Anointing Glennon Means Keeping Sullivan

November 26th, 2013

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Joe understands there are Bucs fans ready right now to knight rookie quarterback Mike Glennon as the new franchise quarterback. Joe loved how Glennon played Sunday (sans that terrible sack he took which all but dragged the Bucs out of field goal range — has Rian Lindell been cut yet?). If Glennon can just show Joe a consistent ability to stretch the defense like he did when he hooked up with Tiquan Underwood and Vincent Jackson Sunday, then Joe is sold.

It seems, however, the bandwagon is already rolling downhill.

Now if the Bucs decide to keep Glennon as the starter in 2014 (which pretty much means that Bucs commander Greg Schiano will return), then it is simply a must to have Mike Sullivan back at offensive coordinator.

Glennon is still a young player with a lot to learn. What is the best way to screw up a young quarterback’s head? Bring in a new offensive coordinator with a new offense.

If Schiano doesn’t come back, then Joe is adamant that the Bucs hire an offensive coordinator (Greg Roman) as head coach, so the next franchise quarterback (“Hhheeerrr’sss… Johnny!”) will learn and run the same offense for a few consecutive years.

If the suits at One Buc Palace are convinced Glennon can be the man, then Schiano should return and, thus, Sullivan must return. And that sparks the question, will Sullivan run looking for his own head coaching job in five weeks, like he did last year?

18 Responses to “Anointing Glennon Means Keeping Sullivan”

  1. Greg Says:

    Not a fan of the “read more” change you’ve gone too.

  2. flmike, is back... Says:

    You really want to set this team back 3 years don’t you? Our QB is in place, leave little Johnny Bust where he is, let him be what he is, an immature college kid who thrives in that College Station atmosphere, maybe he’ll get lucky and Houston will draft him and hire Sumlin at the same time and they can just move down the road apiece.

  3. Macabee Says:

    I would have to be convinced of that. I think the day McNulty was hired, Sullivan was on notice. Somebody has to be held accountable for the 0-8/1-14 record at one point. There’s enough things that didn’t go right for anyone to be scapegoated. The remainder of the season could change my mind, but typically somebody pays. Maybe it’s Sheridan, but somebody will pay.

  4. Touchdown Gus Says:

    Greg Roman was my second choice for a coach. Ken Whizenhunt was my first.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    McNulty could step in….and, I think Sheridan will be replaced…..Is it possible that Butch Davis (NC Contract Complete/Knows the Team)…..will step in as DC?

  6. passthebuc Says:

    My choice for HC is Vince Lombardi. Then these kids would have an idea what strict is.

  7. biff barker Says:

    Joe, you are way out on the limb here. McNulty has been in waiting all year as the heir apparent to Sullivan.
    I will concede that Sully’s stock has plummeted though. The OL just didn’t have it till mid-season.

    If you think Sully’s stock has plummeted, after having Josh Freeman guide his 9th-ranked offense in 2012, and then developing a rookie QB (Glennon) after helping Eli Manning reach new heights, then Joe has a bridge to sell you. –Joe

  8. DHutch Says:

    You are funny with the Johnny Football talk. I don’t care who they bring in I just hope we win. #bucslife

  9. BillT Says:

    Manziel played average at best Saturday against a strong, fast D. He’ll see that every week in the NFL. No way would I take him over Glennon. Why risk all his off-field b/s anyway. Bucs will go with Barr from UCLA or an Off Tackle. They can pick a QB in the 3rd round or bring in someone in free agency

  10. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    I have not been really impressed with the play calling on offense. Now Sully is up in the booth for a better view of the playing field? So why wasn’t he up there to start with if that is the case? Makes no sense to me. I don’t know McNulty, but that change might make sense and would not impact the young QB. Need to improve the O-line and get a TE.

    And no, no, no to Johny “spoiled rotten” Football. What we say him do against LSU is what you will see every Sunday in the NFL. Houston Texans sounds like a much better fit for him. Keep him in Texas.

  11. mvermulm Says:

    Agree with the others that McNulty could, and I think will, take over as OC after the season ends. Besides, a new offense that doesn’t have all the option routes would probably make things easier for everyone.

  12. MikeJ Says:

    I’d take Carr or even Mettenberger over Manziel.But let’s see how the guy we got finishes the season, & extrapolate that to a pre-season of practice as a starter, plus a better receiving corps.

  13. Tomcin Says:

    I think I would rather see Wannstadt as DC & possibly Mcnulty as OC. In reality as long as we win I don’t care.

  14. Paul Says:

    Morons that don’t watch the Bucs or people that watch but don’t know what they’re looking at will refer to his season avg of 6.6 yds/avg and call him a dink’n’dunk passer. He’s improved since his first start and is up to 9 yds/avg. So that tells you about most journalists and their opinions. I think Sullivan should take a some credit. Now Bill Sheridan…don’t get me started.

  15. Paul Says:

    9 yards avg in last 4 games.*

  16. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Sullivan has changed his tune this season just as Schiano has. Our offense was pathetic in the first seven games. Secondaries had no trouble predicting our routs and we had ZERO production across the middle of the field. Maybe he was just working with what he had and the emergence of Glennon and Tim Wright has helped keep defenses guessing. But the play calling has been much better lately and I see I nice distribution of the football that leads to moving chains.

    I think Sully stays… Even though I’m not worried if he doesn’t. I’ve got faith in Glennon’s ability to pick up playbooks quickly.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Too bad teams cannot compensate draft picks to teams when they take a OC. Picking up a 3rd rounder would have been great.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Though I imagine one of our RBs will be traded.