Bucs Training Camp Practice Notes Day 13

August 10th, 2021

Whenever you see the flaccid Bucs flag, you know it’s going to be a scorcher at Bucs training camp. And it was (both the limp flag and the sauna that was practice).

Some cool stuff in today’s practice:

* Blaine Gabbert takes two steps left and then hands the ball off to Troymaine Pope who runs for a first down.

* C.J. Prosise (yes, Joe checked the roster) tries to run left but is bottled up. Then he cuts back and tries and get something up the middle.

* Playoff Lenny tries to run right and there is nothing there. Defense celebrates a big stop.

* On a play-action pass, Tom Brady perfectly hits Mike Evans in stride on a slant pass from the right side.

* Chris Godwin Special: Brady finds Godwin down the left side and the Penn State product pulls it in despite defenders all around.

* Playoff Lenny runs left but patiently, waiting for a hole to open up. When it does, Playoff Lenny plants and foot and darts up through the hole and runs for about 10 yards.

* Jason Pierre-Paul bats down a Brady pass and then hollers with delight.

* Pope gets a pass in the left flat from Gabbert.

* Obstructed view: Brady has a pass blocked at the line and Joe isn’t sure if it was Joe Tryon or Devin White. Both were in the immediate area where the pass was blocked.

* Godwin is wide arse open along the left sideline and Brady hits him just as Godwin gets two feet tapped down.

* Brady gets the ball to Antonio Brown along the right side for a 10-yard gain.

* Goal line! More obstructed views. 🙁

* Brady hits Browns in the far-right corner of the end zone. Joe is 100 yards away and even with binoculars wasn’t quite sure if Brown got both feet inbounds.

* Ronald Jones tries to run up the one-hole (between Ali Marpet and Ryan Jensen) and Will Gholston slams the door shut.

* Solid catch: Gabbert throws incredible low to Jaelon Darden along the right sideline in the end zone. It was nearly ankle-height. And Darden reached down and dug up the ball for a score.

* Brady throws low up the middle at the goal line and foot-rubbing Rob Gronkowski scoops it up for a score.

* No context Kyle Trask: During goal line drills, Trask is playing catch with a ballboy. Brady does this a lot too. Wonder if Trask is trying to mimic Brady? If so, smart.

* Tanner Hudson skies high in the far left corner of the end zone and out-wrestles Chris Cooper for the ball and a touchdown from Kyle Trask.

* Halftime: Bucs go inside the air-conditioned Glazer Shed to cool down for seven minutes, just like heading to the locker room at halftime of a game.

* WHOA! After the halftime session, there is a one-on-one pass rushing/pass blocking drill right in front of the media tent. Guard Nick Leverett, who is also getting some work at tackle, pancakes JPP on consecutive plays. The first play Leverett put JPP flat on his back after JPP tried to go outside (after JPP laid on the ground long enough to appear hurt. But he flipped up onto his feet from being prone on his back without using his hands at all to get up — sort of like a gymnast or acrobat. This JPP is a freak of nature). The second play JPP tries to go inside on Leverett and the Rice product again puts JPP on the ground. Impressive!

* Back to 11-on-11: Virtual sack! Antoine Winfield somes racing in up the middle and “sacks” Brady. Of course, the whistle was blown and Brady was untouched. Otherwise, Brady likely would have been splashed.

* On a crossing pattern from right to left, Playoff Lenny catches a short pass from Brady. Playoff Lenny then cups up the left seams and turns the play into a helluva gain.

* Mike Evans is wide arse open down the left seam for Brady.

* Down the left sideline a Brady pass is a bit too far for Tyler Johnson. Carlton Davis was lurking.

* Two-minute drill! During a 20-minute session of two-minute drills, the Bucs went with the first-team, second-team and third-team offenses on different series. At no point did Trask take a snap. Could mean something; could mean nothing. Feel free to interpret this and make a rash conclusion however you wish.

* Playoff Lenny catches a pass between two defenders on the left side from Brady.

* Brady hits Giovani Bernard near the backline on the left side for a score.

* Playoff Lenny catches a pass from Brady just over the line.

* Brady waits and waits and waits and then fires to the far right corner of the end zone where Antonio Brown makes a one-handed catch!

* Gabbert to Hudson on a short pass.

* Ke’Shawn Vaughn tries to run left and there’s no room at the inn.

* Dee Delaney breaks up a Ryan Griffin pass to the right sideline.

* Nice catch by Josh Pearson to the left for a score. Pass was thrown by Griffin.

* Griffin tries to hook up with Pearson again. This time on the far right corner of the end zone. Connection is good but was Pearson, who skied high for the pass, able to get two feet inbounds? No video avaiable and no instant replay. This will be a mystery for the ages.

