Glennon Smarter Than FreemanDecember 27th, 2013
Joe really believes that if Bucs commander Greg Schiano survives to coach the Bucs another year, it largely will be because Team Glazer offered Schiano a mulligan for how Rip Van Freeman maliciously attempted to tear apart the team and, in doing so, tried to Pearl Harbor Schiano’s career in order for Mr. Third String/Healthy Scratch to get his selfish way.
In the short term, there is no question Mike Glennon was not getting the Bucs anywhere. But in the short-term, to read the remarks of safety Malcom Jenkins, the Bucs may be better off in the long-term. Jenkins was asked to compare Freeman with Glennon.
“Glennon makes more smart decisions,” Jenkins said. “Not all forced much and they’ve done a good job running the ball to keep some of the pressure off him. The one thing I do see is he’s a little more patient and doesn’t try to force it when he doesn’t have anything.”
Jenkins also stated Freeman was a much better passer when he had to improvise and rolled out of the pocket.
Yes, Glennon is a much better pocket passer than Freeman. Much better. But the key question for Bucs fans is this:
Can Glennon improve and develop quickly enough as an NFL quarterback to save Schiano’s skin with the Bucs?