Saturday’s practice featured the large fan group known as the Stick Carriers. Although it was a ridiculously hot day in Tampa, it didn’t stop them from cheering and chanting.
They shouted each players name as they hit the field, and when quarterback Jameis Winston hit the field, they chanted his name along with letting everyone know he is their quarterback.
Fans chanting “Jameis Winston!” and “That’s my quarterback!” pic.twitter.com/32QOu90VNq— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 4, 2018
They also showed love for Bucs Nation!
The team’s day started out with some individual drills. Below was the quarterbacks throwing to tight ends for some end zone work.
The team would move to 11-on-11s in the red zone. The first and third team offenses never punched it in.
Jameis Winston commanding the third team offense and the fans were getting into it. pic.twitter.com/FF4AFnwvsg— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 4, 2018
But on the second team, Ryan Griffin found Justin Watson for a touchdown.
On the last red zone play from the second-team offense, QB Ryan Griffin hits WR Justin Watson for a touchdown: pic.twitter.com/QJAx3yotAq— PewterReport (@PewterReport) August 4, 2018
After they started sending fans inside, Bucs stayed back for some 11-on-11 work. Winston finds an open Sergio Bailey downfield.
Jameis hits a wide open Sergio Bailey during 11-on-11s. pic.twitter.com/hUI7BUrf6I— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 4, 2018
On the first drill indoors, Winston finds Bernard Reedy deep for a touchdown. A few plays later, Ryan Fitzpatrick was picked off by Justin Evans.
Not so well for Fitzpatrick. Would have been a sack, but he gets picked off by Justin Evans.— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 4, 2018
Video: Diving interception by Bucs safety Justin Evans. pic.twitter.com/Q8GtNX9vwx— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 4, 2018
Noah Spence and Donovan Smith went after each other in the trenches. Coaches and players had to separate the two...
Players just had to separate Noah Spence and Donovan Smith. pic.twitter.com/O8hNXNq9gE— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 4, 2018
...But all was good the second time around.
Noah Spence vs. Donovan Smith Round 2. This time, it’s all love after. pic.twitter.com/g31CrgvGjO— Bucs Nation (@Bucs_Nation) August 4, 2018
This deep ball by Fitzpatrick to Chris Godwin was something that woke the fans up.