Galloway Cut By Skins

November 27th, 2010

The old man who had three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons for Tampa Bay, the guy Raheem Morris said Sammie Stroughter would be wise to emulate, Joey Galloway, was cut by the Redskins today.

There’s a warm spot in Joe’s beer-soaked heart for the 39-year-old Galloway.

Here’s a link to Galloway’s 700th career catch, a very sweet adjustment on the ball. What’s a bit baffling by his release is the fact he caught three balls for 32 yards last Sunday.

Joe wonders if Skins general manager Bruce Almighty waited to cut Galloway so he wouldn’t land with the Giants, the apparently masochistic club that signed  Michael Clayton this week.

Joe still wonders why a man of Chucky’s great offensive intellect couldn’t figure out how to play Galloway and Antonio Bryant at the same time. One of the great mysteries in Bucs history.

39 Responses to “Galloway Cut By Skins”

  1. Pete 422 Says:

    Gruden lost me when he “couldn’t get Galloway and Antonio Bryant on the field at the same time.”

    I always liked Galloway. He did a great job on his radio show when he was here and I have seen him on TV discussing football (can’t remember which network). I can see him on TV and/or radio.

    Good luck Joey!

  2. Patrick Says:

    Galloway was always one my favorite players. I hope he gets another shot but if this is the end for him, I hope he retires as a Buc. One of the best receivers we ever had.

  3. Joe Says:

    Pete 422:

    Gruden lost me when he “couldn’t get Galloway and Antonio Bryant on the field at the same time.”

    That may have been the beginning of the end for Chucky here. I’m sure the Glazers were taken aback by that as well.

  4. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Talk about skins The mighty Florida State Seminoles skinned those gators 31 to zip


    Joey Galloway is an amazing athlete. For a few seasons, he WAS our offense. He’s one of those guys that you only knew how good he really was because he was on your team. He could really burn. I loved watching him flex in the end zone.

    Good Luck Joey G. (One of the few Ohio State Buckeyes that lived up to the hype)

  6. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Gruden is an overrated fool he can’t build a team He can’t teach young players how to compete in The game he will come back when something falls into his lap Like the Dallas gig a team already established but unrefined everyone he works with ends up leaving

  7. Tiny Tim Says:

    I don’t know if you can fault Gruden for not playing Galloway and Bryant together. If you look at it, Galloway was cut by Bill Belichick and the patriots last year early in the season and now he is cut mid season by a team that needs wide receiver help. Maybe Gruden saw something that the average fan did not see. This just in, he saw it early. I say that is good coaching. Here is why……….. Galloway’s numbers the past two years are 19 catches for 240 yards and 0 tds. Thats Michael Clayton esque (a player who seemed to stay in Gruden’s dog house).

  8. Danbucsfan Says:

    Dont get me started…Gruden inherited one of the best defenses to ever grace a football field. Add a little offense, and there is a Superbowl just waiting for the taking! When I heard that Gruden could not figure out how to play both Galloway and Bryant at the same time…I took a big old dump and flushed gruden right down with it…good company for the pile that he was!

  9. Justin Says:

    I was amazed with his speed. 4.18 40 out of OSU. … but Joey don’t be Jerry Rice… please retire! I have almost forgot how good you were back in the day.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    The biggest mystery in Buc history, was how well Greden his that “great offensive Genius” , cause he hid it real well!! I thought our offense SUCKED while he was coach!! Endless , pointless, motion that didn’t fool anyone, and frequently caused our linemen to jump offside, then Garcia would scramble for 3 yards, and get the crap knocked out of him! That was gruden’s ” bore ya ta tears” version of the west coast offense. About as much fun as a root canal! This team has an exciting offense, and Coach Olsen has already proven himself better offensive coach than the Lil midget! The only chance Gruden has of landing a job is some idiot owner, who is more Fan than architech- hello,- Dallas calling! Gruden and Jones deserve each other!

  11. Danbucsfan Says:

    “Offensive genius”…that would have been great if it actually translated to utilizing the tools he had to build a dynasty with the Buc’s…

    I’m glad to have the Superbowl win, but Gruden wasted a golden opportunity.

