Glennon’s Glaring Goose Egg

October 25th, 2014

Glennon and Vick

“Mobile” or not, a quarterback must know how to read a defense and use his legs once in a while to pick up a few yards, either to move the chains or to keep a defense honest by taking what’s given.

Mike Glennon isn’t doing that.

In Glennon’s three starts, he’s got zero yards on the ground.

Jiminy Christmas, that’s hard to do — and hard to believe, especially from a guy whose head coach likened him to Michael Vick.

In all seriousness, Glennon has had chances to use his legs wisely, and he hasn’t taken them. And it’s not like coaches are in his head not to run — like they were constantly and wrongly telling Josh Freeman after Freeman was the second-leading rushing QB in 2010.

Glennon has a lot to prove in his final 10 starts. It’s a small thing, but Joe wants to see Glennon play smarter with his feet and eyes.

17 Responses to “Glennon’s Glaring Goose Egg”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m gonna start beating the Glennon war drums. Do you see a hole to run through? Did’nt think so. He barely has time to look downfield for a semi open receiver. Glennon is mobile enough to run when the opportunity presents itself. Long legs take big strides.

  2. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    “Jiminy Christmas”….hahaha!!! Classic Joe! For all those kiddos out there, that’s the 1983 version of WTF?!?!?

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not too far behind Doug Martin!!!

  4. SAMCRO Says:

    f’n BS, do you see Brady running? Do you see P.Manning running? Do you see Flacco running? Do you see Carson Palmer running with the ball? etc.. Even when they started out they barely ran with the ball. Rarely do you see any of those guys run unless a huge lane opens up, but for you to make it seem that Glennon never runs is a lie. I have seen him run. Alson he’s in his second f’n year for christ sakes, it takes a few years to master reading defenses, so how about backing-off and give the guy some time. With this kind of attitude we’ll never develop a franchise QB. If you’re wanting a run first QB then go root for a another team. There is no longevity for a run first QB, and plus the only reason they usually run is to cover up for their lack of accuracy passing the ball.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Maybe they should start McCown. He’s got scrambling ability. He can run for his life if needed. I saw him gain some yards running, just don’t drop him back to pass, no need to delight the sack and interception happy opponents. Just kidding, I actually think he could have a decent game if called upon. One or the other.

  6. Matt Says:

    Gerald Mccoy and bucs agree to 7 yr extension worth close too 100M

  7. DB55 Says:


    Lmao. Fun fact- guess who has more rushing tds than both our RBs? Mccown w 2 rushing tds. Martin 1 Rainey 1.

  8. Louis Friend Says:

    Because yeah, Mike Glennon is a guy you want to see running in the open field. Recipe for disaster in so many ways.

    Leave the giraffe alone Joe.

  9. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Tom Brady…………Peyton Manning…….

  10. rhenry Says:

    Get off the guys a$$ Joe, there are plenty of other players and coaches on this team to write negative copy about. Geeeeez. The kid is doing his best and is one of the lone bright spots in this schmucked up organization.

  11. RangerBuc Says:

    There are lies, damn, lies, and statistics. Pick a small enough sample size and you can find stats to tell any story you want. If you look beyond just the “starts” you will see that Glennon does have 19 yards and a 1st down this season (not stellar, but not exactly a goose egg either). Now if we add in last year’s games, he has 27 more runs for 37 more yards (a long of 16), four of those runs going for 1st downs. Clearly he will never be mistaken for a dual threat, or scrambling QB, but he has run. You claim the coaches are not in his head telling him not to run, but he ran last year, and he ran in the first game he played this year, then suddenly it drops off to only one attempt in the last three games, I think the coaches have been telling him not to run because they don’t want him to get hurt with no viable backup with McCown still out.

  12. ben Says:

    Lets hope the bucs find a quality qb with their high pick in the draft. Glennon will never be as good as the qb’s in our own division. His accuracy is not good and is about as mobile as a statue when a few steps would make a difference in the pocket

  13. buc4lyfe Says:

    If Glennon is the lone Bright spot this really is a lost season

  14. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    I seem to remember a long roll out that ended up in a long across the body throw to Vincent Jackson that lead to a TD,.. Guess JOE forgot about that one! And what about the game he played but didn’t start? I think I remember a 16 yard scramble, and a 17 yard scramble that was called back by a holding call! I think this is selective memory!!!

  15. tweezydakidd Says:

    I agree idaho

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    buc4lyfe Says:
    October 25th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    “If Glennon is the lone Bright spot this really is a lost season.”

    Hi how ya doing buddy? My name is Reality. The season is already lost and Glennon is the lone bright spot on this team right now.

  17. Paul Says:

    Glennon isn’t a read option QB. That means he stays in the pocket until he goes through his progressions. Receivers can’t get open and blitz gets to the qb in seconds. Why does this site keep parading for a read option qb?