Bucs wide receiver Breshad Perriman had a slow start to his first year with the Bucs, but has turned it on over the last two games.
Before the Bucs’ Week 13 victory in Jacksonville, Perriman had just 139 receiving yards on the year. Over a span of his next two games, Perriman surpassed his previous season total, with 157 yards on eight receptions. Perriman added a game-winning touchdown last Sunday as well.
“It’s been great, it’s a blessing,” Perriman said about the recent success. “Everything has been clicking, we’ve been getting wins and it feels good. I’m just happy to be able to contribute and help out this team any way I can. It was a big play this Sunday and I’m blessed to be able to make it.”
The Bucs suffered a huge blow to their receivers group when Mike Evans left in the first quarter of their 38-35 on Sunday. And it was both Perriman and Justin Watson that picked up the slack, combining for eight catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
“When Mike went down everybody kind of came together,” Perriman said. “We just rallied around each other. J-Wat had a great game as well, it was a great feeling.”
With Evans out for the rest of the season, Perriman will slide into the number two receiver role with more responsibility.
“I feel like no matter what the circumstance or situation, working hard is always going to pay off,” Perriman said. “And I believe that with anything in life. In a perfect world I wouldn’t want it to happen like that [Evans’ injury], I wouldn’t want my opportunity to come that way. At the end of the day I’m going to do my part to the best of my ability and control what I control and when the play comes to me, make the play. That’s it.”
Perriman also credited the talent of his teammates as to why they were able to keep it going even after Evans went out.
“It’s collective, everybody brings their own piece of the puzzle,” Perriman said. “The teams that I’ve been on, personally, I feel like we got one of the best rooms that I’ve ever been a part of. I just feel like these guys bring a lot to the table, the way they come to work, the way they come with attitude and swag with practice leading into the game, it’s unreal. I’m blessed to be a part of it.
“Just the whole relationship,” Perriman said. “The whole vibe in the room, but you can’t look past the talent as well. We just all want to succeed, we want to see each other eat. There’s really no fun when you’re eating by yourself, you want to see your brothers eat with you.”