Lovie: Three Quarterbacks UnneccessaryMay 13th, 2014
Lovie went deep into his draft-day mindset and decisions this morning on WDAE-AM 620. Of course, the subject of quarterback came up, and it spelled doom for the burgeoning Brett Smith cheerleading section, and reinforced the Mike Glennon Mob euphoria.
“I just don’t think you need three good quarterbacks on the roster,” Lovie said.
“I made it clear right away that Josh McCown is our starter, which he is. And hopefully for quite a few years he will be. And I said I really like Mike Glennon. Mike’s a young player coming up. In an ideal situation you don’t want young players to have to come in and start right away, you want them to be around an established veteran,” Lovie continued
“This is the best situation for Mike Glennon to be in. He is our quarterback of the future. He’ll play, you know, for us some day and he’ll play good football. But there’s a progression you have to go through.”
Lovie went on to say McCown, Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David all have to win their starting jobs, so nothing is etched in stone in May.
More interview highlights:
On third-round pick, running back Charles Sims: We like the potential of Charles. We thought he brought something different to the running back position. And I’m talking about as a pass catcher in the backfield and splitting him out wide. … As long as you have different flavors to your running backs, there’s a place for all of those guys to be able to play.
On big receivers and tight ends: The average defensive back in the league is 5-10, 5-10 1/2. So you do have an advantage when you can have two receivers over 6-5 and a tight end over 6-6, whatever. And not just the red zone. … And then if you have great players like that with great vertical [leaps] … that is a weapon. Chicago did have success with it last year, and of course Josh knows how to throw the ball to big receivers.
Enjoy the entire Lovie interview below: