Bucs Training Camp Notes (Day 2)

July 28th, 2022

“Don’t worry Tom, I won’t give away any of your practice snaps to Kyle Trask. Promise.”

UPDATED 8:00 p.m. Here are some highlights of a depressing second day of Bucs training camp 2022.

The Bucs will continue underwear football practice through this week and are scheduled to put the pads on Aug. 1. Underwear football means no hitting of any sort and no tackling whatsoever. Think flag football without the flags.

Joe is rarely looking/watching for a specific player. If he makes a play or does something that otherwise grabs Joe’s attention, then Joe will type about it.

* Well, that didn’t take long. Antoine Winfield lays out for Tom Brady bomb along the left sideline intended for Mike Evans but too long. Sweet play by Winfield. Yeah, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka did pressure Brady but big deal! Dudes can’t touch quarterbacks in practice so JTS should not have forced a pass from Brady.

* Trickery! Blaine Gabbert runs up the middle for a huge gain.

* What a rotten pass!: Just when you begin to think the Bucs may have something in Blaine Gabbert, he demonstrates why he is Blaine Gabbert. The Bucs’ backup and former first-round pick of the Jags throws a pathetic pass to the right side with the ball deep in the offense’s real estate. Gabbert tossed the ball right to outside linebacker Cam Gill, who raced up the defense’s left side untouched for a pick-six.

* Gabbert tries to rifle a pass to Scotty Miller and — THWAP! — Jamel Dean gets a hand on the ball and spikes it. That had to hurt. You could hear the slap of the football on Dean from inside One Buc Palace.

* Gabbert finally gets out of his funk and hits a wide open Tyler Johnson down the left seam.

* Vyncint (not a typo per Bucs’ roster distributed to media) Smith of the internationally known house of higher learning known as Limestone University, a Division-II school, hauls in a bomb from Kyle Trask for a touchdown. As Smith ran through the end zone he heard the roar of the crowd, looked to the bleachers and spread out his arms wide as if wanted to give the fans a giant group bear hug.

Red Zone work!

* Coverage sack on Brady.

* Kyle Rudolph just looks like the tallest Bucs player on the field. Not sure that he is but he looks that way.

* Gabbert throws right and Zyon McCollum dives for the ball and it is just out of his reach, incomplete.

* Gabbert throws for undrafted rookie receiver Deven Thompkins in the back of the end zone and Thompkins hit the deck. It appeared cornerback Kyler McMichael swiped at the ball and instead hooked Thompkins’ wrist causing him to fall to the turf.

* Rookie tight end Ko Kieft with a catch! Trask threw short right and Kieft tried to bulldoze his way through a nest of defenders.

More 11-on-11

* Nice catch to the left by Russell Gage from Brady. Yes, Gage missed all of minicamp with an undisclosed injury but you wouldn’t know that from watching him practice with the first team. Brady and Gage already seem to have a rapport. Gage is smooth and catches just about everything Brady throws him.

* Thompkins races back, dives low and pulls in a pass from Trask. If that pass was not tipped, it was a really bad throw by the Bucs’ second-year quarterback.

* Oh, no!!! Ryan Jensen goes down. Please let this just be a knee sprain.

* In the red zone, Brady tries to hit Cam Brate who was open in the end zone —  medium, left. But old man Lavonte David races in and breaks up the pass.

* Brady hits Scotty Miller right in the chest. He was playing large and jumped really high to get the pass. But Miller, as he landed, fell backwards and as his back slapped the turf, his knees rolled over his head and the ball then came loose. Would have been a helluva catch.

* Johnson with a catch from Gabbert, and Johnson was nearly beheaded by Nolan Turner who was going for the ball.

*Gasp! Joe saw kicker Jose Borregales, who’s in competition with Ryan Succop, push a short field goal (appeared to be 35) wide right. No, Joe isn’t counting hits and misses of kickers yet. Too early.

31 Responses to “Bucs Training Camp Notes (Day 2)”

  1. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Thanks, Joe!!!!

  2. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    Why decision makers have ever thought we “have something in Blaine Gabbert” just continues to blow my mind. He’s trash ever camp, he’s trash in the preseason, he’s trash every time we see him after that and in between. I just don’t get it.

  3. Bobojango Says:

    I keep refreshing everyday waiting for Camp notes. Thank you Joe’s!

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    More depressing is Jensen went down during underwear football and not during a contact drill.

  5. Bird Says:


    Any insight on jensen. I know its underwear football with no pads but players still mix it up… but read where it was caused by a defender in practice and not …non contact like people keep bringing up.

  6. Robert Says:

    thx joe.

    coverage sack on brady and JTS getting to him. sounds like the defense stepped up today. hope jensen is ok. I am sure they are being super cautious with all the 1st stringers.

