“Every Great Chance In The World For Mike Glennon To Be The Starter On Opening Day”June 16th, 2014
Champagne for everyone. Break out the “19 & 9” bumper stickers.
Tampa Tribune Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings, speaking last week on the Press Box show on Bright House Sports Network, emphatically declared that No. 8 could be No. 1 by opening day.
“All you got to know is take a look at Josh McCown’s track record to know that, yeah, there’s every great chance in the world for Mike Glennon to be the starter on opening day, and certainly five, six weeks into the season,” Cummings said. “And not just because Mike Glennon has more upside, not because he’s got more upside, which clearly he does, a big part of it is the fact that Lovie Smith and Jason Licht believe this team can win now. They are not planning to go through any kind of a rebuilding process here. They want to win right now. They expect to win right now. If Josh McCown isn’t getting that job done, Mike Glennon’s going to get the ball folks.”
Joe’s already is on record saying Glennon has no shot to start on opening day, barring an injury to McCown.
This is McCown’s team. Not only is he the named starter, but he’s the leader of the offense and has commanded the respect of the coaching staff in a huge way. Hell, McCown is even shaping the playbook.
However, Joe agrees with Cummings that Lovie Smith will not tolerate much if any learning curve at quarterback. If McCown is struggling and the team is losing, then that Week 7 bye could prove to be a significant time in Bucs history. (You can watch Cummings’ full take below.)