Josh McCown Not Bad At Hoops

April 19th, 2014
Josh McCown the hoopster.

Josh McCown the hoopster.

Joe posted the following vidoe yesterday with some fans believing there is something sinister lurking in the background. Not true. All cool.

This NFL-sanctioned video shows Anquan Boldin of the 49ers holding a charity basketball game in his hometown of Pahokee (FSU types will get a kick out of his interaction with a young Gators fan). Among the two NFL players featured in the video is Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Bucs quarterback Josh McCown.

Of course, Connor Barth was lost for the 2013 season for blowing an Achilles playing hoops. Some fans thought McCown was breaking some kind of a rule playing in the game. Joe did a modicum of checking, and no, McCown is good.

First, again, this video is sanctioned by the NFL. Think they would put together a video like this to promote how players give back to the community if one of at least three subjects of the video is breaking some sort of team rule?

Second, the NFL, if not the Bucs, encourages players to be good citizens in the public eye like this, as they are not skydiving or racing motorcycles or something inherently dangerous.

Also, for a guy with limited wheels, McCown seems to know what he is doing on the basketball court.

25 Responses to “Josh McCown Not Bad At Hoops”

  1. JWBucs Says:

    That was awesome! McCown is a much better natural athlete than most people think.

  2. Jim Says:

    Isn’t this the reason why Connor Barth did not play last year? Please enough with the off season sports unrelated to football that could ruin our season next year.

  3. pablo Says:

    Josh McCown is half black

  4. SteveK Says:

    Holy sh!t!

    I’d pay for a ticket to see McCown ball. He could probably be an NBA bench player, no jokes.

  5. Brandon Says:

    Where do you get “limited wheels” from? McCown is our fastest QB we’ve had since at least Shaun King. He ran an official 4.71 at the Combine when he was there (several years ago) but is not so old or had too many injuries to reason that he has greatly slowed down. McCown is a very good athlete..this is why is think the Rich Gannon 2.0 is justified.

  6. Brandon Says:

    Oops, just like Joe continues to err in calling McCown “a limited athlete”, I erred and gave the 40 time for Josh’s brother, Luke. As it turns out, Josh is far more impressive, 4.59 offical 40 time… that makes him our fastest QB since Steve Young. He also had an impressive 38.5″ vertical jump. That dude is an athlete!

  7. teacherman777 Says:

    McCown is a black-irish badass!

    That boy has hops!!

  8. Random Sports guy Says:

    Sigh the joebashwagon is in effect you couldnt just give McCown credit for being a stud at his age you have to go all limited on him……McCown is a hell of a athlete and a person. Keep doing your off season stuff Josh!

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    I just wish the NFL would allow our team to throw on the old orange jerseys again for atleast 1 game. McCown’s hair would almost be a perfect match.

  10. Rob Says:

    Connor Barth. Never forget.

  11. Kevin Says:

    Just having Bath back ALONE is going to be a god send. Remember how many games we LOST last year by three points or less. Remember how many missed field goals whats his name had….I can’t even remember our kickers name thats how bad he was. With Lovie in town I see this team as being Playoff bound this year. We were probably a combined 14 points away from being 10 – 6 last year. Thats CLOSE with bad coaching. The roster overhaul obviously changes that. I wish they would re-sign Davin Joseph to a one year prove it deal.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    First of all, football players play other sports, especially basketball. Damn near every single one of them. Get over it and just accept it.

    And yes McCown looks good on the court. But come on SteveK, NBA?!?! I really hope that was a joke.

  13. Cmurda Says:

    Holy moly. Josh holding it down for us white guys. Dude is just athletically gifted.

