis finally gets a pass in as he goes play-action and zips a tight spiral to Chris Godwin for a 15-yard gain over the middle.

*After the play, Arians brings all of the first-stringers, offense and defense, into a huddle and talks to them. They break the huddle and the session continues.

*Vernon Hargreaves is seen on the sidelines noticeably shaken up. He is trying to walk it off. A fan yells at him, “Are you good Vernon?” Hargreaves then turns to the fan and gives him a thumbs up.

*The offense runs a few rushing plays in a row and RG4 (Griffin) fumbles the snap on one of them. He was moving to the left side and is able to pick it up and give it to Bruce Anderson, who get swallowed up for no gain.

*Hargreaves come back in and appears to be fine. Griffin apparently noticed as he immediately targets Hargreaves, completing a pass to Anthony Johnson on the left sideline for first-down yardage.

*Jameis back in now. He drops back and Devin White immediately busts through the line for what would’ve been a sack. Jameis feels the heat and overthrows Scotty Miller.

*Heavy pressure again on the next play forces Jameis to step up and he underthrows Miller. Incomplete

*Pressure comes flying in again as Donovan Smith is pancaked by Noah Spence, who then would’ve gotten to Jameis. The throw goes to Cameron Brate but the ball is knocked away. Noah Spence showing brute strength on the play putting Smith on his butt. Yes, this is a no-contact practice, so don’t go crying about Smith.

*Blitz! Murphy-Bunting comes flying in from the edge, but it is picked up. Winston hits Justin Watson on a beautiful touch pass to the left corner for 20 yards.

*Gabbert comes in and Bowles dials up another blitz. This time he sends his linebackers. Gabbert quickly slings it to Brate who drops the ball and it almost gets picked.

*A lot of pressure coming in on the quarterbacks, who have to make quick, short throws to offset it.

*Miller lines up opposite Hargreaves and makes a quick move to get by him. Gabbert slings the ball down the left sideline as Miller looks to have Hargreaves beat. However, Hargreaves is able to track it down and come back to bat the ball away for the incompletion.

*Water break!! Justin Evans, again without a boot, is enjoying a quick game of catch with Carlton Davis.

*11-on-11 red zone work kicks off as each unit lines up on opposite sides of the 20.

*Jameis looks to hit Mike Evans on a deep slant for a touchdown but the ball is knocked away by Davis.

*Jameis comes back to Miller for a short gain along the sideline. Carl Nassib came flying in and would’ve had a sack.

*Jameis goes play-action but has nowhere to go with the ball. He runs out of the pocket and eventually just throws the ball at the ground. Good decision by Jameis.

*On the next play, Jameis hits Godwin on the sideline for first-down yardage. O.J. Howard finally gets involved on the next play, as Jameis finds him over the middle for the 20-yard touchdown.

*Gabbert’s turn to run the red zone offense. On the first play, safety Kentrell Brice blitzes and could’ve sacked him. Gabbert tucks and runs for a short gain.

*Later in the session, Spence comes off the edge unblocked and forces a quick throw by Gabbert. It’s a completion but two defenders are there to stop the receiver for no gain.

*Davis breaks up a Griffin pass to thwart a touchdown.

*On the next play, RG4 is under heavy duress and lobs it to the back of the endzone, where Wilson soars over Hargreaves to come down with the incredible touchdown catch.

*Griffin faces a lot of pressure once more, and again flings a beauty into the back of the end zone, this time to tight end Tanner Hudson. Hudson laid out for the ball and just got the knee down in bounds for 6 points.

*Away from the play, Arians is talking to Godwin about a route No. 12 ran earlier in the session. Arians uses his hands and hips to show Godwin what he wanted to see from him.

*The session ends and the players take a water break. After hydrating, Jameis gets close to 10 offensive lineman in a huddle and is talking to them with very animated body movement.

*It’s time for the kicking competition. Yesterday, Cairo Santos made the most of his time in the spotlight. Today, it was Matt Gay’s turn.

*Gay starts with a chip shot from 23 yards out. He nails it and quickly moves five yards back. It’s good from 28.

*Gay backs up five more yards, now attempting a kick from 33 yards, an NFL PAT. He sends his first try wide but comes back to make his second attempt.

