“They’re Going To Sign A Free Agent” QB

January 14th, 2014

Kellen Clemens?

Kellen Clemens?

Michael Vick?

Sleepy, leaky Josh Freeman?

One local Bucs beat writer is absolutely certain Tampa Bay will sign a quarterback when the free agency bell rings in March.

Speaking on WDAE-AM 620 recently, longtime Tampa Bay Times beat man Rick Stroud had nice things to say about Mike Glennon but said, “I’m sure of this. They’re going to sign a free agent quarterback.”

Perhaps Stroud has an inside source? But Joe can’t be confident the Bucs will sign a QB to actually compete for a starting job.

The Bucs might have — and should have — drafting a talented quarterback at the top of their minds. And they’ll surely sign a free agent quarterback to compete but with the understanding he’ll be a second or third quarterback, ala the Dan Orlovsky role.

There’s always the possibility of a trade, but that’s a long shot.

Joe’s been amazed how much chatter there’s been on local sports radio the past week about a potential return of sleepy, leaky Freeman. Forget about his upside and downside, the guy didn’t get in line as a team player when he was benched. His camp did everything possible to get Freeman out of Tampa, versus embracing his role as a backup and waiting for free agency. Joe can’t imagine Freeman’s Buccaneers teammates would forget about his me-first attitude — while they were struggling for their first win. And Team Glazer surely would be leery about Freeman becoming a face of the franchise again.

Now Joe can’t entirely fault Freeman. His antics got him cut in a hurry, which enabled him to soak up an extra $2 million+ from the Vikings this season. As a business move, it wasn’t so bad, assuming Freeman can get out from under the bizarre cloud that hung over him in Minnesota.

Joe would put the chance of Freeman getting another shot in Tampa to be as close to zero as possible. The only remote possibility would be if former Vikings head coach and new Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier somehow revealed to Lovie Smith that Freeman was a class act with the Vikings and the reports of him coming late to meetings there were false.

Among the list of retread QBs in free agency this offseason, durable Clemens is at least somewhat interesting as a candidate to compete with Mike Glennon. Without a stable of weapons to throw to, Clemens had a decent finish to last season against good defenses.

117 Responses to ““They’re Going To Sign A Free Agent” QB”

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    I Like T Kraz’s idea, trade for Cousins or Mallet

  2. RastaMon Says:

    Josh….for another look

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    Good God I would hope that would never happen

    Just gagged in my mouth a little.

    Finally ridded ourselves of that bust and still trying to remove the stench he left from the locker room only to bring him back?

  4. scotty Says:

    no free please!

  5. Eric Says:

    I stopped thinking anything was impossible with the news the Glazer boys reached out to Jon.

    And remember Jon tried to get Keyshawn back after the bad blood.

    I think Rick is wrong here as we’re drafting a QB in round one, with Glennon the back up. No need for FA QB and there aren’t any anyhow that are any good.

  6. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    No no no to Josh “spoiled rotten” Freeman.

  7. lightningbuc Says:

    I think JFro comes back to Tampa…..FOR THE STORM!

  8. scotty Says:

    how about schaub? i am sure he will get cut ! and would we want him? he has been good.

  9. Walter Says:

    Lol if they brought Freeman back the city would riot. I’d be down for him to come back, maybe Lovie and Tedford could work to bring out his potential. There’s no way he’s coming back though.

  10. Ed Says:

    I see value in Freeman–as an elusive tackling dummy for a revamped slime to chase after and get faster during training camp. Then trade him to Belicheat for a seventh round pick.

  11. Macabee Says:

    There’s a few people that think Mike Glennon was pretty good! Maybe all that’s needed is an experienced back-up.

    Pat Yasinskas ‏@PatYazESPN 4h
    Mike Glennon named All-Rookie QB by Pro Football Writers of America.

  12. Ed Says:

    D-line. Not slime. Darn autocorrect

  13. SAMCRO Says:

    That ship has sailed.

  14. Bucnnole Says:

    Vick= Biggest gamble and most talent. Yes, older and injury plagued but worth a short term, low salary look.

  15. Chris Says:

    Relax macabee. No other qb even deserved the award for all rookie. This was an extremely weak class.

