Day 1 of Bucs Training Camp 2013 ran smoothly. The second year for Bucs head coach Greg Schiano brings a new level of confidence. The culture established, the tone set -- players know what to expect.
Second-year safety Mark Barron says he's a lot more comfortable.
"The guys that have been here and that were here last year, they're pretty comfortable with it. We got some guys still trying to adjust, but for the most part, everybody's confident. We're ready to get better as a team."
Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood has a solid grasp of the offense too.
"Another year in this offense, it definitely helps your confidence. You're more familiar with what Josh wants, what the offensive coordinator wants, so it's just being familiar with the offense that really helps."
Rookie cornerback Jonathan Banks appreciates the week of orientation leading up to the full squad of 90 players in camp.
"I really got a good understanding of the defense now. That was big for us."
Was Banks nervous at all? "No, I wasn't nervous at all... never nervous."
Veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis admits he was nervous. He had trouble sleeping on the eve of training camp.
"I think it's just you know being anxious, the butterflies for the first day of practice to get back out there... you know not really knowing what the outcome's gonna be."
Revis was able to practice for the first time since his ACL knee surgery last fall.
"I felt fine. I think the biggest thing [was] just trying to dust the cobwebs off and get out there."
Bucs fans cheered loudest for wide receiver Mike Williams' one-hand grab of a Josh Freeman deep pass.
Mike took it all in stride: "I don't know why they're screaming, it was supposed to be a catch."
The Bucs consider this their first successful step in the process this team trusts will take them all the way to the Super Bowl.
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