Robert Herron Not Resting

June 12th, 2014
Buccaneers WR Robert Herron grabs a pass in front of CB Rashaan Melvin.

Buccaneers WR Robert Herron grabs a minicamp pass in front of CB Rashaan Melvin.

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.”

16 Responses to “Robert Herron Not Resting”

  1. Atlanta Buc Says:

    Have to say V. Jack one of our best free agent pickups! Good leader, teammate and citizen as well. Also read scouting bio on the little Herron speedster; said he was banged up quite a bit in college and it also said he tended to shy away from contact, so I hope he can catch it, when the pads come on and the bullets are flying.

  2. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    (Beep, beep) the sound opposing DB’s will hear before the Roadrunner blows past them?

  3. Louis Friend Says:

    He’s a human highlight film from his time at Wyoming. The report on him shying away from contact never showed up anywhere else from what I’ve seen of him. But if his QB is setting him up to get killed over the middle, that might be a good reason to avoid contact. Sometimes it’s a business decision (to borrow a quote from Ricky Waters of the Eagles, who avoided being laid out by John Lynch by ducking instead of attempting a reception), lol.

  4. Snook Says:

    Best ever FA pickups by Bucs:

    1. Hardy
    2. VJ

  5. Snook Says:

    3. Rice

  6. biff barker Says:

    Not to hijack but Rice, Brad “the Bull” Johnson, Keenan McCardell, J. Jerevicious , Roman Oben all deserve mention too.

    On to Herron, I think he’s a lock. He brings a skillset similar to Tavon Austin but 5 rounds later. Demps may be the odd man out.

  7. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Brad Johnson

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    If we just had a few more peices on the o line…… I think we could get in that 9-7 range. Its hard to learn a new system and we have had heaps of turn over.

  9. Louis Friend Says:

    DestinJohnny – I wish 9-7 would happen, but they play what looks like a brutal schedule this year. This offense may not look quite as good once the metal meets the road. You’re right, it’s hard to learn a new system – even harder when the Rams or Panther’s defensive lines are turning your QB into a human pretzel.

    Following that are 3 road games – and none of them are remotely easy. This team could be 0-5 and still be playing pretty well. Early on, we’re going to have to keep our expectations in check.

  10. Buc the Haters Says:

    5. Joey Galloway

  11. Nick H Says:

    1. Simeon

  12. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    @ Louis Friend

    “This team could be 0-5 and still be playing pretty well.”

    Better hope not, that was the pretty much the same recipe that doomed Schiano and opened the door for Lovie to step back into a HC roll. Would suck to witness another year of close loses and hot seat talks so soon

  13. Destinjohnny Says:

    If we can win 2 of our first 4 games it could get interesting.

  14. teacherman777 Says:

    God loves underdoggs.- Jesus Junior

  15. Louis Friend Says:

    @ Buc the Haters

    We traded Keshawn for Galloway, so he wasn’t a FA

  16. Louis Friend Says:

    @ toesontheline

    Hope is a great thing, until reality slaps you in the face. I’m hoping they start well, but I’m not sure the Lovie era is going to take off with a bang. It may take most of the season to get everything jelled enough to play consistent winning football.

    There are a lot of fans with extreme expectations that could be looking for the Skyway bridge by October.

 
 

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