Lovie’s Greatest Mistake

December 28th, 2014

mccownlovie1Josh McCown was Bruce Gradkowski bad this season.

Go look at the numbers. Go watch the game film.

This was Lovie’s hand-picked quarterback.

If you believe Jeff Tedford and Jason Licht watched all the film of free agent quarterbacks and all the game tape of QBs entering the draft and came up McCown, then Joe’s got beachfront property in Temple Terrace to sell you.

Yes, Lovie evaluated the Bucs’ quarterback position and picked McCown, an old career backup, a never-had-been.

It’s Exhibit A why Lovie should be out of the QB business.

Exhibit B is not sitting McCown down after the debacle in Atlanta and going all-in with Mike Glennon.

Joe sincerely hopes Team Glazer and Licht gang up on Lovie and take him out of the quarterback-picking trade. Lovie should defer to the scouts and his new offensive coordinator. It’s the right thing to do.

28 Responses to “Lovie’s Greatest Mistake”

  1. Rob Says:

    This was Lovie’s best move. He all but hand-delivered the 1st overall pick and Marcus Mariota.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie was probably ready to use today’s game to justify going with McCown all next year before they lost.

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Gradkowski was at least exciting to watch and won a few games. Trash McCown is Rob Johnson awful…maybe worse?

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie’s hand picked QB. Enough said!

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    They should keep Lovie away from OBP

  6. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Thinking he is/was a NFL Head Coach !!!

  7. Another J Says:

    McCown made Rob Johnson look like Brett Favre.

  8. meh Says:

    He took the safety when he needed to. He’ll be next years mentor.

  9. INDYbucsfan Says:

    @joe I know you’re super busy. But could tell me when we can officially start interviewing new OCs?

  10. Java Says:

    First of Lovie’s many mistakes. Lovie is so bad it’s criminal he gets paid to coach

  11. Alexstotle00 Says:

    Don’t compare Gradkowski to him! Gradkowski gave us a chance.

  12. DB55 Says:

    Josh mccown makes Luke mccown look like a probowler.

    Lovies biggest mistake was cutting penn Zuttah and Joseph.

  13. DallasBuc Says:

    It has been so humiliating to have this loser as the starting QB of my football team. Thanks Lovie

  14. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Lovie does not have an offense…unless it is offending the fans

  15. Soggy Says:

    Ya joe, if you are hired as a head coach and bring with you your hand picked QB to win football games why hang your reputation on McCown, It’s not like he was ever a good long time starter, IMO he would have been better to bring no one and stick with glennon.. Should have at the very least had QB competition in the offseason and not just hand the reins to Mccown.. Hester and this QB thing are the first warning signs I had from the very start of the lovie experiment, but hoped and trusted lovie knew better than me what he was doing.. Now I think lovie has another year but he better get some things right starting with OC, QB and upgrade the Oline.. Going to be a interesting offseason and Draft..

  16. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Joe, Gradkowski was a rookie 6th rounder, from University of Toledo, thrust into starting (because of Simms injury) in Jon Grudens incredibly complex system.

    Josh McCown is a 35 year old, 12 year NFL veteran, brought in to play for a coach he had played for before.

    I think you’re being a little too hard on BGrad! Gradkowski (the backup in Pittsburgh) would have played a hell of a lot better for the Bucs this year than McCown!

    I think a better way to say it would be to say that “Bruce Gradkowski was almost Josh McCown bad his rookie season”!

  17. LargoBuc Says:

    Josh Mccown wishes he could play as good as Gradkowski played in 2006. Worse Bucs qb since Malcolm Glazer bought the team.

  18. buccanAy Says:

    could not agree more…Jeagan1999

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The burning question is how much input does Licht actually have? Who is responsible for these horrid personnel decisions…the GM or the Coach.

    The Coach should have all offensive responsibility taken from him and handed to a new OC who has a record of success and creativity in the NFL.

    Give Licht the actual authority of being a hands on GM and cut the horrible loss of the decision to hire Lovie. Lovie knows defense. If the Glazers forced a powerful OC on him and let the OC make that first pick we could get better. If it’s still Lovie’s team I’m not that jacked about having the first pick.

    I know they won’t fire him but they should seriously clip Lovie’s wings.

  20. NJBucsFan Says:

    Please fire lovie

  21. Bucs2015 Says:

    If you look at the stats, Glennon is beating McCown in every aspect. Josh Freeman looked like a stud compared to Josh.

  22. Pruritus Ani Says:

    The Polish Rifle was much better than the Clown.

  23. Wilder32 Says:

    No doubt McCown is the worse Bucs qb I have seen seen since forever. And I’ve been a Buc fan since 1977!

  24. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    McCown ranks right down there near the bottom: I’d put him on the same level as Jack Thompson or Craig Erickson from the Culverhouse Creamsicle days…….. As for Lovie, yeah McNown was an epic fail but so was hiring Tedford and signing off on the gutting of the OL and making it the worst in the NFL….

  25. CharlieV Says:

    Lovie’s greatest – coming out from the basement!!!

  26. Mr. T Says:

    Three years a go I was hoping they would hire Marty Shottenheimer but they went with Schiano instead. Had they done so I’m sure we wouldn’t be in this mess and would be heading for the playoffs now. Oh, well better luck next year.

  27. tgreg Says:

    hmmm I believe this board and the fan base were overjoyed when the Moron was hired. Schiano is on the floor laughing

    And Liar Lovie gets to make the first pick?

  28. Todd Says:

    Bucs starter next year needs to be mariota and back up mike Glennon cut mccown and his 5 million dollar salary!!