Highlights Of Thursday Night Practice

August 2nd, 2019

Struggled last night.

Here are some highlights Joe jotted down from last night’s Bucs practice at the Glazer Shed.

* America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston tried to go deep for Breshad Perriman down the middle who beat Vernon Hargreaves. The ball was underthrown just a hair, enough for Hargreaves to recover and tip the pass. Perriman still got his mitts on the ball, but it fell incomplete.

* Mike Evans is back. After being carted off and unable to walk under his own power (standing was equally as difficult) in Tuesday’s practice, Evans looked perfectly fine. He was in pads and seemed to have participated in all drills. Video here.

* Confidence: Scotty Miller couldn’t shake loose from cornerback Ryan Smith who broke up the pass along the left sideline. After the play, Smith posed over Miller with his hands on his hips, admiring his work. #swag

* Typical Mike Evans tap dance catch along the left sideline from Jameis. Joe really doesn’t think Evans gets enough credit for his footwork. It is dynamite.

* Rookie free agent safety from Wisconsin D’Cota Dixon has made a name for himself in practices. Last week he rocked Ronald Jones’ world with the hit of camp thus far. He blasted Jones so hard that Jones looked like a cartoon — where a car moves forward then instantly slams into reverse. Last night Dixon showed off his speed. He was playing deep centerfield when Jameis looked like he was about to complete a pass. But Dixon read the play like a book and raced in and picked the pass off and housed it for six points. This Dixon may be a guy to keep an eye on.

* Jameis is not having a great night. Defense is making plays. You read that last sentence correctly.

* Another Jameis pick to the right side, medium.

* This time Blaine Gabbert is picked in the end zone. Is the pass defense of the Bucs this good?

* In 7-on-7 red zone drills both Jameis and Gabbert had coverage sacks. Folks, this is a different Bucs pass defense folks.

The Bucs have two more night practices this weekend, both tonight and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Tonight’s practice is closed to the general public but Saturday’s practice is “Training Camp Takeover” night and open to the public.

54 Responses to “Highlights Of Thursday Night Practice”

  1. Pittsshore Says:

    JW sucks

  2. casual observer Says:

    Cant’ read too much into practice results – wait for the pre-season games. However, I do think the Bucs D will be noticeably better – with the new coaches and strategies. Much less predictable formations ans schemes than last year.

  3. Papa Giorgio Says:

    Pittsshore, you suck

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    Can’t wait for some sweet Carolina tears pouty Scam & McSofty should have enough to fill a hateraid cooler!

  5. jmarkbuc Says:

    Bad throw into Double coverage, terrible footwork. So in other words, same old Jameis

  6. Delaware Bucs Fan Says:

    Right now the only thing for certain on defense vs. last year is:

    We won’t run the same bland defensive play/scheme for every single down&distance.

    Already an improvement. The rest is TBD but there’s hope.

  7. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    jmarkbuc….SPOT ON!! But noooo, the FSU people on here still think he’s America’s Quarterback. If you are a BUC FAN, you’re done with this guy…on and off (and on the sidelines) of the field.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Looked like a classic Jameis pick.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    Needs to tuck and run that sh!t. Offensive blockers in front of him, but lets throw it straight over the secondary plate.

  10. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    If jameis is having a great camp we kvetch about the defense. The defense shows up and we whine about jameis.

  11. macabee Says:

    From reports I read yesterday including this one today says the defense dominated again yesterday. Now I’m the patient sort and willing to give the offense time to learn a new system, but Tuesday, August 13…10:00 a.m. is Joint Practice/Dolphins. Miami’s new defense is said to be a multiple-front, defensive back-centric malleable defense that can be adjusted on a weekly basis to counter each opponent similar to Todd Bowles defense.

    I am willing to believe the Buc’s defense is much improved over last year, especially the secondary. However, if the Dolphins come in here and the INTs and defensive dominance continue, I’m going to start to get to get a little worried – not panicked but concerned. I still believe they will get better, but need to see that progress against the Dolphins to feel like we’re on our way. Go Bucs!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    i love jameison williams, he’s great!

  13. kyle Says:

    i love jameison williams, i think he’s a fantastic QB

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Dirks Great Granpappy…nope…. they always whine about Jameis.

    No matter if it’s a positive take about Jameis or a negative one.

    I still think Winston is going to have a MONSTER season and I can’t wait to watch it unfold. Practice is exactly that…practice.

