Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Bucs training camp: Our 10 best highlight videos of the week

The second week of Bucs training camp is complete, and as the Bucs prepare for their first preseason game tonight at the Bengals, it's a chance to look back on the best videos we've posted from the past week of practices. Here are 10 with highlights, drills and the occasional dancing …

10. A rare Jameis Winston scramble

You don't see the Bucs' quarterbacks take off and run much in practice, but Winston takes off here — he's shown a penchant for picking up the yards he needs in the rare instances he takes off downfield.

9. O.J. Howard down the sideline

The Bucs' first-round pick takes this pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick up the sidelines and all the way — offensive players (especially Doug Martin) like to run through the end of plays to help condition them for long runs in games.

8. Reverse over the crossbar

Mike Evans still has a lot of basketball player in him, and after this touchdown catch on a pass from Jameis Winston, he goes up for a reverse over the crossbar. A word of warning: This is a 15-yard celebration penalty during the season -- a player can use the ball as a prop in celebrating, but cannot use the goalposts as a prop in celebrating.

7. Jacquizz Rodgers, too tall?

Cool drill for Bucs running backs with a Stonehenge-like set-up, designed to keep them low in their running stance. Rodgers is just 5-foot-6, but manages to take the top off the improvised tunnel as he doesn't quite clear the pads.

6. Toe-tapping DeSean Jackson

Everyone's excited about the deep threat that DeSean Jackson can be for the Bucs' passing game, but he's showing off his end-zone toe-tap skills.

5. Can't help but dance

Winston had fun with Buccaneers Academy students after Tuesday's practice.

4. Mike Evans' ridiculous moves in the end zone

One-on-one pass drills are a challenge for defensive backs, and you have to feel for Bucs corner Jude Adjei-Barimah here as Mike Evans makes one move going into the end zone, then another to get separation for an easy open pass from Jameis Winston in the end zone.

3. Expletives deleted

Here's the interception that got Jameis Winston an unprintable earful from coach Dirk Koetter on Hard Knocks — the play was set up as an end-of-game tie-score win-all play, and Winston was going for DeSean Jackson deep but instead gave Vernon Hargreaves an easy interception. Eliminating those kinds of mistakes is where Winston can turn good to great in 2017.

2. Bobble, bobble, touchdown

Here's the catch of the week — Ryan Fitzpatrick throws deep to Freddie Martino, who sees the ball carom off at least two defensive backs before he can reel it in — and get his feet inbounds — with the official on hand to rule it a touchdown catch.

1. Jameis jumps for joy

Saturday's "Stick Carriers" takeover had the biggest and most vocal crowd of training camp, and players recognized it even as they came out for practice. This video — retweeted more than 400 times — shows Winston react to the crowd's excitement with a series of leaps, nearly taking himself down in the process.

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