Glennon Matching, Exceeding McCoy’s Work Rate

June 8th, 2014
Labeled "a grinder" by Greg Schiano, Mike Glennon is impressing one of his teammates in a big way.

Labeled “a grinder” by Greg Schiano, Mike Glennon is impressing one of his teammates in a big way.

Lovie Smith’s ordained “quarterback of the future” impresses the leader of the Buccaneers’ defense.

In fact, Gerald McCoy sure sounds like he wants to live up to Mike Glennon’s example.

Speaking last week to the TBD In The AM show on CBS Sports Radio, McCoy painted a picture of Glennon driven to succeed, while utilizing the Greg Schiano method of maximizing all 1,440 minutes of every day.

“Mike can be great, man,” McCoy said. “He’s a sponge. And all Mike wants to do is get better. All offseason, every day I would go in [to One Buc Palace], Mike was in there either before me or coming in with me. You know, Mike was up there getting better. You know he didn’t have anybody to throw to, but he worked on things. He was up there working out because, you know, he felt he needed to put on some weight, he needed to get stronger, and he was just up there working every day as hard as he can. And you watch him.

“Last year, he was walking around with his playbook constantly. You’d never not see him with his playbook, or have it open. He’d walk through the hallways and almost bump into you because his head is down because he’s looking at his playbook. And he just wants to be better. He wants to be great, and all he thinks about is getting better. And that’s awesome.”

Calm down, Mike Glennon Mob. Joe still believes Josh McCown is 100 percent the 2014 opening day starter, barring injury. But this is great insight from McCoy for Mob members and all Bucs fans to savor.

Glennon is a strong backup and surely seems to a winning mentality about his job. Joe’s grateful the Bucs have a good No. 2 QB. Few NFL teams can boast that.

51 Responses to “Glennon Matching, Exceeding McCoy’s Work Rate”

  1. Mort Says:

    Freeman who? Seriously though this is great to see. It’s this part of it that really disappointed me with Free, and I thought he was going to be special. He had everything (else) you could ever want to see in a QB except he didn’t seem to want to fix the issues he had with defenses and accuracy. Mike seems to want to devote every waking second to getting great. That’s awesome.

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    Josh McCown is 100% the pre-season starter and nothing more. The Future is here.


  3. Tom Says:

    Could this kid be any more of an opposite to Josh Freeman?

  4. Andrew 1 Says:

    Not part of the MGM, but it’s refreshing to see someone actually trying to be a franchise QB, instead of that label just being handed to him like someone we all know. I swear that royalty treatment went to Freeman’s head. Keep working hard Glennon, and if you’re good enough, we’ll see you in a year or two. Until then, go kick some a$s McCown. Where you at IMP.

  5. buc4lyfe Says:

    Never heard of guys like that sitting the bench in favor of a career backup, there’s already talk in Oakland of matt schaub getting beat out by a rookie, only way I can see Mccown keeping the starting job is not losing at all otherwise what’s the point of sitting glennon.

  6. Destinjohnny Says:

    Sets a great tone for the rest of the squad

  7. Ga Says:

    I must have missed the part where he mentioned that his work level was exceeding McCown’s. Excellent creative/editorial license with the title of this post. Hey views are all that count, right? Proves that content and accuracy are not relevant

    Ummm, you referenced McCown. This post is about Gerald McCoy. Looks like it’s your accuracy that’s lacking. –Joe

  8. Buc the Haters Says:

    I basically love everything about Glennon, but I guarantee McCown starts for the next 2 years. (barring injury) McCown is going to the next couple Probowls.

  9. Buc the Haters Says:

    MGM, everything being said about Glennon in this article can also be said about McCown. And he’s got the extra athleticism and poise under pressure that we need while our line gels. McCown should thrive in situations that Glennon might not have the physical to succeed in… McCown performed fabulous under pressure last year.

  10. Buc the Haters Says:

    Typo physical *tools

  11. Architek Says:

    Solid qb room.

  12. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Glad to see Glennon is taking the good aspects he got from his time under Schiano and adapting the to Lovie and his staff. McCoy realizes Glennon is the future in Tampa, and that future is sooner than many recognize or want to acknowledge.

  13. Keith Says:

    Pretty clear here that McCoy doesn’t walk around with a playbook and Glennon at times puts in more time. Joe’s on the money with the headline, you hater

  14. Buc the Haters Says:

    The ‘future’ is most likely going to be starting in 2016 or 2017. The MGM is in denial about this, but McCown is going to be too good for Glennon to beat him out anytime soon. Unless you cobsider 2-3yrs soon…

  15. Buc the Haters Says:


  16. Tnew Says:

    Really embarrassing. Backup qbs are supposed to be geting hammered and pulling at the x games

  17. Bb Says:

    Mccown got beat out by Campbell

  18. INDYbucsfan Says:

    It would be so awesome for him to turn into a lethal QB. Everything will be set up for him to succeed, I think having josh paired with mike will greatly help him especially so because mike already wants to learn and learn and get better constantly. It’s his future to loose

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    As a strong backup and a good No. 2 QB, Glennon has nowhere to go but up. With McCown and MG as 1 and 2 QB’s the Bucs should fare well at this vital position.

