Was Sunday Cade Otton’s “Breakout?”

November 10th, 2022

Just the beginning?

We all saw rookie tight end Cade Otton make two key catches in the Bucs’ game-winning drive Sunday.

Obviously, the key play was his touchdown catch to win the game.

Albert Breer of SI.com typed that Otton’s “breakout” game but that may be a bit premature.

Joe likes Otton a lot. He could be a steal for a fourth-round pick. All summer Joe noticed him get better and better with each practice.

The same could be said for Otton in the regular season. Otton seems to improve weekly. After having only two catches through the first three weeks (likely because Cam Brate was healthy), in his last six games only once had he caught fewer than four passes.

Otton’s six catches against Los Angeles was his most since catching seven in Week 6 against the Dixie Chicks.

Was last week a “breakout” for Otton? Well, Joe has to see consistency to go that far. Obviously, more touchdowns catches soon would cement Otton as just having his breakout game.

28 Responses to “Was Sunday Cade Otton’s “Breakout?””

  1. Erik Hesson | Fine Artist | Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    He looked like Gronk in his college film.

  2. Erik Hesson | Fine Artist | Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    He’s kinda Gronk-esque I would say. I can definitely see why Brady picked.

    Closest TE to Gronk in the draft.

  3. Erik Hesson | Fine Artist | Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Otten will be money from here on out.


  4. Erik Hesson | Fine Artist | Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    *Otton, sorry for so many posts in a row

  5. Craig Says:

    Right place, right time; but that means he has picked up the play book and Brady has noticed that he got a little room.

    I don’t think it is a breakout yet. I think he will get a 12 touch, three touchdown day by the end of the season, that will be the breakout.

    He will get it because he is a better blocker than Brate ( who I really like) and that will give him more opportunities.

  6. Bucs fan Says:

    That last play looked a lot like a Grong play.

  7. D Says:

    Starting him in my fantasy line up this week. Expecting a big performance from him!

  8. Casual Observer Says:

    He looks good to me. Fine signing.

  9. Bucfan Says:

    Not throwing to the TE has been a big problem for the O. Should target TE position regardless of who is playing at least 6 to 8 times per game. Good chance it would help keep drives alive.

  10. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Brady’s trust has led to the breakout. I really like Otton. I didn’t know anything about him until the preseason and I agree, he is a steal. He has pro bowl potential in my opinion.

  11. sasquatch Says:

    Will be interesting to see if he rocks up to Gronk-like proportions over the offseason. Could be the next.

  12. jd Says:

    If Brady gets comfortable with Otton, look out!

  13. Bojim Says:

    Agree with Joe. Little too early but I am pleased so far.

  14. Randall Says:

    If Leftwitch had a brain, he would have been using Cade all season. Fans knew the kid was gold. Should be using Ko more, too.

  15. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    On another subject: wtf is wrong with Kyle Rudolph?
    Bad signing? The guy looks slow and fragile when he does play a snap.

    Thank God Otton is coming along nicely

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I like that how big he is in the open field

  17. captivajim Says:

    Keep playing the guy,, the more catches he makes -the more confidence & comfort he’ll feel being out there with Brady.. Kieft also deserves more snaps .

    Why put Rudolf in for any snaps ??

  18. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    If Leftwitch had a brain, he would have been using Cade all season.

    Tin Leftwich: “If I only had a brain!”
    Straw Bowles: “If I only had some heart!”
    TeamGlazer: “Courage! That’s what fires bad coaches”

  19. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Stop with the Gronk comparisons. Sheesh people. Asinine. He does have a lot of potential and he’s playing well. Only one Gronk. You can’t teach 6-7 265 with retard strength.

  20. Simeon97 Says:

    does he block?

  21. dmatt Says:

    Otton is finding his groove. I notice on the play where he caught the pass over the middle, he then Gronkley got up to run for 5+ more yards, they tried to strip the ball for a fumble. He was cognizant n determined to hold on to the ball. The same for the pass near the sideline. I think this was his breakout game. when he got up to

  22. PewterStiffArm Says:

    The only way Otten can get better is if the football is delivered to him. The only way we mention that he is good is if when the ball is thrown his way he pursues it and secures it. The foot work, balance and route running come with time and exposure to the NFL game. And if a quarterback like Brady throws you the ball you might as well catch it.

  23. chark Says:

    I am a big Otton fan but he is not gronk or gronk like. His upside is to be like Heath Miller who played for steelers

  24. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Otton doing what he is supposed to do. Whatta concept.

  25. D-Rok Says:

    The kid has potential. They are slowly grooming him, rightfully so. I think he can help us down the stretch.

    Gronk-like? Naw, only 1 Gronk.

  26. Marine Buc Says:

    Cade Otton should now become our TE #1 and C. Brate should be TE#2 or #3.

    R. White should be our #1 RB…

    It’s time to start the youth movement.

  27. Mikejp Says:

    How is his block?

  28. Goatfarmer Says:

    Give him a chance and see what happens. CHRISSAKES.