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.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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