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Now Who Will Wear The Baseball Cap?

April 05, 2013 at 01:28am by Scott   •  12 Comments »

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The Bucs released backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky today, leaving the team in about the same quarterback situation they were in yesterday. Orlovsky left the team’s headquarters and headed to his car, but walked a few steps outside the back of the parking lot, just for old time’s sake.

Orlovsky signed a two-year contract entering last season but the Bucs have been trying to upgrade their backup quarterback spot for several weeks. That included their efforts last week to acquire Carson Palmer, who liked the Tampa Bay as a destination but had serious doubts about his ability to beat out Freeman. Palmer ultimately was traded to the Cardinals for a seventh-round pick.

Palmer would have been a good addition and if the goal was to get competition for Josh Freeman, it would have been a decent fit. I don’t think Palmer could beat out Freeman, but he would have pushed him. Now the free agency quarterback class is really picked clean. You basically have Brady Quinn and Matt Leinart who are worth anything. Or if they just need a placeholder, Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich (again) are both available, but I don’t see either of them as an upgrade over Orlovsky. It would be really cool if I thought the Bucs had a plan in place before they cut Orlovsky. But the only other option besides the has-beens and failures I just listed would be someone like Jordan Palmer, who is awful, or spending a mid-round draft pick on a quarterback, who will definitely not push Freeman. Again, a Russell Wilson won’t happen every year. Especially not in this draft class. Or they could trade a draft pick for a backup veteran quarterback, which would be a terrible use of a draft pick. Can anyone help me understand this?

Oh, and the Bucs released D.J. Ware, probably because he didn’t go to Rutgers.

12 Comments to “Now Who Will Wear The Baseball Cap?”

Mark S

Mark S (April 05, 2013 at 08:24am:

Brilliance is never understood before hand.

HAGEN205

HAGEN205 (April 05, 2013 at 08:25am:

im sure we will draft a qb in the 3rd or 4th round

Louie

Louie (April 05, 2013 at 11:29am:

JaMarcus Russell!

Louie

Louie (April 05, 2013 at 11:29am:

…just kidding.

campyone

campyone (April 05, 2013 at 11:38am:

It’s Tebow Time!

Louie

Louie (April 05, 2013 at 12:40pm:

The one thing about Tebow is the guy know how to win. Some team should use him the way UF used him his freshman year. In goal line and short yardage situations, he’s deadly.

The only problem with the Bucs is as soon as Freeman throws a pick, the fans would be screaming for Tebow.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Philly picks him up. Kelly would have a guy would get him all those 4th downs he loves to go for.

Mark S

Mark S (April 05, 2013 at 01:42pm:

If Tebow really wants to play QB, he needs to stop lifting and work on throwing.

HouseofG

HouseofG (April 05, 2013 at 03:20pm:

Great Rutgers zinger. I wonder if Schiano is now going to find a way to hire their AD and basketball coach. They can probably snap a ball or, you know, motivate.

HAGEN205

HAGEN205 (April 05, 2013 at 04:35pm:

jamarcus russell joke not funny hehe but tebow is horrable he will never snap a ball in the nfl again and its time people realize this

JV

JV (April 05, 2013 at 07:56pm:

Yummy clicky

JV

JV (April 05, 2013 at 07:58pm:

Shit, that is “yummy c l i c k y” not dicky, for those that might use smaller font.

liquidmuse3

liquidmuse3 (April 08, 2013 at 03:09am:

Freeman—79.8
Orlovsky—76.0
Tebow—75.3
Leinart—70.2
J.Russell—65.2
Quinn—64.4
J.Palmer 34.4

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