Pulling And PushingMay 20th, 2014
One reason Bucs coach Lovie Smith has fallen in love with Josh McCown isn’t because he will confuse Bucs fans with Joe Montana. But Lovie believes what McCown does off the field is as important as what he does on it.
Lovie always gushes about McCown. And one of the reasons he brought McCown to Tampa Bay, aside from to be the starting quarterback, of course, was to be a big brother of sorts to backup quarterback Mike Glennon. Try to be Glennon’s unofficial coach.
Something must be going right because Glennon admitted today the Bucs assured him before the draft he would not be traded. McCown told Joe today after the Bucs’ OTA open practice that Glennon is a dream to work with.
“Mike soaks everything up,” McCown said. “He asks great question all the time. He loves the game and wants to get better and that is all you can ask for from any young player. It is impressive to have a guy like that around. I enjoy every day coming to work with that guy.
“He lines up and makes throws; that is exactly what I think you want from your position groups: guys pushing and pulling. Older guys pulling the younger guys along and the younger guys pushing the older guys. It’s a good relationship with us and our ultimate goal is to make the team better.”
That’s good to know. Look, a lot of quarterbacks would have been so PO’ed about a new coach bringing in a starting quarterback, they would have pouted and stomped their feet and likely demanded a trade or an outright release.
Instead, Glennon appears to have put his proverbial nose to the grindstone. That’s pretty cool.