Here are some of the best Bucs quotes following their first training camp practice of 2021 at the AdventHealth Training Center.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on rookie WR Jaelon Darden returning from a hamstring injury

“Oh, he’s fine. He just dropped too many damn passes. He gets wide ass open; he’s just got to catch it every time. And he’s got great hands, so I think it was just a little nerves.”

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on when the team can begin to practice in full pads

“I think this year we can’t go for seven days. We have to go four in shorts, two in spiders and then another two in spiders, and I don’t know how many days off we get. They can’t come on soon enough for me.”

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on how he would describe the week with the White House visit and the Super Bowl ring ceremony

“It’s over. It’s over. That’s last year. That’s last year. I’m not wearing mine.”

Bucs WR Mike Evans on the mindset after Tom Brady said that his favorite Super Bowl ring is the next one

“It has to be the mindset. You can’t get complacent. We won last year but today starts a new season. We’re the defending champs but we’re not the champs of this season, yet. We have to keep working to try and reach that goal again.”

Bucs RB Leonard Fournette on practicing in front of the fans again

“It just shows you that football is coming back the real way with having fans. That’s a part of our job. They fuel us up in games and things like that. It was a whole different environment in there. It brought a lot of energy to the field.”

Bucs CB Carlton Davis on his goals for 2021, which is his contract year

“I want to be feared as a corner to all opposing quarterbacks and offensive coordinators. I want to continue to help this secondary grow as a group and just work off each other. For myself, just continue to build with what I did last year. I just want to get better like I said earlier, working on everything I wasn’t as good at and just continue to get better as an athlete.”

Bucs rookie CB Cameron Kinley on his long-awaited journey from the Navy to the NFL

“I’m definitely very thankful to be back out here getting a chance to compete and fly around with the organization. It was a good feeling. I felt like a little kid strapping the pads up again for the first time, so I’m very happy to be back.”

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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gcolerick
2 months ago

Rooting big time for Kinley!

bucballer
Reply to  gcolerick
2 months ago

Me too G!

Horse
2 months ago

Anybody know where is Mark Cook? I haven’t seen any of his articles lately. I know there’s a lot of new names writing.

NC Greenbeard
Reply to  Horse
2 months ago

I believe he has left the page. I saw Jenna Laine of ESPN comment to something he posted saying he was now a free agent.

Horse
Reply to  NC Greenbeard
2 months ago

Too bad as he made it simple with humor. Not all of us want to know every tiny analysis details. Mark Cook, where ever you are thank you. I wish you the best.

chefboho
Reply to  Horse
2 months ago

He sent a letter on his Instagram page. The way it was stated it almost sounds like he was let go. He commented on being a “free agent” if anyone wanted to bring him in. Sucks either way, but it would’ve been nice to hear from pewter report about this. 10 years is a long tenure

bucballer
Reply to  chefboho
2 months ago

Right?! A little common courtesy for a job well done.

bucballer
Reply to  Horse
2 months ago

Here here Horse! Appreciate ur articles ( Cook) and ur passion for the town in which u were raised. Some of Mark Cook’s sports memories were very familiar to me having been raised in West Tampa my entire life. Well wishes brother.

Dude
2 months ago

“It’s over. It’s over. That’s last year. That’s last year. I’m not wearing mine.”

I love the attitude Arians and this team has regarding to everything starting over in a new season. This will set the mindset for everything moving forward to another championship, and leave us with no championship hangover.

On another note, I’m sorry to hear of Mark Cook’s leaving PR, I always enjoyed his articles and he will greatly missed. This Dude wishes you well Mark!