Lovie Compares Glennon To Michael Vick

October 7th, 2014

Glennon and Vick

Man, Lovie Smith is loving his new toy.

The head coach had big smiles in his voice on the Buccaneers Radio Network last night.

Sunday’s great Mike Glennon scramble and pass to Vincent Jackson that made all the national highlight shows and has now been viewed 437 times on Greg Schiano’s iPad also had Lovie pumped up and raving about his mobile QB.

“You have routes drawn up and they’re supposed to go a certain way but, you know, you can get off the script fairly quick sometimes,” Lovie said. “And when a quarterback goes scrambling, you have to get open as much as anything. Of course, Mike scrambled around and threw a great play to Vincent Jackson, a great lob pass after he kind of broke off the route.

“[On the touchdown to Robert Herron] it was the same thing. Mike kept the play with his feet. You know you didn’t think I would say that about Mike moving around and keeping a play going like that, he looked like Michael Vick running around on that play.”

The Glennon roll-left, throw-right, touch-pass magic is on display at the 1:00 mark on this NFL.com video. The play had Joe Twittering “Mikey Football” just after the moment. It was a hell of a play.

But it was just one play, and Glennon is not a mobile QB. However, it’s clear his movement in the pocket has improved over last year — maybe all the Matt Ryan film is helping — and Glennon is looking very confident as he tries to prove he is a legitimate NFL starting quarterback.

51 Responses to “Lovie Compares Glennon To Michael Vick”

  1. Pewter_Power Says:

    Glennon may never be Peyton Manning or Tom Brady but he continues to improve and has shown he is a competent NFL quarterback. At this point our first priority in the draft should be defensive line or safety.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    When did Glennon become a dog killer?

  3. BucFanInArkansas Says:

    I wonder what else gets a ton of views on Greg Schiano’s iPad…?

  4. bucrightoff Says:

    Other than killing the Big Dog’s hard-on for Freeman. Hey oh!

  5. Ike Turner Says:

    thanks lovie, but your about 3-5 months too late on making your decision that MG can play.

    one of many blunders. this guy is good at speaking and motivating players, the rest…not so much

  6. Ray Rice Says:

    He actually kind of reminds me of Peyton Manning. Long neck. Goofy face. Tall. Lanky. Not fast but mobile in the pocket. Throwing motion is also similar. Has a tighter spiral than Mannings ducks. Also, while in the shotgun and he audibles or lifts his leg and sends the WR in motion he looks exactly like Peyton. He may not ever be Manning but sure as hell beats him being like Dilfer or Fat A$$ Sean King.

  7. RastaMon Says:


  8. biff barker Says:

    Vick looked like a broken man last night against Seattle.

    RG111 is broken too.

    Give me a pocket passer with some ability to extend plays with his feet any day.

  9. stevek Says:



  10. HawaiianBuc Says:

    That was an unbelievable play to Jackson. Had Manning, Brady, Brees, etc. made that play, it would have been one of the top plays of the season. It was simply beautiful. However, please don’t do it again Glennon! Pretty dangerous.

  11. HawaiianBuc Says:

    “Vick looked like a broken man last night against Seattle.”


    LOL. Have you been hanging out with Capt. Tim? Pretty sure that was Kirk Cousins last night against Seattle and not Michael Vick. However, I can see how you may get those 2 confused, seeing as though they look so similar.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    bucrightoff…lmao Hey oh!

  13. NCMike Says:

    Lmao @ HawaiinBuc

  14. bucrightoff Says:

    Speaking of last night what the hell was with RGIII’s hair? The Princess Leia look is not flattering.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon’s detractors are thinning out. Wow, what an about face. Show em MG8, you got what it takes, baby I’m telling ya.

  16. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    So, no one wants to bring up Glennon’s throwing speed from the radar gun at the Combine anymore?

  17. Skyline Crew Says:

    He is nothing like Vick. Maybe he could be compared to Big Ben in keeping a play going, but he isn’t as mobile as Vick was. However, Vick is nothing now in the NFL.

  18. Bannor Says:

    He has herpes and is seeking treatment under an alias?

  19. Bucsfan4lyf Says:

    Everyone that keeps saying we need to draft a QB needs to open their eyes and realize we have a real QB down here already.

    Its obvious our drafts needs would be a FS becasue Goldson can’t cut it, another pass rusher , and a MLB that can cover. I love Foster but Fletcher is terrible. Hope Foster is back for the next game.

  20. passthebuc` Says:

    No similarity except that they play QB.

    At one time I thought Lovie may bring stability to the Buc’s but I see that he is just an old man approaching senility

  21. D-Rome Says:

    That throw to V-Jax was something else! I mean, I hear all this talk about Glennon’s arm talent and that has to be a perfect example of what everyone means. That pass just *looked* like it was all arm regardless of what the rest of his body was doing. Amazing play!

