While reports of team workout were flooding the league nothing was heard of the Buccaneers. In fact, not a single Bucs player showed up to One Buc Place yesterday. While we know a few individual players were working out throughout the offseason, including Gerald McCoy and Arrelious Benn, we hadn't heard anything about organized workouts. That all despite the fact that Freeman was supposed to be a leader of the franchise, pulling everyone together. So was that all smoke and mirrors? Turns out: no it wasn't. They've just been keeping really quiet about it.
Josh Freeman himself has been working out daily with Cadillac Williams and, ironically, Michael Clayton in Bradenton. Freeman has apparently tried to keep players on track organizing individual and team workouts throughout the offseason. Last week he got all the skill position players together to run routes and catch passes at the University of South Florida. If the Bucs want to be successful next year they'll need this offseason work, perhaps more than any other team. They were the youngest team in the NFL last year, and they'll only add more youth to the team this offseason. The players showed they could play last year, but they need to improve and make the step to the next level. They can only do that through diligent work, but it seems they're on the right track.