The Josh Freeman era seems to be over in Tampa. Unfortunately, I saw this coming. Josh has all the ability to be a great quarterback but struggles when it matters.
Sunday, Mike Glennon, a third round pick out of NC State will start for the Bucs. I really have no idea what he is capable of in the NFL. So before we move on, let’s take time to look back.
My first ever NFL jersey was good ol’ number 10 back in 5th grade.
My one true Tampa Bay Quarterback love. Brought home the Vince Lombardi trophy in 02.
The most dependable backup QB in Buccaneer history. Solid and accurate.
Chris came aboard from Texas and in his sophomore year brought the Bucs back to the playoffs three years removed from their Superbowl win.
The first of many “band aid” quarterbacks to walk through Tampa.
Acquired from San Fran for a 6th round pick and was the third different starting quarterback in the 2006 season.
Backup turned started turned backup.
One of 4 QBs to bring Tampa to the playoffs in the 2000’s. Did I mention he has a playboy model for a wife? Extra points in my book. (And T.O. thought he was gay….. pshhhh)
Basically brought in as a cushion for Josh Freeman. He was benched mid-2009 and replaced by Freeman. Had the biggest and slowest release the NFL has ever seen.
Mostly a backup for Freeman. Started a few games in 2010-2011.
and of course….
Does this kid have it? or does this kid have it? Let’s break down the video. JD rolls out of the pocket with total disregard for any life on the field, he sizes up the first kid he sees (happens to be twice his size) and just puts him on his ass. I mean just a stone cold stiff arm/body slam from the pee wee QB. Then, JD rolls out to the sideline for some tightrope action. He blows by what looks like 20 guys who then trip all over themselves and to top it off he stiff arms the last kid into submission. If Marion Barber has an illegitimate, white, child running around somewhere and killing it in pee wee football, I found him.
Don’t sleep on the WWE. Last week Hall of Famer Jim Ross met with the NFLPA concerning a potential deal that would see ex NFL players have the chance to join the sports entertainment company. This is a smart move for multiple reasons. The physical build of NFL athletes and WWE superstars are very similar. While I’m aware wrestling is fake, the mindset needed to excel in these fields are also very similar. Throw in the fact that many former football players, including The Rock, Ron Simmons and Bill Goldberg, have become household wrestling names, and you have a recipe for success. In case you didn’t know, the Average Nobodies are huge football and wrestling fans. Once we heard the news of a possible collaboration, we sprinted to the liquor store, grabbed personal 30s, and started to develop wrestling personas for former NFL greats. Imagine Barry Sanders as a high flying luchador, or Ryan Leaf as a former quarterback turned crackhead. The possibilites are endless! Without further ado, here are the 4 newest additions to the WWE roster:
a.k.a Flutie Pebbles
a.k.a Flutie Scrambles
a.k.a The Little Giant
a.k.a The Mist
a.k.a The Brothers Grimm