Under Greg Schiano, the narratives and stories out of One Buc Place told a tale of a dictatorship devoid of fun. But under Lovie Smith, there's already a change in the guard and a shift in the environment at Bucs HQ, and Thursday was yet another example of that.
Gerald McCoy, with the permission of his head coach, brought in an ice cream truck to allow his teammates to celebrate the last day of minicamp.
Yes, Lovie Smith got an ice-cream truck for last day of Bucs minicamp. pic.twitter.com/Vo3RoNiLbY— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 12, 2014
Auman would later clarify that it was actually McCoy who brought along the ice cream truck. And while the leader of the defense was planning out the truck's arrival, it seems like the leader of the offense was ready to awkwardly enjoy some of the frozen fare.
Bucs quarterback @JoshMcCown12 enjoying the shaved ice truck after practice at One Buc Place @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/z3Y1r7I5kG— Daniel Wallace (@DW_Times) June 12, 2014
The players weren't the only ones enjoying frozen snacks after the final minicamp practice, as Gerald McCoy gave radio personality and Bucs' insider Tom Krasniqi an ice cream sandwich.
#Bucs DT Gerald McCoy bought me an ice cream sandwich after practice. What a terrific guy pic.twitter.com/l4WlN3SSxm— Tom Krasniqi (@TKras) June 12, 2014
The Bucs are now off for a few weeks before training camp kicks off, so this was a nice send off as the players and coaches go home to decompress after four days of workouts and physicals. Coach Smith said, per Scott Smith, that he wants the players to totally get "away from football" until camp opens.
Hopefully that doesn't include too many ice creams or frozen ices. That means you too, Anthony Collins.
Anthony Collins was the first player to get shaved ice as a treat following @TBBuccaneers mini-camp @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/26pXxv9e3c— Daniel Wallace (@DW_Times) June 12, 2014