Mike Glennon: No. 6 (Backup)

June 16th, 2015
John Clayton not overly impressed.

John Clayton is not impressed.

Yesterday, Joe brought words that gave many a Bucs fan the shivers.

Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune said the quarterback of the past and quarterback of the future but not the quarterback of the present, Mike Glennon, has a slight upperhand in OTA practices over “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

Well, there is one guy who firmly is of the mind that Glennon is a backup, and that man is “The Professor,” John Clayton of BSPN. In a list Clayton typed, he not only believes Glennon is a backup this season, but there are five backups better.

6. Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Glennon, who now finds himself sitting behind Jameis Winston, has averaged 19.9 points per game in his two NFL seasons — and that’s with very little supporting cast of note.

Glennon, without much around him besides Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, still was able to beat the eventual playoff-bound Steelers on the road for half of the Bucs’ wins last year. The other win was a special from turnover-prone Josh McCown, who somehow beat the rotten Redskins.

While Clayton had — sort of — kind words for Glennon, he thought so much of him he considers Glennon worse than Mark Sanchez, the notorious Tarvaris Jackson and journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, of all people.

26 Responses to “Mike Glennon: No. 6 (Backup)”

  1. Maze Says:

    Best backup on the Bucs roster. Hands down

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    While continuing to outshine Winston in the offseason, Hopefully Jameis will rise to the challenge. While MG8 will not get a chance to compete from Lovie Claus!! He will get a chance next year, with hopefully a new contract from another team. If he keeps progressing he will be a starter in this league!!!

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    That’s why trading him makes no sense!
    I agree with being slightly behind Sanchez and especially Fitzpatrick, but Jackson?! What has Tavaris done?!

  4. DrHoagy Says:

    Not to be Capt. Obvious but one would expect Glennon to have a “slight upper hand” given his experience and despite a new playbook. The fact that it’s a slight advantage, according to Cummings anyway, says two things, Jameis is on track to overtake Glennon in short order, and Glennon will indeed be the backup on opening day.
    I don’t get carried away by underwear football. When the pads go on in camp we will have a better feel for who’s who as the guys who slow down in gear, can’t handle the playbook, and don’t have what it takes start to expose themselves. Even then we won’t start to see what we have until they start hitting guys in other teams jerseys.
    One thing at a time.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    That makes Glennon better than 80% of backup QB’s in the league in his opinion. Not bad. Good insurance. Some of these teams change their backup QB’s like throw away nothings. It is a vital position, and sure MG8 hasn’t set the league on fire, yet his play realistically has been adequate with the talent level of the surrounding team.

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    How many years did Danny White back up Roger Staubach?

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    All the guys that Clayton has listed has had the full support and full starter reps in the off-season at some point in their careers, something that Glennon has never had. Also you have to take in consideration that this is John Clayton’s list.

    I can’t hear John Clayton’s name and not think of the old commercial were at the end he had the “skullet” and listening to slayer!!!

  8. bucs4lyfe Says:

    which is why the bucs cant trade him and are saying we like glennon and we’re gonna keep him, they have no choice unless they are ready to give him away for a bucket of chicken and a 2 liter

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    How many years did Craig Morton back up Don Meredith? Given a proper chance Mike can win you some games in this league. Glad to hear the kid is progressing

  10. bucs4lyfe Says:

    you cant outshine a quarterback in the offseason, you can be ahead of someone from a cerebral standpoint or understanding the concepts better because your a veteran but seriously it doesn’t matter if glennon is ahead of Winston at this time of year because he’s not facing a pass rush. glennon will have a mental breakdown in preaseason when the opposing teams are trying to get physical that’s his weakness. you should be ahead of Winston throwing against air in shorts with no on rushing him

  11. Drew Says:

    Great offensive coordinator last year… Right joe?

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    There was a time, back in the early 2000s, when 19.9 points per game from offense would be more than enough. Heck, 15 points per game would have won many games.

    But not anymore.

    Offenses need at least a 25 per game average now. And that’s with a good defense.

    So Mike Glennon might have been good enough when Dungy was here. That was the old NFL. The rule changes that encourage higher scoring offenses has changed everything.

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I remember when 4,000 yards passing made a QB elite. Now the mark is 5,000.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    So Russell Wilson is not Elite?

