Most of the other teams in the steamy part of the country are going early or late (or to West Virginia) to avoid the heat.
But the Buccaneers are charging right into the teeth of it, practicing in the swelter of the afternoon.
According to JoeBucsFan.com, the heat index for today’s 1 p.m. practice is scheduled to hit 100 degrees.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith has talked about using the heat to play into their home field advantage this fall
, and most of their practices are scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Panthers are having most of their workouts in the morning, while the Saints headed to the mountains of West Virginia where the conditions are fall-like.
We’ll see if it works to Smith’s advantage this year, or whether his team is wiped out in camp and has little left for the regular season.