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12 Josh McCown QB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
34%4%
Key Stats
GPPYDSPCTTDsINTRATING
236267.92375.1

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Josh McCown frustrated with 0-2 start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown didn't hide his frustration Tuesday when talking about Tampa Bay's 0-2 start. 

"It’s awfully frustrating," McCown said Tuesday, per ESPN. "I’m not going to shy away from that. I’m very disappointed. I’m disappointed in myself and just this start. It’s not what anybody wants."

McCown has completed 67.9 percent of his passes, but he has just 362 passing yards and has more interceptions (three) than passing touchdowns (two). He also has quarterback rating of 75.1.

"At the end of the day, you hear about quarterbacks being measured by wins and we’re 0-2," McCown said. "For me, that’s how I evaluate it. I say, 'What could I have done better to help us win the ballgame?’ In both games, I really felt like I did a lot of good things except the three turnovers in those games. Those have been critical."

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Josh McCown scores twice on the ground in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown became the first quarterback in franchise history to score twice on the ground since Steve Young, but it wasn't enough as his team fell to the Rams at home, 19-17 in Week 2.

McCown completed his first four passes and scored on a 5-yard scamper on the opening drive of the game. He was picked off by Rodney McLeod in the first quarter but bounced back after halftime, scoring on a bootleg run from 1-yard out in the third quarter. McCown compiled 179 yards through the air while completing 16 of 21 passes. He was picked off once and held out of the end zone, finishing the game with a 81.2 passer rating.

McCown has been held under 200 passing yards in back-to-back games. He'll now have to travel to Atlanta for a Thursday night divisional showdown against the Falcons.

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Josh McCown picked off twice in Week 1 loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown threw only one interception in 149 attempts with the Bears last season. He showed some struggles in his first game with his new club and was picked off twice through his first 16 attempts Sunday against the Panthers.

McCown tried to get rid of the ball while he was being taken down, but forced a pass that was tipped and picked off by Antoine Cason in the first quarter. He completed only 3 of 8 passes for 36 yards in the first half. Things didn't get any better in the second half. He bobbled a snap in the third quarter, recovered but only to throw an interception to Roman Harper. He also lost a fumble in the third quarter.

McCown did hook up with Bobby Rainey for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 2:06 remaining in the game. He compiled 183 yards through the air while completing 22 of 35 passes. He added one touchdown and two interceptions in a 20-14 defeat. He was sacked three times and finished with a 71.5 passer rating.

The Buccaneers will host the Rams in Week 2.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1409877762
Josh McCown dealing with a difficult opening matchup
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown is ready for his first full season in the league. He'll have to endure a difficult home matchup against Carolina.

Last year, Carolina had one of the units against the pass, limiting quarterbacks to 14.00 Fantasy points per game, second only to Seattle's defense. As a starter last year, McCown had an 11-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio while averaging 308.6 yards in five games. Much of his success last year was due to his big targets to throw to in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Those guys won't be around, but at least he'll have Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

With that being said, under Lovie Smith, it's more likely that Tampa Bay will have their offense showcased around Doug Martin. Fantasy owners probably drafted McCown as their No. 2 quarterback leading up to the start of the season. Because he has a difficult matchup, he should be avoided in the majority of standard formats come Week 1.

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Josh McCown has up-and-down preseason game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown had an up-and-down performance Saturday afternoon against the Bills in Orchard Park.

McCown was picked off by Da'Norris Searcy on the third drive of the game. He bounced back and found his new offensive weapon, Mike Evans, for a 24-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He led his team to three scoring drives, two of which were touchdowns. He compiled 112 yards through the air while completing 13 of 16 passes. He added one touchdown and one interception, registering a passer rating of 90.6.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.Comp-AttYdsTDInt
19/7/14CAR22-3518322
29/14/14STL16-2117901
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
39/18/14@ ATL8:25 pm
49/28/14@ PIT1:00 pm
510/5/14@ NO1:00 pm
610/12/14BAL1:00 pm
Bye: Week 7
810/26/14MIN1:00 pm
911/2/14@ CLE1:00 pm
1011/9/14ATL1:00 pm
1111/16/14@ WAS1:00 pm
1211/23/14@ CHI1:00 pm
1311/30/14CIN1:00 pm
1412/7/14@ DET1:00 pm
1512/14/14@ CAR1:00 pm
1612/21/14GB1:00 pm
1712/28/14NO1:00 pm
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2002Arizona Cardinals2018738.9663.6726025/501010.2
2003Arizona Cardinals831669557.210186.13605625/17411270.3
2004Arizona Cardinals141340823357.125116.1548111031/26330374.1
2005Arizona Cardinals9627016360.418366.804991118/10123674.9
2006Detroit Lions2000---0---0000/000---
2007Oakland Raiders9919011158.411516.0646101114/9212369.4
2008Carolina Panthers2000---0---0000/000---
2009Carolina Panthers106116.720.332001/60039.6
2011Chicago Bears32553563.64147.5349247/435168.3
2012Chicago Bears0000---0---0000/000---
2013Chicago Bears8522414966.518298.178013111/37213109.0
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers22563867.93626.4629234/254075.1
TOTAL6040139383259.791896.60805248116/7911071877.4
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2002Arizona Cardinals2012020.020011
2003Arizona Cardinals83281585.616108
2004Arizona Cardinals1413361123.112209
2005Arizona Cardinals96291394.812007
2006Detroit Lions2000---0000
2007Oakland Raiders99291434.924029
2008Carolina Panthers204-3-0.80000
2009Carolina Panthers1000---0000
2011Chicago Bears3212685.728015
2012Chicago Bears0000---0000
2013Chicago Bears8513695.320115
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers225336.613205
TOTAL60401577394.7286549
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2002Arizona Cardinals2000---00000
2003Arizona Cardinals8300---00000
2004Arizona Cardinals14131-5-5.0-50000
2005Arizona Cardinals9600---00000
2006Detroit Lions202157.580000
2007Oakland Raiders9900---00000
2008Carolina Panthers2000---00000
2009Carolina Panthers1000---00000
2011Chicago Bears3200---00000
2012Chicago Bears0000---00000
2013Chicago Bears8500---00000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers2200---00000
TOTAL60403103.380000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2002Arizona Cardinals200.000000.0000
2003Arizona Cardinals811.000000.0000
2004Arizona Cardinals1422.000000.0000
2005Arizona Cardinals922.000000.0000
2006Detroit Lions200.000000.0000
2007Oakland Raiders900.000000.0000
2008Carolina Panthers200.000000.0000
2009Carolina Panthers100.000000.0000
2011Chicago Bears300.000000.0000
2012Chicago Bears000.000000.0000
2013Chicago Bears800.000000.0000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers200.000000.0000
TOTAL6055.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2002Arizona Cardinals211000000
2003Arizona Cardinals8102040040
2004Arizona Cardinals14125020020
2005Arizona Cardinals953000000
2006Detroit Lions200000000
2007Oakland Raiders9113030030
2008Carolina Panthers200000000
2009Carolina Panthers100000000
2011Chicago Bears320020020
2012Chicago Bears000000000
2013Chicago Bears831020020
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers220010010
TOTAL60461501400140
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/213
Birthdate:
7/4/1979
Age:
35
Hometown:
Jacksonville, TX, USA
School:
Sam Houston State
NFL Experience:
12
Awards:
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