TAMPA, Fla. — A few observations from my visit to Buccaneers training camp today:
- The team continued its morning practice after it was delayed 30 minutes by storms and lightning.
- QB Byron Leftwich showed a nice red-zone touch on two scoring passes to TE Jeremy Stevens.
- Defensive star of the morning practice: rookie CB E.J. Biggers. He is 6-foot and 180 pounds, but he leveled WR Dexter Jackson inside the 5-yard line down the sideline, breaking up a deep pass. It was a truly ferocious hit that every Bucs teammate and coach noticed. Then Biggers recovered a fumble. Active. A nose for the game. Not bad for a seventh-round draft pick.
- New coach Raheem Morris is working on special teams in the middle of practice. This certainly lets players know its importance.
- It’s easy to see why the Bucs remain excited about second-year QB Josh Johnson. At the position, he is a natural, smooth operator in his motions.
- Linemen on both sides of the ball are having issues with snap counts and timing.
– Thomas George
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