Sammie Stroughter showed enough skills and production his rookie season to help earn him a spot in the starting lineup in 2010. The seventh-round pick caught 31 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown last year. This season as the starting flanker, Stroughter’s production has been severely down. In the first three games Stroughter only has six receptions for just 49 yards.
Head coach Raheem Morris said that Stroughter’s lack of stats could be because he may not be accustomed to playing so many snaps on Sundays.
“When you look at Sammie, he played so hard that he wore down a little bit,” said Morris. “He caught some cramps yesterday and we had to pull him off the field.”
Morris plans rectify the situation by giving Stroughter some breaks during games and putting him in the slot more on passing downs.
The story makes sense with an earlier report we got about some changes after this week's bye for the Bucs. Look for more Arrelious Benn at WR in week 5 with Stroughter's move to the slot.