    Look out for Jimmy Garrapolo. Dude is a perfect fit in Tedfords offense. Dennis hickey had extensive interview with him Monday night.

  16. phattitudes Says:

    There are no free agent quarterback capable of any role other than back up and extra arm in camp. Although the Bucs will carry at least 1 veteran, be it Orlovsky or some other rag arm. So that arm could be a free agent. I cannot see the Bucs spending picks to either trade up or trade for someone else’s reserve. The price is way too high and chances of success way too low. Taking the 4th QB in the draft at the 7th pick would be a waste of a pick. No matter who is there, he is nowhere near worthy of being picked 7th in the draft. That leaves picking up a QB in a later round maybe round 2 if a top 4 QB fell, but more likely round 4 or 5 since we don’t have a 3rd round pick. The Bucs got too many other needs to waste precious high round draft picks on any of the questionable QBs in this draft class. After Bridgewater (consensus best QB) the likelihood of success drops off dramatically.

  17. Mr. Rebel16...!!! Says:

    This Is An Easy One… Josh McCown Will Be A Buc…!!!

  18. scotty Says:

    vick = jets
    schaub = maybe ?

  19. lurker Says:

    ej manuel was hurt this season, and what qb does well in nyjets?
    glennon won by default. lmao

    from yahoo!sports
    By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
    6 hours ago

    The SportsXchange

    “In an interesting turn following the celebrated glut of rookie quarterbacks in 2012 — a class that produced at least nine quarterbacks who already started at least one game — the PFWA’s No. 1 quarterback on the All-Rookie team is Mike Glennon, who moved into the starting job almost by default during chaos in Tampa Bay and, following a theme, earned his All-Rookie by default more than any dramatic heroics. ”

    so true!

  20. BucfaninMi Says:

    Mallet or Cousins. I can’t even believe Freeman was even mentioned!!

  21. Vern4499 Says:

    Haven’t seen Mallet since college. And Cousins has 4 starts and 1 win against a terrible Browns team in 2012. What is peoples love affair with him? I live in the D.C. Metro area and see all the Skins games. Cousins is nothing special. He doesn’t win games and throws picks. I’m not a Glennon guy at all but might as well go with him if your option is trading for Cousins. We need a possible superstar not a mediocre QB.

    Johnny Football come on down.

  22. Mike M Says:

    Does anybody like South Carolina’s Connor Shaw? I think he is a mid to late round sleeper who won a lot of games and had a pretty good ball coach. Could be a good back-up with an upside.

  23. 911bucs Says:

    “Joe would put the chance of Freeman getting another shot in Tampa to be as close to zero as possible”. Or Joe’s possibility with a hot passionate night with Mrs. Racheal

  24. PRBucFan Says:

    Keep dreaming Vern, Manchild will not be a Buc lol.

    1-3 and you’ve already foretold his future in the NFL? lol

    “Haven’t seen Mallet since college”

    But that’s all you’ve seen of Manchild right?

  25. lev Says:

    If the Bucs bring back Josh Freeman I will commit suicide.

  26. SteveK Says:

    That Tebow character is better than Josh Freeman.

    No heart in our former QB, aka Tin Man.

  27. Mord Says:

    The only free agent QB they would sensibly sign would be someone for a clone of the Orlovsky-role. It seems highly unlikely they’d take a veteran QB with any thought of him in the starting job.

    Think about it: Tedford’s reputation is as a QB developer, a QB teacher. He’s going to want someone who’s in that learning mode, not someone already established in their approach to the position.

  28. Mumbles Says:

    Glennon is going to surprise us in 2014! He needed a coach!

  29. Kevin Says:

    Kirk Cousins and Josh McCown

  30. scotty Says:

    any opinions on schaub? he should get cut.

  31. Couch Fan Says:

    Isnt Mallett the same exact kind of QB Glennon is? You say you want a mobile QB… and you suggest Mallett?

  32. Vern4499 Says:


    My point being that why trade for Cousins if you have Glennon? And with Mallet yes haven’t seen him since college and Johnny was light years better than him. Mallet might be great but why trade for a guy you haven’t seen? Big difference in drafting someone and trading for someone else’s back up.

