“He’s Like A Beloved Son”

October 5th, 2011

The love connection between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Bucs quarterback Josh Johnson already is heating up over on the left coast as San Francisco prepares to welcome the Bucs in a clash of 3-1 teams Sunday.

Soon these guys are going to need a room. Here’s some of the latest from the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Knowing the competitor that Josh is, we’ll say ‘hi’ before the game, give each other a big hug … then he’ll walk away and try to gouge our eyes out,” Harbaugh said Tuesday during his weekly appearance on KNBR. “He’s like a beloved son. And I hope he doesn’t beat us. We’ll be trying gouge his eyes out, too.”

Considering the quality of backup quarterbacks around the NFL, the Bucs seem to have something pretty solid in Johnson, who will be a free agent after the season.

If the Bucs really want him back, it might take a pretty sizable check.

5 Responses to ““He’s Like A Beloved Son””

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    After his ONE play the other night, I say we sign Johnson to a big multi-year contract, bring Barry Switzer in as the head coach, and run the Triple Option out of the Wishbone.

  2. Paul W. Says:

    He’s also going to want more touches of the football. Johnson doesn’t sound like the type of player that likes to watch the game from the sideline.

  3. stimpy Says:

    Hes a keeper. Of course we need to check the bottom line first…

  4. SkookumSmitty Says:

    This is going to be an agonizing call in the off season. He is really VERY good, and probably not going to be happy backing up Freeman. He has a good rapport with Harbaugh, and I am sure they will do anything and everything to get him.

  5. MTM Says:

    Johnson will be trade bait for the 49rs. The question is who would the Buc’s take. Patrick Willis would suffice.