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Post by Coloraggie » August 10th, 2022, 3:44 pm

Great website for the Buccaneers called JoeBucsFan details every play in each practice. Yesterday Tampa Bay was doing drills with Miami. This is the last play practice #12 against Miami yesterday:

* Brady finds Deven Thompkins medium down the left side and Thompkins turns on the jets and is gone. Seems like these smurf receivers of the Bucs are able to burn the Dolphins defense with YAC.

Unfortunately on the 11th practice Thompkins dropped a pass.

From Practice 8: * Gabbert to Deven Thompkins who makes a nice catch while keeping both feet inbounds as he falls over the left sideline. AND * Thompkins gets a rep with the first team and Brady finds him over the middle. A good quarterback makes lesser players look better some say.

Joe thinks Thompkins is in competition to make the roster or at least to be on the practice squad.
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Re: Thompkins

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » August 11th, 2022, 4:19 am

Coloraggie wrote:
August 10th, 2022, 3:44 pm
Great website for the Buccaneers called JoeBucsFan details every play in each practice. Yesterday Tampa Bay was doing drills with Miami. This is the last play practice #12 against Miami yesterday:

* Brady finds Deven Thompkins medium down the left side and Thompkins turns on the jets and is gone. Seems like these smurf receivers of the Bucs are able to burn the Dolphins defense with YAC.

Unfortunately on the 11th practice Thompkins dropped a pass.

From Practice 8: * Gabbert to Deven Thompkins who makes a nice catch while keeping both feet inbounds as he falls over the left sideline. AND * Thompkins gets a rep with the first team and Brady finds him over the middle. A good quarterback makes lesser players look better some say.

Joe thinks Thompkins is in competition to make the roster or at least to be on the practice squad.
Some may say that a good qb makes lesser players look better, but some are idiots. Those who think on higher planes realize that DT is making grandpa Tom look better.



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Re: Thompkins

Post by FloridaAggie13 » August 11th, 2022, 7:24 am

DT is getting good press here and is spoken highly of by the coaching staff.

Last year the Bucs had a ton of injuries to their receivers late in the season, leaving them depleted going into the playoffs and they are trying to guard against that this year. They've brought in a lot of receivers and just signed Julio Jones as their fourth WR.

Unfortunately, this means DT is competing with about four other receivers - some who are draft picks from 2019-2021, for two spots.

He's in a tough position.



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Re: Thompkins

Post by aggies22 » August 11th, 2022, 9:05 am

FloridaAggie13 wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:24 am
DT is getting good press here and is spoken highly of by the coaching staff.

Last year the Bucs had a ton of injuries to their receivers late in the season, leaving them depleted going into the playoffs and they are trying to guard against that this year. They've brought in a lot of receivers and just signed Julio Jones as their fourth WR.

Unfortunately, this means DT is competing with about four other receivers - some who are draft picks from 2019-2021, for two spots.

He's in a tough position.
But he being talked about more than the other three?
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Re: Thompkins

Post by Madmartigan » August 11th, 2022, 9:16 am

FloridaAggie13 wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:24 am
DT is getting good press here and is spoken highly of by the coaching staff.

Last year the Bucs had a ton of injuries to their receivers late in the season, leaving them depleted going into the playoffs and they are trying to guard against that this year. They've brought in a lot of receivers and just signed Julio Jones as their fourth WR.

Unfortunately, this means DT is competing with about four other receivers - some who are draft picks from 2019-2021, for two spots.

He's in a tough position.
90% of making an NFL roster as an UDFA is where you land. TB was probably the worst possible place for him to land in terms of the WR depth he's competing against.
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Re: Thompkins

Post by FloridaAggie13 » August 11th, 2022, 10:50 am

aggies22 wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 9:05 am
FloridaAggie13 wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:24 am
DT is getting good press here and is spoken highly of by the coaching staff.

Last year the Bucs had a ton of injuries to their receivers late in the season, leaving them depleted going into the playoffs and they are trying to guard against that this year. They've brought in a lot of receivers and just signed Julio Jones as their fourth WR.

Unfortunately, this means DT is competing with about four other receivers - some who are draft picks from 2019-2021, for two spots.

He's in a tough position.
But he being talked about more than the other three?
If I had some AI or ML capabilities, I could probably program an algorithm to determine this with certainty. Lacking those skills, I can only speculate anecdotally; it does seem he gets more mentions both in the press and by the coaches.

Plus, an argument could be made that he may be in favor as the rookie with untapped potential vs a three-year veteran who is still battling for a roster spot. They already know what the latter can or can't do.
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Post by frankiesaysrelax » August 11th, 2022, 12:11 pm

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Re: Thompkins

Post by Stockypoo2212 » August 11th, 2022, 12:45 pm

frankiesaysrelax wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 12:11 pm
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He made that look easy 👀👀
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Re: Thompkins

Post by Madmartigan » August 11th, 2022, 1:19 pm

Another thing that might be working against DT here is special teams. 5th or 6th receivers usually have to play on both coverage and return units. We know DT can be a capable returner of kicks and punts, but I don't know how well he could tackle on kickoffs or punts.



