The buzz is all over the sports world about Brett Favre’s exit from Green Bay — and his potential landing in Tampa Bay. There’s nothing official yet, but there are plenty of ramifications to consider, as Bucsblitz.com reports on the current QB situation in Tampa Bay and how acquiring Favre changes that. Which Bucs QBs could lose their job? Is Favre really ready to play? Get the scoop — and a Scout.com expert’s opinion — here. Get the scoop right here.
For the last week the rumor mill has produced a great amount of copy on the potential trade of Brett Favre somewhere in the NFL. When Jeff Garcia went down with an apparent calf injury, it only served as a reminder why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be fine if Garcia misses any length of time in 2008. They now have the depth to absorb such an injury. Get the scoop right here.
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Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden was spared a plethora of Brett Favre questions, but only because Favre waited to tell ESPN that he and the Green Bay Packers were at an impasse well after the Bucs finished their morning workout.
But ESPN reported on Tuesday that, for the first time, the Buccaneers and Favre would discuss a possible trade. The Buccaneers steadfastly denied any interest in Favre last week, even when they were rumored to have already spoken.
Favre told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that had had approved a conversation between himself, his agent and the Bucs later Tuesday.
TBO.com managed to get one question in to Gruden as he left Tuesday afternoon’s workout and Gruden said he had heard nothing about the situation.
In the meantime, Gruden dismissed the depth chart his coaching staff released earlier this week as he talked about the quarterback situation Tuesday morning.
“We don’t have a depth chart,” Gruden said. “We might change it at lunch. Unfortunately we have to send in something (to the NFL).”
Gruden was talking about Luke McCown being listed as the No. 2 quarterback. McCown struggled with the snap exchange on Monday, plus threw a couple of interceptions. Despite that, Gruden said he was “pleased” overall with McCown.
Brian Griese is listed as the No. 3 quarterback. Jeff Garcia is listed as the starter.
The Bucs were turnover free during passing drills Tuesday morning.
Also, second-round pick WR Dexter Jackson appears to be 100 percent after struggling with some injury issues earlier in camp. Jackson ran a couple of streak routes on Tuesday, but didn’t get a pass.
“We didn’t throw him the ball because our quarterbacks, I don’t think they realized he was 100 percent,” Gruden said. “But he was blazing down the field.”
Matthew Postins is the editor and publisher of Bucsblitz.com.