  22. james west Says:

    yes Mr glennon, has shown to all, that he is competent, intelligent, more than just a game manager, deceivingly mobile(adequate) and has a strong arm. makes sound decisions. and gives his team mates. hope and competitive spirit. as the belief they are always in the game. I would have to say and this is just my opinion, after the jfro debacle. would it not be worth the time and effort to continue to build around this young man? most of the pieces are in place, look how good dallas looks after drafting gaurds in the first round! as well tampa could and should do the same, along with any defensive (HELP) along the way. and add some depth this team could be dangerous in a season or two. the grass is always greener though isn’t it? just my thoughts. keep the man upright give him time and continue his maturation process(PLAY HIM) and both the team and fans might be pleasantly surprised! could not hurt seeing the season is basically over right? (no playoffs) well as the old saying goes, there’s always next year. good luck mike.

  23. ItsDookie87 Says:

    That pass was perfect, I mean everyone was holding their breath but that’s only because he’s a 2nd year QB. How many of those type plays did Brees make on Sunday where he was falling to the ground and threw a duck. The pick six, the Banks int and there were a couple questionable non grounding calls type throws as he was being taken down but because he’s Brees no one questions it. That throw Glennon made hit VJax in perfect stride with so much touch in the perfect location. For a right hander to be rolling left and have to adjust his entire body just to get the ball off and throw that pass was a thing of beauty.

  24. Vagabond Says:

    //yawn\\ Did you know Geico can save you 15%…? C’mon! Change the conversation. There are head coaches and players past & present who’ve declared this kid a real deal. That play was one of many to come and he’ll be leading somebody to the playoffs one day. Laughable how anyone can shrug off comparisons to Brady. The biggest feature Brady offers is his intelligence. Let’s remember Glennon is achieving all of this in a dysfunctional setting. His QB coach (rookie himself) is distracted by learning and now running a new offense. His “mentors” have been Freeman and McCown. Now there’s a teaching & coaching staff huh? He survived & thrived in a circus lady year and in this years edition he offers one of the only bright spots. Wonder how he’d do with Lovie’s full confidence and being able to call this HIS team. I liked what I saw on the field and was impressed with his confidence and poise in the presses. You’ll see Mike Glennon take a team to the playoffs – I just hope we’re smart enough to keep him so it’s ours. Hate to think we’re grooming Brady’s replacement and don’t believe for a second that Belichick wouldn’t snag this kid if he came available. We have a quarterback – will we develop and support him or let him slip through our fingers? I invite your attention to THIS years QB CLASS (didn’t I hear a stout Bridgewater drumbeat on here?). This was a QB deep draft also but… Winston? Potentential Freeman redo unless someone gets his head straight. That S Tampa club scene will eat him up. Let’s talk about an offensive coordinator and how about a defensive coordinator who knows how to get his players motivated and playing. Wasting time debating Glennon is smoke and mirrors to distract people from the real issues. I wonder how good Glennon would be knowing the coaching staff and fans believed in him?

  25. John Herb Says:

    For the last 10 years or so if I saw a Buc’s QB running around in the back field I held my breath knowing the result was likely an incomplete pass or an INT. Now I see Mike moving around and I know there is hope!

  26. BoJim Says:

    Yup. Y’all gotta accept that Mikey Cannon is the QB this year and hopefully for a long time.

  27. adamant Says:

    Behold…Vagabond the Brilliant! Dude, get off your high horse. You act like you knew all along that Glennon would play this well. BTW, I absolutely hate when someone starts their post with “yawn”. Lame ass.

  28. BucRock Says:

    bucrightoff = retard

  29. stevek Says:

    BucRock=Big Dawgg/Freemanite?

  30. Vagabond Says:

    adamant – //yawn\\ been a Glennon fan since we picked him up. Lots of upside to this kid. Don’t know it all any more than you do and apparently since neither of us is a pro football coach – we’re not all that football smart. Stating an opinion just like everyone else. Sorry somebody pee’d in your Wheaties this morning, wasn’t me – don’t even know you. If you don’t like the way I present myself – just do what I do – ignore it. Have a great Tuesday & GO BUCS!

  31. Grizim2222E.Buffalo Says:


    “JFro” as he is frequently referred to on this site threw for 4Gs twice. And did more with far less talent. Yet he all of a sudden became “garbage” overnight. Glennon played well against 2 very mediocre defenses. Lets see how he fairs against and defense like BAL. I think he’s more Matt Castle than Brady right now. But the MGM has already crowned him.Buc fans always fall in love with a QB when they play well in a couple of games. Wait until he has a bad game. People are going to run away from this guy.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    stevek…you might be right.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    “Yet he all of a sudden became “garbage” overnight.”

    Of his OWN doing. Not ours.

