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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clock management; Adrian Clayborn's big hit

Running out the clock

Clock management is a big issue in the NFL. But not just on game days.

Under the new collective bargaining agreement, there no longer are two-a-day practices during training camp. Typically, players are in pads practicing for about 2½ hours and, maybe, another hour for a walkthrough.

Then there are meetings, meals, weightlifting and time with trainers. Under coach Greg Schiano, players have been bussed from the team hotel a few miles away and generally arrive before 8 a.m. Meetings don't typically adjourn until roughly 9:30 p.m.

For a young team, concentration can be an issue.

What's the best advice an eight-year pro such as receiver Vincent Jackson can impart about making it through the rigors of training camp?

"Just focus on one day," Jackson said. "If you start thinking about how many more days you've got or how long camp is and what time it is of the day, it's going to be tough to make it through. So you just focus on the next meeting, the next period."

Hit of the day

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn led the Bucs in sacks as a rookie last season. But he doesn't just hit quarterbacks.

Sunday, Clayborn laid the lumber on fullback Erik Lorig after his catch in the flat. Coach Greg Schiano immediately blew the whistle and gathered his team in a huddle.

But Schiano said it was just the end of the period.

"No, no, no," Schiano said. "I actually thought it was a really good play by A.C."

Quote of the day

"As we get into this thing and we hit our stride, we have to be able to clean up our football and play smart football. But that's still a little bit down the road before we start looking like that."

— Schiano on the penalties and turnovers during Sunday's practice

Rick Stroud, Times staff writer

Training camp

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

Admission: Free

Et cetera: All practices are weather permitting and subject to change. For updates, go to


Public practices

Wed.: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Friday: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 6:30 to 9 p.m. *

Aug. 6: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Aug. 7: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

* Intrasquad scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium; free parking, autograph sessions, $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, and fireworks

Preseason games

Aug. 10: at Dolphins, 7:30, Ch. 10

Aug. 17: Titans, 7:30, Ch. 10 *

Aug. 24: Patriots, 7:30, Ch. 10 *

Aug. 29: at Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 10

* Subject to blackout

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clock management; Adrian Clayborn's big hit 07/29/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:10pm]
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