Throughout the week, it was rumored that Tony Sparano was only going to play two quarterbacks in tonight's pre-season matchup against the Tampa Bay Gay Pirates Buccaneers. Early indications had John Beck sitting out the game with Josh McCown and Chad Henne getting the playing time. Now with the arrival of Chad Pennington, the quarterback situation has gotten all muddled and cloudy. So, really, not much has changed.
ESPN reported this morning that Beck will get the start, with Henne coming in and alternating quarters with him. Now the Miami Herald is confirming that McCown will indeed be the one sitting out tonight's game.
This could mean lights out for McCown, who just a week ago had visions of starting for the Miami Dolphins and sugarplums dancing in his head. Not necessarily in that order.
Or it could mean that tonight is Beck's last chance to prove he's worth a roster spot.
So tonight it will be Beck starting the first and fourth quarter with Henne starting the second and third quarter. McCown will roam the sidelines with a clipboard while Pennington suffers a shoulder dislocation trying to pour himself some Gatorade.
Meanwhile, Greg Cote loves the Pennington signing. Which makes me think those of us who don't like it are on to something.