Rough Night For Two Ex-Bucs

August 21st, 2017

Ugly start for Mike Glennon.

Memo to Bucs players who will find themselves looking for work in a couple of weeks: Try to stay away from Chicago.

Why? Because ex-Bucs players not only are unwelcome in the Second City, their luck with the Bears is awful in recent years.

After Saturday’s performance in Phoenix, the Mike Glennon Mob, if there were any survivors, are now in hiding like Jimmy Hoffa.

Glennon, who was signed by the Bears to be their starting quarterback, has been dreadful in two preseason games, completing 15-of-26 passes for three picks and one touchdown. Glennon had a garish interception in the red zone Saturday night at Arizona, and Twitter was on fire as Bears fans completely melted down.

Here, here, here, here and here are a few examples.

Glennon may be the most unpopular person in Chicago since Steve Bartman.

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune eviscerated Glennon writing he has no business being the Bears starting quarterback.

The harder the Bears try convincing us Glennon can play, the weaker their argument becomes. Strong football cultures develop through competing for positions, not coddling players awarded jobs. Two exhibition games into his life as the Bears starter, Glennon looks like a backup.

When will Bears coaches and officials stop pretending Glennon is good enough to be a starter and lead them anywhere? When will Bears players see through the charade, if they haven’t already?

It doesn’t matter who looms behind Glennon on the depth chart. It could be the second overall pick of the NFL draft or the 192nd player selected. It won’t change the fact that Glennon lacks the overall skill set and command to make a difference consistently for an NFL team. That is the most distinguishable thing about Glennon, and he has red hair and a long neck.

The night for ex-Bucs with the Bears didn’t get any better. New Bears kicker Roberto Aguayo — remember him? — attempted his first field goal with Chicago, a 49-yarder, and to no one’s surprise in the Sunshine State, Aguayo missed.

But how he missed is the story. It’s as if a giant invisible man swatted Aguayo’s kick away as it neared the goal posts. Joe has seen the wind at Soldier Field jerk kicks like this before. The catch here is that Aguayo was not kicking in the stiff winds of the Chicago lakefront, but in a dome in Arizona.

So word to the wise, future ex-Bucs. Unless no other team wants you, stay away from Chicago. The winter is horrible and you might need to walk around with armed guards.

38 Responses to “Rough Night For Two Ex-Bucs”

  1. Cannon Says:

    Bucs. Getting better by attrition.

  2. Buc believer Says:

    Don’t forget the crime rate Joe. Chicago IS the shooting capital of the US

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Of the world no us

  4. ChanEpic Says:

    That video of Aguayo is CRAZY AF. In a dome? How does this happen? How can he be THIS bad after the college career he had? Boggles the mind.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    As I said two weeks ago, the winds in Chicago are something special…and let’s not forget the temp dropping thirty degrees or more in an hour (yes, I’ve experienced it) and watching it drop to 20 below or so. It isn’t exactly a “winter wonderland”. Roberto has an entirely new experience waiting for him… and with his kicking issues? Forget about it.

  6. Reginald Says:

    Where are my Glennon > Winston people??????

  7. Eric Says:

    Don’t hear a lot from the mob.

  8. Rashad Says:

    Those Glennon memes have me at work crying. Way to start off my morning.

  9. Casey Morgan Says:

    Don’t forget about poor Gaines Adams…

  10. bucnomore Says:

    The Glennon Mob is STILL cheering on their quarterback who is STILL playing football in the NFL. Sure he isn’t doing very well in preseason and with a new team, but at least he is cashing a huge paycheck and has an opportunity. How about the Manziel Mob??? Joe was the leader of that mob weren’t you Joe?? Haven’t heard much from that mob lately. LOL

  11. DBS Says:

    Just trying to troll Cancercon again. Glennon is NOT on this team. If you love the bears why not start a joebearsfan site also??

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    Glennon’s failures should NOT be surprise except for the 5 or 6 glennon loyalists who do not understand football… Once again, I am always right…

  13. tmaxcon Says:


    are your little feelings hurt that your boy failed… You will learn to accept that I am always RIGHT and the love affair you have with failures and losers is a condition that can be treated….

  14. Defense Rules Says:

    tmaxcon, the only ‘love affair’ I see going on here is you with yourself.

  15. DBS Says:

    Cancercon I knew he would get you out. And no my feelings are not hurt. 1 read the print articles about the improvement from the first game and they were not all on him. But 2. He is no longer a BUCCANEER PLAYER so it makes no difference what he does. And you are ALWAYS RIGHT?? Well everyone here knows what a crock that is. But Jr will be here to save you shortly.

  16. Bucamania Says:

    Yeah, remember those fools who wanted to roll with Glennon and draft Oline or a DE instead of Winston? I guess you need fools like that to make the world go ’round.

  17. JonBuc Says:

    Aguayo-no! has the strangest approach to the ball I’ve ever seen. He jabs/pokes at it…with very little power behind the leg-swing. Licht & Crew claim he was the best kicking prospect they’ve ever seen? That concerns me. Let’s wait until after the season for that potential extension for the GM.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    “Glennon looks like a backup”

    Yea Duh. Just about any Bucs fan could have told you that before da Bears guaranteed him $18.5M…

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    “Buc believer Says:
    “Chicago IS the shooting capital of the US”

    And yet guns are illegal in Chicaco. Interesting correlation…..

