Ex-QB Compares Glennon To Peyton Manning

August 13th, 2016

mike glennon 1001Joe nearly drove off the road moments ago.

A noted and respected 12-year former NFL quarterback watched Mike Glennon practice today and then compared him to Peyton Manning.

Joe’s talking about Jim Miller, co-host of Movin’ The Chains on SiriusXM NFL Radio. He was at One Buc Palace as part of an extensive broadcast feature of all things Bucs.

Miller raved about Glennon’s work in practice and kicked the praise up a notch.

“For Mike Glennon, I have been saying all offseason, I would be on the phone every day to try and pry this player away,” Miller said, referencing teams in need of a starting QB.

“They probably won’t give him up because I do believe they’re in a position where they feel that this [Bucs roster] can push forward this year. But this is a strong backup; this guy could start for a lot of teams in the NFL this year.

“I mean it is coming out of his hand with some serious revolutions, and he can put some heat on the football. For as big as he is, he moves really well. He reminds me somewhat on his drops of Peyton Manning.

“He can move enough.”

What a great day for the Mike Glennon Mob.

Joe sure hopes the Bucs either trade Glennon this summer for a third-round draft pick, or find a way to lock him down to a long-term contract as the backup to America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Joe also has no problem saying Miller is way off the mark and likely didn’t watch Glennon in Thursday’s preseason game, or during the 2015 preseason.

Glennon is a quality backup, nothing more. No shame in that.

45 Responses to “Ex-QB Compares Glennon To Peyton Manning”

  1. The Real Malloy Says:

    I disagree Joe(s).

    If given the chance, I definitely think he is a starter in this league. Is he Jameis? No, but he is better than half of the turds starting in the league now a days.

  2. Walter Says:

    Captain Checkdown is nothing but a back up, no team out there is hot in the pants for him.

  3. stanglassman Says:

    Manning at the end of the season last year?

  4. Destro44 Says:

    Of course he looks exactly like Manning if we’re talking about there goofy mobility and lack of pocket escapability. The two could beer twins in their athleticism. However, They are very different if we look at ability to read defenses and throw the ball.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Jim Miller needs a drug test and concussion protocol stat….

  6. Jason Says:

    Time to see if we can get a 2nd for Jameis, and let Peyton Glennon take us to the promised land!! (KIDDING!!!)

  7. Brent bull/buc Says:

    I can’t see getting a 3rd? I’d love to lock him up, I think he’s a good bu qb. Saw him start a couple times vs steelers and saints. Played well in both games.

  8. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    That is absurd. Clearly he didn’t see the injured baby giraffe bumbling around Philadelphia Thursday night!

  9. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    I think Griffin has more potential to lead us to victories as our backup (if necessary).

    He threw the ball well. Receivers didn’t help him at all.

    Glennon still seems kinda timid and scared.

    Kinda like Kenny Bell in that regard, actually.

  10. JonBuc Says:

    Only way to pick up a 3rd rounder next year would be to give up an earlier 3rd round pick. This imaginary trade market for Glennon is taking on urban legend status. It got so nuts in the off season that people were talking as high as a 2nd or even Denver’s late 1st. He’ll be lucky to remain in the league a couple of more years…and that’s if he plays well in the remaining pre-season games.

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Thanks for the Saturday morning comic relief.

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Don’t know if Glennon can be a starter somewhere but the ragging on him seems totally off the mark in my opinion. I’m happy he is with the Bucs if needed. I find his detractors akin to Mister Magoo. Be careful what you might stumble into.

  13. Danthebucfan Says:

    Do I smell a QB controversy?

  14. Danthebucfan Says:

    I’m just kidding

  15. Dreambig Says:

    All of you who have such faith in Glennon, did you even watch Thursday’s game? He has absolutely nothing to scare defensive coordinators. Not even sure he is a good back up.

  16. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I do not disagree with Joe’s assessment of MG8 as a quality backup.

    If a player is once able to do something it’s not out of the question he can repeat.
    Imagine that #3 goes down for four weeks and MG8 is able to give us this stretch from his rookie campaign on a crapola team with a conservative defensive minded coach!!!

    After a horrible start the Bucs should have whipped the Seahawks in their own house. Thanks to MG8 the Bucs had the eventual SB Champs down 24-7 late in the 3rd. Schiano’s vaunted defense choked that game away.

