McCown: “For Sure” Planning For Sunday

September 24th, 2014

McCownGlennonWhile Joe is ready for Lovie Smith to do the smart thing and declare Mike Glennon starting quarterback for the rest of 2014, that hasn’t happened yet.

And now Josh McCown is talking about preparing his wounded thumb for Sunday’s visit to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

There have been conflicting reports on the severity of McCown’s injury that caused him to leave the Bucs-Falcons debacle just before halftime Thursday.

The latest update came from McCown last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network. He explained that he bruised the thumb twice in the game and is on the comeback trail.

Host TJ Rives: You are still battling. You’re still trying to play in the game Sunday.

Josh McCown: For sure. That’s the thing, like I was saying about the Thursday night game. The good thing that came out of that, probably the only good thing, was that the game was on Thursday. And so we had a little longer week, so to speak, to heal from injuries. So we’re making progress. We’re making progress. So we’ll see how it goes.

Look for an update this afternoon. Will McCown practice today? Will the Bucs officially call up Mike Kafka from the practice squad? Lovie addresses the media late this afternoon.

36 Responses to “McCown: “For Sure” Planning For Sunday”

  1. canadian bucsfan Says:

    No sense playing him! I’m not a big fan of Glennon but let’s give him a shot. Josh had to know that he was on a short leash with a young viable back-up

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Lovie will play McCown if he is healthy enough to play. Lovie picked McCown as his starter and has stated lately that “He is our starter”….
    Like it or not….that’s what he will do.

  3. Chef Paul Says:

    Lovie is a fighter. Some fighters don’t know when to throw in the towel, for the betterment of the future. Nothing wrong with that. Stubborn and silly, ya. It’s like Dumb and Dumber. As long as there is still a chance, no matter how small. I dont think Lovie makes the switch until we are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

  4. RCH Says:

    If he plays I hope he damages it early and takes him out for the season. Sorry but for what he is getting paid I would do the same to my thumb for 5 million.

  5. GhostofJohnGruden Says:

    You could start John Elway (in his prime) and we would still lose with our Swiss Cheese defense. Leslie Frazier is an idiot.

  6. Greg Says:

    As long as Lovie is the coach here we will never get a strait answer on anything.
    He has no respect for us and believes it gives him an advantage.
    Complete failer in Lovie. I for one will be boycotting home games till this joke of a coach is fired.
    The sooner we get rid of him the sooner we can start over.
    He has already set us years behind.

  7. robert9 Says:

    meh…who cares anymore. this whole regime sux

  8. warrenfb12 Says:

    I seriously hate this season more and more every week. This could very likely go down as my personal worst season as a Buccaneers fan.

    I really wish we could turn the clock back and not hire Lovie or Licht. This is just bad bad bad. At this point, I am really only hoping for 0-16. I think it is the only way Lovie gets fired.

  9. Chef Paul Says:

    It starts at the top. Hiring Lovie before the GM was stupid, and these clowns at the top need to quit hiring coaches. They got lucky with Gruden, and think they can do it again. I said it then and I’ll say it again. They should have just thrown the bank and Polian, gave him the keys to the franchise, and went to Europe to enjoy their only true sports love, while raking in even more money from a winning American football team. They just can’t seem to get out of their own way.

  10. P'cola Buc Says:

    @ Greg
    I still love Lovie, but I agree with you. When asked by the media anything of importance he might give you answer “A” on one day and answer “B” (the other choice) the next. I understand he does not want to tip his hand on anything but it also comes across not being genuine with the Buccaneers fans. Many now I am afraid, tune him out, never a staight answer. If the team were winning it would be more excusable. It’s now becoming an issue of trust on many levels.

  11. getaclue Says:

    If he plays can’t wait to hear the onset of boos he receives at the next home game and glennon chants

  12. flmike Says:

    If he starts McCown, I’m done. I have 12 other games to watch on any given Sunday, I don’t have to subject myself to watching what was my team being destroyed by a moron…

  13. d-money Says:

    Lovie has been handed (no pun intended) a get out of jail free card.

    It’s the perfect opportunity to bench McCown and not have to admit that he was wrong.

    If he lets Josh start with a bum hand he is either the most stubborn coach in the history of the NFL or the dumbest.

  14. Patrick Says:

    MCCOWN IS A WASTE OF TIME. Even if he plays well, he’s still not gonna be around very long. He ain’t the future! Play Glennon and call it quits with this bum.

  15. Architek Says:

    Why does it take yet another heinous showing to be done with this addition of our beloved Bucs?

    They have shown us who they are!

  16. The Buc Realist Says:

    This is just a bit of gamesmanship, trying to get the other team to be undecided who to prepare for. Unfortunately it will have about the same effect as when we hid our offense all preseason.

  17. Tom Edrington Says:

    I can’t believe there are those who “won’t watch” It’s kinda like a train wreck, don’t wanna see it but hard to turn away…..

    It’s the Perfect Storm of injuries followed by lack of talent, followed by questionable coaching decisions, followed by questionable free agents….and so on and so forth…..

    Trying looking at that schedule now and see how many “possible” wins are on that schedule and does anyone see any “probable” wins?

    Do tell!

  18. biff barker Says:

    Chef P., The Glazers have needed a President of Football Operations.

    We’ve been a bottom feeder since Malcolm took ill and things are not looking up.

  19. simeon 97 Says:

    McCown starting = me not watching.

