How Does Nick Foles Help Mike Glennon?

December 3rd, 2013

It’s always a big perception and trend game in the NFL.

About five weeks ago, there was national chatter that college coaches seeking NFL head coaching gigs next month would be shunned by owners leery of Chip Kelly’s rocky start and Greg Schiano’s implosion. Today, that chatter has flipped with Kelly’s Eagles (7-5) leading the NFC East and Schiano guiding a Bucs resurrection.

And that brings us to Mike Glennon, whose job security has to benefit from the meteoric rise of Philadelphia starting quarterback Nick Foles.

Like Glennon, Foles was a third-round draft pick (2012) with a strong arm, sound mechanics, a stable and smart brain, exceptional height and limited mobility, “fleet of mind” is how Kelly described him recently. Foles, 24, has shaken up the NFL by tossing 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions this season.

There’s no question that if Foles finishes the season strong and puts the Eagles in the playoffs, then there will be all kinds of NFL owners wondering where they can find a stud quarterback outside of the first round that fits the Foles mold. Meanwhile, the Bucs already will have their own good prospect on the roster.

Again, all Joe is talking here is the flavor-of-the-month nature of the NFL.

Ultimately, Team Glazer needs to be sold on whether Mike Glennon is the guy they want as the face of the franchise, “the guy,” in a division with Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.

That’s a much easier sales job for Greg Schiano if Foles continues to thrive and outplay Michael Vick, Eli Manning, Tony Romo and RGIII.

12 Responses to “How Does Nick Foles Help Mike Glennon?”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    They were sold on Freeman and not only did he have a questionable production but he was about as marketable as a used gym sock. Dude had zero personality and was a painful listen on his radio show. Glennon might not win people over like RGIII but winning and solid play will make him a lot more palatable

  2. Mitch Says:

    Can’t tell if you made sarcastic subtle jab at Brees or just accidentally listed Cam twice.

  3. Macabee Says:

    Funny this subject should come up now. During the offseason when Chip Kelly was putting his high octane Oregon offense together, it did not look like Foles was a fit. At the same time Legarrette Blount had fallen out of favor in Tampa.

    At the time, knowing that Blount had played for Kelly at Oregon, I posted on JoeBucs that we should offer Blount and a 4th round pick for Foles as Foles was drafted in the 3rd round by the Eagles.

    Had no idea things would turn out as they did for them or us. Hindsight is 20/20!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think if we use the draft to pick up a top WR & or TE….and FA to strengthen the O-line……Glennon can perform very well.

    I would like it if he had just a bit more mobility.

  5. BeeMoney Says:

    The Bucs Dont Need A QB

  6. Harry Says:

    4 games to go, jury is still out in my opinion.

  7. simeon 97 Says:

    resurrection? Seriously? This team has won one legit game. They beat a terrible beat up Atlanta team and a Miami team on a week with more drama than anyone can remember.

  8. Nate_tweetz Says:

    I’m not asking this sarcastically, but which QB in the draft this year do you guys think is better than Cam Newton, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan? I’m not sure I can put any of these QB draft prospects in front of any of those guys. My point is, if your only goal is to have the best or second best QB in the division, the draft is NOT necessarily the answer to get that done.

    Drew Brees is a hall of famer and Cam Newton is a young QB breaking league records right now (not sorry ass Buc rookie QB records). I’m not sure our goal should be to find someone better than those 2. That’s like having a goal to win the lottery. I think they should try to develop Glennon and draft the best pieces possible around him. Some playmakers with speed (WR/TE) and some protection. If the Bucs want to use a later round pick on a QB with potential, I wouldn’t be mad at that either.

  9. BucFan 20 Says:

    Now let’s see a real story. Mr ELITE BREES VS GLENNON and Seahawks! 0 for 8 of 15 or longer??

  10. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Foles racks up yards and TDs, PLUS his team is winning and competing for the playoffs. Glennon is lacking in all of the above. Also I don’t see Foles whif-fumbling on passes or throwing up ducks to the secondary.

    Just because they physically look the same, doesn’t mean they are the same QB.

  11. BucFan 20 Says:

    Oh none of the Elite QBs ever fumble at a bad time or throw a duck. QUE the “Johnny Football” drum bangers. He would never wif-fumble or throw a duck. and Foles no that will never happen to him in his life. Glennon has a suck defense that gives up 21 points to the Seahawks. No O-line help. Receivers? Where? Then he has our great OC. He has done a hell of a job with that to count on and show what he has so far. Panther fans wanted to run Newton out of town his second year. Some people are to stupid to see the good Glennon has done and how he has progressed this fast. Only the BAD .

  12. @eric Says:

    Glennon is a better QB than Foles…….