    Let the whine continue to flow…..over practice.

  15. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Boy, I am so glad Jameis is such a hard worker and has superior football intelligence.
    But hey, he is blessed and God is good right?
    Just gotta work harder and play better right Jaboo?

    Can’t wait to give this guy the huge contract he deserves…….

  16. StonedBuc Says:

    Kcuf backwords is how i feel about jamies

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Doosh…it’s not your money and what you say has no bearing on what they’ll do.

    Dirk’s Granpappy…..see there’s aother one. Same shyte dif day.

  18. Pittsshore Says:

    @papagiorgio: don’t worry you are safe , as I choke on small bones

  19. gotbbucs Says:


    If you dont think practice habits carry over to games then you have no idea what you are talking about.
    It’s year 5, it’s either gotten through to him by now or it never will.

    …and the money that will or wont go into his next contract does affect all of us because it will affect the direction of the whole team.

    Take the fan boy glasses of and have an unbiased opinion.

  20. DooshLaRue Says:

    And the most Pro-ready QB from the 2015 draft class, the number one overall pick …….. is still struggling in year 5.

    But hey….. he’s trying real hard right?

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

    I don’t know whether to watch the Bucs next Friday and record Battle Bots
    Watch Battle Bots and record to Bucs

  22. Pittsshore Says:

    1987 has been wrong about JW every year. I can’t wait for him to throw out so dumb stats to support his case. Bottom line: JW has padded stats due to his turnovers early in games and end of season games that are meaningless games for the opposition. I am beginning to wonder if JW and 1987 “hang out” during their off time.

  23. Hodad Says:

    Three picks in practice are inexcusable at this point. Jameis can’t keep making bonehead plays like the pick six to Dixon. He steps up, then rather slide down, or check down he throws high, and late over the middle. That’s just a stupid play right there that really has to make you wonder at this point. Can he ever just eliminate the obvious bad decisions? Beginning to have my doubts.

  24. D-Rome Says:

    Another Jameis pick to the right side, medium.

    Keep telling yourselves that it’s only training camp…

    The truth of the matter is that he does not consistently throw timely, crisp passes after four years. I don’t believe the QB of the future is on this roster, but I hope Jay-Miss proves me wrong.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    Yup, we were told we’d be in the Super Bowl already with Jameis.

    Maybe this year is the year… lol

  26. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Meanwhile from BSPN the 1st overall pick in the 2019 draft “Highlights: Where to start? Murray has been showing off all facets of his game in training camp, especially during 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills, from his passing to his running to his poise to his understanding of the offense. He came into the NFL with a reputation as a top-tier passer, but he might be raising the expectations. He has been displaying an accuracy that allows him to put passes in tight windows, a velocity that has made it tough for defenders to get their hands on his passes and a touch that has seen defensive backs grasping flat-footed when Murray lofts a pass just out of reach, putting it where only the receiver can make a play.”

  27. jmarkbuc Says:

    C’mon 87…

    You’re a knowledgeable fan. How many things does JW do wrong in that clip?

    Throws leaning forward, no feet on the ground, trying to muscle the ball into double coverage and late…Did he not see the guys in the bright red shirts?

    He’s a fifth year QB..not a rookie. Throw it in the dirt or run with it. You do play how you practice. If he can’t fix it there he’s not gonna fix it in a game.

    “Same shyte dif day” precisely

  28. Kgh4life Says:

    It’s only practice, but BA has to address these interceptions at some point. Jameis is going into his 5th year I’m beginning to think he’s just a turnover machine. 2020 draft have some intriguing QB prospects though.

  29. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Take it easy on 1987 guys……. he might threaten to go away forever…..for a 4th time!

    But he might really mean it this time……

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    The defense is ahead of the offense – completely normal, heard the same thing basically every year I’ve been fan, nearly 35 years now.

    Let’s see where we are a month from now, that’s when you start to worry.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    He threw a ball over the middle while he was rolling out and got picked. And it was practice so it’s fine…….as long as he knows the best decision was to run and slide and get positive yardage(barring a wierd game situation like last play).

    If Winston doesn’t know this and does it in a game I got problems with that. That’s just old fashioned bad QB play.

    Til then it’s just practice. No need for Winston to practice running across open grass. I bet he does that on his own all the time.

