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Mike Glennon likely to start this week, but Lovie Smith saying little beyond that

TAMPA – Mike Glennon will likely start at quarterback for the Bucs again this week.

What happens after that remains unclear.

Coach Lovie Smith declined to say whether he's seen enough from Glennon to anoint him as the starter over veteran Josh McCown, whenever McCown returns from a thumb injury.

"I don't know why we have to go there right now," Smith said Monday, a day after the Bucs' 37-31 overtime loss to the Saints.

Glennon has completed 57-of-98 passes for 672 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions since McCown left the Atlanta game with a ligament tear in his right thumb.

Before the injury, McCown was 43-for-68 for 420 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

"This is what I'll say about Mike: Mike has played two great games," Smith said. "Odds are Mike will start for us this week. He's had two opportunities to play, and he's played well…

"But we go from day to day. Right now we need to get our football team better. The quarterback position isn't one that I'm really concerned about."

The Bucs host the Ravens at 1 p.m. Sunday.