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Transcript: Quarterback Mike Glennon

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/3/2021 3:49 pm
Quarterback Mike Glennon

Q: When did you find out that you were going to get the call here?

A: I thought there was going to be a chance all week. I didn't know for sure, but I thought there was a good chance of it, so I took the reps this week and feel ready to go. Excited to get down there, play in a game and hopefully help our team win down there.

Q: It's obviously not just a new quarterback, it's also a new offensive coordinator, so how comfortable are you with what (Senior Offensive Assistant) Freddie's (Kitchens) doing? Because obviously last week it was mostly (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones).

A: Right, I think probably not that much different than Daniel felt last week. Fortunately for me, they had a little more time to plan it, the philosophy. It was a shorter week and didn't know the news until Tuesday. So, I feel good with what Freddie has put together. We've had good dialogue all week, good communication. I feel good with what we have planned.

Q: I assume your preparedness would not change this week based on what you normally do?

A: I mean, I think there's a little heightened, knowing you're going to be out there versus the what-if game, but it was good to get the reps. It's something that typically you don't get. But as far as my film study and all that, I feel like I do a good job of that and have been a pro with that through my career, so not much in that aspect.

Q: How tough does their defense make it on a quarterback?

A: Yeah, they're playing really well. They create challenges obviously with their pressure looks. That's something that we know that we're going to have to do a good job of if we want to win this game. Obviously, it's been something that we've spent a lot of time on this week, and I think we have a good plan and how to attack it.

Q: How many questions has (Quarterback Jake) Fromm been asking you? I mean, he comes in and now he's dressing right behind you.

A: (laughs) I didn't have to do a whole lot. I mean, I had other things to worry about this week, but they've spent a lot of time. He's been great for the room. He came from Buffalo having already played the Dolphins two times, so he's had a few things to say here and there. But he's been a great addition to the room already.

Q: Given your experience, for maybe a young guy getting his first start that kind of thing, you'd expect the emotions, the nerves. For you, having done it before, is there still that juice, those nerves as an opportunity?

A: Maybe not as much. But yeah, I haven't had a whole lot of opportunities to start in the NFL, so anytime you get one of those opportunities, it's something that there will be a little nerves, but I think there was nerves when I was a starter for longer. It's just kind of an excitement to get out there and play again and I'm looking forward to it.

Q: (Head Coach) Joe (Judge) has said that after last week the emphasis was on getting the ball to the playmakers. It seems like a basic thing, but obviously there was more emphasis than what it was previously. So I'm wondering what you think of that and what do you think of that approach? How much has actually changed with the new coordinators or whatever they are?

A: Maybe you say a little bit of philosophy of just calling a play and letting the defense or the read take you to a guy versus kind of designing plays where you're expecting one guy to get it. I think Joe said it and we put more of an emphasis on it. I don't know, I think there are pros and cons. I don't think there's a right way or a wrong way. I think it's fair to say that that was one of the points of emphasis.

Q: How do you walk the line of not forcing it to those guys? What's your thought process on that?

A: Right, I think you still have to trust your eyes, trust your read and if the ball takes you to that guy then you throw it to him. If not, you have to move on. Some changes, some similarities that you can't just be stupid about it and force it. But if that guys open and your first read is that guy, then take it.

Q: So if you're starting, do they add more RPOs and naked bootlegs?

A: Yeah, I think that I'm sure that Miami is really fearing all those zone reads and all that. I'm sure they've got a whole new game plan coming now that DJ's out and I'm in (laughs).

Q: Were you forceful this week about like what you like and don't like? Because I know they've been soliciting the locker room.

A: Yeah, I think I spoke up about things that I liked. I had communication with the receivers and with Freddie and all in all. Freddie did a good job with the game plan and there were a few things here or there that I spoke up on, but all in all, it stayed pretty similar.

Q: I'm curious, when you signed as a backup quarterback, do you look at the starting quarterback's history? Like Daniel's missed games the last two years, was that like a draw here? Like I might get on the field versus signing to be (Former Giants Quarterback) Eli Manning's backup or (Former Chargers Quarterback) Philip Rivers' backup or a guy who has 250 starts in a row?

A: No. I don't think you take that into consideration. I want Daniel to be out there as much as anyone and it's a shame that – you don't ever want to see him go down. But at the same time, it's my job to get ready to go and give our team a chance to win.

Q: Obviously, you guys want to win, on a personal level it's been a while since you've won a start – since 2017. So how much do you kind of what to end that skid just on a personal level?

A: I don't really take that much personally. I've only started five game since then and we were 1-15. It wasn't all on me. I want to win because I want to help the Giants win this week. That's really it.
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