Schiano revs up players as Bucs start first minicamp
The 2012 Bucs have taken the field for the first time, kicking off a three-day minicamp here at One Buc Place with a spirited workout, the team's first under new coach Greg Schiano.
Just after the start of the workout, Schiano bellowed to his players: "It is a game of details and it starts here!"
And with that, the Bucs began a quick-tempo, high-intensity practice that didn't suggest that it's mid-April. It was a clear attempt to set a very serious and demanding tone by the new coach, who had players doing everything with a full-speed sprint.
In terms of attendance, the Bucs got a good showing. Most of last season's injured players were on the field participating, including defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, safety Cody Grimm and safety Devin Holland. Not in attendance: Kicker Connor Barth, the team's designated franchise player who hasn't yet signed his tender.
We also got a first look at some of the team's offseason acquisitions, including receiver Vincent Jackson, guard Carl Nicks, cornerback Eric Wright and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye. Tight end Kellen Winslow and cornerback Aqib Talib also were in attendance.