Bucs Aren’t Shopping Glennon

June 7th, 2015

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Ask Joe why the Bucs — or any team — haven’t made a transaction, and the answer usually is staring you in the face.

Take this Dan Connolly. A starter on the reigning Super Bowl champions, not even Bill Belicheat wants the offensive lineman back. Connolly is unemployed. Not only the Bucs, but 31 other teams haven’t picked him up.

Currently, Connolly is on the same trash heap as Anthony Collins and Da’Quan Bowers, former Bucs who also cannot find work, not even in the CFL. If it is June and you cannot find a job in the NFL, then that speaks volumes.

In the days leading up to the 2014 draft, the Bucs fielded all kinds of calls from NFL general managers seeking the services of the quarterback of the past and the quarterback of the future but not the quarterback of the present, Mike Glennon.

The Bucs figured, if so many teams were inquiring, including Belicheat, perhaps they better keep Glennon. Joe wishes the Bucs would have had the same epiphany when Ozzie Newsome came calling about Jeremy Zuttah.

With Glennon, barring an injury to “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston, expected to watch from the sidelines this season, a Bucs fan asked ESPN writer Pat Yasinskas if Tampa Bay was looking to move Glennon for some needed parts.

In so many words, it isn’t happening.

@PatYazESPN: Very slim and maybe even none. If the Bucs were going to trade Mike Glennon, they probably would have done it by now. They’re very comfortable with him as the backup to rookie Jameis Winston. It’s not likely that the Bucs would go through the process of Glennon learning Koetter’s offense and then turning around and trading him. Besides, they would have to scramble to find another backup.

The Bucs like Glennon, but apparently not enough to lead the team unless something dire happens to Jameis. Glennon, in underwear football, has looked as well as he ever has.

Joe has a hunch that part of Glennon’s sharpness comes from having an offensive coordinator for a change. My, what a difference coaching can make.

32 Responses to “Bucs Aren’t Shopping Glennon”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    He doesn’t think fast enough during plays. That’s his main downfall.

    I bet if a team has a major injury at QB and the backups suck out loud, the Bucs will get offers again.

    At this point though, he’s sort of the perfect backup for Winston.

  2. P'cola Buc Says:

    With all the comparisons between Glennon and Matt Ryan, Koetter might have also wanted a crack at working up Glennon as well as drafting Winston.

  3. WS99 Says:

    P’cola gets it. I agree.

    Why is everyone so quick to cut our best players and then cry about a 2 win season? If the chosen one has a 6 TD game and is leading by 40 points in the 4th who’s going to come in and seal the deal? Think people think – God didn’t give you a brain as a decoration.

    Penn – he fat
    Zuttah – he’s young
    Larsen – he’s nobody
    Barron – no Ints
    Foster – cant cover – even though he’s got more pick sixes than revis in the last 2 years.
    Blount- fumbles or attitude or some stupid chit who knows

  4. OB Says:

    Let’s see, we have at best an OL that is best unproven, a rookie QB behind this line, and big bruisers on the other side trying to get to the Rookie. He is hurt, or Joe is wrong and we do not have America’s QB, then what?

    We have an experienced QB in the wings or he might prove to be better now, who knows? Only after the pads come on, do we know what we have and only after we play other teams do we know how good our QBs are because as Joe correctly said , a good OC does wonders for the team, but he can’t block. So we wait.

    Joe instead of around 10 articles a day on America’s QB, please have a bunch about the new players and the old, but mostly how the new are doing.. We need balance like the OL and DL.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    What? Glennon aint going nowhere. Let me check ebay and craigslist on that one.

  6. Hawk Says:

    The Joes need to STOP writing about Glennon. There are those who do not want to see the names of ‘backups’ on these pages, and of course, their opinion is far more important that the ‘quasi-Buc fans’ who are interested in ALL of the players. Haters gonna hate.
    I’m with OB. I would like to see articles on how the new guys (ALL of them) are fitting in.

