The Bucs finished their first three day voluntary Mini-Camp of the off-season this morning. Here’s what we’ve gathered thus far:
"Right now, I'm just taking it day by day, my whole objective is to be ready for training camp." - Cadillac Williams projects the day he will return to action per the St. Pete Times
I hope at the very least Cadillac can work his way into a couple Pre-Season games so he work on shaking that rust out in meaningless games. You have to figure this is Caddy’s final shot with the Bucs. It’s a contract year so I would think so, another injury could. . . Knock on wood everybody… Get your wives, girlfriends, husbands, and boyfriends too, Carnell is going to need it.
"That's just elevator music. I mean, you learn that it's in the background, you hear it, you don't pay attention to it. It doesn't affect you. It can't affect your mood, it can't affect your preparation. That's part of being a professional. It's just that tunnel (vision), you have to have it. And you've just got to love what you do so much that it doesn't matter." - QB Luke McCown on the Jay Cutler trade talk per the St. Pete Times
Luke continues to say the right things. It would be a shame if he didn’t get the chance to start now that he is sooo close. By the way, there’s a report on ESPN.com that the Broncos could trade Cutler by Friday. The supposed front runners to land him are the Bucs and Redskins, emphasis being on the Redskins…
"One of the things that I’m going to do is make sure I don’t have any preconceived notions on what everybody else thinks. You get that question about, ‘They said, ’Well, who is ‘they?’ I’m more about what I see, what we can do with them, what we can do to put all these guys in the best possible positions to make a play. I think that’s coaching." – Coach Jags per the St. Pete Times
You have to think statements like that really rejuvenate the players that are currently in camp. If you feel you were overlooked in the past by the previous staff you now have an opportunity to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Hopefully our guys realize that and take advantage of it.
"He stood out every day he was here, he's overly athletic, but it's more what he did in the running game, how he saw it and how he viewed it. Of course, he made some mistakes. We all do. But he's starting to get a feel for it. He's starting to get used to it. Jermaine's very critical of himself, and that's the key thing. He wants to be the best." - Head Coach Raheem Morris per the Pewter Report
Like we’ve said, it’s probably not the ideal situation, but it’s going to be an intriguing position switch to monitor throughout the off-season.