“New coach, new regime, you can’t just hand the keys over and say this guy is our starter," general manager Jason Licht told the Tampa Tribune. "You have to see what he is, and competition drives the best out of everybody. So, that’s what we’ll be looking for.’’
"You just like the things he brings to the table. Strong arm. Great guy. He is a guy that seems like he doesn’t have an off season because he has been working his butt off in the facility. But again, I just know I like him on the football team as one of our quarterbacks right now. As you mentioned, we have just two quarterbacks signed. We’re going to have at least four in camp, at least one guy will be in the mix and you can let that all play out.''
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The report says the Bucs could look to add another quarterback via the draft or sign a free agent, and the team could look into available quarterbacks like Michael Vick, Matt Cassel and Josh McCown, who has a relationship with new coach Lovie Smith from their days together in Chicago.
"Bring in someone to push Glennon because a little competition can't hurt," the report said. "But give Glennon every shot at being the starting quarterback for 2014 because that just might be enough for the Bucs."
The website reasons that if new coach Lovie Smith got to the Super Bowl with the Bears behind a strong defense and adequate quarterback play, the same formula can work in Tampa Bay. "In the right system -- the kind of system the Bucs are trying to build -- Glennon could be a Super Bowl quarterback," the report concludes.
“He’s a rookie, he took over in the fourth game," Tedford said, via ESPN.com. "I think his growth and development, I saw some progression through the year with him. I think he’s got a lot of poise in the pocket. I don’t think he gets frustrated in the pocket.
“He’s pretty smart with the football. When things aren’t there, he’s throwing it away and making good decisions. Good decisions come in many forms, whether you’re trying to complete a pass, throw the football away, manage the clock, whatever it may be. I see a lot of real positive things with Mike and I’m really looking forward to getting to know him better, to be able to sit down and actually talk about things.’’
Tedford and new head coach Lovie Smith have stopped short of saying Glennon will start next season.
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