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Bucs taking unique approach to minicamp



The Bucs hit the field for a three-day minicamp next week, the exclamation point to this long offseason.

Though they concentrated on mostly schematic installation during their now-completed 14 OTA sessions (the final workout just concluded), the minicamp will stress game preparation, coach Raheem Morris said.

"Next week, we look forward to getting into mandatory minicamp where practices will be similar but a little bit different," Morris said. "We’ll cut back some of the menu and make it a little bit more like game situations, try to put them in game-like simulated sessions."

He added, "You’re not putting on pads, so it’s not like you’re going to be any more physical. You still want to keep everybody healthy. For us, it’s more about going to be about going out there with a smaller menu rather than everything you’ve installed, (putting it) into a game-like simulation."

The structure and pace of practices will be different, and coaches will probably ratchet up the tempo, too, to see whether players have a good grasp of what they've learned this offseason. That will be a precursor to training camp, when the pace really gets rolling.

[Last modified: Monday, July 19, 2010 2:42pm]


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