Mike Glennon has most likely outperformed every fan's expectations at this point in the season, he has played mistake free football lately and gotten us a few wins which can't be denied, but once again there is a rift at BucsNation.
The "franchise" crowd and "wait-and-see" crowd have been bickering back and forth the last few weeks, and while I've crept around this place I've noticed something that has been so frustrating that I've had to say something.
For everyone bashing the posters on the board who aren't completely sold on Glennon -- jbenn of the top of my head -- the question has constantly been, "Why can't you commit to Glennon after defending Freeman?" and (to me at least) that should be a very easy answer... After the 2010 season I refuse to believe that ANYONE on this board wasn't ready to declare Josh as a future top 5 QB.
Yet, just three short years later Josh Freeman is a taboo subject here. THAT is why people aren't ready to jump on the Glennon bandwagon. If a guy can go from 25 and 6 with MULTIPLE 4th quarter comebacks to trash in the eyes of his fans, is it that crazy to think that Glennon can go from a solid rookie campaign to a below-average QB?
Not saying this is Glennon's career arch, but people need to see that as a possibility; the sheen has certainly fallen off of much more talented QB's after their first season. Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III are some of the quarterbacks the last few years that were put on a pedestal before coming down to Earth the year after.
In conclusion, can we please take it slow with this guy. There is nothing wrong with praising what the kid has done well or pointing out some of his flaws, but can we please just wait five more weeks, and preferably another year or so after that, before we declare Glennon the future or a placeholder?