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Tampa Bay Bucs: DT Gerald McCoy hams it up in reporting role, offers insight to new RB Mossis Madu; deja vu for T Donald Penn

Guest reporter of the day

DT Gerald McCoy, one of the most colorful Bucs, took his turn as a member of the media Thursday on reporting day, borrowing a photographer's camera to take shots of T Donald Penn. Then McCoy used a microphone to ask QB Josh Freeman a question.

"Mr. Freeman, do you think it'd be a good idea to tell the offensive coordinator to get Gerald in on goal line (situations) so he can go out for a pass? I think I've got a better touchdown dance than (former Bucs DT Warren) Sapp." Freeman laughed but played to his audience: "I put you in the top five hands on the team. Sure, we've got to get Gerald some touches."

Scouting report of the day

Though fans might not know too much about recently signed undrafted free agent RB Mossis Madu (Oklahoma), DT Gerald McCoy has a good feel considering he has known him since he was a freshman in high school.

"He's more of a scat back," McCoy said of Madu, above. "He's not one of those, 'Give him the ball every down and let him run.' You can bring him in there and let him run the ball, give him a screen. … There's lots he can do, a lot of different things. He's got some moves, so it'll be fun to see him."

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Walk this way

DT Gerald McCoy acknowledged the benefits of the new CBA, especially cutting down on the number of padded practices. "I just added four years to my career," he quipped. But he said morning walk-throughs without pads, like the Bucs will have today, are very helpful.

"What made us so good last year was our walk-throughs," he said. "We got out there and practiced for an hour and 20 minutes, but most people didn't realize we were walking through for an hour and a half in the morning. That's when you can actually get your fits, can go back and say, 'All right, let's actually learn what we're doing and why.' "

Quote of the day

"We're about to turn some more heads. … People around are really going to know what the Bucs are talking about next year."

T Donald Penn

Public practice

When: Today, 5:15-7:15 p.m.

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

Admission: Free

Et cetera: All practices are weather permitting and subject to change. Go to buccaneers.com for updates.

Practice and games schedule

Public practices

Saturday: 2:30-4:35

Sunday: 5:15-7:15

Monday: 5:15-7:15

Wednesday: 2:30-4:35

Aug. 5: 2:30-4:35

Aug. 6: 7-9 (Raymond James Stadium)

Aug. 9: 2:30-4:35

Aug. 14: 2:30-4:35

Preseason

Aug. 12: at Kansas City, 8, Ch. 13

Aug. 18: Patriots, 7:30, Ch. 10*

Aug. 27: Dolphins, 7:30, Ch. 10*

Sept. 1: at Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 10

Regular season

Sept. 11: Lions, 1, Ch. 13*

Sept. 18: at Vikings, 1, Ch. 13

Sept. 25: Falcons, 4:15, Ch. 13*

Oct. 3: Colts, 8:30, ESPN*, Ch. 28*

Oct. 9: at 49ers, 4, Ch. 13

Oct. 16: Saints, 4:15, Ch. 13*

Oct. 23: Bears (London), 1, Ch. 13

Nov. 6: at Saints, 1, Ch. 13

Nov. 13: Texans, 1, Ch. 10*

Nov. 20: at Packers, 1, Ch. 13

Nov. 27: at Titans, 1, Ch. 13

Dec. 4: Panthers, 1, Ch. 13*

Dec. 11: at Jaguars, 1, Ch. 13

Dec. 17: Cowboys, 8:20, NFLN*, TBD*

Dec. 24: at Panthers, 1, Ch. 13

Jan. 1: at Falcons, 1, Ch. 13

* Broadcast subject to NFL blackout rules

Deja vu of the day

While the prolonged lockout made for fewer team-organized workouts, T Donald Penn was quick to point out he's used to a more condensed offseason. "I did the same thing I did the last two years when I held out," Penn said, smiling. "It was normal to me. So I'm walking into it like, 'I'm used to this.' "











Tampa Bay Bucs: DT Gerald McCoy hams it up in reporting role, offers insight to new RB Mossis Madu; deja vu for T Donald Penn 07/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2011 9:48pm]
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