Tony Sparano reportedly told his quarterbacks how things will roll Saturday night against the Bucs but, for some reason, asked them not to share this information with the media.
''Coach told us exactly the plan, and all of the QBs are playing on the plan, so we're ready to roll,'' said McCown, who was listed atop the depth chart this week but would not say Thursday if he would start against the Bucs. ``It's nothing I'd care to discuss. If Coach wants to tell you all, he'll tell you.''
''He has a plan,'' Henne said. ``He should be able to tell you, but not by me. I can't. That's his word. And we admire what he says.''
"Coach Sparano has told us it's a decision he would make come game time, so come game time we'll find out,'' Beck said. ``We'll see. Everything is up to him. He's the one calling what will be going on, so we'll just do what he says.''
So apparently McCown and Henne know the plan but Beck seems to think it's a game-time decision. Other reports say that Sparano has "hinted" that only two quarterbacks would see playing-time against the Bucs Saturday. In other unconfirmed reports, Sparano was seen talking to the three QBs and saying, "One of you guys will have to sit out this game. But I won't say who until ten minutes before kickoff." Then he gestured to Beck by poking his head and darting his eyes at him, then rubbed his nose with a finger that pointed at Beck, then he put a hand over his mouth and cleared his throat, "CoughBeckCough!!"