Mike Glennon Should Not StartAugust 16th, 2013
Joe is confident the Mike Glennon Mob will sleep little tonight, unless mass quantities of alcoholic beverages are consumed.
Glennon, the Bucs’ backup quarterback, came into an ugly game played by the Bucs at New England and led the Bucs on three scoring drives, often doing what Freeman struggles to do: Throw with accuracy.
And, no, that doesn’t and shouldn’t be a reason for Glennon to start Week 1 against the Jets, despite Freeman playing more like a rookie than Glennon.
Look, is it nice what Glennon did? Sure. But who was he playing against? The vast majority of players on the field for the Patriots facing Glennon will be filing for unemployment in two weeks. Why should Joe — or any sober fan — get all worked up that a quarterback moved this offense against a bunch of Arena League players?
Then throw in the fact the Patriots were running a vanilla defense for Glennon. No coach in his right mind, and Bill Belicheat is among the best, is going to put something on tape in preseason that may be important in the regular seaosn.
No, Glennon should not start. And, yes, Freeman gives the Bucs the best chance to get to the playoffs. This year.