  7. Buc-A-New Says:

    Glennon is on his Fourth OC and Second HC going into his third yr. Shite it’s easy to look good without any consistency isn’t it?

  8. Buc-A-New Says:

    Glennon is on his Fourth OC and Second HC going into his third yr. It’s easy to look good without any consistency isn’t it?

  9. Hawk Says:

    I forgot to put (dripping with sarcasm) at the end of my first paragraph.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Glennon America’s Heartless Backup – when you have to make as many excuses for a backup qb like the glennon fans have to do that tells you all that you need know. Life is so unfair. poor mikey…. 5-13 is still 5-13 regardless of excuses or how unfair mikey was treated. one of his own teammates should have leveled him when he ducked out of bounds. He will serve Jameis well as a backup but any other talk about 8 is ridiculous at this point.

  11. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Its a good chance you see glennon week 1 against titans. And ill bet we win if he does…

  12. Buc-A-New Says:

    Only a True idiot can say that MG ever got a fair shot or had anything worthy to work with. Next case

  13. DrHoagy Says:

    Keeping Glennon puts the Bucs in the position of having a serviceable backup for not a lot of $$$. How many teams can say that? How many even have a serviceable backup?
    Sometimes the best move is not to make one. I think it’s true in this case.

  14. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    I get a kick out of the “heartless” BS from a couple of posters over the past year. The kid took stood in the pocket and took shots in quite a few games but after ONE play he is heartless!? It’s almost as comical as blaming 6 team wins in two seasons completely on Glennon (or McCown for his 1 win. Keeping Glennon was one of the few smart personnel decisions Licht and Lovie have made in their time with the Bucs…which will become apparent to even the Glennon haters if Winston gets hurt or plays poorly enough to get pulled early on

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    the point you people keep missing is who cares if it was fair or not. you make the most of the chance you are given regardless of the circumstances. life aint fair but winners rise to the top he had more than enough time to prove this and failed to do so. he will serve jameis welll. but stop with the mg8 victim crap. He does not make players around him better and you call it what ever you want but ducking out of bounds is heartless it maybe only one play but it was a defining play. there is a reason bucs players were texting Licht to draft Jameis.

  16. The Buc Realist Says:


    Will you have this same attitude when Lovie finishes with 5 or 6 wins???

    I am just trying to keep this consistent around here!!!!

  17. drdneast Says:

    Let’s see WS99.

    Penn: Gave up 14 sacks in 2013. He is fat.
    Zuttah: Same line that gave up a near league high sacks and terrible run game. Plays next to two All Pro OL.
    Larson: Not a bad backup while he was here. Never a consistent starter.
    2013 Bucs offensive line was bad and broken and it needed to be fixed.
    Foster: Bragging that a player has more INT’s than Revis? No one throws at Revis.
    Tmaxcon will never forget or forgive one play the Glennon made for running out of bounds. Seems so sad.
    I don’t know how good or bad the kid is. He has shown flashes here and there and the OC’s he has been under have been a joke. I think he will excel under a guy like Koetter.

  18. Rich Says:

    5-13 is a pretty terrible record, but the exact same team without Glennon was 1-13 during that time period, which is significantly worse. I’m glad the Bucs have a prospect now with a higher ceiling, but Glennon’s record is about as meaningful as the 19-9 I keep seeing on bumper stickers.

