It all seems so familiar. The quarterback with the mild injury. The team coming off a tough road loss. The unspectacular offensive performance.
When last we saw this scenario, Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia was benched and Brian Griese promoted to starter. Now, with Griese sustaining an elbow injury on his right (throwing) arm against the Broncos on Sunday, coach Jon Gruden is noncommittal about who will start the next game — just as he was after Garcia's bland performance in a Week 1 loss at New Orleans.
Gruden will again have a chance to make a quarterback change if he deems it necessary. And, once again, he can attribute such a move to injury. He said Monday that no decision has been reached on who will start Sunday's division game against the Panthers, who sit atop the NFC South at 4-1. But, from all indications, the chances of Garcia starting have increased exponentially.
"We're going to address the quarterback situation as soon as we get all the facts," Gruden said. "Obviously health is going to be an issue. I thought Jeff did some good things. His health has been an issue. His return to health is something we're excited about."
Source: St. Petersburgh Times