Sometimes The Smallest Move Makes The Biggest Impact

December 12th, 2021


Five weeks ago, Joe typed a story noting Scotty Miller and Antonio Brown were both on the shelf with injuries and the Bucs’ long passing game was sputtering. So Joe had a clear idea who the Bucs should sign.

At the time, rumors were flying that Odell Beckham wanted to come to Tampa Bay to play with Tom Brady and the Bucs. Joe typed that Breshad Perriman would be a smarter signing.

Perriman already knew the offense and Joe is and was of the belief that Beckham was not the same player he once was.

Oddly enough, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht signed Perriman. As it turned out, that move saved the Bucs today from one of the most embarrassing losses in franchise history.

The Bucs saw a 21-point lead against the Bills go poof in the night, including a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. In overtime, Perriman and his wheels took a short pass over the middle from Brady, outraced a Buffalo defender and scored on a game-winning 58-yard touchdown.

And that came from a guy who was off most people’s radars five or six weeks ago and for whatever reason, Miller was a healthy scratch today and Perriman found himself on the active roster.

He may have had one of the biggest touchdowns of the season.

20 Responses to “Sometimes The Smallest Move Makes The Biggest Impact”

  1. Vegasbuccaneer Says:

    Better lucky than good

  2. CT Bucs Says:

    What a great play design. It was also a gutsy call 3rd and 3. What a great time to be a Bucs fan.

  3. Irishmist Says:

    I still doubt that Scotty’s turf toe is completely healed oh, those things don’t go away in just a few weeks. They are probably saving him for emergencies and the playoffs before planning surgery after the season.

  4. Leighroy Says:

    Points to Joe, but it wasn’t that “oddly.” If memory recalls correctly your argument in favor of the signing was that BA likes his guys.

  5. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Say what u want…. But BP has been a good buc!!! Go BUCS!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Dew Says:

    Perriman ran a 4.19 40 at his combine. He may be the fastest player on the team. Bruce signed for his speed but he hasn’t shown us much before today.

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    This was a good start, a poor second half and a bring down the house final play. The criticism is there but they won. That’s what matters. On to next week.

  8. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Very happy to get out of there with the W. Had they lost that one, it would have been the Den of Depression again. Phew!

  9. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Gadget Man is behind center for the scum sucking Saints, so Bucs beware.

  10. Bucfan Says:

    I am glad BP is back in town. He had a good year the last time he played for us and damn, yeah he is fast.

    Go Bucs!!

  11. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    It would have been nice if Saints lost today so we could have clinched the Div tonight

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    @Lesko: I’d rather clinch the division by grinding the Saints into the RayJay turf…next week.

  13. bucschamp Says:

    Was that play called by TB or BL?

  14. Eddie Marz Says:

    WOW! What a win! Great game . GO BUCS!

  15. Miller5252 Says:

    Toot toot!! Haha 😂

  16. B Says:

    Horizontal speed from wr3 position with Evans and Godwin on the field is deadly, no matter who you put in there

  17. Ed Says:

    Both a Vikings and Bucs fan. What a weekend. Vikings almost blew a 29 point lead, and Bucs blew a lead nearly as big. I don’t understand how a team can be so dominant in the first half and do nothing in the second half. I have come to expect it from the Vikes, but surprised Brady and the Bucs couldn’t put the game away.

  18. Player 1 Says:

    If Brady doesn’t draw that safety off with his eyes, that play is not a TD.

  19. The GOAT Assassin Says:

    What a gift to Catch TB12s 700 Tuddie and ad his name to the ever growing list of recievers to be a part of his record breaking Career!

  20. PassingThru Says:

    @Player 1

    Winner winner chicken dinner.

    The crossing pattern isolated the MLB Tremaine Edmunds, forcing him to cover Perriman, but what gave Perriman a free ride to the end zone wasn’t the foot race, it was the lack of safety help over the top.

    The Bills gambled with one deep safety, Jordan Poyer, who is pretty damn good. Brady was looking left which Poyer read and took the bait, leaving the right side of the field wide open. All Perriman had to do was beat Edmunds and the game was over.