Bucs Have No Need For America’s Quarterback

September 9th, 2011

Sometimes, the crazies who think fantasy football 24/7 crack Joe up. If there’s a name that is a free agent these guys have heard of before, they want their favorite NFL team to pick up said player, no matter how awful he may be.

Joe remembers people with an alleged sober mind actually suggest in public the Bucs should have gone after Braylon Edwards if you can imagine such a thing.

Well, this person — Joe will keep his name confidential to protect the innocent — was one upped when Joe read a BSPN NFC South chat moderated by ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas.

A participant had the gall to suggest that the Bucs may be interested in America’s Quarterback, David Garrard.

Robert Lopezo (arlington, texas)

Hey Pat -do you see Bucs looking at David Garrard and then possiably trading Josh Johnson to the 49ers? They would have a solid veteran backup and would get something for Johnson instead of letting him walk after this season?

Pat Yasinskas

Don’t see it. The Bucs are going with youth and Garrard doesn’t fit that profile. All right, we’re rolling early.

Good Lord, Joe is in a fog trying to wrap his head around this. If the awful Jags don’t want Garrard, what makes anyone think the Bucs would want him? The guy had, what, two decent seasons?

Just because a guy is a veteran does not mean he has any value. Would you want Alex Smith on the Bucs roster? He’s a veteran!

18 Responses to “Bucs Have No Need For America’s Quarterback”

  1. snook Says:

    Like I’ve always said… If you’re in an ESPN chat or have to to use ESPN to get your NFL news, you’re either:

    1. A dumb casual fan
    2. A woman

  2. Joe Says:

    If you’re in an ESPN chat or have to to use ESPN to get your NFL news, you’re either:

    1. A dumb casual fan
    2. A woman


  3. Dave Says:

    My guess is every team has the same people who scream for their team to sign every available vet free agent that comes along.

    The best thing to do is ignore those people…. kind of like a whining child, don’t show them a response for that behavior.

  4. jvato24 Says:

    Joe .. thats just low … COmparing Garrard with Alex Smith … Didnt you say Garrard had 2 Good seasons .. That makes him twice as good as Smith

  5. treybucc Says:

    Aw what the hell one year! No Garrard, but what about Randy and T.O for Free to have with Ben and Mike and Brisco, that would be a 5 reciever set PARTY along with a sold out stadium. Got to love wishful thinking, man I can dream!

  6. Joe Says:


    Joe did not compare America’s Quarterback to Alex Smith except to suggest neither should be wearing a Bucs uniform.

  7. jvato24 Says:

    Joe ,

    I know but to compare anybody to Alex Smith … OUCH .. except maybe David Carr

  8. Steve From Oregon Says:

    I would absolutely have them pick up Garrard.

    We are going to lose Josh Johnson next year, if we pick up Garrard this year, we are still able to trade Johnson to San Francisco before we lose him for nothing. Garrard has been in the league long enough and has seen enough that he could actually help Freeman behind the scenes and in the event that Free was to go down, I think Garrard could handle the ship for a limited time.

    Not that I see this scenario playing out, but I would really like to see it happen…..just loosing Johnson for nothing when he isnt going to see the field this year just doesnt make sense to me.

    Trade him…get a 3rd round pick.

  9. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Oh….one last thing. The Jags might have the worst receiving core in football, minus their TE…making Garrard look far worse/average then he actually might be.

  10. snook Says:

    Why would SF trade for JJ this season when they can get him free next season?

    If they wanted him for this year they would’ve done it already.

  11. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Simple….trade for him and dont get caught up in the free agent bidding next year.

  12. Chris from NJ Says:

    I actually disagree with you on this one…Garrard is comparable to Josh Johnson in what they can do on the field. I like the speed Johnson brings, but Garrard makes up for that with experience. We could get Garrard for next to nothing right now, and even if we get a 6th round pick for JJ it’s a 6th round pick.

    It’s not really a big deal either way. However what I think we should be discussing is the national Bud Light commercial featuring nothing but Buccaneers fans. How refreshing was that to see last night?!

  13. McBuc Says:

    Chris, that add was awesome, for the Buc love alone!

    To the 3rd round pick for JJ..LOL! stop it your killing me! LOL

    I met a guy in Chicago that said he was JJ’s back up in college. He thinks JJ will make it huge when he gets out of freeman’s shadow. Of course, he was his back up.

  14. Brandon Says:

    I don’t think the guy was saying Garrard was great, just that he is a serviceable backup and that if we are to get anything for JJ, the time is now.

    I’m hoping we sign him up longterm, then we can send him to a place that really wants him and it will work out for all involved. Who knows, he may be a Colt by this time next season.

  15. Mauha Deeb Says:

    We let Luke McCown go. The Jags felt confident enough with him to let Garrard go…. WTF would we pick up Garrard? Jags think our cast offs are a better bet than him!!!!

  16. Blubber Price Says:

    The only washed up Jaguar QB Joe was ever interested in having around was Byron Leftwich.

  17. Snook Says:

    Simple….trade for him and dont get caught up in the free agent bidding next year.


    Yeah, the market is so hot for backup QBs with 0-4 records.

  18. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Ignorant Snook….what was Kolb’s starting record?