  33. lurker Says:

    there are not any good free agent qb’s worth a darn. Kellen clemons, really?

    need to draft a qb! funny, “do not trade up to get a qb”, but it is ok to trade for mallet or cousins…lol.

  34. Vern4499 Says:


    Thank you. Trade for another teams back up. Ha!

  35. Couch Fan Says:

    Well trading for Mallett would be much cheaper than trading up for a QB in the draft. But still I see no sense in trading for Mallett.

  36. Pete 422 Says:

    I like the idea of trading for Mallet. I’m not sure what the asking price would be, but it’s worth a shot. I seriously doubt the Skins would trade Cousins given how much RGIII gets hurt.

    Here is a question for anybody who watches a lot of college football. In the upcoming draft, is there possibly a diamond in the rough as far as QB is concerned? For example, Kurt Warner wasn’t even drafted and Tom Brady flew under the radar.

  37. kevin Says:

    I agree with rebel….mccown showed he can be a legit starter in a good offense. Only problem is that we dont have the weapons in tampa that he had to work with in chicago. Actually our pass catchers hardly passed as weapons at all…more like foam swimming pool rather than weapons which further supports why glennon needs to be in the conversation. All I know is Dan needs to go and we need two more qbs one being mccown along with a rookie to compete for the gig. Every year we bitch about not having a qb lets find the guy this offseason.

  38. PRBucFan Says:

    I only said I like T Kraz’s suggestion as an alternative if they did not want to trade up and get Bridgewater or Bortles.

    And Lurk you know all I have said was trade up for a QB lol.

    As far as Mallet I did not think he was an immobile QB, like Glennon.
    If he is a sack waiting to happen than forget it ahahaha

    Vern plenty of QB’s start of their careers as backups in waiting 😉

  39. PRBucFan Says:

    Again McCown has already stated he’s leaning towards retirement which is a huge red flag.

    He’s not the answer

  40. Bucfan#37 Says:

    I am more than happy that we have Glennon on our roster. Freeman, no thanks, aint gonna happen. Bring in a free agent QB to compete, sure but I don’t expect whoever it is to beat out Glennon for the starting job.

  41. lurker Says:

    at prbucfan,

    it wasn’t directed at you. i’m just amused at the people saying to trade for so-n-so, but not to trade up in the draft.

    funny how everyone last year was saying maziel will be the first pick taken, great qb, franchise guy, yada yada, and now, not. same thing will happen with Winston. everyone says take him next year, he’ll be #1 pick, yada yada, and then his season will be played and the new flavor of the month will happen.

    mariota is not good. watch his game against Stanford.

  42. Bucky23 Says:

    Jimmy Garoppolo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Watch him work on Saturday Afternoon in the East/West Shrine game. Erik Lora might be a good Wes Welker type in the Slot as well who is also from Eastern Illinois University playing in Saturday’s game.

    Also, if we need a slot receiver isn’t Jeremy Maclin a free agent? Coming off an injury we might be able to sign him.

  43. lurker Says:

    what is the flameout rate of backup qb’s going to other teams to be a starter?

    just curious.

  44. scotty Says:


  45. Couch Fan Says:

    If we want a new QB i would personally prefer us to draft him. But thats just me.

  46. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we bring in a FA…..I think Schaub would be best…..then McCown….
    If this report is true….you can pretty much kiss a trade up for QB as a plan.
    This would probably mean they are giving Glennon another year and may want a mentor/better backup for him.

  47. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Don’t be shocked if Lovie doesn’t bring in Rex Grossman

  48. Kevin Says:

    If I see Schaub, Grossman or Freeman as our starting QB EVER I’m done watching Bucs games.

  49. Tye Says:

    The only trade I think would be the best for the Bucs organization would be for Ryan Mallet… Well coached for a few years, learned behind Tom Brady and has the build and arm strength to boot… May be Mallet could be like Aaron Rogers after learning for a few years.

    Speaking of Rogers, I guess his younger brother being on the Bucs team isn’t all that great… He must not have inherited the family talent like The Manning brothers have!

  50. lurker Says:

    tbbf with the double negative.

    so do be shocked if lovie brings in grossman?, or do be shocked if lovie does not bring in grossman?


    do not be shocked if lovie brings in grossman?, or do not be shocked if lovie does nit bring in grossman?

    or something else? 😉

  51. PRBucFan Says:

    The guy was just giving his opinion as to what he thinks they would do.

