Lovie Smith: Changes are coming for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- After Thursday night’s 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Lovie Smith said there would be changes with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Smith was asked Monday to elaborate on what changes might be coming. He declined to go into any detail.

“I stay by what I said then," Smith said. “When you get beat that bad, you need to make changes. Maybe that’s personnel, maybe it’s not. You’re looking at all areas."

One major change obviously will be at quarterback. Josh McCown has a sprained thumb and is expected to miss at least one game. Backup Mike Glennon is expected to get the start Sunday at Pittsburgh.

Smith wouldn’t discuss McCown’s status Monday, other than to say, “He’s getting better."