'Oklahoma Drill' makes Selmon at home
[Bucs guard Davin Joseph blocks low while safety Jermaine Phillips goes high in a goal line drill during morning practice. Brian Cassella, Times]
The Bucs conducted a rare Oklahoma Drill this morning, one of the most intense drills you'll see.
They broke it out largely, coach Jon Gruden said, because former Sooner and Bucs Hall-of-Famer Lee Roy Selmon was present, watching the practice from the sideline. The exercise pits an offensive blocker against a would-be tackler, with a running back whose job it is to follow the blocker and make it past a cone behind the defender. It didn't disappoint.
Kevin Carter had perhaps the most stunning play of the morning when he tossed aside Donald Penn and buried a ballcarrier. The play resulted in rousing cheers from Carter's defensive teammates and the assembled fans in attendance also got some thrills.
"That's kind of been our history around here, to jazz it up when our Hall of Famer shows up, and that's the way it should be," Gruden said.
[Former players Doug Williams and Lee Roy Selmon chat during morning practice at training camp on Wednesday. Brian Cassella, Times]