College “Issues” Following GlennonOctober 23rd, 2013
NFL Draft guru and color analyst on Thursday Night Football, Mike Mayock, has put in loads of homework on Mike Glennon, including watching every throw of the Bucs’ quarterback this season.
Speaking on WDAE-AM 620 this morning, Mayock said he needs to see more of Glennon before labeling him a bust as a starter or a franchise quarterback prospect. Mayock said Glennon’s performance has been predictable — rookie mistakes mixed in with positives.
“The two big issues for him now are exactly what they were coming out of N.C. State: lack of mobility and a release. How quickly can he get the ball out of his hands,” Mayock said. “It’s one thing when you’re Matt Ryan and you can’t run fast but at least you can slide and move in the pocket. That’s what this kid has to show he can do.”
In three games, Glennon has two intentional grounding calls against him and one pass over the line of scrimmage. Clearly, he’s uncomfortable on the move. Somehow, the Bucs must find a way to coach those mistakes out of him. It’ll be interesting to see if Glennon can evolve and grow faster than defenses adjust to him.
Mayock’s full interview is below. Mayock also explains that he sees absolutely no quit in the Bucs on film.