Tommy Streeter Is Getting Noticed

July 31st, 2014


Of course, Joe knew who wide receiver Tommmy Streeter was. He was a massive target with wheels who scared the life out of shorter defensive backs in the ACC because of his size and speed.

The 6-5, 215 receiver is a huge target and potentially a future member of the “Dunkaneers.” During this spring’s OTAs and minicamp, Streeter was a total non-factor.

So when training camp began this summer, Streeter was completely off the radar. All of a sudden, Joe started seeing a guy making catches and moves that blew out cornerback’s ankles (Rashaan Melvin being the main example) so Joe had to look at his roster to see who it was.

Lovie Smith saw the same thing but at least he had Streeter’s No. 85 memorized.

The best thing a player vying for a roster spot can do is make the head coach notice you, in a good way. Streeter has apparently done that.

“Tommy, he’s another guy with good size, good height, good speed,” Lovie said. “He’s been catching the football. You talk to him, he doesn’t want a whole lot of compliments. He just says, ‘Hey, I’m trying to do my job and trying to get better each day.’

“Saying all the right things and just making plays. That’s all you have to do as a player. Don’t worry about ‘Am I going to make the roster? Am I going to get enough plays?’ If you get one play, if you do something, you’ll continue to get more. We’ve noticed him.

“As we initially came to camp, he wasn’t one of the guys we were talking an awful lot about, but he’s been pretty steady every day.”

Granted, there is a lot of football to play before the Bucs reach their final-53. Right now, if Joe had to guess, Streeter would (barely) beat out Louis Murphy for a job. But a lot can change in the next month. If Streeter grows cold and Murphy starts to heat up (he’s catching the ball better of late), then it would be Murphy who would win the battle.

How cool is the depth on this team that there is a quality battle for the No. 3 and No. 4 receiver spot? That rarely happened in years past.

18 Responses to “Tommy Streeter Is Getting Noticed”

  1. SAMCRO Says:

    Depth is how teams win championships!

  2. kevin Says:

    Exactly why I wanted Evans drafted. This offense is going to be a nightmare for 16 teams this year. Im glad streeter is stepping up. Big outside threats are great to have . Finally we invested in our offense.

  3. OB Says:


    So far in the last two days, you have talked about TEs, RBs, and now WRs being so deep that some good guys may not make it, where else do you see this abundance?

  4. nate_tweetz Says:

    It is still early, but as of now I would keep streeter. It will be interesting to see how he performs in preseason games. A combination of size and speed like that is hard to come by. Even if he’s not the 3rd WR, he would be a nice option in a 4 WR set lining up against a another teams’ 3rd or 4th string DB. I have only been to one training camp, but I was not blown away with Herron. As of now I think the WR depth chart should look like this:

    1 – VJ
    2- M. Evans
    3 – T. Streeter
    4 – L. Murphy
    5 – C. Owusu
    6 – E. Page (Kick/Punt returner)

  5. Andrew 1 Says:

    Never count out those guys from the U. Here’s a fun fact, as it stands right now (no pun intended) there are currently 32 bucs players that are at least 6’4″ or over. Half the freakin team is a dunkaneer lol.

  6. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    Interesting fact Andrew….those row one season ticket holders on the Bucs sideline might be regretting their purchase.

  7. Hawk Says:

    @ Bawlmerbucfan

    Are you suggesting they (season ticket buyers) invest in ‘sky boxes’ in order to have an unobstructed view of the field? :^)

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Macabee Says:
    (May 13th, 2014 at 8:49 pm)
    Evans and Jackson the twin towers are getting all the print now, but the Bucs also have a speed burner that is an eighth of an inch taller than both towers who ran a 4.36 (official 4.40) in the 2012 combine. That would be “Touchdown” Tommy Streeter from the U. This kid can ball. He is immature and needs mentoring to get his head on straight. Can you imagine if we can coach this guy up? A 3 prong valley of the giants. Hmmmmm!

  9. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    @ Hawk…. Haha…well, maybe not alllllll the way up to the sky boxes/suites, but maybe to around like row 10 of the lower deck. 🙂

  10. MarineBucsFan Says:

    I named my Fantasy Football team Q’s Dunkaneer’s!!! (First name begins with Q) I am so excited about this season. Go Bucs

  11. Bill Says:

    Practice squad

  12. Louis Friend Says:

    Drew Rosenhaus nearly ruined this kids life by convincing him to turn pro too soon. I sincerely hope he sticks and lasts long enough to learn how to play like an NFL WR. Looks like the mental part is clicking for him this summer.

  13. Joe Says:

    So far in the last two days, you have talked about TEs, RBs, and now WRs being so deep that some good guys may not make it, where else do you see this abundance?

    MAY-bee corner. Rashaan Melvin, who both the previous and current administrations like, cannot stay healthy. Melvin already has missed a week of training camp this month since blowing his ankle trying to cover Tommy Streeter in the first practice.

    Suits can like a guy all they want but if a guy with scant investment (he was an undrafted free agent) cannot stay healthy, pretty easy to part ways.

  14. Evan Says:

    A lot of depth at the wide receiver this year. Probably the most i’ve ever seen as my 14 years as a bucs fan. I’m excited. But i wouldn’t underestimate anyone at this point. Streeter has been with us for a bit of a while now and he’s starting to stir the pot from 3-6. I like him to win a spot, but i’m much more higher on Herron. Though, he’s short, i think he’d be a pretty impressive mismatch on game days. Also he might be a lock since he was a draft pick. My depth chart would be

    6.Murphy/Page (which either one is more serviceable).

  15. Owlykat Says:

    There is no reason Streeter and Murphy cannot both make this team!!! Murphy can play the slot and Streeter can backup VJax and Evans. Hopefully, Streeter can fight through jams at the line of scrimmage. Murphy can.

  16. JP4 Says:

    The website address reposted by LUVMYBUCS from a post by Macabee is slightly incorrect, but it is an interesting article. There’s a missing ‘s’ following the word ‘result’ in the address posted above. The correct URL is:

    The article mentions both Streeter and Chris Owusu as two of the fastest WRs covered for this 2012 rookie report. Now both of them are competing for a spot as possible fourth or fifth WR in the Bucs lineup.

  17. phil Says:

    Hopefully the Bucs can trade some of their depth at running back & wide receiver for some draft picks.

  18. biff barker Says:

    The world according to Biff…
    Murphy stays IMO, slot duty, Herron is too raw. Paige stays too as PR/WR.
    It comes down to Owusu or Streeter. Tommy boy wins out as the 3rd tower who can stretch the field.