No Pressure On Louis MurphyApril 23rd, 2014
When the pride of Lakewood High School, wide receiver Louis Murphy, was signed by the Bucs during free agency, it seemed like a smart move. Bring in a seasoned veteran who was still young who had starting experience. Great addition of depth.
Then came the trade of No. 2 wide receiver mattress-in-the-front-yard, stripper-pole-in-the-living-room (allegedly), blade-in-the-thigh wide receiver Mike Williams to Buffalo.
Suddenly, Murphy went from depth to, if there was a depth chart available for the first day of voluntary minicamp, being the Bucs’ No. 2 receiver.
Murphy just smiled when Joe mentioned this to him yesterday at One Buc Palace. Murphy confessed being potentially the No. 2 receiver is the furthest thing from his mind right now.
“I am just going in, keeping my head to the ground and focusing and trying to learn this playbook and going out there and make plays,” Murphy said.
In a lot of ways, Murphy is living the dream. The Bucs were his team growing up in St. Petersburg and he seemed as if he had to pinch himself that he was in the same locker room as his boyhood heroes.
When asked who his favorite Bucs players were as a young lad, Murphy laughed and just about rattled off every guy on the roster of the Super Bowl XXXVII champions.