Schaub Trade Adds A Little Hope For BucsMarch 21st, 2014
There is no denying that the likely/rumored trade of overpaid Texans quarterback Matt Schaub to the Raiders should put a bounce in the step of any Bucs fan who believes a more promising QB option is needed
Joe is in that camp. Banking on Josh McCown having the greatest season(s) of his life at 35 years old — in a brand new offense — is a bet Joe wouldn’t have the stones to make, if Joe were leading the Bucs’ regime.
Did quarterbacks guru and Lovie’s hand picked offensive mastermind Jeff Tedford really agree to come to the NFL after all these years only to get creative and innovative with Josh McCown and/or Mike Glennon? That’s another tough concept for Joe.
Assuming the Schaub deal goes down, there’s no reason to believe the Raiders will draft a QB at with their No. 5 overall pick.
Why? Because the Raiders coaching regime is on thin ice and in survival mode. Their best chance of earning another year is reviving Schaub in Greg Olson’s offense and drafting one of the non-QB, quick-fix beasts on the board.
Atlanta won’t draft a QB at No. 6, so the Bucs’ odds of drafting a top QB prospect at No. 7 seemingly have improved. This gives Joe a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Yes, Houston (No. 1), Jacksonville (No. 3) and Cleveland (No. 4) all need quarterbacks. But will each of them take a member of what’s now being called the Big 3, [Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Football and Blake Bortles]?
Joe thinks there’s a great shot one of those QBs is on the board for the Bucs. Joe believes this very much is Jeff Tedford’s call. If he’s identified one of those QBs to have “franchise” potential, then Joe’s can’t imagine a scenario in which Lovie doesn’t follow the guidance of his handpicked offensive maven.