Glennon Support Abounds

January 3rd, 2014
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Has the world gone mad?

Last night it was Earnest Graham detailing his confidence in Mike Glennon.

NFL Network gurus concurred yesterday (video here).

Greg Cosell, the noted NFL Films guru, is surprised that people don’t like Glennon.

Joe Theismann is jacked up about the kid.

“He played a lot of football, showed a lot of promise,” Theismann said of Glennon this morning on WDAE-AM 620. “He threw 19 touchdowns against nine interceptions. That tells me he protects the football. You know he was without Mike Williams. [Glennon] is, I believe, is going to be your quarterback, and should be.”

Theismann went on to rave about Glennon’s footwork and ability to throw from the pocket.

Yesterday, Cosell said on WHFS-FM, 98.7 FM that Glennon is “very much ceiling-wise like Matt Ryan.” That’s what I think he can become under different circumstances with good coaching, Cosell said.

“I’m confused about all of this with Mike Glennon. There were three starting rookie quarterbacks this year, Glennon, E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith. There was not a comparison. Mike Glennon was far and away the best of those three,” Cosell said. “It’s not even a discussion. See, the problem for a lot of people with Mike Glennon is he’s not flashy.”

Joe admires what Glennon accomplished this season in a tough situation, but that doesn’t make him a special player — one who can win you games, which is what quarterbacks need to do in the modern NFL to take home Lombardi trophies.

Joe just doesn’t see it with Glennon. Not bringing in real competition for Glennon would be a dangerous call.

Enjoy Theismann’s full interview below.

95 Responses to “Glennon Support Abounds”

  1. eric Says:

    Have you ever thought it is Joe who could be wrong!

  2. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    We will just need to trust the coaches on this one. If Glennon is our starting quarterback then I am all for it. I am just waiting to see who the offensive assistants will be.

    Any thoughts on Lane Kiffin coming on to Tedford’s staff? Wasn’t Kiffen his Wide Receiver’s coach at Fresno State?

  3. Chris Says:

    Hm more nfl scouts with better football knowledge and analysis that support glennon. Joes not sold bc he loves the flash of Johnny football.

    I do as well joe. But glennon was a rookie and played well. Do you think he can’t get better? Give up on a promising rookie qb after just 1 (rookie season). ? That’s not how it works.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    I think it every time they say something that I don’t agree with

  5. Lev Says:

    The only reason we are harsh on Glennon is because he is the only QB we really watch. He is really all we know. If you look at what he has done compared to other QBs its not bad at all. He really could be a winner with some more experience.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    I don’t see it either Joe. Although I can give him a pass for not being able to shine in Sully’s offense. Maybe that’s what people are looking at Joe? They see a kid trying to shine in an anemic offense ran by an idiot (Schiano or Sully). Considering who was calling the plays, the kid did okay. Maybe with more weapons and someone with a clue calling the plays, he might be really good.

    And I don’t care about the Pats QB not having any weapons either and making it work. He’s a whole different animal. Glennon was a rookie, working with JUNK. That’s right JUNK. Vjax is good, not great. When was the last time he actually ran away from a defender to score a TD? October 2012?

  7. dee Says:

    mike glennon will beat out any qb in this draft

  8. Patrick in VA Says:

    If Glennon’s that good then let’s draft a QB with our first round pick this year and let him develop behind Glennon. Then we trade Glennon, after having a better sophomore season, for a 2015 first rounder plus more to help build the team. If Glennon looks promising then teams will be lining up to take a chance on him.

  9. Harry Says:

    Theisman said the same thing about Free. At least then I felt like it might be so. I don’t see that in Glennon. But it does not matter. I do not see Lovie drafting a QB. The best we could hope for would be a stud WR like Watkins.

    My preference, if we are not drafting a QB, would be to move up and take Clowney. With Lovie’s D-coaching skills; we could let the D score all of our points!! lol

  10. Meh Says:

    Glennon is not an NFL quality QB. We just cannot go into next year with him as a starter.

