According to NFL.com senior columnist Thomas George, new Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris is preaching that his players must yearn to “be your best self” every day.
Morris showed his team film of recent games against NFC South rival Carolina, which won the physical battles, and he then challenged his team to reach a higher level of physical play in its next practice. It worked — bodies were flying.
Some of George’s other observations from Bucs training camp:
- The team has a strong mix of young players who are in years two through four in their careers. They’re expected to step forward.
- TE Kellen Winslow missed the morning practice while nursing an aching ankle.
- CB E.J. Biggers turned heads when he crunched a receiver. He also recovered a fumble.
- CB Ronde Barber, ready for his 13th season, looks as fresh and excited about the game as he did in his first season.