  12. tj Says:

    @ Hire Greg Olsen there are alot of buckeyes that have been good. Eddie George, I think every Bucs fan wanted Holmes ,how bout Mangold maybe the best Center in the NFL, James Larinotious, Terry Glenn, Shawn Springs, AJ Hawk, Will Smith , Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Gamble . As a OSU alum I just had to mention that

  13. Patrick Says:

    Randy Shannon just got fired by the Hurricanes……there is a rumor that Gruden could be his replacement

  14. Eric S Says:

    There are many things to slam Gruden on, but Galloway was not one of them. He’s done nothing the past 2 seasons. I just don’t get why people fixate on this stupid thing. A better thing to complain about Gruden was the lack of progress his offense showed in 7 years here. I will never get why it didn’t work here, while his Oakland offense was one of the best. The funny part is that the beloved D was the thing that caused Gruden’s downfall. They were dreadful down the stretch in 2008. So one more time let the Galloway thing go. The guy was washed up in 2008 and still washed up in 2010. If he was such a great WR during this time period, I am certain Bill B would have held on to him in 2009. But that wasn’t the case.

  15. Tristan Berry Says:

    I loved watching Galloway all the way from his Seattle days. I’m glad we got to have someone of his caliber for a while.

  16. Rah4LCoY Says:

    So the current day Bucs fanbase hates Gruden but unconditionally loves Raheem?

    Didn’t Gruden win the Super Bowl for this town?

    Wasn’t it Monte Kiffin’s defense and Ronde Barber’s defense that fell apart after Gruden had the team at 9-3? Gruden couldn’t make the defense play better in the last 4 games after Ronde gave up when Kiffen quit on the team.

    I think I recall being 9-4 & droves of haters wished the Bucs would lose the last 3 because they hated Gruden so much, and this was following a 2007 playoff appearance.

    And yet those haters of 2008 wonder why the stadium won’t sell out for the annointed coach of current, or wonder why this team doesn’t get respect from some old school die hard fans?

    Way to show your true colors Tim, you racist.

  17. Buc You Says:

    LMAO @ Rah4.

    Perhaps Capt Tina falls into the Kaynee West segment of the fanbase!

  18. REALbucsfan4ever Says:

    @Rah4LCoY Thats why gruden isnt a good HEAD COACH.

  19. Sensiblebuc Says:


    It’s pretty hard to make a lucid argument when it contains two conflicting views.

    “So the current day Bucs fanbase hates Gruden but unconditionally loves Raheem?”

    “And yet those haters of 2008 wonder why the stadium won’t sell out for the annointed coach of current, or wonder why this team doesn’t get respect from some old school die hard fans?”

    Is it unconditional love or annointed young coach who the fanbase refuses to rally around? Please be more clear.

  20. Pete 422 Says:

    I was a Jon Gruden supporter for a while, but the Galloway/Bryant thing finally did me in, as did the collapse of the last 4 games. I seemed the players just stopped playing for him. If Gruden could clone Rich Gannon, he could run his offense wherever he goes. Gruden doesn’t have very good people skills and that hurts him in the long run as far as how he deals with players.

    That said, Patrick had a good point as far as the Miami Hurricanes job. College might be the best place for Jon Gruden. Jon can recruit who he wants (I see him being an excellent recruiter), get the kids to buy in short term and in 3-4 years the player moves on and so does Jon.

  21. Pete 422 Says:

    As I said earlier, Galloway would be good on TV/radio, but from listening to his radio show, and watching him play, he has excellent knowledge. He knows what he is doing out there, so maybe he would make a good WR coach.

    That is if he wants to be a coach. Doing TV would give him more flexibility to run his juice store business and do things he wants to do. To the best of my knowledge, I also don’t think he is married either, so maybe that is a direction he would like to go. I didn’t get married until I was 42 and I’m glad it was after I did a lot of things including all my coaching (lots of time away from home).

