Bucs Training Camp Notes (Practice No. 6)

August 2nd, 2022

Offensive line drills Tuesday morning.

UPDATED 2:50 p.m. – Scotty Miller, Rachaad White and Ke’Shawn Vaughn got a lot of work with “the ones” today, highlighting play in this morning’s Bucs training camp practice.

And Tom Brady didn’t seem to get jostled at all, at least from the plays Joe watched, which means Robert Hainsey must have been doing something right.

* Tough crowd: During one-on-one drills, Cam Brate beat Ross Cockrell and Ryan Griffin dropped a beautiful ball into Brate’s basket — and he dropped it. There was a young Bucs fan, perhaps 5-8 years old, who loudly booed Brate. Dang. Did the kid’s parents come from Philadelphia?

* For the next several plays the Bucs mostly targeted/ran to the left side. This started with a pass from Tom Brady to Vaughn and on the next pay Blaine Gabbert threw to Rachaad White.

* White is stuffed on a run up the middle by Keanu Neal. (Joe wrote about this on the home page.) Yes, Virginia, there is (finally) some hitting in Bucs camp.

* This physical play did not last long. Kenjon Barner ran left and a secondary defender runs up to Barner and just stops. So you couldn’t even practice wrapping up? Can’t even bear hug the guy? Joe better not see any defensive backs blowing tackles by not wrapping up this all.

*It’s certainly physical on the line. Rookie guard Luke Goedeke and linebacker K.J. Britt had to be separated, and left tackle Josh Wells separated himself with a big two-handed shove on linebacker Grant Stuard long after the whistle.

* White catchings another pass to the left from Gabbert.

* White gets another touch, this time a run up the middle.

* Brate catches a pass from Brady up the left seam for about 20 yards.

* Brady throws down the right sideline and Scotty Miller shoots off the ground to be like Mike and grabs a pass for a big gain. Joe didn’t know Miller had that kind of hops in him. Miller did a nice job staying inbounds, too. Tom Brady had words after the play for Logan Ryan who was blitzing. No clue what might have prompted.

* Gabbert again to White for a big gain down the left sideline.

* Deven Tompkins hauls in a pass from Gabbert to the left side.

*Bad drop by Playoff Lenny.

*Ryan Succop was the only kicker today. Succop made all his attempts, consecutive attempts from 28, 32, 38, 41, 45, 49 and 51 yards. Impressive, though the 45-yarder didn’t have a lot of juice to it.

* Playoff Lenny joins the left side fun catching a pass from Brady.

* Vaughn missed a blitz pickup on blitzing safety Chris Cooper. On the next play, White slide right and nicely picked up Cooper’s blitz.

* Repeat from the previous play, only Playoff Lenny dropped this pass along the left sideline.

* Brady way overthrows teammates down the right sideline. Brady rarely makes that bad of a physical mistake or a misread of a defense so Joe is going to guess someone ran a wrong route.

* Kyle Trask is under pressure. He pumps once and lets the ball zip to Vyncint [not a typo] Smith over the middle.

* Trask connects with Kaylon Geiger on a crossing pattern from the left side.

Red zone

* Brady throws to the back of the end zone down the middle and no one is home.

* A Julio Jones sighting! Brady throws over the middle to Julio in the back of the end zone and the ball is off Julio’s right hand.

* Another pass to the back of the end zone this time for Mike Evans and it is incomplete.

* Brady gets a touchdown pass as he targeted Brate on the right side.

* Brady throws short to Cade Otton at the goal line and just as Otton crossed the goal line he fumbled. It appears the ball may have been punched out. Otton did recover the ball in th end zone for a score.

* White takes a handoff from Gabbert, runs left, cuts back and scores.

* Julio! Gabbert throws to Julio in the right far corner of the end zone and Julio hauls it in for a score. Crowd hollers its approval.

* Gabbert had a coverage sack but the whistle was never blown so Gabbert rolls right and connects with Geiger when Gabbert threw low and Geiger went lower for the catch.

* Trask throws for Giovani Bernard in the far left corner of the end zone and it was a bit too far.

* JJ Howland catches a touchdown pass from Trask in the far right corner of the end zone.

* Vaughn grabs a touchdown pass from Trask in the far left corner of the end zone.

* Trask again throws for Vaughn on the left side and the ball is tipped.

* Nice touchdown catch by Brate on the right side as Mike Edwards was all over Brate.

Two-minute drill

* Jaelon Darden catches a long pass from Brady down the right side.

* Russell Gage pulls in a Brady pass for a nice gain down the left sideline.

* Gage again grabs a Brady offering on a crossing pattern from the right side. Chris Godwin is seen coaching up Gage on the sidelines. The pair clearly was talking/demonstrating routes, and Godwin appeared to be the instigator.

