Johnny And The Bucs? “Not A Chance”

May 8th, 2014

johnny sad

Roughly an hour after Peter King of claimed the Bucs want Johnny Football but aren’t willing to burn a No. 7 pick to get him, the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, took to the same airwaves to emphatically state any talk of Johnny Football coming to the Bucs is hogwash.

Speaking to his close friend, Chris “Mad Dog’ Russo on the channel that bears his name, “Mad Dog Radio,” part of the family of sports stations heard exclusively on SiriusXM Radio, Kaufman declared any talk of Johnny and the Bucs is nothing but a smokescreen.

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo: I just don’t get that Manziel is Lovie Smith’s kind of a quarterback. What is you take if he is there at No. 7, which he probably will be? Go ahead.

eye-RAH! Kaufman: I am glad you are looking through the smokescreen baby, because that is all it is. Not a chance in the world. No chance. These rumors are silly. They are stupid. They are floated by people that don’t know anything about Lovie Smith. Chris, Lovie Smith believes you win on defense and special teams. He went to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman! He already named Josh McCown his starter here. This is not a guy who wants to take a chance on a boom or bust player. It’s silly, Chris. It’s not going to happen.

Man, Joe will be so glad when this draft is over so the emotional rollercoaster comes to a halt.

It’s like some hot chick tells you she wants a round of heavy-breathing wrestling between the sheets in the small hours of the night but won’t give you her e-mail address.

49 Responses to “Johnny And The Bucs? “Not A Chance””

  1. feelthepewterpower Says:

    I’m hearing the pick is Arron Donald

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Joe and the Manziel fanboys are in for the biggest case of blue balls ever when Manziel is drafted by someone else.

  3. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Mccoy will have double digit sacks if it’s Arron Donald…mark it down. 🙂

  4. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    It’s like your beer goggles imagine some hot chick telling you she wants a round of heavy-breathing wrestling between the sheets in the small hours of the night, but instead the fatty gets a restraining order on you.


    It’s almost over.

  5. Joe's Liver Says:

    hahahahahahahahaha poor joe

  6. Rob Says:

    I bet these rumors come straight from the Bucs who are just trying to get some Manziel-crazy GM to move up to 7.

  7. Eric Says:

    That means it’s definitely Manziel.

    Maybe someone should remind Kaufman that Lovie traded two number ones for Cutler, and traded for Brandon Marshall.

  8. Theodore Says:

    “Chris, Lovie Smith believes you win on defense and special teams”
    Exactly what I’ve been saying for months. Lovie will not pick a QB #1 because he doesn’t value offense.

    There is a reason Lovie chose a QB guru as his OC – A veteran QB will understands the QB guru right away. Behind the starter, a patient young QB who will learn to understand the QB guru in time.

    1st round QBs – There’s no patience there, they need to play today if not yesterday. The Bucs will draft a QB in the later rounds.

  9. buc4lyfe Says:

    Thank goodness now i can watch the draft but I’d be even more confused if the drafted aaron Donald, it would be equally stupid to draft a guy that at 7 that would sit behind McCoy

  10. Orca Says:

    So, the truth comes out… Joe, talking about Manziel, says “hot chick tells you she wants a round of heavy-breathing wrestling between the sheets in the small hours of the night.” This Johnny Football obsession has been creepy since it first began like 3 months ago. I’ll be glad when it’s over. Maybe Joe will start covering whichever team drafts Manziel, because that’s clearly where his heart is.

  11. Orca Says:

    If the Bucs did draft JDoucheball, odds are the guy would have to get a restraining order to protect him from the Joes constantly stalking him.

  12. passthebuc Says:

    made my day. its not that i think the talent is not there, i just think his height and frail body would not be the ticket for a franchise player.

  13. CC Says:

    Hey Irah. How many Super Bowls has Lovie won? Exactly. He learns from his mistakes and takes Maziel at 7. He is a student of the game and he sees what Seattle has done. Manziel if hes available.

  14. Bogiedr Says:

    All these Demented Donald fanatics … Please GMC is the man!!! Bucs will go o line, wr then qb. Defense is set. If not Maziel, it will be Murray or McCarron. If not Mathews look for a guard and keep an eye on Ole Miss wr Moncrief!

  15. Hawk Says:

    And why in the world would you want her “e-mail address”?!?!

  16. Nick H Says:

    Man I’m glad there’s something locally to buzz about though, having a story in Tampa is better than no story.

  17. Chris Says:

    That’s because Jimmy garoppolo is #1 on their board and they will move up late 1st to draft him.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Eric Says
    “Maybe someone should remind Kaufman that Lovie traded two number ones for Cutler, and traded for Brandon Marshall.”


    I almost hope its Manziel just to reveal how poor Kaufman’s opinion is.

    That said, I want Carr, but will settle for Manziel, Bridgewater or Bortles, just to know we have a real option when McCow can’t get thru a season.

