The Hole At Quarterback

February 11th, 2015

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The Bucs became so painful to watch last year, even if Joe was working the game, he was tested. It was bad football, which is expected from a 2-14 team.

Joe can only imagine how awful it was for fans seeking enjoyment.

Joe couldn’t stomach it, and he was doing it for work, not fun. The worst part was watching turnover-prone Josh McCown work his black magic.

McCown pulled stunts that would have had a high school freshman yanked from a game. Joe simply couldn’t believe his eyes.

Joe has been screaming for a quarterback since leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman went mental. A team without a quarterback in the NFL is like a NASCAR driver without a steering wheel.

Just in case your eyes couldn’t decipher how awful McCown played, the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, has a jarring example.

Though Joe is of the mind quarterback rating is one of the most BS of all BS statistics (for proof, take a gander at the career best quarterback ratings), this just underscores what a whiff of a signing McCown was.

Look, there was a reason Lovie Smith cut the guy when he was with the Bears. Why Lovie forgot why, your guess is as good as Joe’s.

35 Responses to “The Hole At Quarterback”

  1. pete i Says:

    The difference IRA is that Bortles has an upside and may be an NFL QB someday.

    That is not the case with McCown, not the case at all!

  2. HotRod Says:

    Skipped a couple games down the stretch just because it was no fun to watch at the stadium. Between the product on field and the verbal abuse from so many opposing fans, watching from The Brass Tap was much more enjoyable. Still renewed my season tickets this year, theres always hope in the off season. Oh and yes please draft a QB! #justwinstonbaby I need to break out an old Freeman Jersey and write in Famous Jaemis.

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I enjoyed the hell out of watching us beat Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh last year.

    The year before I enjoyed the hell for most of the game as we built a huge lead over the eventual SB champs, the Seahawks.

    The common denominator there is not just Glennon, it’s coaches who went mental. Schiano abandoning the hurry up offense and last year with Lovie sticking with the choke machine McCown.

    Bring back Chucky show he can show everybody his wisdom by continually making fun of the shotgun formation. Geez Chucky was prescient wasn’t he. He was correct on that one. I mean what team uses the shotgun anymore.
    (snark font turned off now)

  4. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    The QB play is a symptom of….
    an offensive line in name ONLY

  5. HotRod Says:

    Its easy to blame the O line. But every team that figured out how to neutralize McCoy by using all 3 step drops and quick passes could have lined up without a line and still marched right down the field on us this past year.

  6. Nybucsfan Says:

    Lol joe you wanna talk turnover machine look at the guy you are pounding the table for. How many players had more int’s the JABOO THE RAPIST? One had 22 only one player really and you think he is the best QB in the draft? Yeah he is pro ready if pro ready means 2 ints a game

  7. WS99 Says:

    Dude the arguments I used to get into at SB nation last off season. Of course mccown according to them was going to be excellent just look at what he did with trestman. Don’t bother looking at the other 12 years of garbage play. Once again, lovie to the rescue.

  8. SuperBuc Says:

    The very best way to improve your QB play is to fix the offensive line, get a decent OC (check) and draft Mariota

  9. Bucfan4life Says:

    What are you guys talking about. Mr Patrick has it figured out. We draft a defensive lineman with the first pick and that will fix everything and McCown will lead us to victory after victory! There is definitely no need to have a good QB in today’s NFL.

  10. WS99 Says:


    Dude you are getting on my nerves. Shhhh!

  11. WS99 Says:


    Abandoning the hurry up o. Ding ding ding. I think Glennon excels in the hurry up too bad the coaches don’t see it too.

  12. Mr. Patrick Says:

    So Joe thinks Ira deserves a post for saying something that we all already know? BRILLIANT!!!

  13. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ 4 Life
    When did I ever say to start McCown? Can you not read?

  14. WS99 Says:

    Mr. Patrick Says:
    February 11th, 2015 at 6:31 pm
    @ 4 Life
    When did I ever say to start McCown? Can you not read?


    You remember that one time at band camp?

  15. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    band camp…LOL…

  16. Bucfan4life Says:

    Oh sorry maybe Glennon! I can read and you don’t seem concerned about the current QBs on our roster! Both of those guys suck!

  17. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Dog…just said Bucs are getting ready to release McClown….perhaps that is the title of this page

  18. kraymuthaphukinglocz Says:

    the bucs have been hard to watch for a long time joe

  19. Mr. Patrick Says:

    LOL Too Funny

  20. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Yep, Glennon is so bad that a lot of other teams want him. Wow, he’s horrible alright, lol

  21. WS99 Says:


    Don’t play with my emotions. Btw are you the artist formerly know as rasta?

  22. WS99 Says:


    Wow I just typed “r as ta” and got moderated. Lol. What did you do r as ta man?

  23. bucrightoff Says:

    All that stat proves is that there is literally no reason Glennon shouldn’t have played all year. No matter what you think of him, he’s clearly and by far better than McCown. But Lovie legitimately believed he could win 10 games with McCown last year, which is obviously delusional.

  24. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Yep, it’s on the Buc’s website that McCown has been released

  25. Gus Says:

    Breaking news: Josh McCown has been officially cut!

  26. Bucfan4life Says:

    Lol. He’s pathetic. Inaccurate, slow as hell and no heart. Tampa fans who have watched all his games know this too. Capt Check down! SMH!

  27. Not ...... "The Kevin" Says:

    What was Glennon’s passer rating? Also, you’ve mentioned many times how McCown must have had nightmares about being driven to the ground all game every Sunday. Glennon would have NO excuses if he didn’t win games next season. He deserves a shot.

    Just for insurance though, draft Mariota. I’m assuming Liqht can figure out a way to put together a better line than last year. And with Koetter, I am anxious to see if he can mold this offense around our players strengths like he says. If so the line may not be too hard to fix…

  28. BucFan20 Says:

    McCown has been cut!

  29. Edward Meehan Says:


    Glazers: we want to move to London

    Lovie: I have just the QB to get us there.

  30. White Tiger Says:

    Well, EYE-Rah – Blake did have the benefit of a real OC – and Bortles was behind something other than a high school offensive line…

    …which kinda has a tendency to equalize your receiving tandem of Evans and Vjax.

  31. White Tiger Says:

    …on a brighter note – looks like those of us wanting to draft a QB – and those MG8 mobsters – will both get what they want next year!

    Bring on Marriota, even if it means I have to see more of Napoleon Dynamite until he’s ready!!

  32. Nybucsfan Says:

    WS99 facts get on your nerves. He had 18 ints tied for second most in 2014. If your referring to his nickname well I have the right to have my opinion and he earned that one

  33. White Tiger Says:

    @”Not TheKevin”

    My thoughts exactly. Bring on the Marriota era. Line might look a whole lot better if they know system/scheme they’ll be blocking for…

  34. Destinjohnny Says:

    Surprised he played so bad with the great o line we have

  35. White Tiger Says:

    Nothing wrong with McCown that an OC and a decent line couldn’t fix. He does not deserve to be disrespected for the job he did here with zero offense and very little in front of him…including not knowing what line schemes they were running, and possibly what protections they were supposed to be in..

    Looking forward to the Marriota era getting underway so much, I almost don’t mind that we have to trot out that slow-footed, twig of a back up, Napoleon Dynamite…