“A Lot Of Routes, A Lot Of Running, A Lot Of Learning”

June 22nd, 2020

It’s time to go inside those Tom Brady workouts with his fellow Buccaneers on local Tampa fields.

One regular attendee has been third-year Bucs running back Dare Ogunbowale.

“A lot of routes, a lot of running and a lot of learning” is how Ogunbowale described the sessions to The Zach Gelb Show last week.

Chemistry building is easy with Brady, he added, because the 42-year-old is running everything at a very serious level.

“The way he runs our workouts, it’s like a practice,” Ogunbowale said. “Instead of just telling us to run a dig [route] or something like that, he’s telling us the full play call. He’s doing his cadence as if we’re in a game. He’s doing adjustments, doing the hots and sights. With a guy like him, it’s really easy to kind of be building chemistry and emulating that whole practice environment.”

To make Bucs fans drool a bit more, Ogunbowale added that Rob Gronkowski looks extremely fast and “explosive,” and that Brady likes to joke around and is a fun guy to be around while still being very serious.

22 Responses to ““A Lot Of Routes, A Lot Of Running, A Lot Of Learning””

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    What a difference TB makes. Not Jameis’ fault; he just did not have the gravitas that comes with 6 rings and 42 years.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Say what you will about DARE…..but he works hard (Joe asked earlier…”How do you know”)……well, I assumed because he is special teams captain…..and he’s showing up for these practices…..
    And, obviously, he thinks he’ll still be on the roster…..maybe not….but we need bubble players to be able to play ST…..

  3. unbelievable Says:

    If there is one player I would trust who could come close to emulating a real practice environment- it would be a 20 year veteran like Brady.

    Now, I just wish the defense could get in on the live practices… I fear this lack of offseason is going to hurt our young DBs quite a bit! Which would be a shame after watching how they grew better towards the end of last season.

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I agree! Would have been nice to have our DB’s back there getting used to covering top receivers…perhaps injury concerns or Covid makes that impossible.

    One of the things I’m looking forward to our offense accomplishing is making our D better. Those young guys are going to be facing a murderers row of targets everyday at practice.

  5. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Yay 😁

  6. Buczilla Says:

    Cool article, gosh damn I miss football.

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Yes, good story. Good stuff. Hope practice come off more-or-less on time.

  8. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    You can bet your bottom dollar that TB12 Will have the O ready & Will run a tight PIRATE Ship!!! I think Dare will make team. He showed speed in the last few games & has worked hard both w & w/o TB12. Can you imagine few turn overs thru the whole year? Our D won’t have to bail us out of the turnover machine’s gifts!!!

  9. K2 Says:

    If the BUCS would get their rookie contracts done maybe we could get Ke’shawn Vaughn and Tyler Johnson joining those workouts.

  10. orlbucfan Says:

    When the season activates, Brady still won’t last long. Not cos the CV, but cos he’s an old greedy fart.

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:


  12. Anonymous Says:

    Dare reminds me of Blunt. You can see he is a sponge and wanting to be involved.
    Great attitude Dare! GO BUCS!!!

  13. Cainishere Says:

    I like Dare. He reminds me of Blunt.
    Another player the Patriots had stolen from us.
    I like Dare’s attitude.
    He seems to be showing he wants to be more involved.
    Keep up the great work Dare. GO BUCS!!

  14. Clean House Says:

    I’m a Winston fan. I didn’t like moving in from him, I still believe in his huge upside.

    That said, I am rooting for Tom Brady. I’m excited to see what he can do. I’ve always loved intelligent QB play. I love Peyton Manning and Brees.

    I think JW has some obvious mental component that hasn’t clicked for him yet. It almost seems like his turnovers are a nervous tick of some sort. I do believe and really hope he can put it all together and would welcome him back. Watch out NFL when that guy puts it all together.

    For now I’ll enjoy watching someone who has put it all together for 20 years.
    I hope he stays healthy and that the offense can somehow put it all together quickly

  15. Shawn Mustapha Says:

    Point Blank!

    He’s the best!!!! GO Tampa…

  16. Joe in Michigan Says:

    MissingGeorgeCarlin: Wow, thanks for knowing everything! Except for what you don’t know, and act like you do.

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    By week four Brady and receiver’s are gonna to be slashing to the end zone.


    GO BUCS!!!

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    K2 Says:
    June 22nd, 2020 at 11:14 am
    “If the BUCS would get their rookie contracts done maybe we could get Ke’shawn Vaughn and Tyler Johnson joining those workouts.”

    These were unofficial, non-team workouts, so the rookies could have joined if they’d wanted to.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe in Michigan, as Bucs fans, we seem to always get screwed. It’s only natural that the fear of it happening again is there.

    I’d guess the possibility has even crossed your mind, but you might prefer not to speak it. That’s fine. Remain positive as long as possible. You may get your wish.

    Other people are aloud to express their fears.

    Me personally? I’m hoping for the best…hoping that the leader of our country did not mess things up by opening up 1-2 months too early. But with things going the way they are, the chances of there being an NFL season are indeed getting lower and lower.

    So don’t hold it against people who are trying to accept it now instead of later. If wrong, we’ll all rejoice.

  20. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai: There were 3 states (that I know of), Michigan, New York, the other one I don’t remember (but all Democratic ran states) that sent
    Covid-19 into nursing homes. Guess who is most vulnerable to the virus? Old people. Guess what happened to the old people that caught the virus from the people that were sent there? A lot of them died. So one could say that’s “fudging the numbers”.

  21. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai: True. We’ll have to wait and see.

  22. Crabberbill Says:

    Hey Joe, what are you saying it was the democrats that sent the virus to nursing homes ? Are you fu**ing kidding me? How about Trump sending it there and to the rest of our country !!!!