TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elected captains Monday and, unlike last year, there was no controversy.
The significant news there is that McCown is a captain. The quarterback almost always should be a captain.
But that wasn’t the case for the Bucs last year. As part of the soap opera that was the start of last season, Josh Freeman was not elected as a captain. That led to speculation that former coach Greg Schiano had rigged the voting to prevent Freeman from being a captain. Only a few weeks later, Freeman was benched and eventually released.
With McCown as a captain, there’s a much healthier situation for the Bucs than a year ago at this time.