*Gay now backs up to 38 yards. He sends the ball home and over the kicking net. It clinks off the practice facility.

*Now from 43. It’s good!!

*Gay goes to 48. This time the ball hits off the right upright. No good. Even though he missed, Gay backs up to 52 yards and he sends this one through the uprights and over the net. This guy has got a cannon for a leg.

*Gay backs up and kicks from 57 yards out where he once again sends the ball over the kicking net again!

*That does it for today’s kicking competition. Tomorrow, the kickers attempt kicks with pads on for the first time.

*7-on-7 returns, but this time it’s situational 7-on-7 in the red zone. The down and distance change before every play and the players have to play accordingly.

(The first play is 1st-and-10 at the 11 yard line. Jameis hits O.J. Howard for a short gain. The next play is 3rd-and-goal from the 9. Jameis finds Dare Ogunbowale for three yards.

*1st and goal at the 7 now. Jameis looks for Scotty Miller, but Davis bats the ball away. Davis is deflecting a lot of passes today.

* It’s 3rd-and-goal at the 5-yard line. Jameis hits Brate in the back of the end zone but Brate can’t get his feet in bounds. Incomplete.

*1st-and-goal at the 4. Jameis hits Ogunbowale again but this time it’s in the flat and he makes his way into the endzone for the touchdown.

*Gabbert steps into a 3rd-and-7 at the 11 yard line and throws a dart to Justin Watson but Watson can’t hang on. The ball hit his hands and a catch would’ve resulted in a first down at the 2-yard line.

*1st-and-goal at the 10-yard line. Gabbert finds Wilson for a 6-yard gain over the middle.

*3rd-and-goal at the 7. Gabbert throws a beauty over the middle to Andre Ellington but Ellington has butter fingers. Drop!

*1st-and-goal at the 6. Gabbert goes to Watson again and this time it’s q touchdown. He just gets across the pylon before M.J. Stewart pushes him out.

*Now 3rd-and-goal at the 4, Gabbert finds RoJo in the flat for another touchdown. RoJo actually made a catch and took it in for a score!

*After a few more plays, situational ball wraps up and the team moves to a hurry up 2-minute drill.

*Jameis leads out the first-team offense and gets the ball all the way to the 15-yard line with completions to Perriman, Howard and Evans, but the clock runs out on him and he isn’t able to punch it in for 6 points.

*Second team time and they are quickly stopped by the defense. They even got an extra play because a defender lined up offsides on 4th-and-10, but the defense shut the offense down on 4th-and-5.

*The first team offense now moves inside the 10 and has 9 seconds to score, Jameis is able to get the ball in the endzone with a touchdown to Miller in the flat.

*The second team comes out and is once again shut down. On the final play, Gabbert threw a pass over the middle that was knocked away by Murphy-Bunting that sealed the deal. A perfect ending to a great second practice for the rookie corner.

Manbeast intern Zachary Seifter is killing it on the practice notes, using his eagle eyes and adhering to Joe’s style. Give him a hand in the comments section.

35 Responses to “Practice Notes, Nuggets, Intrigue & More From Day 2 Of Training Camp”

  1. Stanglassman Says:

    Thanks for all the hard work Joe. These late practices have got to make for long days.

  2. Buc4life Says:

    Robert Nkemdiche just released by Cardinals. Any chance we take a flyer? Bruce Arians drafted him and we could use a DT to play opposite to Suh.

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    Nice to hear Spence’s name called out for monster rushes.

  4. DB55 Says:

    A lot of pressure coming in on the quarterbacks.

  5. DB55 Says:

    Zach is killing it!

  6. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Nice !

  7. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Good stuff Zachary! Love the detail. I’ve been to a few camps and it’s difficult to make out exactly what’s going down sometimes. There’s a ton of moving pieces. It’s awesome to get practice summaries in such detail.
    Everyone chuckled when Arians said the secondary was “totally fixed” before camp even started, but sounds like they’re stealing the show so far. I’m actually expecting the same from the DL once the pads come on.
    And I’m GLUED to this kicking competition so don’t let up on that one, Joes!

  8. Bird Says:

    From all the sites , it sounds like Spence was player of the day.

    Quarterbacks had a bad day.

