QBs Still In PlayMay 8th, 2014
Despite Lovie Smith’s public Mike Glennon love tonight, Joe can’t believe Lovie is really satisfied with his stable of quarterbacks.
Remember, Lovie is the same man who couldn’t wait to see Darrelle Revis play some old school Tampa-2.
Who believes Lovie really sat around with Jeff Tedford and watch loads of film on Glennon and Josh McCown, and both guys came away convinced they had the firepower to win a Super Bowl? Sorry, Joe just can’t buy that one.
But the good news is Round 1 of the 2014 NFL Draft is over. Fresno State strong-armed quarterback Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo and Aaron Murray are all on the board.
The Bucs have the sixth pick of the second round, No. 38 overall. Joe doubts the Bucs would take Carr in the second round, but it wouldn’t be shocking.
And it shouldn’t be shocking.
The Bucs absolutely need a quarterback with true “franchise” potential if they are to have a shot at dominating in a division with Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Cam Newton.
Nobody can convince Joe that now is not the perfect time to draft a QB. New regime. New head coach. New offensive coordinator. Legitimate quarterbacks guru. New young receivers for the new QB to develop chemistry. A great mentor, backup and potential bridge starter in place in McCown.
Joe is a Bucs fan to win Super Bowls and cheer greatness. That’s going to take a quarterback upgrade at some point.