  20. Buckin-around Says:

    Chicago will keep Glennon for 2017 the same reason Tampa kept Mc Clown in 2015 for the #1 draft pick .then they will be loaded up with some good rookies .This time next year Mitch Trubisky will be the starter & Glennon will be back holding a clipboard for Chicago.

  21. R.O. Says:

    Can you say “Overreaction”? Again going to judge a QB with barely any help and new to the team on 26 pass attempts in the preseason.

  22. Pickgrin Says:


    Of course Chicago will “keep Glennon for 2017”. He’s already guaranteed $18.5M.

    Chicago is certainly not going to pay MG $16M to be a back up in 2018 though.

    I’d say its as likely as not that Glennon is back with the Bucs next year for $4Mish per year to back up Winston. Fitz is here on a 1 year deal.

  23. Wausa Says:


    Good call. It wouldn’t surprise me either if Glennon was back with the Bucs as the backup.

    His market price should be very low unless he ends up doing a lot more than what I expect.

    Roberto obviously needs to get mental help with his kicking.

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    Aguayo’s miss was because there was little rotation on the ball, kinda like a knuckleball.

    The guy’s mechanics are a mess…

  25. Bucsfanman Says:

    Hindsight is 20/20. Glennon is no longer a Buc.
    It’s funny how people just want to have their opinions proven right for self-gratification. Why would you wish ill-will on anyone? I hope he turns it around, not for my sake but for his. Good luck Mike!
    Aguayo too. Though, I think Mike has a better chance of longevity in the league.

  26. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Was it Dennis Green who said “They are who we thought they were”……..YEP

  27. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Bucsfanman – it is probably because Bucs fans who know football and watched of Glennon’s games knew very early that he was an average back up at best. I don’t he will be back with the Bucs either. He is a so-so back up and will be lucky to gig a back up job in the league after this debacle in Chicago.

  28. Brandon Says:

    I actually think he is a good backup type. Weak arm, captain checkdown. THe complete opposite of our starter, and most starters. Backups that know the system and offer a slightly different skill set than the starter can usually be very successful in the league. Look at Gary Kubiak and Frank Reich… neither had an arm… wait, also Jason Garrett, but they were smart, knew the system, and checked down checked down checked down. Sometimes that is the magic pill needed when the starters gets knocked out and the offense hasn’t been moving. All those guys, including Glennon, are hot garbage as long-term starters.

  29. ATrain Says:

    Glennon is sandbagging waiting for the season opener

    AMissalot is sand…… hahahah I could get that one out without peeing my pants laughing

  30. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard was a member of the MGM.

    Now Howard has realized that this may have been the 1st time he has ever been wrong: Glennon is not that good.
    As much as it pains Howard to say this, Joe was right all along about Glennon.

  31. Bucsfanman Says:

    @TDTB- Maybe so. Why pile on though? So, he’s a back-up. Big deal!

  32. grafikdetail Says:

    in roberto’s defense, 18 year vet Phil Dawson shanked a kick just a bad… looked almost identical… was weird because didn’t look like it was windy that day

  33. DB55 Says:

    I always said Glennon was better than mcclown and Freeman during the end days. The rook Chicago drafted is way better than Glennon.

  34. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    DB – Glennon is bad, really bad. I think McCown is slightly better that Glennon and that is why he got the nod here in Tampa. MGM acted like it was a travesty, but Lovie had two crappy options and had to go with one of them.

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    The Rookie Qb in Chicago will be starting before game 5 of the regular season. And my man Roberto? Just does not seem to be able to make the Pro transition.
    Hope he does better in fast food Mngt.

  36. jerseybuc Says:

    Bucfanman I am with you. Why gloat over a former Buc’s poor performance in game 2 of a preseason game. He was doomed when they traded up for Trubitsky, so not really sure he was going to get a fair shot there anyway.

    Guy did everything asked of him here with very little talent around him. He also looked pretty damn good on the road in Pittsburgh and Seattle after coming off the bench when he was given a chance. Then Lovie annoints McCown, then the number 1 pick comes in. Game over. Move on, he is no longer with the team, and he was far from the reason our team performed so badly when he was here.
    I have been a Bucs fan since day one so understandably am drawn to rooting for underdogs, and hoped Glennon would succeed. Chicago is going to be an interesting team to watch, hopefully it is a W on our schedule.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    Glennon will be fine – he’s on an awful team with awful offensive talent while learning a completely new offense. The Bears WR’s are terrible and while Howard is a nice story at RB he’s nothing special, just a basic north/south runner who got a lot of attempts. Also it doesn’t matter how well Glennon plays (and he was never going to be anything other than average at the very very best) he’s going to lose his job to the rookie.

    For that Roberto kick… what in the world happened there? Wow, that ball took off on him. He needs to go kick in a dome – I think he ends up in camp next year in Indy and gets the job and kicks for the next 15 years there.

  38. The Anomaly Says:

    Aguayo is going to get cut twice in one preseason.

    Worst pick of all-time after Bo Jackson.

    Dude has been worse every year since his freshman season at FSU. He’s been trending the wrong way for 4 years. It’s over.