“He’s Got A Freaking Cannon”May 30th, 2014
Earlier this week, Bucs center Evan Dietrich-Smith dropped in to discuss all things Bucs with Vic Carucci during a segment of “Movin’ the Chains,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
EDS is excited about the upcoming season and thinks the Bucs have a good shot of winning the division. But he got very excited when the subject of backup quarterback Mike Glennon came up. EDS could barely contain himself.
“When you talk about Mike I think the first thing I think about when I see the guy is that he has a cannon,” EDS said.
“I mean, coming out of college, I saw some of the draft stuff and seen some of the throws. But you watch the guy in person, the guy has a freaking cannon for an arm. I think he is still developing and having Josh come in, he will learn how to be a pro, how he needs to approach every game, how to go through the week, film study, all of that kind of stuff, making the right decisions on the field, how to carry himself off the field to be more prepared.”
Now Joe understands how EDS is geeked for Glennon, but Joe has to get something off his chest. Last year when Glennon took over, all Joe heard about was how back-line-challenged veteran Dan Orlovsky and Josh Freeman were helping Glennon learn the nuances of playing quarterback in the NFL.
Well, to hear the Bucs now, Orlovsky-Freeman must have really been some kind of a mook. It’s as if Glennon has never put on a jock strap yet in the NFL, to hear current Bucs players and coaches, and needs to be spoonfed. We’re talking about a guy who started 13 games for crying out loud! More games than Josh McCown the past five seasons combined.
Was Orlovsky-Freeman trying to Pearl Harbor Glennon so they could be promoted to starting quarterback? Were they that dense that whatever they were tutoring Glennon on was completely fouled up? Or did those two simply not know any better?
Sometimes, the way people prattle on about teammates “mentoring” backup quarterbacks, it’s a wonder Team Glazer even pays for a quarterback coach to be on the payroll.
As for the Bucs’ chances of a postseason birth, here is what EDS had to say:
“Any team can win a division. Everyone is good in the NFL. Some are just stacked more. In this division, we definitely have a shot. The division champs are coming to your house right off the bat. We have to set the tone. We will find out what kind of a football team we are right of the bat. I don’t see a problem coming after these teams.”