After a day where the offense really struggled to get anything going on Tuesday, Wednesday’s practice was much more on-point, thanks, almost in-full, to one man.
But we’ll get to that in a bit.
An interesting development in Bucs camp is how that battle for the starting right guard job is shaping up. Last year the Bucs wanted Kevin Pamphile to take the opportunity to be a starter at left guard by the horns and he never did, and that was disappointing for the team. This year they’re in that same type of scenario but at right guard.
The battle for that position is between Caleb Benenoch and rookie Alex Cappa. After getting thrown out of practice for a minor fight on Sunday, Benenoch has been rotating snaps with the rookie, and on Wednesdays we saw Cappa lining up with the first team at that right guard spot.
We’ll keep monitoring the situation as camp goes on, but right now it might be Cappa in the lead.
There were a lot of one-on-one drills going on during Wednesday’s practice, first between the trench players and then between the skill positions.
Wide receiver Jake Lampman is somewhat of a newcomer to the Buccaneers after spending last season on the Saints’ practice squad and then being signed to the Buccaneers’ practice squad late in 2017.
Lampman has had a few noticeable moments in camp so far, including the clip above where he made his way into the end zone after besting Mark Myers.
Speaking of getting the better of defenders, tight end O.J. Howard as been looking crisp and confident in camp thus far, and plays like the one above are where it is most noticeable.
Howard’s route tree was pretty limited last year. This year it seems they’re totally opening things up for him — and he’s delivering.
And, as promised, we’ll finish up our offensive recap with the man who stole the show on Wednesday was wide receiver Chris Godwin.
That catch above is just ridiculous.
Godwin had a quiet start to camp, but over the last few days has really turned it on, including today where he took total control of the offense as the rest of the starts on the cast seemed to shrink for a day.
Godwin was making highlights out of everyone whether it was in 1-on-1s, 7-on-7s or the full 11-on-11 scrimmage.
If you’re wondering to yourself just how big of year Godwin might have in 2018, the answer to that question is: However much the Buccaneers want to let him, because it looks like the sky is the limit.