“We’re Ready For This”

September 29th, 2014

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta FalconsIs Bucs starter Mike Glennon commanding the huddle?

After yesterday’s heroic victory, Glennon got on the phone and talked about his huddle banter with Big-Ten-Network-hating, pedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball box score-readingNPR-listeningfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-training Peter King, of theMMQB.com and NBC Sports fame.

Glennon, with the game on the line, had words for his offense.

“Tampa Bay had the ball at the Steelers’ 46, no timeouts. And with star rookie wideout Mike Evans out with a groin injury, a player the Bucs just signed last week, Louis Murphy, was in the huddle. “I just said, ‘We’re ready for this. Let’s go. We need chunks.’ On second down, that famous Buccaneer combination, Glennon to Murphy, clicked on a 41-yard stroke up the right seam. “He was with us in camp,” said Glennon. “Great competitor. He stepped right in this week like he’d been there all along.” On third-and-goal from the five Glennon fired a pass to the left side of the end zone, and Vincent Jackson, who had come free, held on while hitting the ground with a thud. Glennon, the former North Carolina State starter (he pushed Russell Wilson out), called it “the most monumental win I’ve been a part of.” And the most unlikely outcome of the year, the 0-3 Bucs beating a team that destroyed Carolina on the road last week.

And so the legend of No. 8 grows, as does the Mike Glennon Mob.

When asked once about leading an undisciplined team, Raheem Morris offered a great comeback. He told the questioner that undisciplined teams don’t have fourth-quarter comebacks and execute in the two-minute offense like his teams did often with Josh Freeman. Doing that, Raheem said, is a mark of great preparation and discipline under pressure.

Yesterday, Glennon showed he’s got the discipline and internal strength to put a team on his back. It was a great sign, one that’s necessary to win in a league whose games are typically decided by one score.

40 Responses to ““We’re Ready For This””

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    “We’re ready for this”


  2. Architek Says:

    Didn’t we learn to temper our expectations from the Lovie PR snafu starting the season.

    Let’s allow Glennon to have a season and show his entire body of work before making him a demigod of some sort.

    He had a better performance than McCown and the team got the win. Let’s just appreciate that fact and but thankful the team doesn’t look like a high school team anymore (except the secondary).

  3. robert9 Says:

    I been saying it for two years fellas. Glennon walks the walk. he aint skeered of $hit. his pre snap reads and adjustments are light years ahead of any qb since he came here…including jfro 6 pack jackson. yesterdays plays getting in so late were on the OC. get this kid plays earlier and he will adjust and audible when he has the time. and throw out that damn draw play. it worked once and has failed everytime since.

    the cannon has arrived in a stretch limo with hoochies on each arm! 🙂

  4. robert9 Says:

    i bet he “pulls” more than JM after this win.

  5. You Go Joe Says:

    The kid has matured. At least with this weight on his shoulders he handled it good for a win. Last year, Schiano would have ran the ball or show little trust in Glennon. Here they let him loose. Wasn’t the prettiest game in the world, but it gave us a win.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    The 17 links before Peter King’s name bit is getting old and increasingly annoying Joe.

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Glennon should’ve been the starter from the first game of the season. Most likely this team would be 3-1 right now if Lovie hadn’t arbitrarily asked Glennon to take a back seat to McCown before the offseason even began, not even allowing him to compete for the starting job. All the people in Chicago, and now Tampa, who scream about keeping Lovie out of the offense are right.

  8. CalBucsFan Says:

    It wasn’t like Lovie gave Glennon a shot after first spotting division rivals a 3-game lead, McCown got hurt. As a man of God Lovie, I’m sure you recognize when it’s time to “let go and let God”. In this case the football god’s decided it was time for Glennon to be not only the Bucs’ future, but also present.

    At today’s press conference please Lovie, “whisper words of wisdom, Let it Be, Let it Be”.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    The MGM wears that designation with a big smile today. Nobody is making him a god, just happy that you Glennon denigrators have to reach deep to hide your displeasure at his success. Eat your crow quietly, you’re detsroying the euphoria of the victory.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    make that destroying

  11. robert9 Says:

    let it be known i stood by lovie and his decision to start mcclown….at least until the second game started.

    whatever is best for the team. right now thats glennon and lovie, although i still am not sold on lovie.

  12. Bucamania Says:

    @Pickgrin – I agree. It’s been old and annoying for a long time but I guess Joe still thinks it’s funny. ‘Circle-jerking.?’ Good one Beavis.

  13. skelly Says:

    The kid has always seemed to be mature beyond his years. The reality is we were lucky to get the second chance for a final drive though after a few bad throws on our first attempt. He is lucky to have gotten the second chance. That said, he got it done and the second try and bucs got the win. Good on him. Hope he keeps improving.