    It’s not really a report.

    If Lovie and Tedford aren’t satisfied with Glennon count on them to draft a QB or at the very least trade for someone they have in sight.

    I don’t think there are any QB’s available in FA that actually can beat Glennon out. He’d be more of a backup.

  52. Architek Says:

    NO FREE-zone

  53. NY Buc Says:

    I’m guessing you guys clamoring for Mallet haven’t watched him play much. Glennon is better than this guy (some Patriots fans I know actually thought Hoyer was better than Mallet). I would hate the Vick signing for no other reason than this team got rid of most of the players with off field issues (yes I know Vick did the time for doing the crime), it would send the wrong message to the players.

  54. Nybucsfan Says:

    We need a star qb I’m sick of the garbage quarterbacks we have every year. Just want a qb that can take a game over and win

  55. Andrew 1 Says:

    I like the idea of signing a capable veteran QB, thats something we should have done last off season. The QB position is just to important not to have a plan A, B, and C. It will be excited to see who becomes our starting QB.

  56. Jerry Says:

    Dont have any interest in a QB that can’t even show up on time for team meetings. He ruined this team last year. He was a waste in Minnesota.

  57. Harry Says:

    @Ed Says:
    I see value in Freeman–as an elusive tackling dummy for a revamped slime to chase after and get faster during training camp.

    That is the best idea of all of these posts. Heck, I may go into training camp for a shot at Free. WHO’S WITH ME???

  58. Harry Says:

    Why did no one mention Sanchez? You know the J E T S are going to release him. That would mean Lovie is NOT going to draft a QB. I would think he would see Sanchez as real competition for the starting spot.

    Side note: Sanchez would be awful IMO

    As far as FA thou, someone said it, and they were right, if Lovie signs a FA, Glennon is the man. There will be no drafting of a franchise level QB

  59. Brandon Says:

    I think if Mallett gets traded it will be to the Texans who would likely ship their 2nd, 33rd overall, to New England to get him and then sign him long-term. Bill O’Brien is extremely familiar with Mallett and Mallett is extremely familiar with O’Brien’s system. He’ll be going into his 4th season and if the Pats don’t trade him now he may escape for nothing in free agency.

    That being said, some team, possibly the Texans, might want Glennon… I don’t, but if Kevin Kolb warranted a 2nd round pick in the past, and numerous other failed QBs, I would think Glennon is worth a 2nd.

  60. the future Says:

    trade our second round pick for Cousins then sign Josh Mckown to back him up with Glennon being our third q.b.

  61. mark2001 Says:

    McCown yes…he did just as good or better than Cutler during his time of filling in. He has been around. I like it.

  62. mark2001 Says:

    Brandon…wouldn’t trade Glennon for a second. Even most all the first round rated QB’s this year are question marks for eventual franchise QB’s. Keep Glennon, draft someone in the second or third, if we can get one back, and have a couple good young guys, with at least one developing into something special.

  63. Mr. Patrick Says:

    The free agent QB market isn’t great and trading for one may not be an option. Looking at what is available and not being at all impressed it looks to me like Glennon could be the man. Not because he’s that great but because there may not be anybody any better available

  64. PRBucFan Says:

    McCown no

    Ha said he’s leaning towards retiring.

    Not a longterm answer

  65. flmike Says:

    Josh McCown…

  66. denny Says:

    I’d like to see if a coaching staff worth a damn, such as the staff that’s in place now, could get Freeman back to his 2010/2011 level. Look at Blount, Talib, and Bennett. The Schiano coaching staff could coach up an All-Pro Madden team on the Xbox One. Freeman did set team records in 2012, before Schiano had a complete off season to destroy him.

  67. Brandon Says:

    Right now, the top free agent QBs are Clemens, Vick, and J. McCown. Chad Henne is certainly a serviceable backup. I fully expect Matt Schaub, Mark Sanchez, and possibly Matt Moore, to be released.

