Coach-QB Chemistry Brewing On Bucs’ Sidelines

October 16th, 2013

“Hey Mike, you hear the one about the priest, the rabbi and the Kansas State QB who walk into a bar?”

One could say Mike Glennon and Greg Schiano are married. Does anyone really think the Bucs’ hierarchy would grant Schiano a chance to develop a third top QB prospect in three years?

Joe doubts it. If Glennon doesn’t prove to be a strong starter, that surely will spell doom for the New Schiano Order. Joe can’t envision a scenario in which Glennon is subpar and Schiano gets another crack at the QB apple.

So Joe and other fans are left to pull for Glennon to be a stud.

Schiano has been vocally giddy about his young QB, and on the head coach’s radio show Monday on WDAE-AM 620, Schiano had a big smile in his voice talking about how he and Glennon were having fun on the sidelines against the Eagles.

“As a coach and the quarterback, you’re having a little fun with the thing, it’s good,” Schiano said of his gameday antics with Glennon. “And Mike’s just going to get better and better and better. And the people around him, you know. We didn’t have Mike Williams this past week. You know, it’s going to be good to get him back and get [Glennon] playing with him more. So I think as everybody becomes more comfortable with each other.  You know, with the emergence of Tim Wright in the passing game, that was also very important. You know, I think Mike Glennon’s going to keep getting better and better.”

Reading that has to get the Mike Glennon Mob all jacked up. And for the record, count Joe as a new, entry-level member of the Mob.

Glennon is the No. 1 QB on the roster and he seems like he could become a productive NFL QB, a solid third-round pick. Not a special guy that’s going to win a Super Bowl, but a solid football player and a likeable kid.

65 Responses to “Coach-QB Chemistry Brewing On Bucs’ Sidelines”

  1. d-money Says:

    Glennon will be a great QB someday….as soon as the NFL outlaws passes longer than 15 yards.

  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I already have more confidence in Glennon after two games than I’ve ever had in Freeman. And I wasn’t even part of the “Glennon Mob”.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe I’ve been quiet for a while. Stunned. I don’t think in all my years as a sports fan I had such optimism at the beginning of a season come crashing down so fast and hard. Brutal! Oh and I am an old dude. But there are still gentlemen clubs and beer so all will correct with the world. Oh and yes, I have ate a big $h1T sandwich over defending freeman he was a joke and I was totally fooled by that clown.

    Glennon is not the answer folks we are just throwing away the season. Our owners have ZERO Cojones between all the brothers.

    I am embarrassed to be a fan with the circus surrounding the team and mainly Schiano. Therefore, for the life of me, I can not understand how ownership can not be embarrassed. I think Schiano had it backwards when he used the term laughingstock. I believe he meant to say that the Glazers hired him to create a laughingstock franchise… Well Done Coach! You succeeded at that!

    that photo caption might be the best one you have came up with Joe. Very Nice Sir!

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    The Bull rarely threw deep passes and Rivers dinked and dunked the Colts to death Monday night.

  5. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    You know, we are 1-9 in the last 10 games coach. You know, you will get canned if we don’t start winning soon. You know…

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Check that the Bull rarely threw deep passes with the Bucs….just so no one gets that confused.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    for got to mention I love the offensive leader aka coordinator cowering in the background of the picture. I don’t blame Sullivan I believe that he is handcuffed by mighty mouse the control freak. I-4E to I-95 North = JERSEY #ToesHitTheRoad

  8. Deminion Says:

    I joined the mon as soon as he became the starter… Gotta see his deep ball tho… Guys weren’t really open for him

  9. d-money Says:


    You definately don’t have to throw deep to win but you most certainly need to have the ability to do so if needed.

    Rivers can when needed and the Bull could when needed go deep but Glennon has not shown so far that he has any touch at all going deep.

  10. Deminion Says:


  11. Sebas Says:

    Schiano and glennon having fun on the sidelines during the game. I hope it wasn’t filmed by the staff. I don’t think fun is tolerated.

  12. Bulldog Says:

    So happy to see the 0-16 mob having fun on the sideline. Hope it wasn’t caught on spy cam.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Well Glennon certainly could throw the deep ball in college and I know college is different, but throwing the ball is not. He can throw the deep ball when needed. Here’s a watch for ya.

