Sullivan Lauded On “Teetering” BucsOctober 25th, 2012
Former Bucs QB Shaun King might just be the most loathed media member analyzing the Bucs nowadays. Frankly, this puzzles Joe, and Joe can’t figure out how King became a villain.
Joe thinks whatever drives King’s haters would make for a fantastic sociological study.
King, one of only three quarterbacks who led the Bucs to the NFC Championship game, is a local kid from St. Pete, a truly lifelong Bucs fan, who was a college standout that gave his all for the Bucs. Was he a Pro Bowler? No. But he wasn’t supposed to be.
King now works for NBC Sports Network as a NFL studio analyst, and he calls college games for FOX. He also reguarly checks in on the Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620.
Today, King had high praise for Mike Sullivan transforming the Bucs offense on the fly, specifically playing to the strengths of Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams and away from a run-first mentality.
However, King said the Bucs blew their goal-line scoring opportunity against the Saints by “trying to prove a point instead of just trying to score a touchdown.”
King is also concerned about the effects of the hard “my-way-or-the-highway disciplinarian approach” in place under the New Schiano Order.
King says players may be “teetering” now on rejecting the hard discipline from Schiano because of the losing. “It’s imperative that we have success, and that we have success quickly,” King said. Enjoy the entire interview below.