  20. SteveK Says:

    Thanks Joe!

    Please bring up GMC’s take on Glennon in your next hour with the bigg dogg.

    Good to hear that Glennon is a “sponge”. Not only is McCown a better QB today, he’s also eager to share and help Mike develop.

    McCown might be our best pick up on the leadership alone.

    We have a team of “team-first” guys.

    Any word on Evans, ASJ, or Herron? Looking forward to the unveiling of the offense.

    IMHO, stinking Panthers will lose to us the first game because Steve Smith was the heart. Does Cam have enough of that? Hhhhmmmmm?

  21. Buc the Haters Says:

    ‘McCown got beat by Campbell’ is ancient history. Watch. Everyone will be loving McCown when sitting at like 8-2 and BALLIN.

  22. joe$sucsfan Says:

    It is always wonderful to the imagine the Joes twisting into a pretzel each time a player raves about MG.

  23. Buc the Haters Says:

    @ buccfan37

    Agreed. We’re lookin solid at the QB position.

  24. SteveK Says:

    Bb Says:
    June 8th, 2014 at 3:59 pm
    Mccown got beat out by Campbell

    This was McCown “pre-Tedford”. The light has come on.

  25. Buc the Haters Says:

    Also, SteveK is a wise man.

  26. BFFL Says:

    Sounds like the Bucs are moving forward just fine without Manziel.

  27. sam Says:

    I feel much better about our future quarterback knowing he is doing everything he possibly can too make himself and the team better, instead of a knuckle head with all the talent in the world, out partying his ass off.

  28. Harry Says:

    @Couch Fan Says:
    “Josh McCown is 100% the pre-season starter and nothing more. The Future is here.

    I see you and your brethren have been at the Kool-Aid once again. LOL I guarantee McCown is the opening day starter. But I agree with Joe, MG8 is a great backup. I don’t think there would be much of a drop off if he had to sub in for McCown.

  29. Mr. Patrick Says:

    This reminds me of the old saying “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Go gettem’ Mike

  30. Bucnjim Says:

    Whoever the QB is you can Guarantee I’ll be cheering for them. I like Glennon, but there is no substitute for experience. McCown has been around a long time and has seen it all when it comes to defensive alignment. Glennon will probably have to run circles around him in order to start from day one. I am cheering for Glennon to take his game to the next level and be the future.

  31. Louis Friend Says:

    No huge concerns about QB this year for the Bucs – aside from McCown’s age. Things get tweaked, strained and ripped a little easier at 35 than they do at 25. With a quick throwing offense designed to keep a QB upright, hopefully he’ll avoid trouble.

    Seriously though, I’m good with either one of these guys. Glennon will be better, McCown won’t flop, and neither man will be a reason why we have a bad season.

    Now as for the rookies, I think they’re definitely being overhyped. It takes time to adjust to game speed in the NFL. We may be expecting way too much, too soon from these kids.

  32. Mike Glennon Mob Says:

    Even as a member of the famous MGM, I still wan’t McCown to start.

  33. Ghost Says:

    There is always hope

  34. Barry Says:

    Sam Wyche gave us Sapp/Brooks. Schiano gave us Cannon. Thank you Coach Schiano.

  35. Kevin Says:

    I don’t see Glennon starting this year unless McCown does…HORRIBLE WILL START is just stupidity. I’ve been on here I can’t count how many times saying Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees could play for the Raiders or Bills and have nowhere NEAR the success they have had due too the difference in scheme, play calling and coaching. I truly believe that with the weapons we have and the creative mind at coordinator in Jeff Tedfrod that McCown and Glennon can both thrive on this team. It’s all about balance. Goood defense, good offense and good special teams will get NFL teams a ticket to the dance year in/year out.

    I love the fact that we got McCown and chose to go in the direction we did in the draft. It’s what we have needed for YEARS! It’s about time someone realized what the problem was. Glennon is light years past Freeman EVER will be and to know that he is waiting in the wings is comforting to me as a fan. He wants to play and wants to WIN when given the opportunity. This team is on it’s way to a decade long contender…FINALLY!!!

    One last note….can all of the losers on here quit getting on they’re computers/pads and bashing on Joe / Joes everyday because they have nothing better to do wit they’re lives. I can’t understand it….the site is for Bucs fans not little cry babes with nothing better to do. Are you really that unhappy with your lives where it makes you feel better to get online and criticize the writer/writers of an article that you get up and read EVERY SINGLE DAY….get a life holy crap. There ar slot’s of things that people don’t agree on but I find it amusing for myself and sad for you that this is how you spend your free time on a Sunday afternoon.


  36. Miguel Grande Says:

    I remember a kid on our high school baseball team that kept studying baseball every minute that he could. I’ve never seen a kid work so hard to be a great player.

    He sucked. He was awful. No athletic skill at all.