  11. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    He’s shown enough to be able compete in the offseason. With his work ethic, you know that he will be prepared for every gameplan. So, if he loses in a competition, then you know he’s the type of player that will be ready as a backup if an injury occurs. That’s not a bad thing.

  12. Jon Says:

    Leave it only to our local media and fans not to think we may have a QB that could lead us to the playoffs and beyond. Time to see what the next GM thinks, his opinion and coach smiths will say it all.

  13. joseph mamma Says:

    I agree that Glennon would beat out any QB in this draft.

  14. Meh Says:

    He can’t hit a deep ball. He can’t throw a short pass accurately enough to catch a receiver in stride. He panics at the slightest sign of pressure, sometimes with no pressure at all. His decision making is flat out bad. He has no mobility. He locks his eyes onto his first target worse than Freeman. He likes to checkdown about 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

  15. Meh Says:

    There will be quite a few 4th-5th round QBs this year that would be a huge upgrade over Glennon.

  16. Harry Says:

    @Patrick in VA

    I totally agree. I said the same thing before. If Glennon is that good, and we draft a QB, its money in the bank AND we improve out chance of FINALLY getting a franchise QB.

  17. Mike M Says:

    Need to get strong backup to push or beat out Glennon. I really like Connor Shaw and Bortles.

  18. DontBucNH8 Says:

    So Russell Wilson who barely throws over 200 hundred yards(ok had 2 or 3 games where he migh have got 300 yards) winds games? I don’t think. His defense and Lynch run that team, Russell just manages. Not saying we shouldn’t bring in competition, but I don’t think we wast a 1st or 2nd on a QB. Look at last year. All the QBs taken before Glennon are worse then Glennon. Seeing as most of these people saying Glennon should be the guy have more knowledge of the game then us fans, I’d rather listen to them.

  19. DontBucNH8 Says:

    Meh Says: “He can’t hit a deep ball.”

    Did you watch the last game? Threw a 58 yard pass(10 yards behind the line of scrimmage, so it technically was a 48 yard pass) to Underwood and it wasn’t under thrown, so I’d say he can throw the deep ball

  20. dee Says:

    mike glennon mob

  21. Gt40bear Says:

    “Winning games is bottom line”, while true, is a dangerous way of thinking without qualification. Tim Tebow just wins games, does that mean he is a great NFL QB? While I agree competition should be brought in, I believe Glennon showed enough, especially under the circumstances, to deserve the chance to prove he is the man going forward.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    DontBucNH8…the problem is “most of these people”said the same about Freeman too.

    As far as I’m concerned, I’m keeping my predictions down to a bare minimum after this past season. Because when it comes to this team. No one really knows anymore. Everyone can speculate all they want though. I can’t even say I like the direction the team is headed in right now. Everything is kind of like a flat line right now. I guess that’s what happens in a rebuild though.

  23. IamTheOne Says:

    Cant we just leave things settle a bit?

    Lets not throw the baby out with the bath water.

    Lots of qb’s start off shakier than the kid did with way better circumstances.
    He worked hard in a tough place and did OK. IF he is in an average nfl scenario that could translate to quite good.

  24. D-Rome Says:

    Glennon had a comparable year to Andy Dalton’s rookie year. He had a better rookie year than Matt Stafford and he had a better season this year than RGIII. There’s no need to draft a QB in the first round. God forbid we let Glennon go and he becomes the next Steve Young while Johnny Football becomes the next Ryan Leaf.

  25. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Buc fans are more knowledgeable than NFL experts, especially those experts with many years of experience and universal respect.


  26. nate_tweetz Says:

    Glennon is average. He’s always been average. I was pissed when the Bucs drafted him in the 3rd round because I thought he was overrated, even for the 3rd round. If the Bucs keep him as the QB next year, I believe they will go into the year aware of Glennon’s limitations and devise a gameplan where he is more of a game manager/care taker of the ball, who occasionally takes shots downfield. Lovie is a coach who leans on his defense to win games.

