Sammie Stroughter To Have Banner Year

September 6th, 2010

For anyone who went to a preseason game at the CITS or drove by the CITS in recent weeks, it’s easy to see the players the Bucs were trying to market to fans.

Giant banners, or posters if you will, hung outside the stadium displaying the top Bucs fans would want to shell their hard-earned dollars for to see.

One of those banners displayed Clifton “Peanut” Smith who was cut this weekend.

Uh, oh.

Have no fear though! The marketing gurus at One Buc Palace have come up with a solution: Sammie Stroughter will replace Smith, so writes good guy Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.

It will be a banner season for Bucs receiver Sammie Stroughter.

The image of the second-year pro from Oregon State will replace the one in the southeast corner of Raymond James Stadium of running back Clifton Smith, who was released Sunday.

While Stroughter is likely to start at receiver and is a rising player for the Bucs, his resume includes just 31 receptions for 334 yards and one touchdown.

A solid choice if Joe may say so.  Stroughter is the kind of guy Bucs fans can wrap their arms around. He battled through depression in college so severe it nearly wreck his college playing days (and thus, his professional future). Taken in the seventh round last year, Stroughter was the steal of the Bucs’ draft.

Smart move, Bucs.

6 Responses to “Sammie Stroughter To Have Banner Year”

  1. TJ Says:

    just realesed reggie brown and the punter we drafted

  2. Earl Says:


  3. eric Says:

    When guys who catch about 300 yards worth of passes are on the big banners…………………………….pretty sad indeed.

  4. Patrick Says:


    Agreed. I mean I like Stroughter, but yeah I know what you mean. 300 yards and 1 TD is only good considering he was a 7th round pick. If he been drafted higher, in the 4th 3rd or 2nd round, those would’ve been bad stats.

    We’re really walking on eggshells by relying on two rookies and a 7th rounder from last years draft to help solve our receiving issues. They should’ve brought a veteran receiver in here to give Freeman a reliable target while the guys are developing and until they DESERVE to start.

  5. jarrett Says:

    patrick im pretty sure mike williiams deserves to start, but im also sure stroughter should not be on any banners yet.

  6. Ed Says:

    i wonder who else is on banners at ray jay, better not be sabby the goat..