Standout “Command” Of Mike Glennon

February 20th, 2014

mike glennon 0129Throw away the spreadsheets and Mike Glennon’s easily-spinnable-in-any-direction statistics, this young quarterback is a standout leader.

Those are the words of a man who was up close and personal with Glennon all last season.

Among other accolades, recently cut Bucs guard Gabe Carimi said Glennon was “ridiculously calm” in his leadership role as a rookie. Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Carimi went on to explain that Glennon quickly and impressively shed rookie inhibitions and became a firm field general.

Carimi praised Glennon’s “command” later in the season, including orders and leadership to the offensive line.

That’s awesome to hear, but Joe has trouble seeing past Glennon commanding units that were woefully underperforming. Joe almost would have been happier to hear Carimi say Glennon didn’t yet blossom into a leadership force, which would have been understandable.

Regardless, new Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has a big decision to make. There’s no question in Joe’s mind that Lovie Smith will let Tedford pick his quarterback and determine the team’s direction in pursuing QB. So the question is whether Tedford will let his big shot in the NFL rest on the arm — and legs — of Glennon.

40 Responses to “Standout “Command” Of Mike Glennon”

  1. Chris Says:

    Joe I agree with you on glennon. I think he’s a good back up insurance behind your starter.

    But I have questions regarding your upgrade option you believe are good. Manziel to me won’t translate to the nfl. Too many times and well respected analysts pointed out he’s still raw as a passer, as noted where wrs were wide open and theirs Johnny taking off too quickly from the pocket.

    I love Aaron Murray in round 4. I think he’s going to be a steal.

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe, I thought for a second you were going to throw the MGM a bone, lol.

    Personally, I view things like this: Mike Glennon might become a solid starter…or he might not.

    I’m not willing to wait to find out without having another QB that can potentially be a starter. Better two than one. That’s why I want to draft a QB…or at least sign one of the soon to be released ones.

    Schaub reminds me of Brad Johnson in some ways. Signing him might bring the same result. Plus he is a pocket passer, like Glennon. Glennon could learn a lot under him.

    But I suspect Tedford wants a more mobile QB. Maybe not a “scramble-first” guy, but more mobile. Johnny might be the pick. Or Bortles if he is there. I don’t think Bridgewater is so much better than the others that he should be called the best in the class.

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Chris, the same could have been said of Favre. In fact, the similarities are there.

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Joe your last post claimed Dominik would still be here if he had gotten his first big draft pick right. I agree!!!

    And so why would Licht or Smith one to toss away at least a year of opportunity to build this franchise if they make just ONE wrong pick.

    Pick a young Q.B. in the first round and their futures will be tied to his. Pick a stud edge rusher and they get a year added to their clock. Instead of being gone in 2-3 years if the Bucs don’t win they’ll get 3-4 because folks won’t count the first year with Glennon/vet retread.

    Seriously! Why would these two risk their entire Buc careers and some college kid who could turn out like Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell, Brady Quinn………?

    And look at Glennon’s strengths for once. Yes he has plenty of weaknesses but he’s also a leader as this piece points out. He’s a worker, first into meetings and practice, a very smart kid, and he PROTECTS the football! Perhaps to a fault. But defensive coaches place a ton of weight on ball security from their Q.B.’s.

    We need and we’ll select, a great edge rusher. At least I hope Licht is correct and the player will be great.

  5. BigEl Says:

    Joe, when it comes to Glennon, you are very good at making a negative out of a positive. Hope this doesn’t go on all year, that is if Glennon is our starting QB.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Glennon Sucks
    Glennon is Great
    We need to move up to draft Bridgwater, Bortles, Manziel
    We should take one of them at 7 if they are there
    We need to take Garoppolo or Murray or another QB later
    We need to bring in Vick
    Vick Sucks
    We need to bring in McCown
    McCown Sucks
    We need to call Brett Favre
    We don’t need to call Brett Favre
    Glennon should get another chance
    Glennon should be a career backup
    Freeman Sucks
    Freeman Sucked

    I’m sure I haven’t covered everything but this covers most opinions. I think I’ll just post this every time another QB article appears!!!

