Arron Sears was the lone no-show on reporting day, the Buccaneers have placed Sears’ on the reserve/did-not-report list. Questions remain
about the severity of the “personal and private” issues he is dealing with.
If he is on the reserve / did-not-report list for the season, there would be ramifications as far as losing a year of eligibility towards accredited seasons in the NFL, which would result in him not becoming a free agent when his contract is set to expire.
In a surprising turn of events Carnell “Cadillac” Williams passed his physical and will be ready to practice Saturday. Remarkable to say the least considering he has sustained torn patellar tendons in back to back seasons.
“I am so excited about this opportunity,’’ said Williams, who was hurt in the 2008 season finale against Oakland, one year after suffering another knee injury that required surgery. “I’m good, I’m rested and I’m ready to go. I haven’t been this excited in years.’‘
“The scheme we’re using this year is nice, with zone blocking and one cut,’’ he said. “I couldn’t ask for a better scheme. I’m done with rehab and I’m ready to play some football.’‘ Source: Bucs Report
Defensive tackle Greg Peterson, who was sideline from June’s mini-camp will be listed as day to day and is scheduled to practice on Monday.
The team ran what head coach Raheem Morris is calling pre-camp conditioning today at One Buccaneer Place. The players had to run a multitude of different long shuttles which included a 300-yard shuttle, a 150-yard shuttle and a 60-yard shuttle in a certain time. If they passed the conditioning test, they wont have to run them any more during training camp. If they failed it, those players who failed will have to keep running the shuttles every day until they pass it.
Talk about getting down to business early, right out of the gate Morris is challenging the players physical toughness. Add to that, there will be no acclamation period as the team will wear pads for it’s very first practice.
Bucs unveil orange glaze
The Buccaneers are committed to wearing the orange throwback jerseys for the next five years, C0-Chairman Ed Glazer said. NFL policy states, that they may wear the throwbacks up to twice in the regular season and once in the preseason. So for those fans who just can’t get enough of the old uni’s for the foreseeable future, it would appear the Glazers are embracing the teams history, of course it stand to reason that it will be a cash cow in terms of generating revenue for the Glazer’s.
In other News
The team likes flying under the radar, but have not lowered their expectations for the upcoming season and still have a goal of making the playoffs.
Chris Hovan will break out the face paint that John Randall made famous with the Vikings. Hovan stated that he is going to have to eat the $5,000 fine and put some face paint on, too as part of the throwback game.
Josh Freeman, has been gearing up to compete as he has been hitting the playbook hard, but can not honestly, tell you what his chances are to start.
The Pewter Report Staff of Scott Reynolds, Jim Flynn and Charlie Campbell have transcribed the transcripts of both head coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik’s press conferences with the media.