Scotty Miller Aiming For More Snaps

June 2nd, 2022

Receiver Scotty Miller warms up before underwear football practice this week.

It was the pure definition of a “mismatch.”

Tuesday in underwear football, the Bucs crafted a play that got Scotty Miller isolated on a linebacker.

Just about any receiver against a linebacker is a mismatch. So just picture one of the fastest receivers in the NFL getting isolated over the middle on a linebacker. The victim, in this case, was Bucs rookie J.J. Russell.

When Miller caught the ball, thrown by Kyle Trask directly into Miller’s numbers, he separated from Russell quicker than Joe separates a set of Hooters wings from a plate.

As Miller got three steps from Russell with the ball, he quickly glanced at the end zone and saw nothing between him and the goal line except green grass. So Miller looked back at Russell and pulled a Cheetah Hill.

Miller threw up the deuce at Russell. See, ya!

Good thing for Miller this was underwear football. No refs around to throw flags!

So after practice, Joe asked Miller if Joe’s eyes deceived him. Did he really flash the deuce?

“Yeah, I might have,” Miller smiled and said when Joe asked if he dropped a deuce on Russell. “I might have done that. … Kyle hit me right in stride. I had to.”

There was also something else Miller thought he had to do this offseason: bulk up.

Miller is a little guy and it is almost irresponsible for him to do anything over the middle. So Miller wanted to bulk up in an effort to demonstrate he won’t necessarily get killed running routes in-between the hashmarks. This, Miller believes, will make him more valuable.

Miller said he added “about 15 pounds. Last year I finished the season at 167, 168. Right now I weigh about 182, 183.”

Miller said he is convinced he had to get stronger to improve as a receiver.

“I focused on that this offseason,” Miller said. “I focused on mobility, flexibility. I have a good trainer down here.

“And then a lot of lifting and training as well. That was a big emphasis for me. I think it will help me on all aspects of my game.”

Miller doesn’t want to be a one-trick pony who only takes the top off a defense on go-routes. If Miller can demonstrate he can handle more routes, he becomes more valuable not just to the Bucs, but to other teams as well.

This is a contract year for Miller. So if he can showcase himself through more versatility, that will mean more zeros in his future paychecks — with the Bucs or another team next year.

28 Responses to “Scotty Miller Aiming For More Snaps”

  1. Buczilla Says:

    We will be seriously hurting at wide receiver if Gage misses any time and it would be awesome if Miller stepped up.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    is the toe ok … if so, BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!

  3. dmatthews Says:

    Scotty is out to surprise folks this year. After he watched Cooper Kupp take over n ball out during playoff, he decided it’s Miller time. I believe Scotty’s weight n speed will take him to the next level. He fair well as a gunner but need to build his confidence n add courage to the speed n new weight if he want to elevate his game. I hope his trainer worked on his agility n shiftiness. To compete with the best u must study the best.

  4. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Miller needs to learn how to change gears . It doesn’t come naturally to him like an AB or Edelman.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Looks like his man weight has finally arrived, 3 years of diet and lifting.
    I have been one of his “one trick pony” critic’s but this is a new season so
    Go Scooter Go !

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    I hope he has a breakout year. He’s doing all the right things to be successful. Speed kills, baby!

  7. Dooley Says:

    Scotty out there trying to get his Santana Moss on

  8. Joe Says:

    Scotty out there trying to get his Santana Moss on

    Good one!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Have a fantastic year Scotty & then good luck with another team……we already have a bundle wrapped up in our receiver corps….need to resign Edwards, SMB, Dean, Nelson first.

  10. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    I always liked Scotty.

  11. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Now if Darden could bulk up a bit too…..

  12. Craig Says:

    If Scotty learns how to block downfield, he might get close to a competition with Grayson.

    If he doesn’t Grayson wins.

