2007-03-07

A Story in Pictures

Because everything's easier to understand when all you have to figure out is bright shiny images.....

The Buccaneer quarterback saga begins March 13, 1972 with the birth of Trent Dilfer (for convience's sake we will fast forward 22 years and several dozen other Buc quarterbacks).

Dilfer (the one with his shirt off) had a few good years in Tampa, got chased off by that fat fuck Bubba the Love Sponge, then got to tell Tampa to suck his dick before beginning his Kung Fu-like destiny to roam the league going from one city to the next every year.

Dilfer was replaced by a series of forgetable quarterbacks beginning with Eric Zeier. This is the only existing picture of Zeier.

Everyone loved Shaun King until people realized his arm was weaker than FDR's legs. He now has a promising career in the Arena League.

Then came Brad Johnson, who despite not being able to throw the ball further than 15 yards down field, won a Super Bowl. The BJ is 68 and currently looking for a team interested in his services.


For roughly two years the quarterback position was manned by either Rob Johnson or King whenever the Bucs had a late game as the same time as the Ponderosa early bird special (the BJ has to eat).

Rob Johnson's current whereabouts are unknown. Despite what his website might lead you to believe King is still in the arena league.

For a brief time we were teased with the suckitude of Chris Simms before....

...we had to live through a year of Brian Griese....

...only to go back to the Liberace-loving, spinach-dip making quarterback. These years are largely forgetable.


In stepped Bruce Gradkowski (let's be honest you have no idea what Grads looks like) and Tim Rattay when the Panthers defense decided they like Simms better without a spleen.

And now we have Simms and Jeff Garcia on the same team (and maybe Plummer if he wants to make it a holy trinity?). I'm sure this will work out well....

5 comments:

Scott said...

Trent Dilfer is the quarterback you have nothing bad to say about? Really? 54.8% comp rate, 70 TDs to 80 INTs, total loss of respect in the locker room... any of this ringing a bell? Bubba didn't chase Trent out (and what do you have against Bubba, anyway?), a backup rookie quarterback with a feel-good backstory and a ridiculous earring chased him out.

Dilfer is a class act and a nice guy, but he's just not a very good quarterback. Johnson's arm was weak, but at least he could command a huddle and pass with some accuracy.

Ski said...

you are absolutely 100% right about dilfer he is a dreadful quarterback, and the only quarterback to ever be cut from his team after winning the super bowl.

yet I'll always have a soft spot for dilfer after the way he was run out of town.

Cutthroat Pirates said...

SKI,

The Buccaneer quarterback saga begins with Trent Dilfer? Please tell me you been a fan longer then that. How about Vinny, or hell even Doug Williams. Did you forget about Steve DeBerg, the true journey man. You did not even mention Chris Chandler, Craig Erickson, and Scott Milanovich. Now that is a qb story, and as a fan, I have seen ever one of these qb at a home game. The real Story started in 1976 when Steve Spurrier was the bucs qb, did you know that? Come on don't let us long time fans down.

Ski said...

The Buccaneer quarterback saga begins March 13, 1972 with the birth of Trent Dilfer (for convience's sake we will fast forward 22 years and several dozen other Buc quarterbacks).

....why dont you complete the story...

(and yeah, i know i mispelled convenience)

Scott said...

And you misspelled "misspelled".