Joey Galloway appeared on NFL Sirius Radio “The Blitz” with host Adam Schein and co-host Solomon Wilcots. If you are still second guessing why the team resigned receiver Michael Clayton, then stop. When asked about if Galloway was surprised that the Bucs re-signed Clayton, Galloway said “I’m not surprised. He is a guy who will compete and will do whatever he is asked to do. He didn’t have good numbers but anyone around him will tell you what kind of a competitor he is and he is by far the most physical receiver in the running game I have ever played for.”
That there should be enough of a reason why the team resigned him as any. While most argue that he just doesn’t have the numbers in the passing game, how many receiver did if they were not the number one in Tampa.
Clayton who is a physical presence on the field, was a casualty of circumstances in Tampa in regards to his numbers just like any other receiver who was not the number during the time they spent with the Bucs.
Is it any wonder that the team has had so many different number one receivers since 2002, it was partly the scheme and partly the quarterbacks under center. Now don’t get me wrong the players or in this case Clayton should also receive blame. But as many observers saw last season, receivers were running wide open without even a token throw.
A new offensive scheme could just be what the doctor ordered for Clayton to reignite his fledgling career.
Galloway also talked about Antonio Bryant stating “He is a tremendous talent. I have played with him in Dallas and in Tampa. He is tremendously talented and a high energy guy on game day. You love the way he wants to compete and brings it on game day.”
Which is what many fanatics saw last season a player who wears his emotions on his sleeve, put is a fierce competior on game days which is something the entire team has been lacking since Warren Sapp departed.