    I hope that I am wrong about Glennon. I hope he blows up on the scene next year and throws for over 4,000 yds and 30 TDs. I just don’t see it right now. I know he’s supposed to be a hard worker. I hope his hard work pays off for both him and the Bucs next year.

  27. Alexstotle Says:

    Mike Glennon is our Starting QB right now
    I back him all the way till something changes! Go Bucs! Our team is getting closer!

  28. Walter Says:

    We need flash on offense, Glennon will never give us flash. Bring in a QB with upside, not Captain Checkdown.

  29. Ian P. Says:

    If you scour the internet you will find much, much support FOR Glennon than against him. In fact, I couldn’t find a legitimate sportswriter who is down on Glennon.

  30. Nick H Says:

    The dude at very least earned the opportunity to come in to camp as the starter, competition is fine and all but I think Glennon keeps the job and I’m not sweating it until he starts costing us games.

  31. Walter Says:

    He lead the NFL’s WORST OFFENSE! How is this even a question??? He isn’t good.

  32. ryan Says:

    Im part of the glennon mob . I love mike .

  33. pick6 Says:

    this year, i’ve seen glennon throw 50+ yard bombs right into a WR’s hands. throw the fade for a TD. i’ve seen him scramble for first downs when the play breaks down. i’ve seen him make adjustments at the line and rip slants the the hot WR. i’ve seen him check down or take the sack when there’s nothing downfield. i’ve seen him go through his progressions. i’ve seen him throw TDs to a bunch of guys who were never supposed to make an NFL roster this year. i’m sorry, what didn’t he do last year that has people assuming he doesn’t belong under center? the guy was working with one of the 3 or 4 least talented offensive units in the league by the end of the year.

  34. DontBucNH8 Says:


    Agreed and I don’t think I could have said that better myself. No one really knows anymore.

  35. Justin Says:

    PLEASE. If Glennon played like this (19 TDs 9 INTs) as a rookie on some other garbage team, EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE in Bucs land would be saying he is the next coming of Matt Ryan. And then complain about why we didnt draft him.

    Lets be honest, Mike Glennon played well enough to earn the rite to compete for a starting job here next year. And I think he will probably win it.

  36. pick6 Says:

    as i’ve said many times, this kid is certainly capable of being a brad johnson caliber QB at least. and that type of QB paired with a fearsome defense is how we played our very best football as a franchise. given all the nostalgia around the bucs team right now, i’m surprised fans haven’t jumped all over that comparison.

  37. Macabee Says:

    I said this last night and I’ll say it again. Lovie will not come in with a “this is not my guy” attitude. Glennon will be given every opportunity to succeed under Smith. Tedford will know if he’s got the goods.

    I won’t endorse Glennon, but I’ll certainly say he’s earned a good hard look. We have the Senior Bowl and the Combine to further evaluate/interview/investigate QBs. If somebody believes our guy is out there, at pick #7, there are ways to go get him. I personally don’t see that guy now, but I trust the people we got now to make that decision.

    My advice to Glennon is prior to camp sign on to Chris Weinke’s QB school at IMG Academies and work on lateral movement and long ball accuracy. He’s got skills, just needs to sharpen others – the guy is a rookie, he can improve and he deserves a chance to show it!

  38. pick6 Says:

    things will play out how they play out. when chip kelly arrived in philly, everyone thought nick foles’ career (another goofy looking 3rd round pick who wasn’t too flashy) was over. i bet eagle fans glad they didn’t cut\trade him and draft a guy like geno smith, which would’ve seemed like chip kelly’s first order of business based on his history.

  39. Jordan Says:

    “Mike Glennon doesn’t have flash” – was he supposed to be auditioning for broadway or the NFL?

  40. drsesq Says:

    Let Glennon play this year. If he sucks bad enough they will draft first and get Winston next year.

  41. Pinnaql3 Says:

    I now pronounce “Joe“ as leader of the The Flash Mob, the official bandwagon of Johnny “Johnny Football “Manziel.

