Josh McCown Played Like Josh McCown

November 9th, 2014

McCownlaughBucs re-starting quarterback Josh McCown performed like the player he is today.

He was reasonably solid with his throws, minus a bad red-zone pick and a few other dangerous clunkers, and his overall decision-making was questionable at times.

Did you expect more?

That’s Josh McCown. He looks like an excellent backup quarterback, a lot like Mike Glennon on a good day.

McCown held the ball too long on several occasions, and forced throws needlessly at times. Either throw that red-zone pick out of bounds, or throw it only where Vincent Jackson can make a play.

On the upside, McCown showed off his wheels and versatility, and his throwing was often on the money. The guy sure can absorb hits, and his stats line will please many — 27-for-43. 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. But it was nowhere near good enough, not with a Bucs defense that has no pass rush or nastiness.

Joe would love to see Lovie Smith finally realize the Bucs are out of contention and hand the ball back to Glennon. Continuing to develop McCown, or whatever you call what’s happening, is downright silly.

85 Responses to “Josh McCown Played Like Josh McCown”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    He sucks ass

  2. RastaMon Says:

    FIRE L&L….for starters….been banging that drum from post Panthers game !!!!

  3. jh Says:

    He’s still better than Glennon.

  4. Lee Says:


  5. jo_mama Says:

    Glennon has More TD Passes

    Glennon has more WINS.

    But lets start McClown

    Fire Lovie

  6. ryan Says:

    and what is the point in continuing to develop Glennon? he sucks

    just come out and say it Joe, start Glennon to ensure a draft pick ahead of the Jets. That is the only reason to start Glennon.

  7. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Mccown at least looks like an NFL qb. He may not be good but Glennon is absolutely terrible. Get off Glennon already, he has no future in the NFL. I’ve said it all game but look at third downs between the 2 qbs. Glennon is lucky to get 2 or 3 a game. Mccown consistently converts and keeps drives alive. Regardless of the outcome, Mccown played better today than glennon has in any game his entire career.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    They should just cut Glennon so I don’t have to hear his name anymore. The guy sucks. Get off his jock.

  9. Willie d Says:

    When u pay a average backup starter money you still get average backup. Love smith blowing glaziers money 5 million at a time.

  10. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Can’t wait to hear “we still have a lot of football left to play” followed up with “Josh is our quarterback”. Hope you guys who couldn’t wait to run Schiano out of town will be happy with 2 more years of Lovieball

  11. Goodolebucfan Says:

    Glennon has sucked McCown played better today but both are backups. Draft a QB. Penalties again hurt us.

  12. Mike Glennon Mob Says:

    I wonder how certain afternoon drivetime radio hosts are going to spin McCown’s performance. Two INTs, 17 points for the offense… is that better?

  13. Nybucsfan Says:

    The both suck we need to draft a realt QB enough with the clown show

  14. WalkdaPlank Says:

    McClown blows harder than Monica Lewinsky.

  15. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie will no doubt felate him in the presser.

  16. Dewey Selmon Says:

    possible that Lovie wants Josh to be his qb NEXT YEAr also. Built the trenches in the draft. Pick a qb in rd 4,5,6 or package ur extra picks, and pu up in rd3 if ur man is there.

  17. jo_mama Says:

    If anyone knows football.

    Glennon is our QB of the Future he could be a stud if we let him play.

    But Lovie is an idiot and is going to tie his horse to a QB in the draft.

    And we are going to continue to Suck.

    Fire Lovie

    Bench McClown

    Put our only Winning QB Glennon IN.

  18. NorthernBuc Says:

    I say we lose out the rest of the season and take a punter at number one.

  19. iamkingsu Says:

    Can you do some digging and find out what the hell happened to Jeff Tedford?

  20. Connor Says:

    They to re-consider whether Lovie should come back next season. Out of all people, do y’all want HIM picking our 1st round quarterback? I have no doubt he’ll screw it up; and then with that decision he screws up the next 3-4 years for us.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon is better, not even close. Put him back in Snuffy. McCown could’nt upset anybody. Put the QB of the future, at least the rest of this season, back in as the starter.

