Missing Luke McCown

It’s not often that fans or players miss their second string quarterback. But it is common for many fans and players to like/appreciate/be impressed by their second string quarterback.  But as Trent Edwards took the field yesterday for weak, fruitless drive and fruitless drive, I began to long to see Luke McCown back on the field.

In Luke McCown, the Jaguars had a player they could rely on.  It is all that often that you have a player that is as sharp as McCown backing up a pro bowl quarterback like Garrard.  Usually it’s a talent that has been on the roster for a while or has been playing in the league for years but is not good enough, or is too old, to be invested in.  Think Garcia, Shaun Hill, Seneca Wallace, Charlie Batch, etc.  But in McCown we had a young player that didn’t force the offense to drop four or five levels when he was behind center.

Don’t get me wrong, I was high on Trent Edwards as a pick up following the loss of McCown.  But, I was proven wrong about my expectations of him.  Sure, he throws a pretty short pass.  But when it comes down to it, he’s too late on out routes, far too much arm in deep passes, and he holds onto the ball far too long.  14 of 24, 240 yards, and two picks just isn’t good enough in this league.  The offense legitimately looked like it slowed down after Edwards entered the offense.

Luke McCown, you are missed.

- Luke N. Sims

Topics: Charlie Batch, David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars, Luke McCown, Seneca Wallace, Shaun Hill, Trent Edwards

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  • http://www.blackandteal.com tkopa

    Luke,

    I have to agree. I did think Trent Edwards came in and began moving around but he settled into the Buffalo version pretty quick.

    Luke McCown could throw the deep ball.

  • rad

    Hopefully with a healthy hand and more practice Edwards can perform for us this season. He said that his thumb was injured after only the fifth or sixth play in, and his early passes did look sharp.

  • Tim

    Honsetly I dont see why everyones so down on Trent. He played the second have with a sprained thumb on his THROWING HAND and had only seen the plays he ran on paper. Considering he had no reps with the first team I thought he did a pretty decent job.

    • surteal

      Tim,
      I’m with ya. I can’t understand it either. He played through pain and did decent all things considered.

      I don’t know how you can run plays without any timing down. It’s essential to NFL football.