Bratty Jay Cutler Misses Josh McCown

May 7th, 2014
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Bratty Jay Cutler spoke fondly of Bucs starting QB Josh McCown yesterday in Chicago.

Bucs fans wondered aloud, and in some cases still mutter to themselves like mental patients on corner barstools, why Bucs coach Lovie Smith wanted journeyman quarterback Josh McCown so badly.

(The Mike Glennon Mob asks the same thing, only they don’t try to hide their feelings. They just holler at complete strangers walking down the sidewalk in broad daylight.)

Well, when Joe broke that the Bucs, led by McCown, had the entire offense working out on their own at a local park, it spoke volumes for McCown’s leadership.

But Lovie also admitted one reason he wanted McCown is because he knew what kind of a person and a leader he was from their days in Chicago. It seems McCown is already being missed in the Second City. Per Chicago Tribune Bears beat guy Rich Campbell, Bears quarterback bratty Jay Cutler is already feeling the void left by his former backup.

McCown was awarded, in absentia, the Brian Piccolo Award by the Bears, an award named after the late Bears running back Brian Piccolo, an award given to both a rookie and a veteran player who embodies courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and a sense of humor.

Cutler accepted the award for McCown, saying, “My only regret is I wish I would have met him earlier in life.”

The award, now in its 45th year, is voted on by Bears players.

For Cutler to say something like that publicly speaks volumes. McCown sent an e-mail message to the Bears explaining why he could not be in Chicago to receive the award, another sign of why Lovie thought so much of McCown, documented Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune.

“I apologize for my absence today. However, I thought it would be out of line with the spirit of the Brian Piccolo Award to leave my current teammates in what is a crucial time of the building process this offseason.”

No one, not one person at One Buc Palace, would have thought anything untoward if McCown would have flown to Chicago for a day to receive an important award from the NFL’s signature franchise. But McCown thought better to stay back with his new teammates.

Kind of backs up everything Lovie has said about McCown.

20 Responses to “Bratty Jay Cutler Misses Josh McCown”

  1. satchel page Says:

    This is why they will not draft a QB high. So much love for McCown from Lovie there is no way they place him on the bench.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    I really doubt Cutler misses him that much. He doesn’t have to look over his shoulder for the quick hook this year because they don’t have a capable backup like they did last year. McCown is a very likeable guy and I hope he can keep up his strong play from last year. Get him Mike Evans and Evans/Jackson is very comparable to Marshall/Jeffrey

  3. Paul McCartney Says:

    One good season out of twelve.

  4. T in Orlando Says:

    @Satchel Page

    This may be exactly why we draft a QB high (not that I’m for that). The influence McCown would provide a young QB for the next two years could be invaluable to his development.

    The rookie QB, even one selected at 7, could sit on the bench for at least 10 games, learn how McCown handles himself and the team. If the team is in Playoff contention, McCown finishes out the season, if not, let the Rook get some live action.

    Why wait until there’s no one on the team like this, or until a player like McCown is available, but no where near as effective on the field.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    Being up her is the newly unfrozen Wisconsin tundra, I saw him play a few times this last season and saw his leadership on the field….think his time out of the league gave him a fresh and driven perspective he brought back when given a chance. That is why I pressed hard for signing him early in FA. I think if he has to take a back seat to another QB, be it Glennon or a draft pick, he will still be a team player doing all he can to help us succeed. He has the maturity to understand the blessing of being able to have his dreams come true, make a fortune in the process, and do it in Florida. What a lucky guy…but glad to see it work for a class guy.

  6. Jeagan1999 Says:

    McCown does seem to be a good leader and a good team mate. What is less clear is, is whether a 35 year old career journeyman, who has played in just 58 games over the last 9 years (about 6.5 games per season avg.) can effectively lead this team for an ENTIRE season! My money is on MG8 taking the starting job back by late October/early November!

  7. Josh P Says:

    Hypothetically. What if Josh lights it up this year? And now you have Johnny football who isn’t going to sit on the bench for more than a year. This us why I think they draft a Garoppolo, Murray, or Mettenberger in the latter rounds. You can let these guys sit for two years and that first year impact player with their first round pick. Just a theory.

  8. biff barker Says:

    The Anti-Freeman.

    Crack on this guy all you want for his limited success but I’ll bet copious quantities of chilled ale he’ll be in the 2014 team photo.

  9. Couch Fan Says:

    That picture reminds me of my elementary class photos Lol. And I love how you gush over a 34 year old career back up but absolutely refuse to give a guy 13 games into his career, any respect. Comical.

    I know, I know. You love Glennon, great guy, good back up, just on another team. You’ve never said anything negative about him. Blah blah blah… yawn.

  10. biff barker Says:

    Josh P. , maybe just a theory, but plausible.

    The Bucs are in a good position at QB right now IMO. We don’t have to be desperate. Me? JFF in the 1st or Murray in the 3rd.

    Garoppolo, Carr or Mettenberger, no problems with a value pick there.

  11. biff barker Says:

    Couch, Glennon’s stock is much higher outside of Tampa. He’ll get his shot sometime, somewhere.

  12. stanglassman Says:

    I’m so glad we signed this guy. I see the Bucs not going QB 1st round but best player otherwise waiting to see if Carr slips to them in the 2nd and if not getting jimmy G. or Murray later in the draft.

  13. stanglassman Says:

    Dam- I forgot to use this as a excuse to bash Freeman and state my same old tired case for Glennon and call McClown a Journeyman.

  14. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Logan Thomas to the Bucs in the later rounds.

  15. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I honestly don’t see anything that would lead me to believe that glennon is worth 2 sh!ts.

  16. GoNoles Says:

    (The Mike Glennon Mob asks the same thing, only they don’t try to hide their feelings. They just holler at complete strangers walking down the sidewalk in broad daylight.)
    Wow, I dont think I have ever been to a sight that insults there fans?

  17. Joe Says:

    Wow, I dont think I have ever been to a sight that insults there fans?

    Guess you have never been to a “sight” [sic] that uses sarcasm and puns either?

  18. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    MARK 2001, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I wish McCown success on and off the field. GO BUCS!

  19. buc4lyfe Says:

    Go bucs…..go Glennon literally go somewhere else and be a backup. Glennon would make a decent backup in this league but not if he’s delusiona thinking he should be the one starting. If he’s that competitive them eventually he’ll be a problem or decent to leave in free agency anyway to play somewhere he thinks he can start

  20. buc4lyfe Says:

    Wow, I dont think I have ever been to a sight that insults there fans?

    It’s not an insult but MGM really are like mental ward patients because you have no idea how foolish you sound….it doesn’t register in your brains but it’s ok nowadays there’s a pill for everything….in this case a draft day trade of Glennon would be just the cure to make these symptoms disappear