“Kid” Is Appreciative

August 29th, 2015

MikeEvans2Mike Evans won’t play tonight, but one of his mentors will.

Joe is talking about Josh McCown, the former Bucs starting quarterback who was 1-10 here and helped the Bucs seal the Chase For Jameis.

Yes, Joe is sickened by McCown, who shamed the Tampa Bay uniform. But Joe was eager to hear what various Bucs had to say about their former captain.

Joe asked Mike Evans about McCown and his memories of his McCown’s time in Tampa.

“Great dude. He helped me a lot throughout my progression,” Evans said. “You know, he made sure I was running the right stuff. He’ll tell me, ‘Kid, run a go.’ He always called me ‘kid’ because,  you know, he’s much older than me. But he made sure I was doing my part and I was up to speed on everything. So he’s a great guy.”

When McCown was here, he said multiple times that Evans’ career likely would be marked by how hard he worked between his rookie season and Year 2. Joe asked Evans about that, too.

“We talked during the offseason, but he didn’t talk about that, but while he was here he did,” Evans said. “I always talk about other guys like Calvin [Johnson] and he would say, ‘You can be like that.’ He always had confidence in me and I appreciate him for that.”

Joe headed over to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who dropped a lot of love on the former Bucs QB.

“He’s a true professional, and I think he left everyone in this locker room with really how a professional should attack the game,” Seferian Jenkins said of McCown. “Obviously, we didn’t get the results we all wanted last year. But I think everyone in this locker will accept the fact that Josh really attacked the game like a true professional and he showed us how to be a professional. I’m truly appreciative for him being there my rookie year to see how it’s supposed to be done with him in what, Year 12, and me in Year 1.”

Mike Glennon shared that McCown would have “a little fire lit in him” to beat the Bucs tonight, “like any real competitor would.”

So there you have it. A little equal time for McCown. After hearing all this, it’s almost surprising Lovie Smith cut McCown, when he could have had him around his prized rookie, Jameis Winston. That tells Joe that Lovie didn’t think as much of McCown as he says publicly.

32 Responses to ““Kid” Is Appreciative”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    (((“Mike Glennon shared that McCown would have “a little fire lit in him” to beat the Bucs tonight, “like any real competitor would.”)))

    Good luck with that one Josh. When Lovie unleashes the dogs as he did on Monday night it’s going to rain on you.

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Dang am I peoed. I’m in the middle of nowhere on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
    I have the Direct TV Sunday ticket but that doesn’t work until regular season.

    The NFL network has been airing virtually EVERY freaking preseason game multiple times but tonight at seven PM they’re airing NFL Gameday trying to hype that loudmouthed piece of crap program. They’re blowing off live action for an NFL Gameday preview!!!

    I’m sure they’ll have lots of breakins but this just SUCKS!!!

    Thank heavens for JBF so I can get the details right after the game at least.

    I know we can’t post links to “outlaw” streamers but does anybody know what’s up with the NFL network?

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    I suspect Josh will play well tonight. I just hope that after the game, no one says, ” Why can’t we get a quarterback like that?” Hope that our QBs play better.

  4. buc4life1979 Says:

    @Ray Rice
    I sure hope ur right brother…even more, I hope once the season starts Lovie goes into Defensive overdrive to get that D humming right. The talent is there across the board now. NO MORE EXCUSES.

  5. Crazylocha Says:

    SBF, NFL Mobile app if you have Verizon, can see all the Bucs games 🙂

  6. cover deuce Says:

    Or maybe McCown saw the writing on the wall. He (like everyone else) knew the team would likely be drafting a young QB. Heck, he probably already knew he wasn’t even the best QB currently on the roster. Maybe McCown also knew he could get the same money and a chance to start elsewhere on one of the many QB needy teams in this league, and his good pal Lovie gave him the opportunity.

