Lovie Says Robert Herron Is Rising

August 7th, 2015

Robert Herron has had a knack for getting wide open and actually holding on to footballs this summer in first-team action.

It’s easy to love a wide receiver with blazing speed and a knack for getting open with crisp route running, but if the guy has Michael Clayton hands, then he’s downright useless.

Robert Herron, a sixth-round pick last year, was that guy in 2014. He couldn’t squeeze the football, but he made the team. He should thank Jeff Demps, who dropped even more balls than Herron.

But it’s a new Herron so far this season. Yeah, he’s dropped a couple, but he has squeezed plenty. And Herron has run with the first-team offense quite a bit the past two days and caught a few balls today, one 20 yards down the left seam from Jameis Winston.

Joe asked Lovie about Herron after practice, and the head coach acknowledged that Herron had trouble catching last year but is blossoming like all second-year players should.

“You know, Robert has excellent speed and quickness. You notice that right away,” Lovie said. “He’s had nagging injuries but he’s out there making plays. Yesterday, he had a couple of great plays. You know, he’s a good slot player. He’s a tough combination, quick and fast. But in the past, you know, maybe you like for him to hold on to a few more balls. But that’s what he’s doing. Again, second year, anywhere in the system, whatever, you should see marked improvement. And we’re seeing that with Robert.”

With Louis Murphy still walking around in street clothes with his mysterious ankle injury, Herron is taking advantage.

One huge thing Herron has going for him is he was drafted by the regime. That’s always a bonus when you’re trying to make a roster. Herron remains a long shot, but not if he continues to look like a weapon. Joe suspects have no interest in depleting the talent around Jameis..

16 Responses to “Lovie Says Robert Herron Is Rising”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Ya know I’ve been telling you guys not to quit on those rookies from last season. I think I even mentioned Herron, Sims and ASJ a few times defending them during the season. A season of CRAP.

    Typical Buc fans of today are extremely quick to call a rookie a bust. Give it time men. Everyone said Barber who? until his 2nd or 3rd season. Sapp was a “ghost” during his rookie season. Brooks well he was just going to be a STAR ( a lil FSU homer in me said so), but give these kids time, let them grow.

    If not by their 3rd season then they might be a bust. Chill out with these kids.

    Oh and BTW Jameis will make everyone around him better, that’s JUST the way it is. You don’t have to believe me now, but you’ll learn soon enough what this young gunslinger brings to the table for the ENTIRE team.

  2. Nate S Says:

    Who cares about heron lets sign aldon smith!

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe I’ve never met Jameis or seen him in person.

    Does he have some kind of glowing aura around him or something?

  4. LakelandBuc Says:

    Robert Herron might be our slot reciever, him or Rannell Hall. Adam Humphries is the sleeper, I have been a Buc fan since 1976, and I have never seen this many quality receivers in camp.

  5. Joe Says:

    Does he have some kind of glowing aura around him or something?

    It is called “charisma.”

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    I think Winston will only get better, his talent is already evident, this guy with an improving team around him will make the Bucs relevant again. The preseason is near and it can’t get here quick enough.

  7. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Speaking for “Realist”: Lovie must have gifted him a set of good hands. It is too easy to get wide open in Lovie’s passive defense. WOW too easy.

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Yet another new d@$! this one named abdominal pain. Welcome to jbf a$$ hole. Everyone being positive but your type can’t resist interjecting some bull chit.

  9. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Man I was making fun of Realist and how easy it is to say the same thing over and over….let me know if you need help removing your foot from your mouth.

  10. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I’ve been coming to this site for 5 years or so. I need no introduction to it, you, or the annoying “realist”. Just trying to have some fun.

  11. Buclife Says:

    Abdominal you nailed the Realist perfect all you need to do is add a little Clayborn love and I would think you were him. Nole love the Buc passion but Abdominal was just poking fun at the unreal realist.

  12. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    My apologies Snowman.

  13. RustyRhinos Says:

    Lakelandbuc, “I have been a Buc fan since 1976, and I have never seen this many quality receivers in camp.”

    Same here, I too agree with this.

  14. bucsbedabest Says:

    Nate S. We do not need Aldon Smith. LB is the one position we have depth with Kwon Alexander and Kadeem Greene.

  15. Fsuking Says:

    People have talked alot about how we have no depth at receiver but I’m buying Kenny Bell as a potential superstar who was overlooked in the draft as result of 10 other potential superstars at the same position. If I’m right, then we have 3 superstars, Tim Wrights ability to catch touchdowns without even playing a position, Robert Herrons speed, a gang of special teams standouts and the guy who someone has seen something from at some point Louis Murphy. Im looking for big production all around.

  16. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Fsuking this unit reminds me of the 2013 national championship unit man.