The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their third day of training camp practices today, and things got a little physical. With no pads on, hits were flying out there. Yes: multiple ones. And not little bitty ones, either.
First, there was Major Wright blasting Brandon Myers in what was likely an illegal hit — something Dirk Koetter certainly wasn’t happy about, as he said afterwards that Wright would have gotten thrown out of a real game, according to Greg Auman.
Then came linebacker Cassanova McKinzy leveling Austin Seferian-Jenkins at the end of a play. Another play Koetter can’t have been happy about: the point of practice is to get things right, not to injure people who aren’t even wearing pads.
Video: Wow, Bucs rookie LB Cassanova McKinzy hits Austin Seferian-Jenkins after throw. pic.twitter.com/awYx0XT7MW— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 30, 2016
I’m not sure what got into the players today. Usually, training camps aren’t this chippy, especially not until the pads come on. It’s just not smart of either defensive player, even if the hits are fun to look at.