Good afternoon, Bucs fans, and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Daily Snaps. As training camp draws ever closer, we have even more headlines about the boys in red and pewter today. So let’s get to it.
First up, we have a couple of intriguing items from Pewter Report’s Zach Shapiro. The first item is that the team will use a SIDEKIQ Simulator during training camp, a virtual reality training device for quarterbacks.
This simulator can be used to further supplement a quarterback’s training without additional on-field time, helping them avoid bad weather and the risk of injuries. This can only serve as an aid for potential franchise signal caller Jameis Winston as he prepares for his rookie season.
The second piece discusses the hiring of former Gators coach and quarterback Chris Leak to a position on their staff. Leak will be involved more with community relations, youth football camps, and other community outreach programs, as opposed to working with personnel on the coaching side, according to Shapiro.
Even though he coached wide receivers at UF, the team’s group of receivers is just fine under the tutelage of coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker.
Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators coach Chris Leak prior to the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Over on Bleacher Report, featured columnist Russell S. Baxter predicted each team’s training camp revelation. For the Bucs, he predicted a breakout year for tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
“This past season, the Bucs got big years from a pair of big wideouts in 6’5” targets Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, both of whom totaled 1,000-plus receiving yards,” Baxter explains. “Meanwhile, rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (also 6’5”) played in just nine games and ended up with only 21 catches for 221 yards and a pair of scores. Those numbers will increase greatly with Winston.” For more on ASJ’s potential breakout season, check out our piece.
Also on Bleacher Report, there is an article by Jason Kanno predicting the winners of the Bucs’ biggest training camp battles. He thinks that Keith Tandy will beat out recent addition D.J Swearinger for the top backup safety spot and waiver claim Spencer Lanning supersede the overpaid Michael Koenen for the punting gig. Click here to find out the rest of his roster forecast.
Well, that’s it for today’s Snaps. Come back tomorrow for a fresh set of Bucs’ Daily Snaps. Have a great Tuesday, Bucs fans.
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