Dirk Koetter Says He’s A Little Scared Of Losing Mike Glennon

March 23rd, 2016
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Dirk Koetter answers Joe’s question about a Glennon trade

After shoveling down mass quantities of food, Joe joined Dirk Koetter at the NFC Coaches Breakfast this morning at the swanky Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Joe wasn’t going to eat like a slob in front of Koetter, that had to be done beforehand.

Of course, Joe had to ask Koetter about the endless Mike Glennon trade talk that’s swirling.

JoeBucsFan.com: Knowing the value of a backup quarterback, does this talk that’s out there about Mike Glennon maybe getting traded scare you a little bit?

Dirk Koetter: A little, because I’m on record saying I think Mike Glennon is a starter in the NFL. I’m a huge Mike Glennon fan. So I’d love to have Mike Glennon on our football team. But it’s a business, and if something happens that he’s not with us, that’s why we acquired Ryan Griffin last year — to be able to hopefully ascend into that spot at some point. You know, we in good position at that spot. I think we’re definitely in the top few teams I would say in the league, with our depth at quarterback. But we’re just going to have to see how it plays out. If the right opportunity presents itself, Jason’s going to have to make a decision.

Joe will have more on this later, but what’s interesting here is how glowingly Koetter later talked about Griffin, who was snatched off the waiver wire last September after two seasons on the Saints roster.

After all the talking to GMs and NFL types at the owners meetings, Joe really smells a Glennon trade is coming on draft day.

Joe also thinks Jason Licht is too wise to pass on a mid-third-round pick, if it’s waved in front of him at the right time.

18 Responses to “Dirk Koetter Says He’s A Little Scared Of Losing Mike Glennon”

  1. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Glennon should be traded. He could start for at least 5 teams right now that I can think of. He deserves a fair shot somewhere else.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Just about every scenario for Mike Glennon has been discussed…..except putting him in at DE and telling him to bat down passes….

    Licht will try to get the best deal he can even if it means waiting until the start of the season.

    There has been a lot of discussion about draft picks but I think we could also trade for a player.

  3. 1nebuc Says:

    I 3 moves are possible.

    #1 trade our 9th pick and Glennon to Cleveland and pick “RAMBO” Thats either Ramsey or Bosa . preferably Ramsey

    #2 trade down with L.A. Rams . Give them or 9th and Glennon for their 1st and second .

    #3 trade up from second with Denver give them Glennon and our 2nd round for their 1st and second or 3rd

  4. Wes Says:

    Glad I’m not the only one who thought that Glennon was more than just a backup quality QB

  5. Jeagan1999 Says:

    To me, the scenario that seems to fit is Denver. The Broncos send us their #31 pick, and we swap 2nd round picks (they get #39, we get #63) for Glennon.

  6. Guzzie Says:

    I’m surprised the Rams haven’t sniffed around Glennon, he’d look good in that offense, after the Foles flop must be gun shy, and they only have 6 picks, but moving to LA with Case Keenum as the starter, what a joke…Fisher must really want to get fired

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    Dirk had better pray Glennon nets a 2nd or 3rd rd trade for this upcoming draft. He needs all the help he can get on defense.
    Mr.Koetter had better be worried about quite a bit more than losing Glennon. That’s the least of his worries. He’d better start preparing his post game spin speeches on why the Bucs lost….or won..depending on what product we place on the field.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    im a little torn with this one…part of me wants to keep glennon in case of you know what to Winston…just look at pittsburg and denver…both starters went down and both back ups kept them a float…the other side of me wants to unload him for a 2nd or 3rd because we have a lot of holes to fill…this is one of those situations where im satisfied with whatever decision licht makes… GO BUCS!!!

  9. JMN Says:

    A 3rd round pick for Glennon would be great! As others mentioned, he can be a starter on about 5 to 6 NFL teams right now. He is a serviceable QB that can win a team some games, but he will not blow you away by his play making abilities. Definitely won’t take you to the Super Bowl and win it all. Personally, I think he plays it safe to often than not.

  10. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    What’s clear is that Licht and Koetter respect MG8’s talent enough to not just give him away for a late draft pick.

    It’s also pretty clear that the Bucs leadership realizes MG8 is going to be traded.

    That being the case there is only ONE consideration that will guide Licht. Get the highest pick he can!!! The timing for that is the real question.

    It’s the old buy low sell high. The Bucs bought for a 3rd rounder…hard to imagine they can’t at minimum recoup their investment..but a 2nd rounder is not out of the question and part of a package might make the best sense.

    And so is MG8’s value maxed right now…will it grow as draft day approaches…would it grow even more in training camp if a team’s QB went down for the season? The only thing Licht cares about is timing it to get the highest return.

  11. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    MG8 will be traded by or on draft day. Too many teams need QBS. We happen to have a good one holding a clipboard. If we get a 2nd, say Denver’s, or a high 3rd, like Cleveland’s. He will be gone. I do not doubt that 1 iota.

  12. Tom S. Says:

    Going into the draft will be the best time to get good deal for the giraffe after the exorbitant contracts handed out to mediocre-at-best QB’s. The question is whether it will be a 2nd-3rd.

    You don’t trade a perfectly good giraffe for peanuts.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s funny how the rhetoric has changed! It used to be that if you thought Glennon was a starter, you were considered part of the “mob”. Now you’ve got people saying he could be a starter for 5-6 teams and that we could garner a 2nd or 3rd round pick for him.
    I’m with 813 on this one. I’m torn. I want to keep him, BUT, if we were to get a good deal for him….well you have to consider it.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    1nebuc – To move from 9th in the 1st round to 2nd in the first round is a giant leap that would take probably two 1st rounders and a 3rd, if not a bit more. In fact all your trade scenarios are quite ridiculous.

  15. Andrew Says:

    I’m a huge glennon fan and would love to see him play, being the case seeing him in a different uniform will probably be the only scenario that happens

  16. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:


    I agree his scenarios are far fetched. Maybe the Rams one could be close to realistic. But the other two aren’t even in the same ball park. Especially going up to #2.

  17. biff barker Says:

    No point in speculating because we’re not the guys at the draft table or on the phone.

    I’m only hoping it’s a win-win deal. Glennon is a good guy who deserves a shot to play.

  18. Arthur Martin Says:

    In the words of Coach Jon Gruden, “are you out of your bleeping mind!” Half or more of the teams are looking for a quality starting QB and we have two; a winning situation. Of course, the Bucs don’t know too much about being perennial WINNERS. Personally, I am sick of rebuilding because of stupid mistakes by management.