“Pinpoint Passes” On DisplayMay 24th, 2014
One of the hardest Greg Schiano slaps at Josh Freeman and, simultaneously, one of his greatest praises of Mike Glennon, came when Schiano explained how Glennon was making receivers better because he’s so darn accurate.
Schiano said it would take Bucs receivers time to adjust to such precision and greatness.
New Bucs Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner sees what precise passing brings in Bucs practices, but Verner says he’s seeing it from Josh McCown.
Speaking to SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Verner talked about the Bucs’ journeyman turned starting QB.
“I don’t think you saw from him last year was a fluke or a one time thing,” Verner said of McCown. “I think he’s very poised, very smart quarterback. You see him taking charge. The times that I’ve talked to guys on the offense they just say he just knows what’s going on. He knows where people are supposed to be. And they’re putting tools around him to be successful. So, I mean, he’s a great guy off the field, and he’s a real good quarterback. You see him with pinpoint passes. He’s throwing it out of breaks real well. He’s [finding] people open, and he’s not making terrible decisions. He’s being real smart with the football and that’s what we want.”
As Joe’s written previously, much to the chagrin of the Mike Glennon Mob, McCown is the man. He’s the guy. He’s 100 percent the opening day starter, barring injury.
Joe’s glad to hear McCown is looking sharp — from a guy who’s studying him on the other side of the ball. A solid season from McCown could mean a true return of the Bucs to the “relevant” status Lovie Smith is seeking in 2014.