Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
Throughout the day, my e-mail fills up with a lot of things that don’t quite qualify to stand alone as items on this blog. But I’ve got a lot of them today, so I’m going to throw them all together and give you some quick odds and ends.
It’s been suggest many places before that Tampa Bay tight end Kellen Winslow marches to a different drummer. We got a new example of that Thursday when Winslow came out to practice in full pads while the rest of the Bucs didn’t. “Kellen is a full-pad guy,’’ coach Raheem Morris said.” He wants to be as ready as he can be for Sunday. Sometimes, we've got some players, they feel things and they've got a natural progression of things. He wants to get used to Florida and he wants to embrace the heat. He may be buying into what I say a little too much.’’
Yeah, Winslow did go to college at Miami and has only been working out in 95-degree weather in Tampa every day since July.
Officially, the Bucs listed E.J. Biggers, John Gilmore, Adam Heyward and Kyle Moore as the guys who did not practice. More significantly, starting receivers Michael Clayton and Antonio Bryant were listed as being limited in practice.
In a radio interview, Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff admitted he’s tired of hearing about the Falcons never having back-to-back winning seasons. Here’s a thought: Go out and do it.