Cornerback Names Scotty Miller As NFL’s Fastest

May 30th, 2022

Some view Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers as solid NFL ball hawk with strong returner skills.

Others view the hometown Tampa product as a 2020 draft pick with a solid pedigree that got away from Bucs general manager Jason Licht.

Regardless, Rodgers has had an impressive two seasons as the final pick of the sixth round in 2020. He’s a good returner and finished last season with three interceptions, including one against Tom Brady in the Bucs’ thrilling comeback win in Indianapolis.

Joe listened to Rodgers on the Evol Entertainment podcast recently and he was asked to name the fastest player in the NFL. Of course, he named himself, but then quickly named Bucs receiver Scotty Miller followed by Tyreek Hill.

A cousin of two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Rodgers added names of fast Colts players but acknowledged nobody will ever know the truth on that issue. Still, the only non-teammate receivers he named were Miller and Hill.

Joe thought it was very cool of Rodgers to name Miller. It says a lot about what a healthy Miller this season can bring to the Tampa Bay offense — hopefully the stuff he brought in 2020.

Regarding Rodgers’ 72-yard kickoff return against the Bucs with 10 seconds remaining in the game, fans will remember that Bucs safety Mike Edwards made the game-saving, one-handed tackle.

Rodgers explained that Edwards was the guy intentionally left unblocked on the return and he made a strong play, though Rodgers blamed himself for not cutting back late in the run.

20 Responses to “Cornerback Names Scotty Miller As NFL’s Fastest”

  1. Iamabuc Says:

    He is definitely our “roadrunner”..Beep,Beep!!..😂😂

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Fire Keith Armstrong. Today.

  3. Kalind Says:

    Agree, goatfarmer

  4. CleanHouse Says:

    Colts would have made the playoffs

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    I hope. The toe can be deadly. RIP Justin Evans.

  6. PopsMalone Says:

    Agreed. Armstrong should have been fired a long time ago. He sucks. I was at the Colts game and he almost gave me a heart attack.

  7. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    A 15 lbs heavier Scotty Miller might be that much more dangerous. Let’s hope this offseason weight lifting did him good. This puts him in the same weight class as Cheetah.

  8. D-Rok Says:

    If his peers say he’s fast, that boy is fast.

  9. Kgh4life Says:

    I would’ve paid more attention if Jalen Ramsey said Scotty was one of the fastest WR’s in the league, however, since it’s Isaiah Rodgers, nothing to see here.

  10. Will Says:

    Yes he’s fast straight line he doesn’t have the quickness and change of direction that Hill has that’s why he’s not as dangerous
    If he develops that he’s going to be an even bigger problem for defenses. I hope that next level comes to his game.

  11. GOB Says:

    Speed without great route running is about as usual as boobs on a bull. maybe the extra weight will help him get off the LOS.

  12. Netwalker Says:

    Don’t know why he’s not spending lots of time working on his cuts. Maybe he is.

  13. AlvaFan Says:

    A fifteen pound heavier Miller may be a half step slower too. Scooter wasn’t struggling last year for lack of muscle. He was struggling because of a painful foot injury. I hope they have fixed his turf toe because scoot had rare speed. Yes I agree it was “straight line “ speed as some have called it. But just think about what it’s like to line up across from someone with that ability. You know you cannot slip or trip when you turn your hips after your back pedal and cushion have been used up. Every step you take he’s taking a step and a half. You are sprinting as fast as you can but the best QB in football has already laid the ball out of your reach and it’s coming down to earth with perfect timing as the guy you had the 15 yard cushion just a few seconds ago is cradling the football in his arms sliding onto the end zone grass. That’s what it’s like to play against scooter. Let’s all hope that toe is healthy enough to put the fear back in DBs on the Bucs schedule this year.

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  15. GOB Says:

    Alva, I disagree. Corners play right through Miller. Yes he has rare speed, but what good is it if you can’t get off the line. He’s a below average route runner. Sure if you don’t get a finger on him, he’ll run by you. Miller is also terrible at the top of the route. He doesn’t, or is incapable of using leverage to get open. He also needs near perfect health to be anywhere near effective. Nobody is at full health after 3 or 4 weeks. I hope I’m wrong, but until he proves he can stay healthy, and improve his deficiencies, he’s not worth the roster spot.

  16. Miller5252 Says:

    I had to re read this…. Thought it might be Collinsworth talking about scooter!

  17. Buccos Says:

    The guy who got us into the Super Bowl is not worthy of a roster spot!?! Really? Someone is working as a double agent for a team up north where his favorite QB used to play. I would keep Miller over Jaelon Darden all day every day

  18. Dooley Says:

    Scotty Miller is a home run hitter, no DC in this league is telling his CBs to press him at the LOS in order to “play through him” because one gaff and Miller will beat you deep. Millers’ speed gets the same respect Desean Jacksons’ speed used to garner. You don’t get a finger on him because you have lined up against him with a cushion, because he’s known to beat guys deep. Fast runner, fast footwork, really twitchy in & out of his route transitions and you’ll hardly see him running a curl or a post, because his role is primarily being the bottle opener to opposing defenses. Even sweeter, he’s not even clearly our 3rd/4th best WR, so we only have to rely on what he can do when we feel like throwing it at a defense.

  19. adam from ny Says:

    you can actually only put on about 8 pounds of solid muscle in a year…

    it’s sort of a known fact from franco colombo and schwarzenegger types

  20. Sajid Ismail Says:

    1) Why are a couple people in the comments saying “fire Keith Armstrong” after reading this? What am I missing?

    2) I hope Miller has a solid camp as I would love for him to find his role. I would B1 who also hopes we can find a better option at returner than Darden. (Maybe Zion) Darden has had plenty of time to show us something and I think he just wasting a roster spot at this point.