Josh Johnson Not Exactly Giddy

October 11th, 2009

Though he appeared to be much more comfortable and productive than he did in his first start at Washington, Bucs quarterback Josh Johnson was not a happy camper after the game. Sure, one can point to the lopsided loss. Others obviously, and with merit, will point to his three interceptions.

Either way, Johnson, speaking on the Bucs radio network after the game, was not pleased.

“From an offensive standpoint, it was a physical game,” Johnson said. “We handled it well in the first half. We thought we were going to soften them up but we were not able to capitalize.

“I am very disappointed in myself with all of those turnovers, especially when I had chances to put points on the board.”

“You have to give [Philadelphia] credit. They forced us to throw how. I knew I would be under pressure. They made the plays in a very a very physical game.

It’s tough when you have bad breaks like I had. It’s very disappointing. I have to watch the film and see where we can do better.”

Johnson also raved about the play of Kellen Winslow, Jr., who had his best game as a Bucs tight end.

“He’s great. He’s a natural matchup problem,” Johnson said. “That is the luxury of having a Kellen Winslow against a nickle corner. He can physically beat them up and that’s what he did.”

Johnson feels a win coming on.

“We have yet to play a complete game, offense and defense and special teams,” Johnson said. “Once we do that, we will win. It’s just a matter of putting it all together.”

4 Responses to “Josh Johnson Not Exactly Giddy”

  1. Paul Says:

    I like Josh Johnson and I think he will be a productive QB for some good team or a competent coach/staff. But the big question is why is he still qb when he is obviously not the future of this team. Raheem The Dummy has said that he is just a career backup qb while in time these game experiences can make JJ a good starting qb. But should these game experience be given to Josh Freeman? It can’t get any worse, and Josh Johnson as qb will not all the sudden give this team some semblance of respectability.

  2. Bucked Up Says:

    Fact is the quarterback right now is not really the issue or even a problem.
    The problem for Raheem is Josh is actually playing well considering.
    Hard to justify putting the top pick in now.
    Bucs Secondary is swiss cheese.
    Offensive line is well “offensive”.
    Defense front four lacks the ability to pressure any quarteback.
    Mcnabb had all day to complete his passes.
    Too many dropped passes by all receivers. Bryant and Clayton included.
    Josh Freeman could possibly get killed in there with this line.
    Our rookie coach is not helping by making rookie mistakes either.
    Long season ahead.

  3. Paul Says:

    Bucked Up…I thought Raheem drafted Freeman because he is big and violent. So all the more reason to let him play now…you know to be violent and fearless.

    By the way the rookie coach is making incompetent mistakes after mistakes…not rookie mistakes, big difference. Rookie mistakes means you just need some experience, to me “incompetence” means you are unable to learn or way over your head.

  4. Bucked Up Says:

    True, Freeman is big, but I’m not sure how violent and quarterback come together in the same sentance. He certainly wasnt mad max at Kansas.
    Raheem is a rookie coach that is most certainly going to make mistakes. No one expected otherwise.
    I agree with your frustration here, but I think there are too many other factors working against this team to put all of my disgust and anger on the head coach.