Josh McCown Trending Down

December 23rd, 2014
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Josh McCown’s recent numbers mirror leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman’s in his final weeks as a Bucs quarterback.

One reason the Bucs offense is circling the drain is the play of noted turnover machine Josh McCown. One could live with turnovers from a quarterback if they were offset by plenty of touchdown passes or a gaudy completion percentage.

McCown has none of those.

In fact, since beating the sorry Redskins in the middle of November, McCown’s numbers have inched down each and every week. In that win, the last game McCown didn’t have a turnover, he completed 65 percent of his passes.

Each game since, McCown’s percentage has dropped to the point that he completed a leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman-like 46 percent against the Packers.

Additionally, McCown’s yards-per-completion average also trended down each week with the exception of the Packers loss. In the win over the Redskins, McCown averaged over 12 yards a completion. The loss to Carolina in December showed McCown bottomed out with by throwing 5.5 yards a completion, which jumped just a fraction Sunday to 5.65 yards.

The way McCown is trending, you want him to start Sunday so the Bucs can lose and secure the top overall pick in April’s draft.

22 Responses to “Josh McCown Trending Down”

  1. bosscantworkmytoehurts Says:

    So lovies mvp is getting paid 5 million per year and he has exactly 1 win under his belt. Hmmm 5 mill for 1 win. Not a bad gig if you can get it huh?

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Lovie sure knows how to get the most out of free agents, doesn’t he?

    $5 million for Josh, what, something like $3-4 million for Lovie? The owners should take an equal amount of money and give it back to the season ticket suckers, er, holders.

  3. Orgasmatron Says:

    But he’s tough! He can get hit and get up like no other QB (save Brad Johnson)! What other traits do you need in a QB? That’s what I pay $5mil for a QB for, you don’t? Who needs completions at $5 mil/yr?

  4. meh Says:

    Great job Josh! Just one more game to tank!

  5. tgreg Says:

    I believe we are now 0-3 on QB’s named Josh

  6. EDS = Bearded Turd Says:

    Two guys touch the ball 50+ times a game. Next year, both those turds need to touch the ball zero times a game. Or at least touch it on another sucker team.

  7. Dan Says:

    Who didn’t see this train wreck coming? 35 year old career back up has coming off his only good season and we give him the keys to franchise. This is why I never wanted Lovie as a coach. His style is played out and doesn’t work for today’s NFL. That was apparent while he was in Chicago, but the Glazers had to try and recreate Tony Dungy part 2 in an attempt to bring fans back. Instead they drove away even more with this embarrassment. Epic fail…

  8. port richey george Says:

    Mel Kiper JR. thinks Mariota will go first overall. He has Mariota at No. 1 on his draft board, with Winston at No. 6.

  9. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    In the immortal words of Hulk Hogan…..KEEP TRENDING DOWN BROTHAAAAA. Well at least for one more game.

  10. Lovie equals 2015 Blackouts Says:

    It will interesting to see how they handle McCown this offseason.

    If McCown is in on the lose for the 1st round pick scheme, then one would think that he would get rewarded for his obedience, no?

    Trade Glennon, keep McCown and draft a rookie…. thats how you will know McCown was losing on purpose.

  11. JMN Says:

    I hope there isn’t another McCown brother. We have been haunted by both Luke and Josh. Uncle uncle!!!

  12. Espo Says:

    McCown leads the league in dumb looks on his face.

  13. Zoocomics Says:

    Ah, Joe’s weekly bashing of Josh McCown. Nice dude!

    Gil Arcia had a great tweet this week that outlined the amount of time McCown had before he took a sack given his time to throw. Why not write about that instead? I’m not saying to actually work off of what Gil Arcia said, but how about doing some metrics on how much time McCown actually has to let a play develop before the line completely collapses. For every 10 pressures, he gets maybe one semi-clean pocket, to where he misfires because he’s still feeling footsteps from the 10 previous hits he took. This guy’s trust is gone, and any of us would feel the same way. Yet, Joe gives him no mercy for that, instead he takes the worst and runs with it, so we get more articles such as this and you get to feel validated when your fellow posters chime in to agree with you, using cute nicknames like McClown… genius.

    From Gil Arcia: “#Bucs McCown sacks, time to throw: 1st – 4 sec., 2nd – 3 sec., 3rd – > 4 sec., 4th > 4 sec., 5th – 3 sec., 6th – < 3 sec, 7th – < 3 sec"

    I'm sure ANY QB with this much time noted, with no running game, no offensive coordinator, and no freaking O-line could excel in this system, right Joe?

    Point is, EVERYTHING starts with the front 5. Perhaps we can fairly judge Josh, Mike and are Running Backs once we fix the O-line. Until then, we're setting any QB in this system up for failure.

  14. Espo Says:

    THERE IS NO LOSE FOR FIRST PICK SCHEME! They’re just naturally that bad.

  15. Soggy Says:

    @Zoocomics, C’mon Man McCown when he did throw he missed by a mile, we need somebody that can keep it together a little bit under presure..

  16. bucs4lyfe Says:

    That’s funny because the reason mccown is back on the field is because Glennon for worse and worse and doesn’t know enough about being a quarterback to be in the game… Since no one takes that into consideration, you can’t understand why lovie keeps saying mccown gives us the best chance to win, Glennon is of no use to a rookie quarterback coach playing OC. I still can’t believe people can’t see that not having an OC is the issue, arroyo has no clue how to use personnel and is using basic sets and schemes.

    Relax people when a coordinator gets in here next year well be good to go with another draft and better players unless your dumb enough to say that this draft is a bust even though the guy running the show on offense knows nothing about calling plays

  17. johnnytheMOON Says:

    Mccown least pts per game from a Bucs QB with at least 10 starts since 1976 and Steve Spurrier ….most qbs that avg 14 pts a game get benched …say what you want about Glennon but he avg 21 pts a game in his 5 starts and had was at least tied at the end of regulation in 3 of his 5 starts ….sorry McCown has been horrible PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!

  18. D-Rome Says:

    Mel Kiper JR. thinks Mariota will go first overall. He has Mariota at No. 1 on his draft board, with Winston at No. 6.

    I’m far more interested in what your predictions for the 2015 NFL draft are because you’d probably be more accurate than Mel Kiper.

  19. LargoBuc Says:

    I dont think Marriota is worth tanking for however anyone would be an upgrade over McCown.

  20. Zoocomics Says:

    @Soggy…LMAO…a little bit under pressure!?

    This guy is running for his life out there, yet this website focuses on the one “decent” pocket he had to perform to which he failed to execute. Are you serious!? I think Josh comes out every game after a week of practice, trusting his line is going to give him time to execute plays, and after 10 drop backs, 3 sacks and 5 QB hits, he abandons that trust, to where the clock in his head is a mess! But again, I’m sure any QB but McCown would not be rattled by such things.

    Look, I’m not advocating for McCown as our future, and he’s far from perfect, but I’m not jumping off the ship if he’s here starting next season, especially if its behind an improved Oline and new Offensive coordinator. I also think we couldn’t ask for a better player/coach to be the bridge for our rookie QB we draft in May.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    So Josh McCown is our 2015 starter at QB, that is depressing. Fire up the Fire Lovie billboard. Lovie is in way over his head trying to rebuild a shattered franchise. To hear him explain progress, I can’t listen to anything he has to say. Fire Lovie! Otherwise, settle in for a long hard string of more losing seasons.

  22. Zam Says:

    Or do we want Glennon? Who gives us the best chance to lose?