Payback Opportunity For Tiquan Underwood

November 4th, 2012

Back when the Bucs inexplicably cut Tiquan Underwood before opening day following a stellar preseason and training camp by Tampa Bay’s eventual No. 3 receiver, Underwood began pounding the pavement looking for work.

And the job search in September took him to Oakland, where the Raiders worked Underwood out and passed on him in favor of fellow journeyman receiver Derek Hagan.

Thank goodness the Raiders waved goodbye to Underwood.

Joe’s confident the Bucs offense wouldn’t be what it is today with Arrelious Benn soaking up Underwood’s snaps. Greg Schiano’s and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik’s bad call on Underwood became a correctable mistake when Underwood was re-signed during Week 3.

Joe has to think the competitive Underwood would love to stick it to the Raiders this afternoon, a little payback for keeping him unemployed and dragging his ass to the left coast for a tryout. This week, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said the Bucs’ offense was most impressive for the way it can pump the ball down the field in the passing game. Hopefully that will continue along with the Raiders continuing to underestimate Underwood’s ability.

7 Responses to “Payback Opportunity For Tiquan Underwood”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    I really like Underwood. I think he has potential. I know he’s a travelman WR but he’s a fan fav that does not underperform. He should be a Buc for the next few years.

  2. raphael Says:

    dude ran a fricken 4.31 40 time…… dayum ! I had no idea he was that fast…

  3. Jim Says:

    I hope Josh is on with his short passing game today. He may not have much time to stand in the pocket….just sayin

  4. Ian's Gay Lisp Says:

    I LOVE Underwood. Bucs could have drafted Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham instead of Ridiculous Benn

  5. Sambizle Says:


    I like him too; he catches the ball plain and simple. It’s an added bonus that he’s tall and long and pretty fast. (What I like most about “his” game is he attacks the ball in the air and goes after it.)

    Benn is a KR and runs the end around. I have always seen him as “not that good,” never understood what other fans and anyone else that asked for him to play, saw in his game.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I am not hearing the WR aren’t getting separation argument anymore. THE main reason being Free is finally giving his WRs a chance to make a play and finally throwing catchable balls not straight to the corners leverage side .(aka Skins home game)

    The reason we lost the G-men game Eli gives his players a chance to make a play and throws it up like he did in the 4th qtr. The DBs aren’t allowed to play D like old NFL.

    REMEMBER the 1st Eli Superbowl THE MOST FAMOUS NYG-MEN PLAY OF ALL TIME…he ran around behind the line of scrimmage and threw the ball up for grabs and the NY WR catches the ball on his HELMUT with DBs draped all over him.

  6. Pete 422 Says:

    Why they cut him in the first place is beyond me. However, it happens and the coaches realize the mistake.

  7. stimpy Says:

    I like him! But i like his hair even more!! He can catch anything with it.

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!