“But This Guy’s Not Your Typical Rookie”August 30th, 2013
Hmm, let the speculators unite. Greg Schiano spoke this afternoon and acknowledged Mike Glennon’s rough night last night, but Schiano made sure everyone listening knew he thinks Glennon is a standout player.
“I thought he was solid. I thought he learned, got better,” Schiano said of Glennon’s preseason. “Last night wasn’t his best performance, and I told him, ‘Hey, every once in a while, you’re going to have one of these. Don’t have too many.’ But this guy’s not your typical rookie. That’s, you know, he didn’t have a great night.”
The “not-your-typical-rookie” line could be a window into Schiano’s mindset. The leader of the New Schiano Order is a man of details, so surely praise that high is worth noting.
It’s especially notable when, frankly, Glennon has looked like a typical rookie quarterback through training camp and preseason, though he does appear quite composed when things don’t go well. Also, it’s worth noting that Schiano often characterizes likely starters Akeem Spence and Johnthan Banks as making typical rookie mistakes when talking about their development, as if to say they’re typical rookies despite their strong play.
If Glennon isn’t a typical rookie, then what is he in the coach’s mind? And what does that mean?
Dan Orlovsky’s quotes the other day all of a sudden seem more meaningful.
Joe hopes this is all moot, and that Josh Freeman can beat back the Mike Glennon Mob with a great opening day and consistent play.
You can hear Schiano’s full audio today below, via WDAE-AM 620.