Maturity, Demeanor Not Issues For Glennon

October 9th, 2013

Mike Glennon is the man. He’s the battlefield commander of the Bucs offense.

Joe set out today to learn what Glennon may or may not be showing his teammates that represents an upgrade from the Bucs’ previous franchise quarterback, the artist formerly known as No. 5.

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan was happy to answer Joe’s question: “Can you give a sense of how the on-field leadership and practice leadership has changed since you made the switch to Mike Glennon?”

“I think Mike, from the day that he got here, had a great work ethic and a maturity about him. I mean, kind of you talk about those rookies that are 22 going on 42, in terms of just really knowing when it’s time to focus and bear down and put in the time,” Sullivan said.

“I think his teammates, through practice at least and even in our most recent ballgame, have been able to see a guy that it’s not too big for him. That he is willing to stay in there and put his face in the fan so to speak. In the pass plays he doesn’t get rattled — in terms of his first time out of the gate with the huddle calls. He’s put in the time. He’s shown the maturity. He’s making some plays. There’s been a level of execution and tempo that we’ve had that’s been very, very good. That’s a credit to Mike and all the hard work he’s doing. And I think his teammates have responded to that. … I think the other offensive layers and even some of the defensive players are taking note of that.”

Darrelle Revis says Glennon looks and acts the part.

“Mike, he has that demeanor like a quarterback is supposed to have. He comes in here he works hard; he has like a leadership role to him,” Revis said. “He’s doing what he needs to do, man.”

There was plenty more love for Glennon today at One Buc Palace.

Joe’s eager to see how Glennon bounces back Sunday against a poor Eagles defense. Against Arizona, Joe saw a rookie who crumbled after a third-quarter intentional grounding call. After that point, Glennon was 7-for-15 with two interceptions.

36 Responses to “Maturity, Demeanor Not Issues For Glennon”

  1. BirdDoggers Says:

    From a work ethic and commitment standpoint, I would say Glennon offers much more than Freeman before he was cut. If Glennon can be an accurate passer, that’s an upgrade too. The only issue that I can see being Glennon’s downfall is his lack of mobility. Hopefully he can help this team string together some wins.

  2. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    I think Glennon’s smarts and maturity on and off the field were the reasons he attracted the Bucs. That coupled with his arm should outweigh his lack of mobility.
    Somehow….and I could be wrong…but I think an O-line plays just a bit harder knowing that their QB lacks mobility. They absolutely know how crucial it is for them to protect.

  3. McBucs Says:

    The top QBs in the league are not all that mobile. P.Manning, Brees, Brady, and Rodgers are not known to run like Mike Vick. Protection and accurate throws are what we need. Lead the receiver open. What we need even more though is half time adjustments to the plan. There does not seem to be a plan B, so if you fail to plan…well, you all know where that leads. I hope the coaching staff starts game planning better. The players looked like they had a little more pep in the first half of the last game, but they game plan remained the same and they were stopped. Glennon may have crumbled after the IG call, but the coaches did not help him or the running game at al;l in the second half.

  4. Splengo Says:

    It’s always nice to have people say nice things about you, but in the world Mike Glennon lives in it’s all about wins and losses. So forget the rhetoric. If he wins he will be a hero, if he loses we’ll run him out of town. I didn’t make the rules. Just the way it is

  5. jb Says:

    Doesn’t anyone else reading almost the EXACT same thing about Freeman a few years ago?

    I’ll believe it when I see it….consistently!

  6. jb Says:

    At this point, I’m not believing ANYTHING I read about this team! SHOW US you’re for real! Don’t Tell us!

  7. gulfcoast Says:

    jb Says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Doesn’t anyone else reading almost the EXACT same thing about Freeman a few years ago?

    I’ll believe it when I see it….consistently!

    Nailed it! My thoughts exactly…. lets go BUCS!!!!

  8. Phenom4 Says:

    Screw Glennon!! Hes not good and hes not the answer!!!

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m by no means part of the Mike Glennon mob, but I remember one specific play that impressed me about him. Mike Williams committed a false start penalty, and you could clearly see Glennon telling him “Come on Mike!”. It’s a little thing and definitely not big in the overall picture, but I liked the fact that he was holding Williams accountable, even though it was his first game.

  10. bucforce Says:

    Hmm, both Sullivan and Revis mention “working hard” and “great work ethic” in describing Glennon. Are they implying as opposed to their former QB?

  11. al121976 Says:

    The only thing wrong with this team is offense, whether its play calling or qb play, it needs to get fixed. hopefully the bye week helped, im excited for the coming weeks.

