Chucky Full Of It AgainAugust 29th, 2013
Its not just Joe, but throughout the NFL, most experts not named Fran Tarkenton are bullish on Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman. Chucky is no exception.
The lone coach to guide the Bucs to a Super Bowl victory, and the last coach to guide the Bucs to any postseason, Chucky told eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune how the Bucs should be good this year and Chucky waxed poetic over Freeman.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Fran Tarkenton,’’ Gruden said, “but I don’t necessarily agree with his comment on Josh Freeman. I’ve lived in Tampa 13 years, and I have studied Tampa Bay carefully for a lot of reasons. If you don’t think Josh Freeman can play, I think you’re making a huge mistake.
“He broke franchise records (passing yards, touchdown passes), and I’ve seen him do it at a high level. That means he can do it again. Not everyone agrees. I’m accused of being too positive and liking everybody, but I do like Freeman. I wish I had Josh Freeman, I’ll just say it like that.’’
You wished you would have had him, huh Chucky? Joe calls bullspit on that one.
Now Joe will forever be indebted to Chucky for getting the Bucs to the Holy Grail of football, and so too should all Bucs fans. Too many people conveniently forget it was Chucky, not Father Dungy, who got the Bucs the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The idiots who claim Chucky won with Father Dungy’s team simply display their ignorance about the Bucs, and about football in general.
(So, please tell Joe, you Father Dungyites, how come the Almighty Father Dungy couldn’t win with his players? Hhhmmm?)
But Chucky is best known, a decade later, for spewing nonsense rather than coaching a Super Bowl winner. His tripe is so thick on Monday Night Football, the only time Joe can watch is if he finds a noisy bar where he can’t hear the audio.
If Chucky really wanted a young stud quarterback, he could have drafted one. He ran the Bucs draft and had ample opportunities to draft a quarterback. Does the name Aaron Rodgers ring a bell? Chucky could have drafted him. But Chucky would have rather worked with rejects such as “Son of Bob,” a walking pick-six if there ever was one, or a near-washed up Jeff Garcia.
There’s a damned good chance Chucky would still be coaching the Bucs if he had drafted Rodgers.