Buccaneers Day 3 News

For starters, I wanted to let everyone know that I will be at every public training camp session this season.  This week that is Monday (morning and afternoon), Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday (morning and afternoon), Thursday, and both morning and afternoon sessions on Friday and Saturday.  I will also be tweeting live from everyone one of those sessions.  You can follow me @ Twitter.com/TheTampaTrio.

The format will be pretty similar to these random Tweets from Saturday nights open night practice….

Caddy doesn’t look hesitant on the knee at all.

7:47 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

Nice to see Caddy running the ball.

7:43 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

Talib almost made a great one handed INT on a great 50 yard bomb throw by McCown.

7:43 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

Luke McCown is performing each drill before Byron Leftwich.

7:41 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

It looks like the only person not participating that is out on the field is Greg Peterson.

7:37 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

Byron Leftwich truly is Sluggo.

7:37 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

Jeremy Trueblood looks like he is in great shape.

7:17 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

In regards to Saturday’s open practice @ Raymond James Stadium, the QB play stunk.   Sluggo (Byron Leftwich) made a couple nice throws with nobody coming at him, but Luke McCown and Josh Freeman looked sucky at best.  Not a good showing for the Bucs Qb’s on the fans opening glimpse of them.

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Apparently the offense looked sucky again today, and Head Coach Raheem Morris turned the tackling defense loose on the offense.

“Our offensive tempo I thought was just not up to par,” said Morris later. “I didn’t like it all. I didn’t like it coming out of the huddle, I didn’t like it coming off the ball up front. I didn’t like the procedure from quarterback to their team – nothing.

“I let it go for awhile because you’d like to know if somebody can pick them up and bring them out of it. Peyton Manning notices it sometimes at Indy and he brings them out of it. You want to see if you’ve got that. You’re trying to find out, so you let it go for a little bit. You sit over there and just brew until you get to the point where you say, ‘It’s live.'”

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The Bucs made a minor move today on the roster signing former USF starting guard Ryan Schmidt and releasing gaurd Maurice Miller.

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Buccaneers.com is reporting that potential starting SLB Quincy Black lined up at rush end on defense today for some snaps.   Black has the potential to be one of our most versatile dangerous defensive weapons, and I expect Jim Bates to use him any way possible.

“Quincy Black is one of those hybrid guys,” said Morris. “We’ve got him at a little bit of rush-end. He does that in certain situations. He’s big enough, fast enough and he creates a problem for certain tackles and he creates a problem for people trying to block him. We’ve got him coming through on some linebacker stuff. When he comes, he’s a big, violent, physical human being, the kind of guys that you like. He kind of is one of those 3-4 hybrid guys, and you can use him any system. You always hear people say, ‘He doesn’t fit the system.’ Well make the system fit that guy. And that’s what we’re doing”

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Some camp updates from my man Scott at Bucstats.Com.  I’ve said it multiple times before, but BucsStats is a must read Bucs blog.

  • Earnest Graham broke the elastic band that was attached to him for one of the running back drills. As he was pumping his legs against the band, it just gave way. Gee, I wonder who the Bucs will turn to when they need a power back.
  • Luke McCown was easily the best quarterback today. He wasn’t perfect, but he is miles ahead of Leftwich, Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson.
  • Sabby Piscitelli can turn on the speed when he has to. He tracked down a couple different plays that he was on the wrong side of and made the open-field tackle. One of them was against Dexter Jackson, who is supposed to be the fastest guy on the field.

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