Robert Herron Not RestingJune 12th, 2014
If there is a rookie — aside from Godzilla Evans, of course — who could do more than crack the final 53-man roster, it might be speedy Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron.
Although he is only 5-9, Herron has Road Runner-like wheels with 4.3-speed in the 40-yard dash and simply pulls away from corners when running crossing patterns.
We all know that Bucs coach Lovie Smith craves speed and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford wants to get the ball to speed guys in space, so those qualities seem to work in Herron’s favor.
But that doesn’t mean Herron is taking it easy in minicamp.
“I still have a long way to go,” Herron said. “But you just come out here and play football and get better every day. I feel like I need to work on everything [like] routes. I need to be more detailed in my routes. Everyone can work on their hands as a receiver.”
Joe also noticed Herron returning kicks yesterday, but none of the Bucs who fielded kickoffs really stood out.
What is sticking out to Joe is how veterans are helping the rookies so much. Oh, this happened under former Bucs commander Greg Schiano, too. Younger corners couldn’t stay away from Darrelle Revis spreading his knowledge. And Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron seemed to have had an umbilical cord between them.
But this spring, it seems that mentality has spread from the secondary to all over the team. Vincent Jackson has been sort of a big brother to Herron, and Evans as well.
“Vincent Jackson is a great pro,” Herron said. “You ask him anything and he will tell you. That’s why he is a great pro. Just looking at him with that pro attitude, looking to do anything to help out the team: Be here everyday and be prepared to work.”