Here are some of the best Bucs quotes following their the team’s training camp practice on Saturday, July 31 at the AdventHealth Training Center.
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians’ opening Statement:
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“Much better today. It looked more like football practice than soccer. Football players show up when the noise level goes up. A lot of guys look great in shorts, but they disappear when the noise level goes up. So I was really happy to see it. I can’t wait to grade the tape. Good ebb and flow at the end of practice – defense, offense. I thought everybody practiced to win rather than practiced to practice, and there’s a big damn difference.”
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on if he views interceptions by S Mike Edwards and LB Devin White as good for the defense or bad for the offense:
“Good for both. You learn from throwing it, and the defense obviously has to get some. We’ve been short on turnovers in camp. Devin’s made that play now – he missed it once, now he’s made it twice, so he’s getting confidence because the quarterback will never see him going back there. He’s got to learn, too.”
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on his goals going into next week of camp:
“We don’t think about next week. We can only control today. And all we control is tomorrow. Next week we’ll see. We do have a game at the end of that week, which makes it a little bit different, but we’re still practicing against ourselves until we play that game, so every single day is just taking care of today’s business.”
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on WR Scotty Miller’s development:
“He’s got to get better with bodies on him. That last play, he’s got to make that catch. It’s going to be grimy. He’s got to make more grimy catches. We know he can run by people, but you can’t be a one-trick pony in this league. You’ve got to be able to play with big bodies on you. He’s getting better.”
Bucs defensive lineman William Gholston on how the defense’s confidence grew after the team’s run to a Super Bowl LV title:
“We worked better and better as the year went on. Can’t really harp on that now because everybody is gunning for us now. We have to be able to press through and keep that same momentum we had and don’t let it go out or linger.”
Bucs defensive lineman William Gholston on Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles and his coaching style and what sets him apart:
“He’s the type of defensive coordinator I would run through a brick wall for. If he said, ‘Hey, if you hit it at this angle, it’s going to fall down,’ and I wouldn’t second guess it. He’s always right. Just the way that he prepares – for not only him, but the way the whole defensive staff prepares. It’s always on point. They always have the keys and tips to show us how to study and then it became us becoming player/coaches. They’re showing us how, not only our position, but every phase of the game.”
Bucs guard Ali Marpet trying not to let the defense set the tone for practice and changing the momentum from yesterday’s practice to today:
“I think today was actually a great day in pads. I think the offense won some and the defense won some. It was a physical day and it’s a great day to build on. I think this will be better moving forward. I think in training camp there are going to be some natural swings. As long as you’re trending in the right way, I think all of us are putting our best effort out there. That’s how training camp goes, but as long as you’re trending in that direction and that’s how we feel right now.
Bucs guard Ali Marpet the standard for the offense:
“The standard is so high. It always has been. At offensive line, one or two mistakes puts you in the top ten, so as hard as that is, you’re chasing perfection. [It’s about] ust eliminating any mental mistakes and those physical mistakes and making sure all five guys are on the same page.”
Bucs outside linebacker Joe Tryon on how it felt to put pads on for the first time in the NFL:
“It felt good you know – I haven’t put pads on since December 2019 so it’s been a long time coming – I feel like I made strides and today was a good first day of pads.”
Bucs outside linebacker Joe Tryon on his relationship with the veteran linebackers on the team:
“I pretty much have been shadowing Shaq [Barrett] and JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul). In the meeting rooms they’re dissecting film, telling us how we should do it and just watching what they do and trying to implement it into my game. Already I see strides. It’s a blessing to be in this position. They’re two amazing pass rushers in the NFL and I feel like I’m in a great position.”
Bucs outside linebacker Joe Tryon on his impressions when he watches OLB Jason Pierre-Paul play football:
“Man, he’s freaky – he’s freaky, he’s the real deal. And he’s smart too, really smart.”
Bucs wide receiver Jaydon Mickens on the first day of padded practice:
“I feel Blessed. Just trying to get one percent better. I loved the first day. There were mistakes by everyone but we’ll pick it up.”
Bucs wide receiver Travis Jonsen on the first day of padded practice:
“Getting a little better. Better than yesterday. Its pads so it’s real.”
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