Luke Stocker: Glennon Could Have Delivered More Wins In 2014

September 17th, 2017

Mike Glennon’s return to Tampa conjures memories of his benching for inept Josh McCown. Luke Stocker and Evan Smith weigh in.

Call it what you want. Joe dubbed it the Chase for Jameis when the Bucs made moves that appeared to ensure a better shot of losing in 2014.

It all peaked just after Mike Glennon started five games for injured QB Josh McCown. Glennon was 1-4 and did some good things — and then Tampa Bay, with a 1-7 record, turned back to 35-year-old McCown.

It was a mind-numbing move. And the rest is history. A crap Bucs offense scored more than 20 points only once the rest of the season, yet McCown was the starter all the way through before the Bucs cut him in a hurry and kept Glennon.

Would the Bucs have done better starting Glennon through 2014? Veteran tight end Luke Stocker went there with Joe last week.

“Mike wasn’t the reason we were losing games,” Stocker said. “Our team, we had different issues going on. I’m sure if Mike got more chances that year, that he could have got us some more wins. But it is what it is. That’s obviously above any player’s pay grade to make those kinds of decisions, or their opinion doesn’t matter. He definitely had the talent to be a starting quarterback the whole time he was here.”

Evan Smith, Glennon’s center in ’14, also wasn’t sure Glennon always got a fair shake.

“No shot at any of my teammates, but Mike got dealt a tough hand here but he handled it like a pro,” Smith said. “I’m a big fan of Mike. I always liked Mike. Dude is a good pro. He’s a very tough player, I appreciate how tough a quarterback he is.”

Of course, Glennon returns today quarterbacking the Bears against the Bucs in the home opener. Joe just wanted to share a little player perspective on Glennon-Bucs history.

All hail, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. It all worked out in the end.

10 Responses to “Luke Stocker: Glennon Could Have Delivered More Wins In 2014”

  1. SB Says:

    F all of that Sh!t. HIT HIM IN THE FLIPPIN’ MOUTH!!!!!!!

  2. Stanglassman Says:

    Finally Mike is in a city that gives him the respect he deserves. They even invited him to host this years draft for the team. Lol

  3. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Thank you Lovie!!!! Jameis was the reason we lost games!!!!






  4. Cobraboy Says:

    One more win in ’14 and Winston is not the Buc QB, most likely Glennon is.

    Think about that one.

  5. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yeah, this was like the debate years ago when the “dual” was between Leftwich and the other McCown! When you have two sh1tty QBs you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If Glennon had been left in they would have lost most, if not all, of the games that Josh did. People would have been complaining that Glennon is a career backup and they should have went with the other back up that had years of experience and knew Lovie’s offense. Joe, you constantly state that Glennon sucks, and yet when it comes to that season you act like we had Steve Young in his prime sitting on the bench while McCown was out there clowning around. It’s like the Trump’s dilemma, should he resign or wait to be impeached. Neither is a good option (for him) but he will need to make a decision one way or the other at some point.

  6. BoJim Says:

    Want the Bucs to win of course but also hope Glennon has a decent game. He deserves being the Chicago starter.

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    If Lovie did nothing else right, he was largely responsible for bringing in the “nucleus” that got this team headed in the right direction.

    No Lovie – No Licht

    No Lovie – No Koetter

    No Lovie – No Jameis Winston

    I seriously doubt it was Lovie who hatched the plan to tank the last few games of the 2014 season in order to get Winston. More likely it was decided by Licht and the Glazers – Lovie just went along.

    But we DO owe Lovie Smith a tip of the hat for hiring our excellent GM and current HC and for agreeing to lose games (yes- plural) in order to secure this franchise its first real Quarterback in franchise history. Oh – and for bringing in “fan Favorite” Chris Conte – LOL

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wish Glennon well next week and the rest of the season.

    There is absolutely evidence that Glennon can take a beating physically and mentally. Just look at how Josh Freeman melted down when he was benched.

    Glennon has the perfect makeup for a great backup QB…..he is a good game manager and takes his lumps when needed.

    Lovie was either a genius or a fool depending on how you look at it….Going back to McCown was the wrong move “if”….you want to win games.

  9. Mikadeemas Says:

    I DO NOT want Glennon to have good game! 31-10 Bucs! GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Blake Johnson Says:

    Tough aint enough.