Jameis Returns To Brate, Humphries Standard

December 29th, 2016

HumphriescampThere was a very telling, read-between-the-lines moment in training camp that reappeared yesterday.

In early August, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was asked about Adam Humphries being named No. 3 receiver before a preseason game was played. It was a surprise move by Dirk Koetter. And in his response, Jameis went out of his way to praise the work ethic of Cameron Brate. Yes, Brate’s, along with that of Humphries.

Joe took it as a slap to Austin Seferian-Jenkins and a way for Jameis to send a message to the rest of the offense: work your ass off like Humphries and Brate.

Last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Jameis again was talking about work ethic and setting maintaining high standards. He went right back to referencing Humphries and Brate.

No surprise, those guys went on to have excellent seasons.

With one game to play, Humphries is sitting on 45 catches on just 70 targets. (For those counting, that’s more catches than Louis Murphy ever had in a single NFL season). And Humphries has racked up 528 yards and two touchdowns.

Man, if the Bucs can score a quality No. 2 receiver in free agency, and draft one, Jameis will be in good hands next year.

42 Responses to “Jameis Returns To Brate, Humphries Standard”

  1. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    I’d rather draft one but that is so hit or miss. Receivers are such flakes that you never know who you’re getting in free agency. Perhaps Alshon Jeffery? Didn’t I hear he was free after this year?

  2. Fire the glazers Says:

    With wide receivers who work hard and stay quiet while corners want to jaw at you in between plays, we can be up there with the packers, the lions, the Falcons, and the cowboys, competing for a 1st or 2nd seed in the playoffs for years to come.

  3. Jason Says:

    Was is everyone in love with Alshon Jeffrey. Why not Kenny Still, Kenny Britt, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon or Terrelle Pryor. Alshon is going to ask for big money he is the Bear’s best receiver, he is going to want to be paid like a top receiver.

  4. Jason Says:

    Why is everyone in love with Alshon Jeffrey. Why not Kenny Still, Kenny Britt, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon or Terrelle Pryor. Alshon is going to ask for big money he is the Bear’s best receiver, he is going to want to be paid like a top receiver.

  5. LakelandB Says:

    Agree that WR are flaky with Jeffrey chief among them in flakiness. We don’t need to spend $8 million plus a year for a guy who plays 6 games a season. People say that Pryor has an awful attitude, but I personally love either Jackson or Stills. We need a guy who can take the top off of a defense so Garcon or Britt may not be what we need. Good thoughts none the less.

  6. unbelievable Says:

    Alshon Jeffrey is incredibly injury prone and I think already declining in his skill. He had 2 great seasons in 2013 – 14, but that’s it.

    No thanks.

  7. Rrsrq Says:

    Ashlon would be nice but there is no way you can pay him and still have to pay ME who will command more than Jeffries, is Jeffries better than V-Jax in his prime

  8. rayjay1122 Says:

    We need the hard workers for sure but we HAVE to HAVE to HAVE to find a WR with blazing speed. A guy so fast that even Winston can’t overthrow him. I have not kept up with draft prospects yet but whoever is the fastest WR with the best hands is who we need. Oh and Huff needs to be gone as soon as the Panther game is completed.

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    corey davis and dede westbrook can be had

    both wr skillsets are made for the nfl

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Alshon is productive when he plays; but the problem is he’s missed 12 games the last 2 seasons – either through health or suspension. There’s at least a 50% chance he misses almost 1/2 a season. I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of $$ on that.

    Kenny Britt is just crazy. Could lose his mind any day. Pass.

    Djax could lose his speed any year now but could be fun. I’d probably prefer Garcon because he’s also pretty fast but can run the full route tree and be a great #2 for a couple years.

    I could take the risk on Terrell Pryor. He’s young and only been playing WR for a little bit and was doing great this year when healthy and on a terrible browns team.

    Kenny Stills would be a nice deep threat and is only 24. Had poor work ethic with the Saints apparently but going to Miami must have helped because he’s been described as one of the harder workers.

    I still like Hump in the slot. We only need 2 WRs really – a #2 outside legit threat and a #3/4 guy who can stretch the field. If we signed Garcon & Stills or something we honestly wouldn’t need to draft a WR imo – alhtough I’d still want to spend a top 4 round pick on one

  11. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m not as desperate as most for WR. I am like RayJay thought that I would love to find another Joey Galloway type…somebody to take the top of the defense.