  22. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    “Ohio State Sucks” – LenDale White

  23. gitarlvr Says:

    I miss old man Galloway. Earlier in the thread someone said he was one of the best receivers we ever had. Lets go a step further. He was hands down the absolute best receiver this team has ever had. Might be the best reciever they ever will have. He managed to single-handedly make Chris Simms look like a legitimate NFL QB. That takes some talent. Galloway had some rare talent. In his prime he was the fastest man in the NFL. We should all be grateful that we had the privilege of watching one of the NFL’s all time greats play electrifying football in his prime.

  24. BucsnBeer Says:

    well, you did it joe. nice bait piece.

  25. gitarlvr Says:

    @Rah4LCoY- Go away dude. We already have our beloved Buc You. You aren’t needed here.

  26. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:


    I’d vote Keenan McCardell for best Bucs WR of all time. Not on stats (I’m sure Galloway eclipses him); just on the catches he was able to make. Galloway was fast and had good hands, but Keenan had sick hands and was a huge reason we won a Super Bowl.

  27. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:


    I just looked up McCardell’s stats and didn’t realize that we only had him for two years. I retract my earlier statement. But McCardell was a sick WR in the league.

  28. Buc You Says:

    Galloway, McCardell, Antonio Bryant, Ike Hillard, Joe Jeraviscious, Jaqueez Green, Kevin House, I mean what’s not to love with the ex-Bucs? I love everything about Bucs history. Even the bad is humorous today.

    I like all the ex-coaches, McKay, Leeman Bennett (LOL), Richard Williamson (LOL#2), Sam Wyche, Tony Dungy, Jon Gruden. I even like Raheem Morris, he is part of Chucky’s coachong tree 🙂 BTW!!!

    I really enjoy playing the devils advocate to all the Gruden haters who hate Gruden just as Kaynee West hates GWB.

    I enjoy all the current Bucs because they are part of today.

    I liked Ryan Simms and Chris Hovan. I liked Jeff Garcia and Brad Joshnson (they won us games).

    I liked Shaun King, Chris Simms and Bruce Gradkowski. I liked Bob Griesie’s son. I like all past and future Bucs with exception of maybe 2.

    -Meshawn Johnson
    -Derrick Ward (why? because the jerk trashed the team after he left)

    But that’s it buddy. That’s my short list. Every other ex and current day Buccaneer, I like because they are Bucs.

    The people who make me sick are certain fans. Ceratin fans who will never be honest with themselves. Who will hate one group of ex and even current Bucs yet make a billion excuses for their biased beloved group of fans. I don’t like that fanbase at all. and that’s why a character like me shows up and throws curveballs, just to blow their biased theory up on a weekly basis.

    If you are a real Bucs fan, you have to like the Greg Olson’s, the Sabby Piscatelli’s, the Barrett Ruud’s, the Jeremy Truebloods, to go along with your Geno Hayes and Aqib Talibs. You shouldn’t be able to pick and choose based on your bias.

    All Bucs, current and past, from McKay to Wyche to Dungy to Gruden and Raheem should we all be proud about.

    All ex-Buc players we should all love unless they trash the team. Ian Beckles you better be careful buddy!

    It’s time for the fanbase to come together. Start the healing process and start giving every current and ex-Buc their respect. Once and for all!

  29. Buc You Says:

    Ray Perkins (LOL#3)

  30. gitarlvr Says:

    Oh yeah Mccardell certainly was great while he was here but Galloway just had that super rare talent to just run right by CB’s and get 5 yards of separation. People talk about guys like Desean Jackson nowadays but Joey G. in his prime is set the standard for speed receivers in this league. If he hadn’t played all those years with a shnitty QB in Seattle we might be talking about Joey G. for hall of fame.

  31. gitarlvr Says:

    @Buc You- so does that mean your going to stop trashing Raheem Morris constantly?

  32. Buc You Says:

    Only when the Gruden haters stop trashing Gruden.

    I like Raheem. Do I think he is an adequete replacement for a Gruden/Dungy caliber coach, not 100% yet no. But he is a great human being. Do I hate him? No.

    If you look closely I actually spend more time debating other commentors on here and their position vs Raheem himself.

    Even if Rah’s Bucs lose 4 of the next 6, his team still overacheived. Nobody can take that away from him. Or they shouldn’t.

