Bucs Captains Named

September 5th, 2013

Bucs players voted this week on their team captains, and the results were revealed today: Gerald McCoy and Dashon Goldson on defense, Vincent Jackson and Davin Joseph on offense, and Adam Hayward on special teams.

Joe’s not sure whether coaches got to cast any votes.

One could speculate that it’s a bad sign Josh Freeman wasn’t named a captain, given how much his teammates have talked about how Freeman is commanding the huddle with a renewed energy this season.

However, there are really no surprises here. Goldson grabbed the leadership sword the moment he walked into One Buc Palace.

19 Responses to “Bucs Captains Named”

  1. Espo Says:

    I wouldn’t look too far into Freeman not being picked. VJax and Joseph are true leaders and hard to overcome.

  2. Anthony Gironda Says:

    Darrelle Revis should’ve been named one of the captains.

  3. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Josh has absolutely NO FIRE in his belly. That is why he is not a captain. Why doesn’t it bother him that Jets’ players are talking smack about facing their pass rush on Sunday.

    Freeman is quoted today as saying:

    “My preparation isn’t really adjusted. I’m no more motivated by the Jets saying something than someone in the media saying something. It comes from within. The work we do, the coaches, you know you have to hold it tight because you can’t let someone else saying something change the way you about your business. Otherwise you are going to change and you are going to be off base from that regard.

    “You have to have emotion but people can say what they want, but Sunday is the proving ground. You have to go out and do it and whatever anyone says, it is not going to affect how I go about my business and how I play on Sunday, either way.”

    Ok Josh…time to prove it on Sunday.

  4. Erick Says:

    I agree Espo. Much like Goldson, Jackson has been leading by example since the moment he arrived at One Buc. Freeman not being picked is more of a result from having several veteran leaders on offense than him not having leadership skills.

  5. RBellBuc Says:

    One could speculate that it’s a bad sign Josh Freeman wasn’t named a captain


    How in the world is it a bad sign Joe? And who is this one fan that speculating Joe? You? After last years late collapse, I’d rather he concentrate on being the QB. He doesn’t need to have a captain badge to run his offense. Leave the rah rah for other players.

  6. bucrightoff Says:

    At least Freeman didn’t have the beg to be made a captain unlike Cam Newton. Newsflash: If you have to ask to be a leader, then you clearly aren’t one.

  7. TrueBlue Says:

    I’ve been a supporter of Freeman and still am. This is telling however. Quarterback, unless a rookie or first year on a team player, should be an obvious choice for captain. While not the end of the world considering the veteran leadership that was chosen, it does say something about Free’s status on the team. Hopefully it is a non-issue and Freeman steps up and plays well.

  8. buc4lyfe Says:

    Josh freeman, get us to the playoffs and your good. everyone except i think joseph has a bigger salary than you. get a contract extension show us you wanna be here by playing with consistency and leadership wont be questioned….im rooting for you (behind the scenes) but i want ya to succeed just because i hate every other team in our division getting props they havent earned for honestly having the same issues on as we do….o line, d line for falcons, saints defensive front, panthers back end. no wide receiver depth but on one is deeper than us at all those positions except d line only because the guys we have are unproven….osi wont do squat for falcons

  9. Jacko101 Says:

    This is not a big deal, Freeman does need to focus on Being the QB, I believe good things are coming from him. Lets lock and load JF5

  10. Just A Juggalo Says:

    You would hope the QB is a captain and leader, since he is hopefully the only person in the huddle speaking. He should also know what everyone’s job is on every offensive play. He is also the radio link to the OC and coach in the huddle.

    Of course, they could get a special clearance with the NFL to put speakers in the helmets of our WR and guard. They could then relay the messages to the offense and QB. Josh would probably be OK with that but would Glennon approve?

    Soon the Bucs will need to decide whether they need to pay Josh $20,000,000 per season or let him walk.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This isn’t “telling”, or “revealing”, or a “sign”, or a “message” or any other such idiotic notion. This is simply a result of Davin Joseph being healthy at the time the captains were selected this year. Last year DJ was injured on August 24th in the 3rd preseason game, which was before the captain selection was made for the 2012 season. If DJ were healthy we would’ve seen both him and VJax as captains last year too. So stop reading into things and over-thinking. It’s usually the simplest, most obvious explanation that’s the correct one. Conspiracy theories are rarely correct.

  12. Pete 422 Says:

    Some people put less pressure on themselves by not being a captain.

  13. Adam Says:

    I listen to Josh Freeman respond to criticism and man… He’s just DULL. There’s nothing dynamic about him. Now if he wins 3 Super Bowls for the Bucs who cares, but on a purely personal level, he just doesn’t seem like a very interesting person. I agree with Ronde in the other article: he doesn’t seem to be enjoying himself.

  14. Morgan Says:

    Just another example of how Josh Freeman isn’t a leader as he should be.

  15. Cmurda Says:

    Im not reading anything into Freemans response or the accusation of some. He does it on the field or it doesn’t matter. I personally like Freeman staying focused. The right captains were named and clearly Revis would be the next in line.

  16. Stranger Says:

    As much I think they should have named Freeman as a captain as a sign of good faith and stability, the fact is the team really missed Joseph and having him back is huge. During the entire offseason both sides of the ball have been singing praises, and considering how many rookies we have on the defensive line, his return is obviously a big deal for everyone. The downside is that it gives the media fuel that could lead to more slings and arrow pointed at Freeman.

  17. MadMax Says:

    But whose wearing the green stickers? Yup!

  18. Morgan Says:

    These are the teams who DON’T have their QB as a CAPTAIN…..

    KC, Minn, Arizona, Cleveland….and TAMPA BAY.

    The rest of the teams’ QBs are captains.

  19. BirdDoggers Says:

    I can see how this would make people believe Freeman isn’t viewed as a leader by his teammates. It may not be any issue at all. It could simply be the fact that leaders are emerging on both sides of the ball and the decision wasn’t so easy. It’s good to see the leadership this team is developing. It was certainly lacking a few years ago.