The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back and in pads, and its a beautiful sight. Here are the winners and the losers after the first padded practice.
The NFL season appears to be on pace actually to begin in September after an offseason of uncertainty. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finally getting to see all the pieces come together, and the end result is worth getting excited about the regular season.
From the big names to the new arrivals, practices with pads are the one sure-fire way for players to make a mark on the coaching staff. Offseason workouts may help the coaches see the potential for a player, but there is little that compares to seeing players in game-time situations.
The eyes of the entire NFL world are currently aimed at the media-favorite Bucs for the first time in years. The hype surrounding the team is impossible to ignore, and the opportunities for success during the year are greater than ever before in the past decade.
As a whole, the team looks ready to go. With newcomers and returners fighting it out for their spots on the final roster in Tampa Bay, here are five players that were winners or losers of the first day.