A Move To Glennon In October?September 10th, 2013
Joe is often ridiculed when he mentions the “Mike Glennon Mob,” as if the Mob is somehow part of Joe’s imagination. Joe’s not in the mob, but one would have to have his head in the sand (or worse) to believe there isn’t a faction of Bucs fans that want Josh Freeman to hold a clipboard.
Hell, the first caller to The Greg Schiano Show last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network was a vocal member of the mob.
Joe’s met these Mob members. Joe gets email from these people. Mob members call sports radio daily. There’s even an offshoot of the Mob forming that thinks Greg Schiano should go to Glennon now because he doesn’t trust Freeman and that distrust will never lead to a championship.
For those who still think Joe’s imagining the Mob’s existence, ESPN is taking on the Mob mentality.
NFC South writer Pat Yasinskas felt compelled to write about the Bucs hypothetically going 0-4 and making a move to Glennon after the bye in Week 5.
When a team starts off badly, one of the first things that often happens is a change at quarterback. And it often happens coming off the bye week, so the new guy can get some work with the first team.
I don’t think the Bucs really want to throw rookie Mike Glennon out there, but they might not have much choice if this hypothetical plays out as a worst-case scenario. A benching would almost certainly mark the end of Freeman’s tenure with the Bucs. Plus, coach Greg Schiano would be on the hot seat if the season is spinning out of control and he could buy some time by going with Glennon and seeing some improvement.
Has the world gone mad?
The Bucs aren’t going to throw in the towel on the season in Week 5. Glennon proved nothing in preseason to make one think he’s ready to thrive. Geez, the Bucs even felt the need to keep a third quarterback, Dan Orlovsky, with Freeman and Glennon both healthy.
These are crazy times for Bucs fans. If the Bucs win Sunday, they literally will be in first place in the NFC South when all tiebreakers are factored in. If they lose, well, a Bill Cowher Mob might start forming.