    There is no long-term solution available as a free agent or really trading either. If the guy was that good, why is he available?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bucs went BPA in round 1 and then selected a QB In round 2 or 3 to give Glennon legit competition, if not this year, then next. Guys with a lot of upside that will be available in rounds 2 and 3 are Wyoming’s Brett Smith and Clemson’s Tajh Boyd. I’m sure Lovie’s year away has convinced him that a QB that can move his feet, can make up for a lot of other shortcomings (right, Russell Wilson?—yeah, because he’s short). I hope that they don’t go for the caretaker approach and draft a Kyle Orton-type in McCarron (another in a long line of overhyped Alabama QBs that were called winners but only won because of the talent around them-Brodie Croyle, John Paul Wilson, Greg McElroy), Mettenberger who has feet of lead, David Fales, who has a weak arm, or Aaron Murray, who is coming off an ACL injury, is shorter than preferred without a great arm, and was bailed out constantly by good receivers whenever he got into trouble and threw the ball into congested areas.

  68. Brandon Says:


    If the Bucs decide that Glennon is not their guy, why not recoup a good draft pick for him? Tedford has always produced mobile QBs (David Carr, Joey Harrington, Akili Smith, Trent Dilfer, Aaron Rodgers)… not all of them are sprinters, but they all moved their feet very well. Glennon is not that guy. He fits more of the Patriots system of sitting back in the pocket and making throws from there. The Texans will be running the exact same system for the most part. He would fit in well at either place with his skill set.

  69. Brandon Says:

    Mark, I also think Glennon has nearly as many questions about him as the 1st round QBs…. and the answers of what we already know about Glennon, aren’t all exactly glowing: Arm not nearly as strong as advertised-average at best, no mobility, will not throw ball away and will take too many sacks, poor pocket presence, and will throw the ball up when pressured, on top of the fact that he is skinny as a rail-of course if he adds good weight it could very well improve his arm strength significantly and even his athleticism (weak lower body) and is easier to knockdown than a child’s bowling pin. His upside is limited… so there are many answers with Glennon-just not the ones we want.

  70. Brandon Says:

    If Al Davis were still alive the Raiders would be near locks to sign Josh Freeman to a big contract. That would be good for us because the Raiders would no longer be looking for a QB in round 1 (just the fastest football, or non-football, player available), and Freeman’s career would be over as he wasted away in Oakland…and we’d feel better about releasing him.

  71. Please Says:

    Tebow? At least he’d sell seats to the yokels.

  72. BucFanForever Says:

    I’m thinking that Shaun King should throw on the pads and come back to the Bucs as qb.

    It would accomplish two things:
    1. Get the Bucs back to the NFC championship game, which we would lose of course
    2. Get Shaun off the air for all but the one hour with the starting QB of the Bucs, which I can easily avoid.

  73. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wonder what Shawn King thinks……

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

  74. ElCid Says:

    Not much mention of Blake Bortles in many of the threads, but see plenty of other sites listing him as the second best QB in this year’s draft. Seems like a great project to compete, or sit a year and learn and learn from Tedford. Reality is its going to be a project, and not a one year turn around, be Glennon, a FA, trade, or through the draft.

  75. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Lurker

    What I meant to say was don’t be not shocked if Lovie does or doesn’t not bring in Grossman or not to not be or to be the Bucs FA QB….
    Now are you not happy or not?

  76. DontBucNH8 Says:

    Jordan Rodgers is are guy lol

  77. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Bring in Tebow….make him a FB….Run the wildcat and all sorts of other plays off him….would be better than what we are doing now….

  78. Buc1987 Says:

    Kellen Clemens?

    Michael Vick?

    Sleepy, leaky Josh Freeman?

    Officer Barbrady?

  79. Sledd Says:

    Josh McCown played like a stud for Chicago when Cutler was down…he’s old but efficient and could be a great 1 year starter or backup…

  80. Mumbles Says:

    I told my dog that Mike Vick was going to be our QB. I have never heard a Jack Russell Terrier bump his head on bed slats before! I told Roy to come on out, I was just kidding!

