Buccaneers' Lovie Smith is pleased with Mike Glennon's performance

Tuesday October 7th, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith says he's been pleased with how backup quarterback Mike Glennon has played.

Glennon replaced Josh McCown as the starter after McCown tore a ligament in the thumb on his right throwing hand in a Sept. 18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

From The Tampa Tribune:

"I’ve been excited about everything he’s done," Smith said of Glennon. “But we go from day to day. Right now we need to get our football team together. The quarterback position isn’t one that I’m really concerned about."

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Over three games (and two starts), Glennon has completed 57 of his 98 pass attempts for 672 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Tampa Bay beat the Steelers on Sept. 28 but lost to the New Orleans Saints a week later. McCown struggled before the injury, throwing for 420 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions over two-plus games.

When asked about the quarterback situation recently, Smith said "I don't know why we have to go there right now​."

The Buccaneers selected Glennon in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In 13 games last season, he passed for 2,608 yards and 19 touchdowns against nine interceptions.

Tampa Bay (1-4) hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

- Chris Johnson

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