Glennon Playing Himself Out Of Job?

November 3rd, 2014
Is Bucs QB Mike Glennon running himself out of a job?

Is Mike Glennon running himself out of a job?

It was not the best performance for the quarterback of the future and the quarterback of the present (?), Bucs starter Mike Glennon.

It wasn’t the worst, either.

Glennon had surprisingly decent blocking, especially with the notorious Oneil Cousins at left tackle. Yet his numbers were, well, pedestrian. When the Bucs needed him the most, Glennon didn’t deliver.

It seems that Martin Fennelly has seen enough. The Tampa Tribune humorist is not a member of the Mike Glennon Mob and he seems to think Glennon is playing himself out of a job.

“[Glennon] and Evans connected on a pair of 24-yard touchdowns, good stuff, the second one, a sweet over-the-shoulder job, giving the Bucs a 17-16 lead late in the third quarter. But Glennon and Evans could have had four touchdowns if Glennon’s arm had any consistency.

Late in the first quarter, Evans got behind the Browns, wide open, and Glennon underthrew him. Evans tried to come back on it. Haden batted the ball. Browns safety Donte Whitner intercepted it.

In the second quarter, seconds after Bucs cornerback Johnthan Banks’ interception gave the Bucs first-and-goal at the Cleveland 10, Glennon threw for Jackson, too high, and it was picked off in the end zone by Cleveland’s Tashaun Gipson. It was the first red-zone interception of Glennon’s career.

Fennelly goes on to detail other Glennon problems. Feel free to click the link above.

Look, as Joe has stated, the special teams cost the Bucs the game. No more complicated than that. But Fennelly offers troubling numbers for Glennon and his long-term future with Tampa Bay.

In half of Glennon’s starts, the offense has been held to 17 or fewer points, including the last three outings and six of Glennon’s last eight starts. See a pattern?

Frankly, Joe thinks Glennon is being hung out to dry. He had a joke of an offense to run last year, and now he is working for an incompetent offensive coordinator. Joe wonders what Glennon could do with someone who has a clue about putting together and calling an NFL game?

68 Responses to “Glennon Playing Himself Out Of Job?”

  1. HotRod Says:

    I have always tried to support Glennon for the reasons you mention, trying to give him a chance but those throws were terrible yesterday. Very disappointing.

  2. OneLove Says:

    Get off the Mike Glennon ship come to the Marcus Mariota ship!! 🙂


    I agree that our OC is horrible, but alot of Glennon’s problems are execution-related. He’s far too inconsistent, like Fennelly stated. He needs a stronger throw in some situations and more touch in others. Not looking like a Franchise QB that’s for sure. #FireLovie

  4. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    This is the first game this season where I feel like Glennon cost us the game. The season has been kind of a train wreck so I had a hard time putting blame on him, but yesterday his receivers were making catches, the offensive line was giving him time, and he had a running attack to help, and he looked below average.

    I like Glennon, and I agree he’s been hung up to dry, but we aren’t going to be a great offense with him under center. The Bucs have a chance to get a true franchise QB this draft and that’s too good of an opportunity to pass up. I hope he stays on as a backup though.

  5. ChargedCBH Says:

    Marcus Mariota!! Mike has to give up that number 8 jersey!!!!!!!

  6. bucsQcCity Says:

    You can put a brick wall in front of him and he will still be average. We need a major upgrade. No more excuses.

  7. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well if some rabid fans get their way Glennon will get traded and we’ll most likely see what he can do on a better team.

  8. DB55 Says:

    The red zone INT was tipped. I think it hit #66 helmet. Glennon has overthrown evans before so now he’s over compensating.

    I say put mcclown in this way we don’t have to wait until the last drive in the 4th to see if we’re going to loss we’ll know with 5 mins left in the 1st that we’ll lose.

  9. MTM Says:

    Glennon missing wide open throws has nothing to do with the offensive coordinator. Not running the ball with 2 minutes left in the 4th and 1 yd needed for the first down falls squarely on coaching. Glennon is a serviceable back up. Get over it MGM!

  10. theodore Says:

    That deep ball to Evans was perfectly under thrown. It’s Evans fault for not adjusting.

  11. Connor Says:

    Knowing the luck of this franchise, Glennon will be traded off to another team and do very well with a competent coaching staff and overall, competent organization. Then it’ll be yet another example as to how this franchise can’t develop talent properly.

