“Absolutely” Mike Glennon Could Start

May 27th, 2014

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The way things are going around One Buc Palace, Joe is starting to smell something, and no, it’s not just the sweat from some of the best football players in the world working hard. No, Joe is smelling quarterback competition.

Yes, Bucs coach Lovie Smith has called Josh McCown his starter. Last Joe checked, it’s May. Lovie detailed why All-World cornerback Darrelle Revis would play on his defense, and hours after mattress-in-the-front-yard receiver Mike Williams took a blade to the thigh, Lovie also said he wouldn’t move Williams for being a victim.

How did those proclamations work out?

Listen to Lovie and he will talk about how much he loves McCown. He will then also declare that Mike Glennon is the quarterback of the future. But what future? When?

So, given Lovie’s recent proclamations, and how he insists the time to win is now, if Glennon outperforms McCown this summer, would Lovie hesitate to pull the trigger on Glennon as the Bucs starter?

Appearing on “Sunday Sports Extra” with local raconteur Dan Lucas, seen on WFLA-TV Channel 8 Sunday night, Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune said he believes there is a very real chance the Bucs could promote Glennon to the first string this season.

“I tell you what, I have been asked this a few times on Twitter and through e-mails, ‘Is there a chance Mike Glennon starts this year?’ Absolutely, there is,” Cummings said. “If Josh McCown gets hurt, No. 1, they will go to Mike Glennon. And if [McCown] falters at all, you will see Mike Glennon in there. It might be Week 4 or Week 5. I don’t think that is a concern for the Bucs. I think they will feel very comfortable going to him if they have to.”

The key thing to remember here is that McCown’s contract is only guaranteed for one year, this season. So it is not like there would be a whole lot to lose if McCown falters.

Let’s just say that Joe actually expects a quarterback competition this summer at training camp, roughly 60 days away. Lovie always says he loves McCown, but Joe has a hunch Lovie loves wins more than he loves any player.

 Joe knows one former Buccaneer who also believes there will be a quarterback competition.

34 Responses to ““Absolutely” Mike Glennon Could Start”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Of course Glennon could start. I don’t think its likely because McCown is good enough to start and was brought in for that purpose….all things even, McCown starts.
    We do not and I repeat….do not….have a quarterback controversy. It could develop into one but for now things are laid out….McCown atarts…Glennon backs-up….develops…learns and starts later.

  2. Meh Says:

    With two backup quarterbacks we’re set if one goes down. It doesn’t even matter which one.

  3. Buxfan Says:

    And Glennon bashing begin!

  4. LJS4th Says:

    I just want training camp to start so we can stop all of this guessing about who will play and what we will do!!! Time for some FOOTBALL!!!!

  5. lightningbuc Says:

    This is news? It sure takes Joe a lot longer to see obvious things than most of us!

  6. William Says:

    IMO they brought McCown to groom the backup QB. McCown is the starter until he crumbles or we face the Cleveland Browns.

    Lovie reads JoeBucsFan.com at MGM’s request there will be a Johnny Football Vs. “The Quarterback of The Future” Mike Glennon on Nov. 2, 2014. Are you ready for some “Football”? Vegas will take the bets baby! lol

  7. Jim Walker Says:

    Just go back and watch the games. No need to bash Glennon, the games speak for themselves.

  8. P'cola Buc Says:

    Gotta love the Lovie. He sure knows how to put up the smoke screens to the other GMs prior and during the draft. All that matters will be wins. May I dare say however that it sure seems he equally puts up smoke screens to the fans
    Seems to take both sides of a decision and puts it out there that you have no idea where he really stands. Like I said all that will matters is wins but I’m learning to take what he says with a grain of salt. Go Bucs!

  9. Jon Says:

    That’s right! Lovie the liar! He tricks everyone. Ha

  10. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Saying that Glennon could be the starter is like the Weather Man saying that during summer time in Florida its HOT. McCown has NEVER played a 16 game season, he got a measly 5 million ( the popstar could waste 5 times that on players that did not even play). If you think that Glennon has not shot then you just have not been paying attention.

  11. PRBucFan Says:

    Of course he “could” start if McCown gets hurt,


  12. P'cola Buc Says:

    Don’t think Lovie is a liar in the slightest. In fact all he is doing is his job well. He must always keep the other GMs and teams guessing. That’s getting the advantage over them. Since all he says in general is read by the other teams he has no choice in that. Just saying that we should realize that and not as fans get disappointed… Realize he’s just doing his job and take what he says with a grain of salt!

  13. Macabee Says:

    Joe and Becht aren’t the only ones singing from this hymnal. Seems there are others who believe a controversy…….errr….competition may be brewing!