  19. tmaxcon Says:

    The Buc Realist

    Yes sir… Lovie and Glennon are the two bucs that annoy me the most. Lovie will never win a championship with Tampa or anyone else. You may not agree with me but my stance on both Lovie and Glennon not being the answer has been very consistent. Again, I am not a nostalgic player / coach kind of person. Yes, I have my favorite players. I am team guy. Teams win or lose while people / fans make excuses for players and coaches. I could careless about that. they either win or lose. i don’t care how many interceptions winston throws if he wins. 19-9 resulted in how many wins…. Yes, I am fully aware turnover ratio stats but the bottom line is winning niether Lovie nor Glennon are winners.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    The Buc Realist

    I appreciated and actually found it very entertaining your love of Slowburn. More or less, Lovie and Glennon are my Slowburn

  21. Hawk Says:

    For any non-haters who watched that entire play, they saw Glennon vehemently arguing with the linejudge about the ball placement. So much so, that he nearly got a flag. Glennon may or may not have been able to ‘bull’ his way for another yard, but smart QBs intentionally take hits ONLY when the game is on the line. IIRC, Glennon’s backup was an undrafted free agent. If Glennon got hurt on that play, the team may as well have hit the showers. RGIII is a perfect example of a QB who does not think of the team-first, and the team pays for that.
    Also, anyone who believes that players have their ‘defining moment’ within their first sixteen games, will never be a coach.
    As to 5-13, we could also assume, that if Glennon had not been the starter, the team would not have won those five games. Maybe he ‘elevated’ the players enough to scrape five wins from what all would agree was a mess. Who knows, but most everyone would agree that it usually takes three years to see if a player can make it in the NFL. Everyone except haters and idiots (that might be redundant).

  22. The Buc Realist Says:


    my comment was more for everyone. Keep up the good fight!!!

    real recongnizing real!!!

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    ToesOnTheLine! said it best. Two thumbs up on that post!

  24. LakelandBuc Says:

    In 2012 the Bucs had the 9th ranked offense, in 2013 the Bucs were ranked dead last in passing offense and 30th in total offense. People keep saying that Glennon has good numbers 29 TDS,15 INT. he has those numbers because he won’t throw the ball unless a receiver is wide open, we can’t win games like that , teams will always keep 9 in the box against Glennon.

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    Glen non doesn’t have the heart to to start. He will protect his stats- instead of trying to win the game.
    His Ass belongs on the bench.
    That being said, he’s not a bad Backup.
    If Jameis gets us a big Lead- glen non could hold it. He’s smart.
    If the offense comes together with Jameis- glen non might be able to keep it moving for 2-3 games.
    More than that, and America’ Check down expert” will go back to watching stats, and losing games

    Just like he always has before

  26. Capt.Tim Says:

    Glen non?!?
    Stupid phone

  27. Hawk Says:

    Players will play the way they are coached, or they will find themselves watching the game from their couch.

  28. BoJim Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    He doesn’t think fast enough during plays. That’s his main downfall.

    I seem to remember some two minute drills against a pretty good team when he was a rookie. Didn’t even practice them. But you seem to know better.

  29. Hawk Says:

    @ BoJim
    EVERYONE here ‘knows better’. The only reasons we are not coaching is because they do not pay enough, and we would have to give up our current job that we love. :^)

  30. bucsbedabest Says:

    The reason Mr Glennon is looking so sharp in underwear is because he has seniority now, note the Mr. Bucs will let him shine in pre-season then pull the trigger on a trade for player and draft pick. America’s QB will be pushed by the ever present Mr Bench, Mathis from Philly plus a 3rd round in next years draft would be nice. Wait a minute..DE, FS and RB are more a priority.

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I’ll start this off by saying I think Glennon never got a “fair shot”. When I say that I mean he was never “the starter” going in to the season. We will never know what would have happened if he was allowed to compete for the job last season. I don’t believe he is the long term answer, but if it were up to me he would start and Jameis would be on the bench learning. That being said, I’m not Lovie, and as a fan, I want to see Jameis start week 1. You see my mental Dilemma!! I know Jameis will win the job and start week 1. Glennon should be traded and given a chance to start elsewhere, but I hope he stays cause he’s probably the best backup in the league.

  32. Bucfan40 Says:

    Glennon will end up starting and succeeding in this league, somewhere. He needs solid time, consistency and , oh, an O-line would help. Name me one top QB who successfully plays behind such a crappy line or even one close to that bad.