Back To Earth For Mike GlennonDecember 1st, 2013
Joe’s not down on Mike Glennon for his big mistakes today. It’s what rookie quarterbacks do. Glennon just hadn’t been doing it much.
Despite a beautifully thrown ball to Vincent Jackson and other sharp throws, Joe knows many Bucs fans are ready to stop all plans to erect a Glennon monument on Dale Mabry Highway.
Today, Glennon didn’t look very special, and that’s an ominous feeling in a division with Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees. That’s not Glennon’s fault. It’s just the reality facing Bucs fans who dream of Super Bowls, not just winning records.
Again, Joe’s not down on Glennon. The kid has outperformed Joe’s wildest dreams for him in 2013. But the point is Glennon still has a long way to go to make Joe scratch
Johnny Football quarterback off Joe’s 2014 NFL Draft wish list.
Glennon’s faces the beatable Bills next Sunday in Tampa, but he’s also got a few nasty and challenging defenses to face after that to close the season. The Rams get after the quarterback, the 49ers have the fourth-ranked pass defense, and the Saints roll out all kinds of blitzes and confusing looks out of their 3-4 defense.
Joe’s glad Glennon will get to prove himself and learn at the same time. Glennon’s got all kinds opportunities to show Bucs fans he’s “the man” going forward. But like his head coach, he does have more to prove in December.