McCown’s Leadership Blows Away CoachesJune 3rd, 2014
Joe almost finds it silly when he hears people talking about how Mike Glennon could win the Bucs’ starting quarterback job for opening day.
This is Josh McCown’s offense. Just listen to his coaches after today’s practice at One Buc Palace.
QB coach Marcus Arroyo even mentioned that McCown has been tweaking the offense.
“He’s a 12-year vet who knows a lot about himself and how to get things done in this league,” Arroyo said. “We’ve got some subtle things in our offense that he had to tweak and change that we did. And he did a great job doing it. He’s a high-profile QB who’s able to translate that stuff right away. There are subtle things that we’ve done that he’s done and we’ve done to fit what we’re asking him to do.
“You judge leadership by influence. And really it’s how collectively does a guy walk on the field and you can feel that collective aura, the influence [McCown's] got on guys. When he talks about guys when we’re not there, when he grabs the room together, when he’s watching film [on his own] with guys. When he’s got questions [that he brings] to a meeting. All the things that make a guy a pro, he has. And those things come out right away, as soon as you meet him, as soon as you work with him.”
This afternoon, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford also said “McCown is one of the truest professionals I’ve ever been around, I mean as far as just an unbelievable leader, so knowledgeable. Puts in extra hours every day, you know, studying film.”
Joe’s not saying the Bucs are down on Glennon. He’s still the “quarterback of the future.” The Bucs’ brass loves them some No. 8.
But it’s McCown’s team all the way — until it isn’t.