    I seriously invite you to check out Brett Smith of Wyoming. All the speed and athleticism of Manziel, minus the hype and supporting cast.

  42. bigpoppabuc Says:

    You doubters are crazy… This kid can definitely get the job done as long as he’s protected. I don’t even think he needs a great running game. I for one would like to see them spread things out and let him make quick reads. He gets the ball out quick and decisively when the play is there.

  43. lurker Says:

    wtf…he hasn’t earned anything. look at all the excuses by people who complained about others using excuses.

  44. lurker Says:

    glennon didn’t earn the position!

  45. passthebuc Says:

    He will end up being one of the top 10 QB’s in the league for a long while, baring injury. Maybe with the Buc’s maybe not.

    There are not 5 active QB’s in the league that can make all the throws that glennon can. Does he have polish, no but if you do not understand his talent, you lack football knowledge.

    As far a Johnny football, not remotely interested.

    Sorry, Joe, only the best Tuna get to be Star Kissed.

  46. lurker Says:

    we need to draft a qb this year because we will not be I position next year to get one…since everyone things lovie will get us at least 8 wins.

  47. DontBucNH8 Says:

    lurker Says: “glennon didn’t earn the position!”

    Well he damn sure played better than Freeman lol(I know that’s not saying much)

  48. Greg Says:

    Glennon actually won me over a little bit by making simple throws look simple. Something we never had in Tampa. He makes reads and check down well for a rookie and the only criticism on him is stats. Does anyone in the media watch film anymore? How many NFL quarterbacks could have had 3000 yards with this receiver corps and no offensive line or running game. Every Time we ran the ball well Glennon looked good. How do we know another rookie will do any better. Not saying Glennon is the answer just don’t think he is our biggest problem.

  49. Bobby Says:

    “If Glennon’s that good then let’s draft a QB with our first round pick this year and let him develop behind Glennon. Then we trade Glennon, after having a better sophomore season, for a 2015 first rounder plus more to help build the team. If Glennon looks promising then teams will be lining up to take a chance on him.”


    This doesn’t make sense on so many levels it hard to know where to begin Patrick. Don’t we build our offense around a QB? If Glennon has a better sophomore campaign then why in the world would we want to trade him?? I have to say that Glennon worried me at times and impressed the heck out of me at times which I guess any rookie is going to do. As far as being special, I don’t see Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco as being flashy or ‘special’ but they manage to win games and Flacco has managed to win superbowls so flash isn’t the missing ingredient. I’d say some weapons for Glennon is what’s missing and a decent O-line. Glennon can definitely make all the throws so let’s see what happens next season with some good coaching and hopefully some fresh personnel.

  50. Mikep4bucs Says:

    If Bucs are drafting a QB in first round they need to start pumping Glennon up as well to keep other teams off their trail!!

  51. meh Says:

    He threw a single deep ball to a wode open receiver on a trick play. That’s it. His deep accuracy is so poor on the vast majority of his deep balls. It is flat out awful.

  52. flmike...hates Johnny Football Says:

    QB Rating:89.2

    QB Rating:83.9

    The bottom one is Glennon, the top one is ?

  53. meh Says:

    Greg, he fails the eye test even worse than the stat test. He’ll be out of the league after one contract.

  54. bucsQcCity Says:

    To be fair Glennon was playing under an overrated OL, with no decent RB (No Rainey can’gt be qualified as a good one), with a lesser WR squad and under a college playcalling scheme..

    However Glennon didn’t impress by making the hard throws when it mattered, not very fast when DE are chasing him and also it’s pocket awareness is not very good when you look at all the yards lost on sacks..

    I’m willing to give the guy another chance since we don’t have a drafting rank allowing us to get Bridgewater or Manziel..

    FA will reveal a lot on how the Bucs draft will shape up..