  14. RCS Says:

    I don’t get all the hate on Glennon from all of the fans. Can some who have done nothing but bash him explain their hate for him after only 2 games? I seriously doubt many followed NC State to know much about him.

    Also I think many would be served to YouTube him and watch the highlights from his AZ game. On at least 90% of his throws he’s getting drilled. He had no protection that game (and if you put Freeman in there with that protection he would have thrown at least 4 ints)
    I’m not saying he’s the answer to the QB spot (manly cause he’s only played 2 games) but I’m not saying he’s not either.

  15. BirdDoggers Says:

    Glennon has done a good job so far. Unfortunately, he’s in a tough spot with a head coach that appears to be out the door after this season. A new coach will want their own guy. And once again, a QB with promise will have to find success somewhere else.

  16. ctord Says:

    So the goal is to not win super bowls? we are okay with fair play from a third round pick? I am not in on that. However, I hope Glennon is a daimond in the rough special player that can get better and lead the bucs to the Super bowl in a few years. I route for the bucs no matter what and was on the Glennon bandwagon when he became number 1 but I don’t think fans should settle for okay with no chance at a super bowl. Schiano has some work to do to prove to me he can handle the job and he is not over his head. A productive up and coming qb would go a long way in that for me.

  17. ctord Says:

    ^ root

  18. Meh Says:

    Coach/QB chemistry? Schiano and Freeman were like Sodium and Water. We had plenty of chemistry.

  19. Meh Says:

    And I agree on the Glennon hate. Give him a chance. Look, I think the guy looks like a good backup, not a starter. He’s 2 games in though. It is too early to say. Try not to misdirect your (justifiable) feelings towards Schiano at Glennon.

  20. Jason Says:

    Well Joe, I don’t know about you but I want a great QB that CAN win a SUPERBOWL not a likeable kid that can do just enough to keep the team at 9-7 every year!! Everytime I turn around you are changing your mind about something. So know you don’t want the bucs to fire Schiano, not because he could continue our slide so we can get a better draft pick but because you like Glennon and he’s a nice guy who could be an ok QB??!! Your logic is awful. Also take into fact he played the EAGLES 31st ranked pass defense!!! It was only his 2nd game now there is film on this guy you think things will get easier ???!! If they do that’s good cause just maybe then we do have a diamond in the rough but if not here you go on your waffling again.

    Please improve your reading. Joe never wrote anything here about an opinion on firing Schiano. This post is about Mike Glennon and his coach’s love for him. Would you prefer Joe root against Glennon?–Joe

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Question for everyone. I know this is a pipe dream, but if the Bucs win the next three games, would you still want Schiano gone?

    What if they won 5 of the next six games?

    What if they, by some miracle that could only be credited to God, won 7 in a row to end the season?

    What would it take at this point to make you want to keep Schiano?

  22. Lev Says:

    For his second start I liked his decision making. Also liked his ability to get the ball out quick. I think he will develop into a QB that can help a team win.

  23. Meh Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai, I would want Schiano gone even if he won every game left on the schedule. That bridge is burned as far as I’m concerned.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Nicks may be gone for the season???

  25. Lev Says:

    If UnderWOOD didn’t suck the D and stop running that deep rout, Glennon would have hit that idiot in stride for a TD and everyone would be loving his deep ball.

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Meh, really? 12-5 and you would want him gone??? Wow.

  27. bucfanjeff Says:

    Glennon has nice touch and accuracy in short to intermediate throws (west coast offense), but lacks accuracy on deep throws (Bucs offense) – badly. Even the youtube video linked above, watch how many times the WR has to wait for the ball. Rarely does he hit the WR long balls in stride. If he can fix that, he has a chance. He clearly is very cerebral which will serve him well. He is NOT mobile so any team that blitzes the shiznit out of us will be successful. Short hot reads vs the blitz is his friend. The long iso’s won’t help him.
    Pass protect, Pass protect, Pass protect!!

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Sorry, 11-5. I need caffeine.

  29. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    bucfanjeff, he’s more mobile than he seems apparently. He did scramble a couple times. Successfully.

  30. Meh Says:

    Yes, I want Schiano gone. Period. Today.

