Mike Glennon benched for Josh McCown as Bucs QB


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't given up on the idea of Josh McCown turning their fortunes around.

Mike Glennon told Tampa's WDAE-AM on Tuesday night that he has been told McCown will reclaim the starting quarterback job for Sunday's game versus the Atlanta Falcons.

"I met with (interim offensive coordinator) Marcus Arroyo and Lovie (Smith) this morning," Glennon said, "and they decided that it would be best for Josh to go ahead this week and get the start."

It's hard to evaluate Glennon's performance, because the pass protection from the refurbished offensive line has been so sporadic. On balance, though, he has been one of the toughest quarterbacks to watch on Game Rewind, as he has failed to move the offense for quarters and even halves at a time.

The Bucs were the most aggressive sellers leading up to last week's trade deadline, a tacit acknowledgement that 2014 is a rebuilding year.

Turning back to McCown at this point in the season tells us the team's brass still believes the veteran has a chance to emerge as a solution for 2015. They aren't ready to throw in the towel on a quarterback hailed as a leader and savior a few months ago.

It also tells us Smith is going to follow his almost career-long penchant of ignoring the widely held maxim that a team with two starting quarterbacks has no quarterback.

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