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

    All I can say is d@$! St.Pete and please check out what crazy mentioned.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    You’re joshing me right, and here I thought I was all joshed out. If the Bucs allow Josh my gosh to best them that’s pathetic. I’m no josher.

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Thanks Crazy and Nole. Are you ready for this. I’m so remote that I’m 30 minutes from the nearest cell phone service.

    Gotta say though that retirement is even more than I hoped for. I’ve seen the Northern Lights…a Bald Eagle six feet away from me in our front tree…I have Lake Superior right out my front window and the Sunsets are amazing.

    Last week I saw a huge ore boat headed west to Duluth sail right into the sunset.

    Guess there are some tradeoffs though. But I’ll back in October and I’m already online picking which games I can see in person.

  10. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    if you want to watch the Bucs tonight, there are ways on the internet that can make it happen 😉

  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    THX. Trust me I’ll be surfing the net bigtime tonight! I hope I have some success! It just rubs salt into the wound that the Bucs/Browns are virtually the only game they’re skipping…and again to promote their NFL Gameday.

    Again I confess I’m old school but I’m really getting tired of watching a bunch of old jocks jump around, laughing and playing grabass. I actually still enjoy real reporting. I generally like the NFL “desk shows” with solid reporting from the Ian Rappaports, but the crap with everybody just horsing around and showing off just grows wearisome. Fox Sports Sunday skirts that edge for me as well as does BSPN.

  12. Joe Says:

    I generally like the NFL “desk shows” with solid reporting from the Ian Rappaports, but the crap with everybody just horsing around and showing off just grows wearisome. Fox Sports Sunday skirts that edge for me as well as does BSPN.

    “That Other Pregame Show” on CBS Sports Network is very good. No grabassing.

    Sadly, the Xs and Os shows don’t pull in eyeballs and networks are in business to pull eyeballs. Joe talked to an NFL Network shotcaller the other day. The most watched show on the network? A freaking fantasy show. smh 🙁

    The second Joe hears the words “Michael Fabiano,” Joe’s grabbing the remote.

  13. DB55 Says:


    Nfln will air the game at 6am Sunday morning.

  14. Brian Says:

    Can also just sign up for trial of Game Pass

  15. Dick2111 Says:

    @Joe … “That tells Joe that Lovie didn’t think as much of McCown as says publicly.”

    Sorry but can’t agree Joe. Lovie and Licht never had any intention of letting Glennon get away … excellent backup behind Jameis for very little money.

    Josh on the other hand would’ve been the 3rd QB on the roster … for what, $5 million? Obviously not realistic.

    Josh’s results here were abysmal, but he’d be the first to tell you that. He’d never started (for the most part), he had no offensive coordinator (for the most part), his OLine was a joke, and our defense threw away several possible wins. And yet not once did I hear him point the finger at anyone else. Josh is a great professional as so many Bucs players have testified, and he did the best he could under some impossible circumstances.

    Continuing to cut him down first with comments like “Yes, Joe is sickened by McCown, who shamed the Tampa Bay uniform” and then following with very positive testimonies from various Buc players is unflattering. And not to Josh.

  16. The Real Drew Says:

    Yeah, they have the GamePass at NFL.com and you can watch the preseason games live or anytime. It’s $99 for a year but you will get the coaches film of the rag season games. Of course, you have to have Sunday Ticket to watch the games live during the season. You see how the scheme works.

  17. The Real Drew Says:

    rag* – meant Reg

  18. bucntarv Says:

    St. Pete,

    I have directv and the game replays at 3am here in Arizona….maybe it’s the same for you. Just a heads up.

  19. The Real Malloy Says:

    St. Pete….

