More Evidence Of McCown 2015

November 22nd, 2014

McCownrightLovie Smith admits the Josh McCown seen in Washington was the quarterback he envisioned back in March, when Lovie was quick to move on McCown with Team Glazer’s checkbook.

McCown has looked the part — for the most part — since returning two Sundays ago.

Speaking in his exclusive pregame chat with Scott Smith of, Smith raved about McCown doing more than just what Joe referenced above. Lovie seized a chance to praise McCown’s leadership, specifically his role in “keeping the group up.”

Yes, doom and gloom can infest a losing locker room. There must be a driving force to pull a team out of it.

The Bucs couldn’t do that in 2011, losing 10 straight after a 4-2 start. Somehow, it seemed the leader of the New Schiano Order marched the Bucs to a 4-4 record in the second half of last season following an 0-8 start.

Lovie appears to be counting on McCown to be the driving force of this year’s Bucs.

As much as Joe wants to will the Bucs to draft an elite quarterback prospect in April, does anyone really think Lovie would bench his team leader, if the Bucs can build even a little momentum through their final six games?

26 Responses to “More Evidence Of McCown 2015”

  1. johnnytheMOON Says:

    My Gosh ….McCown has had 1 good half in 5 games and we need to stick with him ……..SMH

  2. Sick of this $hit Says:

    If Lovie passes on a potential franchise QB because our current roster is showing “improvement” and “leadership”, then I will lose a lot of faith in him as a decision maker. Given McCown’s age, is Lovie really expecting McCown to be here for the long haul? Passing on a good QB this draft would set us back at least another year.

  3. BK Says:

    “So if you want to go ahead and crown their ass, then crown their ass.”- D Green

    I think it would be wise to show us 4-5 games like the last one before making judgement. I for one would like to see some game to game consistency in all phases. If Mariota is there at their pick, they would be nuts to pass. 65% completion rating 2 years now. M is Top ranked in NCAA right now.. #5FSU = 12. BK

  4. "TheKevin" Says:

    So a defensive minded coach with final say on all personnel with a terrible defense and even worse offensive line is going to pick a quarterback first? Lmao hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    Only an idiot would believe that.

    Don’t hold your breathe lol.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    Some of us “know” that Lovie will start McCown next year with or without momentum. Even though the one win came against a bad team having a very bad day.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The real question is what about Glennon? Has Lovie completely given up on him? If that is the case he will be traded and we may select a QB in the draft (not necessarily with our first pick)

  7. billy buckaroo Says:

    If Mccown has a good showing, win or lose, against
    the teams we face the rest of this season, it really does bring up the question of Glennon??
    I think Lovie will likely want to see Glennon some more before the season is over.

  8. biff barker Says:

    Unless there is an edict from the Glazers to draft a franchise QB with the first pick, Lovie is going to stay pat with McCown next season.

    Glennon never really had a shot here. Shop the Cannon around the league and then declare him the QOF? They will do the exact same thing this offseason too.

    but…. “there is competition at every position”.

    And they said Chuck was two faced.

  9. Bogiedr Says:

    People, the more you play Glennon the less value he has as trade bait. Josh has a two year deal for a reason. We will draft a qb, trade Mike for draft picks and get whomever we pick ready for 2016.

  10. Jim Says:

    Glennon never had a shot here? He is a good kid but does not have ‘it’. He had his shot when McCown was hurt and showed he can not throw mid range or long balls. The NFL is a passing league. The days of games with scores of 7 to 3 points are long gone. DRAFT a QB with the 1st pick and let McCown help develop him!!!!

  11. "TheKevin" Says:

    An awesome offensive line can make a very average qb look really good.

    How about let’s fix the line. That’s where everything on offense starts is the O-line.

    Oh by the way we have the worst O-line in football.

    Jus sayin.

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon had one or two games missing some throws and he is now being viewed as a QB who just does’nt have “it”. That assumption will be proved wrong in the long run. MG would of beat the D.C. team also, imo.

  13. Brent Says:

    Bucs in a good spot qb wise. Mcnown and Glennon serviceable if we can upgrade o-line but we might also have an opportunity to draft mariotta or Winston. Also we could trade Glennon for an extra pick. My #1 wish is mariotta. I’d take Winston too but he’s risky. For sure we need to draft 2 o-line guys within our first 5 picks.

