“Finding A Franchise QB Is Like Finding A Great Woman”

August 13th, 2015

rachel watson 1229Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht is a lucky man. That’s why Shaun King believes Licht bedded a 10.

King, the pride of St. Petersburg and one of three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to an NFC Championship game, used the analogy of hitting the lottery with a hot chick to Licht being able to draft “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

That’s what King suggested when he discussed the Bucs recently with Mike Bianchi on WYGM-AM 790 in Orlando.

King isn’t quite ready to crown the Bucs a playoff team. But he believes Licht is building a formidable NFL offense for Tampa Bay and that should provoke sleepless nights for defensive coordinators in the near future.

“I think the only thing that could prevent Tampa from really being a playoff team this year is experience,” King said. “When you look at them offensively they are going to be very talented. Mike Evans is only in his second year. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, because of injuries, is probably still a rookie. They are probably going to start two rookies on the offensive line with Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith. Charles Sims is still basically a rookie and you have a rookie quarterback.

“I just don’t know, even if you are all extremely talented, if they can be consistent enough to make the playoffs. But I do think Tampa will be improved and, hey, if everything falls right we will see but you never know. Finding a franchise quarterback is like finding a great woman to be your wife. It’s a good thing.”

It’s easy to agree there. The Bucs, if most of the draft picks from the past two seasons pan out, could be downright lethal in the NFL. First, they need games under their belts, not just preseason schlock.

It ought to be a lot of fun for a change to watch. My, how times are a changin.’

To hear more of King’s interview, click on the audio below.

15 Responses to ““Finding A Franchise QB Is Like Finding A Great Woman””

  1. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Changing indeed.

  2. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    In this case, change is definitely good. With the Bucs, any change is good.

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    “Finding A Franchise QB Is Like Finding A Great Woman”

    Yup! Just ask Warren Sapp! He’s never had any of the two.

  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    Joe say it you Thought winston would be better then he has

  5. DB55 Says:


    Good one

  6. Dick2111 Says:

    Shaun King makes a good point: Bucs are very talented, but many of them lack experience. Looks like L & L have really worked hard though to bring in some key players to add that experience factor … like Melton, McDaniel, Mankins, E Smith, Verner to name a few. Depth is a lot better this year than last also. Can’t wait for the season to get going.

  7. DB55 Says:

    First, they need games under their belts, not just preseason schlock.

    It ought to be a lot of fun for a change to watch. My, how times are a changin.’

  8. Marc Says:

    This is just another point about the LAZY, TIRED narrative on Lovie being a ground and pound, old school, defence wins championships HC. NOTHING in his history as a head coach supports it.

    2 drafts in Tampa 1 defensive player. Matt Forte, Charles Sims – pass catching finesse RB’s. His OC’s Martz, Turner, Tice, Tedford, Koetter won’t ever be mistaken for Woody Hayes. he traded for Cutler and then Marshall.

  9. simpleasthat Says:

    shawn king one of only 3 qbs that brought the bucs to an Nfc championship
    and managed to score less than 7 points with the best defense in the league.

  10. simpleasthat Says:

    Jason Licht listens to AC/DC so he cant be all bad. Its not like hes listening to Taylor Swift.

  11. Armando Says:

    Any post that has Rachel Watson photo is a winner #watsonthegoddess

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If you can’t play….Coach
    If you can’t coach….Broadcast
    and in Sapp’s case….if you can’t Broadcast…..hire hookers, hit women….

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.”

  13. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Nice picture Joe’s! What was the article about?

  14. Nick Says:

    Buc fan since the birth of the franchise…I have not been so excited about our young Team since Dunn burst on the scene w Alstott forming Thunder n Lightning!
    They are young. Will need time.
    But I am STOKED about OUR BUCS!!!!

  15. LakelandBuccan Says:

    The reason why most NFL teams don’t have a franchise QB, they just don’t know talent. Mostly it’s a combination of things that prevent them finding a franchise QB. People say Tom Brady was a big steal after being drafted in the 6th round by the Patriots. But look back at the 1978 NFL draft, 334 players were drafted and Warren Moon wasn’t one of them. Even after he won Pac-10 player of the year,every team has a chance at getting a franchise QB. But most of the teams wouldn’t know a franchise QB, if they life depended on it.The Falcons had Brett Favre riding the bench after drafting him in the 2nd round, then Ron Wolf traded the Green Bay Packers 1st round pick for him, and the rest is history. The San Francisco 49ers gave the Bucs a 2nd and 4th round pick for Steve Young, and the Bucs thought they had stole the 49ers 2nd and 4th round picks.