History-making Josh McCownJune 29th, 2014
There is still a number of Bucs fans who simply cannot accept that Tampa Bay went out and signed journeyman Josh McCown to lead the Bucs to (hopefully) an end of their 11-year drought. Damn, 11 friggin’ years since the Bucs won a playoff game.
Joe classifies these people as “Josh McCown Deniers.” Many are also radical members of the the Mike Glennon Mob. In some ways, Joe can understand their angst.
Aside from five games last year with the Bears, to quote the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune, McCown is the epitome of a journeyman. S
o all of a sudden, like a butterfly fleeing the cocoon, McCown is now a franchise quarterback at the ripe age of 35 when training camps begins next month? History might suggest, yes. Per the words of Michael David Smith, of ProFootballTalk.com, McCown is a member of an exclusive QB club.
Three QBs in NFL history have had 1,500+ yards and two or fewer INTs in a season: Nick Foles and Josh McCown in ’13, Damon Huard in ’06
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) June 28, 2014
Now Joe can just hear his readers wondering, “Is McCown the next Foles or the next Huard?” Fair question.
Perhaps, those stats are one reason Lovie Smith put so much faith in McCown. He sees a quarterback who finally got it and is poised to do great things late in his career.
Joe sure hopes McCown is not the second coming of Huard. Just ask Lovie’s good friend Herm Edwards how Huard helped torpedo his coaching career.