In an ongoing attempt to silence the national perception — and some locals — on any kind of quarterback controversy, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano tried to make his thoughts clear once again on who the starting quarterback is.
Meeting with the media on Monday after OTAs at One Buc Place, Schiano said that the Bucs are Josh Freeman knows this is his team, via PewterReport.com.
Josh is a confident guy. He knows this is his team. I don’t’ think it bothers him one bit. I think he’s ready to go have a great year, and that’s what we’re working for.
He also reiterated to everyone the competition at quarterback and that he and Freeman have no hard feelings towards eachother.
I told you guys from the beginning that I’m going to shoot you straight. I’m just trying to tell the truth. That I believe in competition, but also, that Josh Freeman is our starting quarterback. And maybe I should just not say anything and then it would not be an issue. But Josh knows how I feel, and you guys know, and I know that Mike Glennon does too. I told him the day we drafted him. I don’t’ sweat it.
Believe it or not, we actually do have a good relationship. Contrary to some of the reports.
Freeman, who already said on Friday that he and coach have a good relationship, told reporters again Monday that everything is good between he and Schiano. Also talked about his take the team drafting Mike Glennon.
You want to the best possible option behind you. I feel like Dan (Orlovsky) is a great player and they decided to grab a younger guy, and Mike is a perfect fit. You look at it and down the road if we’re making a run or whatever and something happens to me, you want a guy that can keep it going and win some games.
Coach and I have a great relationship. I go up there at least every week and we sit down and talk about ball, we talk about the team, we talk about life. And I know coach Schiano extremely well. He’s a guy that you’re proud to play for.
So there you have it. Freeman and Schiano continue to sound like a broken record. Nothing is different in their words and nothing is being said that should be taken out of context. Unless of course, you look at how others continue to interpret the situation — as shown here.