  34. Grizim2222E.Buffalo Says:

    Your right becuase he was a party animal that also had a drug addiction. Ok…

    Did Josh have a lack luster season? Yes.Too many turnovers? Absolutely. Did he deserve to vilified like he was? No not at all. Those of you that think Glennon has proven himself at this point not draft a QB are sniffing glue. I dont see Matt Ryan or joe flacco (overrated) I see Rob Johnson remember him? Or Brian Greise remember him?

  35. Cobraboy Says:

    Generally, one thinks of a “mobile quarterback” as one who will bring the ball down and run.

    What I like about Glennon is once he moves out of the pocket, he’s looking 100% downfield for an open man.

    NOT like Vick.

  36. Cobraboy Says:

    I think what bothers the Glennon detractors is he doesn’t *look* like a big, tough bad-ass who shaves with a blowtorch. He’s tall, fair, geekly, calm, smart, not all tatted up and not a brawling party animal.

    What does the kid have to do to show folks he’s got some game worth developing?

  37. Nybucsfan Says:

    So mobile he took a safety that well helped lose the game wait that doesn’t matter if he wins or not he is 5-11 but that’s ok not his fault the rest of the team stinks he is really good

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Grizim2222E.Buffalo ….does Freeman have a job yet? Bucs, Vikings and Giants nuff said. He’s so good no one wants him.

    Go hug your Freeman doll or something. Stop rooting against your team’s QB.

  39. Vagabond Says:

    We already saw #8 against tough D – last year. We certainly aren’t a QB farm here and they aren’t lining up to get pummeled behind our line. If we draft a QB next year – that just prolongs the rebuild another couple of years. MG is solid so far & his confidence is building. Can he collapse? Sure – but he looks like a solid player worth gambling on. What are the options? Part of the reason he looks so good us because McCown looked so bad. Call him the starter, stabilize the offense and get busy on fixing the D. I’m more concerned about our coaching staff & tactics than this. Discipline? Play calling?

  40. Buc1987 Says:


    Glennon would have never been in the end zone in the FIRST place if not for the bad snap that put him there.

    Or do you just choose to forget how they got in the end zone in the first place?

  41. Buc1987 Says:

    Vagabond…don’t cha know? It’s all Glennon’s fault.

  42. 77 bassguitarist Says:

    Smiling at 1-4 …..nice??

  43. ddneast Says:

    I don’t think he looked like Mike Vick at all. Vick would have just tucked the ball in and Ran because he can’t get past his first progression or read defenses.

  44. Grizim2222E.Buffalo Says:

    @Vagabond and 1987

    Im not in denial about Freeman. He has to be held accountable for his play on the field. He bares much of the responsibility for his demise. What I am saying is, I view Glennon as a bridge to the future instead of the future itself. I still think the Bucs should draft a QB. It wouldn’t hurt to have him learning for a couple of years behind a solid QB. Glennon has to do a whole lot more to prove otherwise

  45. Couch Fan Says:

    Why do you even respond to that troll 87? He clearly hates Glennon and takes advantage of every oppertunity to bash him. Let the moron live in his own little troll world and hate on everything Glennon. While trying to claim he’s a Bucs Fan. LMAO

  46. Grizim2222E.Buffalo Says:


    Its obvious the man was struggling with somthing mental. Yeah throwing for 8gs in 2 seasons was a fluke. I hope freeman goes and gets help. That’s was the issue not his talent.

  47. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Man it is so odd on JBF these days. All last season and off season those of us that saw a lot of FRANCHISE QB potential in Glennon were bad mouthed constantly by Glennon bashers. It is a pleasant yet odd sensation to see the paradigm shift at JBF now that it is no longer taboo to compare Glennon to a poor man’s Flacco or Matt Ryan…damn where did I hear those words before? 🙂

  48. Grizim2222E.Buffalo Says:

    Couch fan
    troll? please
    im just sharing my opinion just like everyone else. If you actually read my post. You would see that I gave Glennon credit for playing well on several occasions. Im just not convinced. Hes the QB of the future. That’s bashing him?

  49. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    A “SEASON” is not lost after 3 games and if Glennon plays the rest of this season and its a loosing season then he is gone. The Bucs will need to win this division if Glennon is to remain the starter for that franchise. There is no way that Glennon remains the starter next season if he only improves by 10% from now, LOL. You Glennon fans better hope that the D and special teams play like they did in the Atlanta game all season. Because if they play like they did the other 3 games and get better and still loose then its over for Glennon. Somebody’s gonna take the fall and it won’t be the coaches/GM/rookies/oline/stars of the defense and that leaves only one guy, Glennon. Again, there’s an argument if the team plays like spit the rest of the season but if they improve and Glennon is not able to do enough to get the team over the hump then he’s gone. Believe That!

  50. Newbucsfan!!! Says:


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