Bucs To Take On QB Without The “Skill Set”

October 28th, 2010

Now that Raheem Morris has taught Joe and media everywhere that “stats are for losers,” Joe is focused on important stuff like game film, cheerleaders and wins and losses.

And when it comes to film, Arizona quarterback Max Hall looks quite unfit to be a starting NFL quarterback, so says Ron Jaworski, a great former QB himself and Chucky’s sidekick on Monday Night Football.

Joe’s pals over at ProFootballTalk.com transcribed Jaworski’s comments on a Phoenix radio station. Simply stated, he skewered Hall, the Cards’ undrafted rookie starter. Here’s an excerpt:

“The one thing we’ve heard about Max is the moxie and the leadership,” Jaworski told The Gambo and Ash Show on 620 KTAR in Phoenix.  “Those are all wonderful attributes for a quarterback but the attributes you have to have week in week out to be successful over a long period of time is the ability to throw the football accurately and with velocity.  When I look at the tape I don’t see either of those.

“I don’t see the ball going down the field.  You see the bubble screen, the bootleg thrown in the flat and nothing down the field.  You just don’t see a skill set that projects to be a consistent NFL quarterback.  Things don’t look good when you’re on the field with Max Hall.  It’s that simple.  I’m sure he’s a wonderful guy giving everything he’s got but the skill set just isn’t there.”

Jaworski kept on roasting Hall.

In today’s Arizona Republic, there is a story about how the Cardinals are scaling back the playbook for their young starter. Now Joe’s going to trouble Raheem with the following eye-opening statistic in that story: (Sorry, coach. Joe believes that stats are a valuable tool in assessing and evaluating a football team). 

So far, Hall has done little to impress. In his first start, the Cardinals beat the Saints, and Hall was lucky his two fumbles were recovered by teammates. In 25 possessions with Hall at quarterback, the Cardinals have yet to score a rushing or receiving touchdown.

Think about that number. Twenty-five posessions and no touchdowns.

The Bucs are getting an early Christmas gift in Max Hall. The defensive coordinator needs to earn his money in this critical game.

15 Responses to “Bucs To Take On QB Without The “Skill Set””

  1. Jameson Says:

    It is ALWAYS tough for East Coast teams to win on the West Coast. No matter the opponent. It could be the 2007 Patriots against the 2008 Lions.

    The Bucs should definitely be favored in this game, but I’m hesitant to count chickens before they hatch.

  2. Max Says:

    I’m starting our defense against the Cardinals this week, please don’t let me down Raheem!!

  3. James Allen Spradling Says:

    If we get one more win On the road, I will absolutely believe, even if we do not make the playoffs, next season will be wonderful,that is if we have a season next year

  4. Pete 422 Says:

    OK, so load up the box and stop the run. Also sounds like our secondary could have a big day.

  5. tommy Says:

    time for our #1 pic to break out!!!! go bucs

  6. Rican Says:

    are getting set for a trap?

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This all sounds like a great thing for our team, as we should destroy this QB. However, this is the NFL and sometimes things that seem to good to be true, are. Besides, if things don’t go well, I doubt Hall will make it to the second quarter. Derek Anderson is very streaky, but he can throw the deep ball. I feel like we should win this game, but I don’t think it’s going to be easy (it never is with this team).

  8. bucfanjeff Says:

    Trap game.

  9. booty traps Says:

    +1 for those that said “trap game”

    I just have that feelin’

    Also, i get to watch the game in hd and not streamed…hurray!

  10. Cannon Says:

    At least the game will be on TV :o)

  11. sunrisejeff Says:

    Yep definite possibility for a trap. However I get the feeling this team is so young that looking ahead won’t be an issue. Kinda like the saying goes too dumb to now better 🙂

  12. lakeland bob Says:

    This would be 5 straight wins on the road dating back to last year.So much for home field advantage.They’re closing in on your win total Joe,I’m sure that’s one prediction you don’t mind getting wrong.

  13. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I think it’s a mistake to underestimate the kid.

    He may turn out to be nothing, but I think it is too early to tell. Afterall, how many games has he played? Certainly not enough to judge potential success.

    The Bucs made a huge mistake by underestimating Charlie Batch. I don’t want to see that happening again. Be optimistic…but cautiously so. Play to the kids weaknesses.

    He’s young…take advantage of that. Do what teams do to us…BLITZ, BLITZ, BLITZ. I know we’re not known for that, but this is the game to do it. Come out playing hard and aggressive and make a statement.

  14. BamBamBuc Says:

    It’s only a trap if you don’t see it coming. I don’t think they’re looking past the Cardinals to the Falcons or anything like that. They’ll be focused on this game, and that should eliminate the supposed “trap” game. That does not mean they will absolutely win this game by any stretch of the imagination. I say it about the Bucs every Sunday, and the same holds true for the Cardinals. Any given Sunday… There’s no sure thing, no guaranteed wins, the Cardinals are capable of beating the Bucs. With the injuries all over this team, and guys starting that have even less experience than the rest (although most of this team doesn’t have a load of experience), they’ll have to step up again to get a win in this one. The nice thing is, they’ve been getting better each week. They’re improving all the time. This could be the week the Bucs actually WIN a game, instead of having everyone say the (fill in NFL team name here) lost the game. I’m looking for this game to see the Bucs with the lead at the half and we’ll finally get to see the team run Blount in the second half to hold the lead and run the clock. We’ll see.

  15. gitarlvr Says:

    I said this well before jaws. As soon as I saw him get clobbered by saints defenders on a scramble I realized he looks like a little boy out there playin a mans game. I know Doug Flutie got it done for a bit being undersized but he had a lot better mobility.