Marc Bulger On The Loose Frightens Joe

April 6th, 2010
Joe hopes the Bucs dont drag themselves down by signing fantasy football warrior Marc Bulger.

Joe hopes the Bucs don't drag themselves down with fantasy football warrior Marc Bulger.

Joe’s good friend Justin Pawlowski of WDAE-AM 620 was the first to bring this up well over a month ago:

Glorified fantasy football warrior Marc Bulger could be coming to the Bucs.

Now it’s eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

Yesterday the Rams let go their former starting quarterback Bulger, who is not much more than Jeff George sans the attitude. Given the fact that Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson once worked with Bulger — hardly something to highlight on Olson’s resume — people are making the obvious connecting of the dots that Bulger could find his way to Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay could use a veteran mentor for second-year pro Josh Freeman and the Bucs are expected to part company with Byron Leftwich, who struggled during an 0-3 start before he was replaced by Josh Johnson.

Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson has familiarity with Bulger, who would be well aware that he is expected to fill a reserve role in Tampa behind Freeman. In 2006, with Olson serving as offensive coordinator in St. Louis under Scott Linehan, Bulger turned in a Pro Bowl season, throwing for 4,301 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Let’s think about this for a moment: The Rams, the most horrid of NFL teams, cut him. The Rams. Further, the Rams thought more of Kyle Boller of all people than this Bulger — Kyle Boller!

Look, this Bulger racked up a lot of yards earlier in his career, partially due to the fact that guy had some serious weapons, Issac Bruce and Torry Holt, yet he still couldn’t win games.

This just in: the Bucs, aside from Kellen Winslow, have no weapons in the passing game.

For years Joe called Bulger a fantasy football warrior because he could rack up all sorts of stats but the most critical of stats which is useless to the fantasy football crowd but essential to the real football crowd.


If a team like the rancid Rams washed their hands of Bulger, why on God’s green earth would the Bucs want him?

Frankly, Joe, like the Rams braintrust, would prefer a stiff like Boller. At least he has a hot fiance Joe could gawk at.

And yes, Joe would take Byron Leftwich and his delayed baseball pitching motion over Bulger. Joe saw what Leftwich could do with decent receivers when he filled in for horny Big Ben Roethlisberger, winning a game for the Steelers at Washington two years ago.

Joe has absolutely nothing against fantasy football. It’s just not Joe’s cup of tea. Joe’s just more of a real football guy, which is why Joe is not a Bulger kinda guy.

Joe’s idea of a fantasy is something quite different than Bulger.

(Sorry Justin.)

23 Responses to “Marc Bulger On The Loose Frightens Joe”

  1. tampa2 Says:

    Joe just gave every reason team Glazer “will” probably hire him! lol

  2. tampa2 Says:

    Joe just gave every reason team Glazer “will” probably hire him! lol Yeah, Joe, leftwich is pretty good, if you have a “12 foot” receiver.

  3. Kirk Says:

    Look Joe, the Rams are unloading Bulger so they can draft a quarterback, plain and simple. If Bulger shows up here in a back up role, so what. He may just be better than what we have in place now. Besides, Bulger wasn’t the only one on the Rams who stunk up the field. The Rams won/loss record did’t fall totally on this one guys shoulders. We complain if the owners don’t spend money, but if they do maybe decide to pick this guy up, we complain because they do spend money. Besides, who out there right now would be a decent backup for the Bucs? We got nothing now. The Rams, like the Bucs had no one to throw to, no running game and the o-line stunk, so I guess the teams failure to win is all Marc Bulger’s fault? Oh, yeah, no defense either. Kinda sounds familiar don’t it.

  4. Randy Says:

    Bollers fiance is hot…..enough said

  5. Joe Says:

    Also, when did I say that I liked Bulger?

    Joe reads your blog Justin. 🙂

    Is he an upgrade over Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter? I’d have to say yes.

    Joe doesn’t see it that way. It’s possible Johnson and/or Carpenter may have some upside. Joe doesn’t see any upside with Bulger, unless he was going to coach his old high school in Pittsburgh.

