Conflicting Chatter on Josh Johnson

May 2nd, 2009

Perhaps Chucky's quarterbacks "laboratory" has yet to be destroyed

Pro Football Weekly’s resident Bucs insider, Dan Parr, confirms what Joe has been telling you for days: that Son of Bob will be cut soon.

Parr also goes on to report the Bucs may carry four quarterbacks on the opening day roster. 

(See, Raheem The Dream is indeed part of the Chucky coaching tree.)

Parr writes:

After parting ways with Griese, we hear there’s a good chance Tampa could decide to carry its four remaining quarterbacks — Luke McCown, Byron Leftwich, Josh Johnson and first-round pick (No. 17 overall) Josh Freeman — into the regular season. Few teams opt to fill four valuable roster slots with quarterbacks, but Tampa did it last season and may not mind doing it again. 

 … …  McCown and Leftwich are the primary competitors to keep the seat warm for Freeman, with McCown owning a slight edge in that head-to-head battle. A poor performance in camp, however, could cost Leftwich his job, since he received no guaranteed money or bonuses in his deal. Johnson, entering his second season, is still developing, and the club doesn’t appear willing to give up on him just yet.

This chatter about the Bucs clinging to some hope with Josh Johnson flies in the face of Pat “Vacation Man” Yasinskas’ comments this week. Vacation Man, of, had said the Bucs were never enamored with Johnson.

Now if that’s not enough spin to make you dizzy on a Saturday, remember Chucky raved about Johnson on Christmas Eve, during the only time Chucky ever hinted publicly at getting fired, reported exclusively on

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