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August 13, 2013 @ 3:12 pm
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Bucs Camp News To Know 8-13

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The Buccaneers are in New England for workouts with the Patriots this week. What was the big news to come out of Tuesday's practice? What Bucs player was the best player on the field as described by a Patriots beat writer? Find out all that took place on Tuesday in the Bucs Camp News To Know.
Here is what you need to know about what happened in New England on Tuesday August 13:

The Buccaneers traveled to Massachusetts late Monday for three days of joint workouts with the New England Patriots. The Buccaneers left Tampa with temperatures in the 90’s and landed in Boston with temperatures in the 60’s. Tuesday the high was 73 degrees. Due to weather concerns, the afternoon practice was moved to the morning. Doug Kyed from NESN noted "the weather was less than ideal with a haze covering the sky and occasional rainfall."

• Kicker Lawrence Tynes, wide receiver Chris Owusu, and cornerback Danny Gorrer did not fly with the team to New England and will continue their rehab in Tampa this week.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they waived offensive guard Howard Barbieri. Not replacement to fill out the roster spot was announced on Tuesday.

• Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik spoke to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Tuesday and surprised many with his news about cornerback Darrelle Revis.

"You don't want to push," Dominik said, as reported by ESPN’s NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas. “You want to stick with your plan. But we may want to get him on the field Week 3 of the preseason, get a few series in, get it over with, get it out of his head, so that Week 1 in New York he's ready to go."

• The Buccaneers took the practice field on Tuesday morning and saw a couple familiar faces in former running back LeGarrette Blount and cornerback Aqib Talib.

Blount was traded last April to the Patriots on Day 3 of the NFL Draft and had a terrific debut in New England in his first preseason game in colors other than red and pewter. The former Duck had a highlight reel 51-yard TD run and finished the game with 101 yards rushing on 11 carries.

Talib was traded midseason last year after wearing out his welcome in Tampa Bay. Talib was suspended four games for testing positive for Adderall and the suspension was the final straw in a career that was marred with numerous issues since Talib was drafted in the first round back in 2008.

• Bucs Josh Freeman was on NBCSN on Monday and commented on fellow QB Mike Glennon, mentioning he isn’t threatened by the rookie’s presence.

“No, not really,” Freeman said.  “He’s a great guy and no, like I said, Coach called me and kind of broke it down, the situation and why wouldn’t you want to have the best possible player behind you?  And I think Mike is a tremendous competitor.  I think he’s got a lot of talent, he’s a hard worker and he’s a guy that, I mean, we try to push each other every day and it’s been a great relationship and it’s not a deal where these guys don’t get along. . . .  No.  The pressure, like I said, it comes from within.”

Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed of NESN was impressed with Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson on Tuesday.

“Vincent Jackson was far and away the best player on the field at Gillette Stadium. The Buccaneers wide receiver schooled the Patriots’ defensive backs in the New England-Tampa Bay joint practice. It didn’t matter if Aqib Talib was covering him or rookie Logan Ryan, Jackson was going to come down with the ball.”

“It’s real valuable. You’re talking about a first ballot Hall of Famer. To go out and play your craft against that is a good challenge. The good thing is that there isn’t a pass rush in a lot of those drills, so the ball is going to get thrown every time. You can really challenge the defensive backs, which is right up our alley right now.” – Schiano on Johnathan Banks and the secondary going up against Tom Brady in practice Tuesday

• Tampa Bay will have their next practice on Wednesday afternoon with the Patriots. On Thursday both teams will have walk-throughs and then will meet on Friday night. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX at 8 p.m.

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    Everyone's excited about Revis. I really wish Game 1 was not against the Jets. If it wasn't against them, I think the mentality would be to ease him in. Don't push too hard and cause injury. The Bucs have a ton invested in him, so don't rush just because it is the Jets in Game 1.
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    Horse : I understand the point about bringing Revis up to speed steadily (not throwing him in to game 1 and expecting him to be back to form)....interesting comment by Goldson earlier this week that he expected the Bucs secondary to take the first half of the season to get up to speed. It seems the players expect that the steady return to form for all of them as a unit - and I suppose Revis in particular - is going to take a lot longer than the rest of the preseason, or that plus the Jets game....lets' hope that what we get out of them while they're getting up to speed is sufficient to win some games.
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    I think playing week 3 will make sense for Revis. I hope he will be ok and not reinjure or aggrevate anything. I would like to know how Blount and Talib feel about the bucs right now, someone should of interviewed them from the PR staff lol.
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    Good idea! PR, get on it!
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    I've always believed he would play a few series this pre-season. The only difference between him and stars like Doug Martin in terms of playing time is in the 3rd pre-season game number 22 probably plays the entire first half. I think mentally Revis needs to get out there. I'd be reluctant to hold off his first live action until game 1.
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    I can understand why the Bucs are not playing Revis in preseason game 2: if Revis is not his old self he could be schooled by the Patriots and lose his confidence. However I agree with Horse's observation. Good article, Mark.
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    Horse you make a great point but do ya actually think Dom and Coach would put Revis out there if he was not ready and risk millions of dollars and picks? I think they know a lot more than us fans and the media about Revis's condition. Plus i think Coach does not want to disclose the full info on his injury. With that said I wouldnt play him in the preseason till week 4 for the first two defensive series just to get him back in the swing of things by week 1.
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    I can't believe that Dominik would say what he did? To actually believe that Revis can go a few plays in the 3rd game and then expect him to start in the first regular season as if he didn't miss most of last season is absurd. So far I have seen nothing that says Revis is ready to start in Game 1. Revis himself so far that he is not sure when he will be ready to go. You just don't come off of a major injury and go full throttle when you have hardly practiced. Ankles and hamstrings are a big concern when you haven't gone full throttle in several months. Revis needs to practice now and play some in pre season games 3 & 4.
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