Written by: Johnny Dean
During the offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to let wide receivers Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson go due to the salary situation. Understandable considering the Buccaneers present salary cap situation.
That wasn’t supposed to be a problem as the team brought in wide receivers Breshad Perriman via free agency and drafted Scotty Miller. Two games in and Perriman has shown his hands are made of butter and Miller can’t even get on the field.
Is this some kind of crisis?
You would be inclined to say no at first thought right? Let’s rewind a year and look at what Humphries brought to the passing game.
Humphries was Winston’s go-to guy in check-downs and crucial plays. This season the Bucs has had good success with Chris Godwin and Mike Evans is, well Mike Evans. Jameis Winston hasn’t had another outlet receiver for those moments when he needs to trust the guy on the other end of the throw. This situation is seriously hampering the offense and putting undue pressure on Winston and the offensive line. If you don’t believe so, just add up the points lost on Perriman’s hands alone.
No, the sky isn’t falling in Tampa. The Buccaneers have found a defense and a running game, which is more of an old school style. Old school football means a lot more games like this last Thursday’s game. I personally am a fan of the old slobber-knocking defensive games. If you’re expecting a ton of fantasy points better look elsewhere. At least until the Buccaneers find another Humphries.