Chucky Talks Josh Freeman, Van Halen

October 1st, 2013

Former Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Chucky answers questions from fans in this BSPN video and he talks about how a quarterback change is so dramatic for a team, and gushes over the greatest rock band in American history, Van Halen.

35 Responses to “Chucky Talks Josh Freeman, Van Halen”

  1. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Mike Tirico said Josh threw horrible passes.

  2. Elijah Says:


    I’m frustrated and curious to what happened to JF5 in 8 out of 9 games?


    Simple…. Schiano

  3. JonBuc Says:

    Gruden is becoming iconic again to Bucs fans just as Ditka did to Bears fans years after an ugly ” divorce”. What a $hit show since Chucky was chucked except for 2010. I’d take him back in a minute and admittedly was ready for a change when he was ousted. Opening for Van Halen is Cinderella.. Playing: “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got -Til It’s Gone!”

  4. Raphael Says:

    I thought coaches were supposed to make players better ?

  5. Young buc Says:

    Gruden come home we need u

  6. Rahb Says:

    Chucky seemed very interested in Freeman’s demise (Take Note Glazers)

    Gruden would love to tinker with this Buccaneer Roster. The guy knows Football and can tap into REAL NFL COACHES. Remember the last time you brought him in HE HAD TO INHERIT that coaching staff and hit the ground running.

    Don’t let Josh walk just yet! Lets See what Chucky can get outta Freeman!

    ALL TOGETHER NOW:. Chucky…Chucky…Chucky…CHUCKY…CHUCKY!!!!!

  7. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    NFL players are spoiled.

    Starting to think I need a new hobby.

  8. zam Says:

    I thought Gruden’s opinion on Freeman was useful (for once).

  9. blackmagic00 Says:


  10. JonBuc Says:

    Gruden would have made Freeman better…no doubt in my mind. He would have played to his strengths and encouraged him to (gasp) roll out and run much more. He may have even created some favorable match-ups ( Joey J. on a linebacker, anyone?) instead of two runs up the gut followed by predictable patterns by Jackson & Williams.

  11. blackmagic00 Says:

    Haha didn’t mean chunky. Dumb phone.

  12. blackmagic00 Says:

    If Chucky comes back I will bye a Sun visor and wear it every game day

  13. Eric Says:

    Jon looks good for a guy who must laugh himself to sleep every night watching the horrific football that the team has played since he was fired.

    And got paid by the Glazer boys to watch a lot of it!

  14. Chaz Says:

    “Van Helen or van Hagar?…..Hagar!….He’s a COP! Get him out of here!”

  15. bucrightoff Says:

    Gruden, if he came back (not happening but dare to dream I guess) should be required to draft his own QB. No more trying to turn retreads or vets into players, draft a rookie and develop him. I’d much rather see what Gruden could do with a Marcus Mariota than a Josh Freeman. Freeman has too many horrible tendancies that aren’t going anywhere because they’re ingrained into him.

  16. blackmagic00 Says:

    Gruden with Glennon would be ok by me. or draft one either way is ok.

  17. Elijah Says:


    Now you said something i agree with and you didn’t have to make it personal with Freeman.

    I concur

  18. Elijah Says:


    where you didn’t make it personal

  19. Andrew 1 Says:

    hes moved on… time for you all to do the same.

  20. Patrick Says:

    Too bad the Glazers never paid to bring in any talent when Chucky was still coaching.

  21. Splengo Says:

    [You know Joe doesn’t like people hijacking threads. — Joe]

  22. Tampamac Says:

    Like Gruden and appreciate him helping the Bucs turn the corner to get a Lombardi trophy, but I believe he gets credit as a QB guru and IMO that’s not the case. He’s great with an established veteran(Gannon, Johnson, Garcia), but with the young QB’s he had here(Gradkowski,Simms), they were nothing to write home about.

  23. Bobby Says:

    Sorry, you did to Gruden just what you’re trying to do to Schiano. Fans are stupid. Owners generally have more patience and more vision and because of that they have a heck of a lot more money. It’s Schiano for at least another year. If he doesn’t get it turned around then we’ll see another coach and you can all b!tch and moan for another 4-5 years.

  24. Otto Says:

    Didn’t Gruden get fired because he couldn’t develop a QB in Tampa, even though that was supposed to be his specialty? I hope we get lucky one of these years.

  25. blackmagic00 Says:

    Hey Joe just wondering how what splengo said was hijacking? Just curious so I don’t do it. In the past I’ve posted stuff here so you could check it out. Just curious is all. Thanks.

  26. Oahubuc Says:

    Schiano/Dom have drafted much better than Gruden/Allen. Fact. Let them have another draft, then fire them and bring in Chucky. LOL

  27. That_Dude Says:

    they need to hire Lovie Smith or Mike Singletary

  28. thegregwitul Says:

    How long have you been a fan of the Bucs, Patrick? The Glazers paid for players when Gruden was the coach. Do you remember Charlie Garner? Luke Petitgout? Jeff Garcia? Traded for and paid Joey Galloway. There are several others, most of them were veteran players approaching the end of their prime or just washed up. The poor drafting during the Gruden/Allen regime also hurt the team, and let’s not forget the bounty of picks the Bucs gave up to bring in Gruden himself (which was worth it and will always be worth it for the Super Bowl win).

    Do you remember the great player purge when Gruden was fired? Almost a dozen veteran players were released and most of them never played a down of football in the NFL again.

    It would have been nice to see Gruden and Mark Dominik together. Dominik has had far superior drafts compared to Allen/Gru and the Glazers brought in legit stars over the last couple years. And finally, sadly, there was a time where Josh Freeman looked like a rising star. It would have been interesting to see what Gruden would have done with Freeman and the weapons on offense. I know it would have been better than running Doug Martin into a pile for a minimal gain every other down, that’s for sure.

  29. Eric Says:

    Give me Gruden and a retread QB please.

    Won Division titles with Gannon, Garcia, Sims/Griese and a Super Bowl with Johnson.

    Gannon Garcia and Johnson all made the pro bowl under Chucky.

    He likes an experienced guy to run his offense. It works.

  30. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Bring back Chucky, hire Dilfer as O-coordinator, Joe Maddon as D-coordinator, and watch Duemig have a stroke. It would be worth it just for that!

  31. MR.T Says:

    My guess is that Schiano gets time to prove what he can do about getting the offense going and salvaging the season to some extent. If he does get replaced this year we should have Wannstadt be interim coach and really take some time to look for a great replacement, not just hire someone out of desperation because they’re available.

  32. BigMacAttack Says:

    Chucky come back, come back now. We be f@&ked right now.

  33. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    Mike Tirico, watch the damn games before you make comments idiot. Despite what the scoreboard says, Freeman had one of his most accurate outings against the Pats. Ironically, that may have been one of the worst outing of Bucs receiving core in a long time.

  34. ElioT Says:

    Just imagine what Gruden could do with this f**king roster!!! Just f**king imagine!!!!

    Instead we have this red faced, gap-toothed jackass running up and down the sidelines when things get tough, forcing his players to pull bulls**t moves like rushing the kneel down after he and his army of sub-par coaches already lost the damn game.

    All these pro bowlers and were sitting here embarrassed because of this loser!

    F-U Schiano!!! F**k you you f**king laughing stock!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!

  35. Dave Says:

    Pretty sure the Joes are real life versions of @dadboner.