Is Mike Glennon Poised To Embarrass Lovie?

March 5th, 2017

Joe has often written that nobody writes a soap opera like the Buccaneers franchise.

From cutting superstars in their primes to The MRSA, to TV blackouts and billboards calling for a coach’s head — to signing Josh McCown as a starter, to going 10-6 and then deciding there was no need to sprinkle in a few veterans in free agency the following offseason — and that’s just a tiny, tiny handful of examples.

Enter today’s lunacy, reports from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that the Bears are gearing up to pay Mike Glennon $12 million per season and give him their starting job later this week.

Hey, Bears head coach John Fox found his way to the playoffs with Tim Tebow in Denver — and a playoff victory! — so Joe supposes Fox sees roses or Jake Delhomme when he watches film of Glennon.

What makes a Glennon-to-Chicago move very intriguing is that down the road at the University of Illinois is college head coach, Lovie Smith.

Remember Lovie? Twice he benched Glennon, and he was fired by the Bears four years ago.

When Lovie took over the Bucs in 2014, he signed and named McCown the Bucs’ starting QB in a hurry, stripping Glennon of his job. Then McCown was awful and got hurt. Glennon replaced him, and despite winning in Pittsburgh and having a huge day in New Orleans, Lovie pulled the plug and finished a 2-14 season with McCown.

If Glennon goes to Chicago and succeeds, then it will shine a humiliating light on Lovie in his new/old home town, where Lovie’s new team is struggling.

Three weeks ago on national radio, Joe shared that ex-Bears QB and announcer Jim Miller said the Bears should sign Glennon and draft a defensive end. Joe took that as the level-headed Miller revealing inside info. So none of this is a big surprise.

It’s just stunning to Joe that any team would evaluate Glennon and believe he’s their best option to win a Super Bowl one day.

Yes, the Bears play at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway this season.

Of course they do!

43 Responses to “Is Mike Glennon Poised To Embarrass Lovie?”

  1. R.O Says:

    Criticize MG8 for getting an opportunity to start? Who should the Bears have as their QB? He played pretty good for some very bad Bucs teams.

  2. Greg Says:

    ….and so does Lovie Smith! Can’t wait to see USF put up 70 on him

  3. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    R.O he also played pretty poorly for some bad teams too. But I wish him luck if it means further exposing Lovie Smith as a maroon. Not worried about him against the bears tho. All you gotta do to stop Mike Glennon is blitz him. He turns beet red and crumbles under pressure.

    But good luck Opi.

  4. Eric Denman Says:

    I wish nothing but good things for Glennon at his next stop and hope he gets a starting job there. Lo he screwed him over by signing McClown to start over him and when Winston was drafted he knew it was the end for him in Tampa. G

  5. Joeypoppems Says:

    If he does have success wherever he ends up then I just hope fans don’t hold a grudge over it like they do all the other guys that left Tampa and had success lol

  6. getaclue Says:

    John fox will set Glennon up to succeed . He squeezed a hell of a lot out of Delhomme for what he was and won’t make Glennon play outside of his strengths

  7. Leighroy Says:

    I’d take Glennon over Cutler if I were the bears GM, and none of the qbs this year seem like a slam dunk for the 3rd overall pick.

    Is it ideal or the kind of recipe that cooks a super bowl team for the Bears? Probably not, but it’s the best they can hope to do in the short run for 2017.

  8. Seminole Bill Says:

    If Glennon does go to the Bears it will be our loss, and their gain. We need a backup QB that can step in at a moment’s notice when the starter goes down. And that will happen to us, as Jameis is the most knocked-down starting QB in the league. If he does go down, and there is no replacement, there goes the season. Anyone out there know anything about Ryan Griffin, the current #3 QB? I am sure young Mr. Griffin has potential but anyone want to guess how many regular season snaps he has taken? I’ll give you the answer: zero.

  9. Poor Glennon Says:

    Poor Glennon no more. Rich Glennon in a few days. But that receiving core possibly minus Jeffery. Looks’s pretty bad.

