Glennon “Journey” To Acceptance Is Progressing

August 29th, 2013

Joe knows some readers despise references to the Mike Glennon Mob, whose members wish to rid the Bucs of Josh Freeman so the team can play a quarterback they believe could potentially deliver a Super Bowl.

For these folks, and they really do exist, Glennon’s readiness is far less important than the fact that he’s not Freeman, a man those fans believe has no shot of becoming a championship QB.

There’s really nothing odd or unique to these fans’ mindset. It happens every season in several NFL cities. Backup quarterbacks are often popular guys. Joe was first exposed to this as a kid in New Jersey. Jets fans screamed to dump Richard Todd for Matt Robinson, and Giants fans wanted to hang Phil Simms in favor Scott Brunner. Eventually Bill Parcells stripped the starting job from Simms before coming to his senses.

Today, Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud penned a piece about Glennon that includes backup Dan Orlovsky explaining locker-room faith in Glennon is there and growing.

“I do think that Mike will be ready,” Orlovsky said. “He’s been impressive with the way he’s handled himself, with the way he’s handled the offense. He’s not scared to rip it, which is a good quality. He can. The ball comes off his hand really nice.

“I think the biggest thing for Mike is he’s proven to his teammates he’s got something there to him. That will be something he has to continue every week to prove to his teammates that, ‘if something does happen, I’m okay, guys.’ I think he’s started that journey.”

Yesterday, Greg Schiano talked about how Glennon has “shown that he can make all the throws.” This morning, Stroud said on his WDAE-AM 620 radio show that Orlovsky likely will become an NFL coach and his highly respected in the Bucs’ organization.

All this small stuff adds adds fuel to the Mob.

Glennon should be progressing and developing, and fans with good mental health should embrace it. The Mob shouldn’t be rooting against Freeman. But Joe knows the attitude of these fans, that Freeman can’t be a winner, and that just won’t change until he’s playing in January.

36 Responses to “Glennon “Journey” To Acceptance Is Progressing”

  1. MadMax Says:

    Tonight will be important for Glennon….he’s starting and should get a lot of time. I doubt the skins play many of their firsts, if any. So its the best chance to see what we really have in him.

    I never pull for Josh to suck or fail…I get pi$$ed and say things in haste like “Ive already given up on him”, but let me correct that and say I want to see the good Josh a lot more than the bad Josh. The bad Josh is who Ive given up on.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    There’s something wrong with their brain or their eyes, or both, which causes Buc fans to overlook the errors made by 52 of the 53 players on the Bucs roster. Nope, it’s always Josh Freeman’s fault, and whoever’s holding the clipboard is always Jesus Christ in a jockstrap.

  3. Raphael Says:

    Glennon does throw a nice ball. He is definitely talented.Freeman has 4 yrs of experience so obviously there is no real comparison. Lol @ the Glennon mob tho .. Sry I couldn’t resist ..

  4. Couch Fan Says:

    But Joe knows the attitude of these fans, that Freeman can’t be a winner, and that just won’t change until he’s playing in January.

    Should we settle for less? I wont.

  5. stevek Says:

    Who is the mob exactly?

    I am in support of the Bucs, whoever is the starting QB. I just want victory on Sundays.

    Freeman is the obvious starter, but it is rather encouraging to see that we may have something with Glennon.

    Josh has his destiny in his own hands, this year. The time is now. Hopefully, we make the playoffs with Freeman as our QB, if not, then hopefully Glennon develops into a suitable NFL QB.

    What gives?

    Why would anyone want Freeman to fail? I am just tired of watching “bad Josh” take the snaps. That guy needs to go away.

  6. stevek Says:


    You are right. Why settle for mediocrity? Just because the Bucs have been a mediocre/subpar Franchise for most of their existence, doesn’t mean we need to accept that fate and “settle for less”.

    Not anymore, as other teams have proved, it is easy to kick the tires on a young QB.

    Guys don’t come into the league and hold the clipboard for 3-4 years before getting an opportunity. It just doesn’t work like that anymore.

  7. Walter Says:

    I’ll NEVER accept that shmuck as QB!!!!

    Lol just playing, he seems capable, if Freeman sucks on ice, I’m all for letting Glennon have a shot.

    HOWEVER: if Glennon also sucks on ice, I’d rather they draft a better QB talent in the 1st Round of the draft next year.

  8. Couch Fan Says:

    Completely agree. I want my team to strive for perfection, not settle because they might not be able to find better. Someone had a really good comment a while ago on these boards and can’t remember who it was. But said, The fear of change is not a valid reason not to change.

  9. bucfanjeff Says:

    Glad he’s improving. 2 good QB’s is only helpful.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    I’ll be cheering him on tonight, because he’s a Buc.

  11. Ricardo Esteban Says:

    we have to have hope. at least with Glennon there is hope.

    it’s not that I or we don’t want Free to succeed, but at a certain point a person loses hope.

    based on everything I have seen I’ve lost 90% of confidence in Free and therefore I see very little hope with him as our starting QB.

    but there’s still a chance. and I root for whoever the starter is.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    I also think Schiano is the type of coach that would not hesitate to pull the plug on Freeman if he didn’t think he was capable. That includes week 1. Since Freeman has been named the starter for week 1. It’s obvious to me that Schiano likes his chances better with Freeman at QB as of right now.

  13. Walter Says:

    Lol a week before the season starts and NOW everyone is being civil. Looks like we all have our priorities straightened out now

  14. Ricardo Esteban Says:

    meh, I would not say that 87.

