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Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp news and notes

Steel city intern

TAMPA — Former Steelers LB Greg Lloyd is among the Bucs' minority fellowship interns this season.

Lloyd, 45, spent 11 seasons with the Steelers and one with the Panthers, recording 54 1/2 sacks and 11 interceptions. He will work primarily with linebackers.

The program means a lot to Bucs coach Raheem Morris, who began his NFL coaching career as a minority fellowship intern working for Herm Edwards and the Jets.

"You guys know how much that program meant to me. You know how much that program means to a lot of aspiring young coaches in this league," Morris said.

Although Lloyd is not familiar with the Bucs' one-gap scheme of defense, he was an elite pass rusher from the linebacker position and should be a help to players such as Quincy Black.

"Every once in a while you get guys you can learn from as well," Morris said. "He's a guy who rushed a lot of quarterbacks and did a lot of things in this league and put up a bunch of stats in this league. He doesn't necessarily know our system, but what he brings to us is to talk about that linebacker room and how those things are. You can go on and on about him working with a guy like Quincy and talking about demeanor. Those things are very important."

Another intern in the program is Junior Smith, the running backs coach at East Carolina and will work with the backs for the Bucs.

Rick Stroud, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"Last year, if you remember what I did to increase the tempo is I made those drills live. I didn't have to do that today. They got better as practice went on."

Raheem Morris, Bucs head coach, on the improvement on the second day of camp

Where: One Buc Place, Tampa (Saturday's public practice is at Raymond James Stadium)

Admission: Tickets are free, but fans must register and reserve seats through One Buc Club on buccaneers .com. If tickets aren't claimed, they are available to walk-ups. Call (813) 870-2700 for details.

Et cetera: Practices are weather permitting and subject to change; check buccaneers.com for updates.

Camp practices open to public

Times and schedule subject to change.

Today: 10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thursday: 2:30-4:35 p.m.

Friday: 10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Aug. 7: 7-9 p.m. (Raymond James Stadium; no tickets required)

Preseason schedule

(All games Ch. 8)

Aug. 14: at Miami, 7

Aug. 21: Kansas City, 7:30

Aug. 28: Jacksonville, 7:30

Sept. 2: at Houston, 8

On the web

For more Bucs news and coverage, check out the Bucs Beat blog at bucs. tampabay.com

More practices may be opened

The Bucs expect to be near capacity for the four remaining public training camp practices at One Buc Place. The team said it will gauge attendance and weather in the coming days and determine whether to open additional practices. Last season, all practices were open.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp news and notes 08/01/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 10:32pm]
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