McCown Was “Smackin’ Things Around”

November 15th, 2014

Josh McCown did more than cry Sunday. Those tears, though, reminded Dashon Goldson of one of his weepy former teammates.

Outside of, you know, a good Buccaneers football game, what could be more fun than an edition of “Hawk Radioafter Josh McCown cried?

You just knew Dashon “Hawk” Goldson would have plenty to say.

As Joe’s written previously, Hawk Radio is one of Joe’s favorite times of the week, when smooth-toned Ronnie Lane and Hawk join together in one of the most chill hours in radio history. All that’s missing is the cigars, cognac and classy Swedish women in black dresses who rarely talk.

Hawk explained that McCown was fired up leading up to the Falcons loss and was fired up all game, especially after 30 minutes.

“He was talking in the locker room, came back in at halftime fired up, smackin’ things around,” Hawk said of McCown. “I like that, though, man. That’s the fire that we need, the fire you like to see, especially coming from an offensive guy. Our quarterback, you know what I’m saying. It was good to see his emotion and how he felt about it.”

Joe would smack things around, too, if Joe were a winless quarterback with four touchdowns and six interceptions this season.

Hawk went on to say McCown is all about football and they’ve become chatty.

“We talk football all the time. He’ll come sit by my locker and just chop it up, ‘What’s going on? How you feeling? What do you think about these guys?’ You know, stuff like that,” Hawk said. “I feel that he’s in it. So I understand where he was coming from. And he’s going to keep fighting. This is what he do.”

The crying was nothing new to Hawk, the former 49ers star. He told some fantastic tales about running back Frank Gore, saying Gore “would break down and bawl, crying, crying, crying [after] good practices,” let alone after a tough loss.

“I’d see him crying like throwing stuff and [swinging]. I’m like, ‘What’s wrong with this dude?’ Goldson said of Gore. “But as I got to understand him and learn more about him, I felt where he’s coming from.

“This dude, he eat, breathe football like non-stop. He trains his body real hard. He’s in the weight room in the morning before practice. After practice at nighttime, we would practice and he’d go home and come back later that night, come back to the facility and work out.”

Perhaps what the Bucs are missing is Frank Gore?


33 Responses to “McCown Was “Smackin’ Things Around””

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    McCown raised himself up in my opinion of him, when he openly wept after a tough loss.
    It is great to know someone still gives a shit about winning.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Tell “Squawk”… that what we are missing is the SF version of Dashon Goldson….

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    Maybe he’s sooooooooooooooo laid back that it carries over to Sunday’s game. Because I rarely see him hit anything. Too laid back. “Know what I’m sayin.”

  4. biff barker Says:

    That Hawk! He cool.

  5. alanbucs Says:

    Its interesting to me that some think that the bucs are losing because of one problem or another. I believe that its a combination of things. I like some of the players that Lovie and Licht have brought in but people need to wake up and realize that that this season is the result of years of organizational mismanagement in the Bucs front office that will have to be fixed over months. Ever since Rich Mcay left the decision making has gotten worse. We are still setback from the Josh Freeman debacle among many problems.

  6. buccanAy Says:

    So tired of hearing how much passion, leadership….blah, blah, blah…McCown has. There are thousands of QB’ who have passion, and cry, have leadership…etc..etc…but VERY few who have the talent to win in the NFL, and McCown AINT one of ’em. Sick of the media who have taken this BS “leadership” crap narrative, and swallowed it, like the impotent shills they are. Win A freakin’ game McCown!!! Could care less how much you cry, or whatever the latest “but he ‘cares’ so much” crap the local yaks are spewin’.

  7. John23 Says:

    I agree @alan

  8. SAMCRO Says:

    Perhaps what the Bucs are missing is Frank Gore? <— I hope this was an attempt at humor?

    Yeah maybe we'll get lucky next off season and unload Martin, Rainey, and James so we can pay Frank Gore an exorbitant amount of money to be average next year. Joe, you're "anything but Buc" envy. You're definitely a grass is greener on the other side kind of guy. It's funny how you say Martin at 25, in his 3rd year, is all washed up, but you got this bromance with a guy, who is certainly showing signs of decline, at the ripe age of 31. In fact, the 49ers have already began to phase him out of the starting role.

  9. Red86 Says:

    Bucs not missing Frank Gore(I would welcome him.), but we are missing guys that does what Frank Gore do before and after practice. Hard work often beat talented people that don’t take their talent seriously.

  10. alanbucs Says:


    Yes, we are not going to start seeing a winning product until all the pieces come together and we build consistency. What do the most successful organizations have ? (patriots, broncos, steelers, seahawks) The same head coach over an extended period, good quarterback with good, stable coaching staff, drafting good players consistently and building a good system around them. All things Bucs have not done. A franchise quarterback alone will not fix the problem!

