Perfect Backups

September 21st, 2020

Gets props.

At times yesterday, Joe got many Twitters asking who the hell is Cyril Grayson and what gave him the right to step onto the same grass that Mike Evans uses for work?

First, Joe admits to knowing Grayson Allen but wasn’t all that familiar with this Cyril Grayson, other than he was on the Bucs’ practice squad and was elevated to the parent roster due to Chris Godwin’s concussion.

Yes, Grayson made history when a bomb thrown to him by park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady hit him in the face mask and bounced out of bounds.

As Joe wrote yesterday, Grayson may want to throw his phone in the Bay this morning. That way he won’t get any phone calls or texts from Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians to hit the street.

Aside from Grayson, the play of Scotty Miller (while not great but OK) and the play of Justin Watson proved to Joe’s good friend Mike Tanier of the Pro Football Network that the Bucs have very capable wide receivers, the kind Brady likes.

Miller and Watson are such Patriots-like receivers that Brady probably slips and calls them “Wes” and “Julian” now and then (that was a white wide receiver joke: LAUGH AT IT). They combined for four catches for 59 yards, with Watson hauling in a badly underthrown flea-flicker — or hey, maybe Brady threw it perfectly, and it was Watson’s fault for being too fast and wide open.

Meanwhile, Mike Evans rebounded from a weak performance in the season opener by going 7-104-1, and Brady proved without a doubt that he can still throw for 217 yards, one TD, and one interception against one of the worst defenses in the league.

Yeah, the Bucs are deep at receiver. And through two weeks, both Miller (Brady’s new BFF) and Watson are having their best years yet.

If the Bucs are capable of racking up 21 points in the first half — and they demonstrated they can — imagine when Godwin returns?

27 Responses to “Perfect Backups”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Mark Schlereth eviscerated him on the broadcast. Pretty much called him a track star with no discernable Wide Receiver skills. I think he said, “Do you know what fast makes you in the NFL? Really good at running.”

  2. ocala Says:

    Donte Jackson was a bad matchup for Scottie, because he neutralizes his speed. Godwin will open things back up for him when he returns.

  3. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    With this defense and Leonard Fournette, we may not have to be a scoring machine. You know, the methodical style NE has played for the better part of the last 20 years worked out pretty well for them. We could use some of that here, and I think we saw glimpses of it yesterday. Lead wire to wire, never really threatened, forced TO’s, sacks, and big plays in the passing and running games = W. Over the next few weeks, as communication between Brady, Evans, and Godwin improves, we could become the team everyone hoped for after we signed QB12.

  4. Pablo Says:

    One thing that Pablo liked about the game was all the phantom car pass interference penaltyis we got, Pablo is loving the Tom Brady effect

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    Madd depth at WR, TE, and RB. I wanna see TE Tanner Hudson out there with Tom instead of Gronk slow old busted ass. Don’t know if Tom’s getting 6’2″ Watson mixed up with Edleman and Welker.

  6. Coburn Says:

    Always had hopes for Watson. He has flashed at times with tough catches.. while other times dropping catchable balls. Physically he’s pretty gifted and didn’t he come from and icy league school? Feel like he could be solid but just needs a bit of time in the oven.

    Also saw some people calling Brady dink and dink but I honestly love me a bit of that. Honestly feel it helps guys get into a rhythm (just get some catches and move the chains first then take your shots) and actually helps the running game. Also peons things up downfield

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    week1 will be the offenses worst performance….

    we’ll get better each week….


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. rrsrq Says:

    I, waiting for the forgotten one – the unleashing of Tyler Johnson, I’m going to bet he is more of a gamer than a practice guy, though I believe he will bust his tail in practice, when the lights come on, we will see what BA and JL saw (and a lot of guys who said this was a 4th round steal.

