Bucs Training Camp Notes Day 13

August 9th, 2021

Joe’s world famous training camp notes from this morning’s hot practice are here! No running sprints or jailtime for readers either.

If, by chance, your favorite player isn’t mentioned in the notes, Joe hopes this will satisfy you. That way (insert player’s name) can be read.

* On a crossing pattern from right to left, Chris Godwin is able to haul in a Blaine Gabbert pass that was thrown behind him, turn up field along the left seam, and race for a score.

* Giovani Bernard grabs a Gabbert pass on the left side and gets positive yardage.

* Troymaine Pope gets loose on a run to the right for big yards.

* Godwin takes a short pass from Tom Brady on the right side and gouges the Bucs’ defense.

* O.J. Howard hauls in a pass on the left side from Brady. Howard continues to get a lot of targets in training camp, now in its third week.

* Pick! Gabbert tries to force a pass to Travis Jonsen. Mike Edwards perfectly baited Gabbert, jumped the route and housed Gabbert’s gift.

* Cool move by the rookie: Gabbert once again tries to hit Jonsen over the middle, although this was shorter. Outside linebacker Joe Tryon began his pass rush on the right side and then quickly peeled back to the middle. Tryon drills Jonsen just as the ball hit Jonsen’s hands. Jonsen bobbled the and finally hung on despite Tryon and K.J. Britt wrestling with for the football.

* Wide-arse open Antonio Brown. The veteran receiver is just standing by himself along the right sideline maybe 20 yards downfield. Brady finds him and Brown does the rest, cutting left to the inside and it’s off to the races for a score. The bleachers were full of fans this morning and they roared their approval.

* Godwin on a crossing pattern from left to right catches a Brady pass over the middle.

* Howard gets behind inside linebacker Joe Jones down the right seam and Brady hits him for a would-be touchdown.

* On a crossing pattern from left to right, Tanner Hudson had a Ryan Griffin pass bounce off his fingers.

* Same play, same quarterback only Jaydon Mickens is the target. He pulls the ball in for a catch.

* Griffin way overthrows Codey McElroy on the left side.

* Brady threads the needle between a pair of receivers for Godwin on a line drive throw to the right sideline but Godwin cannot hang on. The crowd moans in disappointment.

* Playoff Lenny runs off left tackle, gets to the sideline and is gone!

* Play-action: Brady fakes a handoff and instead throws left for Ronald Jones. Now this wasn’t a “live” practice so Kevin Minter, who was in position to make a play, just left RoJo alone. If the practice was “live” with hitting, unlikely RoJo makes any kind of gain. However, RoJo certainly heard footsteps as he dropped the ball when Minter came near.

* C.J. Prosise — yes, Joe double-checked the roster — runs up the middle for about a six-yard gain.

* Prosise takes a pass from Gabbert in the left flat and puts together a nice gain.

* Playoff Lenny takes a Gabbert pass on the right side and burns the Bucs defense as he turns upfield along the sideline.

* RoJo must think he’s playing the Stinking Panthers: RoJo busts up the middle for a monster run.

* Gabbert throws just a little too high for foot-rubbing Rob Gronkowski down the right seam.

* Nice play: Kyle Trask goes deep for Josh Pearson down the right side. Pearson got past the defense and Trask put the ball only where Pearson could get it as a defensive back fronted Pearson and could have made a play on a more accurate pass. Pearson may have been guilty of a pushoff but he skied leaning backwards, stretched out and pulling in Trask’s pass.

* Mike Evans catches a Brady pass over the middle that was thrown behind him.

* Gabbert tries to throw a pass in the right flat to Jaelon Darden and Carlton Davis reaches out and swats the ball away.

* Gabbert throws a very low ball below Tyler Johnson’s knees over the middle as Johnson crossed from right to left. It was too low for Johnson to pull in.

* Brady is flushed out of the pocket to his left and he unloads the ball to Playoff Lenny who couldn’t keep the ball in his hands.

* Brady to Evans right sideline. Smooth.

* Ke’Shawn Vaughn takes advantage of a huge hole up the middle for a big gain. What made this play interesting was Grant Stuard was playing inside linebacker. He was gestering to something or somebody to the right and then he broke to the right either to cover someone or stack the hole where he expected the ballcarrier to go. Instead, just as Stuard bolted to the right, the ball was snapped and Vaughn bolted right at the spot Stuard vacated. Either that was a bad guess by Stuard or it was very good vision by Vaughn. You know, run where they ain’t?

*`Goal line! Brady connects with Brown in the right side of the end zone.

