Chucky Loves Glennon Deep-Ball Skill, MobilityNovember 11th, 2013
The man fired after consecutive 9-7 seasons with three years left on his Buccaneers contract, Jon Gruden, has been studying all things Bucs-Dolphins in preparation to call tonight’s Monday Night Football madness in Tampa.
And that means Chucky has plenty of opinions to share. He got the ball rolling today on WDAE-AM 620, where Chucky glowed about Mike Glennon.
“Functional mobility, I think that’s the weapon he had that not a lot of people expected,” Gruden said. “He has an excellent passing motion. I think he’s going to be a very good deep ball passer.
“Remember, the Buccaneers are missing some key weapons. They really don’t have a tight end working the middle of the field. They’ve lost their slot receiver, Ogletree, that started the season. And Mike Williams’ absence is huge, let alone the great Doug Martin. But I like the kid. I think he’s got a big upside. I think as his supporting cast improves, so will he.”
Chucky’s usually a stickler for details, Joe’s wondering if the above quote means Chucky isn’t a big fan of Tim Wright and Tiquan Underwood fan.
Of course, the jury’s out on whether Glennon can be a “very good deep ball passer.” (Perhaps Chucky liked the defensive-pass-interference throws to Skye Dawson?) The Bucs are going to have to give Glennon those opportunities.
On Josh Freeman, Chucky kept it simple. He said Freeman doomed himself with “radical inconsistency.”
“When you’re completing 45 percent of your passes, making a quarterback change is an easy thing to do,” Chucky said.