Josh Johnson Still Learning

October 15th, 2009

While Josh Johnson looked a lot better in his second start last week to the naked eye, a bit more of a study shows that Johnson is, well, inexperienced.

Don’t believe Joe? Well, let Antonio Bryant explain, per

“There were times when I was open on the field, especially in the red zone, and it would have been a touchdown had the read been there,” Bryant said.

Bryant went on to say that he believes Johnson misread the play because Johnson is used to practicing with “a different number” at wide receiver because Bryant has been hobbled with a bum knee.

Joe thinks that’s just Bryant backtracking trying to cover for Johnson. If the routes were run correctly, what the hell difference does a number — or receiver — matter?

7 Responses to “Josh Johnson Still Learning”

  1. Marlow Says:

    How can you tell a jersey # at NFL speed? I can’t do it even in HD.

  2. sgw94 Says:

    Name an NFL WR that doesn’t think they are open every play? Besides that try to find a play, any play, when Johnson had time to look for 2nd and 3rd options before he was getting hit in the mouth by a blitzing Eagle. That all sounds good by Bryant but you should take it with a grain of salt.

  3. Tye Says:

    Johnson has struggled for 2 games and was not pressured much the first game so it wasn’t all caused by the pressure itself. This is the NFL and Quality QBs will still thrive under pressure. It has been 5 games for Morris and he is what he has shown every game, unqualified! This team, unfortunately, has major problems in very crucial areas and all the excuses made by them and by fans for them is NOT making them any better. At the end of the day and after all the discussions have calm down The bucs are still LOSERS! I sincerely hope that changes soon but the possiblities are looking grim.

  4. Says:

    Josh Johnson did misread those plays, but made the best decision under the circumstances. At full speed during an NFL game, it’s very easy for a 9 to look like a 0 on the back of a jersey. So if Josh Johnson did have his “read” wrong, and saw “80” instead of “89”, then he definitely did the right thing by not throwing there. Once he can more easily distinguish the 9 from the 0, both Josh Johnson and Antonio Bryant will look a lot better. And 80 will still suck.

  5. oar Says:

    “If the routes were run correctly, what the hell difference does a number — or receiver — matter?” Really Joe? One name Clayton!

  6. Joe Says:

    Yeah, oar, that was a bit obvious, wasn’t it?

  7. aliyy Says:

    joe you must not have the nfl network at home cause everyone else in the league see jj with a very big upside and just a few drops from having a great day.