Glennon Shows Why Bucs Need a Franchise QB

Another game, another loss, and another form of proof that Mike Glennon is not the future quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Another game, another loss, and another form of proof that Mike Glennon is not the future quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I've tried to give Mike Glennon a shot to prove himself as the franchise quarterback for the Bucs moving forward, but each time I want to believe, I am let down with another loss and another mediocre performance.

Enough with the ducks.

Enough with the lack of rhythm and execution on offense.

Enough with not being able to score 20 points per game in this era of the NFL.

Enough with running out of bounds short of the marker.

Enough with blaming everyone around the quarterback for the quarterback's own faults.

The NFL starts and ends with the quarterback. If you have a good one, you have chance. If you don't have a good quarterback, your team will probably go 5-13 in 18 games. Unfortunately, that's Mike Glennon's record as the starting quarterback of the Bucs.

“Outside of two games, we are coming down to the last two minutes with a chance to win," Mike Glennon said after the Bucs 22-17 loss to the Browns. "Six games we are close at the end and we have only been able to win one. We need to do better in those situations.”

On Sunday, Glennon's inefficiency led to the Bucs losing a game they should have won on the road against the Cleveland Browns. Mike Evans had a huge day with 7 receptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. The bad part is that Evans should have had two more long touchdowns if it weren't for errant throws by Glennon. Glennon would also throw a redzone interception en route to a 22-17 loss to the Browns.

“We’d like to have those takeaways back," Lovie Smith said of Glennon's performance on Sunday. "You can’t win if you don’t protect the ball better than that. It is as simple as that. Those were big, especially after a turnover. You can’t give it right back to them. Mike Glennon made some good plays though throughout, but not good enough.”

It has gotten to the point where any logical Bucs fan would easily sacrifice the rest of this season to ensure the possibility of securing a potential franchise quarterback for the next 10 years. The Bucs organization has done this to us as fans. Stop with all the talking. If you ever want the fans to come back, you'll do whatever it takes to draft Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston. We're not picky, just give us one to rally around!!

As for Glennon, we're done watching a backup quarterback lead our favorite team. As fans, backup quarterbacks are all the Bucs have mostly had as a franchise for us to watch. We're sick of it.


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