Chucky On Oil Wells, The Shotgun And Rookies

January 18th, 2013

It seems like only yesterday that Bucs fans were wondering why Chucky was so stubbornly resistant to ever putting his quarterback in the shotgun formation. Now the ol’ ball coach is crediting it for having rookie QBs NFL ready.

Below is a rare piece of a Chucky interview where he gets into some Xs and Os and doesn’t claim to love anyone. Chucky seems to accept young-and-ready QBs as a legitimate phenomenon in the NFL with no sign of stopping. Joe wonders how this could affect the perceived value of Josh Freeman going forward.

7 Responses to “Chucky On Oil Wells, The Shotgun And Rookies”

  1. Macabee Says:

    Chucky has found a niche and is nearing Madden status. I don’t think he is coming back. He has had too many opportunities to do that. This is not about the money. He is not waiting for that perfect situation (potential of Cam Newton/Panthers) to step in and be accused of winning with somebody else’s team as many still charge at Tampa Bay. If he takes a fixer-upper, he runs the risk of proving the old NFL adage that if you stay long enough you will only be fired again. No, I think he likes the idea of being a legend without the risks.

  2. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    I can’t wait till Madden takes a dirt nap….and GRUDEN Football comes out on Xbox. Gruden needs to replace Chris Collinsworth on Sunday Night Football too!

  3. HawaiianStyo Says:

    Put gruden in Madden as a commentator……….that would be…….THE $h!T

  4. OAR Says:

    “Chucky On Oil Wells, The Shotgun And Rookies”

    That sounds like a kick a$$ Tarintino movie!!!

  5. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let him run!!!…..In 2010 Freeman was second in the NFL rushing behind Michael Vick. Taking that option away causes him to panic when pressured. With our running and recieving weapons now in place, Freeman will be harder to contain.

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  7. Capt. Edward Teach Says:

    Gruden knew how to tap into, and utilize a veteran QBs strengths but he simply lacked the motivation and patience on developing young QBs. That’s what Josh could use this year, a really good QB coach who once played the position themselves. For instance, the Chargers just hired ex-QB Frank Reich to help Phillip Rivers.