Mark another day down for the Bucs’ training camp. Today was a good day.
The first, full-padded practice left us with plenty to talk about. From Vita Vea to DeSean Jackson, it seemed like there was news from all corners of One Buc Place.
Check out our quick observations from camp here to catch up on some of the top stories. Until then, enjoy some video of today’s top plays.
First up is an incredible throw-and-catch between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Cameron Brate during a 7-on-7 drill. Fitzpatrick drops it in beautifully over Brate’s shoulder, and he is able to make an incredible, diving catch.
And here is the deep pass from Jameis Winston to Jackson, provided by pewterreport.com:
This might be the best deep ball connection we’ve seen between Jameis Winston & DeSean Jackson in two years (practice or game).— PewterReport (@PewterReport) July 29, 2018
What. A. Throw.
Next is a two-part sequence. William Gholston is flattened by rookie Alex Cappa and defensive line coach Brenton Buckner isn’t pleased at all. Buckner gets in to Gholston’s grill immediately, letting him know the he is pissed about what just happened.
The Bucs went run-heavy today and the defense won most of the matchups. Here is a quick shot of the defense winning as previously mentioned.
They didn’t have success on every play. Rookie Ronald Jones has a nice cutback that allows him to reach the second level of the defense.
Winston finds Jacquizz Rodgers, who then finds some running room for a big gain on this play.
Vea being carted off the field. Reports are that it’s a calf strain. Expect the Bucs to be cautious from this point on with the rookie. Video courtesy of pewterreport.com:
#Bucs first round pick, DT Vita Vea, leaves practice on a cart after suffering what appeared to be a left calf injury: pic.twitter.com/Fd34qunMBF— PewterReport (@PewterReport) July 29, 2018
RoJo burns the defense for the second time.
The defense got some revenge on this play, forcing a fumble. Sorry, it’s almost impossible to see who fumbled the ball.
Once the Bucs moved inside, the air attack was deployed. The offense found a lot of success throwing the ball, but not before Javien Elliot “sacks” Winston on this play.
Fitzpatrick didn’t make things better fumbling this snap.
What’s a highlight reel without Mike Evans?
After M.J. Stewart stole the show Saturday, fellow rookie Jordan Whitehead thought he’d get in on the fun. He picks off Ryan Griffin and this would’ve most likely resulted in a touchdown.
Correction, what’s a highlight reel without Evans twice?
This video isn’t much fun. This is where backup right tackle Leonard Wester was hurt when his legs were tangled with Brate and some defenders. He was carted off the field. It’s not good news for a Bucs team who is already having to ease in starter Demar Dotson, who is recovering from knee surgery.
We will provide an update on the injury as soon as possible.
Peyton Barber just knifes through the defense on this play. He looks as quick as ever after shedding weight.
Sigh...Evans again. Except this time with stellar concentration.
Adam Humphries got tired of Evans stealing the show.
As always, Winston is the last one on the field after practice. Here he is coaching up Chris Godwin, I believe.
And I leave you with Gerald McCoy dancing. Gotta love this guy.