Armed with a directive from coach Greg Schiano to take the morning off, Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon tried sleeping in on Tuesday. His biological clock, however, was having none of that.

Shortly after 8 a.m., which is the time he usually gets up on Tuesdays, Glennon found himself lying wide awake in bed, trying to figure out what to do with the few hours off he’d been given to catch his breath.

By 10 a.m. Glennon was cleaning his apartment and by 11 he was all but bagging the idea of a morning off and was getting ready to head into One Buc Place to begin preparing for this week’s home finale against the 49ers.

Given Glennon’s production the past two weeks, that probably wasn’t a bad idea.

After turning in seven straight games in which he was as poised and productive as some of the top veterans in the league, Glennon has turned in two straight clunkers in which he has looked every bit the rookie he is.

A 64 percent passer with 12 touchdowns, two interceptions and a 98.5 passer rating in his previous seven games, Glennon was a 50 percent passer with two touchdowns, three interceptions and a rating of 55.5 in his past two.

Numbers like that would usually prompt a coach to order his quarterback to work a little harder, but Schiano says quarterbacks can’t work much harder than Glennon has and that a break may be what he needs to regain his prior form.

“He’s been grinding really, really hard,’’ Schiano said. “Even during the bye week this guy didn’t take off. So we wanted to make sure he got some rest first off and then, the other thing is, he’s been getting hit a lot.

“He’s faced some really good (defensive) fronts lately and he’s been taking shots and when you get hit by a 300-plus-pound defensive lineman, I liken that to being in a car accident, except we actually get up and play the next play.’’

Hits on Glennon have been on the increase in recent weeks and they may be one of the contributing factors to his slump. After being hit 23 times and sacked 15 times in his his previous seven games, he absorbed 12 hits and 10 sacks in the past two.

But it may not just be the hits that are affecting Glennon’s play. The amount of consistent pressure he’s been facing also may be taking a toll, because Glennon is apparently facing more pressure than almost any other quarterback in the league.

According to ProFootballFocus, Glennon has had to deliver the ball in the face of pressure on 44.8 percent of his drop backs this year. Only Terrelle Pryor of Oakland (46.1) has been under pressure more often.