  22. 941 bucs fan Says:

    This gane has nothing to do with Mccon…Glennon wouldve been sacked 8 times today with that pressure

  23. Goodolebucfan Says:

    Glennon is no stud sorry. We need a QB we don’t have anything but backups on this team.

  24. Pierce Says:

    What difference does it make? Neither QB needs to start next year.

  25. Nybucsfan Says:

    Haha Glennon a stud haha I’m going to assume that was a joke and a funny one at that

  26. RastaMon Says:

    Tears of McClown…

  27. The Ether Says:

    I’m just glad we lost and the Jets won…

    At least McCown was able to get more receivers some throws, ASJ with 5 recs… Evans is a fuccin stud! Sims already looks like a bust…

    At least the dude spread the ball around, got the chains moving, so our rookie receivers got more looks… Then tanked it so we can stay in the Top 3 hunt in ’15.

    The neck would have stalled half those drives, while never getting past his 2nd read…

    Lets keep feeding Evans and ASJ, & keep Tankin it For Jameis!!! GREAT GAME!!!

  28. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Was this an Atlanta home game?
    The interception at the end should have been an incomplete pass but Josh shouldn’t have thrown it in the 1st place. Joe and whomever else will probably blame this loss on McCown but the refs didn’t do the Bucs any favors. Play calling for the Bucs in the 2nd half was terrible, just TERRIBLE. There was some horrible officiating and with the way this game was called the Bucs did not have room to make mistakes. Defense played well but could have had 2 interceptions but did not catch them. And do the Bucs have any other WR other than Evans and Jackson?

  29. Pelbuc Says:

    This is why Lovie & Light need to be fired. We keep seeing their incompetence and terrible roster lose every Sunday without signs of improvement so everyone please stop comparing to 1996. Please make it stop!

  30. asdf Says:

    “Continuing to develop McCown, or whatever you call what’s happening, is downright silly.”

    Continuing to develop Glennon is even sillier. Guy is garbage and has no future on this team. Distance yourself from him as much as you can and take a QB with your top 3 draft pick.

  31. Ray Rice Says:

    Did Mccoy suit up today or was he inactive along with Johnson?

  32. Matts17 Says:

    McCown is just a little less terrible. Nothing more.

    Worst organization in professional sports period.

  33. Mitch C Says:

    Josh Mcown played like Josh Mclown

  34. RastaMon Says:

    Hey…what if everyone is doing the BEST they can Do…….

  35. The Ether Says:

    “Did Mccoy suit up today or was he inactive along with Johnson?”

    You might have missed him being smothered by triple teams play after play…

  36. Cannon Fire Says:

    McCown played his part perfect today, make like you are trying to win but then barely lose at the last minute. Awesome. Glennon does his part as well. Keep up the good work fellas, sacrifice for the team! If the Raiders win a few games THEN we can win a couple ourselves, but only under that circumstance. We must stay focused on the prize, Marcus Mariotta baby. Keep up the good work BUCS, you are over half way there!

  37. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Then that is scary as hell.

  38. JT Says:

    Mariota will lead us to the playoffs next year. Cant wait.

  39. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    One thing is for sure we have 2 backup QBs. I don’t know if one is better than the other. We definitely need to draft a QB. Glennon is the backup QB of the future. It really does not matter which QB is in there. I still prefer we sign Connor Shaw from Cleveland practice squad to look forward to the remaining games. There was no sense of urgency in the final 2 minutes. Mind boggling.

    McCoy is right. There is no nastiness on this defense. Although, I think DE Smith should start the rest of the games.

  40. WalkdaPlank Says:

    What makes you think we’re picking Mariota? ^^

    Lovie will go DE with his first pick, or a maybe a punter.

    I’m tired of this assclown Liar Smith.

  41. 941 bucs fan Says:

    JJ WATT gets tripled team and still makes plays..stop making excuses for McCoy

  42. Dave Pear Says:

    With the #1 pick in the 2015 draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select….
    Jeff Driskel QBOTF from the University of Florida.

  43. The Ether Says:

    OAK with an INT!!

