QB Coach Leaning Leftwich?

August 22nd, 2009

On Thursday, it seemed Raheem The Dream revealed his preference of Byron Leftwich to Chris Mortenson, of BSPN. And now Bucs quarterback coach Greg Olson looks to be another leaning toward the slow-footed, hard-throwing QB with the big wind-up.

Olson shared his thoughts with Tom Balog, of the Sarastota Herald-Tribune.

“We chart explosive plays and he’s had a number of those,” said Buccaneers quarterback coach Greg Olson. “He sees the field real well and he’s making some big plays without turning the ball over and that’s important.” …

“You’re judging a quarterback, is he moving the team, moving the chains? Is he giving us opportunity to score?” Olson said. “That’s what I’m looking for from him, see if he can move us down the field and get some points on the board and not turn the ball over.”

Joe wonders whether the coaching staff will remain committed to naming a starter soon after tonight’s game. Suppose both Leftwich and McCown stink up the field in Jacksonville?

4 Responses to “QB Coach Leaning Leftwich?”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Quote from Joe, “Suppose both Leftwich and McCown stink up the field in Jacksonville?”

    You’re a Bucs fan? Why not write, “…suppose both Lefwich and McCown shine tonight in Jacksonville?”

    I’d expect something like that from the Pessimit but not a Red & Pewter Bucs fan – unless you secretly WANT a bad season…

  2. Mr. Lucky Says:

    As an aside in last night’s Yankees/Red Sox game the Yankees scored more points than the Bucs did last week:

    Yankees 21
    Bucs 20

    I HOPE Raheem let’s the starters play more and get the system running well.

    PS – I wonder if Derek Jeter plays QB?

  3. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    C’mon Mr. Lucky, questioning Joe’s fanhood?

    C’mon, Bucs fans wonder about good things and bad things. As positive as the coaches have been about Leftwich, one has to wonder about the flip side — if he has a bad game tonight, or both QBs do. Can they name a starter if nobody plays well in 12 hours?

    And by the way, no real fan every secretly wants a bad season, even to lose a game to score a certain draft pick. You cheer for the team — period.

    I’d like to see McCown win the job. I think the Bucs will need his mobility to have the most success this season.

  4. Tye Says:

    Any one of them but Leftwich. Hasn’t he played enough for people to know that he isn’t going to give a team much hope. If he gets the start I have a strong feeling that it will get like it was 2 years ago in Atlanta and the Fans will be chanting for someone else to replace him (in Atlanta the Fans actually chanted for Harrington).