Expect Bryon Leftwich To Start

April 13th, 2009

Despite all the hosannas everyone in the Bucs organization from general manager Mark Dominik down to the landscapers at One Buc Palace have laid upon the feet of Luke McCown, some are suggesting Byron Leftwich will be the starter.

Include Peter King in that camp.

The longtime SI.com writer, in his “Monday Morning Quarterback” column today, wrote that barring injuries Bucs fans should expect to see Leftwich barking signals come early-September.

I think Byron Leftwich went to the best team for him Sunday, Tampa Bay. I like him to beat out Luke McCown and Brian Griese if he reports to camp in great shape. The shame for Leftwich, and the Redskins, is he would have been a great fit there and gotten to play in his backyard. But he did the right thing, obviously, because he should be good enough to win the job in Tampa. In Washington, he’d only play if Jason Campbell got hurt or struggled like he did in the second half of the season.

You know, Joe was well aware of the fact that Chucky was hated for being two-faced; saying one thing to players and doing another. Exactly how much different is Raheem The Dream?

Now before you choke on your coffee, Joe is not calling The Dream a liar. But the way virtually everyone in the Bucs’ organization was raving about McCown (and to a lesser degree Josh Johnson), and now the Bucs acquire a quarterback who quite possibly will be the starter, how much different is that than the stunts Chucky pulled?

5 Responses to “Expect Bryon Leftwich To Start”

  1. dave Says:

    This is why very few people come back to this site. There’s a couple of national hacks, who know absolutely nothing about Buc football, suggesting Leftwich should be the starter, and you take it as the gospel.
    These are the same clueless hacks that say drafting Freeman is all but a formality. This “National Enquirer” type of journalism you do is not sustainable in a world of very good Buc sites. Ever time I think you have gotten respectable…BAM, back to the end of the line. C’mon Joe.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Dave – Thanks for your dedication to JoeBucsFan.com

    JoeBucsFan.com is committed to presenting credible opinions about the Bucs from all over the media landscape. Most readers enjoy knowing what’s going on and being said outside of Tampa Bay. It’s not like we quote sports radio callers or don’t source our work. We here at the JoeBucsFan.com headquarters play to a very high ethical standard.

    And as far as your contention Dave that few come back to this site: JoeBucsFan.com had a record month for traffic in March with over 75,000 page views and over 10,000 unique visitors. Our numbers this month thus far are averaging even higher.

    So Peter King is a “hack?” Really Dave? By what standards? King is one of the most respected football writers in America.

    We welcome your comments Dave and we hope you stay. But your childish complaints that this site is subpar because you don’t like someone’s information or well-researched point of view is getting more than tiresome. Joe defies you to find anywhere more Bucs information the past two days than what Joe has provided.

    If you think this site is subpar, fine. You’re in the minority. Statistics don’t lie. The past five months the traffic on JoeBucsFan.com has steadily increased.

    If you want strictly cheerleading, stick with Scott Reynolds and Jim Flynn. Joe is not, never has been, and never will be a cheerleader. If you want only rah-rah, roses in the sky, everything is great and the Bucs will win the Super Bowl ever year, than this site is not for you.

    Joe doesn’t believe in curling up in a fetal position and sucking his thumb just because something is wrong.

  3. dave Says:

    Everyone I’ve recommended this site to has come back to tell me it’s awful, take it for what it’s worth. I’m a diehard Buc fan and read anything and everything Buc related, so yea, I’ll be back. It’s kinda like looking at a car wreck.

  4. dave Says:

    And BTW, Peter King is a HACK. Even you know more about Buc football than Peter King. Hell, Stroud, Cummings, Ira and ALL the local guys know more about the Bucs than Peter “the Hack” King.

  5. MTM Says:

    Thanks Dave. Couldn’t agree more about King. I have listened to his football “insight” for years and come away with nothing. Like I have said before he need to stick to his “crowd”. New York football period. If only there was some Favre retirement b.s. for him to report on. Take him and Clayton”professor”(igor) and keep em.