Harry Douglas Is Highly Unlikely

February 27th, 2015

The world of Twitter this morning makes it sound like a mad rush for Buccaneers tickets would happen if the Bucs signed just-cut, former Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas.

Don’t count on it.

But Joe isn’t surprised by the excitement. Bucs fans hear a name like Douglas, who has burned the Bucs badly in recent years, and they want him!

The reality is a Douglas is a nice nearly 31-year-old, No. 3 receiver who doesn’t miss many games and has 258 career receptions.

Is he better than Louis Murphy? Maybe. But the Bucs just re-signed Murphy and last week, Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht referred to Murphy as a core Buccaneer. He categorized Murphy as the kind of free agent the Bucs need to sign. Plus, Murphy is a big special teams contributor.

Yes, Douglas played for new Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. But it’s not like Koetter has a signature offense that would make Douglas a real asset to have on the Bucs roster.

Joe gets fans’ interest in Douglas, but Joe’s not seeing the fit — short term or long.

23 Responses to “Harry Douglas Is Highly Unlikely”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Bucs defense made him look like an all pro damn near every time. They would rest Julio and Roddy and he would still get off on us! Doesn’t make him good or better than anything we already have.

  2. bucs4lyfe Says:

    oh god please don’t start bringing in elderly football players of teams I hate……draft better and you don’t have to go through all that nonsense

  3. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Offer him something small. If he doesn’t sign then who cares and if he does he would provide decent depth.

  4. BoltIsle Says:

    If you’re gonna take a chance, better on a young’un

  5. robert 9 Says:

    jacoby jones before him

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    The draft is suppose to be as deep with receivers as last year. The Bucs don’t need scraps. They need to find playmakers!!!

  7. mac Says:

    I know I’m going to get tomatoes thrown at me for this but… It would not shock me if the Bucs draft a wide receiver in the second round… I think there is a chance that they will even move up into the late first round to grab one…

    Why? This draft is very deep with very talented wide receivers… If one slips watch out…

    Did you expect a running back in the third round last year?

    If BPA is in effect wide receiver may be our 2nd pick…

  8. J Moné Says:

    No way gtfo Douglas

  9. salish_seamonster Says:

    It never hurts to have more depth at receiver, and if the price is right… Maybe there will be other players who are a better fit for a better price, but this guy could possibly help us.

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    (Most Compatible Z receivers-Air Coryell)

    Justin Hardy
    HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10 / 192 LBS.

    (College Stats)
    • Games Played: 50
    • Receptions: 387
    • Yards: 4,541
    • YPC: 11.7 TD: 35

    Justin Hardy || East Carolina Highlights ᴴᴰ || NCAA’s All Time Leading Receiver-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT6NDPmHJ_c

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Justin Hardy – The Road 2 The Record

  12. Shane Marco Says:

    I really hope there is a good pass rusher left on the board for our second pick. We need as many players as we can get, so hopefully we don’t have to trade up and lose any picks.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    There’s so many good –solid prospects in the middle rounds. That can help this team-we can completely restock the cupboards in we trade down.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *If we trade down.

  15. bucco brice Says:

    sign your own…draft draft draft….team building…no more castoffs please

  16. knuckledragger Says:

    “……draft better and you don’t have to go through all that nonsense”
    Exactly my point!!! Trade the no. 1 over all for three no. 1s and at least two 2s

  17. blahblahblah2015 Says:

    Almost every coach or coordinator brings an ex player to help him lay the foundation for his offense or defense Douglas is a Tampa son why not bring him in. Douglas had a career-year in 2013. He played in all 16 games and racked up 1,067 yards on 85 receptions with 2 TDs(all career highs). The apparent cause of this oddly heavy workload was the injury bug the Falcon’s receiving core caught early on in the season. Julio Jones and Roddy White were both plagued with injuries most of the year.

  18. blahblahblah2015 Says:

    Louis Murphy Vs. Harry Douglas
    Louis Murphy Stats: Games 82/ Rec. 152/ Yds. 2,124/ TDs 10
    Harry Douglas Stats: Games 91/ Rec. 258/ Yds 3130/TDs 8

    The only difference between the two is that Murphy played for 4 different NFL teams and Douglas played for 1

  19. Chris Says:

    “Exactly my point!!! Trade the no. 1 over all for three no. 1s and at least two 2s” – Knuckledragger

    Whose head are you going to hold a gun to and force that trade on?

  20. Owlykat Says:

    Murphy will get a lot more catches with an NFL experienced OC like we have. Don’t waste money on Douglas. Get a great RG in free agency and a decent T with your second pick. Grab Max Bullough from Houston on a trade (a clone of Urlacher, providing bone crunching tackles from sideline to sideline and can cover deep), get Spurlock back as your backup WR and proven returner. Then get a big running back in the third, a backup lineman who can play Guard or Center in the fourth–say, the Gators’ Veteran Center, trade Glennon for a third round pick or a proven edge rusher with Buffalo or use the third pick on an edge rusher, and since the draft is deep for WRs get a fast slot receiver with good hands in the fifth round, and use the rest of the picks on backup linemen and sign Tebo as backup to Mariota who we take with the first pick. Run a spread Offense so our OL don’t have to hold their blocks so long. Problems solved!

  21. P'cola Buc Says:

    Koetter would know Douglas inside and out and will be well qualified to make this decision. Not a great fan of taking Douglas but if Koetter wants him, I’d be quite comfortable with the decision.

  22. JFF Says:

    “Joe’s not seeing the fit”

    UMM…how about the fact that he played for years under our new OC Dirk Koetter who ran the most 4-WR sets in the NFL last year. You need at least 4 reliable WRs in today’s NFL. I can’t believe Joe doesn’t know this after years of seeing crap like Preston Parker, Tiquan Underwood, and Kevin Ogletree seeing major snaps and targets for the Bucs. Has Joe ever heard of words like depth, personnel groupings, injuries? Football teams have more than 22 guys on them, FFS Joe use your brain.

  23. BucfaninMO Says:

    Owlykat GTFO of here with the Tebow talk! There is a reason he is doing TV and not in the NFL. Also IIRC Bullough is on the Texans practice squad. Why trade when you don’t have to?
    Please stop posting your BS!!