  7. Robert Says:

    @dewey, I’ve fallen in my underwear many a times.

  8. Pancake block Says:

    Watch daddy sling it

  9. Joe Says:

    Any insight on jensen.

    Didn’t see it (was watching the ball).

  10. SPARKY Says:

    I was hoping you would say just kidding on the Jensen story. Thanks for the practice updates Joe.

  11. A Bucs Fan Says:

    @dewey yeah it sucks but there was contact. The video from practice shows Stinnie getting beat by a rip and swim move by Logan Hall and then blocking him into the leg of Jensen. You can hear Jensen scream out in pain too. It sucks.

  12. GOB Says:

    Ole GOB remembers the days when we didn’t see family or friends for two weeks, and focused on nothing but football. No wonder why players can’t tackle anymore. Add on the fact that only 14 padded practices are allowed all year, and it’s easy to see why fundamentals have degraded.

  13. Bird Says:


    And injuries have gone up.

    No contact practice offseason to 17-20 weeks of full on contact against the biggest / strongest / fastest (combined) dudes on the planet

  14. Scooter Says:

    My youngest son for 4 years started as a Division 2 college QB. It’s extremely difficult just to make a NFL practice team roster. I don’t like any player being called ” Trash “.

  15. D-Rome Says:

    For as bad as Blaine Gabbert is never forget that he won the starting job from Colin Kaepernick *before* he started kneeling.

  16. JDStill Says:

    Sounds like Kyle Trask had a really good day!

  17. GOB Says:

    Bird, exactly. You’d expect the injury numbers to go down with all the underwear practices. Remember, the players wanted this. It was a key bargaining chip for them, in the last CBA. You can’t go from 0 to 100, without paying the price. Like most guys from my era, we had other jobs that kept us in relatively good shape all year long. These millionaires mostly sit around during the off season, then wonder why they’re getting hurt.

  18. Red-sparrow Says:

    That second to last note about the ball that popped loose from Scotty sounded like the weird catch that turned into a drop that counts as a pick in the final regular season game of 2020 against the falcons. Hold on to the ball Scotty. Jeez……..

  19. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Red-Sparrow. Miller was in BA’s doghouse because he ran the wrong route in the Indy game that resulted in a pick. With some of the lesser receivers, there is a razor thin margin for error. You almost have to be perfect with every throw.

  20. GOB Says:

    Scooter, most fans don’t understand. Many of these guys have been the best athletes on their team, all the way through college. The jump is extraordinary. Now you’re going up against the best of the best. It’s a razor thin margin. We’re talking about lineman that weigh 300 pounds, and run the 40 in under 5 seconds. I made two practice squads, back to back, then washed out. You’re right, in the grand scheme, nobody should be called trash. BTW, my nickname was scooter.

  21. Goatfarmer Says:

    Limestone U. LMAO!

  22. westernbuc Says:

    “Watch daddy sling it”

  23. BucBoy Says:

    “hauls in a bomb from Kyle Trask for a touchdown”

    NO NO NO! Rod Munch and Goatfarmer have personally watched videos of Trask on YouTube and they have assured us TRASK CANNOT THROW! Must have been someone else throwing that bomb for a TD!

  24. steele Says:

    Gabbert sure gets a lot of work. And proves that he is Gabbert.

  25. Oneilbuc Says:

    I wonder if he really told Brady that about not giving Trask reps with the starters ?? And I wonder why he would tell Brady that 🤔

  26. Jimothy Says:

    I don’t think anybody calls an NFL player trash in comparison to themselves or Al Bundy, who once scored 4 TDs in a single game. I think most people call them trash in comparison to the rest of the league. Is Gabbert trash compared to me? No!. Is he trash compared to Tom Brady? YES!

  27. Joe Says:

    I wonder if he really told Brady that about not giving Trask reps with the starters ?? And I wonder why he would tell Brady that 🤔

    When the cutline (some refer to this as “caption”) is in italics, it’s parody. smh

  28. Goatfarmer Says:

    BucBoob- check yo sheet. I never said Trask couldn’t throw. What I say is, he will be lucky to have a career as good as Danny Wuerfful’s.

    Have another bowl.

  29. BucBoy Says:


    What is the factual basis for your incessant negative commentary about Trask. Can’t be his record-setting SEC college career. So, what is it? That he’s white? That you wear Jamoist Winston FSU jerseys? What is it?

  30. BucBoy Says:

    Wow, perusing Joe’s notes shows that Gabbert blows and Trask is sharp. So why is Gabbert number 2?

  31. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Finally get an inkling about how Trask is progressing. Glad to hear it since I cannot watch for myself!

    Go Bucs!