    Go Raiders!! Go Jets!!! Another Week Closer to Jameis!!! (or a trade for Johnny Football)

  44. Stanglassman Says:

    Red zone turnover? Oh yea the accurate pass that bounced off Vjax hands in the in zone. I guess if you made you mind up before the game he is bad and all his fault you opinion is not a surprise. I believe most people would think Josh played well.

  45. Mike10 Says:

    Again, QB play is towards the bottom of the list of concerns

  46. HeinousJameis aka delson Says:

    Everyone getting mad like we are supposed to win. Lmao we have no identity as far as offense n defense

  47. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Glennon is not the answer right now but he might get better and get this….he’s ten years younger than Mc-waste of ten million dollars. McCown will never be a good QB. At least Glennon has a small chance.

  48. RastaMon Says:

    Hey…how come I can channel surf and drop in on ANY football game..HS..College…Pro..and be entertained….except when watching the BUCS !!!!!

  49. jo_mama Says:

    I hope we get the # 1 pick and then trade it for a 1st and a second and a 3rd this year.

    Or a first and a third this year and a First Next year.

    We are way more than a QB away from a winning Franchise.

    We need high quality players.

  50. SAMCRO Says:

    This offensive line is still the Bucs achilles heel. I love how at the beginning of the broadcast how David Diehl was making excuses for why Matt Ryan was underperforming and how it wasn’t any of his fault because their offensive line is in bad shape. Matt Ryan has had more quality weapons at his disposal to work with but gets a pass because of a bad o-line. Our QB’s are not given that same luxury of an excuse, but it was clear today, that our offensive line is worse than theirs. If only we had Matt Ryan the blame would be on someone else.

  51. Brandon Says:

    I was praying McCown would come out when he was hurt so we could put Glennon in there. I was scared to death that between McCown’s mobility, accuracy, and willingness to make a play, he was going to win this game for us, something I never have to worry about Glennon doing.

    BTW, Glennon-fans, Glennon couldn’t have made 1/4 of the plays McCown made because Glennon would’ve taken sacks and not gotten out of the pocket to extend and make first downs.

    McCown had two picks at the end when he was desperately trying to make a play, fairly excusable, but there was a point in the game where the Bucs O was 10-13 on 3rd downs..Glennon can’t do that against air. He’s effing terrible and couldn’t escape a slow moving glacier.

  52. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our playcalling continues to suck…..on 3rd & 2 we call an out pattern (low percentage) pass…..we never threw the ball short over the middle until late in the game…..
    Punts & penalties killed us.

    I will say this about McCown…..his mobility saved us several times.

    And….once again, out Defense gave up a 4th Qtr lead.

  53. kevin Says:

    Offseason-Trade round 2 and 3 for Manziel. Trade or release Glennon. Draft Leonard Williams.

  54. Hawk Says:

    And here I thought his ‘wheels’ were going to keep him out of reach of the defense.
    BTW, “The season REALLY begins in December”.

  55. Bucnjim Says:

    I expected the organization to know that the first three games was the best McCown could offer. He is a game manager that requires a defense to set him up with good field position to be successful. Not saying that Glennon is the answer, but McCown we already knew was not the answer so what did we gain by having him start this game?

  56. Buclife Says:

    I don’t understand why in week 10 our defense still doesn’t know how to effectively play the Tampa 2. We need the pass rush to go to make it work but it’s nonexistent. Gerald is getting double teamed so shouldn’t there be a lineman getting there free?? Idk if the players are jus there for a check or do they really care cuz there’s no reason why our offense should be outplaying our defense. We have a JV defense. As far as offense were un disciplined on that oline and we have no sense of urgency. Ok I understand we have 3 timeouts but why wit 3 minutes left in the game were walking to the line of scrimmage uhhh were down by 10 not 7 not 3 were down by 10!!!COME ON THIS TEAM IS A JOKE RIGHT NOW but u know what I’m still a fan after 15 years

  57. BucFan20 Says:

    2 TD 2 INT. 17 PTS. LOSS. So what Brandon?

  58. Boomer33 Says:

    Our running game is so bad that McCowan lead the team in rushing. He also was able to get a first down 12 times on 3rd down. Threw for over 300 yards. Dumb penalties hurt us again. Those who really believe Glennon is better than McCowan at anything quarterback related,need to take off your rose colored glasses.

