Hovan Can’t Lead Effectively

September 27th, 2009

Those listening to the TV broadcast of the Bucs-Giants blowout heard announcers Tony Siragusa and Daryl Johnston talk about spending time with Chris Hovan the other day.

They showed Hovan some on-air love about what an old school guy he is. Siragusa said Hovan thinks too many of his teammates are caught up in playing Madden and other video games instead of being obsessed with real football.

Johnston made similar comments.

Joe is certain Hovan was referring to a charity video game event on Friday night to benefit Will Allen’s foundation in Tampa. A dozen or so Bucs players came out to play video games with fans who paid money to participate. Good clean fun. Why Hovan would seemingly have a problem with this perplexes Joe.

Would he rather they be out drinking beer, entertaining groupies in Ybor City? Or slugging cab drivers?

This is the problem Joe has with Hovan as a team leader. He runs his mouth, talks the talk, but he can’t really back it up on the field. He’s just not a great enough player to inspire.

He’s not Derrick Brooks. And these Bucs are missing that kind of leadership.

5 Responses to “Hovan Can’t Lead Effectively”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    I’m not a fan of Hovan…….however he is a victim of his surrounding cast
    he’d be a different player on a top 10 team
    he is not a difference maker
    he can make a difference in any game on a top 10 team

  2. gt40bear Says:

    I don’t think he would rather them be out drinking and partying, but since they suck soooo bad maybe he would like for them to be watching a little more film. You know trying to get better and actually earn their paychecks!

  3. JK Says:

    I thought our new coach was the inspirational leader. Joe, when does he start being held accountable? Three years from now after 3 QB;s are run out of town and the media and fans begin to see the real problem.

  4. RastaMon Says:

    “when does he start being held accountable? ”

    did you see the empty stadium…1/3 filled in Giants colors

  5. grumpy4669 Says:

    RastaMon, it was WAAAYYY more than 1/3rd, over half the giants fans were wearing white or red today!!Q