McCown Works During His Breaks

April 22nd, 2014

Josh McCown the hoopster.When Mike Glennon was taking snaps today in various drills against the defense, Josh McCown was almost always 10 yards behind him.

McCown wasn’t telling jokes, chatting or wiping his brow.

McCown was taking the rep behind Glennon as if he was under center. McCown would even point out protections, in addition to going through a pretend throw or handoff. Once, Joe even saw McCown read the play differently than Glennon.

Joe doesn’t know if McCown will continue going through that process, but it spoke very well to his work ethic. Joe doesn’t recall seeing another QB do that to the level McCown did today.

Joe found it interesting that Bucs QB hopeful Mike Kafka or Glennon didn’t follow McCown’s. Just a hunch, but McCown’s work ethic and approach likely is one Lovie Smith wants to see emulated.

30 Responses to “McCown Works During His Breaks”

  1. biff barker Says:

    Refreshing change from Freeman’s bird watching ways.

  2. pablo Says:

    Josh McCown is a franchise quaterback

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    I would be 0% surprised if McCown picked up where he left off just last season and led a potent offense with the Bucs.

  4. brandonbucfan Says:

    Let’s not get excited but remember this is a guy with a “lot of tread” left on his tires due to lack of playing time over the years. BUT….if the draft goes the way the latest mocks are looking…JF will be there at #7. (Of course so will Bortles and Bridgewater. If all the teams above us pass on QB’s I can’t see how we can pass one up because they will all want to “leap frog” at end of Rd1 and we don’t have the ammo. JOE…you may get your wish yet!!!!

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    Slow down folks! This is Josh McCown. This journeyman backup needs all help he can get.

  6. Eric Says:

    Since 2010 this guy has been the starting QB on the Hartford Colonials and assistant coach at Marvin Ridge High School.

    Now, finds himself a starting gig with the Bucs.

    Could be quite a story if he can pull off a great season.

  7. RastaMon Says:

    all show……..he’s 35

  8. Eric Says:

    Naysayers only add to the against all odds component of the story.

    Go Josh.

    35 isn’t old.

    13 td’s 1 int sounds awfully good to me.

  9. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I like McCown…but let’s remember, he’s only started about a dozen games or so over the last 4-5 years! Mike Glennon started that many as a rookie and did very well! I’m happy MG8 will have a positive roll model to emulate, but I still can’t see McCown holding on to the starters job for long!

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Eric

    All things are possible….I am reminded of the story of Kurt Warner….doesn’t happen often…but happens.
    How could you not root for McCown & for that matter, Glennon to succeed. Hell Kafka may surprise and we might end up getting a pick for him (not likely)….

  11. Kevin Says:

    I can see him keeping his job with good play calling. In my opinion there has probably been a boat load of QB’s that came into the league with talent and fell victim to bad coaching and play calling. Not saying every QB is a good QB but I think there is a lot more to it than just that one individual. I believe 100% that if Tedford put’s a good product in front of these guys that they will respond well. Only time will tell……

  12. RastaMon Says:

    35 is old for a “tomato can “QB
    Tomato Can A lousy fighter who usually loses in 4 or 5 rounds to boxers just starting out in their careers or to experienced boxers taking a bout just to stay in shape. Tomato Cans are known for bleeding, losing and taking a beating

  13. Eric Says:

    But every once in awhile Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson.

    Or Foreman wins the title at 48….

    Go Josh.

  14. Bucshopeful Says:

    Hey Joe!

    I’m excited for this season and hopeful that it will at least be watchable… what a sham the last few years have been..

    anyway, how does glennon look physically? Did he put on any weight? Dude needed the weight room!

    -please jesus I just want to enjoy watching my team this year!

  15. RastaMon Says:

    But every once in awhile Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson.

    Or Foreman wins the title at 48….

    OK….Josh had that expirence LAST year….there is much more at stake than

  16. Scoobs Says:

    The pics on the team site show MG8 looks like he put on some pounds.

  17. Lev Says:

    Josh and Tony Romo are the same age

  18. beeric Says:

    This guy needs a ring. What a story that would be. Reunited with old coach, old journeyman Qb conquers all odds. I can see the movie now….

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    I am glad we have a Cinderella at QB to look forward.
    Oh and if you Glennon crush mob boys think he is has put on some pounds based on those team site pics you are perhaps looking at that man a little too closely. It’s weird

  20. Brandon Says:

    Took til 34 for light to come on for similarly talented Rich Gannon. Yes, McCown is 35, but it sure looked like the light came on for him last year.

  21. RastaMon Says:

    what a bunch of “Time Share” buying dreamerzzzzzz…..

  22. joseph mamma Says:

    I wouldn’t mind McCown becoming the next Rich Gannon, but Gannon had about three or four times more starts then McCown does at stage of his career, so he had loads more experience when his light turned on. But we don’t want him to be too much like Gannon, because he never won a ring.

  23. BarberBucFan Says:

    Have you guys just forgotten about the progress of quarterbacks?? Rich Gannon , Kurt Warner , and go back to Jim Plunkett…they got it…the game slowed down…this draft should be WR’s , OG’s and TE’s…that is it. There will be a buttload of special teams guys in free agency. I bet a pitcher of beer an nd 40 Winghouse chicken wings we will find two starters in post draft free agency. Make that three and add a shot of Jack!

  24. PRBucFan Says:

    Bears fans weren’t complaining about his age last year lol

  25. DallasBuc Says:

    They also didn’t start him over cutler when cutler was healthy. The guy is a backup. I can’t believe all the blind hope and wishful thinking over this dude. If McCown is our starting signal caller we will not win many games. Hard to get excited about that

  26. QB or burst Bucfan Says:

    On The NFL network’s “AM” show today,
    Jamie Duke was discussing the QBs in the draft.
    He Stated” QBs are made, or Broken, in the 4th quarter”

    That is the same Guage That Coach Smith goes by.
    McCown was on fire in the 4th quarter of games last year.

    Glennon disappeared at halftime. That’s why he won’t be on the team.
    Quarterbacks rise to the Challenge.
    Backups hide, when the heat is on.

  27. BucRight Says:

    RastaMon Why are you even worried about McCown? Your favorite QB is now a giant till he is cut again. L&L would not have given the guy 10 Mil if they didnt plan to play him. Even if we draft Joes favorite “little jon” they will sit his but on the bench to watch and learn. Oh he will get some snaps in preseason but they will be limited. McCown will use preseason to sharpen his skills and try to bring back his mojo from last year. sure will be glad when draft is over so we can know better who we will have on offence.

  28. Max Says:

    imagine if we got watkins! we could be like the 98 vikes! watkins = moss, jackson = carter, mccown = cunningham

    oh man i’m going crazy with these dreams

  29. teacherman777 Says:

    McCown and Glennon.

    The perfect combo.

    Win win situation.

    Go Bucs!

  30. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    I’m certainly rooting for the guy.

    It’s amazing to think it, but, I suspect some people still pine for Freeman. I’m really surprised at how emotionally invested people get with certain players. Now, sure, a lot of people still love Brooks, Lynch, etc. But, I’m talking about players that have never really won anything. Freeman, Mike Williams, etc. I don’t get it…..