Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it was too soon to know how long Josh McCown (thumb) might be out. He also said it was too soon to know if McCown's part in this loss would lead to a change at the position based on merit.
Jeez, folks. Give the guy a break. His team just got pasted 56-14 Thursday night and those 14 points were, pretty much, gifted to them at the end of the game. Cut him some slack here. McCown will have x-rays taken and possibly an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. Once we get that information, we'll have a better timetable. The injury could make the decision to replace McCown an easy one. Should he miss even just one week, a decent performance by Mike Glennon could allow Smith to say that he'll stick with the hot hand.
Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile