“That’s Really My Main Focus”

March 15th, 2019

New Bucs receiver.

New Bucs receiver Breshad Perrmian said all the right things yesterday at One Buc Palace.

His confidence is riding sky high, in part because he feels 100 percent healthy with all his natural ability that includes incredible speed.

Also, Perriman was talking all about how being a deep threat — and an every-catch threat — is his thing, stretching the field and taking every ball to the house.

“That’s really my main focus,” Perriman said.

Encouraging was Perriman talking about how he can’t wait to do all kinds of offseason work with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, a guy he got to know during their 2015 draft process. They even talked in the One Buc Palace cafeteria yesterday, Perriman said.

Joe’s eager to see how this goes down. Every year across the NFL, many teams across the NFL pluck receivers off the street and get solid production. And given all the legitimate weapons the Bucs have, Perriman should get his share of 1-on-1 opportunities. Now he has to squeeze the football consistently, which has been a problem in his career.

You can watch his full media chat below.

36 Responses to ““That’s Really My Main Focus””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    i think he’ll be a sneaky good signing…..we’re not asking him to be a #1 or #2…..


  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I would wager right now that Perriman will exceed Djax’ production from last year of 41 receptions and 4 TDs (barring injury)…….in addition, the difference in the locker room will be immeasurable. Just the comfort level of Jameis will make a difference.

    Perriman has the speed to stretch the field and provides the decoy we need to open up Evans, Godwin, Howard & Brate….

    Any takers……

  3. doolnutts Says:

    I don’t know how this will work out. Good shot it doesn’t but I do like his attitude. He is just as fast if not faster than Desean. From the sound of it Perriman has a chip on his shoulder so hopefully, he will come in work hard and get in a groove with Winston. There will be plenty of opportunities for Perriman to turn his career around.

  4. Bucyourself Says:

    Really curious to see if Winston connects with him on deep ball consistently.. then we will all see what was up with D-Jax

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    If Jameis is off target on a deep pass Perriman does have a larger catch radius and hopefully more will/desire to snag the ball than Djax.

  6. ChanEpic Says:

    OT: Kareem Hunt got an 8 game suspension. Maybe passing on him wasn’t a bad decision?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think having his family support and being comfortable in Tampa will make a huge difference…..look for him to at least perform greater than expected. It doesn’t take a whole lot for him to be worth $4mil.

  8. jerseybuc Says:

    Catch the ball. That should be his focus. He has everything else, but his hands are his Achilles heel.

  9. BucsFIRE Says:

    813bucboi Says:
    “i think he’ll be a sneaky good signing”


    I agree completely.
    I have a feeling this is going to be one that we will be quite happy with.

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    TBBF … Agree 100% that Perriman is a good signing & should do well here this year. Will admit though, I would’ve rather seen us sign a starting outside corner or a starting Guard BEFORE signing a #3 or #4 WR. But hey, you’ve got to take advantage of the opportunities when they present themselves ( suppose.

    ChanEpic … Hunt being suspended for the first half of this season PROBABLY means that Cleveland won’t be trading Duke Johnson anytime soon. I really thought we had a chance to trade for him prior to the draft, but not now. Personally thought he’d be a good fit with Peyton Barber.

  11. MtBucsFan Says:

    So basically we have a taller, and lankier Djax that actually WANTS to work in the off season. If they actually spend quite a bit of time together and a coach that has a lot of work with Larry Fitzgerald they will connect. The NFL has already started to recognize Godwin as a threat so he will have chances. Now he just needs to catch them! I really like the signing and feel its going to be big. Now if we could just do ANYTHING on defense. I would be a lot more comfortable!!

  12. Adrnagy Says:

    Perriman will do good. He’s young and I think he’s a late bloomer. With Arians offense he will have 1000 yd season. He had 400 ya last season with him not being a big part of the offense.
    De’Vante Harris Signs with bucs. I think the bucs are focusing in depth and drafting playmakers in defense. We will trade down.

  13. Lord Cornelius Says:

    This signing is growing a lot on me. Mainly because I’m reading their idea is to move Godwin to the slot like Fitzgerald was doing in AZ.

    Watson was never going to play slot.

    Perriman/Watson = your outside WRs next to Evans with Godwin in slot.

    Godwin = better blocker than Hump which they can take advantage of inline.
    Godwin = more explosive than Hump, and a nightmare matchup on nickle CBs that he can outmuscle

    This guy doesn’t need to even catch balls. Just keeps the D honest.

    ME/Perriman on outside = defense has to be honest and keep S deep

  14. ModHairKen Says:

    Nice to see someone who wants to be here and feels he needs to prove he is worthy. Hunger precedes success.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Now….if we can somehow, someway come out of FA with at least a serviceable RG…..we will have done as much as could reasonably be expected.

    Our draft looks like MLB, OG, S at this point……White…..depending on who is available at 5……

  16. ChanEpic Says:

    ModHairKen, I totally agree. it’s pretty refreshing and possibly a sign that BA has influenced Licht in terms of when to take this kind of risk.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    @Adrnagy … “We will trade down.” I thought that originally, but not any longer, UNLESS it’s a deal that Jason Licht just can’t pass up no matter what. Bucs NEED a ‘difference-maker” on defense, and particularly someone with excellent LEADERSHIP potential. Joe will cringe when I write this, BUT … that ‘difference-maker’ is MLB Devin White.

    The latest CBSSports mock draft (2 Rounds) has us taking Devin White with our #5 pick, then taking cornerback Joejuan Williams (Vanderbilt) with our #39 pick. I cringed when I read that … in a draft deep with DTs & DEs, no way the Bucs (who need BOTH) would spend yet another high round pick on a CB. Several very promising DEs were still on the board (like DE Zach Allen of Boston College & Christian Miller from Bama, as well as several very promising OLinemen). No way we’d pick yet another CB.

