Bucs Training Camp Notes Day 10

August 5th, 2021

So today Bucs training camp practice was, well, almost comfortable.

Yes, in August. It had rained prior to practice and the cloud cover hung over the One Buc Palace complex. Add in a refreshing breeze, and it was just about comfortable. Moments after practice ended, the sun came out and the heat quickly rose. It was almost as if a higher authority gave the Bucs a break this morning.

* It was Military Day, an annual tradition where the Bucs honor men and women who served, past and present, in our Armed Forces. There was even skydivers falling from the sky to deliver a POW/MIA flag. Bucs center Ryan Jensen, who does a lot of outreach with military-type organizations, gave the Bucs’ front office props for the annual day of appreciation (which was missed last year because of The Sickness).

* Because the weather was so unexpectedly pleasant, Bucs players seemed amped up and spirited. Having a day off yesterday helped. Joe noticed once while Tom Brady was barking signals, Bucs linebacker Devin White was jumping up and down as if he were on a trampoline.

(Notes are a bit limited as the Bucs practiced with obstructed views for media virtually the entire morning.)

* Joe couldn’t tell who got the handoff but he was swallowed up at the line. Jason Pierre-Paul and Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett came to the sidelines and JPP was quite pleased with the result and sort of celebrated with Shaq.

* Bucs defense is rather talkative this morning. Practice has extra juice today. Practice seems unusually crisp.

* Brady hits Jaydon Mickens down the right sideline with a perfect pass, good for about 20 yards.

* No context backups: The second-team offense is on the field now and Joe hears an unknown player yell, “Don’t f*ck up!”

* Scotty Miller over the middle? Miller hauls in a pass where the big trees grow for a short gain. Man, too many routes like that and Miller is going to get snapped in half.

* Tom Brady School of Quarterbacks? Kyle Trask looks and looks and looks and starts to scramble to his left and just dirts the ball. Did he learn that from Brady? That’s a Brady play when he doesn’t like the situation.

* It was a smart throw but not a completion. Foot-rubbing, car-littering Rob Gronkowski does what appears to be a down-and-out on the left side and Brady throws one high and outside. Gronk damn near made a crazy one-handed catch but the ball was just a bit too far away. Devin White was all over Gronk. So Brady threw it where only Gronk had a prayer.

* Tyler Johnson catches a pass on a crossing pattern from right to left from Blaine Gabbert. Johnson turns the corner and houses the ball.

* Brady hits Mike Evans over the middle with a pass right at Evans’ belt. But the Bucs’ best receiver in franchise history couldn’t haul it in. That may be the first bad play Joe has seen from Evans this camp. He’s been dominant.

* Miller dives for a pass from Ryan Griffin and can’t come up with it.

* Brady launches a deep pass down the left sideline for Jaelon Darden but he was nowhere near the ball. Dee Delaney was defending. Not sure if Darden got hung up by Delaney or what the issue was.

* Lavonte David blitzes from the defensive right side and Brady just does get the ball away — damn, his release is so quick for a old goat. Had this been a game David likely would have planted Brady into the ground.

* Evans makes up for his earlier drop by catching a Brady pass in traffic to the left side.

* Ronald Jones has a nice run up the middle as he veered right to avoid tacklers.

* Brady lofts a short, soft pass to Playoff Lenny on the right side. White slams him with such force that Fournette finds himself driving in reverse and on his rear. Literally. Playoff Lenny just sat on his butt after the play looking up at White.

* Sack! Antoine Winfield comes on a blitz up the middle and this time Brady never had a chance to get rid of the ball. If this were a game, Winfield would have leveled Brady.

* Gabbert throws to the right side and linebacker Joe Jones skies like Michael Jordan and nearly got a finger on the pass. This Jones cat has some hops. Put him on field goal defense.

* Mickens catches a Gabbert pass down the left side and Mickens was ragdolled to the ground by Delaney.

* Johnson catches a pass just out of bounds from Gabbert and Johnson was splashed by Ross Cockrell.

* Gabbert tries to go to the right but has his pass batted down by Joe Tryon.

* Gabbert tries to connect with Tanner Hudson in the far right corner of the end zone but the pass was a bit too far.

* Brady with a play-action fake and tries to hit Gronk down the left sideline but was the pass was over his head.

* Evans catches a Brady pass on a slant in traffic.

* Evans stumbles coming off the line but recovers to still run his route just over the middle towards the left and catches Brady’s pass.

* Jamel Dean breaks up a Brady pass down the left seam. Winfield was right there too.

* Brady throws low over the middle (Bill Parcells pass) and Chris Godwin goes equally low to dig the ball up.

* Brady to Evans but broken up by Winfield. The second-year safety is balling out this morning.

* Brady cannot get the ball to Gronk on the right sideline. Partially because Lavonte David was all over Gronk.

* Fumble! Playoff Lenny puts the ball on the ground.

27 Responses to “Bucs Training Camp Notes Day 10”

  1. Robert Says:

    That was the chiefs mistake….not getting to TB. sounds like our D has his number or something. That’s the key to beating TB, but who else has a D coord like TB? He’s earning his keep, as are the players.

  2. Buczilla Says:

    Awesome stuff.

  3. PassingThru Says:

    Sounds like the defense was fired up and had a great day out there.