  32. NOSBOS Says:

    Name of this site should be changed to Comedy Central,so many funny MOs come in here everyday. I recall coach Rapone saying a month ago “on 3rd downs we’ll drop 6 or 7 into coverage”. I actually made a Big deal about it because it makes all the since in the world. On the other where Vea rag dogs Jensen all I was him,Suh and couldn’t make the other rusher but that made 3. How many people do you dimwits think that left in coverage. There will picks all camp long.

  33. jmarkbuc Says:

    “.as long as he knows the best decision was to run and slide and get positive yardage”

    well that’s kind of the problem isn’t it? Play how you practice. That’s why RB’s run all the way to the end zone in ahem..practice. Do in practice what you’re gonna do in the game.

  34. JimmyJack Says:

    Sometimes if you see a pick in practice it might be a good thing. This maybe one less pick he throws in a meaningful game because he already practiced it. Maybe….How would we ever know?

    What do y’all think that Winston will forget about this play?

    Maybe he doesn’t ever to to run that same way ever again. Just cause he tried it once and remembers……We don’t know.

    What we do know is that its practice and results don’t matter. Quit pretending like they do. But if you wanna continue prenteding you got 7 days left. His practice notes are a mere footnote compared to his performance vs Steelers……..Haven’t heard the plan yet but I’m guessing Winston gets two or so drives next week.

  35. jmarkbuc Says:


    There were two in coverage on that receiver…didn’t stop Ol’ Jameis..

  36. 813bucboi Says:


    im starting to see your point with JW….i’ll give him the slight benefit of the doubt because of the new offense but damn…..

    i remember saying, “its just TC” when RA was missing kick after kick….and he went into the season missing kicks….

    i remember going to TC last year and saying, ” damn, the WRs are running wide open, but its only TC” and they went on to let WR’s run wide open all season…..

    i still think its enough time for JW to turn things around but damn….it aint looking good so far….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  37. jmarkbuc Says:


    “What we do know is that its practice and results don’t matter”

    Really? Then why practice at all. I thought you practiced to get results.

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    Jmark it’s practice. You do realize they can run that play again and get better at it.

    And for what it’s worth I could be wrong. Maybe running is not the best decision. Maybe next time Winston sees Evans breaking off his cross route and do look for a little teardrop to the right sideline.

    Just wake me up when they that play this way in a game. Until then they are allowed to mess up. Quit trying to grade when they still have a week to prepare for the test.

  39. D-Rome Says:

    i remember saying, “its just TC” when RA was missing kick after kick….and he went into the season missing kicks….

    Yep, and that’s exactly my point. Practice in any sport, training camp, training, ect….it doesn’t count in the statistics but it matters. Players don’t typically flip a switch from poor practice results to mistake free performances. I don’t care about INTs very much in training camp unless he’s throwing it to the defense (which he has several times). What I care about more is timely, crisp passing and it’s simply not there with him. People who are expecting a significant jump in Jameis’ performance are probably going to be disappointed by the end of the year. We all know who Jameis is at this point and his issues aren’t only about turnovers. Jameis will likely have a year where his stats can be analyzed to the point where it creates two schools of thought about him. Some will say “the yards, the yards” and declare him the future. Others will see the turnovers, over throws, bad reads, throwing into tight windows, ect…

  40. JimmyJack Says:

    Now if we get reports like Jamies has got a bad attitude or he got issues with the coaching staff or locker room that would be something I would worry about…….But I have not heard any bad reports like that.

    All this technical stuff is fixable bro. That’s what they do in Training camp. Kinda silly to nitpick practice results………None of it matters. It’s a results business. Only results matter and practice throws aren’t results…..Calm down. Only one week left. Til then no worry’s. The results will be change everything.

  41. JimmyJack Says:

    Jmark you are right and the practice results do matter……But only the coaches have the results. We got one play. And we have little context.

    Remember. They can run this play again. Maybe Winston never runs that play like that again. Or maybe he always messes it up…..Heck, maybe Bruce decides to burn that page from the playbook and go with a completely different approach………Point is it is practice. If that play doesn’t happen in a game and instead we get good results it will never matter if Winston messed it up in practice.

    Don’t know why it’s so hard to wait just one more week.

  42. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Sorry fellas you can’t teach accuracy!!! He will always be good never great . Not hating just Speaking the truth. Y’all act like your sticking up for your kid or something? Pull your heads out of the sand please stop…

  43. JimmyJack Says:

    For real Bros learn how to calm down during the off-season.

    This is what makes baseball great. So what if it’s boring. Use it to advantage. Perfect backround noise, a sport you don’t have to get all worked up about with every play., great silent addition to any grillout or party.

