Glennon Was A Tough Guy At Age 6

October 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.

7 Responses to “Glennon Was A Tough Guy At Age 6”

  1. JonBuc Says:

    Precursor to a victory!

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Mike Williams ruled out for today’s game. Ugh this just keeps getting worse.

    Joe- any word why he is out?

    Joe already has a story up. –Joe

  3. Capt. Tim Says:

    It’s good that the poor kid has been forced to play with broken bones.
    With this offense, it won’t be the last time.
    If the eagles can manage any kind of pass rush( they probably cant- they really suck), Glennon will be lucky to get thru the game.

    It’s really unfair that he is forced into this bad situation.

  4. Brandon Says:

    I don’t care if he’s tough at age 6. I care if he’s tough now and actually a decent QB.

    In other news, Bridgewater, Brett Hundley, Mariota, and Manziel are probably pretty tough guys too…only they are good QBs.

  5. RastaMon Says:

    awwwh……I had a tummy ache once……

  6. buc89 Says:

    Jfro would have overslept and missed the game

  7. Drew H. Says:

    I’m sick of all the “he can’t run” “he’s a statue” comments. I watched the kid practice almost everyday while at NC State and I watched him display some wheels when appropriate…those two big runs in the 2nd quarter today (18 yards total and on 3rd and long for a 1st Down) he looks like he’s got a little bit of his swag back and is just playing his game finally. Might sound crazy but something all you need to do is break a little run to realize its still just a game…

    Oh yeah, loving Sully up in the box. Birds eye is looking good, finally calling screen plays and emphasis on quick check down passes. Good first half.