Glennon Was A Tough Guy At Age 6October 13th, 2013
The Express-Times, a small western New Jersey/Pennsylvania newspaper, has penned a feature on Mike Glennon focusing on his youth spent in small-town Jersey. Glennon’s dad and brother share stories that give you a deeper sense of Glennon the competitor.
It seems Glennon never let pain get in his way.
“We were at a Phillipsburg (High School) football game and of course the kids had no patience for that, and they were playing tackle football on the pavement behind the field,” [Glennon's dad] said.
Sean, who was 10 and Mike 6 at the time, picks it up from there.
“I hit Mike hard (tackling him), and Mike was kind of acting like a baby at the time and started crying and he didn’t get much consolation from my parents. So the next morning he had a flag football game and he acting like he didn’t want to play and I told him to suck it up. It turned out I’d broken his collarbone and there he was, trying to play flag football with a broken collarbone.”
John had had Mike checked out the Friday night before and the doctor had not found a broken bone.
“He wasn’t his aggressive self,” John said. “So I brought him to another doctor who diagnosed the broken collarbone. Mike was a tough kid.”
Joe’s not sure the Eagles will be able to knock Glennon around today and test that physical toughness, but surely that will come later this season. Glennon isn’t mobile and there are some ferocious pass-rushing teams on the schedule.