Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield wakes up feeling dangerous. His rookie wide receiver Trey Palmer rises not-infrequently with full-on Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction energy, ready to lay the smackdown on life with great vengeance and furious anger.
No for real. This isn’t made-up. Palmer made the most of his one catch in the Bucs’ 32-9 blowout of the Philadelphia Eagles to cap off Super Wild Card Weekend with a 56-yard catch-and-run touchdown on a quick pass from Baker:
House call. My goodness. The speed is evident here. Palmer can absolutely roll in the open field. It’s easy to be overshadowed by the likes of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in Tampa Bay’s receiving corps. As of right now, based on where Godwin and Evans are at in their careers, neither of them have Palmer’s level of explosiveness. It adds a different gear to the Bucs’ passing attack, as does ascending tight end Cade Otton. Baker looked Otton’s way often on Monday, to the tune of 86 yards on eight receptions.
But what we’re actually here to discuss is Palmer’s penchant for being PO’d upon waking up — and how often it bodes well for his outlook on any given game day, dating back to even his college days at Nebraska.
Before last week (maybe a bit of a heat check), Trey Palmer has scored a TD every time he's woken up pissed off.
How crazy is it that the 2023-24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one win away from the NFC Championship Game?Raise your hand if that was on your bingo card entering the NFL season. Bet it wasn’t. If memory serves, in fact, the Bucs had the longest preseason odds to win the NFC South. Here they are, obliterating the reigning conference champion Eagles, whose defense was coordinated by Matt Patricia.
If the Eagles fire Nick Sirianni and Bill Belichick winds up in Philly, I will laugh for eternity if Belichick retains his old pal Patricia on staff. Anyway, congrats to Trey Palmer for cooking Patricia’s scheme, and to Tampa Bay for blocking out the noise. It would’ve been a bummer to see this disaster of an Eagles team survive and advance.