The Buccaneers’ Saturday morning practice was interrupted with inclement weather with nearby lightning strikes forcing the players to head indoors. However, the first hour of practice was not without some highlights with the play of the day – so far – being a major hit by Bucs reserve safety Major Wright on backup tight end Brandon Myers. With Tampa Bay donning shoulder pads for the first time (full pads come on tomorrow), Wright used the opportunity to lay out Myers with a vicious hit across the middle of the field.
The fans cheered for the hit, but also for Myers getting up as he was briefly shaken up and jogged off the field with medical personnel. On the next play, the offense got some payback with center Joe “Brawley” Hawley mixing it up with some defensive linemen and starting a scuffle that was quickly broken up. A few plays later, a thunderstorm rolled over One Buccaneer Place and brought an end to the action for a weather delay.
Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd 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 enjoys 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: [email protected]
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Attitude …. it’s football and you better bring it. I like it when practice gets chippy.
I glad to hear some reports of big hits, scuffles, and players mixing it up. We need a little bit of dog in us to be an aggressive football team. It’s something I think that has been missing for a few years.
I didn’t realize you were allowed to do that kind of hitting withjust shoulder pads. Bucs might have gotten a call from the NFL Office about those two hits. Could be a fine coming. Anyway, the Defense seems to be already fired up by the new coaching. Go Bucs!
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