Bucs have to end their long history of bad QBs

by Gary Shelton on January 8, 2015 · 7 comments

in Florida State University, Tampa Bay Bucs

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New England has Brady.

Indianapolis had Manning.

Buffalo had Kelly.

And that's why it's so darned important. Everyone had someone. Everyone, pretty much, but the Bucs. Everyone had an arm to love. Everyone had a leader to adore. Everyone had someone to build a team around.

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Paul Schulz January 9, 2015 at 5:58 am

I hope that the new OC will have enough input, and be able to meet with both Winston and Mariota, and get a feeling for their train ability and help with the Bucs decision.
We can’t wait for a number one pick to contribute, and have no chance of improvement until he does.


Rick Martin January 18, 2015 at 7:25 am

I’m not so sure Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlesberger, and the other “franchise” QBs would have succeeded like they have had the Bucs drafted them. That’s because you still need decent OLs, RBs, WRs, OCs, QB-coaches, head coaches, front office personnel, owners to bring a winning team.


Gary Shelton January 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

Good point. It takes a village. We’ve never had a quarterback, and we’ve rarely had a teacher, and the offenses have been flawed. Still, it starts with the guy behind center. Agreed?


Gary Shelton January 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

They have a chance. A longshot, but a chance.


Paul Schulz January 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm

I was listening to an interview with trent Dilfer, who admitted to not listening to his OC, and was hard headed, but claimed to have learned his lesson later in his career.

It was his opinion that Winston would be a better choice for the Bucs, and that he thought Mariota should sit out a season, or a season and a half if drafted.

He thought that Winston would be able to contribute sooner.

I wonder if you might agree.


Gary Shelton January 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Trent was not a great quarterback. But he did learn from Holmgren late in his career, and he’s been a solid student of the game since then. From the hand down, the ball leaves Winston much crisper. He’s a great competitor. But he can fall into bad footwork problems. Even if he’s clean, it’ll take work.


John Garvey January 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

No doubt about it Gary, the Buccaneers have to use their 1 on a QB. Sure, it’s risky but the Bucs have to take that chance. For the teams and most of all for the fans who have put up with losing and not having that franchise guy forever.
I will not LIVE long enough to see the Buccaneer lifetime record get to .500! That’s bad enough but to continue without the most important position in sports on this team is inexcusable and worth any risk to get him.


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