Glennon’s A “Not Contact” StandoutMay 30th, 2014
What stands out most in underwear football, aka spring NFL practices without pads, is body type, mechanics, technique and execution.
It looks especially good when you’re a 6-7, smooth-footed quarterback.
Former Bucs QB Shaun King, one of three QBs to lead the Bucs to the NFC Championship game, talked about that during an assessment of the Bucs’ quarterback situation on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.
King offered plenty of healthy fuel for the Mike Glennon Mob, explaining that he could see a quick hook for Josh McCown, if the Bucs offers falters this season.
“I think because of Lovie’s understanding of who Josh [McCown] is from an intangible standpoint, he wanted that on this team regardless. So when they first took over they really hadn’t had a chance to get to know Mike Glennon, per se. So he went and got the guy he was comfortable with,” King said.
“Now I think what’s happened is Mike’s surprised them a bit. I think Mike’s a little more talented than they thought. And Mike’s a guy that’s always going to look good when it’s not contact, because he’s big, he throws the ball correctly, he has good footwork. I think his only crutch is going to be his lack of athleticism. Lovie and Jason and Tedford have said that they want to be in a system with an athletic quarterback.
“So I don’t know if [Glennon] fits what Tedford is going to do. I do think Josh is the [opening day] starter, but I don’t think it’s so entrenched that if Josh was to struggle that Glennon couldn’t take over. And then I think it would be up to him as to how long he remains a starter, if that ever happened.”
Joe very much agrees with King here.
McCown is “the guy.” He’s 100 percent the opening day starter. But it’s a blank slate from there.
Joe believes Glennon has the respect of the organization, and they’d be comfortable putting the ball in his hands this season the moment they believe McCown isn’t the guy to lead Tampa Bay to the Super Bowl. Will Lovie have a quick hook? Doubtful with a brand new offense.
Hopefully, that hook never comes. Not because Joe doesn’t want to see Glennon in the game, but because Joe would like to see the Bucs play great football and at least have a middle-of-the-pack offense this season, up from 32nd in the league last year. (You can listen to King’s full take below.)