With the Bucs playoff chances now over, the team could decide to spend the next three games evaluating players, and one of those could be quarterback Mike Glennon.
Head coach Lovie Smith was asked about playing Glennon over the last part of the season following Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the Lions.
“We have these last three games, we’ll consider all things,” Smith said. “There’s a lot of things we want to do. But No. 1 is we want to win the football game. If there is someone we feel we need to see a little bit more of, we’ll do that. But right after a tough loss like this you don’t make those types of decisions. We’ll start that process.”
Starter Josh McCown has went 1-7 in his eight starts with nine passing touchdowns to go along with two on the ground, and 11 interceptions. Glennon also has just one win as a starter this season – and was proclaimed to the Bucs quarterback of the future last May by Smith – could find himself back under center next week at Carolina followed up by home games against the Packers and Saints to close the season.
With the Raiders winning against the 49ers on Sunday, Tampa Bay (2-11) now find themselves positioned to have the No. 1 overall draft selection in next May’s NFL Draft. Will the Bucs spend it on one of the top quarterback prospects like Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston? That may depend on Glennon’s performance over the last three weeks if inserted back in the starting lineup.
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“Will the Bucs spend it on one of the top quarterback prospects like Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston? That may depend on Glennon’s performance over the last three weeks if inserted back in the starting lineup.”
I get it! You’re still celebrating the FSU win from last night and haven’t sobered up yet! You had me for a minute there. lol
NO! A great new Q.B with our line would become less & less. Remember we had great O.Bs’ before, they became great after they left us! We need to upgrade the O.L. & then D.L. Go Bucs!
*has GONE 1-7
Flip-flopping returners and now possibly flip-flopping QBs.
I understand Smith wanted to “win games” for the vets on the team and not lose the locker room, but you can’t make decisions for players and do instead what’s best for the team.
The best thing for the team was to keep Glennon in since replacing McCown and see how he develops in a system he learned just this year! He’s learned two different offenses in two years. That’s not a recipe for success and rarely do successful QBs have two different systems to learn within 3 years of being a starter.
“That may depend on Glennon’s performance over the last three weeks if inserted back in the starting lineup.” > hahahahahahahahaha
Hmmmmmmm, play Glennon in hopes of seeing whatever wasn’t there that got him benched in the first place? And if he still can’t play well enough to garner a draft choice from a team in need of a back-up whose greatest attribute is being prepared mentally; then what have we gained? And what, if by a fluke, he manages to play well and convinces the organization that he can in fact be the “QB of the future” only to fall back to earth next season and we Buc fans are in Groundhog Day.
Tomart, we get it, the line sucks, we need to draft O linemen, just not with the first overall pick. Besides, no one is saying there even is a left tackle that grades out as the #1 overall pick.
With This OL Your The Dum A–
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