The End Of The Mike Glennon EraDecember 30th, 2013
Joe’s sure of one thing about whoever the new Bucs head coach will be. He won’t be rolling with Mike Glennon. No chance.
Sure, Glennon will be here, and he’ll compete, but he’s got a flimsy chance of starting. Team Glazer didn’t drop the hammer on rockstar general Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano to ride No. 8 to the promised land.
Bucs lore tells us that Team Glazer was frustrated that Chucky couldn’t develop/land a franchise quarterback. Remember, Team Glazer signed off on paying Brett Favre $12 million per season to add him to the 2008 team that was coming off a division title.
Favre jilted them, but Team Glazer still wanted a franchise quarterback. The alleged 2009 edict to Dominik and Raheem Morris was to ditch Jeff Garcia and draft a quarterback in the first round or score a name in free agency.
Dominik moved to land Matt Cassel and Jay Cutler, but those deals didn’t go down. Josh Freeman was drafted and Team Glazer was satisfied, rightfully so after Freeman’s stunning 2010 season.
Joe fully expects Team Glazer to demand a top quarterback or quarterback prospect of the new regime. Glennon isn’t the guy. For Glennon, he was in the right place at the right time this season, but he didn’t stand out. Pretty good is nowhere near good enough, not in the NFC South. Not when Glennon never threw for 300 yards in a game or sent fans on a mad rush to buy his jersey.
Joe’s all in favor of scoring Johnny Football, but the Bucs might not be willing to wait that long, that far past free agency and pre-draft trades.