Will Glennon Act Like The Starter?April 7th, 2014
Mike Glennon started more games last season than Josh McCown has in the last six NFL campaigns.
Glennon was treated by his former head coach as a franchise quarterback on the rise, and Glennon earned the respect of his teammates. And many of those Buccaneers remain in the mix at One Buc Palace, from Vincent Jackson to Tim Wright, Demar Dotson, Doug Martin, Mike James and others.
So why exactly should anyone expect Glennon not to stand up before his team today, when players report back to One Buc Palace, and act like the incumbent starting quarterback?
Why should Glennon be afraid of journeyman McCown? He won’t be.
The Mike Glennon Mob has got to be confident Glennon won’t put his tail between his legs and get in line behind McCown. It’s not like the Bucs signed Drew Brees, Matt Ryan or Cam Newton. Frankly, if Glennon’s got any alpha dog/franchise QB in him, Glennon will be the most intense guy in the Bucs’ locker room on this historic day.
Joe’s not sure what to expect from Glennon, but Joe would lean toward Glennon forcing a quarterback controversy in every responsible way he can starting now. Aside from the fact most backup QBs tell you they have to approach everything like they are the starter, Glennon’s too smart to acquiesce to his plight.
Seemingly everything Glennon did when Lovie Smith was hired revealed a QB hungry to keep his starting job and win over his coaches. Whenever a coach was hired, it seemed Glennon was pounding on the door. He even started writing on the Internet to help remind everyone how he lit up Seattle’s defense for a half.
As Joe wrote months ago, this tight window between players reporting today and prior to the NFL Draft is Glennon’s best chance to shock his coaches and leave them in awe. It likely his only hope of sticking with the team. Because if the Bucs draft a quarterback, Glennon’s Bucs career is all but doomed.