“I keep telling him I’m not one of those receivers he’s been checking,” Williams said with a smile following Wednesday’s practice. “Darrelle said he’s been going against the best, and I told him, ‘If the ball’s in the air, I’m going to get it.’ We keep arguing every day.
“I can’t wait to go against a guy of that caliber. He can get me better.’’
Jackson, who led the NFL by averaging 19.2 yards per catch in his first year with the Bucs, predicted Revis would be a “great leader’’ this fall, on and off the field.
“Our organization has done a great job in the offseason the last couple of years, bringing in key pieces that we need,’’ said Jackson, who was signed as a 2012 free agent from San Diego.
“Darrelle and (safety)
Ready to rumble Year 2 of the
“We’ll give (the rookies) a break,” Schiano said. “Everybody needs to take a break.”
As for the mindset heading into the second year of the Schiano regime, the coach suggested veterans talk to rookies and vice versa.
“If you are an established pro, you know what you need to do — you’ve been through one of our training camps,” Schiano said. “The rookies, they don’t know what to expect, and I hope that the veterans will explain to them how it’s going to be. One of the things different here from a lot of places is that you have to deal with these elements (heat).
“You have to get ready to play and win, and (the heat) is no excuse. I don’t want to hear about it.”
Signed and sealed The Bucs completed the task of signing all of their 2013 draft picks by reaching agreement with former North Carolina State QB
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Glennon is a third-round pick who adds depth behind Freeman and veteran backup
“Glennon looks good,” Jackson said. “The kid is sharp and cerebral. This is a system that takes some time to get used to, but he is handling it well. We are throwing a lot at him, and he is soaking it in.”
Opportunity knocks Heading into his fourth pro season,
Already established as an outstanding special teams player, Watson is competing for a starting job at strongside linebacker, where veteran
“I’ve learned that things may not always go the way you want, but your time will come,’’ said Watson, a former Florida State standout who blocked two punts in 2012.
“I have an opportunity, and I’m going to try and make the best of it.’’