Josh Johnson For Quarterback

September 27th, 2009

It’s going to be very hard for Joe to make a good case against Josh Johnson getting a chance to start a game for the Bucs soon.

Maybe it’s next week in Washington? But it’s got to be before Josh Freeman is handed the ball to try and launch a new era from what appears to be rock bottom.

At 0-3, and getting worse every week, the Bucs are as good as done before Week 4. At this point, Byron Leftwich deserves a firm handshake, a well-written Thank You note and fancy seat on the bench. His work is done.

Johnson, finally playing in something outside a preseason game, was competent, dangerous and gave the team a spark in the fourth quarter against a Giants team that was gunning for the shutout. Johnson picked up blitzes, hung in the pocket and moved well.

Poor kid would have had a touchdown if Michael Clayton knew how to catch the ball.

But that drop was no surprise other than to Raheem The Dream and Mark Dominik: perhaps the only two guys on planet earth who believe Clayton deserves elite receiver money in the NFL.

Somewhere Chucky is stroking patting himself on the back for drafting Josh Johnson, who allegedly was blossoming in Chucky’s laboratory.

6 Responses to “Josh Johnson For Quarterback”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    I just saw the Brett Farve TD pass in the endzone with .02 seconds to win over the 9ers and then I remember MC’s drop and think WTF?

    I’ve been a MC supporter but man MC has been studying too much at the Gaines Adams school of disappointment.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Joe: It was absolutely garbage time in Tampa when JJ went in. He wasn’t that good. When you throw him in the mix to start, it could be just as ugly. Do you really want to see his lifeless body wriggling under the girth of Albert Haynesworth when the 370-pound behemoth accidentally falls on him?

  3. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Tom – Haynesworth was carted out of the game and from what i saw I doubt that Fat Albert will be playing against the Bucs next week.

  4. IAbucsfan Says:

    JJ needs to get some real playing time. We already know what we have in Sandwich. Having a qb that can move is a plus when your O-line sucks. Its not like we are making a playoff run, we just need to win a game. Leftwich is not the future, and you don’t want to ruin Freeman. Lets see what JJ can do.

  5. Pete Says:

    ABL = anybody but leftwich!

    What’s Steve DeBerg doing these days?

  6. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Tom, I totally disagree. This wasn’t garbage time. THe Giants, like every NFL defense, wanted that shutout in the worst way. THey blitzed. They kept in their key players. And they threw a lot at him. No garbage there.