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Good stuff as usual Joes.

    Stay safe out there everyone Corona’s on the rise again. My wife and I are both vaccinated and we just tested positive.

  5. Wild Bill Says:

    Dam. 9 more days to game time! Bring it on boys!!!

  6. Medicated Pete Says:

    Joe earned a Gold Medal w/ his training camp performance.

  7. Joe Says:

    My wife and I are both vaccinated and we just tested positive.

    Geez. smh

  8. Robert Says:

    I’m fully vaccinated from the wuhan flu, by force via this administration coming to a town near you!

    F the wuhan flu. more people die by homicide each day in the inner cities. the cure has killed more than the virus……OD’s, suicides etc.

    therapist and medical companies are making a killing though (literally)

  9. Medicated Pete Says:

    4 of my family members didn’t get vaccinated & they’re DEAD

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Offense names I didn’t hear…….Gio, AB, OJ

  11. Robert Says:

    biological warfare….and they keep swabbing and we will keep seeing new strains engineered for specific ethnicities. largest dna gathering in history going on….

  12. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Great stuff, Joe! Thanks! But correct if I’m wrong (Lee screams ‘You’re wrong!’), #30 C.J. Prosise is not a RB? I see you report him making a defensive tackle here: * Mickens catches a Gabbert pass down the left side and Mickens was ragdolled to the ground by C.J. Prosise.

  13. Joe Says:

    #30 C.J. Prosise is not a RB?

    There are two No. 30s. One is Prosise at RB. The other is Dee Delaney at DB. Sadly when Joe is going through his notes Joe quickly looks for “30” on the roster and way too often sees the wrong No. 30. 🙁

  14. Devin DiPalma Says:

    Robert that’s some real paranoid talk. Would love to see it be just about football in here, enough of this BS out in the real world.

  15. Joe Says:

    Offense names I didn’t hear…….Gio, AB, OJ

    Please refer to the fifth graph in the story.

  16. PassingThru Says:


    By that reasoning, it must be an international conspiracy. I was vacationing out in Playa del Carmen a couple of months ago and the resort swabbed us upon entry. That means the chaotic and ineffectual Mexican government has joined forces with the US, the Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, and the Free Masons.

    Or… maybe your DNA and my DNA isn’t really being collected because in the cosmic order of things our DNA does not really matter. Do you realize that our DNA could easily be ascertained through our poorly protected medical records?

    There isn’t a respectable or responsible scientist who really believes any of this conspiracy BS. Nor is the government implanting tracking devices into your blood stream (that’s the funniest stuff, try running that one through anyone with a science or engineering background). It’s fabricated by fools and charlatans on social media.

  17. TheShaz Says:

    Hey Joe!

    In the plays like the sack on TB. What was the offense in? How many receivers?

    I feel that defenses will try to get to TB with blitzes frequently this season. You beat that with screens and running the ball. We have a stable of TE’s that can catch and block. Use them!

  18. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Winfield has all the makings of a perennial All-Pro. Pedigree/built in coaching from Pops, attitude and intelligence. He saved last season about 3 times-Giants 2 pt. conversion attempt, Falcon game one td saver and of course stripping Jared Cook. Great pick Licht…makes up for some previous 2nd round whiffs.

  19. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    There are two No. 30s. One is Prosise at RB. The other is Dee Delaney at DB. Sadly when Joe is going through his notes Joe quickly looks for “30” on the roster and way too often sees the wrong No. 30. 🙁

    Thanks, Joe!

  20. Crickett Baker Says:

    I really enjoy your comments, Joe. GO BUCS!

  21. Bojim Says:

    Hey Robert. Conspiracy much? Well at least you have kind of a platform here.

  22. Steve Burke Says:

    and “Robert The Russian” says……

  23. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Don’t answer any calls from strange numbers after u get vaccinated. You may be the next Manchurian candidate. That’s the next Winter Soldier for millennials.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Hall of Fame game.

    There’s like 8 people in the stands wearing masks…packed in like sardines.

    Coaches and players don’t have to wear masks anymore?

    Have they seen the news lately?

    Watch the Olympics. The stands are empty and all the athletes are wearing masks.

    Other countries are MUCH smarter than us….

  25. Joe Says:

    In the plays like the sack on TB. What was the offense in? How many receivers?

    LOL The Bucs don’t let Joe videotape these practices. Joe’s barely able to catch the beginning of the snap after jotting down notes from the previous play — after he checks the correct number of the player with his binoculars — when he has an unobstructed view.

    About 20 percent of yesterday’s plays, Joe could only see receivers and defensive backs when they ran down the field — Arians pulls a Koetter stunt where the entire offense lines up like a human wall blocking media’s views.

    Not trying to be flippant here but unless Joe has an unobstructed view, it’s sometimes a challenge to jot down what happened on the play much less what formation they are in with what players. This is all bang-bang next play bang-bang next play and so on.

    On the specific plays you asked about, Joe couldn’t tell you how many receivers much less who the receivers were on the play (again, obstructed view).

    Joe’s not allowed to take photos after the first 30 minutes but really, really wish he could show an example of the human wall of players and the obstructed views from where we are. 🙁

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Good write-up like always.

  27. Mike Says:

    Appreciate your feedback, Joe