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Sep 22, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) is pressured by New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich (50) during the third quarter of a game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Buccaneers 23-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers never considered benching Josh Freeman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are growing increasingly frustrated with the play of starting quarterback Josh Freeman, who has shown no ability to improve since becoming the team’s No. 1 signal-caller. Freeman has looked out of his league and incapable of leading the team, which has led for many to call for rookie Mike Glennon to get his shot.

During the Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, it looked like that time may be coming.

Glennon appeared to be getting ready for the game, but apparently he was just pacing and never even warmed up. According to the Tampa Bay Times, head coach Greg Schiano said later that he had never even considered benching Freeman during the game.

But maybe he should.

Freeman has completed a miserable 45.7 percent of his passes through the first weeks of the season for just 571 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. What is even worse? Freeman is averaging just 6.07 yards per completion.

He doesn’t appear to be seeing the entire field and Freeman is holding back the offense, which has plenty of talent.

It doesn’t look like the Buccaneers are going anywhere during the 2013-14 season, so perhaps they need to cut their losses and see what they have in Glennon. If they believe he could be the man, they can get him experience for next season.

If the team doesn’t think Glennon is the answer after seeing him in action, then they could be positioned to take one of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Whatever they decide, they need to make a decision soon.

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