  10. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Don’t care about lovie getting egg on his face anymore. We have a very good coaching staff now, and I don’t want to live in the past anymore

  11. USFBUC Says:

    Joe – I don’t see how this is stunning. Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Joe Flacco, Jeff Hostetler, Mark Rypien, Doug Williams, and others who have terrible career passer ratings who have won a Super Bowl. It doesn’t take Tom Brady to win one but he certainly helps.

  12. Steve from Oregon Says:

    Agreed, he never truly had a chance to succeed. I hope he does well.

  13. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    John Fox will do as he did in Carolina and Denver and build a killer defense.
    He’ll run a safe offense and protect Glennon. He will not expect Glennon to win any games for him. He will simply expect Glennon to protect the ball.

    Glennon whipped the Steelers in Pittsburgh…played well in New Orleans and had eventual SB Champs..the Seahawks on the ropes in Seattle until genius Schiano stopped the hurry up offense….because it wasn’t working…oh NO…because they hadn’t practiced it. You really can’t make stuff like that up.

    Fox is no Schiano.

  14. The Anomaly Says:

    Lovie’s been stealing money for years. He’ll be fired again along with his friends and family plan staff. I hope the gravy train ends forever.

  15. Couch Fan Says:

    It would also be embarrising to the Joes as well whos done absolutely nothing but bash Glennon his entire time here…. But lets just leave that part out.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    Starting McCown over Glennon once the season was lost was a significant part of the tank job that got us Winston. Lovie did us a favor – not a disservice – in this case at least….

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Good for him! He is a pro and a great teammate, now can he be a leader and carry a team when the running game doesn’t work or the defense gives up 3 first half td’s? I hope so, I’m rooting for him.

  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Couch Fan

    Absolutely right!!!! I never forget Joe on the 2014 draft!!!!!! We had to close the Skyway because we thought Joe was going to go over the edge!!!!!!

    I am just glad he did not take the so called 5 million and be a backup and never hear from again!!! We should all be happy for anyone that wants to compete and gets an opportunity!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!

    And GO MG8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Yeah in today’s QB market you don’t pay a super bowl caliber starting QB 12 million a year, they figure he’ll be a stop gap for a young QB via draft pick or trade. They know they can’t win a super bowl with with anyone on the Bear’s roster, so why not sign Glennon. Bears have just as much cap room as Tampa Bay.

  20. Kevin Says:

    I don’t know about you guy’s but I don’t need to see any evidence of how bad of a coach Lovie is. Glennon should have started from the get go and I still believe if he lands with the right team he will do good. FYI I don’t think Chicago, or the Jets are the right team. Hue should give him a call from Cleveland at least he knows how to coach an offense.

  21. jerseybuc Says:

    Good for him. He is poised to come out of mothballs and be an NFL starting QB again. We have no idea how good he can be because he never got any help from our coaching staff and the team was horrible.
    Giving a head coach CREDIT for purposely losing games is insane. Lovie was an egotist. Didn’t need Revis, or Penn…. He liked McCown, benched Glennon and was trying to prove his initial analysis was right. That is why he went back to McCown. Not some super genius move to get Winston, it was to show he was right that McCown was the better QB as he had originally decided when he got the job. Guys in the NFL don’t lose on purpose. You play to win the game as Herm said.

  22. Eric Says:

    There is no way Joe can be wrong, Right!!!! I remember Joe being the leader of the Johnny Footballl Mob, I’m Just Saying!!!

  23. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    I hope he gets 20 million a year and wins a super bowl before we do just to shut your pie hole !! Same with your part time player bullspit !

  24. Rrsrq Says:

    I think everyone has moved on from Lovie except Joe, this is a non story about Lovie, this is about Mike Glennon and free agency. I don’t see Atlanta talking about the coach and GM who let Favre go, or JohnElway saying how he missed on Dak, let it go Joe

  25. James Walker Says:

    Good luck MG8 and I hope you have a great career. Do we play the Bears next year? I hope not.

  26. DBS Says:

    Remember this big lie? “Mike Glennon is the QB of the future”. That lie will live forever. And just remember. All everyone said was we JUST need a Franchise QB. Well you got. 2 years a what? 8000 yards. No playoffs. Looks like you need more.

