2007-06-20

Jeff Garcia Would Fucking Anyone

I'm stuck in bed all day with an injured back which means you can expect a proficient period of posting as boredom gets the best of me.


A week after naming Jeff Garcia the starter Gruden has made a very public plea to Jake Plummer to join the team. Understandably Garcia is not happy about this, and has launched the first salvo of smacktalk with this gem, "That's fine. If he wants to come, he can come and sit on the bench with the others."

For reasons unbeknonwst to me Garcia has been savaged by the two most prolific Bucs bloggers, BucStats and Buc 'Em for making the above statement. With all due respect to the well written BucStats (which has been on fire lately), why would you rip the man for showing some emotion? The Bucs Quarterbacks have been a revolving door since Gruden came to town so I have little problem with QB who wants to remain a starter for more than six games.

Of greater concern to me is Garcia's age (37), which all but guarantees he will only be around for a season, maybe two at the most. Which is why Gruden is practically begging the much younger Plummer to join the team. Since he came to Tampa Gruden has been getting cute with his quarterbacks, trying to find values in guys like Griese, Simms and Leaf even though none of these players fit his system. Gruden finally found someone who could be the starter for a few years in Plummer only to be spurned by Jake the Snake. (As an aside, Gruden could have had Carr, also a young mobile quarterback, for nothing. Instead Carr has gone to rival Carolina where he will inevitably end up starting.)

I'm no big fan of Garcia's, he's pretty much washed up. But compared to Simms and Grads, Garcia is Joe Montana.

4 comments:

Scott said...

There is a distinct line that is crossed between being confident of one's own talents and denigrating others in the process. If he had said something like, "Let him come, I welcome all competition and think I can hold my own against anyone in the league," it would have been a non-issue because he would have just been talking about himself. "He can sit on the bench with the others" is not saying he is good, it is saying the other quarterbacks are bad.

I often get frustrated with the canned, cliched, BS responses a lot of players give the media when responding to potentially touchy questions. But sometimes that's the answer that's called for. Part of being a leader, especially on a football team, is promoting team chemistry and making sure the locker room has as much camaraderie as possible. I'm guessing Garcia alienated himself somewhat from the other quarterbacks with his statement.

Great find on the photo, by the way.

JScott said...

Scott pretty much covered it all for me, but I just didnt and still dont like Jeff Garcia's sense of entitlement. It's ridiculous, he's done nothing in Tampa to warrant such an attitude, but whatever I've let the quote go ... Love your work, keep it up!!! I stop in often .... Ski how can i get in touch with you via email?

Ski said...

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