July 22, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; NC State Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon (8) and safety Earl Wolff (27) during ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles S Earl Wolff looks to intercept old friend Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon

On Sunday, the 2-3 Eagles will take on the 0-4 Buccaneers. Inside the match-up, there is another intriguing individual match-up. Eagles safety Earl Wolff and Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon have known each other since high school.

Prior to becoming teammates at N.C. State, the two met at a camp at the school as seniors in high school, according to Wolff. Despite the fact that the two former teammates compete against each other in the NFL, they have remained close. In fact, Wolff says that he called Glennon to congratulate him when the news came through that he had won the starting quarterback in Tampa Bay from the newest Minnesota Viking, Josh Freeman.

According to Wolff, he thinks that he has the upper hand in the match-up.

“I think it’s an advantage for me. I know what kind of quarterback he is. He’s tall. Strong arm. He’s not very mobile. He’s not too athletic, but he has good footwork in the pocket. He doesn’t like to make mistakes. He throws a lot of slants, a lot of out routes. He’ll throw deep when he has the chance to, but he has to see something. Eli took 11 [deep] shots on us. He’s not going to take 11 shots.”

 

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