Though the weather was great outside, the Bucs took the opportunity to practice in their indoor practice facility this morning to try to better simulate the dome atmosphere they’ll be facing on Sunday in New Orleans.
As for the players participating, Josh Robinson, Kwon Alexander, Adam Humphries, Robert McClain and Jameis Winston were all good to go.
Brent Grimes, however, was not. He was on the sidelines, and will miss Sunday’s game.
#Bucs practicing in their indoor facility today. A few additions since we were last here. Bleachers and floating goal posts are two of them. pic.twitter.com/DgEeS0N4oa
With the media being allowed in the indoor facility today, we got to see some of the new additions they’ve made since the last time we were in there a few weeks ago.
One of the new things they added is bleachers all the way up one sideline and one end zone for the fans to sit in during training camp. The fans are really going to love this place when it’s all finished.
After practice, Koetter was asked a question about rookie sensation and Houston Texans quarterback, Deshaun Watson, tearing his ACL.
The answer he gave surprised even the person asking the question (Jenna Laine).
Koetter told us that back when he and coach Mike Smith were both in Atlanta with the Falcons, Watson was actually a ball boy for them. Watson is from Georgia, and at that time was in high school.
Koetter noted that Watson is a great kid and that it’s hard to see him go down, but also made sure to mention that he has all the faith in the world that he can come back from this injury because of who he knows Watson is.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: email@example.com
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