Last Year’s Josh McCown Showed Up

November 16th, 2014

McCownlaughKeep crying, Josh McCown. It’s paying off.

The Buccaneers’ re-starting quarterback was strong in Washington today. Despite a running game that’s just a rumor, and a variety of blitzes coming his way, McCown played a calm, efficient game and nailed his deep shots.

It was the McC0wn we were supposed to see on opening day, and in Week 2, and in Week 3, and last week. It was the McCown that was 3-2 as a starter for the Bears last season.

McCown finished the day 15-for-23 for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Even better, he didn’t throw an interception, though he definitely tossed a couple of ill-advised passes but they didn’t burn him.

So now what? McCown has chemistry cooking with Mike Evans and is moving the football the past two weeks.

It’s a very welcome change, but can McCown-Marcus Arroyo lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl one day? Joe isn’t that intoxicated by today’s decisive road win.

But if McCown keeps playing the football Lovie Smith brought him here to play, then Joe is convinced McCown will be the starter on opening day next season.

28 Responses to “Last Year’s Josh McCown Showed Up”

  1. Tiny Tim Says:

    McCown can be the opening day starter next year as long as Winston is his back up waiting in the wings. I stated on this site that I believe the bucs will miss out on Winston because McCown will win some games coming down the stretch and that is why I wanted them to keep Glennon in because we had no shot at winning with Glennon at the helm. UGH!!! I’m so conflicted.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie isn’t wasting a high pick on a QB, he’ll ride old man McCown into next year. One of Leonard Williams, Randy Gregory, Cedric Ogbuehi or Brandon Scherff will be the pick

  3. billy buckaroo Says:

    OK Chicago
    we’re coming!!!!!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This opens the door to a trade of Glennon and also a trade down of our 1st round pick….
    I think we might select a QB but later in the draft……

    McCowns mobility makes the difference…..

  5. Famous Jameis or Bust Says:

    There goes Jameis… unless he drops to us at 10.

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    RG III will be available in free agency, but who would want him? lol

  7. lightningbuc Says:

    I’m soooo tired of hearing about Jameis the Thieving Rapist. Thank God the Bucs took themselves out of the running today.

  8. Tiny Tim Says:

    @lightningbuc….. Its good to know the Lord almighty gave you the skill of judging what you know nothing about. Rapist? Still there is no evidence to that. Unless again you are all knowing or saw what happen with your own eyes in which case would make you a peeping tom. Thieving? Obviously you have no friends or any clout around town to benefit from a hook up every now and then. Its well documented that the FSU players are allowed to partake in some of the products of that publix. Thats why you see a 6-5 240 lbs black man on camera walking out of the store without hiding the crab legs. It was just Winston’s luck that the worker on duty was unaware of that liberty for FSU players. Be tired all you want, but that talk is not going to let up…..atleast not around here.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Need a DE waaay more than a QB

    “Crybaby” McCown is good enough to lead us for another year or two.
    Guy played beautiful today.
    So damn nice to have a Real, Genuine NFL QB on this team.
    First one since Jeff Garcia
    I’m not counting Freeman’s one beautiful year. I should- but I wont

    Those long throws today couldn’t have been any better

    Ahhhh, it was a good game!
    Go Josh
    McCown’s Crybaby Mob member

  10. Brandon Says:

    This is the McCown I thought we were getting. Tough, competitive, athletic. He has been pretty accurate the past two games as well. This team had 5 of their 8 losses come down to the last drive. This team isn’t good, but it isn’t nearly as bad as some of you guys make it out to be.

  11. buc4lyfe Says:

    Joe is still hating haha damn it must have hurt to sort of kinda give him props or whatever you called it. Playing a quarterbacks who can throw downfield is makes much more sense than trying to develop a quarterback who’s ceiling is no higher than mccown

  12. IstillbleedOrange Says:

    What a day it was, surrounded by Bucs fans who, almost unanimously said “Glennon damn sure wouldn’t have made that throw.” Or even better, “You wouldn’t see Glennon make that crucial run!”
    Seriously, I hope we have heard the last of the so-called “Glennon Mob”.
    With that being said, we won against a pretty bad Redskins team. I’m convinced that we can take Chicago next week, as long as each player does his job like they did today. As bad as our Division is, we are only 2 games out of 1st. Unbelievable! We have seen the worst from our team, now let’s start to see some of the best!

  13. JBuc Says:

    I thought he played well last week. Hoping this is a team starting to buy in. I’m all for playing to win now and get these guys trusting each other in this system. Don’t care where we pick in the 1st round. Jameis is likely to be there through 20 if he comes out at all.

