Another loss for the Bucs and another week of debating who will be taking snaps under center in the next game. As the game came to its conclusion on Sunday and the Bucs had lost to the Browns 22-17, all eyes turned to Mike Glennon who struggled mightily in the game. The Bucs dropped to 1-7 on the season, and Glennon might have blown his opportunity to be the Bucs starting quarterback both for now and the future.
"Mike didn’t play well yesterday," Lovie Smith said on Monday. "He has played well during this stretch of starts that he’s had. You have to look at the body of work. It’s always about now."
Since winning his first start of the 2014 season, Mike Glennon has led the Bucs to four straight losses, and has lost his starting job once again.
"I met with (interim offensive coordinator) Marcus Arroyo and Lovie (Smith) this morning," Glennon said Tuesday evening, "and they decided that it would be best for Josh to go ahead this week and get the start."
At 1-7, the postseason aspirations for the Bucs are gone for this season. It makes zero sense to go back to your 35 year old quarterback unless you are completely giving up on your "quarterback of the future. If this season is indeed done, why wouldn't you want your "quarterback of the future" to learn through experience and be ready for next year and beyond.
The Bucs have entered the quarterback debate for the 2015 NFL Draft with this move of benching Mike Glennon. Coming away with either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston is a muct come late April for this franchise.
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