Just looks like he isn't wearing shoulder pads to me.
Last year without pads.
To me it looks like he slimmed down a tad. I could be wrong though
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:40 PM
Barber has been getting work at safety during the Bucs' minicamp.
"It's really no different than me playing down in the box all these years," he said. "It's not much of a transition. It's just slowing my feet down from 'corner feet' to 'safety feet'.. nothing I can't handle, if need be."
It certainly sounded both from Barber and head coach Greg Schiano that the move is, without officially being made, certainly of high probablility.
The team only has four safeties currently on the roster and just one (Cody Grimm) has an NFL start to his credit.
Schiano said Barber has handled the idea with the ultimate professionalism.
"In my short time with Ronde, he is the epitome of a pro football player," Schiano said. "I like what I see out there. I don't know if that's where he'll stay or not, but I really like the way he's attacking it, and I think he can do it."
After reports emerged Tuesday that Aqib Talib was on the trading block, head coach Greg Schiano addressed the situation following afternoon practice.
While establishing that he generally does not respond to all rumors, Schiano wanted to clear things up -- saying the report (from pewterreport.com) is not true.
"All I can tell you is, there's absolutely zero thinking on our part as far as wanting to do that. I want him to be a Buc," Schiano said. "I don't know how that all got started, but no there's no truth to that."
According to the report Tampa Bay had floated Talib's availability around the league, but had no takers.
Talib has had numerous issues, both on the field and off -- he has a court date later this summer which may impact his ability to suit up.
"I understand there's been issues before I arrived. But I am really hopeful that that clears itself up because, since I've met him for the first time he's done everything I've asked," said Schiano.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:40 PM
The oft-injured Gerald McCoy was beaming Tuesday, his first chance to talk to the media during the Bucs' three-day minicamp.
"Put in a lot of work this offseason," McCoy said. "(My trainers) got me back right."
He said he's "getting there" as far as being fully ready to participate in football activity.
Minicamp is more of getting familiar with plays than physical contact, and so McCoy was able to run through drills along with everyone else.
He only played six games last season before suffering a torn biceps for the second time in his career.
"I'm practicing, if that's any indication of where I'm at. But I will say this, by training camp I will be 110 (per cent)," McCoy told the press Tuesday.
McCoy also commented on new head coach Greg Schiano.
"He's re-establishing order, and he's doing it immediately. Nobody's exempt," McCoy said, clearly pleased with the developments.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:42 PM
Dezmon Briscoe has been a no-show for the first two days of Buccaneers voluntary workouts.
We don't understand the details because we don't watch "Basketball Wives," but there is a story on the internet about Briscoe that can be easily accessed via a Google search. It appears he's having personal problems. Regardless, the absence and unnecessary notoriety is unlikely to go over well with the Buccaneers' new coaching staff. Briscoe is not a lock to make the Bucs' roster.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:05 PM
Too bad the team he plays for is his "babys momma" and his g/f rather than the Bucs.
Dez just tweeted that he would be with his teammates Monday.
@DezBriscoe89: I'm done now. Looking forward to being with my teammates Monday. Everyone that knows me know I'ma team player till I die. No individuals
Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:27 PM
I really enjoy that Schiano appears to be going at the Practice Drills with Military Precision...That is definitely a way to get results, and a something I wish more NFL coaches did. If you really want to reveal someone's character, mental toughness, and thought process...but them through Team-based Military drills...like those used for the US Engineers Corp. Everything has to be precise, and on time. Its very complex.
One thing that will be interested in the coming months...
Watch for Safety Devin Holland to make a splash. From what Ive seen and heard buzzing around OBP, DB Coach Ron Cooper was spending alot of time with Holland during the Safety Drills and around the facility and will be the main competition for Cody Grimm for Starting Strong Safety.
Cooper was reported to be impressed with Devin Holland when they faced off 2 years ago back during the LSU Vs McNeese State game (LSU won by alot), but Devin Holland locked down the entire right side of the field and during their scoring drives, LSU would always run the ball to the left side, away from Holland.
Should be interesting.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:34 AM
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:29 AM
again, I know I am potentially blowing up little nothings and over-excited about this - but have you guys noticed that in many pictures of Schiano at camp he has a pen and paper in hand? Again - I might eat my words, but this little "detail" is really great for me to see as it indicates that he is constantly evaluating and keeping notes for himself. Every successful leader I have worked under has a little notebook for keeping little memos to himself or herself about things they need to accomplish and making commentary on how things work or don't work.
/coach crush...for now.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:58 AM
It seems so surreal to see this guy we had never heard of til now coaching the team. It almost feels out of place but not necessarily in a bad way
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:12 PM
Not Fleck, Fleck can be found somewhere in these photos though (randomly saw him while looking at all the pics)
Not sure who that is.
Edited by Moose18, 19 April 2012 - 01:14 PM.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:13 PM
That is Jeff Hafley, assistant DB Coach. Not sure how great of an actual coach he is (and I suppose that is all that really matters in the NFL) but he is a great guy and a phenomonal recruiter. He was the once coache RU fans least wanted to lose. A few years in the NFL gaining coaching experience, combined with his personality and recruiting ability, this guy is going to be a Division 1 Head Coach very soon.
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