Buccaneers HC Greg Schiano said he believes QB Mike Glennon “can play quickly” if he is needed. “But our situation will be only if he’s needed,” he said. “Or if he wins the job. Look, I’m not against that. We have a starting quarterback. It’s not like we’re looking to find a starter. But competition is competition. Mike Glennon is a fierce competitor. I knew that when he was coming out of high school. Now being able to work with him a little, you can see it on the practice field.”
“He has pocket presence, ability to feel the rush and move in the pocket,” Schiano said. “He can extend the play. Can he tuck the ball and run away from people? No. He is not going to be the guy who makes the 30 yard run. Can he tuck it and keep himself safe? Yes, he shows that he does that on college tape a lot. He takes off to run to get out of bounds.”
Through Week 14 of the 2012 season, Josh Freeman had thrown 25 TDs and only eight interceptions, and was fantasy football's #11 QB heading into the final three games. Unfortunately, he threw just two TDs (against nine interceptions) against the Saints, Rams and Falcons to close the season, and now he doesn't seem to have the full confidence of his head coach. This will be a situation to watch in 2013.