  11. Kevin Says:

    A guy who will unfortunately never be able to play to his hard-hitting strengths. Hes been the target of so many fines that he’s gun-shy now. He may not be an All-Pro, but guys don’t just forget how to run and hit. Thanks, Roger.

  12. WalkdaPlank Says:

    At least he shows passion, I’m starting to think Lovie is like that cashier from “Anger Management”.

    “There are two kinds of angry people, explosive and implosive. Explosive is the kind of individual you see screaming at the cashier for not taking his coupons. Implosive is the cashier, who remains quit day after day and finally shoots everyone in the store.”

    You’re the cashier Lovie.

  13. biff barker Says:

    “You just knew Dashon “Hawk” Goldson would have plenty to say.”
    Ever listen to his radio show? It’s downright painful. Dude spends more time trying to sound laid back and cool anything interesting. He’s already been benched by Lovie Jr. Maybe Clear Channel can do the same?

    Ronnie Lane is really earning his pay hosting that show.

  14. DooshLaRue Says:

    Give your Hawk love a rest Joe.
    He sucks and needs to go away.

  15. FanOfBucs Says:

    I think the Bucs are desperate for some fiery and passionate guys. McCoy and David need more help.

    Neither McCoy or David have had much talent around them the whole time they’ve been here, and still they excel. Need more high intensity players on this roster ASAP!!

  16. FanOfBucs Says:

    Empty tank.
    Place and treat plants
    Clean sump

    JOE, I enjoy visiting your site regularly. Thanks for your work.

    Happens intermittently. Don’t sweat it. –Joe

  17. ddneast Says:

    Walk deplane, there are also a couple of types of professionals.
    Those who keep thier composure ans stay calm, collected and rational and those who become angry, are prone to irrationali outbursts and scream and yell at players and refs.
    How do you tell your players to keep their composure on the field when you are acting like an irrational brat on the sideline.
    Dinosaurs like you who think rah rah speeches and motivational rants work are so inane.
    Grow up.

  18. FanOfBucs Says:

    Ha, overlook the fish tank checklist.

  19. Dave Pear Says:

    I think Kevin O’Dea is moonlighting as the Gators Special Teams Coach.

  20. WalkdaPlank Says:

    It was a joke you idiot. Get out some more.

  21. MGM4Life Says:

    I cry after a bucs game, I cry knowing they may be worse the following week. They may embarrass themselves and the team even more in the future. It is so hard to fathom how all of this amassed talent cannot put it all together for one game. One game out of seven. How as a group of professional athletes can you allow yourself to be humiliated every week in front of the nation and your peers? The Native Americans D-line is going to destroy MCcown, I hope Glennon is ready because he may be called upon mid third quarter. They should have a sizable lead by then and hopefully will lay off the blitz out of mercy.

  22. MGM4Life Says:

    I want to “Smack” around Licht and lovie for getting rid of our entire O-line. Same O-line that has gone on to other teams (Ravens-Rams-Cardinals) obviously they were not too bad if they are playing for winning teams.

  23. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Off topic…ha ha ha the Gators SUCK!

  24. Dave Pear Says:

    UF leads series vs FSU 34-22-2, Deal with it.

  25. Pierce Says:

    I’d pay to watch Frank Gore eat a football

  26. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Poor Dave Pear. As Janet Jackson would say : what have you done for me lately?

    FSU has one 3 out of the last 4 meetings about to make it 4 out 5 this season too.

    Bring on the Canes. Your going down too.

  27. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Jameis Winston? Is that you? A little confident there are we? 😉

  28. Dave Pear Says:

    I was just stating facts. And who the hell quotes Janet Jackson?

  29. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Dave Pear apparently I’m the one quoting Janet.

    WalkDaPlank…no actually every game this season has scared the crap out me, before the game. This game is no different. I’m still scared.

  30. SteveK Says:

    “Who the hell quotes Janet Jackson?”

    Priceless, lol, only on JBF.

  31. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    SteveK Says:
    November 15th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    “Who the hell quotes Janet Jackson?”

    “Priceless, lol, only on JBF.”

    Ha ha ha correct SteveK only on JBF. This place is full of weirdo’s like me.

    It’s like home.

  32. jo_mama Says:

    Glennon should be the one crying and throwing stuff.

    He has 2.5 times more touchdowns than McCown But yet he is sitting the bench.

    Total BS.

  33. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Less crying and more points, and more passes not thrown to the opponent – especially in the second half.