Happy Friday, Bucs fans! It’s the end of another week. But before those nice couple of days off, let’s take a look at another edition of Bucs’ Daily Snaps.
First up, we have a report from ESPN’s David Newton about quarterback Jameis Winston’s impending civil suit. Even though Winston’s representatives requested that his trial location be moved from Orlando to Tallahassee, that request has been denied by U.S District Court Judge Anne C. Conway. The civil suit was brought upon Winston by former Florida State student Erica Kinsman after he was investigated, but not charged, by both Tallahassee and Florida state police.
Next, we have Bleacher Report’s Russell S. Baxter doing his Stock Up, Stock Down report on the NFL’s ten worst teams from last season. He has the Bucs’ stock trending down. His reasoning? “The arrival of Winston is offset by the fact that this club still has many question marks,” Baxter said. “There figures to be some improvement, but this still looks like a team in transition.” Although this might still be a team in transition, it should be an improved one due to more infusion of talent on the defensive side of the ball.
Also over on Bleacher Report, Ty Schalter says the Bucs could be a team that is ready to step into playoff contention. His argument is also pretty sound. “With a fantastic receiving corps, a revamped offensive line and a nucleus of difference-makers on defense, Winston only needs to make the Bucs four or five wins better—and have Lady Luck favor them a bit—for them to contend for the title in the NFL’s weakest division,” Schalter said. Looks like many analysts are divided on how good this Bucs team can be next season.
Jun 16, 2015; Tampa Bay, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) during minicamp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
On Buccaneers.com, Winston and receivers Mike Evans and Louis Murphy are putting in some extra work in Tallahassee before training camp kicks off at the end of the month. Furthermore, defensive lineman Gerald McCoy and William Gholston are also prepping for camp, as both lineman posted videos of themselves working on their technique on Instagram. Even though head coach Lovie Smith told his players to take some downtime before camp, some of them look ready to go to work tomorrow.
Lastly, we have another edition of SR’s Best of Fab 5. In this recap post of some of his best work, Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds brings in blurbs about tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and kicker Patrick Murray, the plan to draft Winston, the ascension of Jacquies Smith, and a new dose of Bucs shots. Next week, Reynolds will be back to his usual Fab 5 column. It is always a must read for Bucs fans.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Keep an eye out for a fresh set of Bucs’ Daily Snaps on Monday.