  7. Brock Says:

    Really Joe….

  8. Macabee Says:

    Pay close attention to the interviews this week. Time is valuable. I don’t think the Bucs are going to conduct dummy interviews or not conduct them just to throw off JBF posters. I’m not saying the interviews will dictate their draft because that is a dynamic event based on what happens before you pick and how successful you were in FA. But it does show where there is interest if not necessarily in that particular player, but in the position itself.

  9. Drew Says:

    And joe’s man crush will take us to the promised land.

  10. SAMCRO Says:

    Joe must have been hoping to get the opinion of a player who had an axe to grind, but instead Carimi had nothing but nice things to say about Glennon, and Joe still doesn’t believe it. It’s not like Carimi has anything to gain by smearing Glennon, but more like being genuine and honest in his personal relationship with Glennon. Since Carimi was on his way out, I trust his assessment. Carimi didn’t have to toe the company line, and remain tight lipped. Like the o-line had to be with JF5 during Freemangate.

  11. Barry Says:

    Glennon deserves every opportunity to start. How many NFL QB rookie of the year players are kicked to the curb? Only in Tampa….

  12. ROBERT6 Says:

    anyone know where I can get a “giraffe life” bumper sticker?

  13. GoNoles Says:

    A general is only as good as his soldiers. Give him better weapons and he will be a better General! There is only one Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Manning struggled his first year. I hope your bosses aren’t as harsh of critics as you.

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan, you ever here a joke over and over and over and over? It get’s tiring.

    (hint) 😉

  15. bwf921 Says:

    If we do not draft a QB in the first round by moving down we should get Garrapolo asap !!! This kid looks great. Even though he played in a lesser division, his number are thru the roof.

  16. John Says:

    QB or not to QB in the draft.
    Must be killing Joe that he does not know the answers to what might happen in FA and the draft.

    But with the combine around the corner, expect more QB articles and digs on Glennon.

    Like all his articles might change the opinion of the GM and head coach….
    I’d rather base my retirement on the Florida Lottery than believe Joes input
    on QBs might help.

    Dream on Joe.

  17. Touchdown Gus Says:

    This one’s for the Glennon haters:

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Bonzai

    What is getting tiring is these repetitve and boring posts about the QB position….there is absolutely nothing new. You can see it coming so just skip it. Maybe I’ll had some more jokes to it to refresh it a bit…but you can expect it to appear again

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Add more jokes…

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    & Bonzai…’s hear….not here….

  21. Couch Fan Says:

    Joe wants a wizard at QB. Someone who can say abracadabra and make everyone better. Sadly the real world doesn’t work like that. You can’t make gold outta crap.

    Amazing that anyone thinks another rookie is going to come in and magically turn this offense around with the bare minimum to work with.

  22. eric Says:

    lets see how many qb playing with 1 to 3 players who may be on a team 2 deep depth chart vj, maybe penn and maybe dalvin with a converted wr @ te how many would succeed to joes expectation i am guessing not many let the kid play with a full deck before u call him a bust or good back up

  23. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ROBERT6 – lol, me too

  24. Bucfan#37 Says:

    I’m supporting Glennon all the way to silence his critics and be the Bucs starter this upcoming season. Opinions are like elbows and assholes, everybody has at least one of them.

  25. lightningbuc Says:

    Joe’s still mad that Glennon snatched 4 wins from the 0-16 season that Joe was hopeful for so as to snag the #1 pick.

  26. Eric Says:

    I saw where Favre said JF is like him.

    I agree.

  27. BoJim Says:

    Touchdown Gus Said:

    “This one’s for the Glennon haters”

    Thanks for posting that. However it won’t help. You can’t change their minds.

    Go MG8.

  28. Sneedy16 Says:

    @Touchdown Gus

    Nice article.

