“That Relationship Is Crucial”

May 28th, 2014
Josh McCown explains why he must be at one with his offensive coordinator -- in a hurry.

Josh McCown explains why he must be at one with his offensive coordinator — in a hurry.

Lord X-factor of the Bucs 2014 season, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, has a tall order.

He’s new to the NFL and he sort of has to become the next Marc Trestman in a hurry.

Yesterday, Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown talked all things Tedford and how McCown must be at one with his new playmaster.

“When [your rhythm with an offensive coordinator] gets that way, you look around the league, you talk about high performing offenses; you know in recent years, in years past, and, you know, from playing with Kurt Warner when they were the Greatest Show on Turf, talking with him and playing for Coach Martz. So understanding that relationship, and how Kurt knew, felt what was coming, you know, knew the intent. To watching Drew [Brees] and Sean [Payton] in New Orleans. You see guys that play at a high level, you can see the relationship with the play calling at quarterback. You can feel like they’re on the same page,” McCown said.

“I felt that way last year with Marc [Trestman], you know, felt like we were on the same page. It is certainly key and crucial for us to get there.”

McCown says it’s urgent, and he and the Bucs are working with extreme urgency now.

Yes, McCown knows the reality of his job and the NFL. There’s a Bucs bye week looming after Week 7. If the offense is sputtering, then the Mike Glennon Mob might take arms and buy every available pitchfork at Home Depot and Lowe’s. Patience doesn’t exist in 2014, not for a 35-year-old journeyman quarterback.

Joe recommends you listen to the full McCown interview below, via Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

13 Responses to ““That Relationship Is Crucial””

  1. pablo Says:

    Pablo is curious why does only the QB wear throwback jerseys but not the whole team ?

  2. chef paul Says:

    The intelligence and charisma of McCown never ceases to amaze me. When he done with football, he could easily be the next Dilfer. So smart and well articulated. He’s worth every penny.

  3. brandonbucfan Says:

    Everyone in BUC LAND is hoping,waiting anticipating, the glorious turnaround. The “pundits” are saying this will be the “Chiefs” of last year. Let’s all take a deep breath…Our OL is still weak despite two new good additons…We want to annoint a WR as “GODZILLA” that has not played a down and already has a “hammy”. Our OC has never called a play in the NFL..OUR HC says he wants to run the ball with throws downfield and yet our new OL is known for their pass blocking. Let’s not touch the QB situation…too much said already… Our “D” will be fine but don’t think it is ready to be SB contenders….Sorry HERM…LUV YA BUCS ain’t ready THIS year….Maybe next!!!!!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think McCown is well suited for learning a new offense quickly….after all, how many offenses has he learned?

    And….from what I understand, Glennon is a very smart guy!!!

    It has been a long time since I have been excited about the possibility of a dynamic offense….can’t wait!!!

  5. Jeff Says:

    Pablo Joes answered this question multiple times it’s so the qb can be set apart from the others on the field. Nobody wants the Qb to get even a touch in these non contact drills and get some freak injury like what almost happened to Tom Brady last year when they scrimmaged the Bucs. We did this in my high school days too. Very common.

  6. pablo Says:

    Yeah TBBF, Pablo u derstands but Pablo doesn’t want to get his hopes up. Last time Pablo got his hopes up was when we hired Jeff Jagonzinski and thought he was gonna be an offensive genius and we all know how that worked out.

  7. Stu Laake Says:

    a la Rich Gannon and Jon Gruden in Oakland…

  8. Harry Says:

    “Lord X Factor”, man that is soooo perfect and true. The O has got all the question marks. Our D will keep us in games. If the O can score we could have a great year.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “I felt that way last year with Marc [Trestman], you know, felt like we were on the same page. It is certainly key and crucial for us to get there,” said McCown. “But even if I did have that with Marc, I still lost almost half my games. I wish I was capable of being a full time starter.”

    That sounds more accurate.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Stu Laake Says
    “a la Rich Gannon and Jon Gruden in Oakland…”

    It is not even close to that. Rich Gannon at least had a real career. McCown never has.

  11. owlykat Says:

    I feel real comfortable with Josh as our starting QB. However, I cannot say that if Glennon gets in there. I listened to WDAE 620 today as a former Buc Player was doing his show and said Glennon threw like 48 passes in one game last year and only had 200 yards, and most of those were just dump offs. That was not enough yards to be a great QB. He also said he didn’t see one standout play by Glennon last year that he would say, ‘Now that is a great QB”. He didn’t think Glennon will actually be our QB of the future, but only until a better QB comes along that will be the real QB of the future. He wasn’t sure Glennon can even beat out our Third String QB (Kafka) I could not say it any better!

  12. tickrdr Says:

    Just a reminder. It matters most who your opponent is!

    Josh McCown lit it up in 5 games against the 12th(Balt), 13th(St.L), 24th(GB), 26th(Dall), and 32nd(Minn) ranked scoring defenses for 2013.

    MG8 and the Bucs offense managed to beat the 8th(Mia), 15th(Det), 20th(Buff), and 27th(Atl) ranked scoring defenses for 2013.
    They also played and lost to the 7th(Ari), 13th(StL), 17th(Pha), and 27th(Atl) ranked scoring defenses.
    And they also played and lost five games against the #1,#2,#3, and #4 ranked scoring defenses for 2013; i.e. Seattle, Carolina x 2, San Francisco, and New Orleans, all playoff teams, with the WORST record among them for New Orleans at 11-5.


  13. Sdub Says:

    Owlykat u crazy Ive seen games where all the greats have “check down” games where the volume of passes is high and yards low watch the tape Glennon has his deficiencies ie footwork athleticism but he is a QB ie reads his progressions places ball for YAC is a football junkie go back look at tape read a book on QB play watch early Tom Brady film come back with an educated argument not just this guy said he ain’t no good