    Then I remembered who our GM is. Rats, we’re screwed.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m thinking Devin White at #5 and an OG/T in round 2.

    The trade down scenario has lessened due to some of the QB activity in FA…..this could still happen.

    The best chance to trade is actually with the Giants…..why, you say? Because the Giants know we are not picking a QB…..
    But…they don’t know who may want to jump them for their first choice at QB….and that trade down (1 slot) would be cheap. That way the Giants could assure their choice.

  19. Joeypoppems Says:

    Perriman for $4 mil > Hump for $9 mil

    His speed is what is needed after DJax being traded. Godwin in the slot like ive been saying.

    I love these value signings. Very possible they outproduce their pricetag. And if they do and get bigger deals next year we could get draft picks for them. Love it.

  20. SCBucsFan Says:

    All of you saying he will do good are wrong. He will do well.

  21. Brandon Says:

    If he can even start to live up to his immense potential, we could still be really special at WR. Evans and Godwin outside, Perriman comes in and Godwin moves to the slot. Godwin may very well be our best WR down the line, he is definitely the most versatile and has a far more complete game than anyone else on the roster this year or last year.

  22. Adrnagy Says:

    I just hope we don’t take Jonah. With the 5th. I want trade down and load up in defense. Jpp David. McCoy “ our playmakers “ are getting up in age. I don’t see us taking a CB. But greedy wouldn’t be a bad pick if we trade down.

  23. Adrnagy Says:

    We have a collection of players in the safety spot with no proven exp. idk where and how Buccannon will line up. I’ll have to see film on him with Todd defense in Arizona where he was lineup.

  24. Ndog Says:

    So I guess all you Licht haters thought picking Howard, M Evans, Vea, Jameis, Brate, Kwon, Marpet, D Smith, J Evans, Davis, Hump, Barber and Godwin were mistakes right? Listen guys EVERYONE makes poor selections and if you focus on those of course he sucks. But if you focus on the fact that he has brought in a potential great QB, WR, TE, LT, G, DT and potentially very good S, backup TE, 2 WRs, and RB that is not bad at all. In free agency he has clearly struggled but that is even more reason to not be upset now that we are not all that active and news flash it’s not just him most big ticket players in free agency don’t pan out across the league. Just last year look at Kirk Counsins, Case Keenum, Nate Soilder, Sammy Watkins, Jimmy Graham, Muhammad Wilkerson, Terrelle Pryor, Michael Crabtree and many many more.

  25. DB55 Says:

    Catching balls in the warm fl sun is a hellava lot easier that catching a brick hard ball in Cleveland or Baltimore but wtfdik.

  26. BucsFIRE Says:

    SCBucsFan Says:
    “All of you saying he will do good are wrong. He will do well.”


    You are absolutely correct!
    Since you are teaching a grammar lesson, make sure to realize that your sentence should have read like this.
    “All of you saying (THAT) he will do good….”

  27. Joeypoppems Says:

    As far as the draft goes, I fully believe that it will be either Quinnen or Devin White at 5.

    Only way they trade back is if either they both are off the board or Licht is blown away by an offer AND they can stay in the top 10.

  28. Cobraboy Says:

    I suspect we will see a completely differrent offense with the Arians group, so it’s hard to say who fits and who doesn’t.

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Cobraboy Says:
    March 15th, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    I suspect we will see a completely differrent offense with the Arians group, so it’s hard to say who fits and who doesn’t.

    I think it would be safe to assume that Perriman fits.

  30. pick6 Says:

    he’s what the bucs need. shut your mouth and fly down the field, and once in a while we will throw you a ball. the rest of the time you are creating space for Evans, Godwin, Brate, and Howard….your deep threat should be a role player and a team player, not an overpaid diva who whines about his team not trying one of the lowest percentage plays in their playbook a dozen times a game

  31. AwShbucs Says:

    Call me crazy but I honestly think that Jameis could end up building a really chemistry with Perriman since the guy will actually be willing to put in the extra offseason work the Jackson was never willing to do.

  32. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree 100%. Licht learned well from Belichik in terms of drafting. Belichik does not waste his money on first wave FA’s…Licht was desperate and that’s why FA’s have been a bust.
    They are always OVERPRICED.

    And lest we forget…Licht had a 4th round pick and an UDFA already break the bank in this year’s FA. He must have found a few gems in there.

    Most importantly if JW lives up to what we expect that will cement Licht’s rep…if not Licht is gone with JW. I expect big things out of JW this year.

    Someone posted that Perriman will come here with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove. So does JW. Think he’s not sick of hearing and reading how it’s HIS fault he couldn’t connect with DJAX on the deep ball. He and Perriman are BEYOND highly motivated. JW has always been a maniacal workaholic and if Perriman is ready to join him in that effort I think it’s going to be DJAX who?

    Another nice thing for Perriman as it was for JPP…it’s a homecoming. From Livonia GA and UCF he’s going to be in familiar surroundings.

  33. BucsFIRE Says:

    ^^ That doesn’t make you crazy at all, AwShbucs.
    I think you are SPOT ON.

  34. catcard202 Says:

    Perriman represents SPEED…But will he deep dive the playbook, catch the contested ball / ball in traffic, practice/play with 100% effort on every rep & BLOCK when called upon???

    If he does those 4 things…He may flip the 1st Rd Bust label & the FO may get a little fan respect for seeing his potential.

  35. SB Says:

    The ‘Dream Scenario’ for me is White at 5 and somehow Brian Burns is still on the board at 39

  36. Alan Says:

    This guy sucks you know it I know it