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Bucs: Schiano finds inspiration for team in Sapp's HOF induction

Schiano a spectator

Bucs coach Greg Schiano watched Warren Sapp's Hall of Fame induction speech Saturday night, saying the significance of the moment could trickle down to his players. "I think it's important for the tradition of the Bucs organization. … We now have two (members in the Hall of Fame) and I think there's going to be more," Schiano said. "It's great for these guys to feel like they're part of an organization, part of the history of the National Football League and I think occasions like the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony is great for our players to see. … I like to have one of ours, and especially myself having seen him practice up here, being from (the University of Miami) and me coaching there, I had an opportunity to get up here and get an insider's view to Warren."

Schiano said he visited the Hall in Canton, Ohio, a few times in the mid 1990s while on recruiting trips. "I used to recruit northeast Ohio," Schiano said. "So in between a school and home visit, I went there as just a common spectator and walked all around, checked it out."

Proud papa

Fatherhood looks good on WR Vincent Jackson, who made several spectacular catches Monday, his first practice since his wife gave birth to a son Saturday. Jackson had a couple of one-handed grabs along the sidelines, spinning around on one. "He made some catches, didn't he?" Schiano said. "I'd say that would be one of the better ones I've seen."

Rough luck

LB Marvin Booker, an undrafted free agent from Rutgers, signed. But Booker had to leave practice early with an injury, a tough break for the rookie who was also a member of the Bucs rookie mini-camp this offseason.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Training camp

Where: One Buc Place, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (just east of Raymond James Stadium) in Tampa

Admission: Free

Gates open: 7:45 a.m.

Public practices

Today: 8:45-11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 10:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Preseason games

Thursday: Ravens, 7:30, TV blacked out. Radio: 620-AM, 95.3-FM, 103.5-FM

Aug. 16: at Patriots, 8, Ch. 13

Aug. 24: at Dolphins, 7:30, Ch. 8

Aug. 29: Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 8

Bucs: Schiano finds inspiration for team in Sapp's HOF induction 08/05/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 5, 2013 9:55pm]
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