In fact, Palmer revealed Wednesday that the team had his agent's phone ringing off the hook before the April trade that sent him to Arizona.
"My agent said that Tampa had been contacting him a lot," Palmer said, via the Buccaneers' official website. "I would have been very excited to be there. Their organization has a lot of good players across the board, but like I said, I'm excited and happy to be where I am. I'm excited about our future."
The fractured relationship between coach and quarterback led Freeman's camp to the offseason belief that just about everyone at One Buc Place was on board with the incumbent -- with the lone exception of Schiano.
The schism between the two only has grown since then.
Schiano wanted his own man under center. Now he's going with a hand-picked third-round draft pick. For the sake of Schiano's job security, Glennon better help pull the Bucs out of their 0-3 tailspin.