Licht sees 'bright future' for Glennon, but expects competition
TAMPA -- It's early to read too much into Bucs general manager Jason Licht's initial evaluation of quarterback Mike Glennon, but he addressed the team's 2013 starter in his introduction Thursday afternoon.
"He's obviously a big guy, he's a deceptive athlete, he's an accurate passer and he's very smart," Licht said. "I got a chance to meet him yesterday morning. Smart players usually come around when the head coach and general manager are hired. I have a great impression of him. I think he's got a bright future. There (will be) competition in place, at every level on this football team, but we see a bright future for Mike Glennon."
Licht was in Tampa with the Cardinals in September when Glennon made his first career start against Arizona in a 13-10 loss, and he said he scouted him leading up to last year's draft as well.
Before being asked about Glennon specifically, Licht spoke about the team having a strong nucleus of "building blocks ... core players I'm excited about," naming defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebacker Lavonte David, cornerback Darrelle Revis, safety Dashon Goldson and running back Doug Martin.
Lots more to come from Thursday's introduction ...