Pros And Cons: Mike GlennonJuly 10th, 2014
Though Joe likes to needle the numbers crunchers at Pro Football Focus as “nerds,” for trying to turn everything into a statistic, Joe must give them credit. They have done exhaustive work in a series breaking down quarterbacks to help fans get through the annual NFL summer siesta.
Now, Steve Palazzolo has offered detail analysis of Bucs backup quarterback Mike Glennon.
Before you start pounding your keyboard in rage at Joe, please note that Joe is simply offering findings by Palazzolo. Joe did not do the research. If you are outraged by any of the statistical gibberish, then please direct your venom at Palazzolo.
*On passes 11-30 yards downfield, Glennon was dreadful.
*On short passes and bombs, Glennon was pretty good; much better on short passes if not very good.
*Glennon got rattled too easily and opponents knew this. So Glennon’s struggles with pressure escalated because teams began throwing the kitchen sink at him with blitzes. It was an ugly downward cycle.
*When Glennon had time to set up deep in the pocket, he was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL.
*Struggled with throwing passes to his left, something former Cowboys player personnel director Gil Brandt always harps on Glennon about.
*In a strange twist, Glennon’s main targets fueled the fire of both his detractors and supporters. Glennon’s detractors scream how he’s a checkdown artist. His supporters claim he was trapped in a dink-and-dunk offense. They’re both right. Glennon’s favorite targets were running backs in short passes (non screen passes), the most of any quarterback in the NFL.
Again, these findings belong to Pro Football Focus. So Mike Glennon Mob loyalists should please click the link above before cursing Joe and wearing their fingers raw on their keyboard.
To be honest, Joe is growing intrigued to see what Glennon could do with a different coaching staff in a different offense. No offense to Glennon, but Joe hopes Glennon is invisible during the regular season. If not, that means either starter Josh McCown is stinking the joint up or hurt.