Mike Glennon met with the media on Thursday for the first time since the Bucs drafted Jameis Winston, who they hope is the team’s future. Despite being virtually demoted for the second straight year (Tampa Bay handed the starting job to free agent Josh McCown before camp last season), Glennon is approaching this season as if he is the starter.
“I think that is all there is to do,” Glennon said. “As a quarterback, you want to be the guy, work like you are going to be the guy and be the the best player you can be. Take it one day at a time and that’s all you can really do.”
But Glennon sees the attributes that attracted the Bucs to Winston.
“He is a sharp kid, he is intelligent, he throws the ball well and he is young,” Glennon said. “He has a bright future ahead of him.”
PewterReport.com asked Glennon on Thursday if he and Winston can benefit each other.
“I think you can always from the group – everyone brings something different to the table – some people are better at different areas that the others so you can watch each other’s game and learn from that. Every rep I am out there he can take from me and every rep he is out there I can learn from him. It is about getting those mental reps and every play just do that, and I think we can help each other.”
Despite the Buccaneers drafting what most likely is his replacement, Glennon told the media he has no desire to ask for a trade.
“I love it here in Tampa and this has been my home the last two years and I am happy to be here,” Glennon said. “I am happy to have Dirk (Koetter) around and I feel like I am going to learn a lot from him and continue to grow as a player and I have always wanted to be here in Tampa.”
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com