Johnny Football And The BucsApril 13th, 2014
The following is music to Joe’s ears. The problem is, April is Smokescreen Month.
It seems Johnny Football is not just Joe’s second-favorite dream, second only to Rachel Watson cooing Joe to join her for a long, heavy-breathing shower escapade. It seems the possibility of Bucs general manager Jason Licht calling Johnny Football’s name during the NFL draft next month is a real possibility, not just Joe’s fantasy.
The most intriguing possibility is Manziel. Smith attended his workout at Texas A&M, met with him at the NFL combine and has been quick to praise the Heisman Trophy winner.
“I had time to watch quite a few games, and I had a chance to watch him — a lot. So you add all that up,” Smith said.
“As far as how he’ll take his game to the NFL level? I think most outstanding players in college, a lot of them, end up being a very good football player in the NFL. Football really is football. I know he’s not your typical, prototype quarterback who drops back into the pocket, but there are a lot of quarterbacks doing well in the league that aren’t your prototypical quarterback.”
Yes, Joe realizes Stroud’s quote in his new report lined above is an old quote from the NFL owners meetings. But Joe knows Stroud and other media were mingling with Lovie last week and Ronde Barber’s retirement party, so perhaps there’s more to this.
The key element in Stroud’s story, Stroud (accurately) believes, is what Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford thinks of Johnny Football. If Tedford believes Johnny Football can play in his offense, then the chances of having No. 2 lead the Bucs is much greater.
And Stroud, after studying Tedford’s offense and doing research on what Tedford likes, believes Johnny Football just may be his man.
Speaking of cold showers, right now is a good time for Joe to take advantage of just such a move.