  6. RahDomDaBest Says:

    The Washington Redskins have become my new favorite team. Great job Bruce Allen and Shanny! And to think this piss poor organization fired Allen and didn’t go after Shanny.

  7. Joe Says:

    Bollers fiance is hot…..enough said

    Trivia question for fun:

    Anyone know — don’t Google! — who Boller’s fiance is?

    Joe does.

    (Hint: Last summer she had a two-day tryout as a morning anchor on Fox News.)

  8. Jake Says:

    Don’t worry Joe. Bulger won’t end up in Tampa. Once he realizes that he isn’t going to start anymore in this league, there will be a bidding war among those teams looking for a veteran backup. You can feel pretty comfortable knowing that the Bucs won’t be the top bidder for the services of anyone.

  9. Joe Says:

    Anyways, just went through every story I’ve had this draft season and never saw anywhere where I said that I liked Bulger.

    You are correct. Joe was wrong. It wasn’t a story on your blog.

    It was a text you sent Joe, which Joe referenced in a previous post linked above.

    Joe apologizes.

  10. Eric Says:

    When you start talking about the potential makeup of a team, and start using the words “Leftwich” and “Bulger”, pretty much says it all.

    i didn’t fully appreciate that Bulger had been under the tutelage of our distinguished OC.

    Lets make damn sure those two get reunitied! Awesome!

  11. tampa2 Says:

    Joe, they don’t call Leftwich “sluggo” for nothing! Maybe you seen a different leftwich than I did last year. The leftwich I seen overthrew every open receiver he threw to. Except Clayton, of course. But that don’t count because Clayton couldn’t catch the ball if you handed it to him!

  12. d-money Says:

    I don’t think it would be such a bad idea.

    I doubt that he will want to go anywhere he can’t compete for a starting job though. I saw where someone suggested he might go to the Bears. That sounds like a good fit for him.

    He would be the back up but who knows which Jay Cutler will show up from week to week.

  13. d-money Says:


    I couldn’t stand it I had to google it…you’re right she is hot.

  14. Joe Says:

    I couldn’t stand it I had to google it…


  15. Joe Says:

    Joe, they don’t call Leftwich “sluggo” for nothing! Maybe you seen a different leftwich than I did last year.

    Joe’s far more anti-Bulger than he is pro-Leftwich, but Joe admits he doesn’t think Leftwich is the Trent Dilfer some make him out to be.

  16. Eric Says:


    Brings back memories of Aikman/Irwin.

    NOW I see how the dynasty is going to get built!

    Maybe Justin was in a drunkin stupor down at Ybor and somebody asked him who was the lamest back up QB possibility for the bucs , and he responded “I like Bulger”.

  17. Jonny Says:

    Exactly how much of an upgrade is Bulger over Lefty? None. Other than making some headlines on NFL Network by releasing one and hiring another one, I don’t see a need for Bulger being a Buc. And btw I don’t buy this mentoring thing, just like Jeff Carlson said, backup QBs compete, not compromise and teach. I say get Jeff Garcia, him and Olson have good chemistry between them and may be Olson could convince Jeff to tutor Freeman and forget about the starting gig.

  18. Joe Says:

    Justin has made it clear: He doesn’t like Bulger. He thinks, however, Bulger is an upgrade over Leftwich.

    Joe will let Justin explain his opinions on Leftwich.

  19. Joe Says:


    Joe has seen with his own eyes how Leftwich is sort of the big brother to Josh Freeman. There’s some merit to that premise.

    Little things.

  20. Louie Says:

    Let’s face it, the Bucs won’t sign Bulger unless he’s willing to work for free.

  21. Eric Says:

    I thought the Dream made it clear he decided to develop the back up QB last year?

    Whats wrong with Josh Johnson as back up? He did ok when he was in there, even adds the dimension of being a good runner.

    Id give him the ball over Leftwich or Bulger.

  22. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    I personally would rather see Josh come in as back-up also.

  23. Dave Says:

    Still the best VET backup out there and much better than Leftwich.