    Evans, Brate, and Humphries are a solid nucleus if we had that speed guy. It will also depends on how the career of Sims shakes out.

    He’s had injury problems, but he’s shown us enough moves and ability to catch the ball that we need to see where his notch in the game is. I think we all feel he’s not a pound it between the tackles guy but who can forget that TD in Atlanta and some other fantastic catches that Sims has made. I believe Koetter considers him more of a receiving threat than running threat at this point.

  12. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Why sign Alshon Jeffrey to an expensive contract? He recently was suspended 4 games for PEDS.

  13. firethecannons Says:

    Lets trade with Panthers for Kelvin Benjamin, find a way to make it happen, they are stacked at wide reciever

  14. Danny Says:

    I’m of the opinion that we should draft Oline and sign a FA #2 if we can. Specifically RT and C. Like Dallas’s oline build it through the draft.

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Nick Lachey got jacked!

  16. biff barker Says:

    Why draft another #2 when we already have Huff on the roster?

    Oh wait!

    Let’s draft a #2 because we have Huff on the roster!

  17. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Very interesting thought and as someone who has watched from afar…both when he was with the Noles and now the Panthers I’m not KB expert…KB clearly has ME type talent. I’m still not sure the rest of his game is at ME level but he’s clearly a stud.

    He seems to be distracted playing with Cam. Putting him on a team with his fellow Nole at QB may actually give his career a nice boost.

  18. Tarzan Says:

    John ross!!! A younger better more affordable djax that we can draft in rd 1

  19. Shadow man Says:

    Tarzan has it. Ross is sweaty and maybe second round or trade back into the late first

    Why bring Jeffrey when everyone wants to run doug out of town for the same thing both are druggies and injury prone.

    Pryor is absolute garbage as an NFL player. Don’t let a few games misguide your judgement.

  20. Shadow man Says:

    Not really a fan but Brandon Marshall is done in New York. Draft a wr or two and give them a year or two to learn behind mike and Marshall before they step into the wr2 role.

    I would trade a 6th to get Marshall for two years.

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucs need to take the time and find a quality wide receiver/non head case like V-Jax. Our offense and defensive lines need help. So does the secondary. They’re nice problems to have cos the team is radically improving. FameisJ, Kwonster, Noah Spence, Brate, Hump and ME13 are all examples. I sure would like to see the Bucs put on a winning show New Years Day. Go Tampa Bay!!

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Still got 1 game left. I’d rather focus on that for now.

  23. Getaclue Says:

    I’ve been on the John Ross train . I’d like him in the first and the Texas rb foreman in the second. We have to build around Jameis the defense can do a good enough job if we can kept them off the field on offense

  24. DB55 Says:

    Send Cinn GMC and 10mil for Atkins and Tyler Boyd. Trust me on this one.

  25. Defense Rules Says:

    Thank you Bonzai … me too. Bucs have a chance for a winning season (9-7), to break even at home (4-4), to end the season on a positive note (instead of on a 3-game losing streak), and to sweep the Stinkin’ Panthers. This is a BIG game, regardless of whether or not we make the playoffs. With Dotson now back (I hope), looking for Jaquizz to have a big game running the ball, for Jameis to throw for at least 155 yds (besting last year’s 4042 yds), and for ME13 & Humphries to step up big. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Peyton Barber used more in this game, just so the Bucs can see what they have in him for next year. Panthers can still be explosive, so our D will need to step up big time. Would love to see Ryan Smith, Russell & Siliga used more in this game also, to see what they bring to the table.

  26. DB55 Says:

    Peyton Barber at first I was like wtf then I was like dam this kid is pretty fkn good. My wife said he’s her fav player. Lol

  27. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I have no doubts that hump has a great work ethic. I just ruink his ceiling is very low. You mention that he has more catches than murphy ever had in a single seson. But it seems like half or more of humps catches come on wr screens. Basically force feeding him the ball. So while it has been a good season for hump, i want to see him be a bigger down field threat. Not a deep threat, but be that over the middle outlet for Jameis, like the way third and Ike was for the bucs years ago. Not be just a screen guy.

  28. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    You guys play too much Madden. The Panthers are not going to trade a good player to a division rival…..ever.