    Free is the vet and Schiano would be putting his own neck in the rope if he pulled the vet before letting him fail 1st.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Yeah Walter how long do you think it will last?

  16. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol we all have the same purpose, a Bucs win every week. We all just have different ideas on how to go about it. Mine is just better than yours. LMAO joking

  17. Walter Says:


    Depends on Freeman, he divided the fans in the first place. If he does what you and I think he is capable of this year, these 100+ comment long wars of words will probably never happen again. Just goes to show the power of QB’s nowadays, a good one will unite a fan base, a bad one can tear one apart.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    ^^yup especially an enigmatic QB

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    I think if Josh gets replaced or does really well. The battles will stop either way, because then we’ll all be rooting for Glennon.

  20. RBellBuc Says:

    Give me fuel
    Give me fire
    Give me that
    Which I desire.

    I’m confident Glennon will be able to hold that clipboard really well until he’s called upon. This will allow him to grow without the immediate fire and lengthy expectations against a brutal top half schedule. Psychologically it would be better for Freeman if Glennon started and failed miserably in the beginning against some really good teams (except the Jets of course). If Glennon were to go 1-5 or 0-6, the mob would be calling for Freeman again. …lol

  21. stevek Says:


    Great point. I agree 100% Today’s NFL QB is EVERYTHING.

  22. lightningbuc Says:

    This “mob” is a figment of Joe’s imagination – kind of like our GM being a “rock star”.

  23. Mike J Says:

    I can remember when Denver fans wanted Elway gone. Heck, I can recall when Steeler fans wanted Terry at QB–Hanratty, not Bradshaw. The back-up is often the Peoples’ Choice.
    Hanratty, BTW, was the 2nd-string to SOS the Bucs’ 1st season.

  24. Walter Says:


    If Glennon takes over, yeah I’ll root for him, but his leash isn’t long with me at all. He’s a 3rd round QB, if his upside was so great, he would have been a 1st round pick, especially considering how coveted QB’s are in today’s NFL. I’d say, if we start off 1-3 or 0-4, we put in Glennon, and we finish off the season any worse than 4-12 or 3-13, we pull a Carolina and draft a 1st round QB next year. Basically, give Glennon the Jimmy Clausen treatment.

  25. bucrightoff Says:

    Hopefully Glennon develops well. And hopefully Freeman finds the consistency. Being able to trade Glennon for a higher pick than he was taken with would be outstanding obviously. And if he shows the signs, with the NFL being the NFL, its entirely possible to get a 1st rounder for him.

  26. Capt. Tim Says:

    Whining for the backup QB( who is mediocre on his best day) is so cliche and brainless, that the “start Glennon” club is good for an hourly laugh here!

    So far- this team looks so bad, that Freeman WANTS to be run out of town.

    And anyone who has watched that Chinese fire drill- and thinks its one guys fault- knows nothing about football. They are just regurgitating what they hear.

  27. chef paul Says:

    I don’t think the Glennon mob is real. All I can go by tho is this website. But from I see there’s just one or two jokers that aren’t really serious. Yesterday one of the joes kept saying “there’s a percentage” of fans out there. I think its a very small percentage. But what do I know. There could rumbling around town I don’t hear

  28. Tony Says:

    Joe coined something and now he won’t let it die…nothing more, nothing less. That being said, if Freeman’s recent form continues (last 6 games and preseason), you HAVE to make a change during the season unfortunately. Don’t know what happened to that guy.

  29. mpmalloy Says:


  30. Mean D Says:

    The real question is will Raphael, Buc1987 or Capt. Tim have Freeman’s first baby?

  31. IamTheOne Says:

    If you look to our south, you will see an NFL team that changes qb’s and coaches like stars change wives.

    How is that working out for them?

    Consistency is the key. Dang children of the television, get a grip on your minds. I am not saying ride a dead horse but yall are just to dang trigger happy.

    Slow your roll and stay positive my friends.

  32. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    The “Glennon Mob” thing has no feet, it’s a tired repetitive phrase Joe should just let die. I, too, believe it is a figment of Joe’s blogimation to only stir interest of the Freeman suck-age subject; only it’s wholly lame and the least bit fascinating because it has yet been proven to exist. Hell, I’ve seen few posters show devout faith in Glennon, but more than aplenty to only criticize Freeman’s play.

    Boring, Joe. Nobody cares. Move on. There’s got to be a better expression for the Freeman haters. It’s just as lame as the phrase “J-Fro 6-pack”

  33. Biff Barker Says:

    Groan, sigh, poor Walter……
    “If Glennon takes over, yeah I’ll root for him, but his leash isn’t long with me at all. He’s a 3rd round QB, if his upside was so great, he would have been a 1st
    round pick”
    So, his leash is short simply because he was not a first rounder? Our first round “bust in waiting” has had 56 regular season starts and still no faith from his team, no contract and is this years Mark Sanchezesque NFL QB joke. But, nice of you to give Free all the leash he needs Walter. He’s got enough now that if you hung him from the Skyway today, he’d drown.

  34. George Hardy Says:

    Joe Not Very Funny Bucs Fan seems to have a not very high opinion of Mike Glennon. I think he has talent and hope he is as lucky as AAron Rodgers was at Green Bay. a couple of years on the bench and he will be ready to go.

  35. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    @Mean D,^^^^^^^GOOD 1 MAN,HEY,They will take turns babysitting li’l free.

  36. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    @1987,Ur stuck on stupid pal.