    My wishlist for FA is to get Jimmy Graham, Greg Hardy and maybe Brent Grimes and Michael Bennet (although I don’t think he’ll leave a winning team to get back here), plus maybe 1 or 2 OL.. Then we draft Sammy Watkins or an OL.

    There’s no way that our defensive backfield is strong enough for this passhappy division. Grimes shown that he’s good in MIA.. Greg Hardy would be a monster acquisition for us and a clear loss for Carolina..

    Anyway, fun offseason is going to be!

  55. Barry Says:

    Glennon set rookie records playing with 3rd string skill players. Joe, if that’s your real name, you should know better. Glennon has above average NFL talent. I’m on board with him as Bucs QB.

  56. flmike...hates Johnny Football Says:

    Answer: Jay Cutler, career avg 19 td/ 14 int per season, this man just got an extension worth $54 million guaranteed. Those are pedestrian numbers, for a 7 year starter who has had some of the best WRs and RBs in the league to work with, and you’re complaining about a rookie with damn near those same numbers playing behind a questionable line with almost no running game and one legit WR.

  57. lions Says:

    You can compare Glennon to the other 4 in our division that is for sure, and certainly can’t say Glennon is even close to being as good as they were in D1. It isn’t often hopefully that a team has a top ten pick we sure don’t want to be here that often so I say go with a qb. Plus being medicare with Glennon and a great defense is a tragedy, being good but don’t have a little special in a QB to get you over the top. Glennon nice arm, reminds me of Kyle Orton. Go for a QB, not often you get a opportunity to get a talent with some mobility. Love Manziel, like Hundley too…

  58. PRBucFan Says:

    Like it or not, you’ll have to deal with it.

    Glennon will get his shot. Tough luck

  59. safeflt1 Says:

    Hmmmmmm, and Brad Johnson was “flashy”?? All it takes is some consistency to manage the offense and not turn the ball over. I say give him a chance. He was a rookie and even Young, Aikman and Favre had somewhat sketchy starts to their careers.

  60. bucrightoff Says:

    Both lines are still far too problematic to ignore. The pass rush is still abysmal. Outside Revis, not a single CB would start on any other team in the NFL. If Glennon started from week 1 the Bucs would have gone 7-9 at worst last year, even with all those issues. QB is not a concern right now, nowhere near those other issues. Wasting a high pick on a QB would be horrific unless somehow Teddy falls all the way to #7.

  61. patrickbucs Says:


    My wishlist for FA is to get Jimmy Graham, Greg Hardy and maybe Brent Grimes and Michael Bennet (although I don’t think he’ll leave a winning team to get back here), plus maybe 1 or 2 OL.. Then we draft Sammy Watkins or an OL.

    Check Graham off of your list, their not letting an All Pro walk. Same with Greg Hardy, young stud pass rushers never become free agents. We missed the boat last year with Grimes; he’s going to be looking for a huge deal in the $10 million plus a year range I would think. Peppers was around 30 or so when he became a free agent Hardy is around 25 and his first contract so that’s not a comparison. I wish we could get all 3 though:)!

  62. Couch Fan Says:

    It’s like comedy hour listening to Joe and his anti-Glennon mob try to run the rookie down after setting every rookie record we have.

    Pathetic fan base I tell ya. And before you all run your mouth about me doing the same to little Freewee, try to remember I gave him 3 years first before hating on the idiot. Completely different situation.

    It’s hard to fathom “fans” hating so much on a rookie that played rather well despite the situation. Despite what the experts say. I guess anyone who watches from the TV are experts these days.

  63. Bucfan#37 Says:

    It is good to see the Glennon supporters speak up to counter the recent bashers. Sure, Glennon is not the dynamic QB everbody wants to lead the offense. He does stare down Jackson on every pass play, indicating no quality depth at the position. He has played smart and his mechanics look sound. Who knows where his QB ceiling is? I hope he improves enough to help win more than we lose.

  64. MTM Says:

    I’m not buying the analyst opinions on Glennon. I watched him play enough to know he is a decent back up. Glennon is Luke Mc Cown, Ryan Flynn etc… Bring in some another QB from the draft. Don’t be stupid and put it all on Glennon.

