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AUDIO: Lovie Smith Says Josh McCown Will Be His Starting QB

 
AUDIO: Lovie Smith Says Josh McCown Will Be His Starting QB

New Bucs head coach was pretty candid Thursday morning as a guest of Tom and Rick on the Sports Page, freely discussing the decision to let go of Darrelle Revis as well as naming Josh McCown the starting quarterback.

"Every position on the football field.. there has to be one person that goes out there first, and it's Josh for us, it's as simple as that," Smith, calling McCown the starter over Mike Glennon right away.

As for Revis, Smith said that he and GM Jason Licht took a look at the situation and although they agreed Revis is a great player, "we needed help in other areas" and Revis would not agree to restructure his contract below the $16 million salary rate.

Smith reiterated some of his comments from Wednesday's press conference as well, namely that the Bucs could use the No. 7 overall pick in the upcoming Draft on any position.

Here is the full conversation:

 

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