Glennon Describes His “Recess” Moment

October 8th, 2014


Is there anything more exciting in Tampa Bay Buccaneers world than Mike Glennon right now?

Sadly, nothing compares on the defensive side of the ball, or on special teams.Glennon’s roll-left, throw-right touch pass to V-Drops Vincent Jackson on Sunday was a moment that made the entire NFL community take pause Sunday. (Here’s the video) Lovie Smith even compared Glennon’s play to a former mobile-QB superstar.

The Bucs’ starting quarterback got a chance to elaborate on that eye-opening completion via his radio show last night, the one that used to feature Josh McCown on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

“A lot of times when you’re rollin’ out coverage kind of breaks down and it essentially turns into recess and you just find the open guy,” Glennon said. “And if nothing comes open, throw it away. And sometimes it’s better to take those extra yards with my feet, but also sometimes it’s better to hang in there and let the play develop and try to make something out of it.

“It’s definitely not something we work on in practice. Like I said, I mean it’s recess. It’s just making a play, you know, it’s definitely an awkward arm angle. Just flicked it out to him and [Jackson] did a great job on the play. … That’s what you do in the backyard when you’re 10 years old; you run around and someone gets open and you throw him the ball.”

How bout Glennon talking like he’s a mobile quarterback at heart. Joe sure hope Glennon keeps it all in perspective.

On Sunday, Glennon might get more time than usual to sit in the pocket. The Ravens have just five sacks this season (26th best/worst in the NFL).


24 Responses to “Glennon Describes His “Recess” Moment”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    He’s shown that he’s mobile enough to pick up a few yards when we need it or to move in the pocket when necessary. He showed flashes of it last year and he’s shown a lot more of it this year. Folks just don’t want to think of him that way because they think he looks too goofy to be a mobile QB. I’m not saying he’s Russell Wilson but he does enough to extend the play or pick up the necessary yardage when it’s there.

  2. RastaMon Says:

    LOL…Glennon is playing in recess…
    while McCown is in time out !

  3. Ike Turner Says:

    (your repetitive posts with racist undertones are not appreciated. Joe has no interest wasting time babysitting comments waiting for you to cross a line. Joe is responsible, not you, for every word typed here.–Joe)

  4. Captain Stagger Says:

    Functional mobility…..Manning, Brady, and Rivers all look a little awkward on the move. But what they all do well is sense the pressure while keeping eyes downfield, and float around the pocket. That’s what we are seeing in Glennons progression.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon up against Flacco should be trouble for both teams DB’s, troubling to me how the Bucs are going to slow the opponent enough to snag the win at home.

  6. Louis Friend Says:

    It’s going to take a lot more than 19-32 for a couple hundred to win games for the Bucs this year. He needs to do more than channel Mike Vick. He needs to be a little more like Manning and Brady. They just aren’t good enough for a ‘decent’ or ‘good’ starter. Amazingly this might be the most competent QB the Bucs have on the field for 2 straight games in eons. And it’s not enough.

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    This season is about developing/evaluating Glennon and players showing whether they’ll be brought back next year. There is some more weeding out to do and they can’t be expected to get everything taken care of in one offseason. I think Glennon developing a rapport with Evans, ASJ, and Sims will go a long way for us next year.

  8. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Joe – It could save you a lot of “babysitting” time if you give readers an alert to click for posts that are inappropriate like Ike’s. The rest of us don’t want to read it either and we’d much rather you spend your time on Buc coverage. I, for one, would be happy to help weed that garbage out.

    It’s a nice idea, but then Joe has to sift through dozens of alerts every day. Joe’s system works as is. Not perfect, but pretty sound. You’d be amazed by what doesn’t get through. –Joe

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Patrick in VA…I agree with everything you just typed. People like Newbucsfan!!! think Glennon’s the problem though. He thinks GlennonHA to carry this team or he’s gone at the end of the season. Where do people get there silly little thinking from?

    Why do these fans bother typing up long drawn out reasons, why our 2nd yr QB will fail?

    Instead of typing out all this jibberish with usually nothing to back it up, why don’t they just say I hate Mike Glennon? It’s so much easier and it’s only a short sentence.

  10. flmike Says:

    @Louis Freind
    Take way 4 of the 15 penalties and Glennon throws for over 300 yds and 3 tds, I can care less about completion %. If you go 3 for 20 and those 3 are TDs it doesn’t matter how many it took.

  11. BamBamBuc Says:

    1987, I don’t hate Glennon. I cheer for him to do well each week. I just see him as what he’s shown he can be. Mediocre. I’m tired of hearing speculation about how this or that will help next year. And most teams that have success have a superstar somewhere that elevates the team. Jackson is good, Martin is OK, Glennon is decent. Who’s the star that will lift the team? I’m cheering every week hoping or D stars lift our defense from the cellar and looking for any sign of just one offensive star. I don’t hate Glennon, I just know we need a star on offense and don’t have one. I know a star at QB makes the biggest impact. I don’t know if we’ll find one anytime soon.

