“They Interviewed Me Multiple Times”

March 19th, 2011

Of course, Mark Dominik, Raheem Morris and members of the Bucs contingent interviewed loads of players at the NFL Scouting combine. But Joe’s always intrigued when a guy gets his share of extra time, especially when he’s a quarterback, and even more so when he’s been arrested for shopping mall shenanigans.

In this interview below, NFL Draft guru Justin Pawlowski chatted with quarterback Josh Portis, a Division II star who bounced from the University of Florida to the University of Maryland before landing at a no-name school in Pennsylvania.

Portis, a big-time athlete, detailed his interactions with the Bucs. “They interviewed me multiple times.” Click the arrow below or download here.  

[audio: joshportisinterview.MP3]

Portis smells like a guy Dominik might jump on after the draft. 

With Josh Johnson a good bet to bolt in free agency after the 2011 season, and Rudy Carpenter being Rudy Carpenter, there’s no reason to think the Bucs aren’t doing some legitimate sniffing of quarterbacks this spring.

10 Responses to ““They Interviewed Me Multiple Times””

  1. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    We have an affinity for QB’s named Josh!

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Maybe JJ gets sent to the 49’rs on Draft day, when the Bucs move up to draft Patrick Peterson.

  3. BamBamBuc Says:


    Not if there isn’t a CBA in place. No player transactions (trades, free agent signings, etc) until there’s a new CBA in place. That means no players included in draft day trades, only picks.

  4. Macabee Says:

    Bring in Josh Portis and Jerrod Johnson, TexA&M, as UFAs. Let them compete for one QB spot on the practice squad.

  5. RastaMon Says:

    JJ would be stupid to leave the Bucs….he has a gold plated chance to be what Don Strock was to Bob Griese…he will never be a long term starter in the NFL

  6. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @RastaMon – Now there’s a name from the past: Don Strock. He hung in there a bunch of years behind Marino. Maybe as many behind Griese. Remember when Strock bailed and they brought in Jaworski. Always hoped he’d get in a game and get nailed.

  7. RastaMon Says:

    My mistaken anolgy…you don’t have an edit option which I could use on about %80 of my posts , it was Earl Morrall that was Griese’s back up the filled in most of the season for Griese……Strock was Marino’s backup….
    funny thing about “great” coaches…they always have great players…..
    Shula had a fantastic run,hence genius, with Griese followed by Marino….crunch that

  8. Trenale Says:

    Josh Portis rivals Josh Johnsons athletic talents right now!!! I know Portis personally and his intangibles are exactly the opposite of his physical gifts. He is lazy, often late, immature, etc…. Character flaws is even an understatement, you don’t want this guy in your nfl locker room, especially a young one. He feels entitled and has received preferential treatment at every college stop, avoid this guy at all cost. This kid can not lead an nfl huddle, even if it’s scout team, they’d be better off kicking the tires of adrian mcpherson.

  9. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Rasta — Let’s not get carried away. Shula also got to a Super Bowl with David Woodley. And the Dolphins didn’t exactly fall off the map when Woodley was the starter. …Strock did backup Griese for a bunch of years. Marino, too.

  10. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I ‘heard’ Tampa is ‘going to trade’ it’s 1st and 3rd round draft picks to Philly this year for QB Kevin Kolb ….. NOT !