“A Poor Man’s Drew Bledsoe”

November 8th, 2013

The Mike Glennon Mob is growing. Former Bucs scout, Jets linebackers coach and Jets personnel man Pat Kirwan seems to be coming around on No. 8, calling him “a poor man’s Drew Bledsoe” and praising his decision-making.

In this Bucs-Dolphins preview for CBS Sports, Kirwan shares that Pete Carroll (Kirwan’s former co-worker with the Jets) told him how impressed he is with Glennon. … Careful, Prickly Pete Prisco and Kirwan both call a Buccaneers victory on Monday night.

20 Responses to ““A Poor Man’s Drew Bledsoe””

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    “Careful, Prickly Pete Prisco and Kirwan both call a Bucs victory on Monday night.:

    lol Joe the two of them are usually down on the Bucs 90% of the time. We’ll see.

  2. chickster Says:

    there will be no victory

  3. JonBuc Says:

    At the risk of igniting the wrath of the Mike Glennon Mob, I see him as a solid young back-up ( adios Dan Oh! ). I just don’t think he can help lead this team to a championship. I’m greedy and getting old…I want another SB championship in my lifetime…or two.

  4. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Glennon has improved in the five games he has played. He is only going to continue to get better. He looks tall and thin, but stronger than one may think. He could become the Bucs best ever QB. This Bucs team has nowhere to go but up with added players. I predict a strong rebound for the Bucs with Glennon leading the way.

  5. Architek Says:


    Not with this coaching staff!

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    What we are seeing is consistent play out of our QB.
    Not all that great, but incremental improvement weekly. I’m uncertain why some are so quick to relegate him to being a career backup.
    Credible names praising him include Kirwan, Carrol, Chucky, Greg Cosell, Mayock, Jaws etc.
    The guy stepped in to a shit storm, has had an awful line and a weak receiving corps.
    Composure and intelligence are pretty strong attributes for a guy with 5 career starts.

  7. Capt. Tim Says:

    I think he will be a poor mans Drew Bledsoe.

    I want a rich mans Drew Bledsoe!

    We got enough poor mans staff and players for the Great Depression!!
    A Great Depression is what this team gives ya!

  8. Paul Says:

    Sorry but I don’t even want a such mans Drew Bledsoe. Last time I checked Bledsoe couldn’t lead his team to a super bowl, he needed Brady to step in and show him how to do it. And I don’t believe this theory that Glennon is only gong to get better. The guy has played alright but still can’t get a W. He has a very low ceiling and his ginger afro is already scraping up against it. Lets get a new coach who is a proven winner (not like the last two) and a young QB in the draft. Right now all Glennon is playing for is a chance to keep the backup job next year.

  9. Joe Says:


    Last time I checked Bledsoe couldn’t lead his team to a super bowl

    You may want to use a better reference for your research. Bledsoe, in fact, did lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl. The Patriots lost to the Packers as they pulled away at the end.

    Additionally, Bledsoe took over for an injured Tom Brady in the AFC title game to lead the Patriots over the Steelers to set up the Patriots’ first Super Bowl title.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    I agree with Joe. Paul you couldn’t be more off base with your comment than you were. The entire post wreaks of clueless. Then again you are a Bucs fan so….

  11. BamBamBuc Says:

    Honestly, Bledsoe wasn’t worth that 10yr/$100M contract the Patriots gave him before he got injured in the Jets game anyway. He proved that when the Patriots stuck with Brady and Bledsoe went to Dallas and was horrible there. Although I do agree, Glennon is a poor man’s version of Bledsoe, but Bledsoe was nothing more than a pretty good backup that had a good season as a starter and got a big contract. Yay… we have a backup that can start and earn a big contract but never really do much.

    I seriously question the “Bledsoe led the Patriots over the Steelers in the Championship game”… The Patriots were up 7-3 when Brady went down. Bledsoe finished the drive to get the score to go up 14-3. He didn’t do much of anything else. They scored again on a blocked FG returned for a TD, not Bledsoe.

    I’ll give it to Bledsoe for the first Patriots SB against the Packers, but he steadily regressed after that. Bledsoe is no better than Freeman really, and neither is Glennon. Glennon might be consistent enough to keep us around .500, sometimes better, sometimes worse. The occasional playoff appearance, likely one and done. Woohoo… lots to look forward to. I would rather we get a real QB in the draft next year.

  12. DN Says:

    Does anybody honestly think Glennon will ever be a guy that a DC has to game plan for? Look at his YPA.
    If we get a top 2 pick, which is very possible/likely, and pass on a potential game-changing QB in order to hitch our wagon to Glennon for the long-term, then we deserve to be mediocre for the next several years. Which we will be.

  13. Paul Says:

    GLENNON HASN’T WON A FREAKING GAME YET. I don’t understand all the love. I want to see him put this team on his back drive down the field and win a game before making any sort of comparisons.

  14. jo mama Says:

    Glennon will be our starter next year and you can all suck it.

    with our first pick we will draft a #1 wide receiver which will make glennon look great and then you can all suck it.


    President of Glennon Mob

  15. Eric Says:

    A skinny Brian Griese?

  16. Biff Barker Says:

    Memo to you freaks…. Bledsoe was a very capable starter while in NE. Brady took his job because he was better.
    As for Glennon, funny how the experts here have given him the death sentence because he hasn’t won a game.

  17. JonBuc Says:

    A taller, better looking Jeff Garcia?

  18. Jim Says:

    If Glennon can complete a few passes over 20 yards, I might be comfortable with him being the back up qb next year.

  19. stevek Says:

    Glennon will show us all what he is made of, and become our QB in the process.

    We can draft either The Seed of Bruce: Jake Mathews, or the best DE prospect since Peppers: Clowney.

    We need to get better up front, both sides of the ball.

  20. passthebuc Says:

    I hope for their sake, that many of the posters have better business acumen than their football sense. So many are willing to waste a top round pick for a QB, or in their terms, a savior that can lead this team to the top without the understanding what is actually needed. We have big time needs and at this point QB is not one of them. 2 corner backs. a safety, 2 defensive ends, possibly a rt offensive tackle. Trade down, fill your needs and see where an improved team can take you.