    The Bucs then had a little run…this is what would be great from MG8.

    The Bucs would continue their momentum into their rematch with the Atlanta Falcons. Glennon would have a fantastic performance, completing over 80% of his passes for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bucs would dominate the Falcons 41–28, as Glennon lead them to their second straight win after starting the year 0–8.

    The Bucs moved on to play the Detroit Lions following their dominant win over the Falcons. Glennon would complete 14 out of 21 passes, including a 138.4 passer rating. Glennon would also set a rookie record by having a touchdown in each of his first 8 starts to start a career. The Bucs would go on to beat Detroit 24–21 for their third consecutive win.

    Imagine if MG8 just keeps us alive for the playoffs and #3’s magic

  17. Sacbuc$ Says:

    News Flash! Colston wants to continue his career! Jason please get him! Joe tell yo people’s to move or lose. Colston played in this division. He played in Sean Peyton’s offense for years.. Ding ding hint! We can beat the Saints up with some inside on their juggernaut O. He might wanna stick it to the Aints for cutting him. Perfect #2 after Vjacks is gone. They pressured Cam Brate for our game plan last year when we cut him. He admitted that he had to give them something!

  18. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Glennon isn’t even a good backup. If you need proof watch his performance against the Eagles again. He sucks!

  19. Sacbuc$ Says:

    On topic…Trade MG8 for what ever we can get. From what I seen on tape Griffin flashed more then Mike did. He played terrible on purpose because he knows he can get a better opportunity elsewhere next year.

  20. Brent bull/buc Says:

    1 bad preseason game you suck. Lmao..

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    My only issue wit this is this happens to be same lame Jim Miller that was critical of Famous prior to the 2015 season. Now he happens to show up at our camp and notices Glennon and not Famous. And then gose on to sing his praises by comparing him to Peyton Manning. C’mon man you can’t be that anal. Can you???

  22. Buccaneers Says:

    Griffin made a horrible mistake on his last 1st down thurs night but I think I saw what the Bucs liked in him. Dont think they would have too much a problem moving Glennon. Mike is still here, thats pretty telling.

    Somebody will give him a shot, likely to compete for straters job, next year. Dont think theyre willing to pay for Glennon at this point. If somebody gets desperate for a backup Im sure theres a mlre experienced QB somewhee on the earth they could pry from retirement. Dallas is the only place I could sed cause Jerry Jones has been known to make some head scratching moves.

  23. DB55 Says:

    He’s the Peyton Manning without DirecTv. Don’t be that Peyton switch from cable.

  24. Buccaneers Says:

    Nice story StPete but when you look at the other side to the Glennon starts it is littered with games where he was seemingly incapable of moving the football. I see Glennon more as a game manager then anything else.

  25. Pickgrin Says:

    Glennon is highly likely to play much better in the remaining 3 pre-season. He’s had a good camp by all accounts but did not play well Thur – sort of like most of our offense.

    Its gonna be funny seeing the majority of posters who are saying – “He sucks – did you see the game Thur? If we can get anything for him – do it” – change their tune to – “Glennon is a solid back up QB and I’m glad we have him this year”.

    I promise you the HC’s opinion resembles the later, not the former.

  26. DB55 Says:


    Did you see that Wentz has a cracked rib? I’m pretty sure that was DeVante Bond coming around the corner. Oh we got some nasty, yes sir I believe we do.

  27. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Devonte bond had some very impressive JUCO film as a DE, something like 18 sacks in 10 games. If he doesn’t pan out at LB, licht knows what to try next.

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sacbuc$ Says:
    August 13th, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    On topic…Trade MG8 for what ever we can get. From what I seen on tape Griffin flashed more then Mike did. He played terrible on purpose because he knows he can get a better opportunity elsewhere next year.

    I can’t think of any reason why a player would play badly on purpose…..unless they had money riding on the other team…..

  29. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Didn’t know that DB but that’s what they get for turning the exhibition into a blitz-a-thon. I’m glad coach Smith kept sending them dawgs, they were sending theirs.

  30. Dave Says:

    All he said was he reminds him of Manning in his drops. That is not a comparison to Peyton Manning. Anytime someone says somebody reminds them of someone else in even the smallest regard, people get all up in arms

  31. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I believe it was Micah Awe with the hit on Wentz, where Wentz spinned in the air like a gymnast..

