In Dye Bucs Trust

October 19th, 2016

donteea dyeJoe warned yesterday that a mental health holiday would be needed at world headquarters if Donteea Dye was promoted from the practice squad to replace injured Vincent Jackson.

At this moment, Joe is scraping the bottom of the Valium bottle for crumbs. The Bucs promoted Dye this morning.

Dye, a second-year player and a guy Joe considers CFL talent, appeared primed to win the kick returner role and a No. 5 receiver job in preseason before he got hurt. But Dye was waived injured, and the Bucs plucked him back off the street early this week for their practice squad.

Last year, Dye was a member of the Bucs’ miracle rookie-receiver twosome. He and Adam Humphries, both undrafted, stepped into prominent roles after not making the opening-day roster.

Dye made five starts thanks to injuries to Vincent Jackson. He caught 11 balls on a whopping 30 targets. Joe blamed bad hands and questionable route running.

Hopefully, Cecil Shorts’ hamstring is good to go. He did practice Monday, and Joe is hoping Russell Shepard is ready to reach new heights.

Joe just can’t stomach a Dye return to active duty. Not today.

42 Responses to “In Dye Bucs Trust”

  1. Figures Says:

    Lol so typical of a losing franchise.

    A trade should have already happened. But nope not the bucs lol.

    Explain to me how the depth at WR wasnt addressed this offseason?

  2. BucFan20 Says:

    OK so who are we chasing in October now?

  3. MJB Says:

    Antonio Brown Rookie Season = 16 rec, 167 yds (10.4 avg) 0 TDs, 1 Fumb
    5’10”, 186, 4.57 Forty, 4.19 20SS, 7.00 3 Cone

    Donteea Dye Rookie Season = 11 rec, 132 yds (12.0 avg) 1 TDs, 1 Fumb
    5’9″, 186, 4.47 Forty, 4.19 20SS, 6.97 3 Cone

    Julian Edelman Rookie Season = 37 rec, 359 yds (9.7 avg) 1 TDs, 1 Fumb
    5’10”, 195, 4.51 Forty, 4.00 20SS, 6.62 3 Cone

    Adam Humphries Rookie Season = 27 rec, 260 yds (9.6 avg) 1 TDs, 0 Fumb
    5’10”, 194, 4.51 Forty, 4.28 20SS, 6.96 3 Cone

    Sometimes the answers could be on your own roster….let’s see what we have

  4. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    I love VJ but losing him does nothing to hurt us this year. He was a complete non factor and played like CFL talent anyway, Cecil shorts will be an upgrade

  5. scott Says:

    Murphy will step into that role if hes good to go

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Jolly Bucs Fan

    have you researched Shorts injury history. He is an upgrade but I would not get my hopes up he is on the field much.

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    Other than catching the football, Dye’s a great receiver!!!

  8. Bird Says:

    Agree . Vjax is one of my favorite Buc players but he was almost a liability om the field. Think they need something better than dye though. Roddy white must have turned us down

  9. ElioT Says:

    Guys step up on other teams every year. It’s about time the Bucs have some of that!

    It’s not like we’ve got ZERO talent at WR. Time for someone to show up and prove they belong in the NFL.

    Go Sucs!

  10. ndog Says:

    Dye has the ability and last time I checked Evans had some drop issues as well last year. Maybe Dye can/has made similar improvements. I actually think the kid can be good for us as he provides speed and can run after the catch which is sorely lacking in this offense. All he has to do is hold onto the ball so we shall see.

  11. Kobe Faker Says:


    Koetter the clown and Jason Gump Player evaluation !

    and people wonder why we cant win


  12. Conte Piscateli Says:

    Ok we lost V Jax, but not #1 receiver V Jax. We lost washed up not quite right V Jax. I get why we didn’t trade for a WR. We aren’t a team that’s 1WR away from the playoffs. It’s foolish to trade draft picks for a run at 8 wins. About the only trade I would Singh of on would be for Josh Gordon, and that’s a late round pick for a gamble on long term production. As for Dye, he knows the playbook which means he is available, any WR we trade for would need time to learn the job. Dye does have speed to burn which this offense has been missing, maybe he will show some development and improved hands.

  13. KingBuc17 Says:

    I can’t believe we are trying this again? We need a legit starter across from Evans and he is not on the Bucs Roster. Evens will get doubled often from here on out…. We need Enunwa, Crowder or Cruz (Wants back on field) or Pryor. Come on Jason go earn your money!!!! Conditional 4th to a third dependent on playing time.

  14. Buc1987 Says:


    Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    Go Bucs!

  15. Ryan Says:

    We have Louis Murphy and Cecil Shorts coming back from injury and Shepard is an underrated option as well. Brate will have a bigger role and so will Hump. Let’s wait to see how our lineup gels once we get these pieces back and involved. Also, there aren’t any teams out there just selling quality #2’s for conditional picks to all of you who are seething mad because Licht hasn’t pulled off any unspecified trade within 24 hours of losing our least effective offensive player.

    On a related note though, I believe Alshon Jeffrey is headed for free agency this year if I’m not mistaken. Cc:Jason Licht

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Figures Says
    “Lol so typical of a losing franchise.

    A trade should have already happened.”

    People like you cry for a trade, and then complain that we have no picks later. Get lost.

  17. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Louis Murphy may be back soon as well….

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    I really want them to give Russell Shepard a go….I think he deserves more reps….whens he’s been in, he has made plays….GO BUCS!!!

