No Pressure On Louis Murphy

April 23rd, 2014

Louis Murphy suddenly could be the Bucs’ No. 2 WR and is living his childhood dream.

When the pride of Lakewood High School, wide receiver Louis Murphy, was signed by the Bucs during free agency, it seemed like a smart move. Bring in a seasoned veteran who was still young who had starting experience. Great addition of depth.

Then came the trade of No. 2 wide receiver mattress-in-the-front-yard, stripper-pole-in-the-living-room (allegedly), blade-in-the-thigh wide receiver Mike Williams to Buffalo.

Suddenly, Murphy went from depth to, if there was a depth chart available for the first day of voluntary minicamp, being the Bucs’ No. 2 receiver.

Murphy just smiled when Joe mentioned this to him yesterday at One Buc Palace. Murphy confessed being potentially the No. 2 receiver is the furthest thing from his mind right now.

“I am just going in, keeping my head to the ground and focusing and trying to learn this playbook and going out there and make plays,” Murphy said.

In a lot of ways, Murphy is living the dream. The Bucs were his team growing up in St. Petersburg and he seemed as if he had to pinch himself that he was in the same locker room as his boyhood heroes.

When asked who his favorite Bucs players were as a young lad, Murphy laughed and just about rattled off every guy on the roster of the Super Bowl XXXVII champions.

4 Responses to “No Pressure On Louis Murphy”

  1. biff barker Says:

    Nice story but I’d still be looking at drafting 2 WR’s.

  2. KMAC1322 Says:

    We are in a lot of trouble if Louis Murphy is our #2

  3. Kevin Says:

    Being motivated to play for his childhood team is awesome. I agree he should NOT be our number 2 but a great smart pickup for the roster in my opinion. Still young but has experience. I like these puzzle pieces.

  4. Mike J Says:

    I thought Murphy was going to be a very capable NFL WR when he was drafted; his starts have dropped over his career, which is worrisome. But I don’t think he is as reluctant to go over the middle as Underwood was.