The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in quarterback controversy mode, as Josh McCown is now fully healthy and was active this Sunday, in a game in which Mike Glennon did not play well. Lovie Smith is sticking with Glennon, though, at least that appears to be the message we can take from his press conference today.
"We stand exactly where we stood last week," Lovie Smith said. "We have two quarterbacks we feel good about playing. Josh was able to go through practice last week. We'll start practice again Wednesday like we normally do. I never kind of go over starting lineups or anything like that until the end of the week. If we were going to make a change, I wouldn't talk about it an awful lot. The plan isn't for that."
"I thought Mike [Glennon] did some good things yesterday. You'd always like to have a couple of plays back. The first thing I thought about as far as improving our ball club wasn't, ‘We've got to make a change at the quarterback position.'"
So, that sounds an awful lot like Mike Glennon will continue to start, despite the fact that the Bucs still had Josh McCown at the top of their depth chart last week, announcing Glennon starting over him as a lineup change. But the Bucs don't sound like they're about to go back to McCown, and there really is no reason to: not only has Glennon outplayed McCown this season, the Bucs also need to figure out how good Glennon is going to be.