Glennon Is Smart, Not Safe

November 22nd, 2013

If Mike Glennon keeps earning accolades from coaches and media, Bucs fans could be saying, ‘Johnny Who?’ come April.

Mike Glennon fever is gripping the nation. of NBC Sports monitored Greg Schiano’s news conference this afternoon (for a 2-8 team?) and is sharing the leader of the New Schiano Order’s words about Glennon’s decision-making.

One interception for Glennon in his past five games has the attention of the football world.

In fact, Glennon is throwing so few interceptions that Schiano was asked at his press conference today whether Glennon is too cautious with the ball. In Schiano’s view, Glennon is taking some shots downfield, but he’s taking them at smart times.

“You can get to be that way, but Mike hasn’t,” Schiano said when asked whether Glennon has become too safe. “I don’t think that’s an issue with Mike. Mike will rip it in there with tight coverage. But what he’s not done is rip it in there with tight coverage and a man behind, and that’s where you get the tipped passes and interceptions and that kind of thing.”

Joe’s glad that Glennon fever has calmed the masses and injected hope that the Bucs can thrive in 2014 without drafting, say, Johnny Football.

And Joe’s also glad that Glennon has a very tough schedule in his final six games. Bucs fans should have few questions about Glennon at the end of the season. Thirteen games is a solid audition, especially when your offensive line is blocking well.

41 Responses to “Glennon Is Smart, Not Safe”

  1. Touchdown Gus Says:

    What’s up with the Manzeil photo. For a guy that isn’t a buccaneer, he sure gets a lot of attention on this page

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol. Glennon is the future Joe. Sooner or later your gonna have to come around.

  3. bucrightoff Says:

    Manziel sounds like rebuilding, cause you’d have to totally overhaul your offense to suit him. And do we really need another distraction? How’d that work out this year?

  4. bucsfan13 Says:

    @ joe
    Isn’t the rock star going to get jealous about you flirting with johnny football so much lately. He is going to get upset your cheating on him.

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    Schiano and Glennon are codependent at this point.
    But I do applaud the Bucs for the “wasted pick”. The Glennon Mob is gaining traction on a National scale.
    Credit Joe for the coining the term… and serve him a slice of crow pie!

  6. BFFL Says:

    I love smart efficient QBs that just move the chains and don’t make mistakes that kill your team. Believe it or not, that is the hardest thing for most QBs to learn. The big plays will come as Glennon learns more on how to read defenses and pump fake safeties/linebackers.

  7. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Joe, Joe, Joe,

    Even if it isn’t Glennon, we all know Manziel isn’t the type of player Schiano wants: He’s a loose cannon, he’s a sandlot type who improvises more than OBP would be happy with. And you know he would love South Tampa. Do you really expect Johnny at the office, pre-dawn??

    If you’re going to speculate, at least be realistic. Manziel is probably the LEAST likely of all the QBs coming out this year to be drafted here.

  8. Patrick in VA Says:

    Pretty sure that most fans are fine with our current quarterback and his development. He’s not the best quarterback in the division but neither were any of the quarterbacks in our division in their rookie years. It would be silly to hit rest and start with another qb rookie who wouldn’t even be good for a few years. Newton was a phenom coming out of college and he’s only just now coming around to being a good qb in his 3rd year. if take glennon over most of the big name young qbs out there right now.

  9. Patrick in VA Says:


    Sorry, was writing from my phone

  10. tom v Says:

    Does Glennon look good because we have had to watch crap for the last 5 years?

  11. Rob Says:

    Most of us have been saying “Johnny Who?” since the little moron decided he was too cool for school.

  12. buc4lyfe Says:

    i usually have a rant about posts here but im gonna play devils advocate….. DOES ANYONE remember last year the 4 game stretch after playing the vikings how everyone was talking playoffs, how analysts were saying freeman was playing as well as any quarterback during that period of time? does anyone remember how it all fell apart and freeman well yea everyone remembers freeman’s epic collapse

    Now im not saying that will happen to glennon but be serious we were talking playoffs last year before it all fell apart now were talking about glennon who’s done nothing yet. he went in the 3rd round because he was labeled inconsistent which is still the knock on him. he is still 30th in yards per completion and who wouldnt have high passer rating in that situation….see alex smith for the niner’s before his injury

    He’s the best we’ve had in awhile but all im saying is it’s better to be safe than sorry, take a quarterback with the first pick who doesnt have the “inconsistent” knock on his game yes he’s played well but fans and media labeled freeman a franchise qb he didnt label himself that…..2 games and people suddenly have this man crush on glennon. i wouldnt compare him to RG3 but look what happens to qb’s in their second year when coaches study film on this….WITHT THE TEAM WE HAVE I DONT THINK WE’LL BE DRAFTING THIS HIGH FOR A LONG TIME, ARE YOU POSITIVE GLENNON IS THE FRANCHISE?

