The Career BackupSeptember 16th, 2009
Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times decided yesterday to weigh in as to why Josh Johnson was the Bucs backup quarterback.
Holder got a hold of Raheem the Dream who seems to be enamoured with Johnson. So much so, Raheem the Dream tried to compliment Johnson by referring to him as his “career backup.”
Morris, who honestly seemed to mean this as a compliment, said Sunday, “I talked about him being my Jason Garrett, my career backup. . . You’re talking about preparing a guy who you think can be your long-term backup. You might as well put him in a game right now. That makes (him) prepare a little differently.”
It was Morris’ way of saying Johnson is an asset for the team. Garrett, now a Cowboys assistant, was the consummate backup and made a good living doing so. But we’re pretty sure Johnson has loftier goals. Still, when told by reporters on Monday of Morris’ characterization, Johnson laughed out loud but did not take offense.
“Come on, you know how Raheem is,” he joked.
Joe would like to see Raheem the Dream use Johnson as sort of a slash-type of player. Apparently, Johnson doesn’t want anything to do with that.