  14. Bob in Valrico Says:

    unfortunately for mike glennon the ceiling has been lowered and he is probably bumping his head on it.accuracy has not been good.he has not shown he can not take team on his back when he gets good running and value will be less after ineffective last start.Potential is hard to measure,performance not so much

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    One gJameisame against a really bad team and Tampa fans are suddenly happy with McCown??

    You guys are idiots. He’s better than Glennon, but that’s not saying much.

    And Winston is to the 2015 draft what Ryan Leaf was to the 1998 Draft.

  16. Bob in Valrico Says:

    don’t mind us Just happy to see a receiver being hit in stride deep and yards gained after the catch.

  17. Bob in Valrico Says:

    don’t mind me Just happy to see a receiver being hit in stride deep and yards gained after the catch.

  18. Greg Says:

    Tiny Tim you are loyal but take the rose colored glasses off! It is not appropriate but I am from where the young lady is from… different version here… but of course you don’t want to believe the other side… The man is an amazing athlete but he has been so enabled…

  19. Hawk Says:

    Agreed, Bonzai.

  20. Howard Cosell Says:

    Good Job today!
    I almost like McCown now after the crying and win.
    The crying was a guy who gives a crap.
    The opposite of a Checks in mail Michael Clayton
    or a West Coast spa-boy Eric Wright. Love him or
    hate him McCown really cares and gives 100%.

    #Bombs away to Mikatron.

  21. Bucfan77. Says:

    IstillbleedOrange if you weren’t so fukking wrong you might be funny. As for the big guys who make fun of McCown for letting go with his frustration with leaking eyes, you know, you also have cried over something important to you. If you say you haven’t, you are a liar. (Just like you used to brag before you really scared! ).

  22. oldfart44 Says:

    So refreshing to see some positive comments.

    The thing that impresses me about McCown was when he was hurt. He showed genuine happiness for Glennon’s successful plays.

    This is a mature, professional man that I would like to see tutoring the Bucs future QB, whoever that may be.

    He made the plays today based on the short time of possession that the offense had.

  23. Istillbleedorange Says:

    Bucfan77, what was I so wrong about? We beat a bad team today. We have seen the worst from our team throughout the season. We want to see the best from our team from now on, right? We can beat Chicago. We are only 2 games behind the Saints and Falcons. Our division is really bad, and it is unbelievable. Oh, you think I was really surrounded by members of the Glennon Mob? You know, with as many beers as we all had, maybe…no, not really. We cheered those long, strong throws hitting receivers in stride, and yes, one of us drunken Bucs fans pointed out the truth of our QB of the future. Honestly, I don’t understand the fascination with this guy. I swear to you I’d prefer to see old retired Steve DeBerg running the offense then ever see Glennon take another snap as a Buccaneer.

  24. Phillip Says:

    It’s Washington people… Just like after the Steelers game (remember they signed James Harrison out of RETIREMENT and started him against us 6 days later!) some fans get way too excited because we looked good against another team with a sorry @$$ defense… DeAngelo Hall is the BEST DB on Washington (I think he is hurt too?) and he’s absolutely terrible…

    Btw our defense looked good against a RGIII led offense (one that is not suited for him either btw) once again pump the brakes on the Defense “turning the corner”

    Not pessimistic either just being a realist

    Mike Evans… You sir have sure lived up to and passed the high expectations that were unfairly put on you before you took a snap in the NFL… I’m excited for this kids future (just turned 21 I believe?)… Keep your head on straight and remember… NOTHING good happens after midnight when you are a professional football player!

  25. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ Greg

    What great athlete has not been enabled? I don’t have on rose colored glasses. All I said is show me proof he is a rapist. What do we know about rapist or alleged rapist? We know that they usually commit that crime multiple times ie Darren Sharper, Bill Cosby or anybody in prison for the alleged crime(s). What I also know is that the Duke lacrosse team and Treon Harris was falsely accused of rape. Brian Banks (who the Atlanta Falcons signed in the offseason) spent 6 years in prison for being falsely accused of rape because the accuser could not bring herself to tell her father she had sex with a black man. So excuse me if I don’t buy every time a person cries rape on an athlete especially if there is no proof. You said you are from where the accuser is from. I would ask who really has on the rose colored glasses?

  26. Kansasbu Says:

    So far we are 1-0 when Josh McCown cries after game!

  27. BoJim Says:

    Tiny Tim is a nimrod.

  28. Tiny Tim Says:

    BoJim is a bigger nimrod. You are a tough guy on the internet I see. I bet if I ran into you in the street I’ll make you piss in your pants like a little girl. You can disagree with me all you want punk but what you will not do is call me names.