Bucs Aren’t Your Typical Bad Team

November 20th, 2014

McCownlaughA guy in the Buccaneers locker room who’s been on plenty of losing teams says this edition of Tampa Bay losers is different.

That Buccaneer is re-starting quarterback Josh McCown, who played for six consecutive losers to start his storied career (Arizona, Oakland, Detroit). In his seventh season, McCown was finally a winner when he backed up Jake Delhomme for the NFC South champion Panthers in 2008.

McCown told SiriusXM NFL Radio this week that he’s been on bad teams but this years Bucs have never felt like a bad team, just a team working hard and hopeful every Sunday.

A good organization and team always has a reason to be focused, even in hard times.

“If you’re not playing for the playoffs this year, you gotta be playing for it next year. You gotta be always trying to get better and move forward in that direction,” McCown said. “That’s the constant thing to the young guys, ‘We’re in this thing, first of all. But what kind of pro are you?’ We learn a lot about ourselves through that. The guys that you want on your team, are the guys whether you’re 8-2 or 2-8, they prepare and come to work the same way. The more guys that we can have like that the better. Sometimes you have to go through these times to kind of sift through that and figure that out.”

That last sentence from McCown sure reminded Joe of Derrick Brooks talking about how Greg Schiano had to pluck “weeds in the roses.” (Joe highly recommends that link.)

15 Responses to “Bucs Aren’t Your Typical Bad Team”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    New one on me…..never heard anyone proclaim “not the typical bad team” kinda like “the best 2-8 team in the league” and other such nonsense….

    Bad team attributes:

    Lack of overall talent depth

    No running game

    Questionable coaching

    Poor drafting

    Poor evaluation of free agents on market

    Do the Bucs check any of those boxes???????

  2. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    shut up!

  3. OB Says:

    All bad teams are the same, they lose more than they win regardless of the reason.

  4. Lunchbag AL Says:

    W’s and L’s are what matters. However, if you get past that and look. Five games lost in the forth or in OT, mostly due to penalties, coin flip, dare I say bad calls, poor execution….They were in the game and one aspect of the team (SPT, DEF, OFF) screwed it up. The two blow outs to the birds and the…well, birds.

    I think it is a team that should have a better record than 2-8. However, again W’s and L’s is the only measurement that matters….Tom Edrington brings up some valid points. Check.

  5. JC De La Torre Says:

    Sadly, I remember when we used to complain about UGLY wins. Now we’d take any win…in any shape or form.

  6. gatrbuc17 Says:

    @ JC De La Torre
    Amen brother.

  7. "TheKevin" Says:

    I wish all you bitchers, whiners, and haters would go somewhere else. Bunch of assholes that want the bucs to do bad so you can bitch and moan. Your really angery at your pathetic life.

    Go be a fan of another team if all your gonna do is bitch and whine over everything.

    Half of you idiots think you know something about football. Truth is most of you don’t know shiiiiiiiiiit.

  8. ddneast Says:

    Have to agree JC. A win is a win. Still, do you think everyone on this team feels the same way as Josh. I doubt it. If they did, we wouldn’t be a 2 -8 club.
    Fortunately, I think Love knows which players those are and is slowly weeding them out of the system. See ya Barron and Casillas.
    Your nect Gholston.

  9. BucFanInArkansas Says:

    Kinda hard to believe this is the same franchise that fired coaches for not going deep enough into the playoffs or only winning 9 games in a season.

  10. Robert 9 Says:

    nah, their not a bad team. everyone is hopeful with their head up.

    watch the tape. the disgust. the CRYING,,,,waaaaahhhhhhh, the head in hands, the utter defeat.

    yeah, they are playing to win baby.

    STFU mcclown. one win and their not a bad team. FML

  11. Espo Says:

    What else is a starting qb to say?

  12. NewTampaChris Says:


    I thought JoeBucsFan.com had a rule that you to at least be in third grade to post here.

  13. Eric Says:

    We damn sure have been sifting through something.

    But at least when your grandson asks you what you did in the big war you wont have to say you shoveled sh#t in Louisiana.

    Go bucs.

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    Josh is Spot on. You can feel this team doesn’t have a loser mentality.
    A few do- but they are getting to be less and less, as they are being weeded out.

    Posters here? Some guys love being miserable! Lol

  15. BoJim Says:

    Actually. I agree a little bit with TheKevin.