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Buccaneers training camp: First practice cancelled due to rain

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Update 3:

Update 2: In a repeat of last year's first day of training camp, practice has now been cancelled. Better luck tomorrow.


Due to persistent Florida weather, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may see today's training camp rained out. Practice was set to start at 2:30 p.m. but has been delayed indefinitely right now.

Of course, the folks on Twitter are already clamoring for an indoor practice facility. Which, admittedly, would be a really good thing. It gives the Bucs a little more flexibility, and there's essentially no downside for the team -- just for the Glazers, in the form of the money they're spending on that facility instead of, I don't know, yet another house in California. Practicing in an environment you can adequately control is going to prevent a few injuries and

But let's not kid ourselves: a rained-out or rain-delayed practice isn't the end of the world, and not an indication of some structural problem. The Bucs had their very first training camp practice under Lovie Smith rained out last year -- and then the rest of training camp went off basically without a hitch.

Which is to say: yay for indoor practice facilities -- it makes everything go off just a little more smoothly. But the weather is not going to be why the Bucs win or lose games this year, and we shouldn't be panicking over stuff like this.