After weeks of insisting that Josh Freeman is the starting QB for the Buccaneers, coach Greg Schiano has finally decided that enough is enough, and Mike Glennon has taken over the starting job
So far this year, Freeman has been pretty terrible, completing only 45.7% of his passes, and the Buccaneers are currently 0-3. At this point, they really have nothing to lose by switching to Glennon and seeing if perhaps he can do something to kick start their offense.
The Bucs certainly have other problems, but Schiano believes that a move at the QB position might provide the most dramatic immediate results.
"I think he [Freeman] understands what we’re trying to do with our offense. I think when he’s in the pocket and he feels comfortable, he’s delivering the ball. It’s when things break down a little bit that it hasn’t been as good as it’s been before, and it will be again. One of his strengths is extending plays. But again, when you have variables, where we’re not sharp enough on the details, it’s hard to be the trigger-man when some things aren’t going the way they’re supposed to. There’re 10 other guys out there, without getting into specifics, and certainly everybody has some of the responsibility for us not scoring points right now, starting with me. But it wouldn’t be right to [blame him], obviously it does happen because he touches the ball 73 times on Sunday, but there’s a whole bunch of us that have got to get our stuff straight."
Glennon might not be much better than Freeman, if at all, but at the very least it will provide the Buccaneers with a change of pace and a different look.
In other related news, Jason La Canfora of CBS has reported that Freeman may demand a trade. That would be unfortunate for the Buccaneers, since his value is likely at an all-time low. He has shown some questionable leadership, and obviously his on-field performance has been pretty sub-par.
Do you think this is the right move for the Bucs? And should they try to trade Freeman, or keep him on board and try to salvage his career? What's the right move there?