33 Days: Glennon in His Proper Role

As we countdown the days until the Bucs' 1st preseason game, we discuss a different Bucs player at length.

Once the Buccaneers ended up with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, it was only a matter of time until their new quarterback would walk through the doors of One Buc Place. With that said, it was also an assumption at the time that the Bucs would look to part ways with their incumbent young quarterback.

The reality is that Mike Glennon presents some real value to the Bucs in his rightful role of backup quarterback. In this era of the NFL, a quarterback must take full advantage of the opportunities they are given. Glennon did his best, but his best just wasn't good enough to be considered a true threat at quarterback.

"Whatever we have asked him to do, whatever role we have asked him to play, he’s done that," Lovie Smith said of Glennon back in May. "It’s about the quarterback position. We want to be as strong as ever and I feel like we have that with Jameis and Mike."

Glennon is the ideal backup quarterback. He's not the type of quarterback that will light up a scoreboard, but he can fill a quarterback's seat and not have the wheels fall off. Glennon's a hard worker, smart, and protects the football. These are all characteristics a team would want in their backup quarterback.

"I love it here in Tampa," Glennon said. "This has been my home for the past two years and I'm happy to be here. I'm happy to have [Offensive Coordinator] Dirk [Koetter] around; I feel like I'm going to learn a lot from him and continue to grow as a player. I've always wanted to be here in Tampa."

That's fortunate for him, because with two years left on his rookie contract, it is safe to assume that he will be backing up Jameis Winston here in Tampa for those two seasons.

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36 Days: More Focus on Fatinikun

37 Days: Verner's Quiet But Productive

38 Days: Big Hitting Swearinger

39 Days: Stocker Emerges as Top Blocker

40 Days: The Ambassador of Kwon

41 Days: Competition for Koenen

42 Days: Kadeem Edwards' Growth is Key

43 Days: Vincent Jackson's Importance

44 Days: Jacquies is Underrated

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46 Days: Questions on the Blindside

47 Days: Carter Is the Defense's Glue

48 Days: Tandy's Versatility Keeps Him Around

49 Days: Gholston's Year to Reach Potential

50 Days: Conte Brings Experience to Bucs Defense

51 Days: James in Short Yardage

52 Days: Mike Jenkins' Return from Injury

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