“I Trust My Eyes”

November 27th, 2013

Bucs rookie quarterback Mike Glennon has thrown but one interception since he took over for former Bucs franchise quarterback leaky Rip Van Freeman back on Sept. 29. Even those allergic to stats would be impressed with his 10-t0-1, touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Yesterday while appearing on “The Blitz,” co-hosted by famed former Bucs punt return man Tim Brown and Bruce Murray, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Glennon spoke about why he thinks he has been so successful in his first season in the NFL.

“I trust my eyes,” Glennon said. “On a read, if my eyes take me there and it is open, I will let it rip. If my eyes tell me to take it to the next progression, I am fine with a checkdown.”

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15 Responses to ““I Trust My Eyes””

  1. Sammy Says:

    Hey Joe,
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that Glennon threw 2 picks straight to Patrick Peterson in his first start?

  2. Walter Says:

    Your eyes aren’t failing you so just keep trusting them man! I love this kids understanding of the X’s and O’s, he’s made it sooooooo easy to forget about Freeman and his “Gosh” face.

  3. Walter Says:


    I think he meant 10 to 1 ratio in the last 6 games.

  4. Macabee Says:


    Peterson did get 2 ints in the Cards game. Maybe there’s a technicality somewhere, but I clearly saw 2 picks. Still outstanding stat for Glennon!

  5. MikeJ Says:

    Yeah, those check-downs. I know it’s not dreamt of in Sullivan’s philosophy, like Horatio, but I wish there were more passes to backs not named Leonard going on here.Martin, James, & Rainey have a total of 25 (Lorig has 7) receptions among them.Maybe they aren’t trusted to know when to stay in for pass-pro & when to go out, but this is a missed opportunity, & also puts more pressure on a young QB needlessly.Get the guy the ball in space occasionally.

  6. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Please, please, please beat the stinking panthers! I can’t stand Scam Newton and all his weak a$$ gestures for getting a simple first down.

  7. Biff Barker Says:

    I trusted Freeman’s eyes too. Either locked on his primary, deer in the headlights or the ol’ why did you run that route?

  8. bucfanjeff Says:

    Now he needs to get a better understanding of what is “open” in the NFL. He’ll get better, Schiano will be back, and we’ll take the top DE in the draft.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Glennon’s instincts are good in regards to open recievers…I would like to see him trust his O-line just a bit more. I think he has more time than he reaiizes and if he waits just a split second more his eyes will see more….

  10. Tomcin Says:

    OMG, I can’t believe how good the kid plays its not enough for people. It seems that no matter how good he plays if he makes a mistake thats all people want to talk about. Lets remember he’s not perfect.

  11. bigpoppabuc Says:

    He had his biggest problems in college when he tried to pull off impossible throws. We may see a stretch of that soon as he gets more confidence. Because he really believes in his arm and he should. He’s been playing a bit trigger shy with schiano in his ear, but soon I think he’ll start firing away…could lead to a few more ints. But should also lead to more big plays.

  12. Markie Mark Says:

    I will say it as a former “Freemaite” this kids moxie, his ability to look down the barrel and have the ability to go through progressions has Won me over I am confident this kid can get the job done and get much better. I was nervous when most of the scouts on the Man Channel were calling him the second calling of Derrick Anderson, but this kid already is leaps and bounds better than Anderson and I think can be the QoF. And for good reason I think that we can address the D-Line and WLB position during the draft.

  13. koda Says:

    2001 New England Patriots 15 413 264 63.9 27.5 2,843 6.9 189.5 18 4.4 12 2.9 91T 32 6 41 216 86.5 !!!! NUMBERS FOR SIR THOMAS BRADY!!! WHEN he took over for Drew Bledsoe!!! 18 Tds 12 Ints in 15 games … Glennon is at 13 Tds and 4ints in 8 games played!!!

  14. koda Says:

    2001 New England Patriots 15 413 264 63.9 27.5 2,843 6.9 189.5 18 4.4 12 2.9 91T 32 6 41 216 86.5 !!!! HMMMMMM brady’s Numbers in his first year as starting QB in 15 games… Now i’m not saying he is Tom Brady but lets give him some time. Kid has it from the neck UP’!!!

  15. MikeJ Says:

    bigpoppabuc, a LOT of Glennon’s problems in college was dropped passes; what he would have done w/ FSU’s 2013 WR crew boggles the mind.