Harbinger Of The Future?

May 25th, 2016
Picked up where he left off.

Picked up where he left off.

Joe is becoming jaded by underwear football.

Three years ago, Tommy Streeter was the star of underwear football. He never made the team.

Two years ago, this Solomon Patton was the star of underwear football. He was cut, re-signed, and lasted on the NFL’s worst team a grand total of five weeks into the regular season before he was shown the door.

Last year, Kenny Bell won the trophy of Underwear MVP. Once the pads were put on in training camp and he wasn’t practicing against high school history teachers and insurance claims adjusters, Bell vanished.

Joe has nothing at all against Bell. Good dude. Nice guy. Smart cat. And of course, there’s the hair! But could he make a play wearing shoulder pads just once, please?

So Joe is guarded while typing the following: Bell had the highlight play of OTA practice yesterday, hauling in a bomb from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, and he outran free agent pick up Josh Robinson to haul in a touchdown right in front of Joe.

Enjoy it below, and Joe hopes this sort of whets your appetite for football, even though it is underwear football.

Could this play be a sign of things to come for the Bucs?

30 Responses to “Harbinger Of The Future?”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Nice catch on Bell’s part … in practice. As Deion Sanders let everyone know, it’s what happens in ‘Prime Time’ that counts.

  2. d-roca Says:

    Easy catch too. Right in the cradle. Yes lets see what happens during big boy ball

  3. Dreambig Says:

    Jameis loves him. Says he can really take the top off the defense. I choose to be optimistic that he is going to be successful.

  4. Kevin Says:

    I thought letting tommy streeter go was another dumb move by Lovie and staff. Seemed like he would have been a good body to have when either evan or jackson cant be out there. He was fast with a 6 5 frame and good hands too.

  5. Louis Says:

    I was watching Bells college highlight reel, and besides his speed, I was super impressed with his yards after catch…..I pray this translates to the NFL, if so we finally have a deep threat!

  6. Wombat Says:

    What makes a great receiver?? There is no cut and dry formula, otherwise there would be hundreds of them. You need to be where the ball is thrown to have a chance. That means you have to be on the same page as the QB. Sounds easy!! (Just throw me the damn ball!!)
    Steve Young once said, “He made a very good living throwing the ball where he thought the receiver would be”.
    The kid is smart, spends a lot of time with Jameis. If he studies, learns the routes, runs them crisply, he has a chance….
    Now if Joe is insinuating that he lacks courage once the pads go on, thats a different story. I haven’t seen him enough yet to make that call.

  7. Dylan Says:

    Bell is very skilled. I guess the Giants were saying the same thing about Odell beckham when he missed the first 4 games due to a light hamstring tear in TC? Bell has way more upside then any WR not named Vincent Jackson or mike Evans. Joe and the rest of the “don’t believe in bell” crowd gonna have to wait until he actually suits up after his redshirt year. I think ASJ is more injury prone in my opinion. He’s got like 16 different injuries not just 1 bad pull.

  8. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Year 2 should know fairly quick if enough progression has been made, being that the offense is the same!

  9. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Call me optimistic but I’m one of the ppl who think Bell is headed for a breakout season. Ofcourse the first thing u luv about him is his speed and ability to take the top of a defense. But the other thing that gets me excited is the chemistry that is already built between him and Winston. Jameis loves to throw to this dude, so that’s why I think he will have a great rookie campaign. And is it a stretch to say there might be more chemistry between Bell and Winston than Evans & Winston? I sure hope not.

  10. Rrsrq Says:

    Jameis should have a 69+ completion percentage if all weapons stay healthy

  11. Jerry G Says:

    Can you imagine if he (Kenny B.) becomes our deep threat? As if teams don’t double team VJax & Godzilla enough. I can already imagine the trouble teams would have stopping our Offense with Bell,Evans, & VJax on wide out and the Muscle Hamster in the back with yours truly “Famous” at center. This team will be unpredictable!

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Guarded optimism here. Show me the money Kenny Bell!

  13. Pawel Says:

    That highlight belongs to America’s QB Jamesis. He throws a nice arc of 50 yards and it drops it in perfectly with tight coverage on Bell.

