“Two Really Good Days Of Practice”

September 15th, 2023

Likes what he sees.

Imagine the high Bucs players must be on after beating down the Vikings, spoiling Minnesota’s opening day before a raucous crowd.

Joe reached out to a couple of folks inside One Buc Palace to get the real vibe on the team’s response. Were players overcelebrating and getting cocky? Or was the team’s focus heightened and now they’re working harder than ever?

Joe was told the latter is in play; the team is more dialed in and has been fortified by seeing everything come together in all phases of the game.

Starting center Robert Hainsey put it on the record yesterday when he spoke to media in the locker room.

“Two really good days of practice. You can feel that we’re having fun, that we’re improving over these couple of days,” said Hainsey, who wasn’t just speaking for the offensive line.

Joe was glad to hear sources and Hainsey say the Bucs are laser-focused. Seven years ago the Bucs had a big Week 1 win and players later admitted to slacking after getting too high on that victory.

19 Responses to ““Two Really Good Days Of Practice””

  1. D-Rome Says:

    What does a good day of practice mean? For example, over the past ten years (especially with the Bucs) I’ve heard people report the team had a bad week of practice. Does that mean dropped passes in practice? Does that mean guys were not paying attention to the game plan?

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Gotta get the run game going.

  3. Everything is just horrble! Says:

    Hmmmm…… 7 years ago. I think the line may have different players this year.
    It’s like realizing is 2023 and the lost decade can no longer get you rewards in the comment section.

    Don’t be lazy. You can do better.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A good day of practice means no injuries……

  5. JimBobBuc Says:

    If the Bucs don’t take this game seriously, then the Bears could sneak in a win. The vets need to get these young guys focused. We need to stop Field’s runs. We should win, but anything can happen on any given weekend. We need to DOMINATE.

  6. Usfbuc Says:

    Glad to hear they are focused. Just need to stay that way.

  7. stpetebucfan Says:

    “You can feel that we’re having fun,”

    I’m the old dude here with a lot of careers and jobs behind me. When I recall which made me happiest MONEY had nothing to do with it. In fact I was so happy at one job I turned down a 25% raise from another station to leave.

    Why? Because I was having FUN! Because I was with a group of great staff that worked for the common goal of winning the ratings!

    And last but far from least on the “happiness’ scale is SATISFACTION. When we turned a weak AM into a ratings winner we were SATISIFIED. It just made us more motivated. I was 28 back than and young dudes want to KEEP winning once they’ve tasted victory.

    A lot can happen. I’m not penciling the Bucs into the SB or even the NFC Championship. After Sunday however I’m hopeful that at least the guys will sell out and entertain us rather than sleepwalk like last season.

    As a fan I’m just hoping for heart and a competitive team. I do not expect to be the Chiefs or Eagles…THIS YEAR…but it’s a good place to start.

  8. BillyBucco Says:

    The Bears can definitely win this game it’s football and a game of inches most of the time. I hate the excuse that a team was over looked. Sometimes a team comes in with an excellent game plan that works. Sometimes the refs miss crucial calls. I remember playing a horrible basketball team that once is high school hand checked, slapped our wrists and were terribly over aggressive and no fouls were called. They stunned is was the narrative. Also had a bad shooting day so it happens.
    A fumble in the Red Zone and 2 trick plays against an aggressive D could easily ruin the day.
    You just never know in this league and everyone needs to focus.

  9. theghost Says:

    Bucs running game sucks, PHI threw up 250+ rushing yards, yet our committee barely got over 50

  10. Buccos Says:

    Hopefully that stadium is rocking. I will be there doing my part

  11. Jeff Says:

    The Vikings are trash. Garbage O and D lines. Philly just destroyed them.

  12. Jvato24 Says:

    Didn’t realize a 6 point win was destroying someone

  13. A Bucs Fan Says:

    The Vikings would have won both games if they could hold on to the ball and not give up a turnover with less than a minute to go before half….

    Anyway, check out JT O Sullivan’s QB school for a break down of Justin fields. It shows you how inept Chicago’s offense was and how the only way Chicago could win is if the defense doesn’t tackle Fields. Who by the way, I’ve now learned, never throws the ball downfield…. Not even to wide open receivers.

  14. Woodenman Says:

    Jeff what is your problem if you are a bucs you are the worst kind. No one more negative than you.

  15. Woodenman Says:

    By way Jeff. We play Philly next so we shall see. We will not run well against that line either but they are weaker in secondary banged up. So go root for the Falcons if you want to see a bunch running.

  16. HC Grover Says:

    Philly is beatable in Tampa. The big game will be the Stanks in Nola.

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    The fact that the players are focused in practice and having fun is yuge! I still say we’ll beat da Bears cos of nostalgia over being at the first home game at RJS. The Bucs had a weaker team, and da Bears a better one in that contest.

  18. Buddha Says:

    This is a tough spot for the Buccaneers. The Chicago Media have been blasting the Bears. In Vegas, lots of sharp money on the Bears. They go to Kansas City next week. Their coach could be fired by a bad performance tomorrow. 11 losses in a row. A really good test for the Buccaneers.

  19. garro Says:

    The Bucs players and staff beat a good football team last week. We have a young offense. Getting amped about a win is good, but in the NFL it can lead do overconfidence and some really painful reality checks. We got lucky against the Vikes to a large degree. Even though we played hard and physical. Hope our team leaders are telling our young guys things like this and everyone is working hard to improve. There is lots of room for it regardless of the win. Every week in the NFL is a challenge no matter the opponent.

    Go Bucs!