Greg Schiano And CampfiresMay 24th, 2013
Interesting chat that Tampa Tribune Bucs beat writer Woody Cummings had with “The Fabulous Sports Babe” on WHFS-FM 98.7 this week.
Cummings was asked why the Josh Freeman-Mike Glennon faux controversy keeps popping up every two weeks or so, and Cummings said he believes the fires are ignited by none other than Bucs coach Greg Schiano.
”This Mike Glennon thing, I don’t now to describe it? It’s a little campfire that every once in a while it looks like it is going to burn out then all of a sudden it comes back. But you know who is stoking the fire? It is Greg Schiano. Look, he has said repeatedly that Josh Freeman is his quarterback. He has said it, that Freeman can take us to where we want to go, and I assume that means the Super Bowl. Every once in a while Schiano goes out and tells someone like Dan Pompei, a darn good reporter, he goes out and tells Pompei (Freeman is quarterback) unless Glennon beats him out.
“I don’t think that happens, not for weeks, but months or a few years. Again, it’s a little flame in the embers again and we have to go out and put out the fire. It is clear they think they have something in Mike Glennon. We are a long way away out to finding out what that is I think. If something happens to Josh, they think they have a pretty good option behind him.”
It was intriguing that Cummings believes that Glennon is possibly “years” away from starting.
Yes, it keeps popping up, Freeman vs. Glennon. Joe suspects this will carry through training camp and only Freeman will be able to put out that campfire with his play.
Joe will write this again: There is no quarterback controversy for the Bucs. Freeman is clearly the best bet to carry to the Bucs to January games. His future with the Bucs rests in his hands. A good season will bring him a handsome reward. A lousy season may have him looking for work in Chicago or Cleveland or Cincinnati, to name a few possible landing spots.