*`Obstructed view: RoJo tries to run left and is stopped. The defense celebrates. Jason Pierre-Paul seemed to be one of the celebrants but Joe wasn’t sure as his view was screened by Bucs players.

*`Gabbert connects with Howard over the middle for a score.

*`Gabbert goes again over the middle, this time it is Hudson for six.

17 Responses to “Bucs Training Camp Notes Day 13”

  1. PassingThru Says:

    Thanks Joe.

    That doesn’t quite sound like Arien’s narrative. It sounds like the first string offense did a good job executing.

  2. Tkras red Bozo lips Says:

    These back-up QB’s are so bad….why can’t they just put a hillbilly or mental patient back there to save $

  3. D-Rome Says:

    C.J. Prosise — yes, Joe double-checked the roster — runs up the middle for about a six-yard gain.

    Very funny Joe because I said, “Wait, what?” and then checked the official Buccaneers training camp roster.

  4. BRYAN KOHN Says:

    LMAO! Tkras red Bozo lips

  5. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    “Nice play: Kyle Trask goes deep for Josh Pearson…”

    Joe, can you give us any insight into Trask’s arm strength since you are seeing him in person? Thank you.

  6. Bojim Says:

    I think Mike will get another 1000 this year.

  7. Joe Says:

    Joe, can you give us any insight into Trask’s arm strength since you are seeing him in person?

    Not sure about “arm strength.” Can tell you his best attribute is his deep ball accuracy.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    NFL.com claims C.J. Prosise had 10 carries for the Bucs last year. Go look for yourself. NFL.com, spreading fake news.

    PFR says he played with Houston last year.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    On arm strength, for Trask, a better term would be velocity or zip. In any case hopefully we’ll see some examples of what he can do in the preseason.

    Watching his college tape I just didn’t see an NFL arm. Sure, he can throw deep and he had good placement, but the ball hung in the air because he wasn’t able to drive it down field. At the NFL level, that means INTs and batted down balls.

    Danny Wuerffel was as accurate downfield college passer as I’ve ever seen (at the time anyways), threw great looking rainbow pass that would just drop into the receivers hands, and as a younger fella I thought he’d be a great NFL QB. But he wasn’t, he stunk because the ball hung in the air. In college, he got away with it, in the NFL, those were incompletion and turnovers. His final NFL line was… 52.6% comp, 12 TDs, 22 INTs in just 350 attempts. Trask, watching him play in college, reminds me so much of Wuerffel.

    But Trask is a lot bigger and it sounds like the Bucs think he can add that velocity without losing accuracy. That will be the most interesting thing to watch this preseason, at least for me. I’m pulling for the kid, I don’t want the Bucs wasting their picks.

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    Practice feels tired. The first preseason game is coming at the right time.

  11. Pine Hillse] Says:

    You don’t make it sound like the offense had such a bad day.

  12. mg Says:

    Enjoy the play by play descriptions.

  13. Joe Says:

    You don’t make it sound like the offense had such a bad day.

    Outside of Brady the QBs didn’t look sharp (Gabbert rarely does).

    What Arians is often looking for can’t be seen from the naked eye of sportswriters. Arians is looking for reads, audibles, etc. For example two weeks ago most of us watching thought Brady was razor sharp. Afterwards, both Arians and Brady said it was a lousy practice. 🤷‍♂️

  14. Winny Testaverde Says:

    The fanboy folly over Gabbert continues at OBP. Not sure what he’s done to earn the #2 job…but very first world champions problem I suppose. Brown will have a monster year me thinks and perhaps earn a multi-deal contract…especially if Godwin gets swiped by a team flush with cap space.

  15. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Honestly if the Bucs D is dialed in they are too much for the QBs other than Brady. The other 3 QBs are outclassed by the D.

  16. Oneilbuc Says:

    Kyle Trask threw over 40 touchdowns and 8 picks . All this NFL arm is a bunch of garbage talk . Just build the offense on what he does best and give him a running game and he will be ok . Let’s not the negative narratives on Trask . Yall done this with every quarterback the bucs drafted. That’s why even with Jamies it have never been about being a Jamies fan . It have always been about the quarterbacks from the pass. Give Trask a chance it’s just his first year. He doesn’t have to be a hall of famer by year 3 of him starting. That’s the one thing I hate about this fan base.

  17. Wild Bill Says:

    I agree on Trask. He’ll Brady did not make a huge splash as a rookie. Trask has the size to see the field. Give him 2 years and he could be a Tom look alike at the same stage. Both are tall qbs. Both have adequate arm strength. Trask could grow a lot under Arians and Brady. He was not drafted to be an instant star. Bucs mistake has been staying with Gaby and Grif way too long. Should have picked up a serviceable back up vet long ago.