    Dbs looked good again. Murphy -bunting flashing. Hopefully he gets a well deserved nickname soon cause name too long /complicated

    Pads tomorrow . Real football

  9. #1bucsfan Says:

    Thanks Zach. Appreciate the hard work

  10. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Great work, Zach! Thanks

  11. OBP Says:

    Cheers Zach! Please keep up the great work

  12. firethecannons Says:

    absolutely awesome material Zach Seifter–well done-really appreciate the notes–really makes JBF well worth it.

    db’s are really getting it but that is good for offense too

  13. NOSBOS Says:

    Salute Zach.. Seems like to me at least the competition is for who will be starting opposite Davis. He’s clearly accepted the challenge of new blood being brought into the DB room.

  14. NOSBOS Says:

    Davis measurables and 40x are basically the same as Richard Sherman’s. Slow my @$$, there’s more to playing the position than speed. Sherm wasn’t blazing fast but in his prime no one was getting behind him. Well with the exception of ME but he gets behind whoever he wants.

  15. Pick6 Says:

    Pressure pressure pressure. Anybody else sensing a theme from Mr Bowles?

  16. Rob Tanner Says:

    Good job Zach, your saved by the bell

  17. macabee Says:

    Yes! Pads go on tomorrow. Aim is to separate the soccer players from the football players. But no tackling yet, maybe next week according to BA. Go Bucs!

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Much better. No nonsense about music and silly nicknames

  19. ModHairKen Says:

    Carlton Davis has long arms. He deceives QBs and WRs.

  20. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Sounds like Spence and Davis were the heroes of the day.

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    Manbeast you’re doing great; keep ’em coming. Sounds like BA knew what he was doing when he drafted Murphy-Bunting in the 2nd rnd. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if he & Davis get the starting nod outside to start the season.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Great Zach……made me feel like I was there.

    Lots of batted balls….passes defensed and sounds like pressure on the QBs… improved Defense will improve Winston & our WRs….

  23. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    another great job Zachery!!

  24. kyle Says:

    thanks for the play by play Zach!

  25. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Love these play by play breakdowns !

  26. Jimbuc2 Says:

    Spot on reporting by Zach Hire this guy Joe. Don’t let him out the door without signing him because Zach’s sharp eye matches up well with Sage’s telling insights to make those podcasts so special. This Buc fan is grateful to JBF for all things Buccaneer! Go Bucs!!

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Zach, it felt like that list would never end! Great job!!!

    Buc4life Says:
    July 27th, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    “Robert Nkemdiche just released by Cardinals. Any chance we take a flyer? Bruce Arians drafted him and we could use a DT to play opposite to Suh.”

    Vita Vea

    If the DB competition is really fair, so far it looks like Davis and Murphy-Bunting will be the starters. So far.

    Thing tend to change as camp goes on. Love Press Coverage.

    Curious though…how are the penalties and where was Barber?

  28. Don_RyJo(e) Says:

    I legit don’t know if I should be proud of the defense (especially the secondary) because they’re improving… …or deeply, deeply concerned about the offense soiling themselves and giving the false appearance that the defense is improving.

  29. K2 Says:

    Zach’s on a roll!

  30. Jim Says:

    Excellent reporting…

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “*Gay goes to 48. This time the ball hits off the right upright. No good.”

    Arians said in his presser that the upright was bent, and had it not been Gay would have made it in with that kick. So he ended up having a perfect day according to Arians. He also said that 57 yarder was like none he had ever seen.

  32. buc15 Says:

    Hard not to get excited about our new defense. Sounds like they are flying all over the place.

  33. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    ZachBucsFan! I kid! 😉 No, but this is really good work by Zach and the Joes and much appreciated.

    As for ‘ol Devin White…so team leader, main run stopper, AND great pass rusher? Josh Allen?!? 😜

    PS, the Pulse of the Fan isn’t resonating with me, not like these reports. The semi-ignorant takes from the peeps as opposed to the facts on the ground, to me that’s a mismatch of importance.

  34. Just Sayin’ Says:

    Sounds like Jameis forcing it to Miller a lot.

  35. WestChap Says:

    Bowles and Bruce are really not running the Good Camp Lollipop… no wonder QBs are spraying it a bit. Let’s see if the QBs learn to deal with pressure from everywhere during practice… and thus handle it well in games.