Tuesday’s Underwear Football Notes

May 17th, 2022

Bucs defensive players hang out before the start of Tuesday’s voluntary OTA underwear football practice.

It’s still voluntary OTAs as the Bucs hit the practice fields at One Buc Palace for the first veterans-included underwear football practice of the spring.

While the Bucs had several veterans who were not at One Buc Palace today, including Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Playoff Lenny, Donovan Smith and Devin White, many did attend. Remember, this is underwear football. There are no pads worn and there is no hitting or tackling of any sort allowed. Think flag football without the flags. Here are a few highlights:

* Blaine Gabbert got off to a good start when he completed a short pass to Cam Brate on the right sideline against tight coverage from Sean Murphy-Bunting.

* Breshad Perriman with a smooth catch straight up the left seam from Kyle Trask. When the Bucs broke up position drills and went to five-on-five, seven-on-seven and 11-on-11, Joe didn’t observe Ryan Griffin throwing a pass at all. Of course, the plays were screened by a wall of players so he may have been out.

* Travis Jonsen catches a pass from Trask and on the next play Trask hit Tyler Johnson on a throw down the middle.

* “Hello, my name is Zyon McCollum.” Trask tries to connect on a short pass along the left sideline and McCollum damn near got a pick.

* Gabbert tries to hit Ke’Shawn Vaughn in traffic and the ball falls incomplete on the right side.

* For those screaming for the Bucs to unload Donovan Smith and replace him with Tristan Wirfs, Joe has discouraging info for you: With Smith not participating, Wirfs was still at right tackle.

* Schiano Man Olakunhle Fatukasi picks off Trask along the right sideline and houses it.

* Gabbert rainbows a pass to the left sideline and it was like stealing candy from a baby for Dee Delaney, who got a pick-six.

* Trask also lofts a pass to the left sideline for Kaylon Geiger but this ball falls to the ground.

* Man, the Bucs have a whole lot of smurfs for backup receivers on the 90-man roster. Scotty Miller is among the biggest, and he’s little.

* Trask throws into a crowd and it is incomplete.

* Miller races back on a comeback route (?) along the left sideline and grabs a Trask pass.

* A run! Giovani Bernard runs off right tackle, turns the corner and hits the jets for a long touchdown run.

* Trask throws to Jerreth Sterns on the left side in a crowd. He immediately covers the ball with both arms to secure it. Solid fundamentals there.

* Trask throws short left into traffic and the ball pops up in the air and lands incomplete.

35 Responses to “Tuesday’s Underwear Football Notes”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trask getting underwear reps…….to smurfs…. ha, ha….

  2. PassingThru Says:

    Thanks Joe.

  3. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Was Darden there?

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Sterns will at least make the practice squad

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    And nothing about Dardung

  6. Joe Says:

    Was Darden there?

    Yes. He’s one of the smurfs.

  7. PassingThru Says:

    Darden’s only 5’8″. I’m glad you were able to find him.

  8. D-Rok Says:

    Hey man, don’t be looking down on smurf receivers. Those lil guys are prolly quick.

    Great notes, thank you Joe!

  9. steele Says:

    Not exactly encouraging news. Blaine and Trask still blah.

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    Sterns may surprise. He led the NCAA in a lot of stats. I suspect he will do well in the NFL.

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I was expecting to see:

    *Darden fell down.

  12. Chris Says:

    Trask has looked awful since he’s gotten here, no surprise he can’t unseat gabbert.

  13. SPARKY Says:

    Brady better not get hurt.

  14. Maniac Buc Says:

    The hate for Darden is about as dumb as the hate for Smith use to be.

  15. Crickett Baker Says:

    Appreciate the observations.

  16. firethecannons Says:

    Logan Hall looks solid from the back–lotta legs and butt, he looks like he ready to jump into action now

  17. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    @Chris – This will be Trask second year ! How awful has he looked in the time that you have been able to see him ? Last time I checked he didn’t get many reps in practice last year and and only played with backups to the BACKUPS at WR .. Congratulations on the dumbest comment of the day , you can collect your award at the Rob Leeds website along with the rest of the morons.. Go Bucs

  18. Buczilla Says:

    Good stuff, thank you.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    I do see a smaller gap of run and throw this year, and a good use of PA. Our oline upgraded with Shaq and Goedeke (?) That’s some serious inside blocking for Lenny,Vaughn, and White, who should all get their respected amount of snaps.

  20. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Maniac Buc = Darden’s Mom

  21. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Thanks for all the info Joes! I appreciate the observations.

  22. SB Says:

    Chris Says:
    May 17th, 2022 at 5:47 pm
    Trask has looked awful since he’s gotten here, no surprise he can’t unseat gabbert.


    How in the world can anyone be such an idiot to say something like this.
    You haven’t seen a single pass AND he hasn’t gotten the opportunity.

  23. Jor Montana Says:


    Accuracy aside, did Trask have a nice spiral on most throws or did they wobble/flutter?!

  24. Joe Says:

    Accuracy aside, did Trask have a nice spiral on most throws or did they wobble/flutter?!

    Seemed to be tight spirals.

  25. Alvafan Says:

    Dardung??? Is that how you treat people you don’t even know? You’re a real class act

  26. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Sure Smurfs are little but because they’re also blue is Joe size shaming AND raycist?

  27. Oddball Says:

    Smurf Lives Matter!

  28. al Says:

    Why tf does joe speak in 3rd person? Sounds like a moron

  29. Joe Says:

    Why tf does joe speak in 3rd person? Sounds like a moron

    Something Joe has done for almost 14 years. Seems to be working.

  30. hamilton Says:

    darden will be a good player this year.

  31. Oxycodoms Says:

    Should’ve traded trask for a 6th rd pick.

  32. Goatfarmer Says:

    Alvafan – if you take offense so easily, maybe daisy picking is your thing. Ever hear the trash people throw at each other who don’t know each other? Wow man. Use your pronouns.

  33. Bucs Win Says:

    How long till Darden gets cut? He’s a waste of a roster spot.

  34. Jersey buc Says:

    😂😂😂joe- yes he’s one of the smurfs hahahah

  35. Alvafan Says:

    Yeah, I’ve heard that……from 12 year olds