Coach: Glennon “Arm Strength Is Good, Above Average”June 3rd, 2014
One man’s “cannon” is another man’s “good, above average” arm.
Life is about interpretation, for sure.
Before players reported to camp in early April, Bucs quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo told Joe he couldn’t wait to get Mike Gelnnon on the field to show him a few technique adjustments that likely would help Glennon immediately, based on Glennon’s 2013 game film.
Mission accomplished? Arroyo wasn’t offering Joe details on that today. But Arroyo told Joe today that Glennon is “exactly” what Bucs coaches hoped he would be before players arrived in early April.
Film of Glennon’s quick release, strong arm and good “body language” of a leader and learner, Arroyo said, translated onto the practice fields and into the meeting rooms of the new regime.
Pressed for specifics, Arroyo stopped short of saying Glennon has the “cannon” general manager Jason Licht and center Evan Dietrich-Smith have referenced.
“On the field, the stuff that sticks out obviously on tape that’s easiest is the way he can make decisions with the ball. He’s obviously youthful in his experience in the NFL, but he’s got some things that we can build on that are really special,” Arroyo said. “I think his arm strength is good, above average, and he’s able to put the ball in tight spaces. He’s got quick release. For a long lever guy, sometimes that’s tough. But he does.”
Yes, the Bucs love their backup quarterback. A strong backup is somewhat of a rarity in the NFL, and the Bucs have a good one.