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, subtle swipe at former teammate Aqib Talib while praising the signing of veteran cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones ."I think it's great," Miller said Wednesday following the team's annual kickoff luncheon at team headquarters. "Somebody said we didn't have no dogs. I mean, we've got dogs. We've got dogs."That somebody was Talib, who told Sports Illustrated this summer he didn't believe the Broncos have been making the right personnel decisions since winning Super Bowl 50.Defensive lineman Malik Jackson and linebacker Danny Trevathan bolted in free agency that year. General manager John Elway waived safety T.J. Ward a year ago and this spring traded Talib to the Los Angeles Rams and waived running back C.J. Anderson."Maybe they should stop firing all the dogs," Talib told SI. "That team was full of dogs, and now they're all gone."Miller begs to differ .For one thing, he considers himself one. Same with rookie first-rounder Bradley Chubb and Jones Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hoodie
, the 12th-year pro who joined the team this week, a month shy of his 35th birthday."Having a guy like Adam is amazing," Miller said. "I've known Adam for a long time now in the league and to have him in the locker room, I'm super excited about it and it's going to be good."Talib will get to see for himself if the Broncos still have that edge when the Rams visit Denver on Oct. 14.Dirk Koetter commits to Ryan Fitzpatrick When the Buccaneers took the field for their first official training camp practice on Thursday morning, it was obvious that there won’t be a quarterback controversy while Jameis Winston sits out for the first three games of the season.35-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick, as expected, got reps with the first team offense. Ryan Griffin Customized Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys
, who has yet to see action in an NFL regular season game, got work with the second team. Winston, who can practice and play in the preseason before his suspension kicks in, mixed in with all three groups. After practice, head coach Dirk Koetter gave a very straightforward assessment of the quarterback situation, saying that Fitzpatrick will start and it would take “something that I can’t foresee right now” for Griffin to unseat him.Ever since the re-signing of Fitzpatrick, it was assumed that he would be the No. 2 behind Winston. Even still www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com
, there has been questions, at least among the fan base, about Griffin potentially taking that role if he has a strong preseason. Koetter shot that down, but was very complimentary of the 28-year-old:Griffin seemed to have a chance at winning the backup job during the 2017 preseason before going down with a shoulder injury. Koetter referred to him as a “veteran quarterback” on Thursday, which seems strange for someone who hasn’t taken a snap in the regular season. But it does make sense, considering the Tulane product has spent the last three seasons with the Bucs, all under the offensive direction of Koetter.Despite it already seeming like a foregone conclusion prior to Thursday Tampa Bay Buccaneers T-Shirt
, it was significant for Koetter to get this out of the way early. It’s already complicated enough to figure out how to split first team reps between two quarterbacks, so not having to entertain the idea of a third is a positive. Plus, it knocks out any possible distractions that can come with a quarterback controversy. The Bucs certainly have plenty of distractions to worry about already.