Bucs’ benching of Freeman ‘performance-based’

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Updated: September 25, 2013

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) – Looking to jump-start a sluggish offense, Tampa
Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has decided to bench quarterback Josh
Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon.

Schiano called it a “performance-based” decision during his press conference
on Wednesday.

Freeman has struggled with the Bucs off to an 0-3 start. He has completed just
45.7 percent of his passes for 571 yards with two touchdowns and three
interceptions. His quarterback rating of 59.3 is the worst in the NFL.

According to Schiano, Glennon gives the Buccaneers the “best chance to win
today.”

Glennon was selected in the third round of April’s draft after a standout
career at North Carolina State. He threw 31 touchdown passes in each of his
two seasons as a starter with the Wolfpack.

“I think Mike Glennon is Mike Glennon,” Schiano said. “I think he’s going to
help us win a lot of games.”

Tampa Bay, which has lost eight of nine dating back to last season, welcomes
Arizona to town on Sunday.