The Glennon/New QB DebateNovember 13th, 2013
The Bucs have an organization-changing decision coming in May (Yes, it’s May) when the NFL Draft bell rings. Do they draft a quarterback in the first round?
As of right now, the answer is easy. Yes, the Bucs will have a new head coach and Mike Glennon won’t be able to do enough this fall to convince a new regime he’s a franchise QB worthy of passing on a high pick in what’s considered a great quarterbacks class of 20’14.
But the looming X-factor is Greg Schiano winning enough to get Team Glazer to grant him a third season. And that generates a second X-factor: the only way the Bucs win, say, four or their final seven games to save Schiano’s job is if Glennon plays great football. Then what?
Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud and columnist Tom Jones do a great job diving into the debate in the WDAE-AM 620 audio cut below. Stroud believes Schiano might survive with a 5-11 record and a lot of “asterisks,” seemingly referring to MRSA, Josh Freeman, brutally tight games, and the usual excuses/reasons.
Two weeks ago, Joe wrote about Schiano’s magic number, and Joe still stands firm on that. But loads of other media have been jumping into the debate in a big way. It’s a discussion that likely will rage on for weeks. (Enjoy the audio below.)