Lovie Smith won’t commit to Mike Glennon for Week 5
Following an embarrassing outing in the prime time spotlight just ten days ago against the Falcons, quarterback Mike Glennon was able to lead the Buccaneers to their first win Sunday. To the surprise of many, they were able to do so at a hostile Heinz Field against the Steelers. Still, his quarterback’s performance in the win still isn’t enough for head coach Lovie Smith to name him the starter for Week 5 in New Orleans against the Saints.
Smith provided no answer when asked whether or not Mike Glennon would start if Josh McCown was given a clear bill of health concerning his thumb this week. He answered by saying that all his decisions at every position are based on availability and who gives the team the best chance to win. He did however refer Glennon as the team’s quarterback of the future when discussing his performance Sunday on the road.
“When you’re labeled ‘quarterback of the future,’ that’s what you’re supposed to do when you come out,” Smith said, via JoeBucFan.com.
Should quarterback Josh McCown not be given a healthy status later this week following tests on his thumb during practice, the Bucs will have an easier decision to make on their hands. If he is fit for play, however, that could make things difficult for the struggling franchise. One would assume the performance of Glennon on Sunday should grant him another look in the starting role as the ball moved significantly better as opposed to the results with McCown under center. As far as the quarterback of the future talk to go, who’s to say that man is the quarterback of the present?