What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Buccaneers

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Mike Glennon is not a starting quarterback

While some fans thought that Mike Glennon was played well enough to win against the Falcons, I thought that he held the team back and that a couple drives in the fourth quarter of that game do not make up for the poor play in the first three quarters.

After the loss to the Bucs, I believe that we are all in agreement that Glennon just does not have what it takes to succeed as a starting quarterback in this league. He threw two interceptions (including a pick-six) and lost a fumble.

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This was the first Chicago Bears game that I ever went to, and I spent it watching Glennon flounder on the field. It was not an enjoyable experience watching him throw checkdowns, while other receivers are open down the field. It seems that he has one read and that is to Tarik Cohen, who has had eight catches in each of the first two regular season games.

Also, I was flabbergasted that, on a 4th and 10 at the Buccaneers’ 14 yard line with 9:32 left in the fourth quarter, Glennon threw it incomplete underneath to  Zach Miller, who had no shot at picking up the first down. Does Glennon not realize that chucking it into the endzone for a possible touchdown is a better option, even if it is intercepted, because it is fourth down anyways? Even I know this.

Here is the main problem with Glennon: he absolutely kills the running game. The Bucs just had to stack the box and dare Glennon to do something everyone knows he can not do: throw the football.

Jordan Howard was the second leading rusher in the NFL last season, and he finished the game vs. the Bucs with seven yards rushing. You heard that right. He only had SEVEN yards rushing, which is absolutely mind-boggling.

Does anybody have an idea why he might be mad? Oh, maybe it is because he has a statue at quarterback that can not throw past ten yards. If this play by Glennon continues, which he will, he’ll lose the locker room. The players know who the best option at quarterback is, trust me.