Buccaneers: Most underrated player in win versus Colts

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

The Buccaneers are more than happy to have Scotty Miller back.

Zero catches for zero yards may make it seem like Scotty Miller didn’t have a hand in the win for the Buccaneers today, but his return couldn’t have come at a better time.

Miller has always been the type of player to make the most of limited touches during the Tom Brady era, and today put that on display at the highest level. How much can you do with a handful of offensive reps and some special teams chances? According to Miller’s performance, you can change the game.

The first big play from Miller came from a deep shot. Brady and Miller didn’t connect on this attempt, but the pass interference call that it drew was more than helpful for the offense. It doesn’t matter how the yards come as long as they’re coming.

Miller is sneakily one of the best deep threats on the roster with his speed and ability to leave defenders in the dust, and Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are very lucky to have him back in the fold.

The second area where Miller changed the game was on special teams, but not how you’d think. Rather than returning punts or kicks, Miller had one of the biggest plays of the day as a gunner on the punt team.

Miller had been getting down the field all day, clearly happy to be back on the field, and he finally hit pay dirt when the Colts muffed a punt. Miller jumped on the ball, and the rest was history.

This moment served as a huge turning point for the Bucs, who desperately needed a break, and this moment likely doesn’t happy without Miller’s hustle.

Regardless of where he’s at, Scotty Miller needs to keep getting reps as his health improves. Magical things happen.

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