The QB Blast: Bucs Season Not About Winning

September 21st, 2009

carlsonBy JEFF CARLSON analyst

Former Bucs quarterback Jeff Carlson writes the weekly QB Blast column here at Joe is ecstatic to have him firing away. Carlson has TV gigs in the Bay area and trains quarterbacks of all ages via his company, America’s Best Quarterback.

Efficiency and consistency.

To me these are ultimately responsible for success on and off the field. The Bucs sorely lack both.

They are individually talented enough to make splash plays in every game. They are also not consistent enough individually or as offensive or defensive units to expect sustained success for a 60-minute football game.

I’m not going to bang on Byron Leftwich much. He is what he is. But the coaching staff chose arguably the most inefficient QB in the game with zero NFL snaps of experience in his two backups.

So when your starter goes down to injury or ineffectiveness, your team is guaranteed to have inefficiency and inconsistency from either backup. Neither has seen much game action including preseason.

I didn’t mind Leftwich winning the QB battle, but when they traded Luke McCown away, it told us all that this season wasn’t about winning. It may be somewhere in the future, but it’s not for the here and now.

So buckle up Bucs fans. It’s going to be bumpy.

4 Responses to “The QB Blast: Bucs Season Not About Winning”

  1. Tye Says:

    Almost every decision since the beginning of the year has screemed The Bucs season wasn’t about winning. Hiring a young guy as a HC that has 0 experience as a coordinator was just the beginning of the signs. Signing Leftwich (most of us know his problems and they still signed him), Moving up 2 spots in the draft for a guy nobody else seemed to be high on, cutting several veterans, firing the OC right before the season, etc.

    Definitely, not about winning!

  2. Sgt Mike Says:

    Bill Cowher or ? is coming to the CITS. Mark my words. You have been hearing it from me since they hired these two Schmucks (Dream & Dom). The new coach gets an offense that needs a few pieces and a new defense but will have a high 1rst round draft pick. He also gets a raw young athletically gifted QB who he can mold. You heard it hear first folks. I won’t believe otherwise until I see the dream walk the sidelines next season for the Bucs.

  3. Sgt Mike Says:

    Oh and lets not forget the boatload of cap space he’ll have. Isn’t Boldin a free agent next season amongst others.

  4. Tye Says:

    If only your prediction will come true Sgt Mike. It will take a quality WINNING coach to fix the mess that Morris has made of this team. If Morris is still HC next season I predict no change as far as winning games. The sooner the owners realize they made a mistake promoting him the sooner they can look for that winning coach.