MORRISSEY: Mike Glennon was what the Bears asked him to be
Mike Glennon was good enough Sunday, which is to say he wasn’t half bad, which is to say it wasn’t his fault.
If that seems like a grudging compliment, darker alternatives were in play before the Bears took on the defending NFC champion Falcons at Soldier Field. But instead of a meltdown while rookie teammate Mitch Trubisky shadowed him like a prospective student and fans screamed for a quarterback change, Glennon almost did enough in a game his team almost won. Faint praise again? No.
The Bears took Atlanta to the limit before losing 23-17 in the season opener, and they did it despite Glennon having very little offensive talent around him. He already was without wide receivers Cam Meredith (lost for the season with a knee injury) and Markus Wheaton (finger). Then he lost hardest-luck receiver Kevin White to a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. Tom Hanks had more to work with in “Cast Away.”
Add to that the Bears’ fear of giving Glennon any play that could lead to an interception, and you can understand why they had only 13 passing yards late in the third quarter. An NFL team has to work hard to be that unproductive in the …read more
Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports