Is McCown the biggest Mariota fan of them all?

by Gary Shelton on December 14, 2014 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Bucs

Progress, he said.

Progress?

The Tampa Bay Bucs are going nowhere, not in their season and not in their improvement. You could call time out for a measurement, and you could hold the football up to the light, and you could have a doctor check for a pulse. None of it would matter. The Bucs continue to stay in one place – last. They were bad when the season began, and they are still bad today.

Still, they have not improved enough to get on the other side of 20 points.

Still, they are not good enough to beat backup quarterback Derek Anderson, who spends most of his time in mothballs for the Carolina Panthers until the Bucs come along.

Still, they are not good enough to withstand Josh McCown's weekly Keystone Kops turnovers.

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Gene Armentrout December 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

I was not able to log into Jerry Angelo’s article under Ask the Expert so I just want to say here that I would like to see the Bucs grab the best offensive linemen available in the draft. As badly as they need a QB and some defensive rush personnel, I believe that the worst problem is the O line and that they should fix the worst problem first. Paul Gruber anyone ?
If they have the dough to take a QB in the first round and do not want to spend a first round pick on a left tackle, OK, but if they don’t fix that OL with a superior unit, the combined rebirths of Bart Starr, Joe Montana and all the other old and current great QB’s will not make the Bucs a winner on their own.
I am skeptical of first round picks at QB, WR or RB anyway because they cost a ton with no guarantee that they are another Andrew Luck and not an RGIII.
I have no stats on this but my impression is that the OL’s taken high in the draft have a pretty likely chance of starting in the NFL for years.

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Gary Shelton December 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Gene: The coding should be fixed in the Angelo article. Personally, I value a quarterback over an OL. He makes more of a difference..

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