“No One Is Working Harder Than Mike Glennon”

March 30th, 2015
"Lovie loves you, my son."

“Lovie loves you, my son.”

Joe’s always eager to deliver happy thoughts to the Mike Glennon Mob.

Joe realizes that crowd is on life support.

At the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix last week, Joe asked Lovie Smith about what could be Glennon’s new role, mentor-in-chief to the Jameis Winston.

JoeBucsFan.com: Lovie, if you draft a quarterback No. 1, what’s your feeling about Mike Glennon as a mentor? He’s never had that role. Can you talk about that?

Lovie Smith: As far as being a mentor, I think we want to improve and have our quarterback position be as strong as possible. And yes, if you’re a veteran and you’ve been in the league and you can help a young player coming in a little bit more. But Mike Glennon is on our roster because we think he can play. And you need more than one good quarterback, I think, that you feel comfortable with. That’s why Mike is there. No one is working harder than Mike Glennon at improving his body and becoming a better quarterback.

If you re-read that quote, it tells you Lovie thinks Glennon is a “good” quarterback. That should comfort mob members.

Joe’s eager to see whether Lovie signs a veteran QB to help mentor, such as his old pal Jason Campbell, in order to give the Bucs a viable backup often in the event a team makes an attractive draft night offer for Glennon.

Lovie said in Phoenix that there “is constant dialog” about teams calling the Bucs about Glennon and other players.

Regardless, the Bucs report back to One Buc Palace in three short weeks. Glennon will be the No. 1 QB when the team takes the field that week with Dirk Koetter’s new playbook, Glennon’s third in three years.

43 Responses to ““No One Is Working Harder Than Mike Glennon””

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Most over-used phrase in sports……

    I hear the golf experts name 20 players that no one is working harder than…..

    Same for football, heck most sports….

    They’re all chasing the late James Brown:

    “The hardest working man in show biz…….”

    The Bucs probably need to work smarter rather than work harder.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Sounds like coach speak talking up a 13 loss garbage qb. Lovie is trying to turn that 7th Rd pick into a 6th rounder. Good luck with that Lovie

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Glennon is worth all of his 3rd round pick to us or on the trade market….He’s young, experienced and has two years left on his inexpensive rookie QB…..either way, we have a trade or a very good backup.
    Glennon is also a trooper and will take whatever role his is given and do his best to fill it.

  4. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Trade bait!

  5. LargoBuc Says:

    The whole mob thing, it kind of getting old. Most people take Glennon for what he is. A decent quarterback who, given a shot, may have the smarts to develop into a great player. Some wanted him to unseat Freeman right away. Others had to see a little something first. Some make him out to be alot better than he has shown. The most annoying people are the ones who just show an utter disgust and hatred for the guy saying he’s awful or even calling him derogatory names. Those morons are really annoying.
    I really like some of Glennons work. He’s the first and only Buc quarterback to win in Pittsburgh. Personally I would be happy to have Glennon as a backup and I wouldn’t just trade the guy for a third day pick.

  6. Todd Says:

    Keep Glennon nothing wrong with a good back up qb! But is lovie playing us ? Maybe he trades down.

  7. bucs4lyfe Says:

    no on in their right mind is giving up a 3rd for mike glennon. lovie see’s him as a good quarterback but said nothing of him being a mentor, that’s just not a role that glennon can play, i’d rather a guy that’s had some success like chad henne type or even a guy that’s had failures like matt schaubb, glennon is a guy who’s done neither and is standing in the middle of nowhere trying to get his career to go one way or the other. trade him for an offensive lineman and be done with it. doesn’t matter who the backup is anyway unless you draft a running quarterback

  8. 87LikesFreeJerseys Says:

    This is trade bait!

  9. Luther Says:

    @Joe I don’t know about life support but do you know a good tattoo artist that can cover up MGM with JabooWins?

  10. Jolly Bucs fan Says:

    I always liked glennon, and I think that behind a good O-line he can be a decent starting QB for a team, but we cant pass up on Winston. I hope glennon can find success with whatever team gives us a 3rd round pick for him.

  11. Barry Bryan Joel all agree Says:

    No matter what happens Mike Glennon will always be able to look into the mirror without a rapist looking back at him, unlike the rapist.

    Serious question, We all know what Ben Roethlisberger’s NFL rapist nickname is; Ben RapistBurger. What do you think #TheCreepyCrab’s rapist nickname will be?

    #DP #HGH #PEDs #MushBrainRetard

  12. Harry Says:

    Wouldn’t it be a good idea if L&L have this experienced mentor in place prior to camp in 3 weeks so they are knowledgeable about the new system Koetter is installing? Seems like a reasonable idea, but wtf do I know…

  13. bucs4lyfe Says:

    I’m glad none of you idiotic haters of people with money are law makers, judges or senators, your really stupid….the law for you Winston haters is guilty even when proven innocent. no one talks about big bens past anymore, the dude is married and probably has children, his wife isn’t worried about being raped is she?

