Bucs CB Davis Very Impressed Already By New WRs


Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis III has at all times been one which likes to go up in opposition to one of the best of one of the best. That makes coaching camp a pleasure for him when he performs in opposition to the expertise that the Bucs have at receiver.

Davis will get a brand new problem this camp with two new additions to the group. Julio Jones has been a well-liked determine within the NFL. Now he’s seeking to seize a championship ring earlier than his profession is over. Russell Gage is an up and coming receiver that may play a pivotal function within the Bucs’ offense.

In per week of observe already, Davis has been wildly impressed by each as he watches them on daily basis. He even sees bits and items of his different teammates within the two.

“[He’s still the] similar man,” Davis mentioned of Jones. “Nonetheless a freak, large, appears to be like like a good finish, runs like Scotty [Miller], and stops on the dime like Jaelon Darden, so it’s like the entire bundle. He’s bringing again reminiscences of enjoying him in Atlanta earlier than he was damage. It was a troublesome match-up, however having him on our workforce, having the ability to compete with him, going to struggle with him this upcoming season – it’s thrilling for me.

“I at all times love a very good competitors in observe that will get me prepared for the season. So including him to the combo on high of the expertise we already had is simply wonderful. It’s enjoyable. It’s enjoyable to come back to observe and go in opposition to three or 4 Corridor of Famers on a regular basis and realizing that when you can win right here, you’ll be able to win wherever.”

Gage is a barely completely different receiver than Jones. However nonetheless has all of the traits to be a fantastic receiver on this NFL.

“He’s so shifty,” Davis mentioned of Gage. “His releases – it’s so loopy. He’s underrated, however that man is an issue in relation to recreation planning and understanding your leverage as a result of he performs within the slot. And that place specifically is a quarterback’s favourite go-to simply because it’s so shut and so handy. He’s a man who likes to win – he wins. And that’s one factor about him, he desires to win each rep and going up in opposition to him in observe, man, I acquired to say it, this receiver group that now we have now has simply been enjoyable simply to go up in opposition to on daily basis. You by no means know what you’re going to get.

The Expertise Doesn’t Cease For Bucs WRs

Davis was extraordinarily complimentary of your complete extensive receiver room. It’ll solely make for higher competitors this coaching camp.

“You bought [Jaelon Darden], Mike [Evans], you bought Julio [Jones], Chris [Godwin] coming again, you bought Tyler [Johnson] – you simply acquired so many various guys who can accomplish that many various issues effectively – Scotty [Miller], you realize – at any given second somebody may take the highest off the protection or they might simply beat you with pace. So, it’s nice for me as a nook to only get that total look from all people, from the pace to the ability and [Gage is] one man that brings the shiftiness and the subtleness and the quickness to it and I really like competing in opposition to him.”

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