Gruden: Glennon Throws With Historic EaseSeptember 28th, 2013
Good Ol’ Chucky loves every football player, but Joe’s surely not going to urinate on the words of praise Jon Gruden has for rookie Bucs gunslinger Mike Glennon. Chucky said Glennon may be the smoothest
Chucky spent many hours of film preparation for his annual BSPN special on soon-to-be-drafted quarterbacks, and he recalled recently the ways in which Glennon was elite. NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas shared yesterday.
“When I worked with Glennon, I told him there are some things he did better than anyone else in college football last year,’’ Gruden said. “Specifically, he can flat-out drive the football. The guy can absolutely hum it. Glennon can throw the ball to the wide side of the field effortlessly. In college, with the wider hashmarks, when you throw the ball to the wide side of the field, it’s a big-time throw. In fact, there are some programs that don’t even attempt it — they don’t even bother asking a QB to attempt a wide-side throw down the field. That’s not the case with Glennon.
“This guy can make some really difficult down-the-field throws. If you watch the camp session with Glennon, you’ll see we went through a “Fox Two XY Hook.” I coached that pattern for 18 years. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a QB at any level throw it with the ease Glennon can. Brett Favre threw a certain second-reaction post, by my count, about four times in his career. I saw Glennon throw it four times last season.”
Chucky picked the Bucs to win the NFC South, and given this scouting on Glennon, perhaps Bucs fans will be uplifted with renewed up of turning an 0-3 start into something special.
Joe wonders how Chucky will eventually scout Josh Freeman for BSPN in some sort of “where-can-Freeman-fit” feature? Ironically, Freeman was dominant in 2010 running Chucky’s playbook under Greg Olson. (Yes, that was Chucky’s playbook. Earnest Graham detailed that to Joe.)