In a collapsing pocket, Glennon escapes the fray and rolls to his left while keeping his eyes downfield. The throw he makes across his body -- leading Jackson perfectly for a big chunk of yardage -- should be recognized for what it is: a lob plenty of pro passers can't make on a regular basis.
"You have routes drawn up and they're supposed to go a certain way but, you know, you can get off the script fairly quick sometimes," Smith told WDAE-AM in Tampa on Monday, per JoeBucsFan.com. "And when a quarterback goes scrambling, you have to get open as much as anything. Of course, Mike scrambled around and threw a great play to Vincent Jackson, a great lob pass after he kind of broke off the route."
Glennon's footwork on the play compelled Lovie to compare the second-year arm to one of the era's defining playmakers on the ground.
"You know, you didn't think I would say that about Mike moving around and keeping a play going like that," Smith said. "He looked like Michael Vick running around on that play."
While McCown's tape has been a disaster, Glennon moved the ball well in the second half of a stunning road win over the Steelers and did the same against New Orleans. It's time for Lovie to make a permanent switch to the quarterback who gives Tampa a better chance to stay afloat in the NFC South.