Former NFL QBs Laud Mike GlennonApril 26th, 2013
A scribe in the Bucs media workroom that Joe has the utmost respect for is adamant the selection of Mike Glennon, NC State quarterback, is “developmental.”
Developmental for what, a backup? Joe politely disagrees. Third round selections are not made for developmental slots, unless they are being developed to start one day.
With a thin defensive front and not exactly a roster overflowing with All-Pros at tight end and right tackle, the Bucs go quarterback? And the incumbent, proven to be inconsistent, is in the last year of his contract under a coach who did not draft him?
That does not add up “developmental” in Joe’s vernacular.
So this brings Joe to popular sports radio personality Adam Schein. The SiriusXM and SNY host also has a football show on CBS Sports Network co-hosted by Hall of Fame quarterback Phil Simms and Super Bowl quarterback Rich Gannon. Schein claims both Simms and Gannon are big believers in Glennon.
@AdamSchein: Love Glennon to TB. My guys Phil Simms and @RichGannon12 thought he was 2nd best QB in draft.
No, Joe cannot sit here on a (so far) sober Friday evening and flat out say the selection of Glennon is not a safety net if Freeman starts launching balls into the stands with receivers open in the end zone (again), or vanishing in critical games this season.
If, in fact, Glennon was drafted as developmental, it surely wasn’t a virtual hug for Freeman from the Bucs’ brass.