Louis Murphy’s Secret Red Eyeball Change

June 12th, 2014

LouisMurphyYes, there are standouts in spring underwear football, but it’s really limited to skill positions guys who can show off their abilities without hitting anyone and violating NFL rules.

New Bucs wide receiver Louis Murphy is one of those guys. The veteran Florida Gator looks like a true No. 1 wideout at times.

Joe says that to illustrate the talent level in Murphy. His speed is evident. He’s got size. And he makes his share of elite-body-control catches. He earns the proverbial “looks great.”

None of this means too much, though. Murphy, at best, if he makes the roster, will be a backup to Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans with another receiver taking on slot duties. In an offense that likely will use two tight ends often, Joe doesn’t expect Murphy to be a game-changer this season. But it would be darn nice for a change to have a guy on the bench with the talent Murphy is flashing in practice. Plus, he’s got experience, 121 catches in five seasons for three teams.

There’s also something new going on with Murphy, and he’s trying to keep it as secret as the Jeff Tedford playbook. Murphy has been wearing red contact lenses on most days, giving him an eerie look.

He was pressed for details yesterday, and Murphy fought off those questions, only saying that it’s a medical –not vanity — thing and it’s been helping him immensely. Simply put, Murphy can see better.

Surely, Murphy could see before, but even slightly better vision could do wonders for a receiver’s confidence and production. An optimist might say Murphy, who says he’s faster than Jeff Demps, is poised for a breakout season.

25 Responses to “Louis Murphy’s Secret Red Eyeball Change”

  1. John23 Says:

    I am intrigued red lense what exactly is the advantage ?

  2. Diehard_Bob Says:

    Knowing Roger Goodell he will probably consider them a “performance enhancer” and suspend him for a couple games. ;-)

  3. SteveK Says:

    Does he have stripper poles in his house and mattresses in the front yard?

    Happy to have one less ass hat on the team.

  4. Buc The World Says:

    Could possibly help with glare from the sun…?

  5. Buc The World Says:

    Sensitivity to sunlight

  6. Chef Paul Says:

    Maybe he’s color blind. Color blind glasses are red. Most color blind people cant see either red or green.

  7. BoJim Says:

    He needs to wear some Marilyn Manson contacts. Creep the DB’s out.

  8. robert8 Says:

    had to put my google skills to work.

    “Colored contact lenses may also help some people see differences between colors.”

    might he be a little colorblind and finally found the answer?

    cool stuff though. guy sounds awesome

  9. Macabee Says:

    That’s great that Murphy is home and looks to be a #3 WR for the Bucs. Perhaps the red lenses helps him to see better, they can’t make him run any faster. Come on Murph, I love ya man but…..errr you’re not faster than Demps!

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    For fun, I think the Bucs should line up Murphy, Herron, Demps, and anyone else mak7ng the claim of being fastest, for a 40 yard sprint to end OTAs.

  11. That Guy Says:

    Murph was always a very reliable receiver in college at UF. He was just always overshadowed by the flashier guys like Percy Harvin.

  12. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Funny that we now have Jeff Demps And Louis Murphy on the team. Two of the guys that helped make Tim Tebow

  13. biff barker Says:

    With all the speedy guys who can catch the ball, Murphy, Owusu, and Herron, how does Demps make the roster?

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    ” how does Demps make the roster?”

    As a hybrid. Isn’t he the only one out of that group who actually played at running back. He can come out of the backfield on a swing and if he’s got a sliver of daylight take it to the House.

    When was the last time we had a deep threat. MW and VJax were leapers not speedsters.

    The last time I remember getting this excited about speedy receivers was when we had Joey Galloway. Loved that dude. Even on the backside of his career he could still fly. I LOVE speed. “I feel the need for speed.”

  15. Buccanole Says:

    Louis Murphy sucks

  16. Wombat Says:

    Jackson = Jackson
    Evans > Williams
    Murphy > Underwood
    Wright > Wright (a year under his belt at the position has to be huge!)
    Seferian/Jenkins > Stocker/Crabtree
    Myers > the rest

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Macabee Says
    “Come on Murph, I love ya man but…..errr you’re not faster than Demps!”

    BamBamBuc Says
    “For fun, I think the Bucs should line up Murphy, Herron, Demps, and anyone else mak7ng the claim of being fastest, for a 40 yard sprint…”

    I think they should line all the fastest guys up and tell Glennon to throw deep. Aw, he’d probably still overthrow them. After all, having a cannon means everything. Having accuracy does not ;)

  18. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon could knock the eyelashes off of a mannequin at 40 yards without knocking it down.

  19. Louis Friend Says:

    Glennon had to register as a firearm with the state of Florida.

    As a kid on a paperboy route, he destroyed his entire neighborhood in one delivery.

    Glennon’s dog disappeared during a game of fetch when Mike threw the ball over the horizon.

    NASA is investigating using Mike Glennon to launch rockets into space. He’ll be more accurate and they’ll save on fuel.

  20. BoJim Says:

    Bunzeye. Your obsession with Glennon is a little disturbing. Do have to put a sock on your wiener at night just thinking about him?

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    My wife as reddish driving glasses. The really aren’t sun glasses like my Ray Bans. They don’t darken things.

    But when I put them on…WOW!!! Things just seem to “pop” out more…

    Maybe that what they do for Murphy: make the ball pop out from the background…

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Kyle vanden Bosch (sp?) the old DL from the lions wore those same red contact lenses during games for better vision. Can’t remember the name of the medical reason tho.

  23. Bucfan40 Says:

    It’s for color blindness. Im colorblind as well and the idea behind the contacts is that they change the wavelength that your eye “sees”. Like a filter. This probably helps the ball stick out more from the background amongst other things.

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    @Bucfan40
    “It’s for color blindness. Im colorblind as well and the idea behind the contacts is that they change the wavelength that your eye “sees”. Like a filter. This probably helps the ball stick out more from the background amongst other things.”
    ==============

    I’m not colorblind and those rose-colored lenses of my wife’s driving glasses really make things pop…

    They do act like a filter for blue wavelengths allowing for brighter colors to be seen.

  25. bornandRAYSed Says:

    Nike makes, or at least use to when I played college baseball 7 years ago, red contact lenses that would help see the ball better.

 
 

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