  12. GhostofJohnGruden Says:

    I hope Lovie lets Glennon start the rest fo the year, woudl love to see what he can become through game play, off season – preseason going into 2015. He has shown improvement, he is eager to learn, he has shown a strong committment, took the whole McLown starting like a professional. Those are the reason’s I like this kid.

  13. Vagabond Says:

    Can’t keep comparing this kid to other QBs. At least not without considering how the others would fare with our line & receivers. This QB is performing under much different circumstances. Maybe he is & maybe he isn’t the future but I’d like to see what he has under ideal conditions – meaning the head-coach gives him the nod and fans support him. IMHO he’ll earn all that in the next couple weeks, but I also think he’s already earned some respect and confidence through last year’s performance. Naive me, I also think we have the talent to win the division. Just waiting for the coaching staff to get it together. So far? Lovie hasn’t given us anything we didn’t see with Raheem or Schiano. If supporting Glennon over McCown makes me part of the mob? I’m a member.

  14. Brandon Says:

    Ike Turner Says:
    October 8th, 2014 at 8:24 am
    (your repetitive posts with racist undertones are not appreciated. Joe has no interest wasting time babysitting comments waiting for you to cross a line. Joe is responsible, not you, for every word typed here.–Joe)

    Why does this happen? What year is it again? I don’t know what the guy said but I want to know what the point is to the constant posts with “racist undertones”. So Ike is a bigot (ironic, isn’t it?). I’m scratching my head wondering why a bigot would waste time with football. Maybe he should start following hockey, or polo, or the rodeo, if he doesn’t like other races.

  15. Brandon Says:

    I’m all for Glennon starting the rest of the year, no reason not to, but I would rather Lovie “wait” to make the official decision when McCown is healthy. This way, Glennon continues to prepare as if he’s trying to win the job, and also if for some reason Glennon regresses terribly then there is no need to officially switch back. Silence in matters like this are the best solution.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    “Maybe he should start following hockey, or polo, or the rodeo, if he doesn’t like other races.”

    Brandon now your being racist yourself. Your automatic assumption is he was being racist towards only a certain group of people. You don’t even know what race it was, yet he should follow hockey, polo, or rodeo. Sports that are predominately played by white people. How racist is that?

    I didn’t want to even comment about this on football site, but I couldn’t help myself.

    I do agree 100% with your last Buc-related post though.

  17. Bogiedr Says:

    Agree with Brandon 100%

  18. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    A lot of people talk about Glennon like he’s an absolute statue ala Drew Bledsoe or Bernie Kosar. He’s much more mobile than those guys. Give credit where credit is due and stop labeling him incorrectly.

  19. Ray Rice Says:

    WOW! Ike has everyone in a frenzy. I guess Ike got a taste of his own medicine when JOE slapped him (wait is that possible over the internet? ). Anyway, I have a good feeling about this weekend and the games after our bye week. They are winnable. A win this weekend would definitely spark something. I really believe that. I think Smitty will burn us again this weekend but Glennon is going to ball out. I feel it. BUCS win!!!!!

  20. DB55 Says:

    Glennon just needs a 100 gallon bucket of protien shakes. And I’d have him run suicides from sideline to sideline. Finally, at least 3 big bowls of pasta everyday. He’ll be running like Vick and looking like Troy Aikman in no time.

    Rotf I crack myself up

  21. jack ball Says:

    The kids just started his fifteenth game with his second offensive coordinator and no running game. None of us know if he’ll be a superstar but at least we know he’s not that bad. Give him a running game a healthy Evans and time.
    We’ll see what happens with fingers crossed.

  22. BucIt941 Says:

    With all the acquisitions we’ve gotten for the offense Glennon should never HAVE to put this team on his shoulders to win. That’s why we spent so much in acquiring V. Jackson, Collins, Mankins, Meyers, Spent top picks on Martin, Evans, Seferian-Jenkins, and Simms, Keeping a loaded stable of RB and WR depth. Once gelled this offense should be prominent no matter who the QB as long as they don’t make bone headed mistakes (SEE McClown) and just manage the game.

    See Glennon is already rising above just being a game manager, the kid takes shots and try to win games. He is already exceeding my expectations of his ability to not only protect a loss but take a chance to go and try to win it all.

  23. Zam Says:

    I don’t really know what to make of Glennon at this point. Time will tell.

  24. d-money Says:

    “How bout Glennon talking like he’s a mobile quarterback at heart. ”

    This idea that Glennon had no mobility was BS to begin with. No, he’s not Mike Vick or Cam Newton but he can move around enough to buy himself and his receivers some time. Give me a smart QB with a good arm that can move around just enough over a run first QB that pulls the ball down and takes off at the first sign of trouble anyday.

    The running , option QB is a fad that pops up from time to time. But good pocket passers never go out if style.