  12. louden Says:

    So: teams asked for a trade on V-Jacks and Glennon and while both aren´t “the future”, the LL(lead)Bucs thought “hell no; only good run teams try to stock pile draft picks and safe money and replace replacable players”

    Every f´n one with a little bit of football sense could have told you after last year: Glennon = perfect backup (at best)
    V-Jacks won´t help the Bucs win a SuperBowl (not because of his skill, but the players around)….

    This organization stinks – hate to say the truth sometime

  13. DB55 Says:

    Im just saying that once again glennon had a lead in the fourth but we could hold it. We give up a wide open TD. No pass rush, no coverage. And as for receivers catching passes that’s a joke. Murphy n Vjax had multiple drops where the ball hit their hands.


  14. LargoBuc Says:

    I like Glennon. But I don’t see him as anything more than a backup. His numbers are pretty good. But I need to see him put a team on his shoulders and lead us to victory on at least a semi regular basis. It might not always be 100% on him but when your 5-12 as a starter then apparently he doesn’t have that intangible that a starting NFl QB needs. It’s not like I have it out for him like some do. After the win in Pittsburgh I was as big a fan of Glennon as anyone. I wanted so bad for him to show me and the team and the league that he has “it”. But he has not yet done that.

  15. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    All of this lies soley on Lovie and Licht….Lovie hires tedford, tedford hopefully gets better but is out, cmon lovie there were so many quality NFL OCs available and who did you go with? This season and the lack of coaching and execution lies squarley on lovie and this will not change until lovie goes back to his basement…this is 2014 it is no longer a defensive league, offense is the name of teh game

  16. Mr. Patrick Says:

    If this franchise drafts Jameis Winston I will become a huge Dolphins and Jags fan

  17. Bill T Says:

    I want Glennon to be the guy. I think he can be good. But games like yesterday cannot happen because, rightly or wrongly, he only has so much time to prove himself. This area wants Winston (or Mariotta). The only way we don’t draft a QB is if Glennon plays so well that we draft way too high to get these guys.

    He has played well on occasion, but unfortunately for him, that’s not good enough. Is he getting helped out with the play calls, bad blocking (it was good yesterday), dropped passes – NO! But it won’t really matter come draft time unless he really kills it the last 8 games. Not sure he can or the good breaks come his way

  18. Robert 9 Says:

    ^^^ already switched to the dolphines 🙂

    you guys watched the bucs game. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    hey, hey we’re the suckaneers

  19. DB55 Says:

    Manning went 3-13 in his first 16 games so there’s that …

  20. bucrightoff Says:

    Glennon has 8 more games to show what he’s got (and no, McCown is not coming back in and if he does Lovie should be fired on the spot). Let’s see what he can do as this season continues to spiral towards 2 wins at best.

  21. buddhaboy Says:

    really theodore

  22. DB55 Says:

    So there’s been a lot of talking about how well the oline blocked yesterday.

    4th qrt -10:48 -3&11
    Browns rush 3, sack glennon in 3.03 secs. Again mankins gives up a key sack as he was supposed to double team kurger w cousins but got there late. How do you give up a sack within 3secs with only 3 rushers? He can’t get more than 3 secs?

  23. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    DB55 manning went 3-13 with a garbage team however he also was an absolute superstar coming out of UT and that cannot be stated for glennon………

  24. Connor Says:

    Lovie hires tedford, tedford hopefully gets better but is out, cmon lovie there were so many quality NFL OCs available and who did you go with?

    Yes, Lovie could’ve hired a proven OC instead of the ill Tedford.

    A guy named “Norv Turner” was available in the offseason when we were shopping for an OC.

  25. theodore Says:

    @buddhaboy – How is Glennon suppose to succeed without a second catching TE behind Seferian-Jenkins?

  26. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Lets simplify the drama. Beyond the HC and OC which have a big responsibility win winning. Glennon’s job is to hit the target in the numbers period. The Cannon executes this responsibility 10 % of the time. 65 % of the time he is in the vicinity of the target. 25 % of the time is plain awful throws.

    I’ll keep repeating this message because is coming:

    Opposing DBs will wake up to the reality that they have access to an interception 95 % of the time Glennon throws a deep pass. This is because 95 % of the time the target is the DBs back. All they have to do is turn and catch the easy interception. His interception will rise.

