The disaster that happened in Tampa on Sunday is what most expected to happen in Chicago a week earlier against the Falcons. Even with all the things that went wrong to cost the Bears that game, Glennon did nothing to inspire confidence that the Bears’ brain trust had made the right decision throwing $19 million at him and handing him the starting job.
The 29-7 shellacking by the Buccaneers, a game that was a gruesome shutout until the final 1:43, was just a matter of time. And it reminded all that, because of that decision, more than all the other bad ones, everybody is on the clock. Glennon, coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace are all living on borrowed time. Or they should be.
Even ending the Glennon experiment right now, and rushing to Mitchell Trubisky in Week 3 of his rookie year, isn’t going to change that. (After the game, Fox said that will not happen, anyway, and that Glennon is still his starter.)
The Saints have ruled out their top cornerback, rookie Marshon Lattimore, with a concussion and veteran backup cornerback Sterling Moore with a chest injury for Sunday’s game at Carolina. It’s not an ideal situation for a team that already ranks last in the NFL in total yards and passing yards allowed. The Saints are already playing without veteran starting cornerback Delvin Breaux for the first half of this season because of a broken fibula, and will have to rely on young corners P.J. Williams, De’Vante Harris and Ken Crawley (and hope). — Mike Triplett