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I-Want-Troy's-Hair 08-26-2009 11:45 PM

Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Boy they put the screws to Leftwich least he got a nice ring.

http://blogs.nfl.com/category/jason-la-canfora/

More on the Bucs’ QB situation

Posted: August 26th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: Byron Leftwich, Josh Freeman, Josh Johnson, Luke McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As I reported last night, the Buccaneers are shopping all three of their quarterbacks not named Josh Freeman. After talking again to some people who have been in contact with the Bucs, the focus is on veterans Byron Leftwich and Luke McCown, who have been competing for the starting job.

Leftwich has played better and engendered more locker-room support, but McCown is someone in whom ownership invested a $2.5 million signing bonus. Neither has won the job to this point — though Leftwich has been better — and by dealing one of them, the quarterback conundrum in Tampa Bay would be solved without having to pick one.

It might take an injury or another team’s backup to go into a deep funk to create a frothy market for either veteran. The Bucs likely would have to be satisfied with a fifth- or sixth-round draft pick for either quarterback.

Tampa Bay rates its fourth quarterback, Josh Johnson, highly and isn’t as inclined to part with him, according to league sources. That, coupled with the fact he has no real regular-season experience, makes it less likely a team would trade a mid-round pick for Johnson. I don’t see the Bucs dealing the second-year passer for anything less.

RoethlisBURGHer 08-27-2009 12:07 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Really? Why not just name Freeman the starter? This is being handled about as well as the whole Cutler situation was in Denver.

KeiselPower99 08-27-2009 09:10 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
John Clayton said that Pittsburgh was interested in bringing Byron back but not on his current contract. Raheem Morris dosent know what he wants.

revefsreleets 08-27-2009 09:20 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Freeman needs to sit, or risk becoming Akili Smith all over again...he's not CLOSE to being NFL-ready...

Fire Haley 08-27-2009 09:50 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Bring back Lefty!

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/image...lers13_500.jpg

PisnNapalm 08-27-2009 10:02 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
If we bring back Leftwich, then who do you cut? Batch.... Dixon...?

Vis 08-27-2009 10:08 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PisnNapalm (Post 645716)
If we bring back Leftwich, then who do you cut? Batch.... Dixon...?

Ben, he just manages the game

Fire Haley 08-27-2009 10:36 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Byron is better than either Dixon or Charlie - take your pick.

But make him come crawling back for vet minimum.


Let's see - who can we trade for him - yeah that Touchdown Maker guy - he's expendable.

Steel Head 08-27-2009 10:43 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RoethlisBURGHer (Post 645574)
Really? Why not just name Freeman the starter?

because he is a rookie and probably sucks

Lewftich should start for them

SteelMember 08-27-2009 11:14 AM

Re: Tampa to dump all QB's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steel Head (Post 645733)
because he is a rookie and probably sucks

Lewftich should start for them

And that's why he left in the 1st place...to compete for a starter job.

TB has collected so many QB's in the last few years, I don't think they know what they want anymore.


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