Jerry Angelo: Glennon Is 28th Best QBFebruary 12th, 2014
Joe consistently brings you varying assessments of Mike Glennon. Why? Because Glennon’s starting job is not secure — and he plays the most important position on the football field.
Joe could go on.
But now there’s yet another NFL insider type weighing in on Glennon. Former Bucs personnel man and Bears general manager (and Lovie Smith colleague) Jerry Angelo has ranked every quarterback in the NFL for TheSidelineReview.com.
The good news for the Mike Glennon Mob is that Glennon rates higher than Michael Vick and leaky, sleep Josh Freeman.
The bad news is Glennon ranked 28th in the league, right behind Jake Locker and Ryan Tannehill.
Angelo put Glennon in a group of QBs that can “compete with a good supporting cast and quality coaching, but lacks something, i.e., arm talent (strength or accuracy), poise, instincts.” Per Angelo, Glennon is “not good enough. To win with him 2 of the 3 of the phases have to dominate or surround him with high caliber players.”
“He showed good poise and good arm strength. Can see over the rush and can get the ball down field. Those are the pluses,” Angelo wrote of Glennon. “The negatives are he’s to slow and immobile. Will hold onto the ball long after his internal clock should have gone off and struggles to extend a play once it breaks down. His accuracy is average and struggles in the intermediate area of the field.”
Now Angelo’s scouting of Glennon is slightly more interesting than others’ because of his relationship with Lovie. He hired Lovie and they worked together for many years. Both were unemployed last year and a friend of Lovie and Angelo, longtime scout and NationalFootballPost.com writer Greg Gabriel, was publicly lobbying for each man to land in Tampa.
Joe wonders if Angelo and Lovie spent time assessing Glennon last year.