  12. Illuminati Says:

    @ Phenom4

    Screw Glennon!! Hes not good and hes not the answer!!!

    Oh, that’s right, You wanted Brady Quinn here in Tampa. Then, of course, there’s your undying love for Freeman.

    Yeah, I’d say your QB assessments have been spot-on so far, and should therefore be trusted by all.

  13. Illuminati Says:

    @ Phenom4

    Scr3w Glennon!! Hes not good and hes not the answer!!!

    Oh, that’s right, You wanted Br4dy Qu!nn here in Tampa. Then, of course, there’s your undying love for Freeman.

    Yeah, I’d say your QB a55e55ments have been spot-on so far.

    (ridiculous comment filters)

  14. SteveK (MGM) Says:

    Clearly folks will already write Glennon off, letting their QB frustrations (from Freeman) boil over on the rookie or the head coach.

    Schiano has a good D.

    The offense needs to show up. It is not Mike Glennon’s fault Josh Freeman is a bitch.

  15. MR.T Says:

    I like what I’m hearing about the kid but as people have noted we have to get it done on the field. I’m anxious to see what changes have been made on offense to get it moving.

  16. Adam L. Says:

    “Mike, he has that demeanor like a quarterback is supposed to have.” ~D. Revis

    I don’t know… that sounds like Revis saw something in the predecessor he didn’t like.

  17. Adam L. Says:

    Glennon may be the answer. He may not be the answer.

    What the Bucs need to be focusing on is a long-term plan to move into a position where they can draft Jameis Winston in 3 years.

  18. Capt. Tim Says:

    Isn’t that the same praise they heaped on Freeman this spring? Lol

    I’ll tell you the truth, Glennon has an NFL arm. He seems Smart.

    But our Coach is going to continue running his Rutgers offense.

    Glennon, Freeman, It won’t matter.
    The system sucks. No QB will be able to over come that. The league had Shiano’s “masterpiece” figured out by game 6 last year.

    You guys can talk up any QB you want. A QB operates within the framework of the scheme. If the Scheme sucks- no QB will be able to win with it.

    Once you can wrap your head around that- and watch what options Glennon has- then you’ll stop bashing our QBs- and move on to the real villain of this sad tale of 11 loses out of 12.

    During the Philly game- look for Glennons hot reads( quick outlet passes) when he’s blitzed.
    There aren’t any. Not a place to leave your WB. Especially your Rookie QB

  19. SteveK (MGM) Says:

    Capt. Tim,

    I agree with you that our scheme is Charles Barkley Turrible, but lets give Schiano 32 games. We gave Gosh Freeman 61 starts…

    Schiano deserves two years.

  20. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:


    If he chooses, he can come out after next season. He redshirted.

  21. bucs911 Says:

    Capt. If a coach trusts a QB then more than likely they can improvise. eg. payton manning

  22. Splengo Says:


    You don’t deserve anything in the NFL. You have to earn it. If Schiano wins, he will be here as long as he wants. If he doesn’t win, we gon’ run’im!

  23. Fritz50 Says:

    Noting that the same things were said about Freeman ( I remember that as well) isn’t saying Glennon will succeed OR fail. That’ll happen on it’s own, either way. It’s just funny how these things are said for as long as a guy’s the started & then said about his replacement. What do you expect Revis, or the coaches to say ? ‘He’s a dog, but abetter dog than he had before’ ? Don’t be rediculous !!!

  24. Fritz50 Says:

    Sorry , he had was ‘sposed to be we had…freudian slip, I guess.

  25. BucDan Says:


    I noticed that too and had the same reaction. I was instantly sure that this was the leadership that the locker room is talking about when it comes to #8.

  26. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    All these things were said about Freeman as well, heck even until a week back by former Bucs. On field performance is all that matters, everything else is gravy.

  27. SteveK (MGM) Says:


    I agree. Schiano has a good D in Tampa.

    It is not his fault we traded up in the first round of the 2009 draft to set our franchise back 5 years.

    It is a shame that 2010 had to happen. It was an anomaly.

    Freeman’s bustification, Dominick’s draft prowess (pre-Schiano) speaks for itself.

    Schaino is catching all the bull shit for an inept offense, most notably led by 1st round BUST Gosh Freeman.

    Is Glennon the answer? Probably not. However, the only reason he is startin is because Josh Freeman shit the bed, again.

    What a waste of talent..

    You see Gosh’s physical talent, but he has a tent cent head.

    “WOFT” = Freeman. Waste of F*cking Talent.

    The reason we are the worst team in the NFL is because Freeman failed, and he failed to be a team player.

