Greg Schiano says Josh Freeman is Buccaneers starter

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not leaving any room for Mike Glennon to take Josh Freeman's job.

Greg Schiano reiterated in his press conference today that Josh Freeman is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starter. The head coach is doing everything he can to back Freeman and leaving no room for speculation on Mike Glennon as the potential starter. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Freeman and Schiano don't have a great relationship, although both involved deny that.

Mike Glennon was supposedly seen warming up during the game, but Schiano denied that there was ever any thought of switching quarterbacks. Schiano has no reason to bench Freeman unless Glennon can deliver better production, and there's little reason to believe that a third-round rookie is going to do much damage.

While Josh Freeman's statistics have been awful this season, the offensive scheme has not helped the quarterback and there have been numerous drops by receivers. Freeman's play on the season is subpar, but not nearly as awful as his statistics would suggest. If the Bucs were to make a change at quarterback, Glennon would be faced with a limited offense and no tight end to throw too, so expecting different results would be folly.

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