Bucs Training Camp Takeaways – Day 2

-Veteran running back Andre Ellington dislocated his finger, popped it right back in on the sideline and then proceeded to grab himself a touchdown in the next period. That’s all.

-Cornerback Carlton Davis had multiple broken up passes before he finally nabbed an interception late in practice off quarterback Ryan Griffin. Head Coach Bruce Arians had some praise for the second-year player following practice, too.

-During one-on-one drills, defensive backs and linebackers were breaking up passes and getting picks left and right. Linebacker Devante Bond got himself an interception as he took a receiver out in the flat. We’ve seen linebackers in coverage quite a bit in these first two practices.

-Wide receiver Chris Godwin had a nice catch in 11 on 11 team drills as he took advantage of a rare hole in the middle of the field on a play-action pass from quarterback Jameis Winston. Godwin leapt up to make the grab with such ease and immediately turned upfield as he came down. It would have probably gone for at least 20 yards in a game.

-More Chris Godwin, because of course. On the first play of a situational drill where the team had nine seconds at the nine-yard-line, needing a touchdown, Winston threw an absolute dart to the front right corner of the end zone where Godwin managed to slide in. Winston hit him square in the chest so hard that I heard it. The team converted on two points the following play.

View some of the top photos from Buccaneers Training Camp practice at the AdventHealth Training Center.

-Rookie kicker Matt Gay drilled a 57-yard field goal so well that the kick would have probably been good from 65 yards. Kicker Cairo Santos had his shot yesterday and did well, too. Coach Arians said after practice there is quite the kicking competition heating up already. For more on those, Scott Smith has you covered, because he’s apparently obsessed with the kickers.

THE BEST THING I SAW:

QB Ryan Griffin attempted a beautiful ball to WR Bobo Wilson in the front right corner of the end zone in 7v7 until rookie CB Sean Murphy-Bunting said NOPE and leapt up almost astronomically high to scoop it out of the air.

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