  65. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Yes, the crowd gets rather schizophrenic.. Week 4 people were clamoring for Glennon.. By Nov with 3 victories people wanted to anoint him as the Franchise QB.. In December people want to crucify him.

    My take is we only saw a rookie who learned the offense in a very short period of time with a depleted receiving corps and a 3rd string running back. Throw in a mediocre offensive line, terrible play calling and a coaching staff with an eye on the door, and what did you really expect?

    Is this guy serviceable? A starter? A perennial backup? I don’t really think anyone knows. It does not appear based on what we observed that he is a mobile quarterback. This is a huge downside in today’s NFL. On the plus side, he seems smart, he can throw the long ball and appears NOT to stare down receivers and force passes.

    Give him a shot with this QB Whisperer Guy and see what happens. Chances are we are NOT going to the Super Bowl next year and it is going to take a few seasons to get everything this new regime wants, including the right QB. Whoever it happens to be.

  66. trubucfan22 Says:

    The people who say the defense will do enough to win games and we just need a game manager, are playing with fire. Dungy thought that would work, and it got him fired.

    We need a great qb if we want to be anything more than a mediocre team. The defense will keep us in enough games to be 8-8. But a great qb and offense will make us contenders. Glennon is the worst qb on 3rd down. There is no getting around that, he doesnt make plays. Ron rivera has cam newton to compliment his defense. Mike glennon is no cam newton. We need an upgrade at qb. And it doesnt have to be in the first round.

  67. trubucfan22 Says:

    Nobody brings up that it was mike glennon who hung doug martin out to dry with a very late pass. Glennons poor qb play got doug martin hurt.

    And i love the argument, “he is the best rookie qb this season”.LOLOLOLOL. thats like saying my poop smells better than yours lol. mike glennons team still ended up with a worse record than the other 2 statting qbs. Ranked as the worst offense in the league, yet hlennon is better? What because he threw less interceptions? Yeah when you throw check downs 90% of the time you usually are making a high percentage pass.. Geno smith had more 4th quarter comebacks in his first game than glennon had all year.

  68. rhenry Says:

    Pretty boy Freeman had all the intangibles — size, strength, talent — that you could ask for in a QB except one. The IT factor. In my opinion, Glennon has the IT factor plus a few of the qualities mentioned above. With our returning team plus a tight end and a burner at WR, he will be fine. Joe is going to have to eat crow this time next year in regards to his Glennon opinion.

  69. PRBucFan Says:

    “Yes, the crowd gets rather schizophrenic.. Week 4 people were clamoring for Glennon.. By Nov with 3 victories people wanted to anoint him as the Franchise QB.. In December people want to crucify him.

    My take is we only saw a rookie who learned the offense in a very short period of time with a depleted receiving corps and a 3rd string running back. Throw in a mediocre offensive line, terrible play calling and a coaching staff with an eye on the door, and what did you really expect?

    Is this guy serviceable? A starter? A perennial backup? I don’t really think anyone knows. It does not appear based on what we observed that he is a mobile quarterback. This is a huge downside in today’s NFL. On the plus side, he seems smart, he can throw the long ball and appears NOT to stare down receivers and force passes.

    Give him a shot with this QB Whisperer Guy and see what happens. Chances are we are NOT going to the Super Bowl next year and it is going to take a few seasons to get everything this new regime wants, including the right QB. Whoever it happens to be.”

    AMEN, Nuff said

  70. zam Says:

    “Has the world gone mad?” best caption ever

  71. Nick Says:

    1st round- Clowney/Watkins
    2nd round-Kareem martin/Ryan Shazier
    3rd Round- Aaron Murray

    Let Murray and Glennon go out at it for the start

  72. Nick Says:

    ***3rd pick- Murray. ***4th round

  73. IcarsuGoodman Says:

    The more i hear people talk against Glennon the more I think it’s just because the guy doesn’t look like what you imagine a quarterback should look like. You put Glennon’s performance in the body of a Cam Newton and people would be throwing the “franchise QB” tag all over the place.