    In any other division i say glennon is the guy but this is what were looking at for the next decade if we dont draft a qb now:

    sean payton- drew brees
    Mike smith- Matt ryan
    cam newton- ron rivera
    Greg schiano- mike glennon

    We have glennon now so were scared of drafting competition at qb now? the goal is playoffs and championships but looks like we want to repeat exactly what happened to derrick brooks and sapp. defense with game manager on offense….this aint our defense from the 90’s the john lynches of the world have been made irrevelant

  13. Couch Fan Says:

    We have glennon now so were scared of drafting competition at qb now?


    Scared? Absolutely not. Im all for drafting a qb in the 2nd round, like an Aaron Murray, who has a chance to be every bit as good as the top rated QBs in this draft. There’s your competition.

    The 1st round pick should be used on something to upgrade anywhere else. No rookie QB is going to come in next year and do any better without some upgrades. It’s just not happening.

  14. Patrick in VA Says:

    @buc4lyfe – I agree that having a stout defense is useless now since they’ll be penalized for looking at an offensive player menacingly. I disagree with you that the remedy to that is a highly drafted qb and would say that a high draft pick should either be spent on a great receiver for glennon or a o-lineman who can buy him time to make the accurate throws he’s shown he can make. I’m not upset at all with him not being a guy that can break off a 30 yard run, which seems to be the standard for good young quarterbacks these days. I’m fine with him being efficient and effective with short-intermediate passes while he’s getting comfortable with the offense. He’s playing largely mistake free football and he’s moving the ball up the field. You can’t ask for that from most rookie quarterbacks. The game isn’t too big for him and he’s getting better every week. We may have gotten a steal in the 3rd round. I’m willing to see it out and hope that perhaps it’s our time to strike gold.

  15. d-money Says:


    You’re right there is no gaurantee that Glennon will continue to play as well as he has.

    But If you can’t see why Glennon is different than Freeman then you need to go back and watch some tape of Freeman and compare his play to what we’re seeing from Glennon.

    Even in Josh’s best games he didn’t have the command of the offense that Glennon has in just his 7th game.

  16. []_[]Buc Says:

    And the Manziel obsession continues

    He’s a boy

    That’s the main reason why many teams will be saying
    “Johnny who?” Come draft day.

    And that photo looks rather fruity..

  17. @eric Says:

    Bree’s wil not be around for the next decade……Johnny football is Farve all over again…..all the running around and INT all those years for one Super Bowl? Nahhhhh stick with Glennon….football smarts

  18. Patrick in VA Says:

    @dmoney – agree. Haven’t seen any of the miscommunication or the deer in headlights looks that were standard during Freeman’s stay. Glennon understands the game well enough to know when to take a chance and when to throw it away to live another down.

  19. buc4lyfe Says:

    @Couch Fan

    There much be a change in the organization because this is actually the first time we’ve ever agreed here and thats a good thing


    I could care less about the glennon freeman comparison because it’s obvious who won even if freeman goes on to have a hall of fame career no one is going to miss him in tampa. YOUR actually proving my point….Freeman all the 4th quartercomebacks, the record setting touchdown to interception ratio, the most passing yards in franchise history. those are great accolades but he’s still gone and he’s a shell of himself and if your sitting here saying that what has happened to freeman, RG3 or any other quarterback cant happen to glennon then your crazy…he has a tooth pick for an arm, we still have dan orlovsky as a backup so regardless they have to draft a qb.

    SO just to ask a question if we have the 3-5th pick in the draft and there are 2 “franchise” quarterbacks sitting on the board your saying we shouldnt draft the best player available because we have glennon lol thats funny, if schiano stays and doesnt draft a quarterback he’s still a fool

  20. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    I guess I’m a skeptic. Besides maybe Bridgewater, I don’t see a hands down, guaranteed franchise guy. Hell, remember David Carr? There are so many guys like that.

    I’m not sure if Mariotta is going to be Foles or Massolli. And so on….

    I’d probably feel safer with a stud OT. I feel like Penn’s level of play could down the tubes rather dramatically, at some point soon.

  21. buc4lyfe Says:

    yea i hear ya…..cuz glennon has already proven he’s a guaranteed franchise qb right? smh!! delusional or fanatic? cant tell

  22. terraj35 Says:

    Joe, if 13 games is a solid audition enough to make a decision then why was freeman still on the team at the start of the season? Or even last season for that matter.

  23. Adam L. Says:

    I don’t know if he’s a “franchise” QB or not, but:

    He doesn’t make mistakes.

    He doesn’t take stupid sacks.

    He’s not reckless with his decision-making.

    He’s shown to be a capable QB. I just wish he had a Desean Jackson-type to stretch the field.

  24. []_[]Buc Says:

    Did you just say Glennon has a toothpick of an arm?


    Gruden would have you for lunch.

  25. BucsFan68 Says:


    You’re right there is no gaurantee that Glennon will continue to play as well as he has.

    But If you can’t see why Glennon is different than Freeman then you need to go back and watch some tape of Freeman and compare his play to what we’re seeing from Glennon.