  31. Bucsfanman Says:

    RCS, I’m with you on this one. He’s played 2 games and the first was trial by fire. He looked more comfortable in the pocket than Freeman and actually even showed a little more mobility(in the pocket!). When he gets better protection and our running game starts clicking we should be able to see some more downfield throws.
    Don’t forget, Kid n Play was starting in place of Williams against Philly! He’d have a better chance of catching the football in his hair!!!
    Tmaxcon, I agree with your first paragraph. What a disappointment! I think this thing needs to play out though. I’m not so sure firing Schiano is going to fix this mess and we need to see more from Glennon before burying him too.
    Winning is the best elixir. I don’t want to see them play for better draft picks, that’s stupid!
    Go Bucs! Deep-fry the Birds!

  32. Warrenfb12 Says:

    lol@ the joke intro under the the picture.

  33. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Glennon had a 60.5 pct Sunday. That wasn’t bad. Amazing what being able to complete short passes will do for your completion ration as well.

  34. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    What exactly would you expect in the first two games from a rookie QB without a decent O-line/Running Game?
    I think he did very well and will improve. There is absolutely no question he is more accurate than Freeman on short and intermediate passes and I believe he will improve with his long game.
    Also, I think he sees the field better and can already read defenses better than Freeman. And….guess what….the price is right with Glennon.

  35. FrankPillow Says:

    Glennon was average against a terrible defense. I’m not saying the kid doesn’t have potential, but let’s not put too much stock in his performance last Sunday. Absent any Philly LB from covering Tim Wright, his stat-line wouldn’t be too hot. Nevertheless, I’d love to see him get better and better. I think he can, but I’m not convinced that he’s what a francise, long-term, is looking for in a modern QB. And Coach S., there was NOTHING fun about any of the past dozen Sundays you’ve been on the sideline.

  36. Patrick Says:

    Glennon is definitely a suitable backup. Most likely he’ll probably be a game manager quarterback, one who can win you games and get you by but won’t light it up every Sunday

  37. Says:

    I just don’t believe anything this guys says anymore..

  38. bucsQcCity Says:

    “As a coach and the quarterback, you’re having a little fun with the thing, it’s good”

    It’s easy to have fun at the job when you don’t have to produce results over a finite period of time..

    I like Glennon and if he’s proving to be good in an awful season, it will be a tough decide if we use the draft pick for a stellar college QB. I think the defense will be the trademark and the offense just will need to be efficient so I would lean toward a DE but the season is still young so we’ll see..

  39. Tim Says:

    It is way to early to judge what kind of QB Glennon will be in the NFL, but so far I like what I see.

    The Glennon haters are all the JFro man crushers out there, maybe they can go gambling with the Big Dog or snow skiing with JFro. There is no reason to get down on the kid, yet…

  40. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol you people are to funny. So quick to give up on someone. So what happens if we draft a 1st round QB and he doesn’t light the world up after 2 games? Are you gonna be bashing that guy and calling him a back up as well after 2 freakin games?

  41. buc89 Says:

    Glennon has played better than I’ve expected him to. Underwood effed up every time the ball was thrown his way, gets cut from the team and only keeps his hair in shape

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    Couch Fan…probably so.

  43. buc4lyfe Says:

    entry-level member of the Mob sounds about right joe. schiano said he wanted to be explosive and take shots down the field which is what freeman did but he’s not asking glennon to do that because everytime he does its awful. i like the kid but complete a pass beyond 20 yards and ill be more impressed because i dont want to have to waste another top 10 pick on another quarterback, lets hope he can be a franchise qb but for now he’s in that nick foles category

  44. Couch Fan Says:

    I realize that everyone is entitled to there own opinion and I’ve had some negative posts myself. But I gave THAT guy 5 years and he clearly was never going to get better for us. And I never let my hate for THAT guy cloud my judgement towards anything else Bucs. I find it distasteful and childish that a lot of people are letting there hate for Dom/Schiano leak into every part of there fandom….

    If I was as spiteful as some of yous I’d go out more and root for another team.

  45. Posey99 Says:

    Glennon last game (second game ever) was better than freeman’s last 5 games…enough said. Schiano was right, get over it. Glennons looking good hopefully he continues to get better with Mike Will back

  46. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I agree Couch.

    I find it ironic that the idea was to find out who leaked Freeman’s info to the press…yet Schiano got blamed for it.

    The NFL Players Association would want the coach to look bad over the players. They claim Schiano told three players? Did that excuse one or all of those players leaking it to the press?

