The First Hint At The Buccaneers Starting QB?

With training camp just a few weeks away, the Buccaneers QB situation is still an unknown to even those that follow the team the closest.  I have had fervent conversations with die hard Bucs fans over the past few weeks, and all seem to be split on who they want to be the starting QB for the Bucs in the 09 season.

Personally, I’m pining for QB Luke McCown.  I think that McCown’s legs are quite underated and his arm strength is ideal for Jeff Jagodzinski’s new offense.  Of course, Byron Leftwich has similar arm strength to McCown, but a much slower release and Sluggo obviously is lacking in the wheels department.  The one thing Sluggo has on all the QB’s on the roster sans Brian Griese (who wants to be released) is his experience.

Today, Head Coach Raheem Morris might have given us the first glimpse of who has a leg up on the competition.

On Byron Leftwich’s experience in relation to his competition for the starting QB position -

“You’ve got to say it’s an edge, because there is experience, but it’s all going to be determined in the preseason,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Raheem Morris, on which the final decision rests. “These guys have got to go out and do it here. We want to see what have you done for me lately, to be honest with you, so we’ve got to get them out there on the field, let those guys go out and compete in the preseason and be ready to go.”

“You’ve seen why he was a starter in this league,” said Morris. “What he’s done is come in here, he’s got a good grasp of the offense. He knows how to control the huddle. He has some of the intangibles that some of our other guys don’t have without that experience. So that’s what he does bring to the table. He has that swagger, to bring some of that stuff from playing that all of our guys don’t have. That’s what we thought, and that’s what we got. We got a veteran, a young veteran, so we’re happy about it.”

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  • Mike J

    I saw him play on the tube up here in Jax. quite a bit. He is a better quarterback than some think, in the right system. If we are talking about a run-first, play action/5-to-7-step drop scheme, Byron may thrive. His apparent faults don’t manifest themselves that much in actual games, for some reason.Plus, he is hitting that age at which many NFL QBs begin to see the light, & truly develop.

    Notwithstanding, I want Luke to get first chance.

  • Mike J

    I have read a couple times over the past 2-3 months that the coaching staff has been disappointed in how both Luke & Byron have performed in mini’s/OTA’s. The door seems to be opening for Freeman per the papers.