Glennon Will Benefit From “Better System”February 18th, 2014
Supposedly, Mike Glennon was a tailor-made fit for Mike Sullivan’s offense, the same offense that was ranked ninth in the NFL in 2012 with Josh Freeman in charge. Greg Schiano thought Glennon was the right man, but Glennon captained the NFL’s worst offense last season.
Don’t worry, says former Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia.
Sharing his thoughts via Twitter, Garcia, the last quarterback to lead the Bucs to a division title, shot a note to a fan that included a gentle endorsement of Mike Glennon and proclaimed that life will be better under new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.
@TrueBucc4life – I thought that Glennon did a good job stepping in and will continue to grow. He has a better system & coach w/ Tedford now. … … Don’t draft a QB in the 1st, David Fales would be a good choice in the 4-5th round to learn, grow & compete with Glennon
Joe would love to know why Garcia believes Tedford’s system will be better than Mike Sullivan’s. Perhaps Garcia believes things can’t get any worse?
Joe doesn’t mean to be a wiseass. It’s just that nobody knows what Tedford’s offense is going to look like. Tedford also is the kind of offensive mind that surely will tailor his system to his starting quarterback’s strengths, and the Bucs don’t know who their starter will be. They’ve yet to publicly hand the job to Glennon.
As for Garcia hyping San Jose State QB David Fales, keep in mind Garcia played for San Jose State and has a personal relationship with Fales, who thrived in San Jose State’s west coast offense and spent his freshman season at the University of Nevada marveling at the work ethic of Colin Kaepernick.
Fales grew up in Tedford’s general neighborhood, so perhaps there’s some history there, maybe enough to knowledge to make him extra attractive in the late rounds of the draft.