Tampa Bay Buccaneers still building chemistry before camp

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Even though teams have not yet started to report for training camp, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers aren’t letting that stop them from working out.

The most significant question mark around the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers is whether or not the team will be able to mesh correctly before starting the season. It looks like all of the pieces are there, but the Bucs will rely heavily on training camp this year.

But there’s just one problem: even if training camp can happen, fans can rest assured that it will look almost nothing like any previous training camp. COVID-19 and social distancing will have a massive effect on the 2020 football season, and the Bucs will have to find a way around this additional wrench thrown into the game plan.

In an effort to maintain small groups and not break any NFL rules, some Buccaneers have been meeting in private to help introduce some of the older faces to the new ones. Tom Brady has been a consistent member of these meetings, and that bodes well for his ability to fit in with the team down the road.

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Even though the players can’t run full drills like in a practice setting, receivers are still running routes, and center Ryan Jensen is getting now know the ins and outs of his new quarterback.

If it weren’t for these private workouts, the Bucs would have been in an incredibly dire situation before the season started.

This opportunity is helping the offensive unit learn and grow, and that is vital for maintaining the offensive success that has been prevalent in Tampa Bay for the last five seasons.

In a video taken from one of these workouts at Berkley Prep today as seen on Fox13’s Kevin O’Donnell’s Twitter account, Brady shows that he and Gronk still have the magic and that Dare Ogunbowale and Ronald Jones will serve as above-average receiving options for Brady down the road.

Bucs fans will hope that these workouts continue down the road, and their impact will be evident once the season officially starts.

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