Raheem The Dream Drags Feet

August 23rd, 2009
Despite turning in his second straight steady performance, Bryon Leftwich still hasnt won the starting quarterback job.

Despite turning in his second straight steady performance, Bryon Leftwich still hasn't won the starting quarterback job.

For weeks Raheem the Dream has said he would name a starting quarterback after the second game of the preseason. He even said so last night.

As Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend!”

Faced with his first major decision as Bucs head coach, Raheem the Dream has decided to drag his feet. He may need more time to pick a quarterback, so reports Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.

Morris said the team is still evaluating the battle between Byron Leftwich, Luke McCown and Josh Freeman for the starter’s position and that he won’t be locked into a date to determine a winner.

“It may be extended,” Morris said of the decision regarding his starting quarterback. “It may go to overtime. That’s good, too. You set a deadline but deadlines are made to be broken. We’ll see.”

Deadlines are made to be broken? It’s pretty clear Raheem the Dream has never worked for a newspaper.

Damn, Joe wishes his supervisor had the same philosophy as Raheem the Dream.

7 Responses to “Raheem The Dream Drags Feet”

  1. Pete Says:

    Good, haste makes waste! A big decision, perhaps the most important since the President’s day massacre, bringing in Leftwich and the moving up in the draft to pick the “franchise” QB. This choice could affect the club for years. Have a Caybrew (or two) and give it some more thought.

  2. Joe Says:


    >>> Have a Caybrew (or two) and give it some more thought. <<<

    Joe hopes Raheem the Dream took your advice!

  3. Mike Says:

    With Roethlisberger hurt, the Bucs should offer Leftwich back to the Steelers in a trade for some DB help. It’s not like he will mean the difference between 5-11 and a playoff berth. Might as well start McCown, have Freeman as the #2 since he’ll be the starter in 2010, and keep Josh Johnson on the roster just in case.

  4. kyle Says:

    Amen, Mike

  5. Charkh Says:

    While I don’t necessarily agree with delaying the decision (they’ve each had shots with the first and second teams), I figured Joe would be happier about Raheem heeding his advice to delay.

    I just don’t see what more we can learn. Both can score touchdowns against second string defenses with short fields. Leftwich can move the chains but has some issues. McCown can’t move the chains and also has issues. Give the job to Leftwich and keep 4 QBs until Leftwich goes on IR.

  6. polkcountydude Says:

    I don’t think Leftwich or McCown have any trade value because every other team knows that the Bucs will likely release the loser of the QB battle; and the # of teams looking for a QB are limited right now. Who has the leverage in this situation? Definitely not the Bucs.

  7. Tye Says:

    I totally AGREE with Mike!