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The Freeman Era is Over in Tampa – A Quick Look at Bucs QBs since 2000

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.

Shaun King

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My first ever NFL jersey was good ol’ number 10 back in 5th grade.

Brad Johnson

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My one true Tampa Bay Quarterback love. Brought home the Vince Lombardi trophy in 02.

Rob Johnson

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The most dependable backup QB in Buccaneer history. Solid and accurate.

Chris Simms

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Chris came aboard from Texas and in his sophomore year brought the Bucs back to the playoffs three years removed from their Superbowl win.

Brian Griese

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The first of many “band aid” quarterbacks to walk through Tampa.

Tim Rattay

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Acquired from San Fran for a 6th round pick and was the third different starting quarterback in the 2006 season.

Bruce Gradkowski

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The wildcard.

Luke McCown

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Backup turned started turned backup.

Jeff Garcia

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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)

Byron Leftwich

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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.

Josh Johnson

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Mostly a backup for Freeman. Started a few games in 2010-2011.

and of course….

Josh Freeman

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I Need JD in the NFL Right Now

 

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.

-MattyV

Body slam touchdown! Football players to wrestlers

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:

Bill Romanowski Bill Romanowskia.k.a Cowboy Bill
a.k.a The Roman
a.k.a BillRo Baggins
This psychopath billed from outside of Dallas TX (really from CT) is an obvious heel. He’s been on numerous tag teams, all starting with success but ending when he unravels and explodes on his teammate, usually resulting in burying his partner by injury. He’s a former tag team champion, but now wants a go at singles championship gold. He takes aim at anyone in his sights, especially quarterbacks. The call him cowboy because of his outlaw ways, cheating to win and hurting people who get in his way. Watch out WWE there’s a new rebel in town and he wants everyone’s gold.
Style: Brawler/brute
Finishers:
Steroid Slam
Flying head stomp off the top turnbuckle
Texas Eye Gouge
Submission:
Crippler cross face
-Berno
Doug FlutieDoug Flutiea.k.a Dougie Flutes
a.k.a Flutie Pebbles
a.k.a Flutie Scrambles
a.k.a Underdog
a.k.a The Little Giant
a.k.a The Mist
Five foot- ten inches, weighing in at 180 bs. This retired QB is inch for inch, pound for pound the greatest arm to ever enter the WWE ring. An obvious face in the WWE universe, his biggest rival is Steve Young for the top spot as premier WWE QB as well as Kofi Kingston and of course autism and gun violoence.
Style:
Air it out/Aerial
Signature Moves:
The Beantown Beatdown
The Seven Step Drop
The Boston Massacre
Submission:
Drop Kick to Heisman Grapple

-Seanlite-

The Barber BrothersThe Barber Brothers

a.k.a The Billionaire Barber Brothers
a.k.a The Barbershop Duo
a.k.a The Brothers Grimm

Ronde and Tiki will hit the WWE tag team division by storm, taking out the likes of the Shield, Team Hell No, and the Wyatt Family. These brothers are no strangers to a fight, each specializing in offense (Tiki) and defense (Ronde). Not to mention they are filthy rich and now hold the million dollar belt. Which they renamed “The Billion Dollar Belt” after beating the shit out of Ted Dibiase Jr. One retiring from football extremely early, and the other staying in the game to steal roster spots from young hopefuls, shows that they are heels in every sense of the word.
Style: Tag Team
Finishers:
The Barber Beat Down
The 2B
The Barberline
Twins Tower Toss
Submissions: Double Arm Bar…ber -Matt

Steve Young
Steve Young
a.k.a. Johnny Utah
a.k.a. Lord Steven Young
a.k.a. The Brain Basher
I’m a lifelong 49er fan, so naturally I had to go with one of my favorite players, Steve Young. On the football field, Steve (yes we’re on a first name basis) was known primarily for his throwing accuracy as quarterback for one of the greatest sports dynasties in history. In the wrestling ring, the hard punching southpaw is going with a baby face (good guy) persona. As a wrestler, he re-adopts his given name and pays homage to his home state. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the world of Johnny Utah. Utah starts off as a fan favorite, living the Mormon lifestyle and defeating his opponents with a variety of movies, including the Salt Lake Splash and the Mormon Stretch. Just like Steve’s career, a concussion knocks him out of action, and the WWE Universe is left in stunned silence, not knowing if Johnny Utah will ever fight again. Unlike Steve’s career, Johnny Utah comes back as a sex crazed bad guy who blurs the line between scripted wrestling and reality. He is ultimately kicked out of the WWE for defaming America and having sex with every other wrestler’s mother. A sad end to a promising career.
Style: Technician Extraordinare
Finisher: The Salt Lake Splash
Submissions: The Mormon Stretch, The Figure Eight Leg-lock
Ryan
_The Average Nobodies_
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