Rich Gannon Believes In Mike GlennonJanuary 28th, 2014
In the name of bringing Bucs fans all kinds of views of their beloved team, Joe made his annual trek to Super Bowl media day and has attended other Super Bowl festivities. And here’s the first of many notes, quotes and takes Joe will have through the week.
Joe’s got all kinds of big names.
This one’s for the Mike Glennon Mob, as well as Joe’s annoying commenters who inexplicably believe Joe quashes all good reviews of Mike Glennon like the KGB silenced democracy back in the day.
JoeBucsFan.com: What’s your perspective with the Bucs having Mike Glennon at quarterback now and not much else, and him being a lower tier quarterback in the NFL and the worst QB in the NFC South? How should the Bucs approach the QB position at this point?
Rich Gannon: I think they got the right guy in Glennon. I think [offensive coordinator] Jeff Tedford will do a really fine job. I mean he’s had a lot of success in the college level with some really good players. I think he understands the protections, and I think he understands footwork and getting Mike Glennon more in tuned with some those things. And I think the Bucs got a chance. I think they have the makings of having a pretty good offense — when they’re healthy. The running back injuries, you look at what happened on the offensive line, [Mike Williams] , and then you go out and get another tight end this offseason and you have something. I liked Mike Glennon coming out of college, and I think he throws the ball well but I think he’s gotta to get stronger in the weight room. I think it’ll help him. You know he’s got to use his legs a little bit more. But I think there’s good things to start with in Mike Glennon.
Joe: Jeff Tedford mentioned that to the Tampa Bay media out of the gate, that Glennon could improve through the weight room. What specifically do you see that doing for him?
Gannon: It helps a lot, I mean your core strength. When you think about when you’re throwing the football, it’s not just your right arm. It’s your left side. It’s your core. It’s your legs. You look at guys that really throw the ball well, they incorporate all of them into the throwing motion. You got a guy in Glennon who’s longer that’s got the height who needs to play with a little more bend in his legs, and that’ll be important to his development. But I think the kid’s got a chance to be a good player.