Josh Johnson “Lost” Work Ethic With BucsMarch 25th, 2012
Amidst all the man love out in San Francisco between reunited Jim Harbaugh and Josh Johnson, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle has unearthed what may be a black mark on Johnson’s time in Tampa.
Branch interviewed former Cal head coach Roger Theder, a former NFL assistant who has been a personal QB guru for Johnson since high school. Theder said Johnson wasn’t being his best self with the Bucs.
“I think what Jim is looking for is that work ethic, and I think Josh lost that a little bit at Tampa,” Theder said. “He’s got it back now because he knows what Harbaugh expects. And Colin’s always had that great work ethic. So I think that’s going to be the deciding factor as far as which guy is the better quarterback.”
Now it’s unclear whether Theder is referring to Johnson’s entire four years on the Buccaneers, or just the final chapter of the Raheem Morris era, when it seemed most Bucs lost their work ethic.
Regardless, if Johnson had stopped giving it his all, then Joe’s glad to see him gone.