Was That The Real Josh McCown?August 23rd, 2014
It wasn’t always pretty and it wasn’t perfect, but it was darn good on the road behind a shaky at best Bucs offensive line.
In two quarters of action, McCown finished 13-for-16 for 112 yards, with a touchdown. His interception? It was a pick on which tight end Brandon Myers seemed deserving of a chunk of blame.
Joe liked the poise McCown showed after two opening drives that featured the train wreck version of the O-line. McCown absorbed big hits and settled in to find Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans consistently (eight times total) when he had more than a second seconds to breathe. He also quickly recognized a sea of green in front of him and looked good on a 19-yard scramble.
Overall, it was a level of quarterback play Bucs fans haven’t seen in quite a while against a strong Buffalo front-7.
No, Joe doesn’t think McCown will rise to the level of his fellow NFC South quarterbacks, but today’s performance was very encouraging.