    The longer he starts the odds of him being a backup QB in this league diminishes…

    …sign Connor Shaw!

  27. Luke Says:


  28. DallasBuc Says:

    Winston, Mariota, Prescott = hope.

  29. DB55 Says:

    Dusty – true

    Connor – very true. That told me early on that lovely is clueless. Tedford over Turner? Gtfoh

  30. Robert 9 Says:


  31. Jim Says:

    Wasted season last year – Glennon
    Wasted season this year – Glennon
    Will next year be wasted also?

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Every QB misses a throw or throws an interception……but they are mostly with teams that perform well in other phases of the game.
    I don’t excuse Glennon’s mistakes and it is obvious that mobility would really help bail him out….I think this was a poor performance.
    There is no way the low percentage passing plays should have been called on 3rd & 1 late in the game…….pass perhaps….but short high percentage was called for.

    Glennon needs everything to be right in order to succeed and that isn’t going to happen with us. I am now joining the “draft a QB” crowd…..but with a twist.
    I think we should trade our pick for extra picks and draft a QB later in rd 1 or in rd 2….That QB can compete with Glennon for next year’s starting job.

  33. theodore Says:

    The wind chill on Glennon’ neck must have been frigid cold. You can only ask so much from your quarterback.

  34. Robert 9 Says:

    my personal hope is they trade glennon to the saints, he backs up brees for a year and then dominates tampas a$$ for the next 10 years.

    go dolphins!

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    Singing : Cause you know I’m all about that Jameis….no Mariota. All about that Jameis, that Jameis…no Mariota….

    So if Mariota’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along….I’m bringing Jameis here…. Goa head and tell the Glazers that!

    Cause every inch of him is perfect from the bottom to the top…

    Yeah my mama she told me don’t worry about his past…she said fans like a little more points on the board all the time….

    Cause you know I’m all about that Jameis….no Mariota. All about that Jameis, that Jameis…no Mariota….

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha HA!

  37. Joseph Mamma Says:

    We’ll most likely never know what Glennon could do with a competent offense and offensive coordinator. Lovie Smith won’t have any answer’s so maybe Jason Licht can pull one out of his arse in the offseason. Tedford’s heart just wasn’t in it.

  38. billy buckaroo Says:

    Before the week is up there will likely be an announcement that McCown is starting. If Glennon does start and performs this poorly again look for Lovie to bring out the hook

  39. Big Nick Says:

    Every potential, decent QB that has ever played in this town has been run out of town: Young, Testaverde, Dilfer, ….Williams left because of an idiot of an owner and Freeman did himself in…..Can we give SOME QB a chance for a season or two or three…with at least a decent Offensive line…..this years receivers are good, but last year we had two starters off the street….too many other holes than to focus solely on the QB….let’s not bring some rookie in here and think all will be well….there have not been too many rookie QB’s EVER that have done spit

  40. SAMCRO Says:

    After spending the last couple of games trying to make plays without being killed in the process, from an O-line that did its best impersonation of the starting gate at the Belmont Stakes, Glennon seemed a little unsure, cautious and indecisive yesterday with relatively a decent pocket to operate from. Could yesterdays performance been a precursor to the long term effects of the “David Carr Syndrome”?

    Is Glennon hearing footsteps that are not there? As much as Glennon downplays his O-lines performance in his press conferences, you can clearly see he has a trust issue on game day. This is where McCown should be tutoring him, but ? is …is he? Being the former starting QB, how much is he itching to be back in again? This is why I think a QB coach and confidante is so important to a starting QB. A Quarterback whisperer if you will.

  41. DallasBuc Says:

    Who cares at this point just don’t put McStake back in. I don’t want to see or hear any more from this loser

  42. bucs4lyfe Says:


  43. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon had a difficult game for sure. I won’t hang this loss altogether on his erratic play. He had the team in position to win the game, but it seemed just before the final two minute warning, somebody threw a wrench in the plans. They let the clock run down to the two minutes with about 15 seconds available to try to run a play, preferably a run, for the one yard needed for the first down. Wasted opportunity. They must have been afraid that if they scored too quickly that the Browns would have time left to try a field goal to win it, had the Bucs scored the TD to take the lead. Hang it on Glennon, I don’t.

