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: November 24, 2006, 08:34:44 AM

Wow, Joey should be having an even better year than last year right now and were only at game 10. I can think of at least 3 passes that should have been touchdowns for this guy. Possible 5. That would give him 10 on the year. This guy gets so open. Its frustrating when it dosent connect. Do you think the deep ball is there because the other teams are not afraid of it and simply are not defending it as well?

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#1 : November 24, 2006, 08:36:05 AM

Galloway is the man!   It's too bad the rest of the team isn't playing as well as him.   We'd be headed to the playoffs if that were the case.

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#2 : November 24, 2006, 08:47:09 AM

Changing QB's has hurt Galloway's production more than Galloway has hurt his own production.


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#3 : November 24, 2006, 08:50:07 AM

Galloway is pretty frustrated at this point.  Grads better start improving on his timing/accuracy with Galloway soon.

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/11/24/Bucs/Lack_of_deep_game_dis.shtml

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#4 : November 24, 2006, 09:06:58 AM

That's a good article, so I'll post it here since people rarely go to the links:

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IRVING, Texas - Defensive backs know all too well about Joey Galloway's remarkable speed.

Someone apparently forgot to remind his quarterback.

One of the biggest regrets the Bucs had Thursday was that Galloway, their top receiver, didn't have a more significant impact on the game.

And it wasn't for a lack of opportunity. Opportunities were there all day, much like all season. But, as has typically been the case, most of the home run passes the Bucs attempted ended up going foul.

Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski's ongoing struggles with accuracy have taken the biggest toll on Galloway, the team's biggest deep threat.

There was the potential game-changing deep ball that turned into an interception in the first quarter. There was a would-be 29-yard touchdown in the second quarter that was tipped away when Gradkowski waited too long to launch the throw, forcing Tampa Bay to settle for a field goal.

More misses. More regrets.

Galloway, 35, is frustrated. He retreated to the team bus rather than talk much about blown opportunities, which said a lot even if he opted not to verbalize his discontent.

"If we're going to beat tough teams on the road, we can't let opportunities get by us," Galloway said.

He declined to offer an assessment of Gradkowski. His review of the offense was, at the very least, sobering.

"We have to get better as an offense," said Galloway, who had three catches for 71 yards. "That's from top to bottom. We need to do every facet better. We're not doing anything well right now. We have to be better at all of it."

Gradkowski's struggles in connecting with Galloway stem from two things: questionable arm strength and occasional hesitation that leads to late throws.

At times, Galloway has gotten behind his defender, only to find Gradkowski couldn't get the ball that deep. Other times, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound rookie has had enough power in his arm, but a late throw has given a beaten defender time to recover.

A short throw ended with an interception by Roy Williams in the first quarter. And a late throw got batted down by Anthony Henry, the sixth-year player out of USF, in the second. Even Gradkowski's careerlong 53-yard completion in the first quarter might have resulted in a touchdown if Galloway hadn't had to stop and wait for it.


Any of those plays might have extended the Bucs' early lead, and maybe changed the outcome. As it was, blown chances seemed to be the story of the day - in a season that is blowing up before the Bucs' eyes.

"That's basically how it's been all season," receiver Michael Clayton said. "We haven't been able to make that one big play to get us back in it. And when we have made it, we haven't been able to capitalize on it."

Gradkowski isn't oblivious to the problem.

"I think I underthrew Joey a little bit," he said. "He was moving faster on (artificial) turf."

While Gradkowski struggles to figure out Galloway's 40-yard time (Galloway claims it's 4.1 seconds), the Bucs are missing out on precious shots.

"We have opportunities that we're letting slip by," Galloway said. "To come to Dallas and play a tough team like this, a tough defense, you have to bring your A game."

And what, Galloway was asked, would have happened had those long balls been completed?

"We'll never know," he said.

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#5 : November 24, 2006, 09:10:59 AM

Usually players with questionable arm strength aren't Franchise QB's, but in Tampa we've never had a Franchise QB so would we know what one looked like if he came our way?


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#6 : November 24, 2006, 09:13:15 AM

Usually players with questionable arm strength aren't Franchise QB's, but in Tampa we've never had a Franchise QB so would we know what one looked like if he came our way?

I consider Steve Young, Doug Williams, Trent Dilfer, Vinny Testaverde and Steve Deberg all to have been franchise QB's.   They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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#7 : November 24, 2006, 09:29:55 AM

c'mon guys this cant be true. Bruce had a 70% completion rate in college and he's from the PA, the breeding ground for great QB's!  surely he is destined for greatness!!!

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#8 : November 24, 2006, 12:59:07 PM

Galloway can't say anything because he has dropped enough passes this year, and a couple have been critical. 

And he isn't saying anything. All he's saying is that he hopes he'll be back next year.  He is a good player and a good guy but he drops passes.  As soon as he stops dropping them he can start worrying about the guy who is throwing them.

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