McCown Leading Night School

June 10th, 2014

josh mccown 0317Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown absolutely won’t rest until his offense is firing on all cylinders and ready for the nasty Panthers defense it will see in Week 1.

That’s why McCown has been leading top secret practices Joe first reported weeks ago. And now there’s more over-and-above work going on.

Today, following sweltering minicamp practice at One Buc Palace, McCown talked about using every available minute to get the offense in sync and the urgency in the NFC South.

McCown appears to be leading a Buccaneers night school of sorts.

“We’re playing in a division with Drew Brees, who’s been doing that in that system for eight or nine years. And Matt Ryan the same thing for a long time. And Cam [Newton] is really getting his feet established in that system. And so that’s six games a year that we have to compete with those offenses and play good football. Let alone the other teams that we’re facing the NFC North, the Bears and those offenses and Aaron Rodgers,” McCown said.

“We have to get up to speed quick. Time is of the essence. It just takes the work. You just have to put in the time. And that’s what we’re seeing with the young guys, everybody. There’s extra things that need to be done to get that established. And it’s still a process. It’s still a daily thing. But it’s grabbing the extra hours here or there at night to spend together that maybe gives us an edge, that maybe speeds that learning curve up.”

Nobody will accuse McCown of not giving 100 percent and more. Joe can only imagine how jacked up McCown is to have another shot to lead a team from the offseason, an opportunity he hasn’t had in a decade.

McCown had sharp practice today, minus a terribly forced throw to Chris Owusu over the middle that was picked off by Danny Gorrer. But that’s just one play in underwear football. (You can catch all of Joe’s practice observations here.)

McCown said he’s very pleased with his teammates’ progress and work rate, and he believes the Bucs are on track to deliver the precision the Bears showed last year as a new offense, one that finished ranked No. 2 in the NFL.

10 Responses to “McCown Leading Night School”

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    These pop ups on the iPhone are so annoying. Why did this start? It’s really getting old fast and I need to only visit the site on my PC I guess. Sure would be nice if Joe could make this crap go away.

  2. Kevin Says:

    I thought Danny Gorrer looked like someone who could be good….we’ll see. As for McCown, I wonder if he put this kind of work in 10 years ago. I think he can get the job done IF our defense is firing on all cylinders. I don’t expect McCown to be able to go toe to toe with Drew Brees having no defense….not many QB’s can. But with a solid defense I believe McCown or Glennon can run this offense.

  3. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Man you can’t help but like McCown and his work ethic. A shame a hard working guy on the backside of his career will lose the starting QB to Glennon mid-season or sooner. Long live the MGM

  4. sam Says:

    He might not be JohnnyVegas, but I love this guy. I think hes gonna be a damn good qb for the next year or 3. We needed a leader on this team, not a partier. After the mess with freeman we needed someone in here with some maturity and leadership.

  5. Netwalker Says:

    Toes, I sure hope your wrong, and I believe you are. If Glennon takes over at mid season, other than from a McCown injury, that means he has failed, and so have the Bucs. Don’t get me wrong, I like Glennon and think he could be the future Bucs starter. But I would like him to watch and learn for a couple of seasons under a true leader and effective QB. Go Bucs.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon is such a brainer, he will pick up this complex playbook quickly, and his youth will be an advantage. It’s great to know the Bucs have a solid backup at QB. It’s easy to be upbeat about the Bucs offensive possibilities without them yet to play a down.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    For the mobile guys…call me a Luddite but I hate using the internet on my phone popups or not 4G or not. it’s slow and many sites crap up with pop ups not just this one.

    Someday the technology will catch up. But I only use my phone for the internet when it’s absolutely necessary and never for pleasure.

    I’m no techie though and so perhaps my Samsung III is just to far behind. I also do not use a tablet and so some of you might be doing that. I have used my laptop online when I travel and again it’s OK but not as good as home or work on my desktop with high speed broadband.

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    On topic, this reporting of McCown working overtime and through the break is encouraging. His history suggests he is going to need it!

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    @BigMacAttack – Joe has 20,000 visits here a day and around 3 million pages viewed a month. The issues you’re having are not widespread by any stretch of the imagination. Joe wouldn’t be thriving if that were the case. Joe actually tests this stuff regularly via various channels. And Joe’s not going to take time away from covering the Buccaneers to find a fix for issues that only effect a small percentage of largely mobile readers. Folks can be pissed all they want. Joe’s not ashamed to say he simply can’t care about every last user experience and still get his days work done. Joe thinks his site is well worth the price of admission. Thanks for the love, as always.–Joe

  10. Harry Says:

    @ToesOnTheLine Says:
    “…A shame a hard working guy on the backside of his career will lose the starting QB to Glennon mid-season or sooner…”

    Toes, put down the Kool-Aid buddy