  27. Bobby M. Says:

    The plan was to tank that season….I’m not a lovie fan whatsoever but he stuck to the plan to get Jameis…I don’t really make much of how he handled Glennon. Being a fan of Glennon I do think Koetter could have had success with Glennon but Jameis is the better QB and unfortunately Glennon was stuck with no opportunity to get any game time

  28. Chris Says:

    Glennon will be going to either Chicago or Nee York. Suceed, put good numbers up and TMax will say it doesn’t count cause he looks like a Giraffe, Blake will say he’s still Opie and TMax will still say he’s preparing for Insurance exams five years from now, when Glennon will be in his tenth year of being an NFL qb

  29. Chris Says:

    Its hillarious hearing these peopke on here knock pro athletes. I can have a problem with GMC not living to his potential or MG8 not beating out Mccown, but not get personal about it. A lot of you guys have no idea how scary gpod these guys are. I remember playing hoops during the summer with Mark Wheeler, right before he got drafted by the Bucs, when I lived in Texas. We both went after a loose ball. He damn near beat me to it. I said hiw fast are you, 4.7 40 at 300 lbs. Than later, he went vertical and dunked. Amazing athletes.

  30. Buccfan37 Says:

    As an original member of the Mike Glennon Mob I too hope he wins some games where he lands. His well wishers have grown here I see. I just told a friend MG might go to the Bears, he said he was too slow. Oh well.

  31. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    @Buccfan37 do you still have your 19-9 bumper sticker? LOL!

  32. Chris Says:

    I always thought letting McCown back in was a subtle way to tank to get a Winston or Mariota.

    And yes, let’s all bash Tebow, but he never got to start post-playoffs, while “prototype” stiffs like Osweiler and Glennon get all the money and chances, with none of the success. Speaking of, how are Bortles and Cutler and even Carson Palmer doing in that regard (playoff success).

  33. MadMax Says:

    Get your pay day MG8! And I want to see you do it as a starter.

  34. kobe Faker Says:

    “I dont want to be vain, but a man this ugly can not be the face of a franchise” Kobe Faker

  35. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Good for Mike if it happens. I think Chicago would be one of the better scenarios for him. I’d like to see him ink a contract with the Bucs, but I wish the guy all the best if he can get a huge payday and a starting role elsewhere.

  36. FireJoe Says:

    I ant believe people look at you Joe and see a sports journalist! looks like Glennon will be making a fool out of 2 people!

  37. BigHogHaynes Says:

    This is the he way of the league that we call the NFL….Lovie is no longer in it, Glennon will get a chance somewhere and the sun will rise in the morning!

  38. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    What I can’t understand is how people can’t see that the business with McClown and Glennon was part of the tank job. Glennon gave us a much better chance to lose the race for Winston. It has always been apparent to me that getting Fameis was Lovies motive from the getgo. He sold the farm and the fans to win him. He did what he did , he sucks as a coach and is gone and we have Fameis. Joe why do you always bring up this past? Koetter our winning coach and Mike Smith is the future. You guys love bringing up the past, just live in the present!

  39. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I have a feeling that anywhere glennon goes, the ones that will be embarrassed are Glennon and the GM that signed him. He just doesn’t have the tools to be an NFL starter. Much like Matt Flynn, who tried with all his might to be an NFL starter. But he just wasn’t good enough. There is really no shame in it though. Imagine being the 34th best Quarterback in the world. You basically suck by NFL standards, but when put in perspective, 38th best quarterback in the WORLD. Heck of an accomplishment. Go get that paycheck mike, you deserve it for being the 44th best QB in the world.

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    Buc1987 The originator of McCown was the Tank!

    Good luck Mikey.

    $10 million can get you lot’s of buildings to sell insurance to tmax.

  41. Buc1987 Says:

    It seems as though lot’s of peeps had it on their minds…well they weren’t here in the comments with me. Maybe reading my take on it perhaps…

  42. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I wish Mike Glennon well, wherever he winds up.

  43. fitz Says:

    joe you and steve will eat your words on glennon.the bucs have ruined his career up til now thank god he gets to get his chance now quality kids doesn’t deaseve you and steve bashing him every chance you get I can’t understand WHY ?