Buccaneers: 3 players who stepped up in week 1 letdown

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Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Scott Miller

Scotty Miller’s name on this list does not come as a surprise for everyone who has kept up with the Bucs during the offseason. Brady and Miller formed an immediate connection during camp, and there was almost no question that Miller would be the WR3 for the Bucs in 2020.

Miller playing a more significant role in the offense this year did not come as a surprise, but the importance of the role was striking. In an offense that has multiple All-Pro-caliber players and some of the best tight ends in the NFL, the non-intimidating Miller was one of Brady’s favorite targets.

The second-year man out of Bowling Green finished the game with the second-most receptions and the second-most receiving yards for the Bucs, only finishing behind Chris Godwin in both categories.

The Buccaneers needed help where they could get it, and Miller was the one who stepped up yesterday. Especially on a team with a new quarterback, finding a receiver with great chemistry is a crucial first step in establishing a successful offense.

Scotty Miller was able to put his blazing speed and above-average route running on display in the week one loss, and Bucs fans should expect Miller to continue playing an expanded role as one of Brady’s favorite targets.

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