  74. bucrightoff Says:

    People hate Glennon because he’s Schiano’s guys, and their over the top disdain for Schiano will ensure they only like Glennon is he becomes Drew Brees or Tom Brady.

    Another point I find hilarious is the people who are convinced Johnny Football is going to be a megastar elite QB (with 0 NFL games as evidence), yet trash and wanna dump Glennon, who not only has NFL evidence, but had the single best performance in the single most difficult place to play in the NFL in 2013 (Seattle). Most of those same people are likely former Freemanites, meaning 5 years of mediocre play deserves more chances, but not even a full season of relatively strong rookie play should be dumped. Fanbase is kinda messed up.

  75. Couch Fan Says:


    Exactly, or if he were drafted in the 1st round instead of the 3rd. All these people’s heads would be stuck up his backside just like they were for the previous 1st round chump.

  76. Scotty Says:

    who do you get? Schaub or vick? really? maybe? another rookie?

  77. Bill T Says:

    There is no way the Bucs pick a QB at #7 UNLESS Lovie and Tedford don’t think Glennon is the guy. If they pick Manziel or Bortles (if he’s still there), it will be for that pick to be the #1. You are not going to waste the #7 pick in the draft to ride the bench for a few years or even worse, lose out to Glennon in camp. And if he does lose to Glennon, and Glennon has a great year, then you are screwed wasting a high #1 pick on a backup.
    The team has too many needs (DL, WR, OL). I would keep Glennon because I think he played very well considering the circumstances. 1) thrown in after Freeman 2) offensive line sucked 3) top 2 running backs hurt 4) defenses shut down the Bucs running game, giving Bucs way too many 3rd and longs.
    Pick Sammy Watkins and if he’s gone, go Barr from UCLA or another edge rusher

  78. Bill T Says:

    oh….and forgot that #2 receiver hurt so stuck with Underwood at #2? Horrible route runner. And Vjax is good, but drops too many balls and no breakaway speed

  79. JA Says:

    Five points a game in the second half. That’s akin to the 76′ Bucs. With those stats there is no place to go but up.

  80. Bill T Says:

    ok listen to this crap. Some of these radio announcers and bloggers and pundits are frickin idiots. This clown co-host on 98.7 (not Booger) Rich whoever just said the Bucs should cut Glennon! Cut him!??! Are you kidding me? This guy should be out of a job…embarrassing

  81. ElioT Says:

    “Have 95% of the experts that watch and dissect the coaches tape (and have done so for years) gone mad?”


    Give the kid a chance with some protection, weapons and legit coaching/schemes.

    There’s nobody else out there folks! Teddy & Johnny will be gone by #7…

    Quit hating, just because the dude looks funny. BTW: Google “Mike Glennon’s girlfriend”

  82. NY Buc Says:

    @ bucrightoff

    You beat me to the punch, I agree +100 with your assessment of why so many Bucs fans don’t want to give Glennon a fair chance. It’s the same deal Nick Foles had to endure in Philly…all the fans wanted Vick to play until they actually opened their eyes and watched Foles (a 3rd rounder too coincidentally enough) consistently outperform Vick. Same thing happened here in Tampa with Glennon playing better than Freeman, yet there are still people saying he was unfairly given the starting job by Schiano. Arm strength, mobility, or looking the part of a franchise QB are all great, but so is work ethic, mental toughness, and a high football IQ to process things on the field quickly.

  83. TB:T Says:

    The guy had Bobby Rainey running the ball and Tiquan Underwood, Sky Dawson, Eric Page, Chris Owusu, and Russel Sheperd to throw to. Everyone of those guys is no more then practice squad/camp meat. HE WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST ROOKIE QB IN THE LEAGUE!!!!!!!!!!! Give him Martin, Williams, VJax, and a certian speedy WR from Clemson (Watkins) and this offense will blow up next year. Besides with Lovie at the helm as long as the Offense doesnt turn the ball over the D will win us games.

