Scotty Miller: I’ve been doubted my whole life

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Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller was one of the best high school football players in the Chicago area, but colleges barely noticed. Then he had an excellent career at Bowling Green, but fell to the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft. And until his big pre-halftime touchdown in the NFC Championship Game, many NFL fans had never heard of him.

Miller says he thrives on all that.

“It’s crazy, an underdog story. I’ve just kind of been doubted my whole life because of my size and other things, as well,” Miller said. “I’ve just fought for it. I’ve earned everything I’ve gotten. It’s been like that since youth football, ever since I started playing. I remember tackle football in fifth grade — I still, in my opinion, was probably the best guy out there. I’m always confident in my abilities and myself — even back then – but I was riding the bench even then. The coach didn’t want to put me in, but every time I got an opportunity, I was able to make a play. It’s really been that way my whole life, so I’ve just tried to take advantage of every opportunity I’ve gotten. It’s been an awesome journey. There have been some lows [and] there have been some highs, but I just try to take every day one day at a time, work hard and try to maximize my potential.”

Not many people doubt Miller anymore.

33 responses to “Scotty Miller: I’ve been doubted my whole life

  1. Stop it. You were a high school superstar. Went to college on a football ride. You have an NFL career. You’re in the Superbowl. Stop the victim routine. You’re privileged.

  2. Thank you PFT writers ! It is nice to hear about some of the other players and teams during Superbowl week. Many outlets and broadcasts are lazy and just focus on the
    Superbowl QBs

  3. Just a thought… If you didn’t say things like “I’m faster than Tyreek Hill” maybe people wouldn’t doubt you so much

  4. Football scouts seem to be incredibly conservative/cautious, so it’s not surprising that a receiver from Bowling Green was judged on his size and not properly looked at.

    He’s a perfect example of why the NFL needs a developmental league. We hear all the time about how teams are already looking for talent. Also, if the league plans to expand beyond 32 teams, a D-league would help widen the talent pool and develop players on the bubble.

    The NFL has enough money that they could finance something like the AAF (while keeping the spending under control).

  5. This dude in two seasons has 700 yards and 4 touchdowns… can we please pump the breaks on trying to make him a star when his numbers say he isn’t even mediocre…

  6. I am not disagreeing but compared to other players he seems to have had a much better career in terms of not having faith in a player. Three year starter at college and 6th round pick. I would say a guy like Matt Cassel would fall into that category.

  7. Nice story. I really is and I appreciate it.

    But I hate to say it but we’ve seen this “no one believed in me; chip on my shoulder” story time and time again.

  8. AFW AFW says:
    “He’s a perfect example of why the NFL needs a developmental league.”

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    Agree. The key is to keep those buuble guys in game shape so when they get a call they are ready.

  9. I’ve been doubted my whole life too for good reason. Now that I’m older, I understand success is having a family and the ability to crack open that ice cold beer(s), and live my life through these great athletes like Mr. Miller. Good job Mr. Miller!! I can’t wait to go for the underdog Bucs and you; and have a reason to drink cold beer.

  10. What is with all the negativity?!
    Glad to see a guy like this in the NFL…
    AND
    he IS really fast, a 10.53 and 21.25 in High School is truly excellent

  11. Nice role player that’s a dime a dozen. Every team has this guy at some position. He’s not special.
    There’s nothing more annoying than a guy posting mediocre numbers claiming he’s a victim of being overlooked. He’s literally done nothing in this league to warrant all the talking. His stats go right in line this far with his draft status so I’m
    Not sure what he’s yapping about.
    This guy wants to last in this league he better take a look at the Beasely’s and edelmans of the league.

  12. Scotty sounds like a mini-Edelman. It’s got to be tough for athletes that are undersized in a land of talented giants.

    Tom Brady – 6th-round pick;
    Scotty Miller – 6th-round pick; 5’9″
    Antonio Brown – 6th-round pick; 5’10”
    Julian Edelman – 7th-round pick; 5’10”

    If Brady had to start from scratch, he’d probably pick a team where half the players were chip-on-shoulder athletes, picked in the 6th or 7th round. Of course, Brady is no dummy so the other half would be first rounders like Randy Moss.

  13. We’re hearing an awful lot this week from the Bucs #4 wide receiver who might see the field for 20 plays if he’s lucky.

  14. Somebody finally stuck a microphone in his face and he is taking full advantage. Now if he just had someone to tell him when he should and shouldn’t talk.

  15. Just a thought… If you didn’t say things like “I’m faster than Tyreek Hill” maybe people wouldn’t doubt you so much.

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    It’s disturbing and apparent that you and so many others have not even considered the very possibility that he may be correct… Hence, Miller’s account of being [doubted] his whole life. The way you confirm his assertion is simple; have him and Hill race.

  16. kcrobert10 says:
    February 4, 2021 at 9:14 am
    This dude in two seasons has 700 yards and 4 touchdowns… can we please pump the breaks on trying to make him a star when his numbers say he isn’t even mediocre…
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    Maybe he numbers are so low because he’s playing WR for a team who has Mike Evans and Chris Godwin? And AB this season. He hasn’t had many chances because he’s sharing time with some of the best in the league. Bucs fans know we have something special in Miller. He comes up big every time he’s given the chance.

  17. I remember one Packers fan on this website a couple of weeks commenting on the article about Antonio Brown being out for that gane. He basically said that the Pack would destroy the Bucs because of being left with “nobodies” like Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson. In my best Kirk Cousins voice all I have to say is “you like that??”. 🙂

  18. I read this first as “doubled my whole life” and I was going to say seriously, why?

  19. Individuals who have been ridiculing Scott Miller have not been following Buccs closely. They are relying on statistics instead of catching a glimpse of this Player’s enormous value

  20. I read this first as “doubled my whole life” and I was going to say seriously, why?

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    Lol! that was funny!

    One last note, I look at Miller as Brady’s Welker, Edleman or Amendola…

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