“Over The Mountain”

August 9th, 2016
Long road for Louis Murphy will continue.

Long road for Louis Murphy will continue.

With news that Vincent Jackson was held out of practice today and might not play in Thursday night’s preseason opener, it’s hard not to think of wide receiver Louis Murphy, who temporarily is on injured reserve.

Murphy is at every training camp practice but isn’t allowed to participate. His ACL recovery just isn’t there yet. He participated in various drills through the spring, but the Bucs effectively neutered him with the IR designation before camp began.

After practice today, Murphy shared that he feels sick because he believes he’s letting his teammates down. Murphy explained that his knee is “over the mountain” in its recovery, but Murphy speculated that a traditional 10-to-12 month return from ACL surgery appears to be in the cards for him.

Murphy had surgery in early November and hoped to make a stunning training camp return. Bucs officials were hopeful, too. Murphy even worked with Adrian Peterson this winter in hopes of catching some of Peterson’s recovery magic. But that dream isn’t realized.

Look for Murphy to return this season, but it’s going to be a while.

13 Responses to ““Over The Mountain””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    hoping and counting on this career bum to help this team i s nothing more than Gambling…. Might as well hit the casino and put down your life savings on Red at the roulette wheel. Hell at least at the roulette wheel it’s 50/50 it hits red… However, there is ZERO chance the injury prone journeyman number 6 receiver murphy will ever help the bucs win a game. stop wasting time bucs and just put him down it’s the humane thing todo.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Dang, Jameis’s receivers appearing thin at present, somebody get Peewee Herman on the horn for a pep talk.

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    Tmax 100% agreement

    Why the hell is his name even come up? He should be cut and he can try to hook up with a team in next years training camp. The guy cant even run. We should have picked up Anquan Bolden but all we are doing is wasting time/praying nonsense with this guy

    Licht Bulb Theory

    We get our Franchise QB and give him nothing

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    August 9th, 2016 at 11:09 am
    “there is ZERO chance…murphy will ever help the bucs win a game”.

    I refer you to the 2014 game vs Pittsburgh.

    Not sure why you constantly spout such vitriol about Murphy tmax.

    I’m not saying Louis Murphy is a top WR or anything – but anyone with eyes can see that he is an asset when healthy as a reserve receiver and does have the ability to make some big plays when called upon.

  5. eac1029 Says:

    Ummm Louis Murphy actually did help us win the game against Pitt 2 years ago with that deep reception from Mike Glennon to set us up in the red zone to win the game in the final minutes soooooo……..

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    I expected to hear some Ozzy.


  7. tmaxcon Says:

    i’ll concede you the meaningless win 2 years ago during a failed season… Look at his career numbers he is a bum. simple as that! 4 teams! 2 years to start the season on the couch! Often Injured and NOT Versatile, No Special Teams… It’s a waste of time on this guy. wasting time hoping or even more valuable reps on a guy like murphy makes no sense and is bad business. that time could be used to evaluate young players or udfa that might of slipped under the radar anyone of which could easily give you what Murphy has done over his career. bucs are simply wasting time on him simple as that.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We don’t need Louis Murphy……unless, VJax is injured…..Or ME13…..Humphries doesn’t pan out….or.we acquire no other FA WR…….
    No….we don’t need Murphy now….

  9. Jeff Says:

    He never plays in a Bucs uniform again. Boldin would look pretty sweet in a Bucs uniform at the moment with V-Jax hurt once again. Biggest weakness on the team is WR. New Star and and Old Star…nothing else but nobodys.

  10. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Maybe we can sign Roddy White…..Just kidding, no seriously, I am only kidding. lol.

  11. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    Murphy is not on IR.
    Murphy and Sweezy are on PUP, while sackless George Johnson is the only player on IR at this time.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    tmaxcon Says
    “hoping and counting on this career bum to help this team i s nothing more than Gambling…”

    I was just about to post the same thing.

    I don’t care how well he can catch the ball. If he can’t stay on the field, what is the point of having him?

  13. BucGator Says:

    Please can someone either step up or Licht please find us a receiver. With VJax hurting we are screwed at the position.