Posts Tagged ‘Byron Leftwich’

Week 1 guys who Put Up Their Dukes

Every week we will highlight the great performances that didn’t make NFL Total Access. These are the guys who do the grunt work.

Who wants a quarterback?

No shortage of experienced (and not so experienced) quarterbacks available, and plenty of teams in need.

Trying to make sense of Bucs’ decision to fire OC

Tampa Bay’s move to fire offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski is more surprising to me than the removal of offensive coordinator Chan Gailey in Kansas City this week, given how recently Jagodzinski was hired and the fact he came in with a new regime.

Weekend roundup

Having had a chance to see a fair bit of the all-important preseason Week 3 games out there, here are a few things that caught my attention.

Source says Bucs could carry four QBs

With Byron Leftwich now named the starting QB, as expected, if the Bucs can’t find a deal for Luke McCown, look for them to open the season with four passers, according to a team source.

Bucs pick Leftwich to be starting QB

Byron Leftwich has been named Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback, winning the job over Luke McCown, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris notified both players of his anticipated decision Saturday morning.

Desperate for QB help, Packers could look to Bucs

The Packers are concerned enough about their backup quarterback spot that they could get involved in trade talks with the Buccaneers, who are shopping Byron Leftwich, Luke McCown and Josh Johnson.

No rush for Bucs with Freeman

There is no mystery with how Tampa Bay will use first-round quarterback Josh Freeman. He’s the backup. But for how long?

More on the Bucs’ QB situation

The Buccaneers have four quarterbacks vying for three jobs. The only one not on the trading block right now is first-round draft pick Josh Freeman.

Chiefs talking Thigpen trade with Jaguars

The Chiefs are willing to deal backup QB Tyler Thigpen to the Jaguars, but the teams haven’t been able to agree on draft-pick compensation.

With a QB surplus, Bucs calling teams about trades

The Buccaneers have been contacting other teams this week to gauge interest in their quarterbacks after putting off a decision to name a starter, according to league sources.

Morris lays out plan for next look at Leftwich, McCown

Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Monday that both Byron Leftwich and Luke McCown will get equal time in Thursday’s third preseason game as the team’s QB competition gets one final look.

Morris, Bucs will wait to name starting QB

Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris had initially set a self-imposed deadline — following the team’s second preseason game — to pick a starting quarterback, but earlier today told the media he may put the decision off for another week. It turns out he has.

Morris could extend Bucs QB competition

Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Raheem Morris isn’t quite ready to name a starting quarterback, and didn’t deny he could extend the competition for the starting spot through the team’s third preseason game.

Josh Johnson, the overlooked QB in Tampa

The other three quarterbacks in Tampa Bay have received considerable attention, for various reasons, but Josh Johnson has flashed his potential, too.

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