The Tampa Bay Buccaneers under the guidance of Mark Dominik & Raheem Morris have been collecting arms this off-season, in the hopes that one can be the future. The re-signing of Luke McCown prior to free agency was a clear sign that the new brain trust wanted to see for sure one way or the other if McCown could be that player.
The addition of Bryon Leftwich shortly before the draft, had many feeling the team might bypass the selection of a quarterback early. But instead the Bucs decided that Josh Freeman, warranted value in the first round.
With the battle being waged between McCown & Leftwhich according to reports floating around the web to see who will start in 2009, the loser could find himself on thin ice and quite possibly on the trading block.
The Bucs have very little invested in Leftwhich, he is simply here to push McCown, should he stumble it looks like the team would be willing to roll into the coming season with youthful inexperience manning what has become an enigma over the last decade.
With Brian Griese being absent for much, if not all of the teams off-season workouts and OTA’s his future is clearly in doubt as he is further behind the others in learning the new offense and his skills don’t necessarily matchup with the vertical attack the team is implementing.
The two wild cards in all this mess are Josh Johnson and Brian Griese as both could show excellent command of the offense and further cloud the picture.
But this fanatic firmly believes that once the dust settles the team is going to keep three quarterbacks, with Brian Griese and leftwhich either being released or traded depending on there market value.