How many Bucs players can you spot in workout video?
So Bucs players had their first day back at One Buc Place on Monday for the start of offseason conditioning. These workouts aren't open to the media, so we can't see who's participating, who's absent and so on. Head coach Dirk Koetter shared that he didn't have 100 percent attendance Monday for the first day, but said he was pretty darn close, which naturally has us intrigued who was and wasn't there.
The Bucs released a well-edited one-minute video showing quick-cut footage from the workouts -- many of the shots are only a split-second, but if you slow them down, much like you would a Star Wars movie trailer (is that really Grand Moff Tarkin?), you can get a better tally of who's actually on hand.
Here's a shot-by-shot deconstruction of that Bucs video -- I swear it didn't really take that long -- with some insights as to who was definitely there working out Monday. Help me out though -- if I miss someone, shoot me a message on Twitter or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll verify and add to the list. This is community journalism at its nerd-iest. (Numbers in parentheses aren't jersey numbers, rather counting how many we've spotted).
0:09: Opening group shot of players running outside with parachutes behind them for resistance. Right away, we can spot (l-r) Andre Davis (1), Donteea Dye (2), Evan Spencer (3) and Mike Evans (4) all running, with Kenny Bell (5), Adam Humphries (6), Doug Martin (7) and Luke Stocker (8) looking on. As they take off, we can see Charles Sims (9), Mike James (10) and Ryan Griffin (11) standing behind them. Farther down, you can spot Vincent Jackson (12) with a ballcap on and Ben Gottschalk (13).
0:10: Another parachute running shot of Evans from the other side. Nobody new to ID here.
0:11: Slow-motion shot of player doing agility drills in sand. He's wearing No. 15 shorts, and of course, nobody on roster wears 15 ...
0:13: First shot of new Bucs corner Brent Grimes (14) lifting weights.
0:14: Shot from behind of unknown player in weight room. You can see Lavonte David (15) standing in background.
0:16: First shot of Bucs QB Jameis Winston (16) in weight room.
0:18: Closeup of cone drills, but you can see tight ends Brandon Myers (17) and Cam Brate (18) in background.
0:19: Back in weight room, George Johnson (19) looks on as Clinton McDonald (20) lifts.
0:20: Offensive linemen pulling weights outside -- you can see Kevin Pamphile (21), Gosder Cherilus (22) and Josh Allen (23) take off as Antoine Everett (24) looks on.
0:21: Martin and Sims racing in the sand.
0:22: Can't make out this obscured shot through the weights.
0:24: Keith Tandy (25) in the weight room.
0:25: Vincent Jackson with the parachute.
0:26: Connor Barth (26) smiles at the camera.
0:28: Two Bucs in cone drills. Can't make them out.
0:29: Doug Martin lifting, but you can see Mike Glennon (27) wiping his brow in the background.
0:29: Real quick hands shot in weight room, then feet after a jump -- pause it just right, you see it's Austin Seferian-Jenkins (28).
0:30: Receivers doing high-step outside. As receivers put their hands together, you can spot Russell Shepard (29) and Bernard Reedy (30).
0:31: Blink and you'll miss it, but Gerald McCoy (31) is seen in hoodie and Nike headband, lifting a weight with his right arm.
0:32: Another really quick shot, showing Winston, Glennon, Griffin and others in sprint lines.
0:33: Here's Kwon Alexander (32) in weight room, a cross hanging from his neck.
0:34: Quick shots of Alexander, Shepard and Martin in weight room, with Sims behind him.
0:38: McCoy running in the sand.
0:40: Back in weight room, Ali Marpet (33) pulling himself up on ropes.
0:42: A focused Donovan Smith (34) with a big lift, Griffin behind him.
0:43: Bell back out with parachutes, then wide shot of Bell, Evans, another I can't make out and Dye.
0:45: Legs-only shot in weight room. No idea.
0:46: Impressive box jump, but can't tell who, though Bradley McDougald (35) watches from the right.
0:48: McDougald and Gerod Holliman (36) in agility drills together.
0:50: Mike Evans in the weight room.
0:51: Alterraun Verner (37) and Holliman running drills together.
0:52: Spencer with the box jump with Evans next to him.
0:53: Cherilus in weight room.
0:54: Brate lifting.
0:55: One more Martin shot in weight room.
0:56: Final shot of team breaking huddle -- you can spot Joel Ross (38), C.J. Roberts (39) Kourtnei Brown (40) and new corner Josh Robinson (41).
So there's about 30 Bucs I couldn't find. They practice by positions, so more than half of that is a bunch of linebackers and offensive and defensive linemen. Louis Murphy and Jacquies Smith are coming off injuries, and I didn't see many of the specialists -- Murray, Schum, Anger or DePaola. C'mon eagle-eyed readers, help me find more ...