Maturity, Demeanor Not Issues For GlennonOctober 9th, 2013
Mike Glennon is the man. He’s the battlefield commander of the Bucs offense.
Joe set out today to learn what Glennon may or may not be showing his teammates that represents an upgrade from the Bucs’ previous franchise quarterback, the artist formerly known as No. 5.
Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan was happy to answer Joe’s question: “Can you give a sense of how the on-field leadership and practice leadership has changed since you made the switch to Mike Glennon?”
“I think Mike, from the day that he got here, had a great work ethic and a maturity about him. I mean, kind of you talk about those rookies that are 22 going on 42, in terms of just really knowing when it’s time to focus and bear down and put in the time,” Sullivan said.
“I think his teammates, through practice at least and even in our most recent ballgame, have been able to see a guy that it’s not too big for him. That he is willing to stay in there and put his face in the fan so to speak. In the pass plays he doesn’t get rattled — in terms of his first time out of the gate with the huddle calls. He’s put in the time. He’s shown the maturity. He’s making some plays. There’s been a level of execution and tempo that we’ve had that’s been very, very good. That’s a credit to Mike and all the hard work he’s doing. And I think his teammates have responded to that. … I think the other offensive layers and even some of the defensive players are taking note of that.”
Darrelle Revis says Glennon looks and acts the part.
“Mike, he has that demeanor like a quarterback is supposed to have. He comes in here he works hard; he has like a leadership role to him,” Revis said. “He’s doing what he needs to do, man.”
There was plenty more love for Glennon today at One Buc Palace.
Joe’s eager to see how Glennon bounces back Sunday against a poor Eagles defense. Against Arizona, Joe saw a rookie who crumbled after a third-quarter intentional grounding call. After that point, Glennon was 7-for-15 with two interceptions.