Quarterbacks Will Coach QuarterbacksJanuary 4th, 2014
One of the most stunning phenomena in the NFL is the fact that some teams have quarterbacks coaches who never played quarterback.
Think about that for a minute.
Under the New Schiano Order, both Greg Schiano and former QB coach John McNulty were firm in their belief that quarterback mechanics didn’t need to be taught and stressed at the NFL level.
Joe asked both about it and got the same answer; if you make it to the NFL, then you know how to throw a football and it’s not the time to start messing with a delivery.
It’s funny how Major League Baseball pitchers and pitching coaches will stress adjusting release points and lower body mechanics (and much more) all the time, but somehow that kind of teaching is taboo for certain NFL teams.
Under Lovie Smith, the Bucs will have quarterbacks coaching quarterbacks.
Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford was as successful quarterback for Fresno State and played six seasons in the CFL. And today, good guy Alex Marvez, of SiriusXM NFL Radio and FOX, is reporting that former San Jose State QB and Southern Miss offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo will coach quarterbacks for the Bucs. Arroyo, 33, worked with Tedford at the University of California as QBs coach and passing game coordinator.
Joe thinks this is excellent. Joe suspects
Johnny Football Mike Glennon and whatever other young QBs the Bucs might bring in will learn quite a bit.
In other assistants chatter, per ProFootballTalk.com, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times mentioned that former Bears running backs coach Tim Spencer is in line for that gig with Tampa Bay, and Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune says longtime NFL assistant Kevin O’Dea, who worked with Lovie Smith in Tampa and Chicago, will also be a Bucs special teams coach.