Injury Fouled Up Scotty Miller Last Season

July 13th, 2022

Staying healthy is critical.

Sean Murphy-Bunting wasn’t the only one.

After trashing his elbow on opening day against the Cowboys last year, cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting missed eight games and really wasn’t ever the same player.

It seems the same fate befell receiver Scott Miller.

Miller came down with a nasty turf toe injury in Week 3 and surgery was recommended. Joe has seen turf toe injuries to football players and they are gnarly if not downright gross. For a player like Miller who relies on his wheels, a turf toe injury is usually damning.

(Deion Sanders’ storied career came to an end because of a turf toe injury.)

Like SMB with his injury, Miller never fully got back into the swing of things and missed eight games. As underwear football season closed in June, Joe asked Miller if the toe injury messed up his whole season.

“Yeah, a little bit,” Miller said. “It was hard to get into a rhythm after that. [In the NFL] if you are not a star player, a No. 1, availability is the best thing you can be [for the team]. I got kind of caught up in the mix.”

Miller’s playing time when he was active was pretty much limited to special teams — where he had an impact as a gunner on the punt team — and running the ball. That’s right, the good ol’ fashioned Benn’d Around! (Only in these instances, with Miller on a Benn’d Around, it worked.)

This offseason Miller rocked up, adding 15 pounds of muscle and he seems to be in incredible shape. Miller hopes part of this hard work pays off in the sense that he should be healthier and stay that way.

“That is the No. 1 thing,” Miller said. “If I can do that, I think I have given myself a good chance.”

And that is the thing. With the turf toe injury hopefully behind him, and the extra muscle that Miller claims has made him more explosive, he should have more shots to make an impact.

21 Responses to “Injury Fouled Up Scotty Miller Last Season”

  1. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I always pull for Scotty Miller, and I hope that the extra weight and strength will make it easier for him to beat press coverage.

  2. Scotty In Fat Antonio Says:

    I hope he rocked up his toes as well.

  3. SB~LV Says:

    I wish him the best and hopefully he has made a complete recovery so he can compete against the bottom half of the WR depth chart.

  4. kgh4life Says:

    Before he dislocated his elbow SMB wasn’t playing well in the opener anyway, Scotty Miller has a better chance of bouncing back due to the success he had in 2020.

  5. Lou in srq Says:

    It will be nice to see a healthy stout version of miller this season.
    Joe out of curiosity, can you do an article on the difference between rookie year and 3rd year body appearance of players .
    Players mature and get their man bodies by third year in. Their physiques, change yet they are still listed at rookie size.

  6. Dooley Says:


    “Scoot”-around or the Jet-“Scoot” lol

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    If Godwin is out to start, putting Scotty out wide with Evans wide and Gage in the slot, Scotty can terrorize secondaries even without being a target. See the Todd Bowles Bowl against the Rams, 4th quarter.

    I expect him to have his best season yet.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    I had turf toe during the 1975 season, playing on concrete-hard Astroturf™.

    I can speak from experience how painful every step was, and how difficult to remain focused with constant pain.

  9. Robert Says:


  10. Cobraboy Says:

    @SB~LV: if he is healed, and bigger and stronger while maintaining his speed, he won’t be at the bottom of the WR depth chart.

    He has been a weapon when healthy.

  11. Dooley Says:


    SMB played 18 snaps that entire game. 7 of those snaps were actual passing plays.

  12. Maniac Buc Says:

    Man, this is crap. Scotty was never going to be a big part of this offense last year. Look at games 1 and 2 before he got hurt. He got a chance game 3 only because of injuries to others. The rest of the season reflected games 1 and 2, other than filling in for injury, which was always going to be the case. He’s nothing more than a back of the depth chart receiver.

    I laugh when people say he was on pace for 1000 yards. He was never close to on pace for 1000.

  13. Maniac Buc Says:

    And why are my comments always awaiting moderation???

  14. BillyBucco Says:

    Rut Ro
    Looks like someone got caught substituting opinion for FACT.

  15. G-FUNK Says:

    Brady has no problem throwing to Scooter. He’s shown a desire to
    his skill set. With last year’s injuries having a player able to wear many
    is valuable. As mentioned above Scooter being more Edelman like working the slot could lessen the sting of Gronk’s retirement.

  16. ClwJB Says:

    To me that was always the difference between scooter and Edelman and Welker

    They were maxed out in muscle while keeping the speed and quickness and able to take a pounding over the middle without fumbling

    If he can do the same with the extra muscle he should get a lot more schemed snaps

  17. SB~LV Says:

    Still waiting to see Scotty the Body do normal WR stuff

  18. Maniac Buc Says:

    No matter how many time it’s pointed out that Scotty has nothing in common at all with Welker and Edelman, people still want to compare them. 🤦🏾‍♂️

  19. Todd Says:

    Scotty’s toe now self-identifies as Antonio Brown’s stripping career…ready and raring to go!!!

    Rooting for you Scotty!!!

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Wish Scotty Miller the best but it may be an uphill battle for him to even make the team as a slot WR with the talent we have at the position. Speed is his weapon and he has the wheels but it may not be enough. He was drafted to fill the void left by Adam Humpries but he hasn’t risen to the expected level of production due to injuries. Hopefully this is his year prove himself.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Who ever made a comment about if Chris Godwin will be out and put in Scotty l agree if Miller can stay healthy that would great 👍🏾. And it would really improve his status of staying