Due to multiple injuries at the receiver position, the Bucs have called up third year pro and former Eagle Josh Huff. Huff has good playmaking ability as he has good speed along with solid hands and can make defenders miss in the open field. In his time with the Eagles he put up decent numbers as a Wr, but was outstanding on special teams as a return guy. With just 42 kick returns, Huff has put up over 1000 yds averaging 27.7 yds per return and 2 tds. Huff has six returns of 40 yards or more in his short career which is really good. So not only can Huff help this team on special teams, the Bucs are expecting him to be a threat on offense as well. Quarterback Jameis Winston spoke about him today and had nothing but good things to say about Mr. Huff per buccaneers.com.
“Josh Huff man, he’s blazing [fast]. [He] has a lot of abilities that would definitely add to our repertoire. We really are excited to have him up on the 53-man active roster] and to see what he’s going to do on game day.”
Hopefully Huff can provide a spark in the return game and be a playmaker for Jameis on offense. Huff knows that this is his second chance and he needs to make the most of it. The good news is that Huff still has confidence in himself and his game and is ready to do whatever the Bucs ask him to do at a high level via buccaneers.com.
“Any time you go out, you want to have confidence, whether you’re playing the Saints or any other team in the league. This league is all about confidence and if you have confidence, you’re able to do a lot of things that you know you’re capable of doing. My big thing is confidence and knowing that I can do the things that they’re asking me to do and going out and executing at a high level.”
Huff should see some snaps on offense this week vs the Saints mixing in with Russell Shepard and Freddie Martino. Hopefully he can provide some juice to this offense and make some big plays to help the Bucs win their 5th straight game.