Spotlight On Glennon’s Knowledge

September 13th, 2017

Can Mike Glennon pull double duty?

The Bucs have a massive advantage in Sunday’s game against the Bears, and Joe’s not talking about the quarterback position.

The edge is in the film room.

Chicago has nothing on the Bucs. Zero to break down, other than last year’s film, which offensively is littered with 144 runs by Doug Martin and an offense without DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin in the passing game.

Conversely, the Bucs have a full game on the Bears to study, a game that featured a bunch of holes in the Chicago secondary and a Mike Glennon-led offense that threw 40 times, nearly all of them checkdowns, dumpoffs and low-risk throws. Glennon completed 26 passes for a head-shaking 213 yards.

There’s a strong analysis of the Bucs’ film advantage in the Chicago Tribune. 

The Bears don’t have game tape, but they do have former Bucs quarterback in Mike Glennon, who presumably has more than a passing knowledge of their offense. He can offer insight into a variety of valuable inside information, such as where players like the ball delivered and the coaching staff’s tendencies.

A game plan is a subset of a team’s playbook, but sadly for the Bears it also magnifies matchup advantages and disadvantages. The Bears are still operating with a talent deficit. Glennon was deemed inferior to Jameis Winston in Tampa largely because he is. The Bucs have a huge advantage at the other skill positions too.

How do the Bears counter a team with a better quarterback, better weapons and better all-around talent? The answer starts with more balance on offense, more unexpected plays and fewer predictable plays from already used formations.

So how much intelligence on the Bucs offense can Glennon really provide the Bears’ defensive coordinator and teammates? That will be interesting, but Joe is not concerned.

As noted in the Tribune excerpt, the Bucs have significantly more talent than Chicago, and that should be enough to win.

23 Responses to “Spotlight On Glennon’s Knowledge”

  1. Mojiska Says:

    Godwin, jackson,howard, ward, beckwith, baker. Just a few new faces that he knows next to nothing about.

  2. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    they showed nothing in the blitz package department during pre-season. If they don’t blitz the crap out of Glennon (he’s got no receivers) then fail on Mike Smith.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    I think that this “knowledge” is often overstated. Players and positions change. Plays are designed to exploit other team’s weaknesses just as much as catering to that team’s strengths.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Glennon not only knows the Buc Offense but he has familiarity with the Buc defense from practicing against it last year and from the sidelines but it would be a huge mistake for him to rely much on his prior knowledge because the Bucs will change things up and that’s where he could get in trouble.

    The two things we need to do is to put extreme pressure on Glennon any way we can….they can’t beat us solely on the ground….

    And….we absolutely must attack them through the air….early and often…

    We don’t want one of those ugly games like we saw Atlanta/Bears or like the Bucs usually play down to a lesser opponent….

    Pound them with offense early and keep pounding.

  5. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Given that Chicago has a decent defense and a Davy head coach I think this is something to be concerned about. I’m sure Dirk is out ahead of it though…..

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I can guarantee that the DC of the bears is picking glennon’s brain about the bucs offense and tendencies of each player.

    Knowledge is critical from MG8 and he played well enough last week to beat the Falgoons………if it weren’t for those two fropped passes from the bears players……they would’ve upset the falcons

  7. Waterboy Says:

    It all depends on how you look at things. You could also say Chicago has an advantage because they have 1 game under their belt and able to correct issues from the prior week where as the Bucs have been off for a week and haven’t played many snaps with the full starting unit at this point.

  8. Waterboy Says:

    But as far as Glennon the key to stop him is to pressure him from the right side and force him to roll left and make throws. He is very awkward and takes forever to get the ball out when you force him to the left side. I’ve seen it a lot when he started for the Bucs and again on the last play of the game last week.

  9. roger borras Says:

    “Glennon was deemed inferior to Jameis Winston in Tampa largely because he is.” just laid it right out there didnt he. lol.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    @waterboy…I agree….theirs 2 sides to this situation….

    the bears could come out sharp since they’ve already played a game and know what they need to work on….im sure fox will have them well prepared…their front seven looks decent and the kid tarik cohen is a playmaker…

    the bucs could come out rusty and dig themselves into a hole too big to climb out of….

    the key will be the run game….if we can run the ball and use the play action effectively then we can control the clock and make the bears one dimensional…. time will tell….GO BUCS!!!!

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Hit Glennon hard, but not too hard. I don’t want him knocked out of the game. Trubiski scares me more than Glennon.

  12. Bucamania Says:

    I predict the Bucs will come out a little flat but they’ll roar back to crush the lowly Bears. Glennon can’t throw the ball downfield. They have absolutely nothing at WR.

  13. RayJameisStadium Says:

    I predict if Glennon throw 2 picks and our offense scores more than 30 points, Chicago will bench Glennon for the rook.

  14. RayJameisStadium Says:

    ^ for game 3.

  15. RayJameisStadium Says:

    ^actually for the rest of the season.

  16. unbelievable Says:

    Waterboy I was thinking the same thing. Just make him run left and it will be a sack at least 50% of the time.

    Glendon is quite accurate, and usually pretty good about turnovers though.

  17. Dreambig Says:

    Glennon is pretty accurate when he is comfortable but when pressured he doesn’t have legitimate starter savy or skill to escape danger and make plays. The man is just not that gifted. Shame on the Bucs if they give him time. If they do,Glennon is capable of carving them up.

  18. Dreambig Says:

    Last years D beat the crap out of Russel Wilson. If we bring that D, Glennon will be sitting by the 3rd week.

  19. darin Says:

    Definitely have more talent. Stop the run and dont turn it over is what its about this week. Lets hope it happens. Go Bucs

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    If the D shows up, the Bucs win.

  21. Lord Cornelius Says:

    The key to this game is just not f&cking it up and winning by a landslide imo


  22. Drew Says:

    Glennon can offer his input, but there are now players he has nothing to offer.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:

    If Glennon offers his input about DK’s offense what is to prevent DK from lining up in formations and appear to be running plays that MG8 remembers and then totally switching it up? If the Bears are expecting a certain offense and DK doesn’t do it where does that leave them?