After tough start to training camp, welcome day off for Bucs players

Published: July 31st, 2012
By Bucs Beat Feed

The Bucs are taking a welcome break from the searing Florida sun today, enjoying a day off from training camp in accordance with the lighter schedule mandated by the collective bargaining agreement.

When the CBA was agreed to last year, it included required days off during camp and five total days off during camp and the preseason. The Bucs certainly aren't opposed to it, not after four straight days of grueling practices, the past two in full pads. Their days also include hours on end in meeting rooms. Players are spending up to 14 hours per day at One Buc Place under coach Greg Schiano's schedule.

So, the break is not only physical, but mental, too.

Tampa Bay gets back to work on Wednesday with a practice open to the public. They'll go hard for four straight days, capped with Saturday night's intrasquad scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium, then enjoy another day off on Sunday.