  29. pick6 Says:

    what you want is a guy who loves to work & study with leadership up the wazoo and enough physical ability to make the throws and take the beating. brady, manning, and brees – none has insane athleticism, they can’t throw the ball out of the stadium or juke you and run for 50 yards, they can’t spin out of sacks or shrug off defensive ends. they have their respective strengths on the physical side, but their success is based on teachable, perfectable traits like anticipation, gameplanning, pocket presence, field vision, and self-scouting. i don’t think we have a hall of famer or anything, but we have a guy with all the traits to lead an NFL offense to major team success. he deserves a shot with an NFL-caliber scheme (assumption), NFL caliber teammates (mostly injured or non-existent last year), and an NFL caliber head coach. the flashier guys almost never have the consistency or reliability needed from a championship QB

  30. Chris Says:

    Touchdown Gus,

    I read it and it was very good. My opinion still considers glennon as a good back up. I’ve seen more film of bad glennon than the link you provided. As you stated there are a few times during his 13 starts thatade you think maybe he’s the guy. But I saw more bad than good. Watching the all 22 films. Re watching. He’s late too many times. He lacks trust in wrs and doesn’t read defenses well enough. Inconsistent anticipation. And led an inept offense when the defense had their backs with top 7 in takeaways.

  31. Willy D Says:

    C’mon, Joe!!! You’re going to blow our cover!

  32. buc4lyfe Says:

    Ridiculously calm….Mr check down had every reason to be but that’s impossible to believe considering the play of the entire team from first half games to second half. Rookie or veteran doesn’t matter because if anyone on that team that played unlike carimi says they weren’t frustrated during second halves of games is lying…..I’d say deliberately get rid of the guy cuz every competitor gets angry when the team is being inefficient

  33. buc4lyfe Says:

    Glennon is a flaming bag of poop, if he was the guy then this wouldn’t be debated this much. We heard Dominick talk about why he got drafted but even he won’t say Glennon Will be the guy next year and he drafted the guy, why won’t he say it? Any vet that comes in will push Glennon to the bench lol probably even kafka…the MGM is smaller than you think and their only on ouch lol

    Sorry Joe but you’re the only one defending your position on what you think of Glennon, this isn’t a debate anywhere else

  34. Brandon Says:

    Ridiculously calm? How often do you hear an NFL player really bash another one, particularly one he played with? it just doesn’t happen. Ridiculously calm-translation… he lacks the fire to speak up, compete, and take charge… that’s the exact same knock Nolan Nawrocki wrote about in last year’s Pro Football Weekly NFL Draft Preview….that and Glennon is the only QB to throw at the combine to not break 50 mpb on the radar gun.

  35. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    I don’t know if Glennon is the answer or not (it will get worked out this offseason), but, I’ve noticed the people who truly hate Glennon are the people who carried Freeman’s jock strap.

    I laugh at their hurt feelings. Sorry your pretty boy is gone.

  36. Bannor Says:

    So he’s a leader without the talent to actually do the job. know what that makes him? a future coach.

  37. Touchdown Gus Says:

    @chris the articles covers his lack of trust in his receivers. I wouldn’t trust those receivers either expect Jackson. And he was aggressive throwing to Jackson. I’m not blind, if Lovie can upgrade the quarterback position. DO IT!

  38. Lightning Says:

    I doubt Brady nor manning would have looked much better behind that offense and line

  39. Biggun Says:

    Glennon I’m sure towed the company line which will put him as a front runner in the new offense. So what I’m feeling here is that because he did exactly what he was told as a rookie that this guy can’t lead or clutch games sorry I’m not buying that. If you guys can see what silly offense we were running then you need to check yourself…. I think the kid will explode cause one things for sure if people as most of this bunch don’t think he can more incentive to prove all you mf’s wrong….

  40. Biggun Says:

    It’s easy to bet against Mike Glennon and suggest that the Buccaneers need to think about replacing him. However, that bet is largely based on a perception that has little to do with his performance. Yes, he was a third round pick. Yes, he was the choice of a head coach who proved to be inept at his job. Yes, he doesn’t look like your typical NFL quarterback. But on the field, Glennon played better than the majority of rookies who have entered the league as starters over the last 10 years by Cian Fahey, February 17