The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got rid of quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. At this point, the fans have to be questioning the thought process behind the decision considering the results have been the same, which is a lack of wins. With that being said, the Buccaneers are confident Glennon is the right man for the job.
“I think we have to look at exactly what Mike [Glennon] is capable [of], because Mike can do a lot of things. [We need to] make sure we’re playing to his strengths in every way because that’s two games in a row now without an interception,” head coach Greg Schiano said, according to Buccaneers.com. “He’s operating I think – at the end of the game we threw the ball on every down. Take that out and just look at the plays before that. He’s efficient, he’s doing what we ask him to do. When you know you’re going to get that, now you’re going to build around that.”
At this point, Schiano is going to say whatever he thinks will keep the fans and media off his back. The fact of the matter is the Buccaneers are a terrible team with a head coach who still has yet to prove if he can handle the role that he has been given.
It is true Glennon has been efficient, with all things considering. No one can expect a rookie who has played in just four games to be in complete control when he is attempting as much as 51 passes per a game. At the same time, it is hard to stick with the run when Tampa Bay is constantly playing from behind. Therefore, more will be expected of Glennon, even though he may not be prepared to take on more responsibility.
As of right now, there is a reason to believe in Glennon because he has done a decent job with what he has been given.