Glennon Not A Starter (Yet) For 2014March 10th, 2014
This may not sit well with the Mike Glennon Mob: Bucs head coach Lovie Smith isn’t exactly pro-Glennon but he’s not exactly anti-Glennon either. Lovie wants the best quarterback to start and that guy may not be on the roster.
At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Lovie told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times there may be a quarterback who the Bucs feel is the starter of the future.
“I know enough about that draft to know, yeah, there’s someone that would be worthy of the seventh pick because everything is on the board right now,” Smith told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “Whenever you have a chance to get a franchise quarterback, you have to consider that.”
Talking to Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Lovie reinforced his stance of not yet anointing Glennon as the starter, saying there will be competition for the job from several candidates.
“I like him as one of our quarterbacks right now, but we’re going to have at least four in camp and at least one (veteran) will be in the mix. And then you just let it all play out.”
Joe has to applaud Lovie for his prudent stance. Many of Joe’s readers think Joe wants to run Glennon out of town and that is about as wrong as wrong can be. What Joe does want is production from a quarterback and no, Joe doesn’t think a quarterback — rookie or veteran — who leads his offense to the basement of the NFL is the kind of production winning teams are looking for.
Injuries happen in the NFL and yes, the Bucs had their share on offense. Wouldn’t it be nice, for a change, to see a quarterback lift an offense and make his teammates play better? Is that really such a miserable standard? Maybe Jeff Tedford can work magic with Glennon? Hey, if Glennon can win a quarterback battle and grab the starter’s gig, more power to him.
Joe doesn’t feel like that’s such a heinous request.