Mike Glennon Passed Jason Licht TestMay 21st, 2014
Mike Glennon is the “quarterback of the future” for the Bucs. Joe is going to guess you heard that somewhere before.
Now, when future becomes present, that’s anyone’s guess. But Glennon is the future. Bank on it. Write it down. Bookmark it. Don’t believe Joe? Just ask Jason Licht.
Appearing on “Late Hits” last night, co-hosted by Alex Marvez and Bill Polian heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Licht talked all things Bucs and described how Glennon transformed from a newly demoted backup to the future of the Bucs.
“You pick up bits and pieces from different mentors you have had throughout your career whether it is Don Shula or Jimmy Johnson or Bill Belichick, even Bruce Ariens, Pete Carroll,” Licht said. “The three things — and Lovie and I were in complete agreement on this — were for a quarterback that you need to have are toughness, intelligence and accuracy. And then arm strength is a distant fourth. Mike showed during this process he has those three things and scored very high on those three things. He is an unassuming type of guy but that guys around the building really look up to him and really follow him. That’s what it came down to.”
Bucs fans will wonder aloud, ‘If the Bucs thought so much of Glennon, why bring in Josh McCown?’ The answer is simple. Neither Bucs coach Lovie Smith nor Licht knew Glennon. Lovie did know McCown and has high regard for him.
What puzzles Joe is, what did the Bucs see on film that spooked them about Glennon and how/what do they think can be corrected? Let’s be honest here, if the Bucs (i.e. Lovie) liked what they saw on tape of Glennon, McCown wouldn’t be here.
Perhaps Glennon is responding to coaching from quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo that he never did with John McNulty?
To hear more of Licht, click the orange button below. Audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at SiriusXM NFL Radio.