Friday, February 24, 2006
Bucs QB in 06?
Well the tables have turned, and the question is how much of this is just a tactic to scare Chris Simms. It seems now that the Bucs are saying that Griese is their man for one more year. All reports coming today, to include the Buccaneer radio network along with GM Bruce Allen are saying that Griese is here to stay and start. This is a slap in the face of Chris Simms, but it has been an unwritten rule in the NFL for some time that you do not lose your starting job to injury. Oh and the Bucs like to remind everyone that Griese was 5-1 as the Bucs Starter.
Coach Gruden said that Griese gives us the better chance at winning and is more like Brad Johnson. Well coach if he is more like Brad, then why did you force Brad out, who one us a Super Bowl.
This year it seems that so many teams are in need of a QB, that I think the Buccaneers are hoping that if Chris Simms receive a one-year, $2-million qualifying offer from the Bucs, that would enable Tampa Bay to receive a first- and third-round draft pick for Simms if they fail to match an offer from another team when he becomes a restricted free agent March 3.
Simms,who is very unhappy at how things are going, fired his agent Marvin Demoff and hired Tom Condon. The only problem with Condon, is that he is playing hard ball with the Buccaneers over Rice, Walker and now Simms.