Buccaneers need a huge game from this young player in Week 3
By John Paul
With the sudden news that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be playing without star wide receiver Antonio Brown this Sunday due to him being put on the Covid-19 list, the team will have to dig into their bench to try and make up for his absence. Unfortunately, this could not have come at a worse time as the Bucs prepare to face their first real test in Week 3, the L.A. Rams.
The Rams come into this game also undefeated like the Bucs. With a roster full of offensive and defensive talent, the Bucs will certainly have their hands full, especially if they will be missing Brown’s offensive production, which has been incredible so far this year, even if he didn’t show up statistically in Week 2.
Fortunately, the Bucs have two things on their side. One, is a plethora of other wide receivers that should be able to fill the gap such as Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, both stars in their own right, not to mention Rob Gronkowski who is having an incredible start to the year.
Secondly, and what will likely be pivotal come Sunday, the Bucs have deep threat receiver Scotty Miller available to replace Brown.
For the better part of last year, especially before the Antonio Brown signing, Miller had been a potent deep threat for the Bucs and an odd favorite of Brady who seemed to find every opportunity he could to get him the ball. Look no further than last year’s playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, where the pair connected on the last play of the 1st half to completely change the trajectory of the game.
The Bucs should hopefully look for something similar this week from Miller, who will be coming into the game with both his experience from last year, as well as fantastic chemistry with Brady. If Miller shows up like he needs to with one or two deep plays, the rest of the Bucs receivers should be able to do the rest.
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