  20. Soggy Says:

    I hope this is lovie just blowing smoke and not another brainfart, @Lovie STOP WITH THE BRAINFARTS YOU ARE STINKIN UP TAMPA BAY.. WE CAN’T STAND THE SMELL..

  21. Zam Says:

    McCown should draw up as much as he can remember about Trestman’s offense. Whatever plays he thrived with in Chicago, because he has none here.

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie will stick with McCown even if he was wearing two knee braces and had one arm in a sling. He is determined that McCown will have a good game, come hell or high water. Just the thought of starting Glennon irks him so badly that he won’t mention the possibility. Meanwhile Lovie’s designated starter sings “put me in coach, I’m ready to play”. All the talk about Glennon starting has the MGM antsy to see him play an entire game. Since you are now General of the MGM Joe, you as an advisor should be able to pull rank on Lovie, who at best is a buck private in the scheme of things. Is he mute to his advisors? The God complex has Lovie in a daze.

  23. Biggun Says:

    if this happens = epic fail

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If you no longer care anymore, then do us a favor and leave. After all, not caring works both ways. If you don’t care, you walk away, you don’t keep twisting the knife.

    I trust Lovie.

    That’s the thing about trust. Most of the time, you have to do it without evidence. Trust is belief.

    I’m not happy with the state of the team. But it isn’t like it was not expected. I’ve said for years, along with several other people here, that going free agent crazy does not work. Too many fans think it can.

    When you have a big turnover in Free Agency, you gamble. The odds are against you. More so than with the draft…and that is saying a lot.

    But Lovie wanted to change the culture with the Bucs. That means starting over with a lot of new faces. Now he has to weed the garden and tend to it.

    He’ll fix things.

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    It will just take time. And then we’ll have years of good football.

  26. buc4lyfe Says:

    If mcclown starts this week that tells me all I need to know about what they think of Glennon and I’m closing that book whether he starts later in the season or not

  27. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Well if Lovie stays loyal to his boy McCown then he is hitching his career to “Pineapple Pick6 McCown” probably for the worse. Man I was pissed that the Bucs didn’t give Schiano a third year but at least could kind of accept things knowing Smith had a decent NFL resume. After seeing how incompetent Lovie looks as the Bucs HC I am totally disgusted by the Glazer’s move

  28. Capt.Tim, Trapped in Davie Jones's Locker Says:

    I think you are 100% correct in your perception. Lovie has torn it apart- and will rebuild it successfully. I think we have years of competitive Football in the near future.
    Not this year.
    We were unrealistic to expect it this year. We were 4-12 last year? With a roster of bad players and underachievers.
    They should have tempered expectations. That’s on them.

    But, like you- still have my faith in Lovie.
    And , lord yes! If McCown can go- let him play.
    I can’t stand another 60 minutes of Noodlearm throwing 3 yard check downs. That’s all he can do, and everyone has caught on

  29. keith Says:

    I wished I was in tampa. I’d be boycotting in front of 1 buc. This is bull sh*t. McCown is 34 year old high school freshman QB.
    Give Glennon a chance. And on that note if McCown is such an athlete
    Let’s try him at RDE because MJ (who?) Can apply enough pressure to turn on a light switch

  30. james west Says:

    Mccown is hurt, no problem glennon is my QB of the future remember that? are QB position is strong as said by lovie after the draft, remember that one, oh by the way mike we love what you’re doing, we are just looking at pryor just in case, whaaaaaat ? in less than a month at the helm (when these games actually count) Mr smith you have destroyed, all credibility with the media that exhumed you’re defensive brilliance, you’re teams trust in you’re word. and the fans patience! I do not see this team winning one single game on the schedule, and as you obviously do not trust and believe in as you said you’re QB of the future. I find it hard to trust and believe in you’re failed outdated football philosophical beliefs. or you’re solemn empty words

  31. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Well what the hell do you expect McNown to say; something like “Yeah I plan on being inactive on Sunday and just plan to sit on the sideline in street clothes and offer my moral support to MG and Kafka”?!?!?! Of course he’s going to say he is preparing to play, even though McNown is a bad QB he is not a total moron and obviously is trying his best to help this sinking pirate ship….

  32. Buccfan37 Says:

    When McCown retakes the field and plays a good game leading to a Bucs win, which is bound to happen given enough shots at it, the anti MGM mob will carry on like blathering I told you so’s. Like a complete 180 with frothing foam coming out of their mouths.

  33. onetrickpony Says:

    Call tebow at least he don’t put u to sleep

  34. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bonzai… The thought policeman pops up again. You are no bigger fan of the Bucs than myself or anybody else on this comment board. Since when are you the arbiter of acceptable free speech of all things Bucs?

  35. BucTrooper Says:

    Thank goodness he’s healthy. He’s the one QB in the league where a pass thrown with an injured hand is indistinguishable from a pass with a damaged hand

  36. Greg Says:

    I’m sick of the few fans out there that stand up for what OUR TEAM is doing right now.
    As a fan I think we need to hold them accountable for what they put on the field each week and stop all this crap about how Lovie is changing the culture.
    Tell it like it is good or bad and we are getting nothing year after year.
    So quit all the hooray crap and tell it like it is. This team is a complete failure and the coach is the one in charge of every decision that has been made.
    I can only hope for somthing in the future as a fan becouse we have never been this bad in the 20 years I have been a fan.