Trivia Time: Which song did the Buccaneers warm up to today on the Practice Field?
2Pac – Ambitionz Az a Ridah
Seether – Careless Whisper
Conway Twitty – Lead On
Quarterback Luke McCown continues to say the right things (hopefully Antonio Bryant learns something from him):
"I don't buy into the whole, ‘This is my team. This is that guy's team,’ This is our team. We're a young team, we got young real fast. We lost a lot of key veteran guys that have been here for 14 years obviously with Derrick, Ike, Joey, and Kevin; guys who have been in the league a long time. It's not my team, it's not Jeff Faine's team, this is our team. We're going to get better together." per the St. Pete Times
QB Brian Griese will miss this three day voluntary mini-camp as he is in Denver with his wife who is expecting their second child any day now.
RB Earnest Graham is not in camp either as he deals with an undisclosed family matter.
Continuing the trend of those not in camp, Donald Penn is nowhere to be found either. Some speculate he is sending a message to the club… right
New LB in Angelo Crowell is also skipping this voluntary minicamp in order to be 100% healthy for June’s mandatory camp.
"QB Luke McCown remarked about the size of his new playbook (three inches) compared to Jon Gruden's (six)." - St. Pete Times
Jimmy Wilkerson is spending a lot of time at Left Defensive End and if the season were to start today Chris Hovan and Ryan Sims would be your starting Defensive Tackles. - St. Pete Times
Bates said if need be he can adjust his system to Ronde Barber, but at this point it’s bump and run coverage for every CB.
Do yourself a favor and check out the photos from St. Pete Times photographers Brian Cassella and Daniel Wallace, there are some fantastic images there (DJax, Derrick Ward, Raheem Morris, Kellen Winslow, Jags, Tanard Jackson etc)
The Colts have released LB Buster Davis, if this were Kiffin's defense we might give him a look. If it were mine I would give him a shot.