Glennon’s Clashes With SchianoDecember 9th, 2013
An interesting nugget Joe plucked from the locker room yesterday offers a peek at some of what Greg Schiano is talking about when he refers to the “works-his-tail-off” intensity of Mike Glennon.
Glennon is so focused in practice he’s unafraid to demand a change in plans for the New Schiano Order.
Donald Penn told Joe that Glennon is driven to the point that when the team practices a play and doesn’t get it just right, Glennon often will demand a do-over. Even when Schiano wants to stay on the tight practice schedule.
“If you guys could see him and the work he puts in all through the week, you know, the determination in practice. If he doesn’t do something good in practice, he’s calling the play back,” Penn said of Glennon. “We’re running the play again in practice, and for him to take charge like that is really showing. You know, everything is not going to look perfect all the time, but it’s a big statement how you bounce back. And he’s been bouncing back well.
“If he doesn’t feel it’s perfect, you know he’s a perfectionist. He wants to run it again. Sometimes Coach Schiano doesn’t want us to run it again because it’s time and all that. But when the quarterback wants to run it again so he can be perfect, that’s a big testament to him turning into a leader and trying to lead this offense as a quarterback.”
Have you seen quarterbacks do that before, Donald?
“Yeah, I have. But for a rookie, I haven’t,” Penn said. “Not from a rookie, for a rookie, big testament, big statement.”
Hmm, Penn played with a couple of other rookie quarterbacks in Josh Johnson and sleepy, leaky Josh Freeman.
Now Joe knows the NFL is filled with hard workers and perfectionists. That doesn’t make someone a good player. But it usually means they’ll fulfill their potential.