Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What to Watch at Training Camp, August 2

A few things to keep an eye on when the Bucs take the field on Sunday.


The Buccaneers moved practice to the University of South Florida for the first day of Training Camp.


1. Jameis Winston's continuity with his new receivers.
Prior to the start of training camp, Head Coach Lovie Smith announced that Jameis Winston would be the Bucs' starting quarterback. Upon getting the nod, Winston inherited two 1,000-yard receivers in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. It appears the rookie is becoming comfortable with his new weapons already; he connected with Evans on a few nice passes during the Bucs' first training camp practice on Saturday.

2. Who's working at safety?
During the Bucs' first training camp practice, a few different safeties worked with the first team, including Major Wright, D.J. Swearinger and Bradley McDougald. Will the Bucs continue to try out different combinations? Or will the two players begin to see a majority of the first-team reps.

3. How has Garret Gilkey improved?
On Saturday, Gilkey was working with the first-team offensive line at right guard, but it's difficult to judge an offensive lineman in just helmets and a jersey. Gilkey appears to have surpassed Kadeem Edwards and Ali Marpet at right guard, for the time being. How much has he improved since the 2014 season ended? If the Bucs are in full pads on Sunday, we'll begin to see.

4. The Bucs' Twitter account.
The weather in south Florida during this time of year is unpredictable, but if there are any announcements regarding the status of practice on Sunday, it will be posted promptly on the Bucs' Twitter account.




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