Local beat writer Anwar Richardson, of the Tampa Tribune was a guest on ESPN 1040 AM, this morning. Richardson, gave a brief overview of his upcoming article that will be a feature about Luke McCown, look for it this Sunday.
Richardson stated McCown has been told by the powers that be, that he will be given “a two-year widow” to be the starting quarterback in Tampa. According to Richardson other members of the team were also advised that the club will give McCown the chance to develop
Newly signed free agent running back Derrick Ward is quoted in his Sunday feature talking about how there was a similar train of thought in New York Giants camp early on in Eli Manning’s career Richardson said.
If what is now being floated around is true, then it might be a stretch to link the team to a quarterback in the draft. Which would mean the team is actually waiting on a veteran quarterback they feel will be released after the draft that is if you believe Richardson.
In other news coming from the air waves, Alex Marvez, of Foxsports.com was on NFL Sirius Radio “The Blitz” show with Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots. Marvez had quite a bit to say about the Bucs, but basically questioned whether or not they had enough to compete this coming season.
Marvez unload on the defensive front-seven then quickly turned his attention to the interior of the defensive line stating they just don’t have the tackles to run the Bates system.
Then, Marvez quickly turned his attention to the offense, saying that if the team is expecting Josh Johnson a former fifth round pick from last season is going to be a starting quarterback, that it would be a major drawback.
Marvez gave the indication he liked the additions to the offensive side of the football this off-season and thinks that Davin Joseph is a beast, but was quick to let the listeners know that second year guard Jeremy Zuttah will push for a job this season.
He thinks the assembled talent on offense is the most the team has had ever in Tampa, stating the Bucs have a lot of weapons but no quarterback.
Marvez suggested that whoever the Bucs select in the first round in April’s draft will shed light on if the team is truly rebuilding or consider themselves a legitimate contender in 2009.
Stating that if the team drafts a quarterback then they are a year or two away from competeting, but still feels they have too mnay question marks to compete in 2009.