McCown: "This is our team'
Quarterback Luke McCown (12), center, warms up on the first day of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini camp. [Daniel Wallace, Times]
Quarterback Luke McCown would appear to be the off-season favorite to win the starting job. He is competing with Brian Griese, who is not attending the three-day minicamp, and second-year pro Josh Johnson.
But McCown isn't about to declare the Bucs 'his team,' just yet.
"I don't buy into the whole, "This is my team. This is that guy's team,'' McCown said. "This is our team. We're a young team, we got young real fast. We lost a lot of key veteran guys that have been here for 14 years obviously with Derrick (Brooks), Ike (Hilliard) and Joey (Galloway), Kevin Carter -- guys who have been in the league a long time...We'r e a young team, we got young real fast and we're going to grab onto each other. It's not my team, it's not Jeff Faine's team, this is our team. We're going to get better together.''
With only two quarterbacks in the minicamp, McCown and Johnson could make about 200 throws for each of the five scheduled practices. They are icing their arms and shoulders between workouts.