  44. Snook Says:

    I watched yesterday’s game and at no point did I think the Bucs would win. Even when they were winning.

    That’s truly sad.

  45. rayjay1122 Says:

    We should have traded him before he had the chance to show the entire NFL that he is barely a viable NFL back up QB. We could be 1-7 with anyone taking the snaps.

  46. John McKillop Says:

    Glennon obviously isn’t the answer. I don’t know if Jameis Winston is the answer either, or Mariota for that mattter. We already have a quarterback that has a completion percentage of around 50 percent, not good enough to get it done in the NFL. Winston currently has a completion percentage of around 40 percent this season, not nearly good enough for the NFL. When he is pressured he throws balls up for grabs in the middle of the field that result in interceptions. Mariota is the more polished of the two and pro ready, but some question his leadership and toughness as far as taking control of an NFL huddle. Question marks for all, have serious doubts whether Lovie and Licht can make the right call.

  47. DB55 Says:

    Like I said last week Glennon is shaken. No confidence. He played poorly, not his best performance but man this whole team sucks, every unit. One exception – who’s your fav player? Mr.#54 and even he didn’t have his best game.

  48. bucco bruce Says:

    no way Joe…gave him a chance, he doesn’t have “IT”…plodding, waiting to be sacked, fumbling statue…PERIOD. McCown time again.

  49. Andrew 1 Says:

    He’s got 8 games left to prove he can be our starting QB from now on, but so far he hasn’t looked like anything more than a backup. We have a golden opportunity to get a guy who is capable of being a franchise QB in this draft, and I think we should take it. I still like Glennon though, and would like him to stay on this team as the backup.

  50. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    I’m not going to argue for Winston today. He is the best QB by far and everyone else is a distant second and everyone knows it.

  51. Aubpierce Says:

    We all want instant gratification.Look at Peyton Manning’s first four years in the league and compare his stats to Glennon’s stats,and judge for yourself.I don’t know how much upside Glennon has nor does anybody else.It took five years for Peyton to prove himself and he is still going.It is foolish to draft a mobile QB because they can’t take the pounding.Draft the best pocket passer available if you don’t have faith in Glennon.I would draft offensive and defensive line first.

  52. MTM Says:

    Glennon has 8 more games to build a case for trading him for next to nothing. An immobile, inaccurate QB is not the answer. If your going to be a statue in the pocket, you better be deadly accurate. Race to the bottom!

  53. Skyline Crew Says:

    Jets take Winston and we get Mariota. YAY!

  54. pick6 Says:

    i had alot of faith in glennon because i thought he had alot of personality and intellectual traits that good QBs have. however, he appears to be missing the competitive fire between the lines that teams need from their QB in tough games. the guys who have been leading their teams for 5+ years, you can see how much each play matters and they back it up by holding their WRs and blockers accountable if they’re not perfect, and by sacrificing their bodies to make blocks, keep plays alive, or get first downs. i’ve seen peyton manning, head stapled delicately onto his neck these days, risk his long-term health to make the plays his team needs. ben roethlisberger plays hurt almost from week 1 with the hits he subjects himself to, and his team would be about as competitive as the bucs most years if he wasn’t willing to play that way. i have never had reason to doubt glennon’s commitment to watching film and preparing, but on sunday, a QB who clearly wants wins and perfection from his teammates will get far more from his team over time. even when brady had nobody to throw to, you didn’t hear the excuses you hear in tampa. you heard an angry dude who went back to whoever was going to be in the huddle next week with him and told them they needed to play like randy moss, wes welker, and gronk or they were not needed at all.

  55. bucrightoff Says:

    Raiders hire Chucky, he drafts Mariota, Jets get Winston, Bucs get Randy Gregory. Everyone wins.

  56. pick6 Says:

    with the exception of maybe brad johnson and jeff garcia, we have almost completely lacked for fiery leadership at the QB position in my life as a bucs fan. i can’t explain it, but i can definitely correllate it with our lack of long-term success at the position. testaverde, dilfer, freeman, chris simms, brian griese. we’ve had our share of guys with big bodies and big arms, but no fire in the belly.

  57. Brandon Says:

    Talent can make up for a litany of playcalling and scheme problems. Look at Peyton Manning, nobody was calling Tom Moore a genius when Manning got to Indianapolis. Cam Newton played Rob Chudzkinski into a head coaching gig and made Mike Shula look competent last season. Tom Brady has had numerous offensive coordinators, they call got head coaching jobs elsewhere and failed because it wasn’t their scheme or playcalling, it was their players.

