Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon admitted on Wednesday he was caught off guard by his benching, but told the local media it won’t affect his routine.
“Obviously I am disappointed and it’s not what I like, but I am going to keep preparing the same way that I always have,” Glennon said. “I was in here all day yesterday watching film and this morning was my same routine I always do. So whatever I can do to help the team I will do.
“It was not what I was expecting, but it is part of the game. And like I said, I am just going to help team in whatever way I can and continue to play. Last time this happened, two and a half games in I was playing. So you never know what’s going to happen.”
The news of the quarterback switch back to Josh McCown actually came from Glennon during his weekly radio show on the Buccaneers Radio Network Tuesday evening. Glennon said the organization came to a decision to allow him to spread the news after earlier speculation in the day ran rampant on social media.
“There was some news out there and we discussed it with the Bucs and we felt that was the best way to handle it,” Glennon said. “You will have to talk to him [head coach Lovie Smith] about that.”
The first hint of the change actually came from Glennon’s brother Sean’s Twitter account around lunch time when Sean Glennon expressed disappointment and frustration with Bucs head coach Lovie Smith, saying he had lost respect for him and questioned how he won a Super Bowl.
Glennon talked about his brother spilling the beans on the change with his cryptic tweet.
“Yeah, obviously it wasn’t what I wanted,” Mike Glennon said. “We talked about it and obviously he realizes he made a mistake, but he was doing it out of frustration and love for his brother.”
Glennon admitted he could have played better in order to keep a stranglehold on the starting job.
“Just win. That’s the bottom line,” Glennon said. “Quarterbacks are judged on wins and losses and there were a lot games there where we were right in it and we didn’t win. I am upset with our record and that is a reflection of my play. We need to win more games and that’s a reflection of the quarterback.”
Despite the benching Glennon knows it is part of the business and reiterated it wont change his approach.
“I know I missed some throws the other day, but I have also hit a lot of throws,” Glennon said. “But it is just part of it. You wish you could have some throws back, but every quarterback in the NFL wishes he could have some throws back. So I’m not going to let it bother my confidence. I know what I was capable of doing and I know what I can do physically, so I am just going to go out there and prepare.
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I like Glennon but I’m getting the feeling that he is still not “Lovie’s guy”. For that reason, I think they will trade Glennon in the offseason and pick up a QB in the draft. Meanwhile, let McCown mentor the newbie.
Just my thinking anyways. Whatever we do, I just hope it’s in the right direction.
He’s not the Buc’s guy. When the game is on the line he can’t win. Not to mention he doesn’t show up until the 3rd or 4th quarter.
Disappointed I get….frustrated, sure….upset, in disagreement, even p’od….but surprised – are you kidding me….if you play like a back-up then you’re going to be a back-up….how can he be surprised….that just adds to his issues of having no game awareness by having no self awareness….GO GET MARIOTA!!!
He had his shot, he wasn’t good, he wasn’t even average. Next. Win Bucs.
I’d rather have my future on Josh Freeman’s back than Glennon’s giraffe like neck.
Very good thought out comments, good job!lol!! I feel like I’m in middle school.
I feel like I’m watching a soap opera in the making.
To the buccs fans who think mariota or winston is going to be solid qbs in the nfl your dreamers… Glennon is not the problem on offence at all. We could have peyton manning under center and he would suck ass because he would be running for his life. Football is a game won in the trenches, with a decent o-line glennon is a solid qb. We need to do what dallas has been doing the past couple of years; what seattle did (when the new coach came in); what san fransico did (when harbaugh first came) = use high draft picks on the offensive line.. its the nfl you can find skill players that can produce with lower draft picks but you rarely find polished offensive linemen who can manhandle their opponents in later rounds
There are failed high draft picks and successful undrafted free agents at every position. This debate is about a philosophical difference of opinion as to whether you can have a great roster with a mediocre QB or a great QB with a mediocre roster and still win. In my view, most NFL rosters are about the same with the exception on a handful of players. But having greatness at QB can raise the level of play of the entire team because it gives them confidence that that one guy can find a way to win and the others follow without putting their heads down in defeat if the opponent scores first. In spite of Doug Williams’ less than great statistics, he had that quality. In spite of Glennon’s acceptable numbers, he doesn’t. Great championship teams led by the likes of Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer are the exception.
I loved Brad Johnson and that was before we won the SB. I would jump for joy if we could have a QB of his caliber now. If you are comparing Johnson and Dilfer, I would beg to differ. Dilfer was not in the same league as Johnson.
Melman was surprised because he was benched? Why? Doesn’t he understand accountability? I guess not, most of the team doesn’t.
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