  14. buc4lyfe Says:

    A promotion could also be a trade to a quarterback needy team….come on Joe your killing me, I’d be kinda ticked off if a guy that has no deep ball accuracy and turtle like speed i think kickers and punters even the elderly would post a faster 40 time, if he starts I’d feel doomed based on ranking of last years offense, o line and receivers are just excuses

  15. brandonbucfan Says:

    I still think Josh will have a good year…IF he comes close to last years stats and our “D” is as good as I think it will be we can challenge for the playoffs. As always, a lot of breaks must go our way. A key game for us is Chicago whom I think we could battle for a playoff spot at well as Detroit BOTh of which are on the road. We will REALLY need to hold serve at home this year to attempt to make it to the playoffs.

  16. berserker Says:

    Bring out the dump passer

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yay! A quarterback competition. These types of things only make players better.
    Hey “doom and gloom”, I mean buc4lyfe, cheer up! The kid will only get better. Oh, the excuse of leading the last place offense is the same as using the o-line/receiver excuse. It’s a team game.

  18. Bucfan#37 Says:

    All I know is that the Bucs will be better this year. You can take that to the bank. Time flies, here nearly 5 months into 2014, seems like the year just started. The season will be here quickly, and everything will be Lovie Dovey.

  19. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    There will be a QB competition between McCown and Glennon this year, in other shocking news the su will rise in the east and set in the west

  20. joe$ucfan Says:

    I for one believe we will be better this year. We will look, feel and play better. Im excited for the new year. What that will mean in terms of W/L I don’t know but lets stop all the ignorant whining.

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    ^ Word!

  22. Back, from Davie Jones Locker Says:

    This is all just my opinion,
    But it seemed like the new Coach/GM looked at last year, and decided Glennon wasn’t their guy. They signed McCown, and planned to draft a QB.
    Then something unforeseen happened.
    They met with Glennon, and seen him workout. And decided Glennon was worth a Try!

    I’m not going to bet against him. I watched his College film, and didn’t think he’d start an NFL game. I watched last season, and thought the new regime would jettison him prior to, or during the Draft.
    That didn’t happen

    They must see something in the guy. They say he’s very intelligent. Well you can’t coach that up, and a lot of very talented Dumb QBs fail every year. Meybe that’s it. I really don’t know what they see in him.

    But I won’t bet against him.

  23. Ryan Says:

    Something that has been apparently lost on everybody is that from the second we signed McCown and he was declared starter, there was always some sort of implied competition. I could be very wrong and please somone bring this to my attention if I am, but I’ve yet to see a quote where Lovie implicitly declares Josh his WEEK 1 starter. He has claimed that Josh was his starter “going towards the season” which basically just confirms that Josh would be starting off training camp receiving the first team reps, nothing more. Unless there is a quote that someone can find where Lovie declares McCown the starter for WEEK 1, a legitimate QB competition should surprise no one.

  24. hamilton Says:

    If you are a true bucs fan, you should not care who is da starting qb,its a team game.

  25. buc89 Says:

    Not sure why some people feel the need to constantly berate Joe with whatever stupid comment they can think of. If you don’t like what he posts then stop reading them

  26. Couch Fan Says:


    No such words have ever been spoken. The haters are taking Lovie’s words and clinging to them for dear life in hopes that Glennon will never see the field. Lol, I’m loving it because once Glennon wins the job in pre-season, they will all be shocked. I imagine there next set of excuses will have to be very creative.

  27. Bucsfanman Says:

    @hamilton- Finally! The low down dirt truth! If ever there were a better statement in relation to this QB “situation” I haven’t heard it on this site!!!
    Go Bucs!!!

  28. Barry Says:

    Mike Cannon will easily beat out McCown.

  29. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    The Ginger Cannon might just unseat The White Guy Who Can Jump.

  30. Ryan Says:

    @Couch Fan

    Well you just went a bit far with that. By no means am I insinuating that Glennon will win the starting job, my only point was that McCown was not quite “anointed” as many have been claiming. There will be more of a competition than those folks ever believed there will be, but at the end of the day, at this point in time, McCown is a better quarterback and will win the competition. I’m not a Glennon hater, but his time is not yet here.

  31. Patrick Says:

    “Absolutely” Mike Glennon could start

    After hearing this, Joe headed to the liquor store.

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Cummings is wrong. Claiming glennon could start generates controversy, which gives him something to talk about.

    Sorry, MGMers…not going to happen.

  33. Cough Fan Says:

    By no means am I insinuating that Glennon will win the starting job, my only point was that McCown was not quite “anointed” as many have been claiming


    You didn’t but I did.

  34. BoJim Says:

    I want Glennon to play but I would like him sit behind McCown for a while.