  81. Ryan Says:

    What about the obvious one? JOSH MCCOWN! Best veteran quarterback by far. How is he getting overlooked, Joe, please tell me. This is absurd to be k’velling over a crap guy like Clemmons

  82. PRBucFan Says:

    You’d swear people don’t read lol

    Posting over and over about a guy (Josh McCown) that said he’s on the verge of retiring and might not even return next season. Ahahaha smh

  83. patrickbucs Says:

    We cannot and I would bet a large sum we are not trading a pick this year when we do not have a 3rd or a 6th rounder. Cousins isn’t very good from MSU to Washington; I like Glennon better an I’m not fully sold on him. Bring in a veteran to compete or draft a QB high and other round would be a waste unless it’s a late round flyer like the 7th round.

  84. tmaxcon Says:

    Josh McCown is dropping the retirement BS to get the bears to write a bigger check. The bears want him back at all costs to back up the other mental midget Cutler.

    Freeman is a pathetic POS for what he did to this team. All that immature punk had to do is ride out the season, keep his noise clean and say all the politically correct things when approached and he would have received 50 million from some OTHER team. His time was done in Tampa. I am not accusing anyone of drug or alcohol issues but when there is smoke there is fire and for him and his representatives to cost Freeman and their firms SO much cash there is something to those rumors. People just don’t self destruct like that because it’s cool. Be honest before you start bashing me Free lovers but he made a choice to sabotage his career and did a fine job of it in TWO cities. If the Minnesota rumors were false someone would have defended him. Anyone see any players in Tampa or Minnesota flying the Freeman flag. I was a supporter of Freeman and believe Schiano totally handled the situation wrong that being said freeman self destructed at a very critical time in his career and will pay the price dearly. Make no mistake about it some team will take a chance but it will not be the 50 million or so he could have commanded if he did not act like a little punk TWICE…

    Vick is DONE… How many full seasons has he played??? How many playoff games has he won??? How many critical interceptions has he thrown??? I’d rather take my chances with Glennon them some washed up circus like Vick. Clemmons could be interesting choice. Anyone in Tampa bother to watch Schaub play last year??? And he had a team that was supposed to be a super bowl contender and had the same season the Bucs did more or less. Go back and watch his games. Schaub is done.

    I am not sold on Glennon but at least he has more potential than a washed up has been or never was.

  85. PRBucFan Says:

    I don’t buy that theory at all ahaha

  86. tmaxcon Says:

    PRBucFan I stand by my theory. My anonymous source has been in contacted with Vince Lombardi who was exchanging texts with Walter Payton and he gave him the scoop on McCown… which is about as accurate as all the EDUCATED theories in these posts.

  87. PRBucFan Says:


    Convincing, I’ll have to check my own reliable source The Crystal Ball to make sure it’s true.. 😉 lol

  88. tmaxcon Says:

    glad you found the humor and did not go all PC on me…

  89. ander Says:

    i will go with vick

  90. PRBucFan Says:

    Of Course lol

  91. Capt. Tim Says:

    The play is Cutler. Chicago loves McCown- and Cutler wants I play in Warmer climes!

    Vick has never done anything- except recieve Hype and be over rated by Idiots. Especially the BSPN idiots, who still act like this rolling conglomeration of poor Football skills, is the second coming of the Messiah!
    His only accomplishment is to run fast. First on the field, then off the field to the Trainers. Then the bank, then the dog fights. No need in Tampa for a fragile loser. We just had one of those” all about him guys. Don’t need an older version.

    Cutler isn’t the long term answer, but with an upgraded line- he could win now.
    That’ll work for awhile!

  92. broy34 Says:

    yallre insane saying “sign clemons, sign mccownsgn freeman…….or thers only one realistic situation…glennon or a drafted qb…period..no more bull about freeman or kellen clemons. You people blog a litte too much and spit out a whole lot of nonsense as if anyon nows what lovie and our gm- oh wait we dont have a gm yet.leave the decisions to the experts stop acting like your all gms and youre the only ones who know how to fix this and that. its JANUARY

  93. Josh P Says:

    Any Possible way we can pry Jimmy Graham for NO??

  94. lurker Says:

    perhaps a chance on jimmy graham.

    from what I have read, the saints will probably tag him if they cannot work out a deal for him. the issue I read, is that the saint will want to tag him as a te, but graham and agent will want to be tagged as a wr. difference is like $6.5 million vs $11 million. he took most snaps from the receiver position.

    i have no idea how that gets reconciled, but probably arbitration. so yes, there is a chance, but probably not great. and then why here vs elsewhere, unless we pay him as a receiver.

