Sunday’s matchup between the Ravens and Buccaneers brings an interesting subplot, pitting two quarterbacks of the same ilk — Joe Flacco and Mike Glennon — against each other.
Both are described as big-bodied pocket passers with limited mobility and a cannon for a right arm. Flacco sees the comparison as more black and white — emphasis the latter.
— Sports With Coleman (@sportswcoleman) October 12, 2014
They may share the same skin color and height (6-foot-6), but Flacco and Glennon are worlds apart in other areas.
Baltimore’s Super Bowl-winning signal-caller sees the field better and generally is more accurate than Glennon, the Bucs’ de-facto starter. Flacco has completed 62.3 percent of his passes this season, tossing seven touchdowns to only three interceptions.
Glennon, five years Flacco’s junior, has taken his lumps since entering the league. Following an impressive rookie campaign in 2013, he was demoted to second-sting with the offseason arrival of Josh McCown. An injury to the utterly ineffective McCown allowed Glennon back into the spotlight. He responded by leading Tampa Bay to an upset road win over the Steelers in Week 4, throwing for 302 yards and two scores.
If you don’t have a rooting interest in the game, keep an eye on the Flacco/Glennon duel. You just might see a similarity — or three.