Stop Dissing Adam Humphries

November 20th, 2015

Stud talents like Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are not catching balls for the Bucs these days, but it might be time for a whole lot of people to wake up to what undrafted rookie receiver Adam Humphries is actually doing.

Joe reviews game film, and over the past three games, Humphries has steadily caught what’s thrown his way, often in traffic. It’s what Humphries did all through training camp. If not for some summer drops, the Wayne Chrebet analogies might have caught on for a while.

His start to the season was rocky and he was cut and placed back on the Bucs practice squad. But he’s back this month, and the more responsibility he gets, the better he seems to play.

Consider the following data: Humphries has caught 10 of the 14 balls targeted to him, for a total of eight first downs.

Those are elite numbers. And one of those catches was a high-difficulty low ball over the middle against the Cowboys.

Joe would like to see Dirk Koetter show a little more confidence in Humphries. He might surprise if given more of a shot.

40 Responses to “Stop Dissing Adam Humphries”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Who is dissing Adam Humphries…..quite the contrary…..he has far exceeded expectations for a UDFA…..he’s got a good set of hands…..his route running is improving…

    Oh, that’s right….maybe it was Shaun King who said we didn’t have enough depth at WR….

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.”

  2. Joe Cool Says:

    That one diving catch he had on third down was clutch. Managed to keep his hands underneath him and make a solid grab. Other than the fact he is a Clemson Tiger, I’m cool with him. Great target for Mr. Winston.

  3. Lue0615 Says:

    He just gotta work on his route running. But he got really nice hands. Definitely a get better every game guy.

  4. OneLove Says:

    Humphries has made some great catches! I hope he continues to improve and make plays for us!

  5. Arg Ye Maties Says:

    The Bucs need to get more of the young receivers involved. After watching Humphries in the pre-season I was very impressed and I think he’ll only get better.

  6. FanOfBucs Says:

    I like Humphries.

    Joe, how can he be “dissed” if he’s someone we need to “wake up to”.. Wouldn’t that mean that people don’t even know him to “diss” him? Just saying

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    im not sure who is dissing him but they apparently don’t watch the bucs…the kid has been improving each game and catches the ball very well…im very impressed with him…I think he has the best hands on the team…imagine if Evans had Humphries hands…unstoppable…GO BUCS!!!

  8. thegregwitul Says:

    I honestly thought some fans were getting a little over the top in the praise for Humphries, with the Wes Welker comparisons and all. I think he’s a solid player and could see him carving out a larger role as the season continues.

  9. Thunder Sack Says:

    Hopefully he is the second coming of Karl “The Truth” Williams! We need someone that can make those steady clutch plays and surprise everyone every now and again.

  10. Espo Says:

    I wonder if that wide open game winner that Jameis one hopped to him is factored into those stats.

  11. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Nobody is criticizing him as far as I can tell. Nice addition to the team. Just throw him the dame ball!

  12. bibfortuna Says:

    I believe Shaun King was (or might have implied). See Joe’s earlier article this morning.

  13. Bucit88 Says:

    I was already screaming give Adam the ball more even when vjax was on the field. The kid has great hands jus need to improve on his route running and get more separation from defenders and he’ll be fine. GO BUCS!!!

  14. Bob Says:

    He reminds me of Wes Welker who always seem to catch balls over the middle, had great hands and made clutch plays.

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I think he will be an important part of building receiver depth, and eventually can be a slot starter.

  16. orlbucfan Says:

    I’ve been following Humphries since the pre-season. He can catch the friggin’ ball over the middle. He does it all the time. His only drawback is he’s an UDFA rookie. He just needs to keep playing and learning. Can’t wait to see him lined up with Evans and VJ when the latter gets healthy again. Go Mighty Bucs!!

  17. MadMax Says:

    Well, I told you guys when we picked him up to be ready for a surprise. I cant believe he went undrafted. He was clearly overshadowed by Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins while at Clemson, but I know what I saw and was glad we picked him up….then PO’d when we cut him. But at least we got him back.

    The kid has great hands and fights for every inch. Yes he’s small, but he’s durable. Getting pressed off the line is his weakness because of his size. He needs to learn how to better deal with that. But trust me, he’ll make the best of this opportunity as long as he’s targeted with catchable passes.

  18. georgia buc fan 39 years Says:

    Like I said in preseason
    the guy’s a baller He’s done nothing but fight his way onto the field.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe, like most everyone else here, I don’t get the title: “Stop Dissing Adam Humphries.” Everyone I talk to loves the kid. And I think Dirk Koetter (who sees him every day in practice) probably has a pretty good feel for what situation Adam is best suited. My hunch is that he’ll get more and more opportunities as the season rolls along.