  95. stanglassman Says:

    The Bears resigned Culter to a fat new contract so they could trade him to the Bucs? I don’t get it capt?

  96. lurker Says:

    dang u all are up late.

  97. PRBucFan Says:

    lol yup

  98. Capt. Tim Says:

    Sign and trades happen all the Time in the NFL.
    I’m not saying it will happen, but I think it will be explored.
    The Glazers believe this team is a few players away from playing winning Football.
    They may be right.
    A reconstructed O-line, and it’s possible.
    Better odds with a Vet QB, unless they are sold on Glennon.

    Chicago fans are down on Cutler- and think McCown has performed better.

    Paying him an awful lot, to potentially backup McCown.
    I’d pick up the phone, and test the waters.

  99. PhantomVash808 Says:

    Bucs should sign Tebow who has more playoff wins than Newton but the same amount as Matt Ryan (1) and he would attract the media like Manziel.

    Nah I think the Bucs should give Glennon a shot to compete for the starting job against a vet like McCown but still draft a young QB like Murray in the 4th for even more competition. I want mind the Bucs drafting a QB in the 1st round but only if he falls to 7 and isn’t Carr. Trading up for QB will only hurt the team and besides you don’t need to draft a QB in the 1st round to have a franchise QB just look at the 4 Teams currently remaining as proof(Kaepernick-2nd rd, Wilson-3rd rd, Brady-6th rd, Manning 1st Rd) Only Manning was picked in the 1st round.

  100. lurker Says:

    capt tim,

    I’ve heard of sing-and-trades happening all the time in the nba, but not the nfl. I did a quick bing and only found rumors of sign-and-trades in the nfl, but nothing coming to fruition. you may be right, but I cannot find anything recently about that. maybe I am misinterpreting what you are saying.

    get some sleep prbucfan, dang. lol you have to have a clear head to argue here later.

  101. Patrick in VA Says:

    Guys, Jimmy Graham has said numerous times that he has no intention of playing with any other qb besides brees. The guy was an orphan and has issues surrounding that and has said that brees has been like a father figure to him and he’d rather retire than leave and play for another qb. Not coming to tb or anywhere else

  102. Pruritus Ani Says:

    One of the things I ll give Schiano credit for is doing us a favor and getting rid of Freeman. As to the signing of a FA? There isn’t a whole lot out there that would improve our situation. Cutler’s too inconsistent for me.

  103. PewterPirates Says:

    This is comical, people want to trade for Cousins who has a 1-3 record with the one win against a bad Browns team. People point out the 1-3 record and say he’s not very good and turns the ball over yet others are defending him by saying that we are writing his whole NFL career off based off a 1-3 record. Lets think about this, a 1-3 record translates to a 4-12 season but Glennon is 4-9 and it’s alright for people to write him off. Then people want to trade for Mallet who has done nothing in the NFL and is basically a Glennon clone with a little more bulk.

    If we go QB it has to be through the draft and it has to be someone with a different set of skills than Glennon (dual threat). I don’t really care if we get a QB or ride it out with Glennon, I’m excited to see what Tedford can do with whoever we have at QB. I think that letting Glennon take all the first team snaps and most of a season under his belt will do him wonders but we will see what the staff decides.

  104. mark2001 Says:

    Not saying Glennon is the answer…but his is the best we have. We want to trade him a way for a pick which is never a sure thing anyway, and rely on a first round pick….not likely the best QB in the draft and if they normal odds are in line, a guy not likely to be a franchise QB. You keep Glennon and roll the dice on another. We won’t get a guy in the FA market that will be able to carry the team…at best a guy that has topped out his potential that would be a caretaker until the real guy comes in.

  105. tmaxcon Says:

    Do any of you Tebow lovers watch NFL football. They play on Sunday just to be Clear… I guess you all think you are smarter than all 32 other GM’s and Coaches. And Tebow is a fool for not switching positions he deserves to be out of the league.