    But when people take wins away from the past coaches, and hand them to somebody else, that’s a problem. That’s why i like giving those guys a huge dose of their own medicine time and time again. I do it on principle.

  33. gitarlvr Says:

    Buc You-If you look closely I actually spend more time debating other commentors on here and their position vs Raheem himself.

    No one wants to look too closely at your posts dude. It kills brain cells.

  34. Capt.Tim Says:

    And with that post. Buc you officially changes from spots to stripes, jumping from the sunken haters ship to a front row seat on the bandwagon. Don’t try to play coy. We all know who you are, and the things you’ve said. Buuut, we are a higher quality bunch on the “loyal ” side of the fence, so you are welcomed here. What’s a “Kaynee West”??. Rah4lcoy . . . I see RahDomtheracistJavierblahblah has rejoined us, with yet another pathetic name change- dude! Alltime “most pathetic!” award to you!

  35. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Tampa will always remember Galloway fondly.

  36. BamBamBuc Says:

    Buc You,

    I understand and appreciate your position. I agree in some respects. I love the history of the team, even the losing years, I watched and followed the team from my distance here in Colorado the entire time. I’d watch highlights and read the newspaper for every tidbit of information I could get. Then I got NFL Sunday Ticket just to watch them play each week.

    Where we may disagree is that I don’t necessarily see it as dislike of a player when someone says something like “Lee should start over Trueblood”. It’s not hate of Trueblood, it’s that he commits a lot of penalties, and he’s maybe not the best we have at the position. Letting Hovan go, in favor of drafting two young players, is not a hate on Hovan but a realization that he was aging and past his prime and that we needed new blood at the position.

    As for Gruden, I will always give him credit for getting us over the top to a Super Bowl and the Lombardi Trophy. I was at that game, it was an absolutely incredible experience. I do think it was time for a change, and that Raheem had a pretty bad “learning” year last year, but he’s doing better this year, and I’m willing to give him a chance. If I talk down about Gruden, it’s to explain to the “Rah hater’s” why it was time for the team to move on from Gruden. Of course, they want a Cowher-type coach without giving Rah a real chance. One year as a rookie head coach is not enough time to evaluate what we have. That’s be like saying that Sapp’s rookie year was unspectacular and we needed to let him go then, after one year. We didn’t yet know what we had in Sapp, we don’t know yet what we have in Morris.

    It’s not a bash on Gruden, it’s showing why it was time to move on. It’s not Rah Love, it’s saying we need to give the guy a chance. I’m all for moving on if he doesn’t do well, and I’ll appreciate the time he put in getting these young guys ready for the next coach.

  37. Bucnjim Says:

    BamBam; good post as usual. Thanks; I can feel my IQ coming back to a respectable level!

  38. Buc You Says:

    They all hav erv their flaws.

    Dungy’s horrible offense’s and loyalty to sorry offensive coordinators, his drafting history wasn’t nothing worthwhile as he himself took over Sam Wyches players.

    Gruden’s phoney machismo and penchant to sign washed up free agents while treating his players like crap with his tirades, he needed to be fired. He more deserved it just by pissing the owners sons off though.

    Raheem and his defenses are questionable while ranking last in the run, talking a billion miles an hour proclaiming that the team is the best, losing a game by 6 inches only to retract his silly statement. He has a lot of adversity to go through before he is just handed trust and respect.

    The ones with biggest flaws are the Glazers. They were the ones who fired Sam Wyche, Tony Dungy, traded the freaking future for Jon Gruden, then fired him too. They took a huge chance on Raheem and won an initial big hand of success. But the team needing a desparate rebuild falls on the Glazers for giving up all those draft picks.

    And, the Glazers should be having reunions with ex Bucs that bring together old players and coaches, the Wyches, the Dungys and the Grudens network of players and give them all credit for the history of the Buccaneers. The selfish Glazers dont give a f,,k about,the greater fanbase, they keep fueling the divide instead by doing nothing.

  39. tj Says:

    Gruden did bring galloways career back to life cause in Dallas he did nothing