Dietrich-Smith: Glennon Will Still Compete

The thought of Mike Glennon being the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers is not even a consideration to most Bucs fans in the Tampa Bay area. Anticipation continues to grow towards the Buccaneers drafting a quarterback with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and playing that pick immediately. Bucs starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith believes Mike Glennon is prepared to fight for the job.

The thought of Mike Glennon being the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers is not even a consideration to most Bucs fans in the Tampa Bay area. Anticipation continues to grow towards the Buccaneers drafting a quarterback with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and playing that pick immediately. Bucs starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith believes Mike Glennon is prepared to fight for the job.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday with Alex Marvez and Bill Polian, Dietrich-Smith went into detail about the difficulty of losing Jeff Tedford at the start of the year, the change of culture Lovie Smith brought to the Bucs, and a glowing review of Mike Glennon.

"I think Mike has the ability to be a starting quarterback in this league," Dietrich-Smith said of Glennon. "He has great arm strength. He's got a lot of intangibles you like in a starting quarterback. He's very smart. He practices hard. He studies very hard. He had Josh (McCown) there all last season teaching him how to be a pro about it. I'm one of the first guys in the building every morning, and Mike always beat me there."

The likelihood is that either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota will be starting for the Bucs at quarterback as soon as they are selected on April 30th. Dietrich-Smith doesn't see it that way.

"He's very dedicated and I think he's taking it very seriously about coming into this next season to compete for that job," EDS said.

I don't care how dedicated Glennon is. Once the Bucs select a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft, that player immediately becomes the starting quarterback. Hell, there isn't even a guarantee that Glennon will be on the roster by the time the draft gets here.

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