"Mike's our starting quarterback from this point forward," Schiano said. "We're moving forward and Mike's our quarterback. That's the plan, and we're going, and that's how we're going."
Rapoport reported on NFL Network's "NFL AM" that the Bucs wanted to make the move to Glennon now, with the bye next week, so the rookie could have two full weeks to review corrections after making his first start.
It was only a matter of time before this trigger was pulled. Freeman has been the Bucs' starter since midway through his rookie season in 2009, but his 24-35 record has been marked by inconsistent play.
The Bucs used a third-round pick in April's draft to grab Glennon, a strong-armed passer out of North Carolina State who was seen warming up during the loss to New England. Freeman entered this season on shaky soil under a coaching staff that inherited him. As we suggested on Sunday night's "Around The League Podcast," that usually means a switch is coming.