  106. kevin Says:

    Schaub or Vick to “compete” with Glennon in camp. Glennon wins out and if we crumble then Lovie turns to the vet. This is a smart scenario for a new head coach (buys an extra year). If Glennon chokes, Lovie can say I didn’t have my guy and can draft one in 2015 draft in a deeper class (Jameis, Mariota, Hundley). However, if Glennon succeeds he also looks smart. This is a win-win scenario by signing Schaub/Vick to compete with Glennon because even if we have a bad season we will be in position to get a top signal caller next year’s draft when the draft is actually talented at the position.

  107. SuperGobaby Says:

    How embarrassing the lack of insight by local sports personalities, talk show hosts, and alleged fans. Glennon will be a very good, if not excellent, QB in the NFL. He had no offensive line, second wide receiver, or running game as well as a bona fide tight end. Ian Beckels and Sean King are totally clueless for people that donned uniforms…and of course Duemig. The rest of you have an excuse.

  108. Go Noles Says:

    QB is the #1 position in football, with that being said, I believe we need to bring in several QBs and let them shoot it out with Glennon. Bring in Vick and Clemmons and maybe one other. I like the way Chip Kelley did it last year (may the best man win). I dont care who wins as long as its not because of their name (Vick) or their draft status (Jonny Football), let it be the best Player period. I do hope that Glennon gets a fair chance.

  109. Go Noles Says:

    Food for thought: “If” we draft Johnny Football than I can not imagine a better fit than putting him behind Vick (same style of player). Vick can mentor him and help deflate his head just a little bit. “If” they think Glennon is the guy but needs time, than why not bring in Shaub to help mentor him.

  110. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    scotty Says
    “how about schaub?”

    That’s not a new suggestion. I’ve been mentioning that since during the season.

    But the reality is he would not even competer to start. He just does not have the numbers and he is beyond the “potential” age.

    Other suggestions
    Josh McCown – he’s had only a few good games in a long career. Those good games just happened to be this year. He is a total dud. Fraankly, I believe his brother Luke is a better backup. Josh is a perfect example of over-hype.

    Vick – Vick has never been any good, and never plays a full season. Another example of over-hype…probably the best example of it in history. Also, if the Bucs sign him, I would boycott the team.

  111. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The best free agency option this year will be Mark Sanchez, who will be released by the Jets. He actually has playoff experience.

    Truthfully, the Jets might even take a 6th round pick for him, since otherwise they’ll get nothing.

    I’m of the firm belief no young QB can succeed with the jets. I say we see what it would take to get him at least.

    I just have this feeling that when he gets away from New York he will suddenly save his career.

  112. pick6 Says:

    if they bring in a vet, it will be to compete with orlovsky for the job of “emergency QB with no upside”/”assistant coach with pads”

  113. pick6 Says:

    i’d personally welcome back luke mccown as a #3 guy. had to be “film smart” to stick as a QB under gruden, high character, embraces the backup role, and i always felt management did him wrong by giving the train wreck that was byron leftwich an opportunity over him in raheem’s first year

  114. teacherman777 Says:

    Anyone talking about freeman returning must be smoking crack.

    Freeman got Frazier fired. Frazier doesnt trust Josh either.

    Mike Vick and Tim Tebow.

    Tebow for read option/TE.

    Vick WR like Cordell Stewart and QB

    Sometimes have Glennon, Vick, and Tebow in the same backfield.

    It would be wild!

  115. Mike J Says:

    If this is not redundant:


  116. BucsFan68 Says:

    teacherman777 Says:

    January 15th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Anyone talking about freeman returning must be smoking crack.

    Freeman got Frazier fired. Frazier doesnt trust Josh either.
    Freeman only played one game in Minnesota; your statement makes as much sense (not) as some of the other statements in this article. It was Frazier, Ponder, Cassel and the Vikings GM that got Frazier fired. Ponder was with Minnesota for a couple of seasons, Josh was only there for 2013 and not a full season at that

  117. BucsFan68 Says:

    Joe’s been amazed how much chatter there’s been on local sports radio the past week about a potential return of sleepy, leaky Freeman. Forget about his upside and downside, the guy didn’t get in line as a team player when he was benched. His camp did everything possible to get Freeman out of Tampa, versus embracing his role as a backup and waiting for free agency.
    Hmm..the ex-HC didn’t get in line as a credible coach and handle the situation professionally. After all, Schi was the one, according to one ex-Buc who will be playing in the NFC Championship Game, who had small man syndrome.