  59. The Ether Says:

    941 bucs fan Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    JJ WATT gets tripled team and still makes plays..stop making excuses for McCoy

    you seriously need to get that head looked at… tired of you ignorant ass JBF fans who want to sht on McCoy just cause the rest of the d-line cant show up… fucc outta here…

  60. Ray Rice Says:


    You’re telling me that hew not supposed to make plays if more than one person blocks him. So that 90+ million they will pay him is only against one on one. Get the FUK outa here! With a big contract comes big criticism if you don’t produce. He’s not the only DT in the league to get game planned against. Look at Watt, Suh, Miller, etc… That’s elite. Mccoy got paid elite $ being mediocre.

  61. BuccoDav Says:

    McCown played pretty good today. The offense seemed to have some flow. The problem is, he doesn’t seem to know when there isn’t play to be made. He is still trying to force passes to VJax when there is nothing there. Poor decision making just like the first 3 games… And that last pass in the end zone went off the defenders hands, not VJax.

  62. The Ether Says:

    “Offseason-Trade round 2 and 3 for Manziel. Trade or release Glennon. Draft Leonard Williams.”

    Hell, a 2015 2nd, 2016 2nd or 3rd… We need our picks this for this year…

    But the idea of bringin in Manziel is growin on me…. That dude must be gettin hungry up there in CLE… I think the browns expected Hoyer to pull a McCown/Gleenon by midseason, but theyre gettin Ws, so they have no choice but to keep him in there…

    Johnny Footballs gonna have something to prove in 2016…Reunite Manziel with Evans!!!

  63. passthebuc` Says:

    Back to basics
    Let Glennon play and learn
    build from the center out
    once you develop a line that can give him time, evaluate him

    I know this is hard for a lot of posters here to swallow, but if you listen to the real pro’s of the game, that is what they preach.

    Lastly fire Lovie. he will never learn.

  64. Buclife Says:

    And I seriously think Koenen is playing hurt either he’s not saying anything or the team is not saying anything but he’s been punting for us for years why this whole year all of a sudden he is struggling all of this year. That’s not him

  65. RealityCheck Says:

    @Brandon – Glennon is the QB responsible for the Bucs only win this season so what exactly are you talking about? We scored 17 points against an awful Atlanta team that has given up 21+ points to EVERY SINGLE TEAM they have played, except the Bucs.

    McCown extended some plays with his legs, which was nice. Other than that, it’s same old McCown. Nothing was game changing at all. Glennon isn’t very good and McCown isn’t very good. Arguing adamantly for one while saying the other is god awful is so silly.

  66. The Ether Says:

    Ray Rice Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 6:11 pm


    You’re telling me that hew not supposed to make plays if more than one person blocks him. So that 90+ million they will pay him is only against one on one. Get the FUK outa here! With a big contract comes big criticism if you don’t produce. He’s not the only DT in the league to get game planned against. Look at Watt, Suh, Miller, etc… That’s elite. Mccoy got paid elite $ being mediocre.


    Ignorant ass comment… The dude EATS UP 3/5 of other teams o-line!!! Sht on Gholston, Johnson! Smith! McDonald! For not being able to pick up the slack! Seriously, get the fucc outta here…

  67. Espo Says:

    I’m tired of this Glennon vs McCown argument. They both suck!

  68. Buccfan37 Says:

    McCown did’nt play bad, he actually played pretty good. Evans played well, Jackson OK. The punter reeks, the defense seems befuddled, the running game barely existed. The refs sucked donkey appendages. Let me see, did I leave anybody out? Oh yeah, the Bucs overall sucked up the place. Did anyone that watched ever think the Bucs were going to win?

  69. The Ether Says:

    “I’m tired of this Glennon vs McCown argument. They both suck!”

    For real…. We need to switch it over to Draft Jameis vs Trade for Manziel!!

  70. Ray Rice Says:


    You’re a FUKN a retard. So he’s gettin paid all that $ to eat up blocks. You must not understand what his position entails. Thank goodness you don’t run the team. And you want to acquire Manziel. You are one dumb SOB.