  20. Fsuking Says:

    Please don’t use the words elite in he same paragraph that has the words Adam Humhpries! Let’s not forget he was the 4th best receiver for Clemson last year and no team would even consider signing him after his release. Literally no GM/ HC tandem even had the conversation. He is garbage and catching balls is a small part of being a receiver. Getting open is a serious problem of his. I could cover Adam Humhpries in man to man at any flag football game in the country. This is a garbage article about a garbage player. Sorry Joe.

  21. Fsuking Says:

    Heart, passion and good hands are great qualities to have for this future CFL backup

  22. Fsuking Says:

    Go Bucs!

  23. Espo Says:

    I guess we finally found someone who has been dissing him. Kind of odd for Joe to write an article about a single commentator. FSUking should be proud.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    The production of Humphries to date has the Bucs fans in near unanimous agreement as to his present and potential worth, notably with current injuries at the position. Humphries is adding catches helping the Bucs get over the hump until the injured rejoin the live play. Go Humphries!

  25. ColoradoBuc Says:

    America’s “Garbage!”

    Wait, there IS someone dissing Humphries.

    (Darn, just can’t seem to get thru an article without running into a hater, no matter the subject.)

  26. John McKillop Says:

    @ColoradoBuc,Agreed, there are some tough to please fans out there. I have never seen so much negativity, this guy is a bright spot for us.

  27. Fsuking Says:

    Oh my bad. I totally forgot he has 12 catches for 108 yards on the year. Epic! His blazing fast 0.00 at the combine he wasn’t invited to, was tied with pretty much everyone for the fastest in history. He has ideal size for his next job as a car salesman at 5″11 195 lb. And those hands man, those beautiful hands! He should be our WR 1 for sure

  28. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    Hater is baaack…

  29. orlbucfan Says:

    Fsuking: why are you dissing Humphries? Joe bribe ya? Or is it that you’re a FSU backer and Humphries went to Clemson? Big deal. All the rest of the krewe on here like him. So what if he’s under 6′. He can catch the ball.

  30. archiefresh Says:

    I would love to see him have a successful career for the Bucs. I use him quite a bit in madden and every catch he makes I sing his theme song I made for him. Hum Hum Hum my lovely Buc Humphries! Let’s get that theme song made for him!

  31. Sumo Says:

    Adam is a very good receiver and very hard to cover. It is all positive with this young guy and if you see something else, you are not looking.

  32. Fsuking Says:

    Nobody hates Adam Humhpries! I’m sure he’s an awesome guy and I’ll bet he works darn hard too. I’ll reserve my hatred for people who will be in the NFL next year

  33. Fsuking Says:

    And after seeing Humhpries monster 5 catch 55 yard game against the Giants, I’m inspired. It makes me think that if I go run a few laps around my house that I too can play backup WR for the Bucs!

  34. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I guess some people are Fsuking idiots after all. Man just becasue someone says give this guy a chance he has done well with his opportunities they thing we are trying to name him a hall of famer. The kid deserves a chance. I dont give a damn where he came from if he doesnt drop tough first down passes he desreves to play. Good teams make good players. Good players dont always make good teams. Utilize what we have to work with and throw it to him ten 8 to 10 times a game. If hes catching the majority of the passes what reason is there not to use the guy?

  35. Espo Says:


    No, but I bet you could play corner!

  36. Fsuking Says:

    I’m 6’3 260 and run about a 5.2, but I’ll catch everything just like Adam! I’ll also probably never be open, just like Adam!

  37. Pawl Says:

    Cant get someone involved when they cant get open, duh

  38. Anthony Says:

    sometimes i feel like you have voices in your head, joe?
    Who is dissing him? … you are always referring to these masses of people, who we’re not sure exist and wave your finger at them while saying i told you so.

  39. godzilla13 Says:

    It’s not like people are dissing Adam Humphries, (other than someone who did it to get attention in this article) rather than they keep making comments of how the lack of depth and use of UDFA’s by the Buccaneers, has stifled Winston’s growth, as well as giving opponents defenses the ability to throw 8 and 9 man front’s, to stop our running game. The fact that of Humphries 10 catches, 8 are for first downs, says it all. The guy is clutch. The only way to stop the 8 man fronts is to spread the ball out. The time is now Dirk, get Humphries involved. You might want to have him return some punts as well. You might be surprised at the results.

  40. Fsuking Says:

    Man that was a nice try by Adam Humphpries to catch that ball. It’s almost like he single handedly stopped Jameis from having a historic day. But no he’s awesome!