    Just go onto NFL.com. They’re package for watch the games this season is available for a free 1 week tryout. Just sign up, give em your CC, and then cancel it after the game. I already did it this am. YOu just have to cancel by friday the 5th…

  20. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Josh McCown was lost without Matt Forte and Marc Trestman. QBs like McCown need a strong running game and good playcalling. I watch all of my sports on First Row Sports, but you have to know what you’re doing. There’s a lot of advertisements that carry viruses, you have to get around that.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    StPeteBucsFan… you are torturing me with all that wide open nature talk. Stuck in this concrete jungle is a definite bummer. Right now the place you speak of sounds like paradise to me. I long to live in a place less crowded. I’m jealous. Have a great time there, you deserve the splendor.

  22. Dick2111 Says:

    Joe …

    Over the past couple years I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the articles you’ve posted. But what I’m not getting is that just about all my posts aren’t usually posted on your site for over an hour (Example: commented to this article at 12:52 PM and here it is 2:15 PM and it still says “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. Others who’ve posted comments a lot later than mine are showing up much earlier. Just don’t get it: I don’t use bad language, I’m very positive about the Bucs, and yes, I like Jameis. Admittedly I don’t always agree with your comments, but hey, neither do a lot of others who comment.

  23. Joe Says:

    That’s because you have the word “Dick” in your name. And that’s a filtered word on the site.

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

    St.Pete exactly what Bucfan37 just said. And Joe man how I admire how quickly you respond. I love that chit.

  25. Dick2111 Says:

    Joe …

    LOL. OK, got it. It’d use ‘Richard’ but that’s not in my email.

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

    Lol Rich,and many know I talk my fair share of trash on this site. Mainly to the decepticons but theirs one individual no one has ever seen me speak out against and that’s Joe. Duke cold wit his,I stay in my place.

  27. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Hey much love to all you guys who have clued me in to where to find the game.

    I want the Bucs to continue their march through OHIO. I grew up right across from Cincinnati as a long time Bengal fan until of course I made my new home in Tampa Bay. I LOVE Tampa Bay!!!

    So it was very gratifying to get bragging rights on all my cousins who are still Bengal fans.

    My son lives in Columbus, a die hard Buckeyes fan but also loves him some Brownies. So bragging rights from the cousins last week, tonight I take out the kid. LOL

  28. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Thanks bro. There were plenty of times the past two years I didn’t think I’d make it. Getting a business and office building to closing at the last minute by the skin of our teeth.

    All I can say to all you younger guys out there is hang in there. It’s worth it!!

    BucFan we’d probably be friends in real life because I LOVE nature and I enjoy anybody else who appreciates it. But I also love the urban life. Saw a dozen hockey games this of a team that made the Stanley Cup playoffs…planning to catch at least three Buc games when I return…love the theatre, museums, orchestra, night life, restaurants….TAMPA BAY RULES!!!

  29. Buccfan37 Says:

    2111… Guess you’ll have to go with some other form of Richard to get prompt service.

  30. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    The most watched show on the network? A freaking fantasy show. smh 🙁

    The second Joe hears the words “Michael Fabiano,” Joe’s grabbing the remote.

    Amen brother. I’ve never been a big stats freak anyway and I’ve NEVER gotten the thrill of “fantasy football” My fantasies are not about football but about….never mind. LOL

    I do get it now though. A multi million or is it now over a billon $$ industry for gambling.

    I do not get the legality of FanDuel and the others though. Perhaps someone can educate me. Isn’t that online gambling? Is online gambling legal now?
    Poker? Football betting? Or is there some technicality about playing fantasy football for money that is not gambling.

    I’m cool with whatever or wherever folks want to gamble although the FanDuel and other successful fantasy sites have now condemned us to far too much fantasy football stat talk.

  31. Nodak Pirate Says:

    SBF I understand your frustration, I live in middle of nowhere North Dakota and I hate the lack of coverage for the Bucs. Love living up here but I do miss Florida. I’ll be DVRing the game at 5AM and watching it tomorrow. GO BUCS!!

  32. Brent Says:

    Be interesting to see what mcnown can do. I hear browns have a decent o-line. I’m happy with our Winston mg combo. Hope we keep mg next year too..