Countdown: Top 30 Buccaneers Mysteries Of 2014 – No. 29

February 2nd, 2015

Leaky Sean Glennon

In many ways, Tampa Bay’s 2014 season was more bizarre than the MRSA-infected, quarterback-gone-mental, Fire-Schiano-billboards campaign of 2013.

There were plenty of real Bucs mysteries last year, and Joe’s revisiting the most interesting of the bunch over the next 30 days.

No. 29 — Leaky Sean Glennon

Is it a coincidence that Mike Glennon never saw the field again after his older brother Sean’s Twitter outburst against Lovie Smith?

Maybe Lovie didn’t like how his starting quarterback and then team leader — the anointed “quarterback of the future” — told his sibling confidential team information, which was that Josh McCown was going back into the starting lineup against Atlanta.

The elder Glennon played QB for Virginia Tech, and he dabbles in local media up north. His tirade came on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Just hours later, Mike Glennon announced to Bucs fans that he wouldn’t be starting during his Buccaneers Radio Network show.

It was very un-traditional timing for such an announcement, which is typically reserved for Lovie, if he reveals the information before kickoff at all.

Joe’s not saying Lovie held this against Glennon, but Joe can’t be sure. In Lovie’s world, football doesn’t start until November, and the Bucs were in a playoff chase preparing to face a division rival in a critical matchup.

No. 30 – Jorvorskie Lane

21 Responses to “Countdown: Top 30 Buccaneers Mysteries Of 2014 – No. 29”

  1. WS99 Says:

    #1 – everyone of Lovies decisions.

    As for as Sean, the truth hurts.

  2. lurker Says:

    another strike against the party-popper

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Think Glennon not starting down the stretch after obvious McCown 2nd failure is a larger mystery than #29…,,,,,or is Joe just proposing that the reason (brother’s leak) is the #29 mystey?

    I think Glennon was benched to keep him injury free for trade purposes….we will see…

  4. pick6 Says:

    @TBBF – i think sticking with mccown and arroyo until the bitter end were mysteries #1 and #2 respectively. of course, the main reason they are mysterious is because lovie continues to insist he was doing his best to win games.

  5. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ TBBF
    It really did look like Glennon was being protected. Don’t know if it was for trade purposes or to keep him healthy and not risk injury for next year. His o-line was so horrible maybe he thought he was doing Glennon a favor

  6. tgreg Says:

    Lovie is a liar and a moron. I hope they trade Glennon so I have a new team to support.

  7. 87ForJameisNOMariota Says:

    There was an analyst that said mid-season that if the Bucs go back to McCown than that means they are surely tanking the season.

    His reasoning was that Glennon would give it his all and have something to prove where as McCown doesn’t have to prove a damn thing.

    Sure enough McCown started again and the Bucs continued to lose. Perhaps he was right.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    It’s not that big of a mystery.

    Glennon started 5 games and lost 4 of them. Lovie gave Glennon 2 extra games after McCown was healthy enough to come back to see if Glennon could improve and “win” the starting job based on his play. He didn’t improve and the Bucs continued to lose. So Lovie brought his “starter” McCown back hoping Josh’s mistakes in the 1st 3 games was as much the OLine’s fault as anything. With a slightly improved OL (improved compared to the 1st few games at least) and his Defense starting to come around, Lovie probably truly believed that McCown gave the best chance to win – mainly because he is “experienced” and more mobile than Glennon who was basically just a sitting duck on pass plays behind a bad Oline and with no real run game to speak of.

    Well McCown only won 1 game and by the time we got to about 2-9 – even though logic would dictate at that point that Glennon should go back in – because the season was lost so why not at least get the kid some more experience and see if maybe he could improve over the remaining games (which was what Joe was advocating at that point) – Lovie went the other way and seemingly stubbornly stuck with McCown the rest of the way. But I believe those last 4-5 games of leaving McCown in there was not because he gave us the best chance to win – it was because the tank job was on at that point and was carried out to perfection as the Bucs are picking 1st in the 2015 draft and have their choice of 2 legitimate potential franchise QBs.

    That scenario is the only one that truly makes sense and I believe that’s what happened.

    So all that’s left to do now is figure out which QB will help us become “relevant” the quickest and draft him #1 overall – then shore up the OLine and find a DE and MLB in FA or the draft and Bucs are ready to move forward with a decent chance to succeed – especially if the Defense continues to improve.

    Simple as that… LOL – Way to make lemonade out of lemons Lovie if my suspicion of how 2014 went down is correct.

  9. Skyline Crew Says:

    Glennon had games won, but the defense and terrible play calling cost the Bucs a few more wins. Wonder what the Bucs will do this series…run…run…pass. Only got two yards with two runs and had 3rd and long all season. I am definitely looking forward to next years play calling. Maybe we can find a running game.

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  11. Pelbuc Says:

    I don’t understand why the Yucs would want to trade Glennon. He’s proven to be a good backup and with competent coaching, could be a starter. Poor guy has been thrown into 2 consecutive dumpster fires and yet they keep the turnover machine McClown. Bucs staff makes Browns look good. SMH

  12. Howard Cosell Says:

    The tanking conspiracy makes sense.
    I doubt Glennon would have survived w/o an injury.
    If it’s true it points to a Williams #1 pick and Cannon in 2015
    with a much improved o-line.
    Not a bad plan.


  13. ddneast Says:

    You are an idiot tgreg.

  14. lurker Says:

    just root for another team now

  15. LargoBuc Says:

    If Lovie really thought that Mccown gave us a better chsnce to win than Glennon…..

  16. Brandon Says:

    tgreg Says:
    February 2nd, 2015 at 10:52 pm
    Lovie is a liar and a moron. I hope they trade Glennon so I have a new team to support.


    I agree. Trade Glennon so rgreg has another team to root for.

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  19. biff barker Says:

    Lovie is not a liar.

    Nor is he a moron.

    But he is clueless. Very boring too!

    Quick question for the clueless and confident crowd… name one thing, just one, what single thing has this man innovated?

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