Morris: "Leftwich was the better guy''
Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Byron Leftwich's ability to make throws in the play-action passing game made him the best fit for their offense.
"We're going to run the ball,'' Morris said. "We want to be a heavy play-action team. That kind of fits the mode of what he does, play action, throwing the ball down the field in chunks, trying to generate big plays. That's what he showed he can do in the preseason and that's what he went out there and did. That's what's he went out there and did. That's what he has been showing in the off-season, having that big time arm to throw it down the field consistently. Luke did a great job competing. I think we we've seen the most aggressive Luke McCown throughtout this camp that we've seen in years. He was a competitor. He took chances and he had some success doing it. We thought Leftwich was the better guy and we're going with Leftwich right now.''
Morris said met with members of his coaching staff and the Bucs' front office again Friday. A week ago, after McCown threw two touchdown passes at Jacksonville, Morris said there were some in the meeting who were split over the decision.