John Fox isn’t stubbornly sticking with the veteran quarterback this year.
Matt Moore was given the hook in the fourth quarter on Sunday with the Panthers trailing 20-7. That proved to be the final score as the Bucs sat on two Josh Freeman touchdowns with a strong defensive effort for the second straight week.
Jimmy Clausen led the Panthers on a long drive when he came in the game but Jonathan Stewart was stuffed on a fourth and goal to essentially win the game for Tampa Bay. Moore had two turnovers. Clausen threw an interception on his second drive, and bobbled a snap.
While the Panthers struggle to settle on a quarterback, the Bucs have found a formula that works. Freeman has played mistake-free football, while Raheem Morris has the Bucs defense flying around.
It’s a formula that worked well for the Bucs under Tony Dungy and it has Morris out to a surprising 2-0 start.