Roy Miller Screams Leader

April 29th, 2009

Roy Miller's blog entries reveal a man deeply committed to the community

New Bucs defensive tackle Roy Miller has leader written all over him. Joe is impressed.

The third round pick and Unversity of Texas captain is one of the leadership injections Mark Dominik tried to give the Bucs in the NFL Draft. (Later, Joe will have Dominik’s Tuesday comments about leadership).

Below is an excerpt of one of Miller’s recent blog entries for

It seems like the dates of the past were here just yesterday. Get around old friends if you don’t believe me. It is very therapeutic to reflect on the glory days of the past. Our pasts are very important. Older people say “back in my day,” no different from the parent watching the baby videos of their teenage children to give them that glimpse of hope towards the future.

Life is based off of choices we make. The decision to hurt another person is one that could dramatically change a life possibly by putting one in confinement for the rest of their life.

As T.D. Jakes says, “The worst thing you can do in life is be stagnant. You must choose to continue writing your history.

 I’ve been told that the greatest sin in the world is wasted talent. Remaining stagnant on the idea of mediocrity when you have the ability to be the world’s greatest Dad is the worst thing in life to do.

I challenge you to cut your computer time or whatever it is that consumes a majority of your time in half today and use that time to do something special for someone’s life. I promise to do the same. When our life is over, what do we look back and say?

Choose to take control of the history book, pick up your pen and write your own stories of life which are the only things you leave behind when you die. One kid says, “That man took me out to lunch at a very nice restaurant. From that day on I decided I wanted to take my whole family to the same restaurant. Eventually I became a doctor and did so.”

Some say I have the opportunity to do more because I may be a professional football player, reality is that if you put every professional athlete to work at this, we still won’t be able to reach every child, or anyone in need of help. Every parent of a child knows that the opportunity to be a young one’s hero does not take much but time and love.

Let’s not make any excuses. That coach deep down inside me wants to see others reach their full potential. Someone needs me and I am about to find that person.

The more Joe studies Miller the more he likes him. Let’s hope Miller can manhandle offensive guards the way he seems to have seized control of his life.

2 Responses to “Roy Miller Screams Leader”

  1. MTM Says:

    The Buc’s need this type of guy right now. The defense needs a leader. Someone to add some swagger back to the defense. I welcome this guy.

  2. Danbucsfan Says:

    This guy is going to be an impact player for the defense from day one.

    Good draft choice!!