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Mike Glennon: To trade or not to trade?

rsz_temp140527_mc_ota_web_0072--nfl_mezz_1280_1024Excuse my corny title, but I think the question of what do to with Mike Glennon needs to be answered. Personally, I have nothing against Glennon. I think he’s a nice guy who kept a good attitude, even though a young rookie came in and took his job. Glennon didn’t take one snap for the Buccaneers last season. From quick snaps of videos, here and there, he typically seemed to be embracing the “Team first” attitude. However, being a good teammate is about the ceiling on the value that Mike Glennon brings to this team.

I think that the only real argument for keeping Mike Glennon on this team is the backwards thinking idiocy that says, “He’d be a good backup if Jameis went down.” That thought, at its core, is correct. Mike Glennon could come in and be a serviceable quarterback if Jameis Winston was to get hurt. However, to me, that’s just a stupid way of thinking. If Jameis goes down, our chances of competing for anything are gone. Tampa Bay doesn’t have a veteran laden team with an all-star defense (see Denver 2015) that can just handle a QB switch seamlessly. Most teams (let alone a team that has 8 wins over the last two seasons) can’t have their most important player go down and just keep going on without any issue.

This thinking of “Glennon being there in case Jameis gets hurt” is also asinine to me when you consider it’s so reactive, instead of proactive. Winning football teams go out and proactively take measures to win football games. Losing football teams reactively make decisions based upon circumstances that have blindsided them. Instead of holding onto Glennon “in case Jameis isn’t there”, how about they proactively trade Glennon and try to fill his roster spot with something that will help prevent Jameis from getting hurt (whether that’s adding another weapon or an offensive lineman to protect him).

Rumors say that the Buccaneers are looking for something like a 3rd round pick in exchange for Mike Glennon, which would mean that they basically rented him for 3 years and then got their investment back. If they’re able to get a 3rd rounder for him, that’d be great. If not, who cares? You obviously want to get as much as you can for a player you are losing. But, again, I just don’t feel like Glennon provides much to this team. He’s a solid backup, sure. But, if the Bucs get in a spot to need Glennon, the season is likely over anyway. Trade him now, get something in return, and work on continuing to build around Winston. Maybe we can have Gil Arcia write an open letter to get this done. I’ll see what I can do on that front.

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19 Comments on Mike Glennon: To trade or not to trade?

Dan Forrest said : Guest Report 4 months ago

Well your a moron, He never played behind the new and improved line that has been all but rebuilt, so it's unfair to say that he can't compete as a QB. How would you like to play behind that house of cards that they called a line 3 years ago. If you can't be more objective, maybe you need to change jobs. Start writing some recipes for a cook book or something. You might have a better grasp of what your talking about.  MORON

Dan Forrest said : Guest Report 4 months ago

Wait one year till his rookie contact is over, then if he wishes to leave as a free agent, he can. It 's not costing you anything to keep him. So keep him, Don't throw away good talent. If Winston gets hurt or gets suspended by the league who's gonna play QB? YOUR  MOMMA?

Dan Forrest said : Guest Report 4 months ago

Do not trade him, keep him so that we have a quality back-up incase Winston gets into trouble, with his up-comming court date.Besides you always give away great talent for marginal or used goods. We need mr Glennon in uniform.

TLdouble said : Guest Report 4 months ago

TheBayCave GilArciaTBC they only see the "what if Jameis gets hurt"...we draft or sign another qb rd 6 or 7 or sign one after the draft

TLdouble said : Guest Report 4 months ago

TheBayCave GilArciaTBC Always been a fan of Mike but w/him not getting the chance he'll definitely test FA, people dont see it that way.

LAKERS302 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TJ_Pittinger TheBayCave trade is Rudy ass

AWIII75 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TJ_Pittinger amen...get what you can for him...if Winston goes down we're pooched anyway. Get the pick...denver's 2 = ideal

rsw4224 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC jets for a 3rd rounder????

TJ_Pittinger said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Architek79 I disagree. Our roster needs a Jameis (difference maker) to be competitive. Not Glennon who is a game manager. GilArciaTBC

Architek79 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

TJ_Pittinger GilArciaTBC very true - in some cases but that's the value Glennon brings on the roster he's starter quality

TJ_Pittinger said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Architek79 We are not winning consistently without Jameis. Period. The insurance plan should be protecting him. GilArciaTBC

TJ_Pittinger said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Architek79 That's my point. If we lose our starter (much like most NFL teams) we will slip out of competitive football. GilArciaTBC

Architek79 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

TJ_Pittinger GilArciaTBC it sounds sexy until you lose your starter for a few games and you slip out of competitive football

Architek79 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

TJ_Pittinger GilArciaTBC again,some ppl think this is madden. You do realize the GM has to explain and answ to Glazers for insurance plan

TJ_Pittinger said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Architek79 how is he valuable as a backup? Jameis is already smarter on the field. If JW gets hurt, who cares? GilArciaTBC

Architek79 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TJ_Pittinger not trade - he's more valuable to us this year as a backup and sound board for Jameis. Ppl treat this like Madden

redrock727 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TJ_Pittinger unless they give up Leonard Johnson, a 3rd & a testicle it ain't happening.

JetiKnightNY said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TJ_Pittinger The Jets should make the trade, no hesitation.

BucWild007 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TJ_Pittinger trade him! I will miss his amazing jazz hands but get what you can for him now and move on.

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