Plenty Of “Oddly Easy” Glennon-Freeman Love

September 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.

18 Responses to “Plenty Of “Oddly Easy” Glennon-Freeman Love”

  1. Meh Says:

    If we do nothing we’ll get at least a round 5 (if not higher) compensatory pick. I don’t see why we’d settle for less than whatever they think we’ll get from him just walking as a free agent.

  2. Ricardo Esteban Says:

    easy going, laid back…ho hum…. bo fire freeman.

    probably a good friend, but not the guy you want when the bullets start flying!

    there’s a reason a lot of great men are isolated. no one can stand that SOB. but he’s the guy you follow into battle!

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    Wrong Joe. I disagree. IF the Bucs could trade Freeman for a happy meal, they would. But nobody, is going to trade for a bad QB with no confidence because he’s regressed and hasen’t had a winning season in 3 years… who will also be hitting the FA market once the season is over.

  4. WinterSpringsBucsFan Says:

    Maybe this is what Freeman really wanted all along…..out of Tampa.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Maybe Josh Freeman turned into Ryan Leaf 2.0 since 2010. He did seem like a different guy at the podium. Perhaps if and when he is gone, Buc fans will finally get some answers from him or about him.

  6. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    Well has confirmed that sources from Freemans camp claim he wants a trade. He doesnt want to be here, like Winter Springs said.

    If you go on ESPN,, there’s a lot of sympathetic commenters towards Freeman, saying how he never had a chance with coordinators, with Schiano, wasnt utilized correctly. So there’s a chance we might get a couple of offers, unless his “white white” rumors hurt him. But if a QB gets injured before Oct whenever the deadline is, we might get a decent offer.

  7. Bobby Says:

    I think Freeman will be gone ASAP. A trade will happen sooner rather than later. The last thing in the world Schiano wants is chants of “Freeman! Freeman!” if Glennon stinks the place up for weeks on end. You have to make a clean break and move on and that means that you don’t have Freeman on the sidelines holding a clipboard.

  8. DomsAdvisor Says:

    Josh is a great teammate. He will embrace this change and fully support Glennon, the Buccaneers new starting QB.

    I suggest you Freeman apologists get with his mindset. He’s a true team guy supporting Glennon the current starter of the Buccaneers.

    Josh will play his role marvelously helping the OC with in game scouting reports. Josh is probably nervous, having to learn this new skill set as a studious back up. He will need these back up responsibilities moving forward.
    So in Joshs name, please support him in his new backup role and responsibilities while also supporting Glennon.

  9. Walter Says:

    Freeman just wanted out of Tampa, I honestly believe that. So regardless, he had to be benched.

    I just wish Glennon wasn’t our plan B.

  10. BFFL Says:

    Freeman is a perfect backup

  11. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    DomsAdvisor Says:
    September 26th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Josh is a great teammate. He will embrace this change and fully support Glennon, the Buccaneers new starting QB.

    I suggest you Freeman apologists get with his mindset. He’s a true team guy supporting Glennon the current starter of the Buccaneers.

    so you’re not buying the multiple sources from cbssports foxsports?? If I was Josh, or just an NFL QB period, in a contract year, Id want to play wherever I could to at least try and redeem myself for a 2nd chance.

  12. DomsAdvisor Says:

    Freeman may not have the studious aptitude to make it as the in game OC scout for the team. He may in fact be worse as a backup than he was as a starter. Dan Ovlerski should remain the top backup QB confidant for the OC. Freeman doesn’t seem all there mentally.

    So support him as he comes up to speed will ya?

  13. RBellBuc Says:

    Take whatever you get and let him go. If he’s not wanted then let him move on. Why worry about compensation at this point when so many were ready to string him up anyway. It’s funny the same people who couldn’t get him gone fast enough are the same ones worrying about what he’s worth in a trade. unreal

  14. bucrightoff Says:

    Definitely do not take whatever you can. The compensatory pick could be higher than any offer made. Be patient and get maximum value.

  15. bucrightoff Says:

    Not wanting him to start is completely unrelated to accepting a 7th rounder just to get rid of him when we could get up to a 3rd if we keep him.

  16. White Tiger Says:

    You morons actually believe that a team will trade for Josh Freeman? All they have to do is wait – he’s an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the season. They have WASTED your money and time – hiring a *college coach (*extremely loose term describing Rutgers as a “college” program).

    This is trading Drew Bress to New Orleans because you have the next BIG thing in Phillip Rivers (hint: THAT trade was ONLY good for New Orleans and Drew Brees).

    This MORON of a “coach” ruined our chances, employed SEVERAL offensive coordinators, and has the WORST ooffensee in the league – not because of the QB, but because of THE OFFENSE. We run when the pass is working, because we have to establish the run – we pass when the run is working, because we have to get into a rythm….

    It’s like benching the starting QB because the college coach pretending to be an NFL head coach – needs some extra time burning up the phones in Monte’s old office, recruiting high school players for his next gig in college…

    Get ready NOOBS – you’re witnessing the beginning of a very LOOOOONNNNGGG period of losing. In assessing our current condition against the history of our beloved Bucs: I’d say we’re back the Ray Perkins stage of the frranchise.

    …don’t worry, that’s onnly one two head coaches and 4 QB’s from getting back to the playoffs (give or take a year).

    …and very soon, you too will be blessed with the eye of the tiger….

  17. Bobby Says:

    @White Tiger….opinions are like assholes and you are certainly entitled to yours.

  18. Trubucfan22 Says:

    @white tiger. You look stupid when you speak garbage.

    1) Bree’s wasn’t traded. He was signed as a free agent.
    2) schiano has had 1 offensive coordinator with the buccaneers.

    I agree with some of your points. But you need to get your facts straight.