A Day Of Cheetah Chasing For Carlton Davis

August 10th, 2022

Joe didn’t see any flashed deuces at Tyreek “Cheetah” Hill today at Bucs practice.

However, there was plenty of attention given to Cheetah, the Dolphins speedster receiver the Bucs know well from his days with the Chiefs. Of course, fans remember Cheetah torching the Bucs in Tampa on a late-November day as the Bucs lost entering their bye week. They didn’t lose again that season, including against Cheetah and the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis remembers his epic fails and wins against Cheetah and was happy to reflect on that after today’s Bucs-Dolphins joint practice in Tampa.

“It was a pivotal moment in the season both times for us. You know, going up against him today, was just a good flashback,” Davis said of Cheetah. “It was fun, though. It was fun to get out there and just, you know, face him. Let’s do it again. As a corner, I feel like you have to have that mentality.”

Davis said there was no trash-talking going on, just “nice practice etiquette,” though he implied some might come tomorrow.

Davis was upbeat about his practice showing and added that he believes the Bucs secondary very likely could be the best in the NFL this season. That’s how much he thinks they’ve improved collectively.

8 Responses to “A Day Of Cheetah Chasing For Carlton Davis”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Take it easy Carlton. The last film you and your mates and your coach put out was a sequel to Nightmare on Elm Street. One scrimmage and you’re the best group in the league, eh?

    Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

  2. Beeej Says:

    Mebbe there will be a race between Cheetah and Scooter

  3. DG060 Says:

    Any more injuries at tomorrow’s practice and I’ll cancelling practice for the rest of training camp.

  4. Crickett Baker Says:

    Well, one thing that I have noticed a lot, is that the players seem to all be smiling. They all talk about having fun. I don’t see how they would feel this way if any were getting outplayed.

  5. BucsfanFred Says:

    We shall see

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    Pretty high praise coming from one of the best receivers in the game.

  7. OBVIOUS Says:

    I read that Brady was hassled All Day? Would have been sacked 3 times in a row? Is this true?? If so!…….

  8. David Says:

    I agree that they could be the best secondary in the NFL. They were trending in that direction when they got hit with an IED last year. The safeties should be better in coverage with whitehead not there, we’ll see how the hitting and tackling is. The cornerbacks should definitely be better because they’re all back and healthy. They should have better depth because they don’t need players from the street.

    This defense can take a major leap forward… It all comes down to pass rush