  47. Chef Paul Says:


    To answer your question, Even though I want Schiano gone today, right now, as I type, if he stays the rest of the year and we finish at 8-8 or better, I would be willing to give him another shot. Anything less than that, I probably wouldn’t want him back. Just my opinion

  48. Celly Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:
    October 16th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Glennon had a 60.5 pct Sunday. That wasn’t bad. Amazing what being able to complete short passes will do for your completion ration as well.

    Also amazing what a game plan that calls for frequent short passes will do too.

  49. Stranger Says:


    Schiano hasn’t been right all season.

  50. chickster Says:

    Look at the pic of the little bitch oc in the background

  51. chickster Says:

    Just a note do you want this skinny geeky looking kid to be the face of this franchise but then again there are some ugly mferes in tampa

  52. chickster Says:

    I think Jason hits it right on it takes a hell of a qb to get to the super bowl I do not think that defensive things going to get it anymore

  53. chickster Says:

    paul winning anymore games this year or any means nothing what you mean carry over to next year . What you get this year is what you will see next year and it might be even worse what free agents would want to come here

  54. buccaneer#1 Says:

    Maybe I’m blind but the same results as freeman NO WINS. Isn’t that why we got rit of him, or the HC got what he wanted lets look at all the changes on offense since the new QB has been under center why not before.

  55. OAR Says:

    One of Tampa’s ugly mf’ers here,
    He’s got Peyton and Eli’s good looks, so why not the face of a franchise?
    I could care less what he looks like, as long as he can play the QB position.
    BTW what is an mferes? My Spanish is rusty.

  56. THETRUTH Says:

    good to see a QB that actually goes through his progressions, that why you see passes to check down. what a difference it makes when you dont stare down the receiver from before the snap(Freeman)


  57. OAR Says:

    Thanks! I was wondering, if anyone else was seeing what I was seeing.

  58. PRBucFan Says:

    He definitely wasn’t just a “manager” on Sunday he threw for 1st downs on numerous 3rd downs, he kept drives alive in spite of our team on Sunday.

    If he progresses more through out the season, I suspect he will be much more than a “back up game manager”.

    I hope he succeeds, if not let the search commence during the off season.

    But why hope he fails? That only hurts our beloved Bucs.

  59. PRBucFan Says:

    And P.S.

    Who the hell cares about how “good looking” our players are?


    I wasn’t aware we were watching modeling and not football

  60. Buc1987 Says:

    Plus his neck is just as long a Peyton’s. For the morons that think I think he will become another Manning because of his neck. Think again. I’m just stating Manning has a long neck too. So who cares about what he looks like?
    Apparently a few numbnuts do. He could look like Freddy Krueger as long as he remains accurate I don’t give an ef.

  61. coach80m Says:

    Not to be facetious or sarcastic, but how many of you have actually played any football to make some of the statements you make re: what has happened in games, what type of system do we actually run, etc. I am not trying to start a war, but I get the feeling that a lot of people are like fantasy football types. Peace from Canada.

  62. MadMax Says:

    Well, with the few games under his belt and schiano throwing him to the wolves, Im happy with Glennon. He is a rookie, remember? and not a 5 year rookie like freefree.

    Glad my GF is a huge Giants fan at the moment, she’s all over my boasting about them getting their first win mon. night, lol.

  63. MadMax Says:

    @coachm80….QB, TE and LB in high school….always qb in backyard though cuz I gots the big arm….even grown men couldnt throw deeper than me when I was 16, plus I ran a 4.6 40 back then (1988). But I was more into music and had to choose which one to spend more time on.

  64. jbskiff Says:

    @Joe You in Glennon Mob? Better be careful next time you see SD the dog will bite you in the arse. Its absolutely ridiculous how many fair weather fans are willing to trash his carer because he doesn’t look like they want him to. As for his throwing ability, Joe you should write and interview his receivers on how they see him as a QB. OH that’s right…every one of those big football players are scared of Schiano and wont tell the truth. If I was one of them Id have a heart to heart with your good friend, the dean of Bull Spit in Tampa. A man who has a stellar(or is that cellar) past. Maybe you can ask him if he is still pissed that Schiano cut his first pressers short and he was there and didn’t get to ask a question. How dare him = send him back to college. That was first day mind you. Why does he have so much proof? Is he Freeman’s agent?

  65. MadMax Says:

    How about you coach80m? Whats your experience? You know those 111,222,333/1111,2222,3333?