Bucs May Not Miss No. 3 WR

August 28th, 2020

Renewed focus.

Last year when Bucs stars Mike Evans and Chris Godwin went down with bum wheels, No. 3 receiver Breshad Perriman blew up.

To that point, Perriman almost had been a non-factor. But he raised his game big time in the latter few weeks of the season. A free agent, Perriman signed with the Jets in March.

Joe thought the Bucs, who only had so many shekels to go around, would miss him. They may not.

As Albert Breer of SI.com pointed out, two guys who are so far the stars of Bucs training camp (aside from park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, of course) may very well make Bucs fans forget about Perriman so long as they carry their excellent training camp play into the regular season.

That would be tight end O.J. Howard and wide receiver Scotty Miller.

@AlbertBreer: Howard and Miller are MUCH improved. The team’s noticed how Howard’s playing more focused, with fewer drops, and is better in contested situations (he made a couple circus catches while I was there). Miller’s always been fast, but he’s just now starting to play to that speed.

Joe will take a stab and suggest this is all the residual effects of Brady, reinvigorating Howard and giving him a renewed focus. With Miller, Brady playing is the part of surrogate coach and Miller’s time this summer working out with Brady at Berkeley Prep has very likely rubbed off on the Bowling Green product.

Joe hated to see Perriman go. But Joe surely loves how Howard and Miller look in training camp.

23 Responses to “Bucs May Not Miss No. 3 WR”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    im counting down!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Let’s not forget that speedy Justin Watson (6’3″) is also having a great camp.

  3. VABucsfan Says:

    Shhhhh, keep it quiet! I think I still maybe able to get Juice for $1 in my fantasy salary cap draft! I really hope he has a breakout year!

  4. VABucsfan Says:


    Wow!! Its called humor buddy, JC! Chill out! Kick back and have a cold one, the weekend is here, and we are 2 weeks from opening day!

  5. The Graham Tram Says:

    Thank you Paul. Everyone on this website is now dumber for having read that. I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

  6. Chris Says:

    Paul says. You could not of put it any better!!

  7. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    Graham Tram said:

    “Thank you Paul. Everyone on this website is now dumber for having read that. I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.”

    Classic Billy Madison! Well said my friend.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What do we know about Tyler Johnson’s injury……..and, I agree….the #3 WR is less important if we use the TEs more often

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I hated to see Perriman go too

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “OJ Howard will be #1 reciever for TB12

    OJ gets separation quicker than any reciever which TB12 must have”

    Kobe Faker

  11. buc15 Says:

    We have so many options it doesn’t matter, that is of course if BL can figure out how to use them properly

  12. Steven007 Says:

    Paul must be a phantom poster. I ain’t see no post from the so-called Paul.

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    Brady is the TE Whisperer.

    He even got productivity out of Aaron Hernandez. (Please, no jokes here. That guy brought a lot of grief to a lot of people).

  14. Beeej Says:

    I’m thinking Howard suffered the same date as Desean Jackson, James just wouldn’t use him, for whatever reason, and he copped an attitude

  15. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Gronk for Perriman, We will be just fine. Yeah Gronk is old, but the HOF TE is a known quantity, as for Perriman, he is still mostly unrealised potential. It took most of year for Perriman to begin to catch the ball consistantly. That had been an issue with him in Clevland and then here also, but he improved when called upon at the end of last year. Hopefully for his sake, he can be consistant for the Jets. As for the Gronkster, Money in the bank, Glue for hands. Deadly in the red zone. Gronk > Perriman GO BUCS!!!

  16. PTWalk Says:

    I don’t know if I’d credit Brady for the Scooter progress, he was beginning to show some promise at the end of last season and he seems to still be progressing. But Howard on the other hand, I would agree that Brady has helped him immensely.

  17. SlyPirate541 Says:

    “Learning to play with speed” is the most interesting revelation of the year.

    Henry Ruggs (Alabama WR drafted by Oakland) educated reporters during the draft. Yes, he is ridiculously fast, but more importantly, he knows how to play with speed. Ruggs observed most fast guys slow down to make cuts, while he has perfected the ability to maintain his speed.

    Brady came in and started teaching guys the same thing. How to make cuts that maintain speed.

    I find it interesting that football has been around for a billion years and very few people understand this technique.

  18. Craig Says:

    Justin Watson seems to be making a lot of plays while Godwin was off. Maybe this will be a breakthrough year for him too.

  19. Brandon Says:

    Don’t sleep on Watson either. He has a ton of talent and athleticism. Hopefully this is the season he puts it all together.

  20. Darin Says:

    Already forgot about Perriman.

  21. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Perriman is yesterday’s news. We are freaking loaded right now at WR and TE. And, I’m starting to get loaded myself!

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    I also feel that the Gronk signing will help us forget all about Perriman as well. To a lesser extent McCoy will help as well giving us a receiving option from the backfield.

  23. adam from ny Says:

    lol…now perriman wishes he was in tampa with brady…

    things have changed so drastically, missing perriman has become an offseason after thought…

    he would’ve lit it up here with brady…