    Baseball keeps sports junkies grounded.

    So chiil out and watch a little baseball and then you won’t have to get so hot in the Speedos every time a Bucs starter picks his wiener or throws a dumb pick.

    Though I do totally understand if this outlash about practice mistakes is just pent up rage from Our Lightning ruining the entire month on June.(I just puked a little)

  44. DooshLaRue Says:


    Respect for you.
    I know you’re a JW fan, but at least you see what’s happening or could be happening if things don’t improve quickly.

    The huggers with blinders on should learn from you.

  45. JimmyJack Says:

    Doosh. Anybody wearing blinders or koolaid goggles for practice highlights is just trying too hard.

    None of this practice stuff will change anything. That’s because as soon as Winston throws a real pass it will have a thousand times more meaning then all the others. If it’s a TD we will all fall head over heels. If it’s a pick we all spit on the floor……….. ……… …………Funny thing is that pass won’t even matter cause it will be August and it don’t even count until we see San Fransisco. And even if that pass goes awfully we could still be a team that peaks in November and takes the freaking league by storm……..You don’t think it’s ts possible? That’s called simple my friend!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  46. BringBucsBack Says:

    They are throwing all of these “unique looks” at a quarterback who has started in the NFL the past four years, remember?

    In his 5th year, Scam Newton made the SB.

    In his 5th year, Josh Free fizzled out.

    In his 5th year, Jameis…

  47. Magadude Says:

    The important thing here is that Jameis can identify with these coaches, and that they have his back. The difference is startling. Not!

    Shoot, one of these days, BA is going to get out of that golf cart and run over and give Winston a hug to make him feel better about things.

    The clock is ticking on Winston. We’re seeing a camp trend here.

    Preseason game #3 here agains CLE is probably going to be the most relevent preseason gave we’ve seen in a while.

  48. Magadude Says:

    I’m beginning to wonder if Winston has really read (or tried to read) NFL defenses in the past. Speaking of “unique looks,” he perhaps got to know his own D at practice in the past. Then when in games, perhaps went out and just slung it around in the end. Lots of times it turned out pretty good. Too often though it is NOT good.

  49. Tye Says:

    WoW! And the distance between ‘Jameis fans’ and the Bucs fans continue to widen… By mid-season it will be a great gulf…

    Maybe he will go play baseball and his groupies will follow him…

  50. Oneilbucs Says:

    Well Tye Jamies will leave and go on to a new team are go play baseball and guess what we will still be a sorry team. Then who will be the next scapegoat I mean quarterback?????

  51. Magadude Says:

    Sorrry team before, sorry team now. Maybe not sorry once they start playing, but that’s who they are. Winston has mostly brought controversy and disgrace…and they’re still a sorry team.

  52. July Joe Says:

    If Jameis puts up the EXACT SAME advanced stats in 2019 as he did in 2020, the ONLY thing he will need to do to get a contract extension is end the 2019 season HEALTHY, that’s it.

    The only people that don’t understand this are those who think “stats are for losers” and that GMs draft and sign players based on the “team record” they had from the previous season, rather than how much talent they have,

    If Jameis finishes 2019:

    Top 5 in Raw QBR

    Top 8 in Total QBR

    #1 in the entire NFL under pressure

    #1 in the entire NFL on 3rd downs (#1 in conversion percentage and #4 in passer rating)

    and HEALTHY

    He will get a contract extension … even if the team goes 0-16.

    That would cause the Jameis-haters to lose their minds, but that’s just the way it is. No GM in their right mind is going to draft a midget nowhere near as talented as Jameis who just happens to have a great college W.L record because he plays on a college all-star team (i.e. Tua), or some other guy who is nowhere near as talented as Jameis (Herbert or Fromm) just because Jameis’ “t-e-a-m” crapped the bed and went 0-16 despite his excellent “individual” play.

    “Team fans” care about team wins … that makes many of them clueless when it comes to evaluating “individual” talent and performance.

  53. Dapostman Says:

    .Magadude Says:
    August 3rd, 2019 at 11:12 am
    Sorrry team before, sorry team now. Maybe not sorry once they start playing, but that’s who they are.

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    I give you the flip/flop of Joebucsfan Mr Magadud aka Bill Clinton.

    So sorry, maybe not sorry.


  54. Bucsace Says:

    I know this, Jameis will not kill this coach