  13. Davey Says:

    The funniest thing about this picture……Ummm, is 41 a new left tackle I missed us signing. LB’s aren’t probably going to like seeing him coming through the hole or sealing the edge. 🙂 Beastmode.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Dardung could bulk up, sure. Then when he slips and falls he just hits the ground harder.

  15. Dooley Says:


    Scotty was makin explosive plays when Grayson was letting passes doink off his helemt, both can be put to very good use this season for our offense, but just because Scotty was hurt last season doesn’t mean Cyril is head and shoulders better. Neither of the two are a Evans or Godwin when we’re talking about blocking downfield

  16. Greg G Says:

    Listen, not that the bucs would even consider using Scotty the same as these guys, but…

    Julian Edelmann – 5-10, 195lb, 4.56 40 yd
    Wes Welker – 5-9, 185, 4.65 40yd
    Scotty Miller – 5-9, NOW 183, 4.36 40yd

    IF those extra 15lbs make it so Leftwich, Brady and the Bucs believe that Scotty can add crossing routes, over the middles routes, and bubble screen routes into Scotty’s repertoire that could be a hell of a thing! We all know Scotty knows how to get open, the first part of the 2020 season proved that (he was the leading receiver on the team through the first 4 games).

    Not saying any of this is going to happen, I’m not even saying it’s likely. I’m just saying there’s a version of reality out there where Scotty’s measurables and skills could put him in a very impressive company. And during underwear football season we’re all allowed to dream a little, right!

  17. Dooley Says:

    @Greg G

    Braxton Berrios 5’9, 190lbs and ran a 4.44 40yd they’re legitmately the same guy in separate bodies

  18. tampabayallday Says:

    Scotty has “it” when healthy

  19. Brandon Says:

    Fifteen pounds in less than five months…? Either it isn’t true, there’s a ton of fat gained, or Scotty is gonna get popped for PEDs. Now, part of that MIGHT be good weight that he lost during the season and regained… but 15 lbs of muscle is a nearly impossible feat for a full grown adult to obtain without a lot of help.

  20. Greg G Says:

    @ Dooley

    I mean, you’re not wrong. But spending my time in the offseason dreaming about the day that Scotty Miller realizes his Braxton Berrios level of production isn’t nearly as fun as irrationally making comparisons to why he could become the next Wes Welker… lol.

    To be fair, the past 3 years evidence suggest you’re more right than I am. But to be fair, every bucs fan in the world would prefer my comparison. 🙂

  21. Greg G Says:

    @ Brandon

    Your statement is simply not correct. The average, healthy rate of gain for a natural (non-enhanced) male is estimated at 2-4 lbs per month. Over five months that’s 10-20lbs. Further, no one, including Scotty stated that it was 15lbs of only muscle. And frankly if he gained 15 lbs and added a percent or so of body fat on the way that would not be a problem at all for an athlete with his body composition.

    But your conclusion that it, “either isn’t true, there’s a ton of fat gained, or…PEDs” isn’t supported by any (easily researched) studies and articles available.

  22. Dooley Says:

    @Greg G

    I kind of like the sounds of Scotty “Multiverse” Miller tho lol

  23. GOB Says:

    The extra weight is good, but how will that make him a better route runner? Added weight won’t necessarily help him get off the line either. Weight isn’t going to help his catch radius grow. He’s very fast, track star speed, but unless he makes a gargantuan leap with his deficiencies, and stays healthy, I wouldn’t expect a lot.

  24. Locked In Says:

    lol he dropped a deuce on him

  25. Maniac Buc Says:

    @Dooley on the Santana Moss statement, 😂😂😂😂😂

  26. steele Says:

    Scotty needs to learn how to run great routes precisely, shift gears with suddenness, and completely master the slot. If I’m him, I am on my knees before Edelman. “Teach me how, master.”

  27. Dman Says:

    Miller is and has been more than a one trick pony.

  28. Gridoirn Heights Says:

    I think Scotty Miller saw these other wide receivers like Cooper Kupp , Justin Jefferson and Ceedee Lamb ball out. l think he said to him self hey what about me