“My MVP Is Josh McCown”

December 30th, 2014

McCownlaughA former Buccaneer has assessed the rotten 2014 season and picked his hero, the supreme leader of the Tampa Bay roster.

“My MVP is Josh McCown for taking a butt whoopin’ all year long, all year long, never complained, never missed time [from hits]. To me, that’s leadership. Leadership is something,” said former Bucs guard Ian Beckles, speaking on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.

Beckles was appalled by how the Bucs didn’t give their best on Sunday against the Saints. He intentionally referred to rookie starting right tackle Kevin Pamphile as “Pap smear,” and Patrick Omameh as “edamame” while trashing their performance, and implied that Demar Dotson is a holding call waiting to happen at left tackle.

“They threw the game. Done. Over with. We’re not going to argue that,” Beckles said.

Beckles spent his entire nine-year career playing for losing teams and said he never experienced a tank job.

“Every last game I played was for nothing,” Beckles said of his meaningless season finales. “Every last game I played was exactly like that game [Sunday] Not one time, did they pull out the starters. Not one time. I would like to see how this all came about. How did it come across from the coaches, to front office to the players?”

Joe doubts there will be lasting effects on players who know the team sat down its top players early in the game — a game players were told they should treat like the start of the 2015 season.

Is McCown Joe’s MVP of 2014? Absolutely not. And Joe also finds McCown’s leadership to be overrated. Where did it lead the Bucs?

You can hear all of Beckles’ rant below, via the WDAE-AM 620 audio player.

33 Responses to ““My MVP Is Josh McCown””

  1. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Well…Ian….the NFL is not about “taking” a good ass whipping….
    The NFL is about “giving ass whippings”…..
    keep you clown

  2. DB55 Says:

    Smh but he also said that Suh is the best DT in the game bc he creates havoc “all game long”. Needless to say that put a smile on my face then I wondered if this guy spends any time on JBF.

  3. IK Says:

    McCown and Glennon are co-MVP’s for putting us in a position to lose 14 games and have a crack at the number 1 overall pick.
    Brutal season.

    We earned that number 1 pick.

  4. DB55 Says:

    Glennon had two of his 3 games won if not for the def giving up the booty in the fourth. Stop hating on glennon you guys are fools if you think you’ll find a better young qb in the game. FOOLS I say FOOLS.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    My MVP’s are the fans who watched in disbelief as the team muddled along aimlessly.

  6. LargoBuc Says:

    Glennon is the MVP. Say what you will but the miracle in Pittsburgh was nothing short of breathe taking.

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    So your going to trash the O-line (which I agree with) but then turn around and call McCown your MVP? Stupidity reigns in the Bay.

  8. DB55 Says:

    There’s no MVP other than LVD. How stupid can you be? I get he’s being sarcastic but give credit where it’s due. LVD is beasting with NO help what so ever. I take that back, lansanna and banks helped a little.

    Keep disrespecting LVD and he may just have to play elsewhere.

  9. bucrightoff Says:

    We’re sentencing a rookie QB to David Carr status if he plays behind that survived abortion of a line. Sucks but we should probably roll with McCown next year and sacrifice his body behind what will likely be another atrocious line, and take another top 5 pick and pair a franchise LT with the QB.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Largo I was talking about you. I was calling beckles stupid. Lol. My bad

  11. Couch Fan Says:

    OMG no, Please no McCown next year. I can’t stomach another 2 win season. Is a #1 draft pick can’t beat out McCown then he’s not #1 to begin with.

  12. DB55 Says:


    Just hope we don’t have to play Suh again. The clown might not make it.

  13. Couch Fan Says:


  14. DB55 Says:

    You are killing me joe.

  15. Nose Tackle Says:

    That’s what you wanted.

  16. bucrightoff Says:

    It’s not about the rookie beating him out. Glennon was clearly better this year but it didn’t matter. It’s about protecting the future of the franchise by not feeding him to the wolves next year. McCown has $5 million reasons to take another beating next year

  17. JonBuc Says:

    Put me down for the immortal WR Tavarres King! With the Bucs inexplicably driving to go up 2 scores with just over 5 minutes left in the game, he wisely volleyball set the football into the arms of Saints CB Kennan Lewis. This was after a touchdown saving tackle on his own man (Sims I believe). King sealed the deal with an illegal touching penalty on the last gasp onside kick following a safety. ( Source: JBF and JBF )

    # KingForJustOneDay

  18. Matt Says:

    He was clearly being facetious. My MVP is Mike Evans. Lavonte David missed some games and didnt have nearly as many splash plays. Mike Evans put up great numbers with a below average QB and line and showed passion and attitude blocking and trying to.will the team to win. He gets my vote.