  14. mac Says:

    I will be fine with McCown as the QB in 2015…

    The back up QB…

  15. bucrightoff Says:

    He’s starting 2015, maybe all of it. People need to get used to it so they aren’t too pissed when Lovie takes a lineman with the 1st round pick.

  16. bucrightoff Says:

    And it’s not even the team leader aspect, it’s the vet aspect. Lovie has to win next year to avoid getting fired, and he is not trusting a young guy to do that. A QB, if taken, won’t be taken till the 3rd round at least, and frankly I think Lovie is comfortable with Glennon backing up McCown. 60% chance they don’t draft a QB at all, 99% chance the fanbase wants Lovie fired for not doing so.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    38 years and still no franchise QB.

    The time is 2015. The time is NOW!

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yes, if he believes there’s a franchise QB available, he will draft on with the first pick. That doesn’t mean the new QB will start right away, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Lovie knows McCown is 35, and father time is undefeated. However, if they don’t believe there’s a true franchise QB available, he’s not going to draft one. I’m all for drafting a QB, but he better be the man. We can’t afford to screw up draft picks.

  19. BK Says:

    thekevin …you must have forgotten 2014’s OFFENSIVE draft class. This fact kind of shoots your Lovie will pick def theory right in the ass. I dont see any Reggie White coming out this year either. Lovie did say and sign McCown to 2 years so this may be part of his plan. I think the Glennon experiment is over. I like Mike but average does not equal playoffs.

    1 7(7) Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2 6(38) Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE
    3 5(69) Charles Sims, RB, WVU
    5 3(143) Kadeem Edwards, G, Tennesee State
    5 9(149) Kevin Pamphile, T, Purdue
    6 9(185) Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming

  20. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I am not real sure there will be a franchise QB to be had, when we draft.
    We have many other needs, beside QB we need to address.
    I have come to like McCown, but didn’t at first.
    I am not convinced we can’t win with him, as long as we can rush the passer, and give him time to throw the ball.
    I really don’t see any Andrew Luck’s in this draft, do you ?
    The FSU QB seems to be one big problem, and Mariotta may be a big risk, as a pocket passer.

  21. buc4lyfe Says:

    I don’t care who we have under center and how well he’s playing. If Tom Brady is our quarterback but your picking in the top of the draft, at his age why would you not draft a quarterback. He’s old and what if he goes brett Farve and has a bad injury then what? Hell yea you draft a quarterback, do your audience really have to be the ones point that out. So what if our top picks sits for a year, duh it’s about the future. Damn if Aaron rodgers can do it then it’s not a big deal to sit and learn

  22. ddneast Says:

    Of course it would seem insane nowadays to draft a QB and let him sit on the bench and learn the game like Aaron Rogers did. Look how terrible that worked out.
    Rodgers even succeeded by watching Farve since as Farve said at the time he had no clause in his contract that covered him mentoring players who wanted to replace him.
    Of course the media and the fans are to immature, impatient and ignorant to ever allow that to happen here.

  23. "TheKevin" Says:


    Lol that’s because lovie thought he had his defense set that’s why they went all offense. Now he sees this defense is terrible and so is the O-line.

    That changes things. Duh.

    Remember defensive coach with a bad Line on both sides.

    Come on use your head. Think logically.

    Most of you can’t and will not think logically.

  24. Capt.Tim Says:

    The intelligent move- is to keep Josh behind Center for 2015.
    1)Winston is stupid. Love his game- but he’ll implode. Reminds of of that kid The Raiders lost a draft pick on. You can’t cure stupid

    2) Mariotta is a system QB. No experience in NFL offense. Can he adapts my have notl!

    3) Josh in a very Good QB
    We had a great draft. Let’s have another

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    “Adapt,many have not”
    Damn lil phone. Ready for the 6+ to get here!

  26. mitsurugi Says:

    ” Josh in a very Good QB”

    Wow! I can’t think of any teams in the NFL,media, or fans from other cities that would say this about McCown. If he was very good, he would have been a starter for most of his career…and even then that wouldn’t mean he is very good.