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Observations from Day 1 of Buccaneers minicamp

Chris Weinke, Director of the IMG Academy football program, works with Tampa Bay Bucs QB Josh Freeman

News and notes from Day 1 of 3 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers minicamp at IMG Academy:

* It has to say something about the leadership of Josh Freeman, who led the organization of the camp, that 40-50 Bucs voluntarily showed up for workouts. And not just skill players, but many on the OL and DL, including Gerald McCoy and Adrian Clayborn.

* Speaking of McCoy and Clayborn, even though McCoy is only in his second season, he's already put himself into a leadership role. Several times during drills, he worked with Clayborn on technique and positioning. Clayborn, for his part, looked very keen on learning.

* Maurice Stovall hasn't let the offseason and lockout affect him physically. He looked lean and strong.

* Fellow receiver Michael Spurlock also looked sharp, showing off his speed and agility throughout drills and 7-on-7s.

* Best rivalry of the day: Kellen Winslow vs. Adam Hayward. Anytime the offense caught a ball during 7-on-7s -- especially over the middle -- Winslow made sure to let Hayward know. When Winslow caught a comeback over the middle in front of Hayward, the linebacker accused of pushing off.

"If that's how we're going to get out here," said Hayward very jokingly "we'll start playing like that."

* Most impressive drill of the day: Defensive line drills. Showed ridiculous strength and power.

* Aqib Talib appeared to be in good spirits. He was even better at ducking around media, deferring to other teammates when media asked for interviews as he ran from the field to the IMG Academy football program offices.

* Josh Johnson has an ease and fluidity to his throwing motion -- not to mention ridiculous velocity -- that can only be fully appreciated in person.

* Arrelious Benn, still recovering from a knee injury, jumped in and out of drills, but seemed on his way to full health.

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