“Taking A Backseat” Is Not Glennon’s MindsetMay 17th, 2013
The New Schiano Order said it wanted competition for Josh Freeman and now it’s got a guy that isn’t taking a backup mindset.
Rookie third-round pick Mike Glennon talks a good game and isn’t viewing himself as a backup quarterback, so he explained on Movin’ The Chains on SiriusXM Radio yesterday. Co-host Pat Kirwan went fishing for Glennon’s mindset and came away impressed.
Pat Kirwan: It’s easy for some [quarterbacks] that go to places where they might already be considered the starter. How do you establish yourself where you are? Do you take a backseat and kind of keep your ears and eyes open and your mouth closed? Do you try to take charge and get some receivers together outside the realm of club activities and do things throwing the ball?
Mike Glennon: First I just want to be a good teammate. I’m going to be a good teammate to all the guys, to the quarterbacks, to the line, to everybody. And earn the respect that way and kinda take everything in and listen to what they have to say. But at the same time, I don’t know if taking a backseat would be the right term because I’m a competitor and I’m going to do whatever I can to compete. So at the same time, though, I understand I’m a rookie and it’s a process, and I’m just going to worry about getting better each and every day and let things play out that way.
Joe knows every great backup quarterback must approach everything like he’s the starter. There’s really no other way to do it successfully.
So it’s great to hear Glennon already is dialed in to getting after every inch of his opportunity. He wouldn’t be competition for Freeman if he wasn’t thinking that way.