Herron: Jameis May Be The Answer

August 12th, 2015
Bucs WR Robert Herron has been catching the ball for a change this summer.

Bucs WR Robert Herron has been catching the ball for a change this summer.

Last year, why Robert Herron was at the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart wasn’t exactly a tough puzzle to solve. And it sure looked like he was on the wrong side of the bubble entering training camp this August.

Generally speaking, most NFL coaches have little use for a wide receiver that cannot catch. Sort of like an offensive lineman who cannot block. Not much of a market for those guys, either.

A surprise this summer for the Bucs has been Herron. The second-year wide receiver has not only caught passes, but in the words of Bucs coach Lovie Smith, is getting himself noticed with the first team. That was until the Herron we remember from last summer decided to pay a visit this afternoon..

The answer? Well, he’s catching the ball. Again, as Lovie might say, simple as that. But could it be the guy who is largely throwing him the ball is the elixir to Herron’s stone hands? Herron doesn’t deny it.

“It could be,” Herron said when asked if Jameis’ passes are easier for him to catch than other Bucs quarterbacks, past or present. “I will give [Winston] a lot of credit. He has a lot of confidence and he is a great quarterback.

“He throws a very catchable ball. It has a nice spiral and it is a very catchable.”

There you have it, “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston, signal-caller and receiver healer. What else can this guy do?

19 Responses to “Herron: Jameis May Be The Answer”

  1. Bucnut2 Says:

    Joe, isn’t he catching balls from Glennon too?

  2. Stanglassman Says:

    Shelton Q. was saying Herron was having a good camp so far before practice. I know he had some drops today but I think we will see a lot of him Sat. night vs the Vikes. He also mentioned that the WR position was the strongest top to bottom he has seen since he has been around the Buccaneers. It seems he doesn’t share ‘Joe’s’ opinion that it is thin but what does he know.

  3. BucMania Says:

    Joe… Come on. I’m excited as anyone but to suggest that Herron is now catching the ball because of who’s throwing it is stretching it just a tad. Don’t go too far. I’m hoping that we finally have our first franchise QB but you’re really setting yourself up for a big fall if that doesn’t happen. Not sure if site can survive if Jameis is not elite after the Johnny Football failure. Your credibility will unrepairable.

  4. Stanglassman Says:

    Johny Football is out of Football? How many snaps has he taken in the NFL? Kinda early to call him a failure, talk about setting yourself up for a big fall. I thought he was looking great in camp and was on the verge of starting this season.

  5. Seminole Bill Says:

    I always thought that Brad Johnson threw a very “catchable” ball (Keyshawn caught them didn’t he?). But ascribing Herron’s newfound catching ability to Jameis is a bit of a stretch. Maybe Mr. Herron has figured out how to concentrate on the ball all the way into his hands. Well, we do need a 3rd receiver – go for it Robert!!!!

  6. Seminole Bill Says:

    The Browns released their depth chart 2 days ago; McCown was #1, Manziel #2.

  7. Seminole Bill Says:

    …just saw where Glennon was traded to the Jets….who is our backup?


  8. DONUTS Says:

    Herron dropped a lot of catch-able balls last year. He needs to prove it for a full season before I will be a believer.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Its not a strech at all. Since the conception of the Foward Pass, Wrs have always mentioned some QBs who throw an especially catchable ball. With the unprecedented success Jameis haad in College- im sure there are quite a few aspects of his game that are above average.

    Are his passes easier to catch than most others? I absolutely believe it.
    Delivery is everything. A combination of speed, revolutions, trajectory, location, and touch.
    All things that Jameis has been noted as exceptional at doing.
    Throwing a very catchable ball is part and parcel of a Franchise QBs talent.

    Its really a biproduct of Arm Strength. And wevhavent seen an Arm that Strong since Doug Williams. And While Doug struggled with touch and location- jameis has an incredible inate sense of accuracy and touch

    Kid has giftscwe’ve never seen. If we can keep him on point

  10. Stanglassman Says:

    Interesting Glennon traded for 3rd rd pk to jets? I read the article but don’t see it anywhere else.

  11. Stanglassman Says:


    I’m not buying the trade rumor on Glennon. I know the Bucs would like to get something for him but it would be too risky without a viable backup. Not to mention I’m not seeing it anywhere other than that one rumor site.

  12. Buclife Says:

    Glennon did not get traded.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    I doubt we could get a 3rd for Glennon.
    But that wiuld be a great spot for him. Mike would be a good fit in Chan Gaileys offense- which is geared for Check downs.

    If they get a third, and a Promising young DE- great deal for Bucs.
    Jets are horribly desperate. They dont want to deal with ole K.O’s stupidity anymore. Would love a new direction.
    And Glennon would be the man there

  14. Luther Says:

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why the Bucs would be interested in trading Glennon with no “real” backup on the roster. It’s not happening, nor should it.

  15. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Wow V Jax and M13 caught like 130 total passes from two different qbs last season so what is Herrons excuse? Man started to the the Herron of Seasons Past was starting to play out again. Don’t let that bubble bust speedy.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we are trading Glennon….now is the time so that we can sign a backup before pre-season….it’s either now or at the end of the season.

    I think we shouldn’t take any less than a 3rd round pick and I think if we are patient, we will get that.

    But….I can’t find confirmation of this trade on any other site…..

  17. Couch Fan Says:

    Matchmaker is just a prediction of what they think should happen. It didnt actually happen, and I doubt it will happen.

  18. LakelandBuc Says:

    Last season the QB’s was glued to 2 receivers, VJAX and Mike Evans. The other receivers had to fight for seconds.

  19. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    The Jets are strong at DE and weak at QB… We need a DE. We have Glennon. Forget a 3rd rounder, give us a DE.