Not Sold On Michael VickFebruary 3rd, 2014
Bucs fans got shook up yesterday and it had nothing to do with overly hot chili and funky craft beers.
(Afternoon rant: Anyone who remotely knows Joe knows he’s a beer guy. This craft beer stuff sure seems to be a fad. Countless times Joe goes into a place that offers nothing but funky craft beers, and after a bartender breathlessly recommends a beer Joe never heard of, like, uh, “Gecko Drool,” or some such weird name, Joe has to choke it down and it tastes more like “Gecko Urine.” Roughly 70 percent of this craft beer schlop Joe wouldn’t give to his neighbor’s dog. Joe’s not saying it is all bad, there are some very good beers, but man, Joe would take Bud Light over half of the craft beers Joe has tried. It’s like people are trying to turn beer drinkers into wine snots. Stop!)
Bucs fans read from Adam Schefter that there are two teams in the running for the services of Eagles free agent quarterback Michael Vick, and one of those teams is the Bucs. Fans of the pewter and red reacted as if their Super Bowl party host served warm beer and stale chips.
ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas is among those who raised an eyebrow over Vick. He is of the mind that if the Bucs do get Vick, it’s a short-term move.
But I’m not convinced bringing in Vick would be the right move for the Buccaneers. My main reason for skepticism is that I don’t believe Vick is a long-term answer and this franchise needs one. Vick is 33 and has a history of injuries.
If the Bucs brought in Vick, it could be taken as a sign that they’re giving up on Mike Glennon. I don’t think the Bucs are ready to give up on Glennon, who did some good things as a rookie.
That’s fair analysis. Joe just doesn’t believe the Bucs are going to hand the starting job to Glennon. They may believe Glennon has the tools to be a starter but to just hand them to a second-year guy who, at best, showed limited flashes of greatness is dangerous.
Either upgrade the position or bring in competition for Glennon. No, Joe doesn’t believe Aaron Rodgers’ little brother and Dan Orlovsky falls into the category of “competition.”