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Russell Wilson (Career Numbers)

    • (2012) 11-5 (64.1) 3118 (26/10)
    • (2013) 13-3 (63.1) 3357 (26/9)
    • (2014) 12-4 (63.1) 3475 (20/7)

    But that Top Ten Defense & League Leading Rushing Attack-Make that team lethal though. You don’t need a gun slinger to win in todays NFL.

  16. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Russell Wilson is not elite!! him playing out his contract for this cheap salary could very well come back to bite him. he wants to be paid like one of the best but he isn’t one of the best, he’s average as you can see by the numbers. lynch and his defense made him look better than he is. I give him credit for having garbage receivers but now he has jimmy graham so we will see if he is truly a great quarterback or has a great supporting cast

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    • (48-12) Win Loss Record Regular Season (6-2) Playoffs
    • (1-1) In the Super Bowl
    • (72) Touch Downs vs (26) Interceptions (In 3yrs)
    • 10,000 yards Passing/ 1,900 Rushing (In 3yrs)

    There’s no denying the young mans Elite status.

  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    2012 rushing 3rd defense 4th passing 27th

    2013 rushing 4th defense 1st passing 26th

    2014 rushing 1st defense 1st passing 27th

    If Russell Wilson is “elite” then Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer are all time greats and 1st ballot hall of Famers

  19. BucsRokk26 Says:

    So let me get this straight Realist… You are routing for Glennon to start for another team and be successfully next year, why?… So you can say I told you so?? Is that a man crush you have or just ego? Maybe a bit of both?!! You’re the type of fan that thinks the back up QB is always the best player on the roster! LMAO

  20. Bobby Says:

    Russell Wilson may not be ‘elite’ from the standpoint of numbers but he gets the job done and he’s a leader that his team rallies around. If Pete Carroll doesn’t call a boneheaded pass play on second down with time running out he has two super bowl rings. I think you spend time looking at the wrong things. Drew Brees is elite but has one ring and squat since. Seattle is in the mix every year since Wilson arrived. You don’t need an elite QB, you need an elite ‘team’. Sometimes you can have that with a QB that is smart, manages the game well and makes plays when he has to.

  21. Bill Byrne Says:

    For all the Mike Glennon doubters, we forget so quickly. For the three years Glennon has been with the BUCS organization, it has been a nightmare organization. If Winston becomes the starter this year, let’s remember these numbers and compare his stats at the end of the year: In Mike Glennon’s rookie year, he threw for 2600 yards, 19 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and scored 20 points per game….and don’t forget, that was only 11 games as the starter.

    I can understand why Winston has not won the starters job on the field. He just has not outperformed Glennon in the OTA’s, however, I can understand why he will be the starting quarterback on opening day!!! This is going to be a very long year.

  22. tickrdr Says:

    @Buccaneer Bonzai:

    “need 25 points a game”
    “need 5000 yards a season for QB”

    New Orleans scored 25.1 ppg last year and they were the #9 ranked scoring offense.

    Not one QB in the NFL threw for more than 5000 yds last year.
    4000 yds would get you ranked 12th in the entire NFL.

    No one on this site knows that MG8 threw for 259 yds/game in the five games he started last year. 259 ypg x 16 games = 4144 yds, which would have ranked TENTH in the entire NFL last year, playing on a terrible 2-14 team.


  23. Buc1987 Says:

    There they go again with their stats…..

  24. tickrdr Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    June 16th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    There they go again with their stats…..
    Please feel free to update JW3’s stats as he easily eclipses these numbers over the coming year. It should be even easier since he is “America’s Quarterback”
    and should have a better OL, better running game, and a better OC as well.


  25. bucs4lyfe Says:

    wait wait please don’t tell me your saying the bucs organization is the reason glennon runs out of bounce before getting first downs….yea ok the reason the world thinks glennon is a back up is because the organization sucks, the o line sucks, the running back sucks, the defense sucks. it has nothing to do with glennon’s play thanks for clearing that up

  26. tickrdr Says:

    No, the reason Glennon runs out of “bounce” is that he forgot to put “flubber” on his shoes again! I think the reason Glennon is a backup is because the coaching sucks, and ceded the starting job to Josh McCown, and certain haters actually think that McCown beat him out. LOLOLOLOL. And your welcome; happy to help.