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Joey Galloway Reacts To Release On Sirius Radio

Posted Feb 25, 2009 by Anwar S. Richardson

Updated Feb 25, 2009 at 06:34 PM

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Joey Galloway appeared on “The Red Zone” on SIRIUS NFL Radio, which is hosted by Solomon Wilcots and Gil Brandt.

Here is a transcript of Galloway’s interview (provided by the show):

Host, Gil Brandt: “Was it a surprise to you because I still think you’ve still got a lot of gas left in your tank.  You keep making those big plays and scoring TDs.”

Joey Galloway: “I wouldn’t say it was a surprise, especially with the way the season went for me last year in Tampa.  I fully understand that when you sit down and start making business decisions that sometimes guys don’t fit into what you plan to do.  So, as part of this business, today is my last day in Tampa and I’ll look for a new team.”

Host, Solomon Wilcots: “Do you plan to continue playing?”

Joey Galloway: “Absolutely.  I feel great.  Physically, at the end of last season, because I didn’t play a lot during that season, I came out probably as healthy as I’ve been in my 14 year career.  So I’m pretty excited about what happens next.  I’ve started working out, preparing myself, which I always do at this time of year.  So I’m looking forward to it and I feel great physically, mentally.  I’m looking forward to the new challenge.  So we’ll see what happens.”

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On his future:

Joey Galloway: “I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and look around and think about teams.  I’ve been fortunate to play for three great organizations in my career and as far as teams out there I’m just looking to play for somebody that hopefully wants to have a chance to win some football games, has a pretty good nucleus of veteran guys that are looking to go to the next level.  So for me it’s not going to come down to certain coaches or maybe certain players.  It’s going to come down to, I’d like to go to a team that’s looking to win something, heading in the right direction.”

Galloway: “Nobody’s out of the mix and that is one of the wonderful things about the NFL.  Nobody would have picked the Cardinals to get to the Super Bowl.  Each and every season it just seems like there are different teams that come out of nowhere and are able to become good football teams.  So that makes it wide open and that makes it exciting for the fans, for the players, for the coaches, for everybody involved.  It keeps it exciting.  Believe me, I’ve been in it for 14 years and I have not caught on to that shooting star team yet so maybe this is my chance.”

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On the future of the Tampa Bay Bucs:

Joey Galloway: “I think Raheem Morris is a great coach.  I think he is a very bright guy and I think he’s going to be great at it.  I think that the people I know there in that organization and the players that I know that play for that team, I think they’re going to be a really good football team.  It may not be next season.  It may not be the season after but I think that is one of the teams that if you look and say ‘Ok, what team can get hot? What team can be that next great team?’  I would not be surprised at all if Tampa was to do it.  They have great people there.  Honestly, I’ve enjoyed my time there and I think they are all great people and I think they’ll be fine.”

Reader Comments

Por (charlotte hoornstra) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Very clear after the shake ups and fires this year..I need to find a new team to watch. The Bucs orginization sucks. Warren Sapp was bad enough, but they just let go the players I loved to watch play..They had lots left to give..But guess it is all about the benjamins..No more Bucs 4 me..

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Por (Fran Nichols) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

It’s got to be something that’s in the water. It’s made them go nuts!!

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Por (Rich) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Charlotte…don’t let the door hit you in your undoubtedly fat culo.

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Por (Alamo) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Its times like these when you see who the real fans are.

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Por (Erik) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Thanks Joey for all the great memories! We will miss you and winning games. Bucs suck!

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Por (:Papajohn) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Raheem and Dominic:
You sure don’t sound like know what you’re doing today. Me thinks you have many Bucs fans concerned. It is easy to say you have a plan, but when you do not spell it out, then that a reason for concern especially for a rookie head coach & GM.

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Por (mIKE j) on February 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Galloway ought to feel “great”& “healthy”; he sure didnt expend any of himself last year.

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Por (Roland) on February 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Good luck getting through what ever camp you end up in Joey, but I’m guessing one last trip to IR is in your future. PS: Why did u flex ur bicep in the endzone when you may have been the worst blocking WR EVER? U should have flexed ur calf.

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Por (R Glemmin) on February 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I think that Joey Galloway was probably a Hard decision ..but a necassary one..Brooks being cut was just the stupidest of all..He was not only a great player but his enthusiasm and knowledge at that position was not replaceable for a long while..And even if you have someone in mind to replace him let him work with that person to fill those shoes and leadership position..Ruud is good but not great yet..Kiffen leaving was just the start of a downhill roll that all Bucs fans can just sit back and watch now ..Ive been a long time fan ..But the way they did this was just wrong…

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Por (Arthur Noriega) on February 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I really wish I had all of the telepathic ability that some of you have. Given that most of you wouldn’t last a week managing an NFL team, it’s interesting to see how absolutely confident some of you are that the team is going to “suck”. Take out the incredible amount of sentimentality and these decisions make sense. We all love Brooks, but his career as a Buc had to come to an end. It seems to have been done behind the scenes and with class, so what’s the difference between now or next year if the play on the field suffers?

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Por (Jerame) on February 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

These guys have a plan just like Obama.  Not only is out country going down the sh***er now our football team is heading down the same road.

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Por (Dean R) on February 27, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Galloway was absolutely wronged in Tampa. Three 1000+ yard years, BREAKS his foot, and all of you forget he was the ONLY offensive Bus worth anything in the last 4 years.
Joey will shine in the next 2-3 years, period.  I personally hope it’s with the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS as I think it’s a perfect fit.  Hopefully playoff bound, minus Marvin, need speed/hands, great #2 Reggie Wayne to compliment, close to Ohio (State) he’d love, 1ST QUALITY QB (sorry Warren Moon at age 41) to throw to him in 14 years, and Joey comes “cheap” at this point.
HOW CAN THE COLTS NOT IMMEDIATELY STEP UP AND PICK UP GALLOWAY ?? 
I do agree, Joey you need to block downfield a lot more. Reggie Wayne will then love you too.

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