Smith Says McCown to Stay Starter as Bucs QB

Published: December 11th, 2014
By Buccaneers Gab

There had been some speculation that Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith might want to look at second-year pro Mike Glennon instead of veteran Josh McCown in the final three games. After dancing around the question Sunday and Monday, Smith was direct in saying why McCown remains the starter, Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com reports.

“Josh is our quarterback,’’ Smith said. “He gives us the best chance to win.”

“We’re not looking at guys,’’ Smith said. “It’s like every other week. The guys that start are the guys that I think give us the best chance to win. That’s not going to change. Week 16 it will be the same way.’’

“It would be pretty hard to tell the guys “Hey, we’re looking to the 2015 season’’,’’ Smith said. “What I’ve talked to the team about is you come to work, you try win every week. So how could you do it any other way besides that? The future is not here right now. It’s the 2014 season and we feel like we can get some things accomplished. Within the organization, we’re all on board with what we’re going to do in these last games. If we look at someone, we feel like that gives us the best chance to win.’’