Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mike Glennon era begins for the Buccaneers

As I mentioned the other day, I was expecting Josh Freeman to lost his job as starting QB for the Bucs and today the team dropped the hammer on him officially. From the Bucs website:

"Mark Dominik and I spent a lot of time together in some intense meetings trying to decide what’s best for our football team," said Schiano. "We got with our ownership when we came to a conclusion as a group, we made the decision organizationally that we’re going to make a change at quarterback and now Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback. Mark and I believe that this gives us the best chance to win today. We've lost eight of nine games and haven’t played particularly well on offense in the last nine games. That’s something that, although it isn’t completely the quarterback's fault [and] I understand that, that position touches the ball every play."

Glennon's resume from NC State:

Playing in 36 games and starting the last 26, Glennon put up 7,411 yards and 63 touchdowns on 646-of-1,069 passing. He took over the starting job for the Wolfpack after Russell Wilson, now the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, transferred to Wisconsin. Glennon, Wilson and Philip Rivers, the current starter for the San Diego Chargers, are the only three NC State passers ever to complete 300 or more passes in a season. Glennon and Rivers are the only two to post a 4,000-yard campaign for the Wolfpack. As a senior in 2012, Glennon completed 330 of 564 attempts for 4,031 yards and 31 touchdowns. [from the Bucs website]

Schiano says going to the rookie QB is not a case of the team giving up on the season saying: "Not this rookie quarterback, not in my opinion...I think he gives us the best chance to win Sunday, that’s why we’re doing it."

Let's hope so.

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