Tampa, FL-- Bucs' Head Coach Raheem Morris said it was a good day, for the 77 players who reported for a weekend mini-camp. The 77 are drafted rookies, free agents, and players invited for tryouts.
The only injury reported was to 4th-round draft choice Mike Williams, from Syracuse. He left the workout early, with cramps. He had to be given an IV. Morris blamed it on the hot weather, which is affecting a lot of players who aren't used to the Florida heat.
First-round draft choice, Gerald McCoy from Oklahoma, said he was pleased with his first day. He wasn't confused by any of the new technology, saying it was quite similar to the defense he played in at Oklahoma.
"It was a little faster-paced than college," said McCoy. "But otherwise I thought I did pretty good. They threw a few new things at me, but I picked it up the first time, and then I was rolling."
Second-round pick Brian Price, also a defensive tackle, but from UCLA, said the first day transition wasn't too bad. He'll be playing a new position with the Bucs, nose tackle.
"I'll have to get used to that," said Price. "I expect more double teams. But so far, I love playing next to Gerald McCoy. And I'm honored to be wearing a Bucs' uniform."
The Bucs will work out Saturday and Sunday, at One Buc Place, but the workouts are closed to the public.