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Bucs’ QB Johnson dismisses “WILDCAT”

by Roland Johnson on August 17, 2009

After jaunting 43-yards, on a busted play Saturday night against the

Johnson dazzels with 43-yard TD run

Johnson dazzles with 43-yard TD run

Tennessee Titans second year quarterback Josh Johnson is not interested in the “WILDCAT”

It would seem, Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune was thinking the same thing as everyone else who saw the game of ways quarterback Josh Johnson could remain on the team. But the former University of San Diego quarterback dismissed the likelihood when approached with the question.

“No,” Johnson said. “That’s a whole different thing.

“You got to go in there and bang with the defense and between the tackles.”

I for one, am very surprised that a player fighting for a roster spot would completely dismiss the notion altogether, unless they have practiced it some in closed practices and Johnson is just playing coy about the whole situation.

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Lee C August 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Me too. I can’t believe he said that. I would like to see him get in there and bang with the first team just to see how he looked. I also though McCown looked terrible in that game. Maybe he will be the one getting cut. How much was he guaranteed? It’s true that he would have had a big advantage if Gruden had stayed, but with the new offense he is playing like a rookie out there.

I’m also sick and tired of hearing about McCown’s athleticism. Take a look at that run by Johnson and then try to tell me about McCown’s athleticism. He would never be capable of that.

After the first game the three QB’s I would want to keep are:

1. Leftwich
2. Johnson
3. Freeman

I’m sure I’ll never get my wish, but I think those guys all give us the best chance to win. Well, I think Freeman might give us a chance to win down the road. I still think the kid should have stayed in college for his senior year, or that we should have drafted a WR, DT, or CB.

Roland Johnson August 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Think McCown got around five million guaranteed.

But McCown started with an offensive line that looked a mess in the early goings and was not asked to throw deep, where as Leftwich was allowed to go straight into the shot gun and had plays designed to go down field.

But I agree at this point they team needs to figure out who to keep Johnson if he continues to impress with the limited reps he has been getting in practice.

Lee C August 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm

It really would be great if they could just figure out some way to get him on the field (and talk him into it) he was 2x faster than anyone else out there on Saturday. He’s like our own little version of Pre-prison Michael Vick.

Lee C August 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm

5 million guaranteed is way too much to be talking about cutting him. Maybe a QB will go down somewhere across the league and we can trade him for a decent #2 receiver. That’s a lot to hope for. Unless McCown shows marked improvement over the next couple of weeks we are going to be in big trouble.

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