Chucky Exposes Bruce AlmightySeptember 30th, 2009
Chucky appeared with “The Blitz” co-hosts Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on Sirius NFL Radio earlier today to drop a couple of mini bombshells and to lobby for the Dallass gig (that isn’t open yet) with a radio version of a French kiss to Tony Romo.
Hey, Romo likes blondes, so maybe…
First, Chucky all but threw his former comrade in arms, Bruce Almighty, under the bus.
Quick background: One of Joe’s very first posts on this site was catching Bruce Almighty in a fib where Bruce Almighty claimed the Bucs were not in serious negotiations in trading for Brett Favre.
Well, today, Chucky confirmed Bruce Almighty was full of it.
When Schein asked Chucky if he thought the Bucs were about to consummate a deal to acquire Farve in the summer of 2008, Chucky didn’t hold back.
“I sure did,” Chucky said. “We thought he was coming to Tampa and if he did, I might still be coaching.”
When Schein asked Chucky about Romo, Chucky couldn’t contain his excitement.
“I have a staff, we go through the tapes here in Tampa… Romo is a lightning rod for some reason. When he didn’t play I don’t think they scored a touchdown in a game.
(Joe’s note: Brad Johnson disagrees).
Chucky went on to laud the record of the Cowboys when Romo starts and you would have thought Chucky was talking about Romo’s latest piece of eye candy, a former Miss Missouri.
Gannon then asked Chucky about the Bucs and Josh Johnson, who Chucky drafted last year. Chucky didn’t take the bait on the Bucs but he did talk lovingly about Johnson.
“I am not an expert on Tampa, obviously,” Chucky said. “I wish them the best. It’s a new scheme and they had a change in an offensive coordinator and a quarterback, hey, that is tough on any team.
“But Johnson, I like a lot about him. He is very athletic. He played for Jim Harbaugh at San Diego before he went to Stanford so he knows a lot about the west coast offense. He’s a smart guy, a hard-working guy, maybe the hardest I’ve ever had at that position. There’s tremendous upside with his ability.
“He’ll be ready to go and I’ll be excited to see how he does.”
Chucky also downplayed any talk of him coaching as early as next year. He was asked by Schein why he leans toward being a cheerleader on Monday Night Football.
“Look, I just got fired. I want to hang onto this job as long as I can,” Chucky joked. “I don’t like to criticize. I want to be enthusiastic and positive.”
Joe is sure Ronde Barber can appreciate that.