  84. JT Says:

    Im sorry but when your last in offense that has to fall on the qb as well as the coaching. Glennon was last in yards per pass so I highly doubt his ability to lead our offense next season. We need a gunslinger. We need confidence and Neither of those describe Mike Glennon.

  85. Cody Says:

    I to think that Glennon has earned another chance to be the starter; the last thing I want to do is go into next season with another rookie QB as the starter…I’d love to see what Glennon can do if given the opportunity to take all of the snaps in training camp with all of his weapons back at full strength (Williams, Martin, James, etc)…

    This kid can flat out throw the football; an earlier poster hit the nail right on the head when he stated that he’s just not flashy enough for many of his haters…What I saw with Glennon was that when given time he can pick a defense apart…He has a very live arm, he throws a very catchable ball, he’s accurate, he hits his receivers in stride 9 times out of 10, and he makes smart decisions with the football…Had the NFL not been so enamored with scrambling QB’s these days he would’ve been a 1st rd pick…

    Imo, Glennon was not the problem this season, our O-line took a big step back this season…I think we need some young blood on the O-line (a Guard and a Tackle)…As well as a versatile speedster (keeping my fingers crossed for Sammy Watkins come April)…

    With all of that said, I do believe we must bring in competition for him preferably a veteran QB…

  86. Brandon Says:

    If Glennon is so valuable, I’m sure there are QB needy teams that want to get their hands on him. I could see Bill O’Brien of the Texans, or possibly the Browns or Raiders maybe wanting Glennon. One good thing about Freeman being… that the Raiders coukd sign him, Greg Olson is the OC. That increases our chance to land our future QB.

    Realistically, if the Texans trade for a QB, I expect it to be their 2nd rounder for former BOB protege, Ryan Mallet.

  87. ElioT Says:

    Haters/dumb***es gonna hate!

  88. Destinjohnny Says:

    Mate u have to look at the whole picture from a talent stand point- We used to have this gm that was a great guy but he didn’t know how to draft and that affected mikes development

  89. BucPuck Says:

    Keep Glennon. Draft Sammy Watkins!

  90. lurker Says:

    draft a qb. this will give the qb time to grow with the team and hopefully we will not pick this high in the coming years. there are no good free agent qb’s but we can plug other holes in free agency. we need better qb play. enough of the excuses, as you all used to say.

  91. chipbuc Says:

    My problem with Glennon is when he has to put the team on his back to win, he cant do it. He has to have a running game, good pocket to throw from, then he looks great. Look at the second half of all his games, he sucks big time. Give me a play maker at QB any day of the week,not a QB who fails in the clutch time of the game.

  92. Barry Says:

    I remember not long ago that mostly everyone in this town thought Freeman was a franchise QB. Including Joe, if that’s his real name. I for one never liked Freeman. I guess my point is this, leave the judgement of Mike Glennon to professional football people and not media types outside NFL facilities.

  93. Jim Says:

    The same guy who said Freeman was the answer as well. >:p

  94. QB Says:

    Freeman looked a heck of a lot better as a rookie than Glennon.

  95. NY Buc Says:

    @ QB

    Per, stats for Freeman’s rookie season in 2009:

    10 games, 10 TD’s, 18 INT’s, 1,855 pass yds, 54.5% completion pct., 10 fumbles, 3 Wins

    Glennon’s rookie season in 2013:

    13 games, 19 TD’s, 9 INT’s, 2,608 pass yds, 59.4% completion pct, 4 fumbles, 4 Wins

    I’m not sure what your definition of a better rookie season is, but from where I come from Glennon’s stats show he had a far better rookie season than the defrocked former 1st round QB Freeman. Now as for looking better, well I guess you could argue that he looked darn good holding a tiger cub or as Michael Jackson…not really what I find important for in a franchise QB but to each their own.