Report: Bucs Have Benched Josh FreemanSeptember 25th, 2013
Wait a minute! Greg Schiano just said on Monday that Josh Freeman is his starting quarterback.
But moments ago ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter Twittered that the Bucs have made the move to Mike Glennon.
Joe is stunned. Schiano is moving all-in with “his guy,” clearly putting his coaching career in Tampa on the line.
What Joe can say is that Mike Williams told Joe last week that Glennon’s serious preparation as a backup is unlike anything he’s ever seen. So maybe that’s one tiny upside to this move.
However, Joe is troubled by Schiano’s logic here. It was Schiano who judged Freeman to be worthy of starting, worthy of leading the Bucs to the promised land. Has Schiano already backtracked on his own scouting and assessments? After three games? This is all troubling, to say the least.
Schiano always says he makes moves to give the Bucs the best chance to win. That’s hard to believe in this case.
Joe suspects the front office and Schiano eventually will reveal that they reached a decision this week that Josh Freeman had no chance of being offered a 2014 contract, therefore they’re seeing what they have now in Glennon for the good of the franchise and its future decisions.
These are wild times, Bucs fans. (Stick with Joe through the day for reaction at One Buc Palace.)