This Bear, like his Chicago namesakes, are resting before July's Camps start.

Last Month is always the hardest with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football

This Bear, like his Chicago namesakes, are resting before July's Camps start.

This Bear, like his Chicago namesakes, are resting before July’s Camps start.

No one will blame you if you fall asleep!

In fact…shhhh….several of us are already.

Its the dead month in the NFL, the last month before NFL camps open. The Bucs will report July 24th and start practicing July 25th. Starting with the 24th, every day there is something Tampa Bay Buccaneer to talk about.

For now? People are reaching for stuff. The few ‘in’ folks will interview players, if they can get ahold of them. Because while we jones for NFL football, players are enjoying the one time of the year that their ancestors enjoyed from March!

Back in the day, the NFL offseason was exactly that…OFF time for players. But then something happened in the early 90s…free agency. Players starting coming to camp all ready to go. Before that, training camp was exactly that…time to get your players back into football shape.

If they don’t report in football shape now, they’re doomed. Guys like Jerry Rice developed excellent offseason workout programs designed to keep them in shape so when they reported for camp, they could go right to the nitty gritty!

Today, players get this time from the last OTAs till camp, which this year is even shorter due to the NFL moving the draft backwards a month. So don’t blame the NFL guy if he doesn’t want to do an interview, this month is his weekend. Only he doesn’t get to enjoy Sundays like we do!

Or does he?

Nick

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Fanatical Bucs follower since the 1979 season- and proud owner of over 650 Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on DVD going back to 1977. Blogger and historian for all things Bucs.

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