    The coach kept his on the roster because he did all the stats and took care of the equipment.

    Maybe the Giraffe will become a assistant QB coach some day, or will work at a QB school like Jeff Carlson. He did start 13 games in the NFL and even won 4. Quite the resume.

    I think it was Joe Namath that said, “Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz-zzzzzzzzzzzz.”

  37. White Tiger Says:

    This joe is apparently either a shameless capitalist, or a Glennon fanboy – why alse would anyone stoop to the nonsensical of fanning the flames of MGM nation…?

    To that I would say – nothing wrong with making money…just don’t burn down the theater while doing it…

  38. dan Says:

    I’m glad we have a serviceable second string BUCS blogger, few teams do!

  39. Jim Walker Says:

    No QB on this roster will still be on this team in 2 years.

  40. Bryan Says:

    So according to Joe it is great to have a third tier QB backing up another third tier QB

  41. jr Says:

    Mike glennon will be a pro bowler u watch.

  42. Eric Says:

    Cleaning your clarinet each night doesn’t mean your going to Carnegie Hall.

  43. mpmalloy Says:

    The best thing is to start McCown in game 1.
    It’s better for McCown, better for the Bucs, better for the fans
    and better for MG8.
    I watched McCown play for the Bears last year and I literally
    though I was watching Cutler. I said,”Cutler is threading the
    needle.” and I was told “That’s not Cutler, that’s McCown.”
    Assuming we get a similar performance we need to start him.

    I really like MG8. The best thing for that guy is to learn
    everything he can from how this non-dysfunctional team
    operates and what they want from their QB.
    As far as I’m concerned MG8 has a high ceiling
    but for once, let the Bucs actually groom a freakin QB.

  44. Rob Says:

    Can’t wait for Glennon to prove everyone wrong.

  45. Max Says:

    Cue the Napoleon Dynamite training montage.

  46. buc89 Says:

    Love it how people give Joe’s crap about making money off this website. To the guy that said Freeman was handed the franchise qb title – Freeman had impressive fourth quarter comeback wins, making his receivers better, and followed it up with i think 25 touchdowns to 6 interceptions missing the playoffs with ten wins. Glennon Bumps into people while reading his playbook…. talk about awareness

  47. Bucfever40 Says:

    Boy joe, you sure like emphasizing “no. 2 QB” in reference to Glennon every chance you get, as if he is not worthy enough to be a no. 1, I mean how many ways can you beat a dead horse? On The joebucsfan 620 show, half of it is spent on railing and making fun of Glennon, I will say Duemig is way worse than you, but it seems you’re picking up that same trait that turns people off on Duemig, and that’s going with what may be an unpopular opinion (Glennon is awful) and etching it in stone, without any possibility of ever softening on your stance, and you get with SD and it’s an hour long bash session basically. I honestly think you’d rather say “I told you so” than “wow, I was wrong about MG”, I’m not going to say you hope he fails, but I think you’re pointing in that direction.

    First, Joe doesn’t spend half the radio show on Glennon. That’s just thoroughly silly, though Joe gets how people sensitive to Glennon scrutiny might think that way. The Glennon Mob is a sensitive lot. Second, it’s Joe, right here, who is credible words of praise and insight on Glennon. Joe doesn’t see other media sharing this interview with the Bucs’ captain and premier player. Why are they so scared to do that? Joe wants Glennon to succeed, but that doesn’t mean Joe doesn’t want a better starter than Glennon. Third, Glennon is the No. 2 QB and Joe didn’t give him that job. Lovie did. Would you rather call Glennon the “ousted starter?” –Joe

  48. bucrightoff Says:

    Freeman has gone from week 1 starter to out of the league in less than 10 months. Amazing people ever try and defend him anymore. But don’t worry, he’s coming to a Saskatachewan Roughriders game near you!

  49. Bucfever40 Says:

    Perhaps a little thin skin joe? I thoroughly enjoy this website and most of the stories you provide us, this is why I feel ok to question some things, call it devil’s advocate, again, most of your stories are a pleasure to read, but we Buc fans have to bust your footballs from time to time!

  50. buc89 Says:

    No one will argue that Freeman blew his Chances. But when people say the franchise qb label was handed to him is just not true. He earned it, glennon had a chance with better weapons and a comparably bad coach but didn’t wow anyone other than stat tards. Get over it

  51. Mr Magoo Says:

    I’ve always thought that the hard work and mental part of being an NFL QB is not appreciated enough. What is the difference between a Tom Brady and other less successful QBs? Is he taller faster stronger or is it his brain’s grasp of football players in motion and recognizing quickly what will happen next and what he needs to do? It is the brain that is the difference between the Bradys, Mannings, Montanas and Brees’s of the world and lesser QBs. We know MG is smart and that comes from studying hard. He has a long ways to go in a short period of time. I like his work ethic because thats where it starts. I dont know if he can do it but I think he has the possibility of being able to compensate for some shortcoming with intelligent play and become a good QB. How far he can go can only be guessed at now. I am looking forward to watching how far he can progress. I hope he shocks us all.