Leftwich takes early lead in Bucs' QB derby

St. Petersburg Times - [Full Article]

QB Byron Leftwich was better. He made more plays, got the ball in the end zone more consistently and basically converted more believers in the locker room.

Still, it's too soon to order a No. 7 jersey.

"I just think those guys are playing really well right now, and I don't think I can judge either one of them until we get some pads on them and let them go get hit," coach Raheem Morris said.

McCown is smart, a great athlete and can make plays with his feet as well as his arm. But he entered camp knowing he had to make better decisions. Perhaps consequently, he hasn't made as many plays as Leftwich.

"The thing that makes Byron look really good is that he can be having a bad practice, but he can spin one out there, and you just go, 'Whoa. That was a good practice,' " Morris said.

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