Glennon Treasures His Chucky LessonsNovember 7th, 2013
That fancy ESPN special with Jon Gruden sitting down with potential NFL quarterbacks before the NFL Draft? Well, Mike Glennon told Joe yesterday that it was five hours of study time with Chucky condensed into 20 minutes of TV fun.
Joe asked Glennon about that experience and meeting again with Chucky this weekend, as is typical for all quarterbacks starting on the Monday Night Football stage.
No. 8 is looking forward to it.
“It will be interesting to meet with him again to hear what he has to say because he’s, obviously, an extremely smart football guy and has been around the game for a while and has coached some good quarterbacks. So it’ll be nice to see him again,” Glennon said.
Glennon said there were nuances Chucky showed him that “caught my attention.”
“When you see that notebook out there, we really are taking notes and stuff. It’s not just for show. I still have that notebook,” Glennon said.
It’ll be interesting to hear how Chucky gushes over Glennon on Monday night. It’s likely than he’ll heap on even more love than he did six weeks ago, when he compared Glennon and Brett Favre.
“When I worked with Glennon, I told him there are some things he did better than anyone else in college football last year,’’ Gruden said. “Specifically, he can flat-out drive the football. The guy can absolutely hum it. Glennon can throw the ball to the wide side of the field effortlessly. In college, with the wider hashmarks, when you throw the ball to the wide side of the field, it’s a big-time throw. In fact, there are some programs that don’t even attempt it — they don’t even bother asking a QB to attempt a wide-side throw down the field. That’s not the case with Glennon.
“This guy can make some really difficult down-the-field throws. If you watch the camp session with Glennon, you’ll see we went through a “Fox Two XY Hook.” I coached that pattern for 18 years. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a QB at any level throw it with the ease Glennon can. Brett Favre threw a certain second-reaction post, by my count, about four times in his career. I saw Glennon throw it four times last season.”