Bucs Offense Looks Like Bears’May 15th, 2014
Yes, Joe is just like his readers. He’s trying to figure out what the Bucs offense will look like.
And, no, Joe’s not willing to sit on his hands and watch “Bugs Bunny” and play video games to pass the months to wait until the real offense is unveiled in September.
Recently, former Bucs defensive end Steve White dropped in with his former teammate, Booger McFarland, to talk about the Bucs’ offense and more.
Speaking on WHFS-FM 98.7, White believes with the addition of first round draft pick wide receiver Mike Evans out of Texas A&M, the Bucs look an awful lot like the Bears did last season, ironically, the season after Lovie Smith was jettisoned by the Monsters of the Midway.
“I am very excited about Mike Evans coming down here and being part of our offense,” White said. “When you think about what Josh McCown did up in Chicago, everybody was concerned because he had those two big wide receivers and maybe that oversold his skills, so to speak. Now, we don’t have that problem anymore because we have our own two big wide receivers that he can throw the ball up to. So, I feel a lot more comfortable with him as our quarterback with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans out there.”
It does make a lot of sense, and this isn’t the first time Joe has heard this concept, but not from someone with the resume and background of White.
White was also asked about Bucs backup Mike Glennon and for his thoughts on Lovie knighting Glennon as the “quarterback of the future.” In so many words, White waved off Lovie’s comments as coachspeak.
“He is right now,” White said. “If you look at the roster, who else is going to be the quarterback of the future? [Lovie] was doing a little bit of used car salesmanship. You still had two days in the draft [when Lovie spoke of Glennon], you might have gotten a fantastic offer you can’t turn down, for Mike Glennon. The last thing you want to do is undersell him.”
Joe can’t argue with anything White said. It all adds up. Lovie is never going to trash and speak ill of any of his players, short of guys who leave a mattress in their front yard.