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Lovie Smith: Mike Glennon still Bucs' QB of the future

For the second time since taking control of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Lovie Smith has demoted Mike Glennon in favor of Josh McCown.

When Smith first made the switch this past offseason, he softened the blow by deeming Glennon his "quarterback of the future."

After benching Glennon for McCown halfway through a lost season, Smith insisted that nothing has changed regarding Glennon's standing with the club.

Per Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, Smith said Wednesday that Glennon is still the quarterback of the future.

"I think this gives us the best chance to win now," Smith explained, emphasizing that his team is still alive in an underwhelming NFC South.

That statement comes one week after the Bucs traded starting safety Mark Barron and considered dealing wide receiver Vincent Jackson and running back Doug Martin.

If Glennon was truly the quarterback of the future, he wouldn't have been benched for a 35-year-old journeyman on a 1-7 team. If the second-year passer was held in high regard by the front office, McCown wouldn't have been added to the roster in the first place.

Actions speak louder than words.

While the Buccaneers turn to McCown in hopes of a spark, their scouting department is concentrating on quarterback prospects to target with a top-five draft pick next offseason.

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