  19. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Manziel, whatcha gonna do when they come for you? It does sound kind of impossible he could be the Bucs pick, stranger things have happened, yeah I’ll go with that. Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear.

  20. MadMax Says:

    Holy smokes Odell Beckham’s Mom is HOTT!!!

  21. owlykat Says:

    If the Bucs don’t want Johnny Football, fine, use the 7th pick for one of the other three top QBs that Tedford says he can build into a Franchise QB! But ask yourself, if all this was just a smokescreen, why would L & L tip off Kaufman ahead of time, knowing he is with the press and will talk. They are smarter than that. Notice Kaufman isn’t disclosing the basis for his bold talk. I think that is just his opinion based on looking at what Lovie’s emphasis used to be before he was off for a year and rethinking how to win a SB. Why would he go back to what failed the last time, so I don’t buy it.

  22. Nybucsfan Says:

    I don’t think it’s d line at 7 and I don’t think Donald is not worth the 7 pick

  23. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Theodore Says
    “There is a reason Lovie chose a QB guru as his OC – A veteran QB will understands the QB guru right away.”

    So when you draft a QB you don’t want a QB Guru? Faulty reasoning.

    That said, I’m not sold that Tedford is a guru.

  24. Snook Says:

    The Rex Grossman argument doesn’t hold up considering he traded for Cutler soon after.

  25. Nybucsfan Says:

    I like lovie but his past drafts have not been great

  26. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Can’t see them picking defense. Donald would be a good pick but a greedy one. DT is nowhere near the biggest need if a need at all. This team needs offense. Whether its Evans, Johnny (please no) or Matthews or Robinson I don’t know. If they are going defense CB and DE are clearly the biggest needs there. GMC and Donald would be very intimidating. though.

  27. Couch Fan Says:

    Manziel just said our QB Coach Arroyo tried to recruit him… Interesting…

  28. Max Says:

    EYE RAH is the real deal Joe!

  29. Cody Says:

    I’m prayin L&L hit a home run with this draft…

  30. Snook Says:

    Didn’t know Kauffman was Lovie’s best friend….

  31. MadMax Says:

    My hopes:

    Bortles / Carr (Since its looking like Glennon wont fit 🙁 )

    One of those will be there, and we can trade back a few spots and STILL land one if its not one of the premiums.

  32. RastaMon Says:

    When is draft ?

  33. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    owlykat Says
    “Notice Kaufman isn’t disclosing the basis for his bold talk.”

    Tampa newspaper reporters almost never have sources. They guess a lot and refuse to acknowledge when they are wrong.

    #unnamed sources
    #league sources
    #team sources

  34. PRBucFan Says:

    So that’s what he does for you…

  35. WalkdaPlank Says:

    In an hour Rasta.

  36. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    8 pm eastern

  37. RastaMon Says:

    today ?

  38. Beeric Says:

    Anyone else notice how all of Aaron Donald’s highlights and sacks seemed to come when he was unblocked altogether? Very few plays where he actually broke through when the O-line was doing its job…

  39. Bogiedr Says:

    Couch fan, we also have A&M’s strength coach, you could see Johnny’s eyes light up. As a defensive coach Lovie knows the NFC south will have nightmares planning for him … Enough said? If #2 is there we take him.

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    Our QB coach tried to recruit Manziel. WTH does that mean? How many other college coaches tried to recruit Manziel? I guess if that’s what does it for you…it’s meaningless to me.

  41. bucrightoff Says:

    Chip Kelly SIGNED Manziel to Oregon. Boy people are going to throw their backs out reaching too hard.

  42. Couch Fan Says:

    It was just an interesting fact that I was putting out there. I could careless if its meaningless to you Lol. I, however did not know that bit of information and it certainly makes Manziel to Tampa a bit more of a possibility.

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    Couch Fan…he also may have tried to recruit Bortles too or maybe even Luck.

    “it certainly makes Manziel to Tampa a bit more of a possibility.”

    To you and Bogiedr.

  44. Brandon Says:

    I love Aaron Donald. He’ll play NT or LDE and move to 3-tech when McCoy comes out or on passing downs with McCoy occasionally moving to NT.

    At QB, I prefer Brett Smith of Wyoming in round 3.

  45. bucrightoff Says:

    I heard Johnny got syphilis from a girl who dated a guy who was best friends with a guy who once met this guy who was recruited by Arroyo and Tedford.

    So he’s obviously coming to Tampa

  46. rush Says:

    Evans… called it all along…… schweeeeu

  47. Barry Says:

    MG8 loves this pick

  48. flmike Says:

    quick note, consensus among our experts is if he isn’t picked at 26 by Cle, JF drops out of the 1st round…

  49. Barry Says:

    Don’t fret JM fans, If Bucs love Manziel they can still move up into the 1st round. Won’t cost them as much now.