  29. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Not a big fan of retread WRs either. Draft one in the second round. Need someone with talent that can be molded into what we want. Not some old alshon jeffery that can’t stay on the field. Or any other journeyman that can’t stick to a team for more than a couple years. We need some top end talent. TBH i really wish we could have gotten Marvin jones last season. That kid is talented, and he proved he cna be successful with 2 different teams. We would have made the playoffs with him on the team. Offense could have been high flying.

  30. SteveK Says:

    We needs smurfs on offense. Speed is a must.

  31. Ed Says:

    Because the Bucs have average speed wideouts, combined with Jameis inability to hit deep throws to explosive receivers, defensive coordinators have shrunk the field vertically so a guy like Hump can’t run the underneath routes and get open.

    There’s too much defensive traffic. With a legitimate #2 wr that can run past tight coverage, a defense will have to drop their safeties deeper allowing Adam to run the crossing routes and only have one linebacker to beat as the corners and safeties will be rotating towards that #2 guy.

    A burner would be great but even a big receiver that can get some seperation with good hands would greatly help Winston become more efficient.

  32. NFLNut Says:

    Sign Terrelle Pryor AND Kenny Stills, draft Dalvin Cook in the first round and Efflein in the 2nd round and Jake Butt (Jameis loves working with TE’s and as the Patriots proved, two receiving tight end sets can be devastating on defenses) in the 3rd round and your entire offense is revamped, fast and dynamic instantly.

    QB: Jameis
    RB: Cook/Quizz/Simms/Barber
    WR1: Evans/Stills/Shepherd
    WR2: Pryor/Stills/Shepherd
    Slot: Humphries
    TE: Brate/Butt

  33. teacherman777 Says:

    @shadow man

    Nice idea about Brandon Marshall. He’s still a beast.

    Sign him and Terrell Pryor.

    Brandon Marshall for a 6th rounder? Can’t beat it.

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    @DB55- I like Tyler Boyd. We should’ve drafted him IMO. Trading GMC for Atkins makes ZERO sense. What’s the benefit? They’re practically the same player.

  35. Pickgrin Says:

    I checked out the John Ross highlights a couple days ago.

    Damn – we could sure use that young man’s speed and talent.

    Solve the #2 receiver and the return specialist needs in 1 draft pick.

    He was hand-clocked running a 4.25 40 yard dash at Husky’s spring combine last year.

  36. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I want Pierre Garçon as our No2 more than anyone else. I think Pryor has the best skill set but there’s obviously something wrong with him; everybody hates the guy

  37. Arealbucsfan Says:

    My FA wish list: Eric Berry, Dontari Poe, Pierre garçon

  38. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I don’t buy that excuse Ed. Brate does an excellent job working the middle of the defense. The middle of the field is definitely available, if the receiver is talented enough to get open. I don’t believe hump has the athleticism to get open on a regular basis. Brate is a big target and that makes his window to throw to bigger. Hump is small so his catch radius is smaller. Which means he needs to have 2 steps on his man instead of the 1 step that brate and Evans needs. And hump just isn’t good enough to get 2 steps on a defense. Slot is still a big need on this team. We should not be satisfied with a WR that only excels at screen plays. We need 2 starting caliber WRs added this off season, #2 and #3.

  39. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Pierre garçon has underachieved mightily in DC. He was brought there to be their #1. But after he showed he couldn’t handle that duty, they added d jax. And he still didn’t become very productive with a deep threat opposite him. He has just 1 thousand yard season in his 9 yrs in the NFL.

    Don’t get me wrong, his production would be a much welcomed addition to this team, anything is better than the nothing we have… But for 8 mil a year, I would expect 1000+ yards every year. I would rather take my chances on the draft.

  40. Buccfan37 Says:

    I expect Benjamin to have a big game Sunday against our Bucs.

  41. Kevin Says:

    I would take two in fa….josh gordon as a flier and another. Draft a new rb and re sign martin on a cheap prove it deal. Continue to build the o and d lines with quality picks and hope you find some playmakers in the later rounds. I trust Jason Licht will get better every year

  42. USFBUC Says:

    We need to grab Pryor and give Gordon a shot if he gets reinstated. Pryor could be a stud in the making and nobody can deny his work effort. The guy realized he wasn’t going to play in the NFL as a QB so he changed positions and earned a spot as a starting WR. He is currently averaging over 13 yards per catch and pulls in over 50% of balls thrown at him. If Gordon gets to play and can stay clean he can be a great WR. Then draft another WR and we have instant depth at the position.