Plenty Of “Oddly Easy” Glennon-Freeman LoveSeptember 26th, 2013
Mike Glennon is close to his big brother Sean, the former Virginia Tech quarterback and longtime friend of Cody Grimm. So Joe finds the following quotes from Sean Glennon, via FOX Sports, credible and interesting.
The elder Glennon lays out the love between the Bucs’ new quarterback and their former franchise guy, Josh Freeman.
A budding friction between Freeman and Mike Glennon would seem natural. Sean Glennon said this is not the case.
“[Mike] has told me that there has been no tension between the two,” Sean said. “I’ve met Josh before and I had a couple of friends who have been on the Bucs and they’ve all raved about him that he’s easygoing and easy to get along with. Mike has said the same thing.
“He expected there to be a little tension between the two and that [Josh] might not be the nicest guy in the world to Mike, but Mike has said that he’s been great. They help each other and they encourage each other. So [Mike] has said it’s almost been oddly easy getting along with Josh compared to what he thought it might be like.
“I actually remember Josh called my brother on draft day and said welcome to the family. Josh has been really good to Mike and he’s been good in return. It seems like they have a very non-frictional relationship.”
This illustrates a point that isn’t often talked about: loads of Buccaneer love Josh Freeman. No. 5 was the guy rallying and organizing the troops for practices during the lockout. Player hung out watching basketball games and other events at Freeman’s South Tampa house. The pictures were often Twittered for all to see. Freeman was welcoming of new teammates and was friendly to media. Joe watched Freeman take a lot of time/go out of his way for a disabled kid this spring.
Now that Freeman has been benched, Joe finds this noteworthy because the Bucs are not going to be in a massive hurry to trade Freeman because there is no concern that Freeman will be a cancer in the locker room. He’s just not that kind of guy.
Yes, the Bucs want to trade Freeman, but there’s no freak out going on where the Bucs would take the first seventh-round pick offered up.