  14. DallasBuc Says:

    What is ol’ Schiano up to these days anyway?…besides cashing Glazer checks?

  15. DrHoagy Says:

    I am of the belief that Glennon is a solid backup, as good as any in the league and that the Bucs will not trade him unless they get great value for him. Is the oft mentioned 3rd rd pick enough? Is a starting Guard or Tackle enough? To me those are the questions.

  16. Bee Says:

    Glennon is not a good QB. With that being said he should still stay on the team and be a backup. Where he belongs.

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    ugh, do you Glennon haters even watch the game? They always say “MG sucks” and what not, but they always seem to end on “he looks like a giraffe”. I swear to God the only reason most don’t like this kid is because he doesn’t look like Tom Brady. If he is traded, I would really like to see him go win a bunch and say screw you to all the haters in tampa. Then, those same haters will be hating on L&L because he was traded and won. And the constant cycle of BS goes round and round

  18. SOEbuc Says:


    Sorry to inform dude, but these idiotic haters of people with money are lawmakers, judges, and senators. The biggest ones actually!! If your in an opposite political party and you have something to say, the other side stands there with their ears covered stomping their feet like a 5 year old in a toy store.

  19. SteveBucsFan Says:

    I used to be a big Glennon supporter. That was until the Browns game. He horribly under threw Evans multiple times. Which was consistent throughout the season. If he could put more air under the ball, he wouldn’t have been benched.

  20. chickster Says:

    Marcus has to be the bucs pick joe cant see that until he spits his junk out of his mouth

  21. NCMike Says:

    tmax…… I want a QB as bad as you do! But your hate hate for Glennon is borderline stupid! I agree with you on most parts, except Glennon. He is a very capable backup, and OK starter. Get off if

  22. P'cola Buc Says:

    Translation = Mike Glennon does not have enough experience to mentor a rookie. However, “we think he could play”. Translation =”We are now open for calls if your team is interested in him”.

  23. Underdog Says:

    You have to have a good solid back-up QB as he is always just one bad play away from being your starter

  24. robert 9 Says:

    I seem to recall joe declaring himself a general in the MGM last year.

    he jumped on the bandwagon full force.

    did joe fall off the wagon?

  25. Luther Says:

    chickster Says:
    March 30th, 2015 at 10:43 am
    Marcus has to be the bucs pick joe cant see that until he spits his junk out of his mouth


    You obviously haven’t seen an interviews with Licht when discussing Winston. Dude looks like a teenage girl talking about her first love making her a woman. Winston will be the pick and Joe just happens to agree. Dude even carries his favorite Winston play around with him on his phone…true story

  26. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    And so if we trade Glennon for a 3rd round pick or higher can anybody here recommend a good restaurant that serves crow? There’s going to be a heavy appetite for it here among some of our posters.

    I agree with Tom Edrington that the term “no one is working harder” is totally overused in many sports. And I also agree with him we need to work smarter not harder.

    And what is with all this mentoring obsession? I get the need for a mentor for Fameis off the field but why would he need a Jason Campbell. What would Campbell be able to teach Fameis that Bajakian who was actually HIRED for the job or Koetter another guy HIRED for the job can’t show him.

    There will be plenty of mentors in the locker room from GMC on the defense to Glennon and VJAX on the offense.

    If Koetter and Bajakian can’t coach him up there’s nothing an old retread is going to show him.

  27. Pickgrin Says:

    I see the translation as – “We would rather have a good solid back-up that can come in and play without a huge drop-off if the starter goes down – than a so called “mentor” for the Rookie who has a lot of experience in the league but can’t play at as high a level.”

    “Mentor” for Winston is something Joe has been pushing hard for and its obvious Joe doesn’t think Glennon fits that roll.

    I think the idea of “mentor” is way over rated and that the QB coach (now that we have one full time again and a good one at that) will be able to fill that roll just fine. I also think that Glennon and Winston will work well together and that MG8 will do all he can to help Winston learn the offense and learn what it takes to be a pro QB.

    I also think that the legitimate competition that Glennon brings to the table will push Winston to learn and improve more quickly than an older, wiser “mentor” who presents no challenge to the starting job would – especially for a guy like Winston who is ultra competitive.

  28. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I hadn’t thought about that last point. You are correct.

    MG8 is a class act and will share information with Fameis. But unlike an old retread brought here specifically for “mentoring” MG8 is going to do his best to beat out Fameis. Far fetched for the Glennon haters but not as absurd as they wish to believe.

    I’m not a member of the MGM or the MGhaters. I’m a believer that nobody yet really knows how much upside he has left because he’s been part of a two year freaking DISASTER. Glennon didn’t blow up the Oline. Glennon didn’t bring in an unqualified OC.