* Playoff Lenny runs up the middle.

* Evans gets the ball near the goal line catching a Brady pass on the right side.

* Brady threw to Playoff Lenny left but Shaq Mason jumped just a hair before the snap. After the play, Joe could not fully make out what Brady was hollering about or to who but Joe plainly heard Brady yell “[effing].”

* Brady connects with Playoff Lenny on the left side for a touchdown.

*Lets end this on a good note, eh? Practice ends with a Tyler Johnson touchdown catch near the front pylon of the end zone on the right side with rookie Zion McCollum in coverage. Nice job by Johnson getting his feet in.

***Little kid, maybe a 7-year-old boy, asks a security guard as soon as practice ends, “Is Tom coming over?”

42 Responses to “Bucs Training Camp Notes (Practice No. 6)”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Amazing…..Joe….how do you do this….do you narrate/record audio and then transcribe later? Such volume & detail.

    Didn’t hear Grayson’s name…..that’s not good with our # of WRs….

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Apparently Brady yelled at Lenny and asked him why he couldn’t gain one effin yard.

  3. bucsfan Says:

    Most Important thing people are missing Brady never played for Miami. They went through alot of tampering for in the end Brady never playing for Dolphins. Brady was good friends with Bruce Beal. I assume Bruce told Nfl everything so he wouldnt lose his standing with NFL. How do you tamper with someone for 3 years yet the player never actually played for miami

  4. Joe Says:

    Amazing…..Joe….how do you do this….do you narrate/record audio and then transcribe later? Such volume & detail.

    Old fashioned way. Pen and notebook and take notes.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Love the bullet point read
    Curious Joe, do you write in down or speak into a recorder for these observations?

  6. Joe Says:

    Curious Joe, do you write in down or speak into a recorder for these observations?

    Both. Primarily write notes in a notebook.

  7. #8 Says:

    I hope they had food for you guys today. Ira didn’t seem keen on no food.

  8. Hodad Says:

    That kid sounds like he could use a good smack to the back of his head.

  9. captivajim Says:

    thanx Joe for the detail…

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Old school is right…..Kids today don’t learn cursive…..they would be forced to record and then type notes….

    My problem would be trying to read my own writing (especially if I write fast)

  11. A Bucs Fan Says:

    How has R. White looked compared to K. “Sneak” Vaughn in practice? Has the rookie been able to back up his big talk so far?

  12. BucBoy Says:

    “* JJ Howland catches a touchdown pass from Trask in the far right corner of the end zone.

    * Vaughn grabs a touchdown pass from Trask in the far left corner of the end zone.”

    Oh, stop it, Joe. You must be a Trask-lover. Rod Munch and Goatbutt have assured us repeatedly right here on this very forum that they have personally – with their own eyes! – seen videos of Trask on YouTube and Trask can’t throw!


  13. Busfan13 Says:

    I don’t believe Tom has had any fan interaction this training camp. After this whole scandal, I doubt we will hear anything from him. This distraction will rock the locker room. This season is done for. Thanks, Tommy.

  14. BucBoy Says:

    So according to Joe’s notes, Trask was 4 for 6 with 2 TD passes today. He must really suck. Right, Rod Munch and Goatbutt? Bwahahaha.

  15. Bird Says:


    Who are you really? Obviously a messiah cult member. Jameis almighty maybe? Dont be scared little guy. You only post on negative brady articles. Dont worry he will be gone for yah soon there lil bunny lass

    “This will rock the locker room. “ 😂

    No it wont. Dude go get your moms meatoaf

  16. Joe Says:

    My problem would be trying to read my own writing (especially if I write fast)

    That is an issue at times.

  17. SB Says:

    Thanks Joe for the great synopsis as always.

  18. Irishmist Says:

    Bucs 13- if we can win a Super Bowl with AB and all his distractions, I don’t think this will affect the team very much. Florida is a right to work state, you can’t fault a guy for exploring his options.

  19. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I just realized the Bucs are hosting the Dolphins next week for practices… awkward.

  20. Crickett Baker Says:

    Believe me. The Dolphin’s locker room will be a LOT worse off than ours. 😀

  21. D-Rok Says:

    Thanks, Joe! Sounds like a fairly efficient practice for the O.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    “dropped a beautiful ball into Brate’s basket — and he dropped it. ”

    Reminds me of Brate dropping a perfectly thrown ball on 4th down, deep in Texans territory, late in the game a few years ago, he lost the game on that play then came back the following week, in OT versus the Falcons, had a pass going to him and he just stood there waiting on the ball instead of coming back to it.

    Maybe that was my kid booing him.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Another excellent write-up Joe, thank you.