  19. Guzzie Says:

    What are you people smoking, Louis Murphy has never been good, like ever, neither has Russell Shepherd, I bet VJAX isn’t even hurt, front office needs an excuse for this 5-11 season, can’t blame lovie now, and for the record I hate the lovie era, funny how everyone wonders why we haven’t tried trading a pick for a decent receiver, because that makes sense, “but we need to save our picks because we aren’t 1 WR away” yeah I hear you brother, we aren’t 1 kicker away either but we sent 2 picks for a kicker, don’t even try to correct me and say we only traded one pick to move up dummy, we don’t make that deal we have a 3rd and early 4th to pick 2 non kickers dummy, whatever hope it all works out, for the umpteenth year in a row

  20. Kobe Faker Says:

    If they are not going to use Russell Shepard

    trade a 5th pick to jacksonville for Rashad Greene

  21. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    And he drafts a kicker!

  22. Ryan Says:

    Yeah Guzzie, you’re onto something there, the bucs definitely faked a torn ACL because they were worried about excuses. I think Jason Licht is just lazy and doesn’t feel like walking down to the wide receiver store where you can just go and exchange a draft pick for a perfect receiving solution.

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’d give it no more than 2 games to see if somebody steps it up and shows he’s a legit WR. After that, Jason Liar needs to bare down and sweat us a WR from somewhere. Don’t care how or where. he needs to provide one. after all, a lot of you say he’s the best GM ever happened to the Bucs. So lets see what he’s got!

  24. LakeLandBuc Says:

    So we have signed the next Jerry Rice ( Donteea Dye ) and the GREAT Antone Smith to our roster.

  25. Erik w/ Clean Athletics & United Games - a new 'Interactive' Fantasy Sports app by the makers of Madden Football Says:

    I think it’s Shep’s time to shine.

  26. Architek Says:


  27. Knucknbuc Says:

    @joe why are you so hard on the kid? I mean dude came from a division 3 school and was thrust into a starting role. Was he supposed to light it up? What am i missing. Imo he did better then i expected hell he could actually get open. Granted he has to catch the ball but he seemed to be improved in the preseason. Cut him some slack he might surprise.

  28. Kobe Faker Says:

    Damn. Looks like we have the old 2015 receiver crew reunion.

    For old times sake, we should have george warhop walking along the sideline sunday, looking like fat lovie..

    That will freak the sh!t out of licht

  29. GhostofSchiano Says:

    So D.D. does not stand for “Don’t Drop!”… means Dontea Dye? Or is it one in the same?

  30. Joe Says:

    @joe why are you so hard on the kid? I mean dude came from a division 3 school and was thrust into a starting role. Was he supposed to light it up? What am i missing. Imo he did better then i expected hell he could actually get open. Granted he has to catch the ball but he seemed to be improved in the preseason. Cut him some slack he might surprise.

    The NFL is not a minor league where guys from the bushes are allowed seasons to develop.

    Seems the Bucs have an offensive lineman from a Division-III school who may make Pro Bowl. Can’t tell Joe there weren’t/aren’t guys out there who don’t have to fall back on a Division-III resume for sympathy.

  31. Kobe Faker Says:

    all this “reunion” talk has got Kobe thinking

    We have to bring Kenny Bell back

    the kid was absolutely worthless and scared of his shadow but he did have 1 hell of a afro

    sunday the american anthem, they can have kaep kneeing down with his fro and we can can have kenny standing with his hand to his heart with his fro

    football is all about matchups?

  32. GhostofTedford Says:

    @Kobe FAKER….How much do you charge to mow a yard?

  33. Kobe Faker Says:

    Ill do it for 6pack of jason licht ale.

    It tastes like watered down pi$$, which lessens my acne breakouts

  34. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    @MJB I think you’ve easily earned Comment of the Day my friend. Patience, faith and peace of mind go a long way fellow Bucs fans.

  35. Dislocatedbucsfan Says:

    I don’t see the browns letting go of Pryor. That due has been lights out. They’ll try and get at least a 2nd round pick for him.

  36. Dislocatedbucsfan Says:

    @ Kobe.

    Although I don’t agree with much you say, but that was funny as all hell!!!

  37. Darealist727 Says:

    Anybody is better to put back on our roster than going back out and looking to bring back Kenny Bell. I would literally want to shoot myself if that happened!

  38. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Kobe…99 precent of the things you say about the Bucs, I just read over and shake my head and take the words I just read out through my ears..

    But Cesus Jhrist < see what I did there?..Okay, for the love of the land, your post was funny as fook…

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    Keep Jason Licht and Koetter for the next 2 YEARS no matter what!

  40. WesTampaBuc Says:

    Yes. MJB you da man. And anyone who recognized your great comment. Humphries as well as Dye were pretty good last year and ready to bud 2016. Bring the speedy Dye, Shorts, & Murphy back and (Shepard) and V-jax will be Well replaced

  41. BringBucsBack Says:

    What’s up with the dude from the Ravens (forgot name), NFL’s preseason-leading receiver (no sarcasm intended), that the Bucs signed before the regular season? He has good size, hands and talent and really balled-out in preseason. Maybe he can’t learn the playbook?

    And yes Kobe, well played!

  42. Big HogHaynes Says:

    @Kobe Faker: Richard Sherman would call that a MISMATCH……….you ding-dong!!