Still Not Sold On Mike Glennon (Yet)December 15th, 2013
Joe knows many Bucs fans have already anointed quarterback Mike Glennon as their next franchise quarterback. Joe also knows if Bucs commander Greg Schiano returns, it’s hard to believe Glennon won’t be the Bucs quarterback.
Joe wants to believe in the guy, he really does. But Glennon had another meh game today, which is now his fourth lackluster game in a row.
Oh, Glennon did some good things. The Bucs’ lone scoring drive in the first half, in the waning moments of the second quarter, was a thing of beauty. Glennon completed five of six passes, ending the drive with an 11-yard strike to Vincent Jackson to pull the Bucs within 17-7.
There was also another play where Glennon, with the Bucs backed up deep in their own territory, dodged a safety, rolled left and hit Vincent Jackson along the left sidelines for a first down.
Other than that, Glennon looked mortal. Nothing special. Nothing you would expect from a franchise quarterback.
Is he better than Geno Smith? Yeah. Is he better than EJ Manuel? Yeah. Are those attributes special? Not particularly.
Simply put, Glennon, unless he totally blows up, is still the fourth-best quarterback in the four-team NFC South. And as long as you have the fourth-best quarterback in your division in a quarterback league, making the playoffs much less making a run at a Super Bowl is going to be a major uphill climb.
Joe believes rock star general manager Mark Dominik will have some long sleepless nights trying to decide if Glennon is indeed the man to bank on, or whether he should brush up on what type of Tex-Mex Johnny Football likes to grub out on.