Day three of Buccaneers training camp has come to a close and it seemed like the team had a better day on the practice field than precious practices. That is expected Youth Justin Evans Jersey
, being that they have been away from football for quite a few weeks now. The goal everyday is to get better and prepare for the regular season. Friday, the media got a chance to speak to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gerald McCoy and Head Coach Dirk Koetter. Fitzpatrick is sort of the hot commodity around Tampa Bay these days, as he prepares to be the team’s starting quarterback to begin 2018. Obviously, training camp this year is much different for Fitzpatrick then last year. He didn’t see any first team reps a year ago, but that is not the case this season. Throughout the first two practices, Fitzpatrick has handled nearly all the first team reps and is relishing the opportunity to improve the chemistry with his receivers. “Getting the reps in practice and in some of those pre-season games will be good live reps to get with some of the receivers just to get the timing down,” Fitzpatrick said.There is no doubt that Fitzpatrick has been a journeyman type quarterback ever since entering the league in 2005. As he heads into his 14th NFL season, he faces yet another unique situation. You would think that a quarterback who has been around for 13 yearshas experienced everything there is to in the NFL, but that is not the case. “I thought I had seen and been through it all, but another year, another different situation,” Fitzpatrick said. “I think the biggest thing in all of this is just we’re all professionals and we’re just communicating as well.”One takeaway in which I took from Fitzpatrick’s interview today is how calm he is and the confidence he portrays. You always want to see your quarterback show confidence because that trickles down to the rest of the team as well. The deep ball conversation has been well documented as an issue the Buccaneers must fix this off season. It got off to a good start as Fitzpatrick and DeSean Jackson connected on a 60 yard bomb towards the end of practice. It was a welcomed site for many Buccaneer fans and the team can only hope a few of those connections can be made in the first three games. Fitzpatrick, who is a charismatic guy http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-beau-allen-jersey
, had a great response to a question about that play.“It’s early in camp. We’ve been two practices in. Probably going to go ice my arm after I threw that one. I think it went over 30 yards without a flutter, so that was a record for me,” Fitzpatrick said.“He’s obviously a home run hitter and a guy that defenses have to account for and that are afraid of, so we’re going to try to give him as many opportunities as possible.”I know it has only been two days, but I am really liking what I see from Fitzpatrick. Hopefully it translates to game situations, but he is definitely off to a great start.Buccaneers rookie recap: Week two The Buccaneers improved their record to 2-0 on Sunday with a 27-21 home win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Tampa Bay’s rookies are still working through the expected early-season learning curve, but there were positives from a few guys in the victory. There’s still plenty of room for improvement as well. Let’s get going with this week’s rookie recap.S Jordan Whitehead, CBs Carlton Davis and M.J. StewartThe fact that Jordan Whitehead, Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart are even seeing the field gives them a step ahead of their fellow rookies. That they are getting playing time and not showing up on the inactive list is encouraging, as sad as that seems. But here’s the other thing: these guys are playing pretty darn well for the position they’re in. The injuries to Brent Grimes, Vernon Hargreaves III and Chris Conte have opened a door for the rookies to dive right into their NFL careers. There are growing pains, as expected, but it feels safe to say that these guys are on their way to being good players at the professional level. Whitehead stood out the most in Sunday’s win over Philadelphia, getting on the field after Conte left with an injury. The Pitt product finished the day with six tackles (four solo) http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-jason-pierre-paul-jersey
, coming up with a couple of strong run stops at the line of scrimmage and around the edge. He was largely effective in coverage as well, which of course provides a nice complement to Justin Evans. The Bucs obviously want Conte back as soon as possible, but they should feel good about what they have in Whitehead.As far as Davis and Stewart are concerned, both are coming along nicely while being put in tough positions. Having to start your NFL career by playing a high volume of snaps against Drew Brees and last year’s Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles isn’t ideal. Despite facing that, the two young corners are showing flashes of why they were so successful at the college level. Davis came up with six tackles (all solo) and a pass defended on Sunday while Stewart tallied five tackles (four solo), a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit. These guys are still developing, sure, but with the amount of playing time they’re getting, they’ll come along quick. In Sunday’s win, Davis played 77 of 79 snaps (97 percent), Stewart was in for 67 of 79 (85 percent) and Whitehead got 36 of 79 (46 percent). Tampa Bay has something here as far as the future is concerned. Be encouraged by that. But at the same time... Inactives: DT Vita Vea, RB Ronald Jones II, OL Alex Cappa, WR Justin WatsonNo matter the reasons Youth Gerald McCoy Jersey
, it has to be somewhat of a disappointment to see this many of your rookies on the inactive list. Vita Vea has yet to return from injury, which is understandable. Injuries unfortunately happen and blaming Vea makes no sense. That doesn’t mean it’s not disappointing that he is still sidelined. The same issues remained this week for Alex Cappa and Justin Watson— there just aren’t enough open spots on the gameday roster at their respective positions. It’s understandable that both Cappa and Watson weren’t out there, considering they’re developmental type of guys that the Bucs want around for the future. There’s plenty of depth at both of their positions, so the team doesn’t need them too badly at the moment.The Ronald Jones situation is an interesting one. Tampa Bay drafted him to be a one-two guy with Peyton Barber, but he has yet to see the field in the regular season. Head coach Dirk Koetter said last week that no one is mad at Jones, but the team will continue to put together a roster of the best 46 guys. Unfortunately, the feeling must be that Jones isn’t one of those 46 guys yet. That doesn’t mean he won’t ever be, but his progress appears to be much slower than the Bucs were anticipating.It’s perfectly reasonable to think we will see Jones make his NFL debut soon. He has the talent to play in this league, surely. The big hurdle is whether or not he has improved his pass-protection. If he has a good week of practice, maybe he takes the field on Monday against the Steelers. The Bucs hope so and it’s a certainty that the fans want to see him. Hope isn’t lost for the second-rounder, no matter how much you think it is. The best of the restUndrafted free agent Shaun Wilson was active again, but didn’t get any kick return opportunities. He did take his one carry out of the backfield for nine yards... Sixth-rounder Jack Cichy was also active, playing 13 snaps on special teams.