Mike Glennon is doing exactly what Greg Schiano demands from the whole team: getting better every day. A week into training camp, and Glennon is picking apart the Bucs defense with precision passes.
"I think Mike has been sharp all camp," Schiano said. "I think he's grasping the offense. He's got some good guys he's working with, not only with Mike Sullivan and John McNulty, but the rest of the quarterbacks are really 'ball' guys. Dan Orlovksy -- obviously Josh, our starter -- but Dan Orlovsky and Weber are just football guys, so that room is a strong room. He's learning from some good people."
The two-minute drill is where the rookie really shines. Trailing 27-23 with 1:13 on the clock, Glennon leads the Bucs on an 80-yard game winning drive. He hooks up with Chris Owusu for what appears to be the winning touchdown. But coaches call the play down at the 28.
Then with three seconds on the clock, a draw play to Peyton Hillis caps off the comeback against a defense that wasn't allowed to tackle. So did he really get in?
"I'd like to think he did," Glennon said with a smile. "It's hard to tell when you can't tackle. He's a big guy so, I'd like to think that he go in. Apparently Chris Owusu's got in before that."
"We'll, when we go live I hope he's right," Schiano laughed.
The purpose behind the two-minute drill is to put players in game situations. During a long training camp, it also heightens the energy.
"Anytime the game is on the line we want to win," said Mark Barron. "Offense wants to win. Defense wants to win. So the energy level is very high at that point."
"A lot of games come down to those 2-minute situations," Glennon said. "It's definitely an important part for the quarterback. Me getting thrown into those situations everyday out here will help me in the future."
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