In 66 Days …

June 10th, 2015

Josh McCown 0809Yes, it’s June and some don’t feel any urgency for football season because they think it’s so far away.

Joe’s here to remind you that things get very dangerous in just 66 days.

That’s when the bright-colored, you-can’t-touch-me quarterback jersey comes off Jameis Winston. America’s Quarterback.

Assuming the Bucs stop giving Mike Glennon first-team reps, Jameis will line up across from a legitimate, sack-happy NFL defense in Minnesota for the preseason opener.

Anyone remember last year’s first preseason game? That was when Josh McCown nearly needed a body bag after the mighty Jaguars abused Anthony Collins and friends repeatedly. (See photo above.)

The clock is ticking. Modern NFL rules don’t allow much barbecue practice time in pads — aka real football — especially for a team with a new offensive coordinator, and rookie offensive linemen and a 21-year-old quarterback.

Joe writes a lot about “underwear football” and how meaningless much of it can be. But it is critical for this Bucs team on many levels. Priority No. 1 is Jameis’ skeletal health in 66 days.

10 Responses to “In 66 Days …”

  1. Jim Says:

    That game should have been the HUGE red flag that the Bucs were not going to win more than 4 games.

  2. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Hey Joe. It’s time for a “countdown clock”!!!!

  3. ChanEpic Says:

    66 days in the scheme of life is nothing. 66 days in the scheme of (this) Bucs fans is absolute torture!

    @BuccaneEruc75, Yep!

  4. BucFan20 Says:

    So you go from being a beggar to draft Winston to now a beggar to make sure he gets every first team snap. The coach knows what he is doing. Give it a rest!

  5. Vic Says:

    A Coach doesn’t go 2-14 like the Bucs did last year and get to say he knows what he’s doing.

  6. OneLove Says:


    A fan who has no coaching experience whatsoever doesn’t get to say what a Coach at the highest level gets to say or not say…

  7. BucFan20 Says:

    @ Vic
    Yes he does. He is not handing out jobs. He brought in a proven OC. Drafted OL help and is not making the mistakes he made last year. Of course now handing the job to Winston I guess you could say he does not right?

  8. Vic Says:

    Lovie isn’t handing out jobs? What planet are you on? Sterling Moore is you nickel. Carter is your mike. Johnson replaces Johnson. Those aren’t competitions. Same goes for QB and left tackle.

  9. BucFan20 Says:

    Try again Vic. Where did he say Winston or Glennon is the starter? Where did he say the others were opening day starters and why do you think they were brought in here?

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    The average lifespan is about 22 thousand days, according to the Moody Blues on the album Long Distance Voyager. 66 days is a breeze and a walk in the park. It will be upon us lickity split quick.