Mike Glennon: I don’t give team a chance with turnovers

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Bears coach John Fox said after Thursday night’s loss to the Packers that the team needs to make a lot of changes before they get back on the field and left the door open to making one at quarterback.

Their current starter at the position has identified the biggest thing that has to change whether he is the starter in Week Five or not. Mike Glennon fumbled twice and threw two interceptions in the 35-14 loss and has handed the ball over eight times overall this season, which made for an easy if painful self-assessment.

“The No. 1 thing we have to fix is turnovers, because I’m not giving our team a chance when you turn the ball over like that,” Glennon said, via CSNChicago.com.

Thursday’s turnovers came for a variety of reasons. Glennon held the ball too long on the first fumble, which allowed Clay Matthews to knock the ball loose, and he said he “went through the progression a little too quick” on his first interceptions. The second fumble came when Glennon and center Cody Whitehair were on separate pages about the snap count, which Glennon said “falls on both of us” but winds up as part of the mounting evidence that Glennon isn’t long for the starting job.

Mitch Trubisky is a rookie and there will certainly be rough moments in his first games as an NFL player, but it’s much harder to make the argument that he gives the team less of a chance to win than Glennon when Glennon keeps turning the ball over.

15 responses to “Mike Glennon: I don’t give team a chance with turnovers

  1. 3 year, $45M contract with $18.5M guaranteed for Mike Glennon, who looks increasingly like a turnover machine. While Big Mike looked great as a backup in Tampa Bay with very limited opportunities, his flaws are more visible and they like himself, are huge.
    Latest Bears major BUST.

  2. It’s Trubisky Time!!! You need to tell your team you’re trying to win games. Trotting Glennon out there anymore, would be a slap in the face to the other 52 players in the locker room. What are you waiting for? I get the plan, but it’s time to change course.

  3. I’m sorry but I don’t get this mentality by media members and fans: “vet QB sucks after 4 games so bench him for rookie… rookie will struggle but that’s to be expected”. Well what if the vet is a young qb with less than a season of starts? Isn’t it better to see what you got for a while season??

  4. I DVR’d this game. Supposedly that counts as ratings but I’m hearing that instead of standing respectfully for the flag these teams engaged in some kind of linked arms demonstration. You stand for the flag with your hand on heart. You don’t link arms as some kind of unity display. It’s clear these protesters are waivering seeing the economic blowback headed their way but it’s not good enough for me yet. When they are broken and begging I’ll consider giving them an audience. In the meantime I’ll delete this recording and any commercials I would have been forced to skim through. Oh, clearly should have kept Cutler too.

  5. These coaches are making all the right decisions…to get fired at the end of the season. Can’t wait to see the next non-Arian’s hire they bring in. #BearsPainfultoWatch

  6. Glennon could still become a decent NFL QB but he has to become more consistent. When he’s on, he looks pretty good; certainly adequate. But then he has games like last night where he looks like he’s in WAY over his head. I’m rarely for dropping a rookie into the fire, especially one who couldn’t even excel in the ACC, but the Bears are getting close to the point where they’re going to need to make a change at quarterback. If they’re determined to keep Trubisky safely learning from the bench, perhaps it’s time for Mark Sanchez. Glennon isn’t cutting it.

  7. I’m not giving our team a chance when you turn the ball over like that,” says Glennon. Right you are, and you’re not earning that multi-million dollar paycheck, either. Time to get out of the way, sub-par QB, and let Trubisky learn on the job. He couldn’t do any worse, that’s for sure. Fox is going to lose his job if this sloppy, undisciplined play continues.

  8. here is a blatant example of how obvious it is that kaepernick has been blackballed. there is no WAY you can honestly say without any ‘USA Bias’ that hes not better than glennon or “Mitchell Trubisky”. my issue isnt event that. i actually couldnt care less if hes signed or not..its when people actually say “no he doesnt have a job cause he sucks” rubbish. If you strongly feel kap shouldnt be signed because of the distraction thats completely fine with me but dont try to convince anyone its talent related…

  9. I was willing to give Glennon a shot since he showed promise his rookie season then was benched by the what is offense coach lovie Smith when he took over. I like everyone else have seen enough now and it is time to go with the rookie. if Fox does not name him the starter today then he should be fired by the end of the day. and if pace does not demand he do it then he should go as well. they have nothing to lose by doing it and it will give the kid needed experience.

  10. booboo31 says:
    “here is a blatant example of how obvious it is that kaepernick has been blackballed. there is no WAY you can honestly say without any ‘USA Bias’ that hes not better than glennon or “Mitchell Trubisky”. my issue isnt event that. i actually couldnt care less if hes signed or not..its when people actually say “no he doesnt have a job cause he sucks” rubbish. If you strongly feel kap shouldnt be signed because of the distraction thats completely fine with me but dont try to convince anyone its talent related…”

    Sorry, couldn’t disagree more with this. Saw Kap play against the Bears (3-13) last season and he was obviously a shell of the player he used to be. I think the whole Glennon thing was a BIG mistake by Pace, but to come to Glennon’s defense, I think even Tom Brady would have issues trying to QB a team like the Bears were last night.

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