  14. BucRock Says:

    Release the giraffe!!!

  15. RastaMon Says:

    There never would have been a Glennon Mob if not for the local media Glennon Lynch Mob….I never took sides…how could anyone really form an opinion with all the dysfunction surrounding the team last year….having a ROOKIE thrown into that Jerry Springer Show….so how or why did the professional media types almost instantly decree Glennon ,not/never be able to grow into a starting NFL QB…I still don’t know if Glennon is the guy…but all things considered..he is showing promise

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I will say this….Did anyone notice the genuine excitement McCown exhibited on the sidelines?…..say what you will about his QB play….but the man is a positive for this team going forward. I’m sure he has helped Glennon.
    Even last year as a Rookie, Glennon seemed to be in full command of the huddle. I think the line and recievers like playing for him.
    Glennon is a very smart guy…I’d be very comfortable if we just let him call the plays.
    Going forward with our defense….it looks like we need to score 25+ points per game to win….perhaps even 30…….17 just doesn’t get it!!!

  17. Bill T Says:

    There is no way McCown wins that game yesterday. He doesn’t make a lot of those throws and even worse, McCown would have made a couple bad decisions. Glennon didn’t make one.

    Would have been nice to be 3-1 which I strongly feel we would have been w/ Glennon the starter. Its too bad Lovie was so steadfast on his guy McCown from the start. And we all know that McCown would have 100% been playing yesterday if he wasn’t injured…sad

  18. jo_mama Says:

    Seriously Joe….Between you and Duemig you need to do something to make up for all the BS smack you talked about Glennon.

    If I was Glennon I would never talk to either of you again.

    Sorry you think Joe writing over and over again this offseason about how Glennon is a strong NFL backup is somehow insulting to a third-round pick. Joe doesn’t speak for Duemig. –Joe

  19. Biff Barker Says:

    This town will be upside down when Lovie takes Glennon’s job away.

    It’s going to happen.

  20. buctebow Says:

    The only thing that happened is that one of our two back up qb’s got a win. Nice comeback, but he should have handled it the series prior. It was very lucky that we got a stop PLUS a short punt. It would have been a loss 9 times out of ten, if faced with the same circumstances of turning the ball over on downs with 1:53 remaining in the game.

  21. jo_mama Says:

    Dude, Joe has archives, as does 620 WDAE-AM. You’re more than welcome to use them to make a point versus writing about what you think you saw, read or heard. –Joe

  22. stevek Says:


    In your reply to “jo_mama”, you are right. You thought Glennon could be a good backup. I will commend you for no jumping the gun, and setting your fan dial on “auto-doubt”.

    BUT, the radio host, with whom you share an hour weekly, has called Glennon “Opey” from the onset. He continues to doubt Glennon. Please make a case for Glennon this week. I don’t want to hear about “only 50% completions”, and rather the poise and smarts of our QB.

    Can you ask the Doggy, “Why are Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib held in higher regard, with the NYG, this year in camp? Why was Freeman cut from the NFL?”

    IMO, Glennon deserves some praises, and the Doggy needs to admit he was WRONG about BOTH Freeman and Glennon.

    Thank you,


  23. Buc1987 Says:

    “Glennon seemed to be in full command of the huddle. I think the line and recievers like playing for him.”

    TBBF…you nailed it. This is his team now and the players know it too.

  24. RastaMon Says:

    While Joe may have said Glennon would be a good back up ,it was always a writers “back up” escape clause. THe is no doubt the writers here form an opinion the Glennon was a bust. Hey Joe…don’t even try and defend your self….it will only be at the expense of credibility….radio mutt…too

  25. Mathius Says:

    Lovie called McCown “coach McCown”. I like that better than QB McCown. Maybe McCowns role should evolve permanently. Sinse Tedford is out, the Bucs are short a QB coach. Cut McCown and rehire him as the new QB coach. McCown has always acknowledged interest in coaching.

  26. Dan Says:

    I’m as happy as anyone for the win…but let’s be realistic here. Glennon still has terrible decision making, and is horribly inaccurate throwing past 5 yards. That ball to Murphy looked like it was intended for ASJ before Murphy made a great play on it. I like that when he misses it’s usually high an out of bounds preventing turnovers, but a 50% completion rate will not win many games. He deserves to be the starter for the rest of the year and maybe next year, but he’ll never be a top 10 QB. I just don’t see it.

