A league source confirmed to PewterReport.com on Saturday morning that Bucs quarterback Josh McCown has a significant thumb sprain and could miss “a few weeks.” The source also told PewterReport.com that McCown would see a specialist this week to determine the severity and treatment options.
While it doesn’t look good for McCown to start next Sunday at Pittsburgh, it hasn’t been completely ruled out he could possibly be under center when Tampa Bay faces the Steelers on September 26.
McCown injured his thumb on Thursday night in Atlanta. Following the game Thursday night McCown talked about the injury.
“It might have happened on the sack or it might have happened on my last throw (to Vincent Jackson). I either got it hit by a helmet or when the defender landed on me as my thumb was under me when I hit the ground.”
McCown, signed as a free agent from Chicago back in March, has had a disappointing season through three games in Tampa Bay, throwing four interceptions and just one touchdown pass. McCown has added two rushing touchdowns this season.
Second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will start in McCown’s place if he is unable to play. Glennon started 13 games as a rookie in 2013 and had 19 touchdown passes with just nine interceptions.
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In other words; Josh you aren’t playing for awhile unless Glennon goes missing. Please pick up another QB other than our present QB PS guy. We need a real back up QB on the active roster.
This is Lovie’s way out of his stubborn affirmation of McCown as starter and fan backlash IMO.
Hopefully Lovie is just saying the politically correct thing with McCown. I can only hope so, McCown isn’t any better then Glennon with two good hands. If he thinks he has a better chance winning with McCown’s bum hand over Glennon he’s not being rational.
That’s a GREAT pic of McCown. Lol
And why does the caption read “McCown has a thumb”? Ummm… Ok?
My response to this is “Ha, great news”
JonnyG: If you were older I’d suspect you were one of the fans cheering the injury to QB Gary Huff as he writhed in pain on the field back in 1977.
Scu- You are making my comment into more than it is, comparing a “thumb” injury to a Theisman type of injury is unfair and stupid. My point to my comment is I don’t care if McCown ever sees the field again and No I don’t wish he is severly injured as what you might take from this
Just because he considers it great news, doesn’t mean that he is cheering the injury.
Part of the news is that “Second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will start in McCown’s place if he is unable to play.”
I, for one, find this to be excellent news. I would like to see if Glennon can do any better, and this is the best scenario to find out due to Lovie’s love for his QB.
Does that mean that I am GLAD that he is injured? No. I am never happy about players getting injured. What I am is happy that Glennon will get a legitimate shot.
CB Robert McClain is looking into the camera saying “You guys get a good picture of this because this is the last time you’re going to see this dude for a while” Kaboom!
Given the 0 – 3 record, the Bucs need to open up the offense and see just how much Glennon can do w/ this receiving core. Now is the best time they’ll ever get to find out what these guys can do together………..Not a time to be conservative…!
Let Glennon play so we can get it over with and move on. Need to draft the top rated QB next year and let him sit a year. This team has a long way to go before they can contend. We need a accurate, mobile, strong armed QB to compete.
Kindert: I’m 100% with you in drafting the top-rated QB next year…not sure about letting him sit a year…even Jacksonville will be starting Bortles after 3 games, in spite of intending to sit him for the year.
Kinderrt – very well could be the case, but we need to know now, not later. And they still need to get a top prospect w/ the intangibles every year until we have an undeniable field general leading this offense.
O-Line, O-Line, O-line
Hate to see anyone injured but I would hate worse to see McCown play again this year. This team sucks but we still would likely be 2-1 instead 0-3 if not for him. He’s terrible.
McCown has a sprained thumb and could be out weeks? That’s really bad news. I was hoping he could be out years.
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