Leadership Evidence Was Lacking For JosephMarch 8th, 2014
Forgetting the fact Davin Joseph accomplished nothing on the field during the Greg Schiano era, his impact in other areas and at other times was subpar as well.
Joe hates to be harsh on good-guy Joseph, but the numbers didn’t look good at all. Consider the following:
Joseph was a Bucs captain for years.
When the Bucs offense was humming and rolling in the second half of 2010, Joseph was hurt and undrafted rookie Derek Hardman was cruising in Joeph’s place.
In 2011, Joseph was a “leader” when the team quit on Raheem Morris and Joseph did not have a good season, despite young, healthy legs.
In 2012, Joseph was lost with a brutal knee injury and again he was effectively replaced by a journeyman while the offense and running game exploded.
Last season, well, Joseph was captain again when the team thoroughly imploded to an 0-8 start.
Yes, the Bucs could have given Joseph one more shot, but the guy was coming off three lost seasons, and his leadership ability was sketchy at best.
Joseph was a quality man in the community, one of the more active Bucs on the charity front, and Joe’s not diminishing his effort or his fantastic personality, especially his cooperation with media types like Joe. However, Joe understands why the Bucs weren’t willing to move on with their former leader.
Sadly, Joe has an uneasy feeling that Joseph will soon be a member of the Atlanta Falcons, a team yearning for a right guard, and a team that knows Joseph’s potential — keyword, potential.
Joe wishes Joseph well.