  27. buc'd Up Says:

    Geez, we cant even enjoy a good performance and a Bucs win without all the MGMers shooting their mouths off with all the “I told ya so’s”. Who cares? A win for the Bucs is a rarity in these parts and Im just glad to see one against a tough assed team like Pitt. McCown or Glennon, doesnt matter to me as long as we win. For the record though, I say resign Glennon to a bigger deal and while they are at it, hire on McCown as qb coach for remainder of the season. Hes got the brains and personality to really be a positive influence for Glennon. McCown’s down side is that all of that football knowledge and his skills go out the window in the face of pressure, he folds and makes booboos.
    This is Glennons second year and I expect to see him get much better with McCown in his ear from the sidelines.

  28. Mathius Says:

    It takes a strong man to admit he’s wrong, Can Lovie and that radio guy muster the strength to do so?

    I hate when I hear “I know why Josh might be out of the league but I can’t tell anyone.” BS. We all know why he is out of the league. Dude has accuracy, commitment, and substance issues.

  29. Bill T Says:

    The “he is a good NFL backup” and just a 3rd rounder are plain nonsense. There is no way anyone can say that based on last year he can only be a backup. His stats were good with what we had to deal with.

    I grew up in the SF bay area and Montana was a 3rd round pick (as everyone by now knows). Take a look at his stats early on. He only got in 1 game in 1979 when the Niners went 2-14 in Walsh’s first year. In 1980, they went 6-10 and Montana was 2-5, with 64% completion, 15 tds, 9 ints and only 6.6. ypa. Sound familiar?? No one in SF thought Montana was the second coming then.

    In 1981, the Niners won the Super Bowl at 13-3. But he was just 19/12 with 7.4 ypa. Nothing earth shattering. The whole point is you have to give Glennon a chance to prove he can be a successful STARTING quarterback.

  30. Buccfan37 Says:

    Sour grapes Glennon haters and fence sitters. You should be croaking on that crow about now.

  31. Skyline Crew Says:

    Just to be fair here Glennon did not “PUSH” Wilson out. Wilson left in January of 2011 to go play baseball for the Rockies. However, he ended up signing on with Wisconsin in June or so of 2011. He probably would have still been the starter, but he left and Glennon stepped in.

  32. Skyline Crew Says:

    Evans is out for 2-3 weeks as well. FML

  33. jo_mama Says:

    jo_mama Says:
    September 29th, 2014 at 11:48 am
    Dude, Joe has archives, as does 620 WDAE-AM. You’re more than welcome to use them to make a point versus writing about what you think you saw, read or heard. –Joe


    So your saying you were not bashing Glennon all last year on 620 and your site?

    You do know I am on your web site every day for a long time.

    I listen to 620 every day.

    Just Own It and Move on.

    And the mike glennon mob will let it go.

    Look how many years it took Bid Dog to Own up to all his Hatred toward Joe Maddon before he said he was wrong.

  34. Lynch Says:

    Did anyone notice how pissed “The Cannon” was when EDS wouldn’t snap the ball, that eventually drew the delay of game? That sh*t warmed my heart, I love to see some fire from the QB position.

  35. RastaMon Says:

    DB & JB…shakedown….commentary turns positive…criticism mutes….for sponsorship…if you catch my drift….obtuse enough not to get a bold /editted reply….we ain’t stupid

  36. BK Says:

    jo_mama –you are right…they will not own it. It takes a BIG man to own up to his mistakes. Your also right that if they just said they were wrong the MGM8 would be finished with topic. They will just edit your post to please themselves and their point of view.

    I am glad to see MGM8 succeed and the bucs get win #1.

  37. stevek Says:

    Can’t wait to hear the doggy bark this afternoon.

    Can’t wait to hear the hateful analysis on MG8.

    MGM needs to rise up, call in and call out the dogg. The time is now.

    How’s Curtis Painter’s backup doing?

  38. biggun Says:

    MG8 did it many times NC STATE. he’s a legitimate starter, he did what he was supposed to do win! Now let’s kick the snot out of the aints neXT sunday!

  39. buddha Says:

    Don’t get too high when you win or too low when you lose. It was a good win and Glennon played a good game. enjoy the win today, then get ready for New Orleans tomorrow. That’s the NFL. Brees had good stats yesterday but a very poor game. So did Rothlisberger. Glennon may play great next week and we still are likely to lose. Football is the ultimate team game. how about some talk about how well the defensive line played yesterday, Doesn’t Lovie deserve some credit? How about the adjustments after half-time. Most of these games come down to two or three plays that determine the outcome. If the Buccaneers don’t sack the qb and score a quick touchdown at the start, the game would not have been even contestable. Kudos to the Free Agent, Johnson, playing gimpy and Bowers who suddenly looked like an NFL defensive lineman. Way too much emphasis on the quarterback on this site. But hey, that’s what sells advertizing.

  40. Clintro Says:

    Always to much Blame or Praise for the head coach and the QB…. the team won yesterday and I am happy about that.