With Vincent Jackson missing extended time and Louis Murphy being placed on the injured reserve, it left two rookie, undrafted free agents to step up and fill the void.
Well, both Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye have done well stepping in next to Mike Evans in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense over the past few weeks. As you can tell below, Humphries specifically has put together some solid statistical performances.
Fans and coaches specifically are taking notice, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had nothing but praise for those two, as Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reported.
"Those two rookie receivers…[I] couldn't be happier for them, couldn't be prouder of those two guys," Koetter told Buccaneers.com. "Two guys, undrafted, don't even know if they are going to make the team and all of a sudden we put three [wide receivers] out there and we have five rookies on offense. [I'm] happy for them, love their attitude during the week and in the game, having guys that are willing to try to do it how you want them to do it. If we screw it up then that's my fault, if we don't give them the right things. [I'm] just really happy for those two guys."
Unfortunately, Jackson will likely miss a few more weeks, or at least Week 11, but both Humphries and Dye seem prepared to step up once again.
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