It didn't take long for Lovie Smith to be hit with a question about his starting quarterback situation during his Monday press conference. Actually, it was the first question asked, and rightfully so.
“I don’t know why we need to go there right now," Lovie said about his current quarterback situation. "This is what I’ll say about Mike, Mike has played two great games and odds are Mike will start for us this week and again he’s had two opportunities to play and he’s played well. I love that I can talk about Mike the rest of the time. I’ve been excited about everything he has done, but we go from day-to-day. Right now we need to get our football team better. The quarterback position isn’t really one that I’m concerned about though.”
Fantastic! Lovie praises Mike Glennon, but refuses to commit to him long-term. This is exactly what I said during my radio show, Fan Interference, on Monday.
For me, Glennon has done enough to be the quarterback the rest of the season. I'm willing to date him exclusively, but I'm not ready to propose to him. I think, with each week that passes, Glennon is becoming more and more of the long-term quarterback for Lovie Smith and the Bucs, but why slam the door on other options?
Glennon has played well the past two games, but both games were against defenses who have significant issues. The Steelers had multiple starters out and were not very good to begin with, while the Saints defense is just bad and was missing their All Pro safety.
As Lovie said, it appears as if Glennon will get the start again this week, as he should. The Ravens should present a better test for Glennon. If he continues to pass these tests for the rest of the season, there will be no need to look elsewhere for a quarterback. Until then, I'm keeping every option open.
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