    Even in Josh’s best games he didn’t have the command of the offense that Glennon has in just his 7th game.
    Actually, in Josh’s best games, he did have command of an offense that was tailored to his strengths. With that being said, the book on Glennon is still being written. He has that inconsistent label like Freeman did, only in the opposite areas. Freeman’s strength was the deep ball but inconsistent in short to immediate. Glennon is good in the short to intermediate area; he needs to keep working on his deep throws. Bucs should either draft a QB or sign a capable veteran. If Schiano is here next year, he will have to win. After all, Rah was canned after 3 seasons.

  26. []_[]Buc Says:

    And don’t act like your over Free

    Your nickname is Free4lyfe remember?

    Your still bitter and as much as you deny it Freemanite that will never change.

  27. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Up until a few months ago, there were some people on here that would have bet their life savings that Freeman was a franchise QB.

    So, I apologize if I don’t give everyone’s opinions much weight. One of these top guys will be the Jimmy Clausen. Don’t remember him? Exactly.

  28. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol still teasing the freemanites.

  29. buc4lyfe Says:

    hahaha how did this get to be all about freeman, i love it that the word freeman still gets people’s panties in a bunch. ok even though i swore i admitted glennon was better but whatever. Everyone disagreeing with me is saying glennon is our franchise quarterback, you can talk josh freeman all you want but if your throwing 4 or 5 yard passes its not very hard to be accurate but whatever glennon is the franchise lol ok leave it at that….regardless of how you feel about what i say no one can dispute the fact that with glennon we still have the worst qb in the division and the worst coach, OR EXCUSE ME 4TH BEST SOUNDS BETTER FOR GLENNON MOB

  30. []_[]Buc Says:

    What can I say, duty calls Couch jajaja

  31. []_[]Buc Says:

    Denial is an ugly thing Free4Lyfe

  32. buc4lyfe Says:

    Oh and also lets call glennon a franchise quarterback before he beats someone with a winning record lol ALMOST DOESNT COUNT…watch the bucs sober maybe you’ll have some perspective….wins and loses dont matter if you cant make the playoffs or beat playoff teams

  33. []_[]Buc Says:

    And bitter is not better

  34. Couch Fan Says:

    Start thinking of your next excuse, because this Sunday were beating a team with a winning record.

  35. buc4lyfe Says:

    go bucs, it’ll be the first time they do. i didnt know i was making excuses for why were 2-8 and having beat a team with winning record? seriously im talking history and someone else is saying what were ABOUT TO DO. dont admit we havent yet but were about too? oooook

  36. BirdDoggers Says:

    Manziel is a big risk. The party boy routine doesn’t work so well in the NFL, especially for QBs. If Schiano comes back next season, I don’t think he’ll be in the market for a QB anyway. Not with the praise he’s giving Glennon. If another coach is here next year, it’s a different story.

  37. Rob Says:

    “Bree’s wil not be around for the next decade……Johnny football is Farve all over again…..all the running around and INT all those years for one Super Bowl? Nahhhhh stick with Glennon….football smarts”

    This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. If you could find a guy who was Favre all over again you’d draft him #1 overall every time. “all those years for one Superbowl” – it took the Bucs damn near 30 years to get one and it might be another 30 before they get a second. People seem to think championships grown on trees around here, but the number of teams who have won more than one in a ten or twelve year span over the last several decades is an incredibly short list.

  38. []_[]Buc Says:

    And we all know what a loser looks like Free4lyfe..

    We had to endure your boy Free Free during his Jekyll/Hyde ways after all.

    It sure has been peaceful since his departure and I’m sure the pine smells nice as he sits there behind Ponder AND Cassel. Smh

  39. adamant Says:

    “take a quarterback with the first pick who doesnt have the “inconsistent” knock on his game”

    What a stupid quote. Who in the quarterback class next year fits your description? I am not overly impressed with any of the projected first round QBs. IF we do draft a QB, I would be ok with Aaron Murray to push Glennon. Draft a top DE or OL with the first pick and wait to see which QB drops to the second round.

    IF Glennon continues to progress and proves he is an above average QB, I will be good with that. Let his performance determine it.

    Even if he fails or doesn’t quite live up to the hope, still wait until the second round for QB. Murray or McCarron.

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    PRBuc…that’s hialrious. What a great name for him free4lyfe. So fitting.

  41. Fritz50 Says:

    “If you could find a guy who was Favre all over again you’d draft him #1 overall every time.”

    And yet, Favre was a SECOND round pick traded away by his 1st team. Illustrating how hard it is to find that kind of player, Harder, yet , to know what you have. And hardest of all to correctly develop that player. Favre COULD have been kept by the Falcons, & ruined by them. He COULD have been dumped by the Packers early on, due to his ‘Gunslinger’ ways, ( I remember a lot of Cheeseheads were calling for just that). It takes a perfect match of QB & Coaches (& system), and patience, to get one. And, yet, so many of you just KNOW we need a franchise replacement for Glennon. Unbelievable !! I understand the desire for that franchise QB, but come on, there are so many ways to get one, and the draft is, quite possibly the worst of them all. Competition for Glennon is fine, drafting his anointed replacement, assuming he continues to advance, is a slap in the face. Just an opinion, from a self confessed former ‘Freemanite’.