24 Responses to “Bucs Training Camp Practice Notes Day 13”

  1. Tkras red Bozo lips Says:

    It’s amazing that Mike Evans is learning the slant route in year 8 when he’s twice as big as ANY cornerback in the NFL

  2. Bird Says:

    Keep hearing about this leverett guy
    Jpp doesnt get thrown around to often
    Good to hear
    Depth on both lines wins championships

  3. Bird Says:

    You guys remember when tmaxacon was always first in comments to be a troll cause he doesnt have a job and lives in his moms basement and smokes meth

    Now its tkras

    From tmax

    Same guy. Same loser. Same troll. Always thought he was a saints fan.

  4. TB33 Says:

    Could be that the coaches want to see Griffin more to decide whether or not to keep him or Gabbert if they are having second thoughts on him. Obviously they are keeping Trask based on draft position. If Griffin shows he’s performing consistently better than Gabbert with all of his interceptions why would you let Griffin go and keep Gabbert?

  5. TB33 Says:

    That’s my rash conclusion ☝️

  6. SB Says:

    I would say you are spot on TB33!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Any sounds or sightings of Freddie Martino from Vero?

  8. AL121976 Says:

    Tkras married the realist and is now the biatch speaking for both of them

  9. Jason Says:

    after JPP laid on the ground long enough to appear hurt. But he flipped up onto his feet from being prone on his back without using his hands at all to get up — sort of like a gymnast or acrobat. This JPP is a freak of nature.

    So JPP did a legit pop-up? Dayum!!!

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    Speculating …

    I haven’t heard one positive thing about Trask in camp.

    He hasn’t challenged Griffin for #3. That’s bad. Really bad.

    Other later-round rookie QBs are doing well. Sam Ehlinger (Colts) and Ian Book (Saints) are challenging the starters!

    Trask is entered the doghouse. That’s not a good place for a QB. Licht will boot a #2 who underperforms. Good luck, kid.

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Have not heard Justin Watson’s name yet. no way he makes it even as a #6 WR.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trask may end up a bust like one of our other 2nd round picks….Rojo

  13. Bojim Says:

    Sounds like Hudson is having a good camp.

  14. mg Says:

    Gronk seems to always make that” no way in heck” low ball grab. His eye hand coordination is stellar.

  15. mg Says:

    How do the special teams look?

  16. OrlandoBucfan Says:

    Joe, I was at today’s practice and saw Playoff Lenny catch a long pass over his left shoulder running along the sideline. He looked like a wide receiver. That catch got the fans going. It looks like Lenny is taking this camp seriously.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Seeing Lenny’s name a lot Joe catching passes from Tom Brady. He’s actually quite good as a pass catcher IMO & maybe signing Giovanni motivated him to step it up.

    Liked what BA said about Nick Leverett in his press conference today (reminds him of Earl Watford in that he’s a great competitor & can play any position; will find a niche he said). Any OLineman who can put JPP on his butt twice in a row has to be a keeper.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Justin Watson is on IR or PUP…..maybe an injury settlement coming up….he’s on the last year of his rookie contract…..good ST player but Brady lost confidence in him….not a good thing for a young WR.

  19. firethecannons Says:

    Trask was a wasted pick. no question about it. That pick could of been multiple other decent players. by the time he is ready to play, the Bucs will be ready to acquire another good veteran. Trask is not our future.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    Tom and Mike will have a big year down field. Have AB run a post all day. One of them is going to draw another defender. Darden scooping up Gabbert throws to the ground for a TD. It’s sad how good we are cus this kids legit.

    “Jason Pierre-Paul bats down a Brady pass and then hollers with delight”

    What an awesome pair to be practicing together.

  21. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Trask can’t be labeled a wasted pick until he plays a game. I watch him a lot in college and he was very accurate. He is 6’ 5” and weighs 236. Brady is a master at using pro form and throwing motion to improve arm strength. He used to tell his backups he would give them pointers when he retires, however he maybe more likely to help Trask out at this point in his career.

  22. Craig Says:

    Trask will be fine, probably even better than that Love guy who is under Rodgers skin.

    I hope our running against our defense isn’t sign of bad things for the defense. We’ll find out soon.

  23. Oneilbuc Says:

    Firethecannon. How many quarterbacks yall are going to keep saying he ain’t the guy ?? Ain’t no more veteran quarterbacks like Brady. Give him a chance I hate this loser fan base who believes they need legends from other teams and try to claim them as if they are buc players. Brady will always be a Patriot waaay more than a buc. Trask is the future of the team !! Yall talk trash about me and the team because I don’t make it about 1 guy . But yall ain’t got no faith in the team but you wanna blame and Jamies for everything that went wrong and now you doing it to Trask and haven’t played 1 game . Maybe Jamies wasn’t the problem right??

  24. geno711 Says:

    Good for you Oneilbuc.

    Good to see you trying to be more positive. Trask is the future of the team, I like that positive vibe from you. Keep it up.

    If that is the case, please be more positive about Arians and the Bucs coaching staff as well. You can also accept Brady and admit that your comments about him being a noodle arm and him not being able to move around would be a downfall for the team as incorrect as well.