  14. MadMax Says:

    Im pulling for him. I was wanting him when we drafted him. It could be why we didnt address WR in the draft this year…..(but still, next year we better be picking one early). Lets see what we have in him. Hopefully he doesnt get injured again.

  15. John Curtis Says:

    So just what the hell is your problem with insurance claims adjusters? If you think it’s so simple, go try to pass the licensing exam for State of Florida! Then go learn construction estimating and auto body repair, tort law and contract law.

  16. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    John Curtis, I think the answer to your question is obvious. Nothing.

  17. RustyRhinos Says:

    Nice catch but that sure was a wobbly ball in yhe air. It doesn’t matter if it is caught, but if it is missed or intercepted who gets that credit?

  18. Joe Says:

    So just what the hell is your problem with insurance claims adjusters?

    Generally, because they tend not to be first-rate NFL players, unless the player is retired.

  19. MadMax Says:

    Lol, how fitting. Im going through a claim right now, my girl was rear ended last week, she can still drive it but man what a run around. They kept transferring me and one hung up on me. But me being the experienced one finally had enough and stopped their BS! Long story short, once I mentioned finding a lawyer and filing a “bad faith insurance claim” lawsuit, all of a sudden everything is running smooth. And they’re giving her $2000 more than the car is worth after totaling it out.

    I like claims adjusters who are nice and honest, but until the 5th person I was dealing to on the phone, well, the previous 4 were total a$$hat$. So now I get to do the rental thing today and go used car shopping YAY! 🙁

  20. Couch Fan Says:

    Jaboo to Afro Thunder!!! Has a nice ring to it!!!

  21. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Kenny Bell knows what it takes to make it in the NFL, his father (Ken Bell) was a kick returner for the Broncos for four seasons. I’m sure he knows that he will have play special teams as well as playing receiver.

  22. godzilla13 Says:

    You watch the catches at Nebraska and the way he would high point the ball and go all in to make the catch, he was spectacular at times. Kenny Bell just needs the opportunity to play in the NFL and show what he can do. Bell represents the missing link on offense. That speed receiver in the slot that stretches the field. If Bell makes the team and plays the way he is capable of, this offense is going to catch fire. Mike Evans is going to be a beast this year and he will surpass 1,500 yards and 10 TD’s. Combined with a healthy Vincent Jackson, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and our running attack makes you think of one word. Explosive.

  23. Nick2 Says:

    I think the kid can play, if you look at his highlight reel at Nebraska he is one of their most prolific receivers in Nebraska history (yes I know Nebraska is not historically a passing team.) I think Kenny Bells challenge will be the same as ASJ. If he can keep from getting injured this kid will be special. He’s no hands of stone Clayton I can tell you that and he has deep speed and hands for sure.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    Who else we got that can race by the defender for the score. Touchdown Kenny Bell !!!

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Last year, Kenny Bell won the trophy of Underwear MVP. Once the pads were put on in training camp and he wasn’t practicing against high school history teachers and insurance claims adjusters, Bell vanished.”

    He was injured!!!!!!!

  26. Joe Says:

    He was injured!!!!!!!

    Sure he got injured, after he played in a preseason game.

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I wanted us to get Kenny Bell when he came out and we did. I’m not about to talk down about him before he gets to play in a reg NFL game.

    He was the first on my wishlist that year.

  28. DB55 Says:


    Looks like HG3 got his first pick of OTAs while covering Kenny Bell. Not sure who threw the pass but it was over thrown and picked off.

  29. LongSeason Says:

    There are many reasons why guys look great in underwear football and then disappear. Some guys like Solomon Patton just don’t have the talent or the maturity to play in the pros. Other get injured.

    Injury brings to mind Paris Warren. I thought this kid is burning is up in camp and preseason. So I thought we would at least always have Paris. That wasn’t to be the case as he suffered a series of injuries.

    I’ll root for Kenny Bell because he’s on our team. Like you say Joe, he’s a great kid. And, yeah, I like the hair, too.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    Bell was on the verge of getting cut in the preseason due to his poor play – there’s a reason the Bucs used a fairly minor injury as an excuse to put him on IR, it was because they thought they’d lose him trying to get him on the practice squad. Hopefully his underwear play continues to the preseason this year.