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Re: Thompkins

Post by USU78 » August 11th, 2022, 1:23 pm

Madmartigan wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 1:19 pm
Another thing that might be working against DT here is special teams. 5th or 6th receivers usually have to play on both coverage and return units. We know DT can be a capable returner of kicks and punts, but I don't know how well he could tackle on kickoffs or punts.
He was pretty aggressive playing defense on offense.
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Re: Thompkins

Post by brownjeans » August 11th, 2022, 1:39 pm

Stockypoo2212 wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 12:45 pm
frankiesaysrelax wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 12:11 pm
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He made that look easy 👀👀
Seriously. After he got by he was basically jogging while the other guy was running as hard as he could. Thompkins is fast - even for the NFL.
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Post by FeartheFro » August 11th, 2022, 1:45 pm

Man I’m gonna miss me some DT.


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Post by Roy McAvoy » August 11th, 2022, 4:49 pm

They wouldn’t post stuff like this if they thought he was getting cut, right?

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Re: Thompkins

Post by aggies22 » August 11th, 2022, 5:26 pm

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August 11th, 2022, 3:46 pm

Dude facemasks him, Deven fixes his helmet in mid-route and hauls in the touchdown. Crazy. I wish he would have hung around one more year just because I selfishly want to still see him kick some a$$ in Aggie blue and white.
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Post by CanofShiz » August 11th, 2022, 6:11 pm

If DT gets cut he will be on another roster by the end of the day.
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Re: Thompkins

Post by FloridaAggie13 » August 11th, 2022, 7:47 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 4:49 pm
They wouldn’t post stuff like this if they thought he was getting cut, right?

Who knows? Hopefully, the marketing team asked the coaches which play(s) impressed them the most that day and that's why DT ended up with his video.



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Re: Thompkins

Post by FeartheFro » August 11th, 2022, 7:54 pm

They could be doing it in an effort to showcase DT as they like the kids but have no room for him. They have to know other teams have him on their radar already and if he wasn’t on the teams radar, videos like this would put him there. I doubt this is the case. I also doubt it means he’s making the team. Probably boils sheen to DT making a great play, thus the video.


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Post by Naked Bull Rider » August 11th, 2022, 9:34 pm

CanofShiz wrote:
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If DT gets cut he will be on another roster by the end of the day.
I hope you’re right. The man deserves a real shot.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s on Belichick’s radar. He has a nose for speedy undersized receivers with great hands.
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Re: Thompkins

Post by FloridaAggie13 » August 12th, 2022, 11:11 am

FeartheFro wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:54 pm
They could be doing it in an effort to showcase DT as they like the kids but have no room for him. They have to know other teams have him on their radar already and if he wasn’t on the teams radar, videos like this would put him there. I doubt this is the case. I also doubt it means he’s making the team. Probably boils sheen to DT making a great play, thus the video.


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If they think he is good enough, but there just isn't room for him right now, they definitely don't want video of him getting out. They'd rather him stay under the radar so they can sign him to the practice squad.



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Re: Thompkins

Post by FeartheFro » August 12th, 2022, 11:26 am

FloridaAggie13 wrote:
FeartheFro wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:54 pm
They could be doing it in an effort to showcase DT as they like the kids but have no room for him. They have to know other teams have him on their radar already and if he wasn’t on the teams radar, videos like this would put him there. I doubt this is the case. I also doubt it means he’s making the team. Probably boils sheen to DT making a great play, thus the video.


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If they think he is good enough, but there just isn't room for him right now, they definitely don't want video of him getting out. They'd rather him stay under the radar so they can sign him to the practice squad.
That makes much more sense than the explanation I made up. I just want to see him playing on Sunday so bad that it hurts. I would have a hard time NOT cheering for him if he suited up for the Dallas Cowboys. He is such a special player.


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Post by OrangeCountyAggie » August 13th, 2022, 12:14 am

FeartheFro wrote:
August 12th, 2022, 11:26 am
FloridaAggie13 wrote:
FeartheFro wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:54 pm
They could be doing it in an effort to showcase DT as they like the kids but have no room for him. They have to know other teams have him on their radar already and if he wasn’t on the teams radar, videos like this would put him there. I doubt this is the case. I also doubt it means he’s making the team. Probably boils sheen to DT making a great play, thus the video.


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If they think he is good enough, but there just isn't room for him right now, they definitely don't want video of him getting out. They'd rather him stay under the radar so they can sign him to the practice squad.
That makes much more sense than the explanation I made up. I just want to see him playing on Sunday so bad that it hurts. I would have a hard time NOT cheering for him if he suited up for the Dallas Cowboys. He is such a special player.


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That's a tough one, I hate the Cowboys THAT much. I have a hard time rooting for Fred Warner on my 49ers but it would probably be more difficult rooting for anyone on the Cowpoops.



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Re: Thompkins

Post by Hoot » August 13th, 2022, 9:24 am

FeartheFro wrote:
August 12th, 2022, 11:26 am
FloridaAggie13 wrote:
FeartheFro wrote:
August 11th, 2022, 7:54 pm
They could be doing it in an effort to showcase DT as they like the kids but have no room for him. They have to know other teams have him on their radar already and if he wasn’t on the teams radar, videos like this would put him there. I doubt this is the case. I also doubt it means he’s making the team. Probably boils sheen to DT making a great play, thus the video.


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If they think he is good enough, but there just isn't room for him right now, they definitely don't want video of him getting out. They'd rather him stay under the radar so they can sign him to the practice squad.
That makes much more sense than the explanation I made up. I just want to see him playing on Sunday so bad that it hurts. I would have a hard time NOT cheering for him if he suited up for the Dallas Cowboys. He is such a special player.


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If the cowboys are wearing the throwback blues I could make this exception.



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