TAMPA, Fla. -- The watch starts now. Sure, the study of rookie quarterback Mike Glennon has been part of life with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since he was taken in the third round, No. 73 overall, last April. But this much is clear: There is no quarterback controversy in pewter and red.
Since Glennon's arrival, there has been over-analysis of Josh Freeman's future as the Bucs' man behind center. The talk is evidence of how much work the five-year veteran has to do to silence the most restless among a fan base that last saw a postseason berth after the 2007 season.
Among many, the doubt is alive. And it is strong.
Is Freeman still the guy? How big is this season for him? How much must he prove to receive a rich contract extension?
All were among the questions asked after Glennon entered the fold. Peripheral chatter (none from inside One Buc Place) about a strained relationship between Freeman and coach Greg Schiano only added to the perception that Glennon somehow represents a ...