  58. Big Nick Says:

    Time is needed and some continuity here with a staff…way too many other issues..i checked the Bucs QB records for others while they were here–let’s not chase another QB away ! The Bucs took MGM in the 3rd round and he is the best QB in that draft. Give him the rest of the year and perhaps we take on in FA And the ya go:
    Vinny T—24-48 Steve DeBerg–8-29
    Doug W—33-33
    Josh F—24-32
    Brad J–26-23
    Steve D—8-29——-it takes time to groom a QB whoever it might be

  59. Brandon Says:

    pick6 Says:
    November 3rd, 2014 at 5:07 pm
    with the exception of maybe brad johnson and jeff garcia, we have almost completely lacked for fiery leadership at the QB position in my life as a bucs fan. i can’t explain it, but i can definitely correllate it with our lack of long-term success at the position. testaverde, dilfer, freeman, chris simms, brian griese. we’ve had our share of guys with big bodies and big arms, but no fire in the belly.

    You’re so so so wrong. Shaun King had and still does have plenty of “fire in his belly”. He has fire, pork chops, fried chicken, egg salad, pizza, mashed potatoes, ice cream, anything you can think of…he has in that belly.

  60. Brandon Says:

    DB55 Says:
    November 3rd, 2014 at 1:32 pm
    Manning went 3-13 in his first 16 games so there’s that …

    Yes, but their offense was extremely competent that first year…and please, let’s not compare ratings, it’s about moving the ball and putting points on the board. Glennon has the curse of Ken O’Brien. Good stats, terrible QB.

  61. Pickgrin Says:

    Although there are 8 more games to see what happens – it’s looking more and more with each passing game like Glennon is NOT the answer as a starting QB for the Bucs moving forward. For the most part, the Oline played well enough for Glennon to perform yesterday and while he did make some good throws – there were not enough. Mike Evans had 2 steps on the defender and an easy TD if Glennon had not underthrown him so badly on that tip/interception. Too many other throws were not on target as well. Also, there were at least 2 or 3 times a more athletic QB would have been able to run for a 1st down whereas Glennon could not.

  62. bucrightoff Says:

    Cam Newton is the single most overrated QB in the NFL. He looked like Freeman with the Vikings the other night.

  63. DB55 Says:


    You’re right, you can’t compare the two. Just a fun fact. You want an even funnier fact:

    Shaun King had and still does have plenty of “fire in his belly”. He has fire, pork chops, fried chicken, egg salad, pizza, mashed potatoes, ice cream, anything you can think of…he has in that belly.

    Effen hilarious.

  64. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    It’s time………..It’s time……….It’s KAFKA TIME!!!!!!!

  65. ddneast Says:

    No matter how you wash it, those two INT’s were on poorly thrown balls. Glennon had the perfect opportunity to put the game away in the first half and didn’t and it is simple as that.
    Special teams and the OC can fall in line after that.
    Perhaps what Lovie needs to do with Glennon is what Dolphins coach Joe Philbin did with his young QB. Light a fire under him by telling him if he does’t start performing, there is another QB on the bench who wants to play.

  66. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Frankly, Joe thinks Glennon is being hung out to dry. He had a joke of an offense to run last year, and now he is working for an incompetent offensive coordinator. Joe wonders what Glennon could do with someone who has a clue about putting together and calling an NFL game?”

    Excuses. Nothing but.

    While it is true that Glennon should not shoulder all of the blame, there are plenty of examples to show us why he is not the QB the MGM raved about. The grass always seems greener, right?

    A better OC? The play calling, for the most part this week, was not bad. There were a couple bad ones, but mostly Glennon was given enough to win.

    The offensive line played its best game to date. He had PLENTY of time in most instances. As always, his passes are highly inaccurate, and his ball placement sucks.

    But the biggest negative on Mike Glennon? His inability to make wise decisions under pressure. I’ve pointed this out since he was drafted. Teams know if they apply pressure, he will screw up or fail to perform.

  67. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think he already knows that, buddy, considering he replaced the starter.

  68. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mike Glennon never played himself INTO a job. That’s his problem. Being handed a starting role simply because you are the next man up uncommonly works out.