Buccaneers would be foolish to use receiver vs. Chiefs

Russell Gage, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Given the fact that the Buccaneers have all of their heavy-hitters back for the matchup with the Chiefs, Scotty Miller shouldn’t make it close to the field.

The Buccaneers have a tough game coming up later today, but the good news is that they should be back to close to full strength.

This is good news for a variety of reasons. First, Tom Brady should have all of his main weapons back that he had in the first week, and that should lead to a bit more offensive potency.

The second reason also works in tandem with the first.

The other reason why it is great to have everyone back from injuries is that it means that Scotty Miller won’t be required to take the field in such an important game.

Miller could still be one of the last receivers to make the game day roster, but the Buccaneers would be silly to make such a bad decision.

The spunky receiver that turned heads two years ago has never been able to find that level of success again. Miller has struggled with drops, miscommunications with his quarterback, and has been a general liability on an offense that can’t afford anymore setbacks.

The Bucs should have a quality top four to use later today that they can easily pair with guys like Cole Beasley and Jaelon Darden to keep Miller off the field without actually changing anything from a talent standpoint.

One way or another, the Buccaneers can’t afford to keep Scotty Miller on the field with all of the issues that he has brought this season. There could still be a path to redemption for the receiver down the road, but those chances should be few and far between based on what we have seen through the first few games of the season.

Tampa just needs more.

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