McCown Takes Indirect Shot At Chucky

March 19th, 2009

Luke McCown describes the new Bucs offense as "quarterback-friendly." Does that mean he struggled with the old one for the past four years?

Now Luke McCown seems like a wonderful guy who says all the right things.

So that’s why Joe is choosing to get very picky here. A recent comment by McCown stands out.

In a feel good interview for Pewter Report, McCown describes the new Bucs offense as “friendly” and “quarterback-friendly.”

 “No question, with how friendly the offense is going to be, and quarterback-friendly and the kind of guys we have on the field, you can’t help but be excited about what is sitting right in front of you,” McCown said.

Hmmm, “quarterback-friendly.” Interesting choice of words.

Now one might think, given McCown’s four years in Jon Gruden’s system, that he would consider Chucky’s offense second nature and find something new to be a challenge.

Joe wonders now whether McCown had trouble with Chucky’s massive playbook and whether that led to Brian Griese starting in Atlanta late in the 2008 season.

4 Responses to “McCown Takes Indirect Shot At Chucky”

  1. Mr Lucky Says:

    Luke didn’t take an indirect shot at Chucky – he told it like it was. Gruden over-complicated his offensive scheme. Did Luke have problems with the playbook? Maybe let me ask this question: If you can’t get 15-20 plays down cold and do them well why have 50 plays you want players to memorize?

    Look at Matt Ryan in Atlanta – just out of college and with a simplified play plan look at what they accomplished.

  2. Jk Says:

    Did the Falcons win a play off game or their division?

  3. Mr Lucky Says:

    JK – After going 4-12 in 2007 to 11-5 in 2008 and playing in the wildcard round I’d say the Falcons made a remarkable turn around.

    The only other team more remarkable in 2008 was the 1-15 to 11-5 dolphins.

    Furthermore Atlanta looks a whole lot stronger on paper with their additions than the Bucs do.

  4. MTM Says:

    How many false starts and delay of game penalties did the Bucs offense get called for. That were due to the ridiculous amount of motions and BS. That fooled absolutely no one. Other than the players on offense.
    So I agree with Luke. It wasn’t a cheap shot.