    Gerald McCoy is dorky, lacks passion and is very very undisciplined jumping offsides at least once a game. I’d much rather have Suh or Geno Atkins.

  19. MadMax Says:

    No to Suh…he’s dirty and should have a pipe taken to his feet to teach him a lesson….he loves to stomp too much, ask EDS.

  20. ManzielMadness Says:


    Lol, Suh plays the game the way it used to be played and I love it, he’s nasty. Really want to sign him in the offseason to pair with McCoy although I doubt it’ll happen

  21. SSG Mike Says:

    McCown Led us to the Cellar! Not the kind of leadership that I want around my group of up and coming young players. The guy is trash no matter what. He’s made his money and should now retire. Hasselbeck will be available, I think he would be a solid stop-gap/mentor to our new franchise QB. I also think Hoyer could fill that role as well as a few others. They all have one thing in Common… They are NOT named McCown!

  22. Curse of Gruden Says:

    McClown led us to a 2-14 season.

  23. Couch Fan Says:

    If Lovie is stupid enough to continue risking his career with McCown and another 2 win season then he deserves to be fired. I can slightly understand this year considering Glennon wasn’t his pick. But, no way can you give him a 2nd 2-14 year.

  24. Zam Says:

    And if Mike Evans got badly injured in the 4th quarter, everyone who complains about the Bucs tanking would be asking why they played him.

    Last week was the start of the 2015 preseason as far as I’m concerned. Rest your keepers, see how the fencesitters play.

    I don’t think Ian understands what an MVP is. Most Honorable Player maybe. I know, he gets the Best Citizen award.

  25. Dewey Selmon Says:

    MVP is #13. No OC, bad OL, and sets a franchise record for td’s during his rookie year. Kind of a no brainer.

  26. Charter Season Says:

    I hope to never see Josh play again here. Josh maybe a nice guy, but he is a horrible QB.

  27. AK Says:

    Ian had how many concussions in his career? Anyone know? Over/Under is 10 and I’m going over.

  28. pancake plock Says:

    c’mon.arnt you being al little overly critical?..its a real skill to forward lateral into an oncoming defenders gullet

  29. DB55 Says:

    1,696 active players on @nfl rosters 1 had over 10 tackles per game played #Bucs LB & Repeat #ProBowlSnub @NewEra_54 pic.twitter.com/sAeAzeQf6i

    LVD = MVP

  30. Howard Cosell Says:

    Lol, Ian’s right.
    McCown took some extravagant ass-whuppins.
    He did miss 5 games though.
    What a terrible line. The parallel fates of Cutler and MCCown
    in 2014 is a story of two o-lines. Two really bad o-lines.

  31. Oahubuc Says:

    The next thing I want to hear about McCown is that he’s not on the team.

  32. Buccfan37 Says:

    Under the situation McCown played up to his ability. I give him some credit for toughness.

  33. IStillbleedOrange Says:

    Perhaps Ian was a little generous in his praise of McCown as the team MVP. But be honest with yourselves here. There is no way that gutless wonder Glennon could ever hope to take the beating McCown took, and still play and finish games. It doesn’t matter who you put as QB behind that O-line, at the end of the day, we’d be hating on him for leading us to a terrible record. The one thing I wish McCown had done would have been to tell Arroyo to “just shut up, I’ll call the plays.” Do any of you remember seeing McCown in the huddle looking at Arroyo, circling his hand in the universal gesture of “speed it up?” At least 4 or 5 times a game I would see that and then inevitably we’d get a delay of game or false start penalty cause Arroyo couldn’t get the frakking play in quick enough.
    I would love to have seen either of our QB’s behind at least an average O-Line…because with enough time, any QB can perform. And then throw in a qualified OC…what could they have done then?
    But the beating McCown took, and to have the stones to get up and keep going like nothing happened…give him respect for that. I know if it was me, I’d be screaming at linemen in the huddle. Team MVP, not really. ME13, or LVD for certain. Team Ironman, yeah…perhaps.