Mike Glennon, aka 'OG,' ready to go for Dolphins on short notice if needed
MIAMI GARDENS — Mike Glennon was taking his 6-year-old son to basketball practice on Monday night when he received a text from his agent.
"Hey, what are you doing this weekend?" the agent asked. "You want to go to Miami?"
"Let's do it," Glennon replied.
Glennon, 33, has played for the Bucs, Bears, Cardinals, Raiders, Jaguars and Giants.
But this year, Glennon was waiting on a call and, well, recently he's been helping to coach that youth basketball team.
"The assistant coach was out," Glennon said Wednesday. "So I had to go in and step in."
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But figure Glennon will suit up as Thompson's backup with Teddy Bridgewater's throwing pinky dislocated.
"I’ve gone up against him numerous times," Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said. "He’s a quarterback through and through. He’s been through multiple systems and understands what it takes for him to be able to speak the language in a fast amount of time. I think he plays the position aggressively with toughness."
Glennon was selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. Glennon has 47 touchdowns and 35 interceptions in his career. He is 0-9 in starts for the Jags and Giants over the past two seasons.
Glennon, 6-foot-7, 225 pounds, was a necessary addition considering Miami's injury dilemma at quarterback. Tua Tagovailoa is concussed. Bridgewater has the broken finger. And even Thompson lost part of a fingernail in Miami's last game.
"It's definitely a unique situation," Glennon said. "I mean, I was watching the game the other day, just like, you know, most NFL fans, and see Teddy go down. Whenever a quarterback goes down this year, you say, well, maybe that'll be a shot. I saw the thing last week that said 64 NFL starting quarterbacks this year was like a record since the strike. I'm thinking, well, there's something that's telling them this might be over this year."
Glennon said some of Miami's concepts are similar to what he once studied in Chicago, Oakland and Jacksonville. He noted Dowell Loggains, Jon Gruden and Jay Gruden's philosophies.
But he did also concede the Dolphins' current offense is "complex."
"So yeah, we'll see," Glennon said. "We'll see what happens. Never know. But I'll do whatever I can this week to get ready."
Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle noted Glennon is an "OG," which can stand for "original gangster," and, generally, now refers to a person or player from the "old school."
Glennon noted that his 6-year-old son was excited Dad was headed to Miami, where Waddle plays.
"He sees Jaylen Waddle do the little Waddle thing," Glennon said. "So he's excited for it."
Glennon said family members may attend Sunday's game. Waddle said he'd be willing to show Glennon's son just how to do the "Waddle."
Said Waddle: "Definitely. Hopefully if everything is right, hopefully we can do a little dance in the end zone."
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This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Mike Glennon figures to suit up as a backup for Miami Dolphins on Sunday