The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may consider playing Mike Glennon after today's disaster. Maybe. They're not sure, though. Here's what Lovie Smith said when asked whether he'd consider playing Glennon in his post-game press conference, via the Tampa Bay Times.
"We have these last three games, we'll consider all things,'' Smith said. "There's a lot of things we want to do. But No. 1 is we want to win the football game. If there is someone we feel we need to see a little bit more of, we'll do that. But right after a tough loss like this you don't make those types of decisions. We'll start that process.''
That's not exactly a hot endorsement of Mike Glennon, or Josh McCown for that matter. Which is hardly surprising, because both players have been complete disasters this year. It's difficult to be good behind the worst offensive line in the NFL, of course, but neither player has been able to function well in one of the worst offenses in the NFL. Josh McCown has been slightly more productive overall, but he's also been much more prone to turnovers.
Frankly, it doesn't really matter who the Bucs start. Their benching Glennon tells us all we need to know about his future with the team, and the offensive line they're playing behind simply isn't good enough for either player to be productive. Glennon's lack of mobility and hesitance to throw the ball down the field hurts him more behind this offensive line, so starting him probably isn't smart, exactly. But it may help to evaluate him, or give him some extra tape so a team may give up some picks for him this offseason.