100 In Sight

October 3rd, 2017


When Adam Humphries lines up against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football, it will mark the two-year anniversary of then-rookie Humphries getting cut by the Buccaneers.

(Cameron Brate recently celebrated a similar anniversary.)

My, how times have changed!

When Humphries joined the Bucs as an undrafted tryout player out of Clemson in 2015, Joe would have wagered a small fortune against Humphries, just two years later, having 100 catches for 1,000+ yards as part of a wickedly dangerous Bucs offense.

Yet that’s where he is. Rudy!!

It’s quite a success story. Slot receiver Humphries, after his strong start to this season, has 96 career catches for 1,038 yards. Against the Patriots, he easily could ring the 100 bell in just 32 career games.

Perhaps most impressive about Humphries is his 96 catches have come on just 143 targets. That’s one of the very best catch-target rates among receivers throughout the entire NFL during that time.

Running backs are supposed to run, not dance. Defensive ends are supposed to hit quarterbacks, not just come close occasionally. And wide receivers are paid to catch footballs, not get new fat contracts based on their blocking.

Humphries catches the football and is on the rise at 24 years old.

Before the 2016 season, Humphries explained to Joe that he wanted all of America to know his name. He’ll really get that chance again on Thursday’s grand stage.

37 Responses to “100 In Sight”

  1. Walter Says:

    I’m glad he’s on our side, I can only imagine what Brady could do with him.

  2. Walter Says:

    Imagine Brady with our receivers

  3. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    He’s been a great asset for the Bucs. Just has gotten more and more dependable.

  4. Mojiska Says:


    Why??? Lets imagine a game where winston has a consistent run game and gets everyone involved (jax and godwin did little). If carolina can roast that d with benjamin and funchess, what will our receivers do???

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Or big contract’s cuz they can run fast ….djax

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    You left one out Joe D coordinators are suppose to be aggressive.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    It seems that Koetter wants an offense similar to the Pats with the crossing routes and different levels and the 2 TE approach and then the rudy WRs is cherry on top, all those guys do is catch the ball and it appears that aside from ME that hump is jameis next security blanket

  8. NOSBOS Says:

    Makes sense Dusthty. Now someone need to slide a memo to Mike Smith cause Belichess can be unconventional as they come maybe all time. Chiefs were rushing 3 d linemen and dropping 8 in coverage at times last night. Same thing they did effectively against the pats opening night. We must not be predictable against these boys,They coming down here with the mindset to air us out. They are aware of keenums success.

  9. sorryitriggeredyou Says:

    Well done Hump!

  10. sorryitriggeredyou Says:

    @NOSBOS This a tough week for you NOSBOStonfan? LMAO

  11. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    I wasnt worried about hump when we brought in Djax, Godwin, and OJ. Yeah it can be hard to get all those receivers on the field, but Humps gonna get his. Great chemistry with Jameis, great ability to get open underneath, reliable hands.

    He’s had a great start to the season as well. 1-2 years from now when Godwin is ready to be a star we will be moving on from Djax. Mike, Godwin and Hump in the WR core for this team.

  12. Wausa Says:

    Adam is a very good slot receiver that is benefiting from the upgraded talent around him.
    Brady is the best QB in NFL history but we have some bad fans that post on these boards regarding our QB.

    The Bucs have the best QB in franchise history. A QB that is currently on pace to throw for over 4,600 yards and 32 touchdowns and is only 23(if he would have used his eligibility he would be a rookie this year).

  13. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    NOSBOS,,,,very true and I also read that the Pats OL this year is giving up sacks at a similar pace as the Giants, so basically the bucs will not touch brady so your idead of mixing up the fronts and coverages is a good one…not having VH3 15 yards deep every play

  14. Jim Says:

    If he can make another TD catch like he did against Dallas I am sure peeps will notice.

  15. NOSBOS Says:

    Dusthty,I hope Mike Smith agrees man.

  16. NOSBOS Says:

    I also wouldn’t mind if it started raining right at kick off.

  17. Buc4lyfe79 Says:

    People tend to forget that Brady’s first few years were spent with some form of premier or productive running back to help in his development. Remember Corey Dillon folks? Brady didnt just take the field in 01 and instantly become who he is today. Bucs need their running game to work period and consistently for Jameis to continue to develop. Get it done, Go Bucs!!!

  18. Francisco Menendez Says:

    @Joe, I love the Michael Clayton reference. It did not go unnoticed.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Misses by Licht with ASJ & Aguayo….but big wins with Humphries & Brate….all averages out in the end.

  20. Easy Denman Says:

    Rudy Humphries is a guy you love to root for.

  21. Pickgrin Says:

    Great job Hump! Keep it up. In 2 years you will be getting a NICE payday.

  22. LongSeason Says:

    I was rooting for Humphries when we first signed him. He is fun to watch.

  23. BucsFan90 Says:

    Walter you realize Brady wasnt sh!t at 23, right?

  24. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Does anyone remember when JW and Hump would fail to connect, but the kept putting in the time together and now 2 years later…VOILA

    Also when JW3 played in the PRO BOWL he didn’t have problem connecting with those receivers and they had ONLY practiced together a
    few times…including deep balls..things that make you go🤔.

    Just wait for it DJAY and just WILL connect!

  25. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    DJ and JW will connect

  26. pick6 Says:

    irony of ironies if humphries and\or brate turn out to be the keys to unraveling the patriots, who practically invented turning white dudes you’ve never heard of into gamebreakers

  27. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I remember the first year when all of us were skeptical. You wrote about Buc brass being unhappy with you because of your treatment of Rudy. He apparently
    had a fan club at OBP very early on.

    BTW do those Buc brass ever give you the business over Rudy now?

  28. orlbucfan Says:

    A lot of Hump’s catches are over the middle in traffic. I’ve been in his corner ever since he started. A great Lichts-out signing!!

  29. JameisDungy Says:

    I like Rudy.

    However, imo I still feel the offense won’t really take off until he’s about the 5th or 6th target Jameis has great chemistry with. Right now its Brate, Evans, and Rudy.

    The sooner he develops chemistry with Jackson and OJ ahead of Rudy the offense will really take off. And Rudy will start to get more YAC.

  30. Captainjimbo Says:

    JameisDungy, what difference does it make who’s catching the ball. Maybe if OJ and Djax put in the work they will get their shots. Rudy deserves everything that comes his way.

  31. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Kobe Faker has printed this picture and blown it up to cover his bedroom wall in his Mothers basement.

  32. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Are all of these stories on the offense supposed to take our minds of the mess that is the Bucs defense?

    Before you get your panties in a wad GMC, I am talking about the whole defense….except for Grimes and our linebackers.

  33. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If Winston has a breakout game with DJax, this would be the best week for it.

    I would LOVE to see three deep passes to DJax in this game…all caught.

  34. mike10 Says:

    I really like that mindset…

    Dam, Bucs fans, how did we get to this. The culture change that accompanies our talented locker room of players ranging from the 1st round and un-drafted free agent, to waiver pick up.


  35. Geno@arpeika Says:

    For all of you who are wondering what Brady would with him, ask yourself what Jameis will do with him or someone like if Jameis had 17 more years of NFL experience. Live in the present stop coveting what other people have. If Brady had him he’d be in Boston.

  36. Brett Says:

    I thought Russell Shepard was going to be the guy Humphries is becoming.

  37. GoBuxGo Says:

    Hump has done nothing but do his job, honestly he’s under appreciated and reminds me of s small compact WR that was a safety blanket for Peyton Manning in his Indy days, and that man is Brandon Stokely…who predates the carbon copy Wes Welker