Sirius NFL Radio Discusses Bucs Near Future

March 4th, 2009

Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots, co-hosts of "The Blitz" on Sirius NFL Radio, have yet to be warmed over by the thought of Luke McCown as an NFL starting quarterback.

Tuesday on Sirius NFL Radio, co-hosts of “The Blitz,” Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots, were discussing the Bucs signing of Derrick Ward and the discussion glided into the Bucs in general.

Let’s just say they weren’t doing back flips.

(Hey, Pawlowski, has Clear Channel lawyers tried to find out why Sirius/NFL has thieved your show’s name?)

Adam Schein: Solly, I like (Derrick) Ward, but at 29, is he an every down back?

Solomon Wilcots: You have to pay for one. Nowadays, everybody has two everydown backs. You have to a have a stable. Coaches want more than one. Ward won’t be running behind the Giants offensive line in Tampa, so you have a legitimate question.

AS: (Ward) will have an opportunity. He thought he had as good of a year as (Brandon) Jacobs (last year). Ward will be in the situation where he could get more carries and more yards than Brandon Jacobs.

SW: Quietly, his performance was a very good one. It remains to be seen if he can be a 16-week back. If you are Tampa you have to feel good.

AS: I am confused about Tampa. Is the front office trying to win? Is the team rebuilding? They made a play for (Albert) Haynesworth. They cut (Derrick) Brooks and all those guys. Then they make a trade for (Sgt.) Winslow. I like that move, but to give up draft picks… Luke McCown is the quarterback? Where is this team right now? I’m just not sure where this team is.

SW: It’s also a team that was in the mix for (Jay) Cutler. (Defensive coordinator) Jim Bates is not a Tampa-2 guy so you see an overhaul of the defense away from the Tampa-2. Dare I say this team will be blitzing a whole lot more? Clearly it’s a new era and a new day in Tampa. They literally stripped it all down and started over. I don’t know if you can call it rebuilding.

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