Chris Owusu Beginning To Separate

July 29th, 2013

chris owusu

Each and every Bucs training camp practice seems to have a star. One day it is Johnthan Banks, the next day it is Doug Martin, another day it is Mike Williams. Today, on offense, one could argue the star was wide receiver Chris Owusu.

The speedster from Stanford should not be a stranger for regular readers of Joe. Owusu has been shining ever since OTAs this spring, and Joe has documented this, and talked up Owusu with his good friend, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, on WDAE-AM 620.

Playing behind Kevin Ogletree and Tiquan Underwood on the imaginary depth chart, Owusu didn’t often practice that much or play with the first string offense with Josh Freeman throw him passes. That all changed today.

Owusu got significant practice time with the first team and he did not disappoint. He caught ball after ball against the first team defense and made a large statement not only about making the final roster cut of 53, but perhaps being in the mix for the No. 3 receiver gig.

“It was fun to go out there and compete,” Owusu said. “You have to make the most of your opportunities or someone else will take it. There is incredible depth. But you can’t look at it that way. You have to go out there and do your best.”

While Bucs coach Greg Schiano was understandably guarded with his praise of Owusu, he admitted he’s a different player than in 2012.

“He is getting better,” Schiano said. “We will see. He hasn’t played in a game. Certainly, a better player than he was last year. He has improved.”

The way Owusu has played in OTAs, minicamp and continued to make plays in training camp, Joe’s of the belief unless he totally tanks in preseason games, Owusu is going to be a very hard player to let loose.

“The defensive backs are challenging me,” Owusu said. “There are some good cornerbacks out there.”

If nothing else, Owusu’s rise is adding intrigue to the race for the No. 3 receiver position. Audio courtesy of WDAE-AM 620.

15 Responses to “Chris Owusu Beginning To Separate”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    posted this in an earlier thread but ill post it here

    Owusu is definitely a versatile guy. he can get the ball out of the back field, return kickoffs, catch bubble screens, and can even be a deep threat. he also has good size , he almost looks like a tight end. might end up being a useful addition.

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    Dont know nothin about the guy. I’ll be looking for him in pre-season games.

  3. chris bell Says:

    @joebucsfan guy in picture is sammy stroughter

  4. robert Says:

    one good practice does not make a wide receiver as joe would say

  5. Snook Says:

    Sammie in the photo…. What happened to that guy?

  6. robert Says:

    anyone else notice our WR’s are getting bigger???

    Owuso, Undwerwood, Ogletree, Jackson, Williams…..

    what happened to all the 5’9″ guys?

    hell now we can just heave it up there and play sand lot football!

  7. Buc Fan Mark Says:

    God bless you Joe for giving us so much Buc Football news!

  8. bucfanjeff Says:

    I thought he had an issue coming out of Stanford….can’t remember…was it concussions?

  9. Mike J Says:

    Funny, I was just last evening thinking about the back-up/third WR spots. The trend I kept coming up with, based on what I have read here & elsewhere, is that the competition is among some pretty good players, as opposed to camp bodies.Has not always been thus in the past.

  10. Afrobuc Says:

    Hey Joe: thanks for all the good work and tidbits to keep us informed.


    NYC AfroBuc says you get the Gerald McCoy face for that one.

  11. Biff Barker Says:

    @ bfjeff,
    Concussions is what I remember.
    This is one my absolute favorite times of the season, seeing who the sleepers are.
    Cool indeed if this kid can push for playing time and not just a roster spot.

  12. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    May I ask why you put a picture of Sammie Stroughter on a Chris Owusu article.

  13. ryan Says:

    we hear about some WR out of nowhere emerging every preseason and they never amount to anything.

  14. scubog Says:

    I was intrigued when Dominik signed Owusu during the 2012 season. He had all of the size and speed tools at Stanford but he was sidelined much of his senior year with concussions. He’s certainly a player to watch.

  15. Chris Owosu Beginning to Separate in Bucs Camp - Caric Sports Management Says:

    […] […]