  14. Cody Says:

    Wow! Josh Got game; from now on ima call’em White Chocolate…lol…

    On the real tho guys this dude looks really fresh for a 34 yr old…dare i say he’s a late bloomer…

    If what he did in Chicago last year is a sign of things to come look out NFL…McCown could realistically have the same type of receivers lining up on the outside…Mike Evans/V. Jax = Marshall/Jeffrey…

  15. $acbuc$ Says:

    Y’all some HATERS J Mac came ball. Ya racist pieces of Sh!t………Ya UNtalented Talent Evaulators….. NBA Material he is popo!

    I bet you MIKE G don’t look that smooth hooping…I know his big arse can dunk. I will admit I underestimated josh until I seen that.
    we Have a incredible QB!

  16. Kevin Says:

    Man McCown got some game. Can’t wait to see him scramble a little and keep defenses honest

  17. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    i don’t care what the bucs do in the first three rounds, just as long as they pick up logan thomas/ 6″6 coleman and another linebacker in the later rounds. I don’t think a tight end or qb is necessary in this draft except fore the a fore mentioned logan thomas.

    If they could trade down and go cb, O-line, DE (from stanford preferably) in the first three rounds I would be cool with that. As a new fan I can say that I am not sold on your starting runningback and would trade him, glennon, and vincent jackson for future high draft picks along with picks this year. let the team learn the systems and build a solid foundation and next years class will just fall in line with the seasoned group. NO window is closed, ATL will be a joke (bad o-line and no defense/running game), and carolina will have fired their coach cut their runningbacks leaving tampa bay to own the division for 3 to 4 years.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    “I will admit I underestimated josh until I seen that.
    we Have a incredible QB!”

    Or we have a pretty decent power forward.

  19. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I was definitely surprised by his athleticism, because I never thought of him as being an athletic QB, but a pocket guy. However, I wasn’t completely shocked. I’ve played basketball with a lot of NFL players in my time, and most of them are really really good. I remember playing against the NFL guys at the YMCA in Tampa back in our glory years, and it was damn near impossible to beat them. There was a group of retired guys (mostly in their late 30s and early 40s, led by Mark Carrier) that literally never lost. Those guys were dunking the ball like they were shot out of a cannon. The younger, current players were ever more athletic. Warrick Dunn wasn’t very good, but he could fly. What was he, maybe 5’8″, and he could dunk it effortlessly. Sapp would dunk all over people. Darrell Jackson (WR for the Seahawks at the time) would come down and absolutely dominate. I hated when he guarded me, because I couldn’t do anything against him. I think most people would be very surprised to see how good most of these guys really are.

  20. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    If only they gave out a Slambardi trophy in February…..

  21. Eric Says:

    That’s a great story Hawaiian.

    I heard that Brad Johnson was the best basketball player on the Bucs. I think he played on the Noles team back in the day.

  22. Cmurda Says:

    No question Hawaiian. I cant say that I balled with these guys but I know its truth,man. Its not like every decent football player goes to the NFL. These are the elite athletes and, me personally speaking here. I think MLB and NFL players are the most elite of all. Give some of these baseball players a football or basketball and its amazing how they, too are good in all of the sports even if they excel in one in particular. I digress. One thing I know is I watched Legarette Blount throwing it down on regulation size basketball goal like it was a joke. I mean totally effortlessly and he was just messing around himself.

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Yeah, I heard that too. Unfortunately, I never got the opportunity to play with him. But from what others said, he was really really good.

  24. Manzielski Says:

    A co-worker and I once played tennis with some NBA players after bragging how good we were to Pete Maravich. He brought in a couple players from the New Orleans Jazz. We thought we were good because we played everyday.

    One dude was 7’1″ with a wing span of 12′, he was murder at the net and very quick. They embarrassed us.

    Pistol Pete couldn’t play because of a bad knee so he sat it out.

    Several years later some one asked him to play in a pick up basketball game and he dropped dead on the court.

  25. BarberBucFan Says:

    Brad Johnson could play some serious hoops! Who said Josh aint got wheels? That dude can move! Look at those 8 games he played in for the Bears, and you think our O-Line sucked last year.