This past Monday, coach Dirk Koetter officially named Adam Humphries as the third wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The second year player out of Clemson has been getting a lot of praise from coaching staff and players alike since OTA’s. Not bad considering that Tampa Bay signed him after he went undrafted in the 2015 draft. With Humphries essentially being the slot guy, it gives Jameis Winston yet another solid target, and there’s nothing at all wrong with having an added weapon. This also opens things up for both Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.
I mentioned in a previous article that Adam Humphries would be one Tampa’s X-factors for 2016. In fact, I stated in said column that with his size, Adam would be used in the same way that Julian Edelman has been utilized for the New England Patriots. In his own words, “I’ve got to earn the spot every day… I could mess up or I can keep getting better, so that’s what I’m going to do. I just put my head down and work, and whatever he says is good”(Buccaneers.com) This is the type of attitude that has earned Humphries his recent accolades, with Winston quoted as saying that he is a “third-down machine”.
Adam continues to impress at training camp as well. This past Friday he caught the majority of passes that were thrown his way. He’s clearly earned the trust of his quarterback, with Winston adding on Buccaneers.com, “I definitely trust that guy with all my heart, I know Coach Koetter trusts him and this team trusts him.” Last I checked, getting a seal of approval from both your quarterback and head coach can only mean brighter days ahead for the young receiver. The sky’s the limit not only for Adam Humphries, but the entire Buccaneer team. Who knows, perhaps we might have another Pro-Bowl caliber player waiting in the wings?
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