    Also I keep hearing people talk about how Julio is going to be a redzone target to replace Gronk, but Julio was never much of a redzone player, for the amount of catches and yards he has in his career, he doesn’t have nearly the amount of TDs one might expect from an elite WR. I think it’s going to mostly just be Evans who benefits, maybe getting to 20 TDs. I could be way off on that, but if the Evans back of the endzone jump ball works, why not just keep throwing it?

  24. Kody Says:

    “dropped a beautiful ball into Brate’s basket — and he dropped it. ”

    Why doesn’t this surprise me.

    This is why we desperately needed Cade and Ko. Looking for one or both of them to have a standout rookie season. We seriously need that to happen.

  25. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Jamies would never betray the franchise like Brady. The Pats fans have turned on him, and if any of my fellow Bucs fans had any sense, you wouldn’t want this guy on our team anymore. His current and former teammates probably look at him differently. He’s ruined this franchise

  26. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Bucsfan13, That’s just crazy talk.

  27. tonydt Says:

    Brady is a hired gun, no more and no less. He has no loyalty to anyone or anything other than the mighty buck.

  28. lambeau Says:

    Rachaad White vs. Deebo Samuel for the NFC title! Can’t wait.

  29. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucsfan13 … ‘He’s ruined this franchise’.

    Let’s see. Bucs hadn’t made the playoffs for well over 10 years & played some miserable football during that time before Brady arrived. In the 2 years since he’s been a Buc, we’ve made the playoffs twice and won 5 out of 6 playoff games. Let’s not mention winning a Super Bowl. Yup, we’re in ruins alright. Woe is us.

  30. steele Says:

    Every day that Hainsey doesn’t screw up adds to confidence. Joe, please maintain a major focus on that OL. Season depends on it.

  31. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Defense Rules Winston was the franchise QB, and he got pushed out the door for Brady, and now we find out that Brady was disloyal to us. Winston would have never betrayed this organization like Tom. Tom’s done in Tampa. He created a huge distraction. Noisy locker rooms don’t win championship.

  32. Jerry Says:

    Winston had just thrown 30 INTs. You would give him another contract after that? Winston was likely going to be out the door regardless. Arians had enough of him. I don’t know who Plan B was if Brady didn’t come here. But it wasn’t Winston.

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucsfan13 – Dude, give me a break. I LOVE Winston, and he got a terrible deal, the team was finally turning around when he got ran out of town. But it doesn’t matter what you give up to get the GOAT and win a SB.

    Jerry – If Brady wasn’t available, the Bucs were resigning Winston – they weren’t moving on Teddy Bridgewater no matter how many dumb fake news reporters claim that is the case. So what that Winston threw 30 INTs, he threw for 33 TDs and over 5000 yards in Arians offense, where every QB ever has their worst year ever for INTs (including Brady, BTW). You guys that say that, like it’s some amazing stat, are just complete bores. Vinny Testaverde threw 35 INTs when I was kid, compared to what, 13 TDs and like 2800 yards, and he played until he was as old as Brady is right now. Quoting some stupid number, with zero context, is what morons do when they have no idea what they’re talking about.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucsfan13 …such foolish talk!

  35. Coran Says:

    This is great Joe! I love reading these! Thanks

  36. Oneilbuc Says:

    This franchise or the fan base has no right to talk about a quarterback that the bucs drafted. We are the only franchise that never developed a quarterback in their history. This franchise has destroyed every quarterback they drafted all but 2 and we will see what Jamies do in New Orleans. I don’t blame Jamies or no other quarterback that the bucs drafted for not making it in Tampa and that includes Kyle Trask if he’s not the future of our franchise. Until the bucs develop our own quarterback Tampa is where young quarterbacks careers come and die . No more excuses!!

  37. bucschamps Says:

    Joe how is our specials team? did we improve?

  38. Anonymous Says:

    ^^^^that sounds too complicated for this fan base! Tom won’t last that much longer!

  39. Joe Says:

    Joe how is our specials team? did we improve?

    Get back to Joe after the first four games.

  40. Joe Says:

    How has R. White looked compared to K. “Sneak” Vaughn in practice?

    Depends. Running Vaughn is better. Catching the ball White is better.

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    Joe – interesting note on Vaughn looking better as a runner. Has Vaughn improved at all from previous seasons or does he still look, meh?

  42. MadMax Says:

    Gas those Dbacks with the scooter/perriman special….one on each side sent like theyre doing a 50 yard dash fast as possible (call this play fast as a shark), Evans one side, Gage the other 2 TE set to help block….Gas that backfield, if one gets open over that top, hit him…if not, all good, come back with normal plays with Jones and Godwin next…D will be starting to get winded…then do it again a few plays later.