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Discussion in 'NFL' started by Leonardfan, Nov 21, 2016.
No sympathy for mudsharks.
Some bad news. First round pick Jonah Williams tore his shoulder labrum. Will miss whole entire year.
Scotty Miller emerging as surprise starter for Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
by Cory Kinnan
While Scotty Miller was picked in the sixth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he is already proving that he belongs in the National Football League.
While Organized Team Activities and mandatory mini-camps are a time to learn a new system, get familiar with the playbook, and to mesh with teammates of new and old, it is also a time for youngsters and others to make a name for themselves. According to Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton, rookie receiver Scotty Miller has gathered the attention of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Miller, the Buccaneers’ sixth round pick just a couple of months has already made his presence known among a wide receiver room that consists of veterans Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Breshad Perriman. Moton says Miller may push Perriman for reps, and could fill the void left by former slot receiver Adam Humphries.
“Quarterback Jameis Winston praised Scotty Miller for his spring performances…With Winston’s eye on him, Miller could impress and move into Humphries’ old role, providing a catch-and-run threat on short, quick throws” (Moton via Bleacher Report).
A speedster, Miller ran a sub-4.4 second 40 yard dash, but he also displayed his ability to get in and out of breaks with a sub-seven second 3-cone drill. A man with the combination of speed and agility that Miller has can become absolutely lethal in a vertical system such as Bruce Arians’.
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With pick 208 in the 2019 NFL Draft, the #Buccaneers select Scott Miller, WR, Bowling Green.
Scott Miller posted a Good #RAS with V.Poor size, Elite speed, Good explosiveness, Good agility at the WR position.
With Godwin, Evans, Perriman, and tight end O.J. Howard taking the top off of the defense vertically, it could leave a ton of space underneath for a receiver such as Miller to exploit and eat up. Adding Miller to an aerial attack that was already potent in 2018 could lead the Buccaneers to even more offensive success this upcoming season.
The Buccaneers may have found a replacement for their undrafted gem in Humphries with another gem in the sixth round of the 2019 draft. As training camp rolls around, keep a close watch on Miller… if you can see his blur roaming the field.
That is too bad. He was a solid pick by the Bengals - hopefully he comes back stronger in 2020.
I am looking forward to training camp and preseason - they are just a month away now. Hopefully when football returns we see some of the forum members return as well.
Great news on Scott Miller. He has almost the exact same numbers as Desean Jackson. Let's hope Miller is able to be allowed to beat defenses over the top rather than play the inside Slot WR role.
I recall a couple posters here really talking Miller up pre-draft when the mainstream draftniks either didn't have him on their radar or were meh on him.
As I toast my beer to the kid I say it's Miller Time!
Good Morning Football
Three year starter, running back for Princeton....
Never knew dude was a player....
Lol, me neither. I remember him from the Jim Rome show. They did talk about Princeton, but never about him playing football, much less RB. I think they talked about him acting on soap operas.
Gronkowski is saying he might get the itch to play football this year. I sure hope so. Pats are not as fun without him!
Interesting Sutton Smooth article. The writer talks about the Tasim Hill effect......Hmm
Nice. It would be awesome to see Smith have this kind of impact for the Steelers. Lost in all this is the lack of curiosity by the writer as to why a dominant HS running back somehow was not recruited to play RB for a college program. Instead converted to defense and forced to bulk up.
Is Austin Hooper the NFL’s Next Great Tight End?
by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Former Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, a three-time NFL head coach, is back with the team coaching the tight end position.
Mularkey played tight end in the league for nine years with the Vikings and Steelers (1983-91). He inherited tight end Austin Hooper, who went to the Pro Bowl as an alternate after catching 71 passes for 660 yards and four touchdown, all career-highs, in his third season.
“He is a threat in this offense,” Mularkey told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Hooper caught 71 of 88 targets last season for an 80.7 percent catch-ratio. The great Tony Gonzalez’s best catch-ratio season was 75 percent (93-of-124) in 2012.
The Falcons are pleased with Hooper’s career arc thus far.
“Hooper, the improvement just keeps getting better,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “Now, he’s ready to go to another level, and I’m looking forward to seeing him make that growth. The addition of having Mike here, he’s done everything that Mike has asked in terms of getting him ready. That connection has been good.”
Now, the challenge for Hooper is to keep developing as he strives to become one of the elite tight ends in the NFL.
“I think he can be that way if he continues on the path that he’s taken since his rookie year,” Mularkey said.
Hooper, who was taken in the third round (81st overall) of the 2016 draft out of Stanford, is fine with the expectations. Hooper looks forward to working with his new position coach.
“He kind of outlined his expectations for me, individually, and our tight end group, collectively,” Hooper said. “I’m just excited to learn from him. He brings two, three decades worth of experience in the National Football League as a player and a coach.”
Mularkey has been a head coach for Buffalo, Jacksonville and Tennessee. He was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator from 2008-11.
“I’m just going to try to be a sponge and absorb as much as I can,” Hooper said.
In addition to Hooper, the Falcons brought back tight end Logan Paulsen and signed blocking tight end Luke Stocker in free agency.
“Logan and Luke are like Year 9,” Hooper said. “They both bring experience and veteran savvy to the room. They are a great resource for myself and some of the younger tight ends who have questions on how to approach or do certain things.”
Like the 2018 offseason, Hooper planned to put in some extra work with quarterback Matt Ryan.
full article: https://www.ajc.com/sports/football...-next-great-tight-end/bPhJV8KdF38BdxQAXzxF0N/
It's official, Mr. Hill will not be disciplined by the NFL. Nothing to see here, move along.....