    Good riddance, and this could be a lost year.

    At least we will figure out whether or not we need to draft a QB.

    Schaino is doing ok, Dominick is next off the plank.

  28. PRBucFan Says:

    Funny, I seem to remember little boi Free Free getting 50+ games and 35 losses before he got run out.

    Oh wells..

    Come on Glennon,
    Let’s get this turned around rook, it’s not possible for you to play any worse than who you were stepping in for.

  29. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You can’t compare coaches to players as far as how long they are given to prove themselves. Freeman’s contract is a lot bigger, and he also plays the hardest position in professional sports (which makes it the hardest to find as well). A coach, on the other hand, can do tremendous things to help a team win, and win quickly. However, by that same token, a coach can to things to destroy a team just as quickly. Although its not easy to find a good coach, it is much easier than to find a good QB. Every year there are proven, as well as up and coming coaches that are on the market. The same cannot be said for QB’s. If Schiano doesn’t cut it, there’s tons of eligible coaches that can replace him. For example, there’s a guy who won 10 games last year who’s sitting on his couch waiting for his phone to ring.

  30. PRBucFan Says:

    I wasn’t comparing a coach to a player

    I was comparing a player to a player

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I didn’t even read your post before I made mine. I was actually referencing SteveK. But yes, I agree with what you said, gotta give Glennon some time. But as Capt. Tim said, if the scheme doesn’t change, it’s not going to matter who is our QB.

  32. PRBucFan Says:

    Ah Ok, I wasn’t sure what was going on 🙂

    I want a new OC, we need a different attack for sure.

    He did have quite a few check downs but he needs more short route options as well.

  33. White Tiger Says:

    So, we’re just going with hypocrisy from the very FIRST sentence?

    You joe’s really need to coordinate – ‘cuz there’s one of you floating around thane bowl that I’ve dubbed “moron joe”.

    This is important – because one entire article yesterday was devoted to the shocking concept that while he was a Buccaneer – Josh Freeman actually thought the starting QB was supposed to be “The Man” …

    I took moron joe – as well as other brainless “fans” – to task due to the number of times I had to listen to them whine about how they were mad at Josh for NOT thinking, saying, acting, like “The Man”…only to hear them has him for saying it…

    Now. I have yet another Joe tell me GLENNON is accepted AS “The Man”?!

    Sorry – he’s not. How ’bout we make HIM earn it. Over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over…

    Actually – I don’t care what you, or moron joe, or any of these backward fans say – he earns it.

  34. PRBucFan Says:



    I think i’ve figured out who Ms.Cleo really is…

    She’s sounding more and more like someone we all know very well everyday.


  35. JbSkiff Says:

    Tiger you speak as if you don’t know Sh-t about football, or are you one of those radio smart arses who also well known to be a name caller, especially when they exhibit their hate for Schino because of their love for Freeman. Cool it and give the kid a break, he has one game under his belt ( it would be instructive to compair it with Freeman’s first real game – his first preseason game was better than Freeman statistically ). Would you want to have your work career evaluated on your first day or week on the job. If so , you are more clueless than I thought. Get on board man. Use your energy to help get others behind our team. For better or worst, it’s the only team we have at the present. I say, Go Cream The Eagles Sunday – Trim their wings and show them we are ready to make a comeback.

  36. White Tiger Says:

    Cheerleaders wear miniskirts and play with pom poms.

    You broke bad with the initial football reference then you pulled up short never listing a single football take – you immediately switched from football – to emotional cheerleader.

    …and just so I’m clear, you want to compare…preseason games?

    Really? Why not compare Free’s first start to Glennon’s?

    ‘cuz it doesn’t quite get you the stats you’re looking for:

    Freeman: 14/31 for 205 yds, 3 TD’s 1 INT – 4 rushes for 20yds – 38 yrd strike was his longest completion (avg yds oer att: 6.61) in a come from behind victory over the Packers.

    Green Bay went 11-6 in 2009 – lost the NFC Wild Card game.

    Glennon: 24/43 for 193 yds 1 TD/2 INT’s, 1 Fumble – no rushes – 20 yrd strike was his longest completion (avg yds per pass att: 4.49) in a complete collapse losing momentum and killing ALL hope by throwing picks on his last two drives.

    Cardinals are NOT going to finish 11-6

    While Glennon was allowed to throw deep (mostly io no one) in the 2nd half…while not allowing Freeman?

    No, instead you just want to talk about how I should follow your lead and run on down and pick up my pom poms!

    I’ll leave that to you – you cheer the way you knnow best – I’ll stick football.