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Bucs QB Battle Could Last Through Training Camp

As Pro Football Weekly reports, the Bucs 09 QB battle could very well last all the way though training camp:

The Buccaneers’ quarterback competition is an open battle with just a few weeks to go until the start of the training camp, and it could take some time before a front-runner emerges.

There was talk, fueled in part by comments from Bucs QB coach Greg Olson, toward the end of the team’s final minicamp in June that rookie Josh Freeman might vault to the starting spot by Week One, since neither Luke McCown nor Byron Leftwich had done much to separate himself from the pack, but Bucs GM Mark Dominik did his best to crush that sentiment, saying he’d rather have Freeman sit back and mature rather than be pushed into things right away.

Dominik said the competition between McCown and Leftwich is very tight, but we hear McCown continues to hold on to a slight edge, which he enjoyed throughout the offseason, thanks to his familiarity with the club’s personnel and Leftwich’s issues with a groin injury.


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