Tommy Streeter Came To Play

July 27th, 2014
Bucs WR Tommy Streeter made a big-time splash in practice Saturday.

WR Tommy Streeter made a big-time splash in practice Saturday.

Aside from the crazy play made by running back Jeff Demps Saturday, the biggest play of the day came from wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The former Miami Hurricanes stud was drafted by the Baltimore Crows in 2012 and after struggling with a bum food, released not quite a year ago.

Streeter was signed by the Bucs in January and fits the part of the “Dunkaneers,” at 6-5 with wheels. He displayed those moves yesterday that, at least for a day, has put him in the running for a roster spot.

Streeter ran up the left sideline and was doubled-covered by both Rashaan Melvin and Mycal Swaim. As Streeter reached about the 12-yard line, he hauled in an absolute bomb from Cannon Glennon, damn near 50-yards long. After Streeter hauled in the pass, he appeared blocked from the goal line by Melvin and Swaim. Then he put a move on the two so good, that Melvin twisted his ankle and hit the grass and Swaim, too, was juked out of his jock, also falling to the turf.

Streeter just jogged into the end zone from there as if he was chilling at a shopping center.

After practice, Streeter downplayed the play.

“I have to use the speed that God gave me and go up and get the ball on that play,” Streeter told Joe. “We have a great corps of wide receivers. A lot of guys could make that play. I was just fortunate enough to be out there.”

Later, Josh McCown fired through triple coverage to thread the needle to Streeter along the right sideline, where he danced just enough to get both feet inbounds before falling out of bounds.

Streeter admits he learned a lot in his brief time with the Crows. One thing he is trying to learn is upper body control.

“The thing for me being a tall wide receiver is pad level,” Streeter said. “A lot of times, you can tip off your route being such a tall guy running high. Once you drop your weight, defenders know you are breaking. That is something I have to continuously work on. There is always something to work on whether it is in the classroom or out here on the practice field.”

Streeter admitted that at least on paper, he is a perfect fit for the “Dunkaneers.”

“There is talent level and skill sets of all kinds [on the roster],” Streeter said. “A lot of guys can do different things. We have small guys and big guys. We have some King Kongs out there. We have height. It is rare you find the combination of height and speed but we have big guys who are fast at the same time.”

For more of Streeters, click on the red arrow below from Joe’s co-conspirators at WDAE-AM 620.

14 Responses to “Tommy Streeter Came To Play”

  1. Bucfever40 Says:

    Streeter could be one of those diamonds in the rough, I hope if he doesn’t make the roster that he doesn’t get swooped up by another team, he’d make a great practice squad player at the very least.

  2. Rob Says:

    “The pass was everything”

    Sincerely,

    Every member of MGM

  3. INDYbucsfan Says:

    God wouldn’t it be nice if he were our #4 receiver but had #2-3 potential!
    Good luck dude.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    At that height Streeter probably does’nt weigh much over 200 pounds. Sounds like a definite keeper. Man, all these players sure sound like the Bucs have upgraded their receiving group big time.

  5. lurch Says:

    In no specific order
    WR: Jackson, Evans, Herron, Streeter, Owusu, Demps
    TE: ASJ, Wright, Myers
    RB: Martin, James, Sims

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    It would really help this football team if some guy like Streeter, who aren’t on anyone’s preseason radar, to perform really, really well and add depth to this Buccaneer roster.

    It would be especially good for a “Streeter-like” breakout by some offensive line backup.

  7. Pawel Says:

    Joe, how many years do you think VJ can play for us?

  8. biff barker Says:

    The bubble bunch IMO.

    Streeter, Owusu, James, Rainey, Gorrer, Melvin, Bowers, Means and Sutton are all guys who need a huge camp.

    These guys should find a home elsewhere if they don’t make the team.

  9. Joe Says:

    Joe, how many years do you think VJ can play for us?

    Just a hunch, three, unless his dropsies get worse. Hard to cough up the cash he is getting if his ball security worsens.

  10. BUC4LIFE79 Says:

    Sounds gr8 but so does EVERY good to gr8 play made in training camp…i”ll believe Mr. Streeter came to “play” if and when he shows up come that first game of the actual season…until then it’s all eye candy fillers.

  11. Back, From Davie Jones Locker Says:

    Streeter has been my dark horse to make the Team.
    At one point- this guy was good, with a mile high ceiling of potential.
    And he would fit no place, better than he would here.

  12. Brandon Says:

    Rob Says:

    July 27th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    “The pass was everything”

    Sincerely,

    Every member of MGM

    —————–
    Every-once-in-a-while even a blind squirrel finds a nut.

  13. mpmalloy Says:

    MGM Powers activate!
    Form of a Cannon!!

  14. teacherman777 Says:

    I love having a third 6-5 WR on the team in case VJ or Evans gets hurt.

    5 WR Set

    60 seconds left

    40 yards to go.

    Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, Seferian-Jenkins, Tim Wright, and Streeter

    Seriously?

    How can anyone match up with that????

 
 

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