“Have To Recognize What Your Quarterback Is”December 26th, 2013
In this CBSSports.com video preview of the Bucs-Saints game Sunday, NFL insider Pat Kirwan, the former Jets personnel chief and linebackers coach, seems stunned that Greg Schiano’s job might be in jeopardy. Kirwan reveals he’s heard new intelligence this week that blindsided him.
Kirwan endorsed a Schiano return, though he wasn’t robust about it. Under that scenario, Kirwan claims the Bucs “have to recognize what your quarterback is” and revive their offensive line.
Kirwan said, “they’re not going back in the draft; they like Glennon,” and Kirwan wants to see the Bucs not only focus on acquiring offensive talent in the offseason but perhaps change the offense.
What Joe can’t stomach is all the love for Glennon to the point where it seems the New Schiano Order might be willing to anoint him as “The Man.” Glennon’s body of work is a very tough sell when there’s going to be a 2014 draft rich in quarterback talent and the Bucs likely will be sitting with a top-6 draft pick.
For the sake of argument, Joe’s going to rule out the availability of a good veteran starting QB. Then why wouldn’t the Bucs draft a QB in the first round if they grade a QB as such? Is competition and talent such a bad thing at the quarterback position?
If the Bucs signed a QB in the first round, then he’d likely get a five-year, $25 million contract, per the NFL labor agreement. Glennon has three years remaining at about $800,000 per. The Bucs would still be spending relatively little money at the position.
Like Kirwan said, though his implication was different, “you have to recognize what your quarterback is.”