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A Couple More Things I Heard

August 02, 2011 at 12:13pm by Scott   •  5 Comments »

Yes, it's from the weekend practice. Can't find any pics from yesterday.
Didn’t hear as much yesterday, but I got a couple nuggets. Yesterday was the team’s first day in pads, so there was a much bigger emphasis on line work and the running game than passing.

During 1-on-1s, Brandon Carter was beaten by George Johnson and apparently kicked his helmet halfway down the field. Can you believe this guy has a temper?

Next you're going to tell me he likes Halloween.

Carter is said to be extremely emotional and motivated and willing to do anything to make the team. His technique needs work and he’s getting some help from the veterans.

Goal line drills were full-on hitting. Both sides got their licks in, but the offense is clearly still ahead of the defense at this point.

Tyrone McKenzie was the starting MLB, but Mason Foster got in a lot of reps. It doesn’t sound like there’s a true favorite yet, although I still suspect that the coaches want Foster to win.

Foster is an excellent run stuffer. He looked really solid in pads.

Jeff Faine has lost weight but doesn’t look like he has lost any strength. He has been impressive in 1-on-1s.

Nice collision between two rookies, Ahmad Black and Allen Bradford. Black didn’t have enough leverage to keep Bradford out of the endzone, but it was still a solid hit.

Gerald McCoy is dominating. He crushed Kregg Lumpkin on one play.

No practice on Tuesday.

5 Comments to “A Couple More Things I Heard”

worker b

worker b (August 02, 2011 at 01:08pm:

Any word on whether Zutta has learned how to deliver a decent shotgun snap? No matter how good Faine looks, he’s bound to miss some games.

bucs55

bucs55 (August 02, 2011 at 04:05pm:

i was at camp yesterday and here is what i noticed:

gmac looked absoutely awesome. he tore the interior line apart in goal line and he looked mega fast. BP looked very heavy and slow but he was throwing guys around for fun in 1-1s. clayborn started slow but ended up putting some really nice moves on in 1-1s which the crowd loved. bowers looked really really fast, but he sat out of most of the team stuff (he had no strapping on his knees which i take as a postive). I’m really excited about our d-line this year.

kw2 continued to look good and briscoe seems to be picking up where he left off in the saints game. benn sat out.

all the signings were there which is good to see, including the new punter. however, malone was punting the ball a mile and looked really good (me thinks we might have just wasted our money). the backup K was frickin terrible.

Ronde and talib look to be starters, but they were trying ronde in a nickel role a lot and biggers seemed to be getting the nod at cb when he went to nickel. barber had a nice pick off of free which the crowd loved.

i didnt really catch any of the LB stuff.

blount looked awesome in goaline, throwing people around everywhere. although at one point he lost it with one of the D players and threw a few punches which was a real shame. he got calmed down and carried on but i thought he’d put that shit behind him.

that was all the notable stuff i can remember… im sure there was more

Mark S

Mark S (August 02, 2011 at 04:30pm:

Throwing punches in camp! Not the same as throwing them at an opponent in a game. Punches in camp have been tolerated, even praised since football began.

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (August 03, 2011 at 01:22pm:

@bucs55: Ronde has played nickelback in three-wide situations since before our Super Bowl year. His memorable pick-six against McNabb in the NFC Championship game was when he was playing nickel.

Mark S: I agree with Bucs55 that it’s a bad sign. He has a little Aqib to him (punching before thinking).

bucs55

bucs55 (August 03, 2011 at 02:48pm:

Ohhh fair enough I didn’t know that. I’ve only really followed the bucs properly since last season and they get awful tv exposure in the UK. So technically EJ and myron are competing for a 2nd corner spot in 3 wides rather than a nickel?

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