    IMO the verdict is still out on Glennon. Now do I expect Fameis to beat him out. Absolutely. If we used the #1 pick on a QB you can be sure that MG8 would have to be demonstrably better…not just a little better. The pressure to get Fameis on the field will be immense.

    Why our own Pasco flash, 87 may bring one of his firearms to RayJay and unload if Lovie dared to start MG8 over his beloved Fameis.

  29. tickrdr Says:


    Very fair and nice post.


  30. Mister Niceguy Says:

    I could have sworn Joe posted those Lovie comments already.

  31. tickrdr Says:


    Very fair and nice post.


  32. Buccfan37 Says:

    Many of the most high on Winston want MG out of here yesterday. As StPeteBucsFan notes the verdict is still out on MG, in fact the closing arguements haven’t even started. I think the fact that Schiano chose MG rips some anti MGMers a new one. Lovie’s take on MG, who really knows what he is thinking?

  33. brett Says:

    mike glennon is more valuable to the bucs than on another teams roster. getting so sick and tired of reading blogs and articles bitchin’ and moanin’ about our depth and in the next set of writings promoting ( yes you are ) trading said depth for unproven commodities such as mid-round draft picks. let’s keep all the good players here.

  34. lurker Says:

    bajakian would be a teacher. sometimes students watch other students to see how things are done. also, vets can show rookie’s nuances and things that have been learned through experience versus a quarterback coach who may have never played in the league, nor even the position.

  35. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Sorry Lurker

    There are only so many hours of practice alloted each day. Bajakian will there for all of them. Koetter will spend a lot of time as well with the QB’s.

    Jason Campbell has NOTHING to show Fameis. Now if you wish to bring in Brady or Manning since they’re nearing the end perhaps I’d listen.

    But the value of an old retread QB that has bounced around from team to team is so minimal as to be worthless in the grand scheme of things.

    The only time I have ever learned from a fellow student in any endeavor is when the teacher is so busy he/she didn’t have enough time to provide individual attention.

    IF Fameis can’t get it from Bajakian who will be spending ALL of his team giving Fameis all the INDIVIDUAL attention he can absorb…with Koetter on top of that….then people have been lying on this blog about Fameis potential.

  36. lurker Says:

    spbf, you just like to disagree or argue. i never said anything about jason campbell.

    also, teaching has changed since you last earned anything, lol. there are many ways to teach and learn. you do not have any idea, i’m assuming, by your comments. bajakian might teach mechanics and footwork vs identifying defenses. a qb who has been in the league will have experiences that bajakian and koetter do not. at this point, glennon could be considered a vet.

  37. bucrightoff Says:

    Has anyone in the history of this franchise taken more heat/hate for doing pretty much nothing wrong like Glennon has? It’s also embarrassing reading the people who hate him talk about how he’s done as a QB. Yes, all QBs stop maturing after their first 16 games as starter and never get better.

    And even if you believe that stupidity, that means at worst Mike Glennon will be a guy who produces twice as many TDs as INTs. You realize that’s actually quite good yeah? All while playing in dumpster fire level disasters. If he ever gets to a well run NFL team, it won’t even be slightly shocking to see him lead a winning team. There’s a reason former Bucs do well elsewhere, its because they usual get to real, well run teams rather than this franchise which is anything but.

  38. tickrdr Says:


    Excellent post! Couldn’t have said it better myself.
    How about that ratio of TDs vs. INTs for Mr. Winston? Any predictions anyone?


  39. lurker Says:

    you last 2 guys need to go see an eyedr

  40. Mr. T Says:

    I could be wrong but I believe MG8 will be here in some capacity when the season starts. He’s not garbage as some have said, that’s just silly to say. The fact that other teams are inquiring about him disproves that idea. What he needs is good coaching, a seasoned OC to work with and the chance to play in the same offensive system for a few years. McCown said having to work with many different OC’s and systems during his career hurt his development as a QB and I’m sure the same is true for MG8.

  41. tickrdr Says:

    lurker Says:
    March 30th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    you last 2 guys need to go see an eyedr
    How about you, Mr. Lurker?

    You have that vision which can see into the future. How many TDs vs. INTs for Jameis?


  42. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    The irony is that I’d bet money most of these guys who love to rip on Glennon would be the same ones saying (based on his stars and OC situation) he should be given more time (ala Freeman???) if MG8 were selected in the 1st round and by someone other than Schiano. All we read is a group of posters crying about all the “Winston haters” but some of them can’t acknowledge they hate Glennon because of Schiano and/or because he usurped Josh Freeman. I can also guarantee that if Winston ends up being the pick and he has fewer wins, fewer TD’s, and more INT’s in 17 games some of the JBF’ers will insist Winston is on his way to greatness. Pretty sad.

  43. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    Joe loves Campbell…..