The Tampa Bay Bucs have Officially kicked the doors open on Training Camp 2007 ..... Here's a few note worthy tidbits from the St. Pete Times:
Patrick Chukwurah was lined up with the first team at defensive end in today's morning practice. Not Gaines Adams LOL
QB Jake Plummer has yet to make it to the Wide World of Disney for Training Camp, go figure
The battle between Michael Clayton and Maurice Stovall is heating up with both players making fantastic catches this morning. Here's a crazy idea: Play both Receivers and make Hilliard carry a clipboard.
Chris Simms received praise from Head Coach Jon Gruden ..... Is that a signal that he's about to be released? Simeon Rice received the same praise for being on schedule with his rehab and for showing up to voluntary Mini-Camps although he was unable to practice
Dan Buenning is alive and well AND practicing, which is very nice to see. Keep up the pace Dan!!!
Gruden IS implementing the Shotgun Formation into the Offense:
Finally some good news, but hey "modern-day football" .... i thought we had Jon Gruden as a coach not Grandpa Gruden .... I realize I'm only 24 years old, but ever since I was old enough to pick up a football, defenses consistently used blitz packages and offenses used the Shotgun formation to offset it i.e. Steve Spurrier. Oh well, what do I know.
Come on St. Pete Times, ask one of the cogs on the D-Line how they feel about the Simeon Rice departure!!!!! Chris Hovan would be a lovely candidate!