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Training Camp: Day 3 Update

by Staff Report on July 31, 2011

Clayborn showing burst, quickness early on

Receivers come up big: Mike Williams, Sammie Stroughter, Dezmon Briscoe and Preston Parkerall got in on the scoring action Sunday. Towards the end of practice Freeman hit Williams in the back of the endzone over two defenders on a beautiful pass. Williams leaped, hauled in the pass, and was able to tap his toes and score a touchdown.

During redzone period WR Sammie Stroughter had two great TD catches from Freeman.

WR Dezmon Briscoe, lying on his back in the endzone with one arm hooked by a defender, made a ridiculous 1-handed catch. Briscoe showed why Dominik paid him like a member of the 53-man roster, even though he was on the practice squad last season.

LB Dekoda Watson, playing in place of Quincy Black, due to the rules governing free agents picked off Freeman on a pass intended for Ryan Purvis – raced down the sidelines for a pick 6.

On a flea flicker, LeGarrette Blount took the handoff wheeled around flipped the ball back to Freeman who on corked a bomb to Briscoe, who hauled the pass in for a score. The ball hung in the air, but it’s evident that Cody Grimm who was is coverage is not 100% yet, from his broken leg as he just doesn’t have his speed to recover or keep up with receivers yet.

Not a good sign, DT Brian Price came up limping during 11-on-11 session, on the flea flicker. Don’t like to see any player come up lame, especially a player who is trying to come back from a serious injury from the previous season.

Bucs revamped defensive front four showing a lot of quickness and burst. DE Kyle Moore who has shown some burst early on still bringing it in.

Rookie Adrian Calyborn had a solid day as he had a couple of sacks and showed good recognition skills on a designed rollout.

Second year defensive tackle Gerald McCoy got in on the sack action as he showed great quickness, burst and displayed some nice moves to knife through the line on multiple plays.

RB Allen Bradford showed extremely soft hands in pass drills – nice burst and some speed in his first action since signing.

Don’t look for the Bucs to rush to sign former first round pick and free agent Carnell Williams anytime soon. Even though his representatives have been in contact with team officials’, the Bucs want to see what RB Kregg Lumpkin can do having been in the system for a year

Third year quarterback Josh Freeman even though he had an interception or two today still looks very sharp. A reoccurring theme early on has been Freeman’s propensity to thread the needle through the first three days of camp.

According to head coach Raheem Morris, who decided against wearing pads today. The team will have their first live contact padded practice tomorrow. Last year the team was in pads immediately, but with the new CBA that was bargained, teams can no longer run padded two-a-days.

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