  71. Dave Pear Says:

    I suggested in an earlier post to trade Doug Martin and Mike Glennon to Cleveland for Johnny Manziel.

  72. The Ether Says:

    Ray Rice Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 6:21 pm


    You’re a FUKN a retard. So he’s gettin paid all that $ to eat up blocks. You must not understand what his position entails. Thank goodness you don’t run the team. And you want to acquire Manziel. You are one dumb SOB.



  73. The Ether Says:

    “I suggested in an earlier post to trade Doug Martin and Mike Glennon to Cleveland for Johnny Manziel.”

    It’ll prob take another pick or two (just wouldnt give up our 2015 1st rounder though), but I’d be all for it…

  74. Capt.Tim Says:

    Poor Joe.

    McCown did many things today- that Glennon is not even vaguely capable of. His mobility, long distance accuracy, calm in the Pocket are all things we haven’t seen here in a while.

    Joe, what the f*+k could you possibly not know about Glennon by now?
    He has a cannon. A pupkin cannon!! Just lobs them up in the air, and prays.
    He can’t run. He can’t extent the play with his feet. He will go to a check down at the first sign of pressure.
    He’s never gonna be a starting QB, on a winning team.

    This team was a total disaster when Lovie/licht got here. A decade of horrible drafting. Terrible vets. Years of bad coaching by rookie coaches.

    I think L&L are doing it the right way. Tear it down, and rebuild. This draft looks good. Let McCown run the ship another year- and add quality players.
    THEN draft a QB.

    Charlie Campbell had an interesting post on Waltfootball- about how no one should be surprised at how bad the Bucs are. He said drafting a “bad” Franchise QB alone will sit a club back five years

    Just gonna have to deal with it.
    We sucked bad. Gonna take time to fit it

  75. #1 Suckaneers Fan Says:

    The Bucs looked great, other than offense, defense, and special teams… The cheerleaders looked great anyway.

  76. billy buckaroo Says:

    Kiss a first round QB goodbye
    with Lovie
    Very little pressure from the front four and easy third down conversions
    means first round def lineman pick

  77. Charles Sandomenico Says:

    McCown was McCown and that’s why he has done nothing in his career. Decent backup and that is it. Put Glennon in and see what he can do the Reston season. Drafting QB at one is a dangerous move. we need a lot more than that Look at Glennons draft class,he is by far the best.

  78. Mord Says:

    Not by a wide margin, but McCown is the better of the two Bucs backups, even purely on passing accuracy, catches in stride, well-placed throws, not folding in a collapsing pocket .. etc .. .. They look more like an NFL team with him there.

    They still suck, but it’s a step.

    Moreover, McCown will be better while they’re losing for getting the offense acclimated to a QB like Mariota or Winston. Glennon is not athletic enough to even practice some of the things that McCown looked good doing, and he’s not good enough in the statue role to justify his playing.

  79. denjoe Says:

    17 pts!!!!!! enough said!!!!!!!! they both suck!!!!!

  80. Bucco bruce Says:

    Depth at CB has been an issue for years. Showed up again today 🙁

  81. Nybucsfan Says:

    I don’t know what some people see. Glennon and McClown are terrible if you don’t think the bucs need a QB in the draft you have no busisness watching football. The two have terrible numbers. Can’t win games. QB is the leader of the team everyone needs to follow him. No one believes in the two crap QB we have now they stink. If you don’t have a QB in the NFL you might as well stay home

  82. Nybucsfan Says:

    We have drafted DL, DB, OL,TE,RB,WR,LB and crap Glennon how we doing? Time for a top QB

  83. BamBamBuc Says:

    QB may not be the biggest need on the team or in the draft, but I just can’t see drafting a punter in the first round because ours is worse than our QBs…

  84. Bucnjim Says:

    Again…..What did we gain by starting a 35 year old QB? The season has been over for more than a few weeks so the McCown experiment should have ended by week 4. Not that I believe in Glennon, but what exactly did we gain by putting McCown back at starter? He is long gone either way!

  85. Zam Says:

    I enjoyed it way more than watching Glennon truth be told. 18 games of that was enough.