  32. LocalJoker Says:

    Dan Prescott closed the door on the Glennon to Cowboys rumor!

  33. Irishmist Says:

    They both have really long necks…

  34. Pawel Says:

    I can’t believe we are discussing about our backup QB.

  35. DB55 Says:

    Looks like it was awe.

    That’s what happens when you got time to throw. That oline is official.

  36. Owlykat Says:

    The only talent Glennon has is he is good in the red zone, but he has rarely been able to start at the 20 and get the Bucs to the red zone. His opportunities usually came with an interception or fumble recovery close to the opponent’s end zone. He has no escapability and seems timid after he is hit one time. In his past the closer to the end of the game the worse he got. Not good with pressure. The Bucs need to send this comparison to Peyton to every team in the country and announce a bidding contest and guarantee we will trade with the highest bid.

  37. Tackleblockwin Says:

    The way I read it he said Glennon reminds him of Manning in his drops. That really ain’t saying much. Didn’t hear the radio show so maybe he said more. I do like Glennon and want him to be our backup.

  38. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Glennon reminds me of the 2015 Peyton Manning, total trash.

  39. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    And today’s joke of the day is brought to u by…JIM MILLER!!!

    I like Glennon as a BACKUP and think he can be productive if given time and weapons but once u put a little pressure on him he cracks. If u think we’re getting a 3rd for him Plz send me some of the stuff your smoking. I can see a 4th and maybe a 6th to go with it but nothing higher than that unless he all of a sudden starts lighting it up.

    As far as Griffin he made a couple of real nice throws and displayed the reason the bucs have high hopes for him one day becoming the primary backup, but he also displayed why he isn’t ready for that yet with some bone head throws as well. I like his arm and release, he’s got a tight spiral with a quick release to go with it but must work on his decision making wich is the most important thing to a qb, pretty much every QB has enough arm, it’s between the ears that really counts. And Ryan still needs to develop there.

  40. D-Rome Says:

    Mike Glennon is better than a few starting QBs in the league. Yet, the slack-jawed mouth breathers around here will hold his performance behind a porous offensive line against him. People who actually understand the QB position see the skills and ability.

  41. orlbucfan Says:

    More Glennon badmouthing from Joe. No surprise there. The problem is the depth at offensive line. If the first preseason game is any hint??????, Koetter has his hands full fixing it. Go Bucs!!

  42. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Glennon has something Griffin and quite a few younger NFL backups don’t…actual NFL starts, some NFL accolades, and a few actual NFL wins under his belt. Personally I’m not buying the spin that the first NFL preseason game of 2016 carries more weight than Glennon’s body of work. The offense wasn’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard in Philly even with Jameis and the rest of the first string, it’s a team sport. I’m still completely convinced the Bucs are in great shape at QB (at least 1st and 2nd string, not sure what to make of Griffin just yet).

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The only way Glennon will become a quality starter is IF he goes to the Broncos, has the same oline Manning had, and the same offense.

    Otherwise, he is too much of a statue.

    He scrambled only once on thursday, and he sucked at it. The only reason he got 3 yards was because the defense was certain he would throw it.

    Glennon’s immobility and pocket presence are all that stops him from being good, but unfortunately, he has not improved at all in those areas since being drafted. Not even after a year under Koetter, who is a QB guru.

  44. Buccfan37 Says:

    Glennon is still with the Bucs indicating specific coaches want him here. His mobility is good enough to be successful right here as a backup QB with a good team surrounding him. At least he will play more in preseason, I anticipate his strong throws.

  45. America's Commenter Says:

    The reason the Bucs haven’t traded Glennon is because he’s worth more to the Bucs than to another team at this point. Having any halfway decent backup quarterback for $1.5M salary (according to spotrac.com) is a bargain beyond belief.

    Anybody contemplating trading for Glennon is looking at the situation differently, they see a guy that’s going to cost an upper-middle draft pick for a 1-season rental at $1.5M. If he has a big season, that number could skyrocket to nearly $20M per season like Kirk Cousins. That’s a huge risk to anybody looking to acquire Glennon.

    The only way I see a trade happening is if Glennon is willing to agree to a modest, performance based contract, and there’s really no reason for Glennon to do that at this point in his career. He’s better off backing up Winston and taking some idiot’s guaranteed contract next March. Tyrod Taylor just got $18M per season for crying out loud.