McCown struggles as the Bucs blow an opportunity

by Gary Shelton on November 23, 2014 · 3 comments

in Tampa Bay Bucs

Looking back, perhaps Josh McCown should have saved his tears.

This week, a lot of people might have wept along with him.

After watching the Tampa Bay Bucs hand one over to the Chicago Bears, he could have led a cry-along. McCown had perhaps the worst day a quarterback with 341 yards passing has ever had, throwing wide, throwing high, throwing short, throwing wobbly. He threw two interceptions; it could have been more. He lost a fumble; he could have lost another one.

And, in the end, McCown helped to give one away against a beatable Chicago Bears team. In a span of minutes, he fumbled away a ball he held only in his taped right hand. Just afterward, he threw a screen pass to about the height of a basketball goal, forcing his receiver to tip it into an interception.

Oh, yeah.

So that’s why the Chicago Bears didn’t bring him back this year.

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jeff November 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Bucs defense is coming on strong but either qb cant get the job done and glennen is toped out he can win a game or 2 or 3 but it just isn’t good enough its clear what this team needs we could very well be a 7 win team. the teams that win in the nfl all have a qb that just gets it done

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Etienne November 24, 2014 at 1:38 am

Keeping it real as always. Everything you wrote was right on point. Glad your still writing.

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Chris G Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning November 23, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I am simply Numb, and in Apathy, when it come to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. My Son and I spent nearly 3,000.00 for Seasons Tickets and Parking, for this :(
This truly was a game we could have won, but we allowed them back in it with turnovers.

The referee’s robbed us on the Vince Jackson Fumble. He clearly was down, before the ball came out. That was a backbreaker, because we were driving, and could have put the game away.

Sure, I blame McCown, but also the O Line allowed the Bears to pressure him all day. He was freaking blindsided by a lineman who failed to hold his block.
The 4th and 1 call was a bad one, why was James not brought in, since he has yet to fail to get us a yard when we needed it ?

Why did Tampa put the game in the hands of Josh McCown on 4th and 1, with the game on the line ?

I about hit the roof on that final play of ours!

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