Schiano: Glennon Accuracy Improving ReceiversOctober 10th, 2013
Greg Schiano again was raving about the accuracy of Mike Glennon today. In what felt like a backhanded slap at Josh Freeman, Schiano even said Bucs receivers are beginning to trust they’ll now be catching passes in stride, which will lead to more yards after the catch.
“It takes a little while for [receivers] to really believe that. Right? And then once they believe that, now they catch the ball aggressively running through it and they go. And that’s when you get yards after catch,” Schiano said. “When people start to settle to catch the ball, because just by habit you have to go around to get it, you lose the yards after catch. I see that happening slowly. Our guys are getting more and more confident. And we just need to keep throwing it that way.”
Joe’s not sure what to make of this. Was Josh Freeman so erratic that receivers lost confidence in him and their routes were screwy? It sounds like Schiano was going there.
If that was the case, when did it start? And if it was last season, shouldn’t the Bucs have hired a mechanics guru to work with Freeman, in addition to their quarterbacks coach who shuns teaching mechanics?
No matter the answers to those questions, Joe looks forward to seeing Glennon’s accuracy show up big on game days.