Denver Post: Bucs Pushed For Cutler

March 2nd, 2009

Fresh-faced Luke McCown is learning the tougher side of the business

The details surrounding the Bucs weekend move for Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler have been sketchy. The local media has hardly flushed it out.

However, Mike Kils, of the Denver Post, comes right out and says the Bucs made the first move.

It may be important to note, Tampa Bay initiated the deal. And it wasn’t the only team that inquired about acquiring Cutler.

Joe can’t help but wonder what’s going on in the mind of Luke McCown.

The Bucs gave McCown the classic Gruden, “Love you, bro,” speech when they re-signed him a few weeks ago, and McCown was quoted saying he was told he would have a real chance to compete for the starting job.

But everyone, including McCown, knows Cutler would be the starter if he came to Tampa Bay. Same would have been true for Matt Cassel and his $14 million salary, if the Bucs pulled off the reported trade attempt for him.

Joe has no problem with the Bucs going after the best QB. Cutler would be a tremendous addition.

Joe just finds it interesting how The Dream regime may be more Chucky-like than anyone thought. The double-speak is everywhere.

“Stay the Course” translated into cutting Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn. And now the mantra of McCown competing for starting quarterback seems like empty words.

Joe won’t even start about that boldfaced lie, “The Plan,” that The Dream tried to pawn off on us last week.

2 Responses to “Denver Post: Bucs Pushed For Cutler”

  1. MTM Says:

    Dream: Insert Foot in Mouth!!

    Now you have a disgruntled QB. Lets do this at the beginning of every season.

    How about telling all Buc QB’s at the beginning of the season. That they will be competing for the starting spot. That way there are no illusions.

    If it is not already the case.

    Nice Dreams.

  2. JK Says:

    We can always go back and blame it on Gruden, can’t we? It’s freakin business. If I were McCown I wouldn’t be worried though. I think the Glazers only want to appear they are trying to sign free agents. I don’t believe they want to spend much of their money. I still predict McCown will start next year and will take all of the blame for next season only to be replaced the following season. The media and fans will be all over him because they were the ones that wanted Gruden gone. It’s also Tampa’s history to run decent quarterbacks out of town. It’s time again!