Downfield ThrowingMay 9th, 2014
Last night, for a brief moment, Joe thought uber wide receiver Sammie Watkins would be falling to the Bucs. That would have been a chance Joe never would have predicted.
But it didn’t happen. Buffalo traded up and snagged him. And the Bucs got their target, Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.
Bucs general manager Jason Licht explained the difference between Watkins and Evans.
“They were very similar but they were different at the same time,” Licht said. “You had one guy that’s a run-after-catch, very explosive speed guy, and you have one guy that is a down the field, throw up the ball, 50-50, and he’s going to come down with most of them – I’m talking about contested catches. His skill set we felt was perfect for us.”
Well, here is a peek at what Jeff Tedford’s offense will be: shots downfield.
Where have we heard that before, a desire to “take shots downfield?” Joe recalls the halcyon Byron Leftwich era.