Scotty Miller Talks About His Season-Long Injury

June 27th, 2021

Hey, Tom Brady had a season-long knee injury last year that required knee surgery — but never landed on an injury report.

So would it really surprise anyone to learn another Buccaneer was in a similar boat?

Clutch speedster receiver Scotty Miller sounded like a guy trying to keep the extent of his 2020 injury quiet early in his interview with The Pat McAfee Show last week.

Miller was a no-show at Bucs spring practices, including the unofficial ones hosted by Tom Brady.

“My situation was unique. I had something going on with my body this offseason,” Miller began. “So I was actually rehabbing [at One Buc Palace] while all the guys were doing OTAs. So I actually didn’t go to any sessions with Tom this offseason. … If I was healthy, I probably would have been with Tom.”

McAfee, the former Pro Bowl punter and Colts emergency QB under Bruce Arians, pressed Miller to share what was wrong with him.

“I was dealing with a groin injury all last year. Literally, the first game I tweaked my groin, so all season I was dealing with it,” Miller said. “So I had to take care of it right after the Super Bowl. And then I got cleared right before minicamp — full participant and felt really good.”

Joe’s assuming Miller was talking about postseason surgery on his groin. Think about that; Miller was blowing by NFL defensive backs with a groin in need of repair.

What happens this year when he turns 24 and is bigger, stronger, healthier and faster?

As for Brady hosting his own workouts on his own time, outside the aura and eyes of One Buc Palace, Miller believes it was about building on a foundation set a year ago.

“It worked last year, so why not do it again; I think that was Tom’s mindset,” he said.

16 Responses to “Scotty Miller Talks About His Season-Long Injury”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Miller will need to be healthy as he now has a competitor in Jaelon Darden who is similar in size to Miller. While Miller plays the outside, Darden will play the slot….but the Bucs can only afford 6 WRs roster spots. Most likely the odd man out is Justin Watson. My guess, someone will be placed on IR before the final 53 cutdown.

  2. Doctor Stroud Says:

    In the immortal words of Peyton Manning: “rub some dirt on it”.

  3. Eddie Marz Says:

    Run Scotty Run. 👍

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    And there are idiots who think this guy is someone we should let go.

  5. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    You know he better had not used the excuse not tonight honey I pulled a groin either! Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!Scooter really suffered alot last season and still put up good numbers. Should be even better this year.

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    Hope Scotty blows up (not in a bad way) this year. A much better version of Adam Humphries.

  7. Elita Vita Says:

    No way the Bucs will let this guy go. Great player, speedster, a Brady favorite, and plays through injury (an Arians type of guy)!

  8. Medicated Pete Says:

    It was a pulled meat bazooka but he’s trying to be political correct bcuz his segment was sponsored by an advertiser

  9. Cobraboy Says:


    You don’t get surgery for a muscle you “tweak.”

    I doubt we’ll ever really know…

  10. Beeej Says:

    By “had to take care of it right after the Super Bowl”….does that mean he had some sort surgery?

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Apparently, Carl Nassib has been playing his entire career with a stimulated groin.

  12. Bojim Says:

    Always an a-hole bucfan aren’t you?

  13. gp Says:

    Scotty was willing to have a footrace pre game to prove he was faster than Hill.
    While he was injured no less!
    As fast as he was all season with said injury, I wonder how much faster he is when healthy?

  14. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Perhaps a hernia?

  15. JGhotier Says:

    “IF, I was healthy, I PROBABLY would’ve showed up”

    Love Scooter, but that was some horrible word-choosing

  16. JGhotier Says:

    … have always liked Scooter btw