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Bucs rookie Mike Glennon utilizing lessons from Russell Wilson

Mike Glennon speaks to the media Thursday after reporting for rookie minicamp at One Buc Place.


Mike Glennon speaks to the media Thursday after reporting for rookie minicamp at One Buc Place.

A popular storyline this week has been Bucs third-round pick Mike Glennon's succession of current Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after Wilson left N.C. State.

But what’s more important is whether Glennon gleaned anything from sitting behind one of the NFL’s biggest surprises of 2012, with Wilson taking the starting job and leading the Seahawks to the playoffs as a rookie.

Turns out, Glennon did, in fact, learn a few things from Wilson. Actually, he still is.

Before departing for Tampa on Thursday, Glennon had a conversation with Wilson, looking for advice on maximizing his time, beginning with rookie minicamp this weekend.

“I just wanted to pick his mind before I got here and hear how he handled things,” Glennon said. “He’s a man on a mission, and you can hear it in the way he talks. He just kind told me to take it one day at a time and try to get better each and every day. Don’t worry about the long run. If you just get better each and every day, eventually good things will happen. I think that was great advice.”

That sounds cliché, but it’s exactly what Wilson did and it worked wonderfully. Eventually, his talent shined through and he got what he was due.

Glennon knows Josh Freeman is the undisputed starter in Tampa Bay, but that doesn't impact how Glennon progresses in his rookie year as it relates to practices and work habits.

Those are things that Glennon observed when playing behind Wilson.

“As a competitor, you want to be out on that field, and those years were tough in the (sense) that I wanted to be out there,” Glennon said. “But learning from Russell was a great experience. He does all the right things off the field. He’s an extremely sharp guy. He works hard in his preparation in the weight room and meetings and out on the practice field. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that he’s doing so well.”

Glennon gets his chance to put Wilson’s advice into action today, when the Bucs’ draft class takes the field for the start of their minicamp. Today’s afternoon practice is open to the media, and we’ll bring you some impressions later today.

[Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 11:26am]


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