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Camp Stuff

August 09, 2013 at 01:32am by Scott   •  11 Comments »

Here’s a couple things happening in camp over the last couple days:

* There is a kicking competition taking place now that Connor Barth is done for the year. The Bucs brought Lawrence Tynes in, which looked like a slam dunk, but Tynes has a tow injury now and is leaving the door open for Derek Dimke, who was an undrafted free agent last year and has never been on an active NFL roster. And Greg Schiano is making it very clear that no one has an edge.

“When we started this competition, Tynes was in front because he was the veteran,” Schiano said. “But I’ve never coached either one of them. This isn’t a book about what’s happened in the past, this is about the Bucs in 2013, and where are we today? That’s what we’ve got to look at. The competition is good, the injury has definitely set Lawrence back, so we’ve got to get him feeling well before we can make a fair judgment.”

In case you want to buy your Dimke jersey now, he is wearing #3 in camp.

* Luke Stocker has been activated from the PUP list and has had limited participation in practice. It would be really cool if he could, you know, do something this year. Or ever. I like the guy, but he is apparently made of paper. And not that thick construction paper kids need extra-sharp scissors to cut through. We’re talking tissue paper, single ply.

* Adrian Clayborn is on the practice field but riding a bike for now.

* Darrelle Revis is slowly progressing in what he’s doing for practice. Now he’s playing against a QB/WR combo and reacting to what he sees. Next they’ll put him in a 7-on-7 drill. It sounds like he’s coming along pretty well and my bet is he will be ready for the first game. Which, for $16-million this season, would be just dandy.

Okay, I’ve been trying to add a photo to this entry for 15 minutes now and it’s just not happening. It’s probably because it’s a photo of a kicker and WordPress knows kickers shouldn’t be any larger than 300px, but I’m not going to scale it down right now.

11 Comments to “Camp Stuff”


HAGEN205 (August 09, 2013 at 04:23pm:

had high hopes for stocker to bad hes just not that good I don’t see why we don’t just try to sign dallas clark back he was at least ok last year imo he was good’


jampersands (August 09, 2013 at 05:56pm:

Is Dimke really the best kicker we could get to compete with Tynes? I mean, I know nothing about kickers, but I know there are some other free agents who have at least seen some NFL action…

Then again, I should probably reserve criticism until I actually see him miss a kick…

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (August 09, 2013 at 09:06pm:

Yeah, I don’t know if anyone noticed, but there was also a game last night.

It’s okay, the Bucs didn’t notice either.

Mark S

Mark S (August 11, 2013 at 08:00am:

I think Luke Stroker is done. He does not have the physical characteristics to be either an outstanding blocker or an outstanding receiver. We have tight ends on the roster that can do either better than him. Tom Crabtree’s performance Thursday may have sealed the deal.

Did anyone notice that Preston Parker had a great game? Probably not as he is playing for the Saints this year.


manbearpig (August 11, 2013 at 07:06pm:

Blount also ran for over a hundred and 2 touchdowns.


manbearpig (August 11, 2013 at 07:08pm:

“You could say, Luke Stocker’s stock is…….plummeting.”

Mark S

Mark S (August 12, 2013 at 08:18am:

@ manbearpig. I saw the one where he reversed field and broke it big. The announcer gave him no credit at all. Just blamed the defense for being slow and unsound. What a crock.


campyone (August 12, 2013 at 09:11am:

Solving the kicker problem shouldn’t be difficult. Just sign whoever kicked for Rutgers a couple years ago.


TnBuc (August 12, 2013 at 08:09pm:

Now, Myron Lewis is gone (and now a lion), Nicks will have this toe injury for life, and Bowers is not in shape. Kickers are not my concern… Yes, Blount did look good the other night, but what was the issue with him?


manbearpig (August 12, 2013 at 08:42pm:

I keep looking at bowers highlight reel from college. Where is that guy? What a freaking animal!


Aesir_B (August 13, 2013 at 06:37pm:

Very concerned about D-line. Do we really believe they will all stay healthy this year? Doubt it.

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