  9. Coburn Says:

    Not to mention drop offs to backs can turn into something bigger and have to think it tires out a defense going sideline to sideline

  10. rrsrq Says:

    The PJ Fleck affect

  11. Bucamania Says:

    Tyler Johnson needs to pick it up. I know he’s been injured but pick it up. He can’t beat out Grayson?

  12. Brandon Says:

    I thought it was Cyril, with an R and not Cycil… which is it?

  13. Allbuccedup Says:

    The Bucs definitely need to resign Godwin to a long term deal at the end of the season. Because Evans and Godwin are it.

  14. Clean House Says:

    Backhanded quote by Mike Tanier

  15. Brandon Says:

    rrsrq Says:
    September 21st, 2020 at 10:39 am
    I, waiting for the forgotten one – the unleashing of Tyler Johnson, I’m going to bet he is more of a gamer than a practice guy, though I believe he will bust his tail in practice, when the lights come on, we will see what BA and JL saw (and a lot of guys who said this was a 4th round steal.


    Wait… so he’s more of a gamer than practice guy… but then he’ll bust his tail in practice and the lights will come on? That ironic twist was in the same sentence, BTW…. and he wasn’t a 4th round steal… no 5th round pick has ever been a 4th round steal in the history of the NFL.

  16. unbelievable Says:

    3 really bad drops by receivers.

    3 bad throws from Brady.

    Otherwise the offense looked pretty good, though the run blocking still has a long way to go towards improving. They opened up about 4 really good holes yesterday, which coincidentally led to the 4 best runs of the game (2 from Fournette, 2 from RoJO, 1 of each which was a touchdown).

    Need those guys to be road graders for 60 minutes though!

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Tyler Johnson is injured you guys…

  18. Bucamania Says:

    Tyler is still injured? What is the injury? If he’s still injured they should’ve put him on IR for the first 3 games.

  19. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    I wish this coaching staff would figure out how to use the vast talent they have at TE. Its just a ridiculous waste of a tremendous resource.

  20. Dano407 Says:

    We really need Godwin back since Bucs refuse to use their 3 TE’s & Watson/ Miller are OK at best.

  21. apbucman Says:

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I’ll laugh at it

  22. Bucszntkt2003 Says:

    What’s up with Brate. He had great chemistry with Jameis, perhaps his height. I don’t understand why they don’t do some three TE package plus Evans. Brate, OJ and Gronk. Even if Gronk is a slug someone has to cover him, Brate seems to be the best pass catcher of the three at this point , although he hasn’t had a chance to show much this season, certainly he was a better pass catcher than OJ last year.

  23. Bradley Says:

    Joe, you realize he’s mocking Brady don’t you?

  24. Joe Says:

    Joe, you realize he’s mocking Brady don’t you?

    Tanier? (not exactly sure “he’s” is.) Joe has no issue with that at all. Joe loves sarcasm.

  25. Hoops Says:

    Asinine to be using Grayson to throw to when you have Brate on bench and only used for 4 snaps and never thrown to. Ridiculous!

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    “Miller and Watson are such Patriots-like receivers”

    We know that they’re white.

    Miller might be OK.

    Watson is trash.

  27. LongSeason Says:

    Brady and the receivers still need time to gel. They had a shortened off season because of number 19 who never should have been on any NFL roster but somehow made all 32. We know the Saints are who we thought they were and I expected to lose.
    We got soft in the second half of the Panzer game but we made some plays when it counted both on defense (apple turnovers) and running game (L. Fournette). Speaking of 28, seeing him break away for the TD on that 46 yard run was a thing of beauty. He needs to be the starter. R. Jones and Shady are capable as backups. I did see Jones give a nice block which I hope means improvement on picking up cheese blitzes. Especially when we play the Packers October 18.
    Antoine Winfield, Jr. is the real deal and can the kid tackle? Hell yes. Winfield is who we thought he was. Secondary is better but still needs a little bit of cohesion.
    Nice to see a bit of pass rush is better this week but would like to see more of a pass rush than a pass push.
    We will get better. Too much talent.