No Surprises From GlennonSeptember 29th, 2013
Greg Schiano said he expected Mike Glennon to play smart and throw accurately today. The rookie did that — a little bit.
Overall, Glennon looked just like what Joe figured: inconsistent and overwhelmed at times. No surprises. Glennon was rattled in the second half, making too many mental and physical mistakes.
The scouting report on Glennon painted the third-round pick as a pocket statue who had big-time arm strength. And Bucs fans saw not just zip on his throws but also some deft touch early. Yes, Glennon also was immobile. Among other wheels-free moments, Glennon’s intentional grounding early in the second half, because he was stuck backpedaling inside the hash marks, was evidence.
That penalty seemed to shake Glennon and he didn’t recover. His first of two fourth-quarter interceptions was intended for Vincent Jackson. It was a dreadful throw to an open receiver.
Glennon finished 24-for-43 for 193 yards and two interceptions against a below-average defense.
Glennon’s development should be aided by the bye week. Unfortunately, he won’t go into the break with a healthy dose of personal confidence — and the confidence of his teammates.