What Should The Bucs Do?January 29th, 2014
Joe knows some fans and readers are downright sick of the following, but it’s irresponsible to ignore a smelling pile of dung in the middle of the room that the elephant just dropped.
When you have the worst quarterback in the division, you are screwed. Mike Glennon is a good guy. Joe likes him. But let’s not be foolish. He is not Cam Newton. He is not Matty Ice. And he sure as hell isn’t Drew Brees.
Once upon a time not that long ago, a team, if it was overpowering enough on defense and had a stout running game, could hide a quarterback. No longer.
So yesterday at Super Bowl Media Day, Joe had a chance to chat briefly with former NFL uber-reporter and now co-host of that rotten NFL AM show, Steve Wyche (no relation to Sam), about what he thought about the Bucs quarterback conundrum.
[Morning rant: For background noise alone, Joe has that dreadful NFL AM show on in his Jersey hotel room before he bugs out and gets back to Tampa Bay this morning. What a miserable show. In the height of Super Bowl week, for the past full hour, there was not one word spoken about football but an entire hour dedicated to dancing. Dancing! WHAT THE F’ IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? YOU ARE ON THE NFL NETWORK, NOT LIFETIME! This would be like CNN devoting an hour of programming four days before a presidential election to breaking down the social and political ramifications of Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE TO FOOTBALL HEADS LIKE JOE. Why does the NFL Network think football fans want to watch dancing shows so much? It’s not just this morning. Joe cannot turn on that wretched show without hearing the word “dance.” WHY?! After the Super Bowl, Joe hopes someone in the Los Angeles NFL studios has an epiphany and has a major revamping of this painful show. Joe gets the ploy of trying to lure a diversified audience but this is ridiculous. With no more Tim Brando Show on the CBS Sports Network and NFL AM being impossible to watch, Joe is left gawking at Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Martha McCallum’s legs for morning TV watching. Every time Joe turns on NFL AM it takes no more than 10 minutes before Joe wants to choke someone (no, not the Kellen Winslow, Jr. kind of Target parking lot chicken choking.]
JoeBucsFan: The Bucs quarterback situation: Should they go out and get another quarterback or can Mike Glennon get the job done?
Steve Wyche: It really all depends on what type of offense they want to run if they want to be patient in developing him. He clearly has shown he has talent. He’s got a year’s full of experience and things went into a tailspin last year. Now there is a new regime. I can’t say they should go get one. I expect them to go get one. I don’t know if they want to get one in free agency, a Michael Vick veteran type or drafting one because Glennon is a young guy. Why draft one when you can develop another guy [Glennon]? It all depends on the scheme and if they feel they are already ready- built to win which many people believe they do[have the pieces] when you look at the offensive line and the receivers and the defense. So go get a veteran guy to compete with him.
This is an issue that will not go away until at least training camp, short of the Bucs obtaining a quarterback.
Can the Bucs pull an NFL version of turning back the clock, where they win on defense and a running game and have Glennon manage the offense? Or has that type of football gone the way of the typewriter?