Glennon Watching And The Smell Of Football

May 3rd, 2013

While rookie minicamp practice is far from exciting, for Joe there’s nothing quite like breathing in the sweet smells of football on fresh cut at grass One Buc Palace — in May.

The New Schiano Order returned to the practice fields today with the Bucs’ latest draft picks, undrafted free agents and loads of tryout players.

Joe took some notes.

*Quarterback Mike Glennon, and current QB sidekick hopeful Robert Marve, got lots of Greg Schiano’s attention. The head coach did plenty of studying standing alone, as Glennon and Marve went through all kinds of drills. Glennon’s got a big league arm and surely seemed pretty darn accurate this afternoon. What that all means in shorts and a helmet tossing to receivers with little or no coverage isn’t much.

*New wide receivers coach John Garrett seems to be a pretty lively, in-your-face kind of coach. He’s not exactly wild man P.J. Fleck who Garrett replaced, but Garrett is vocal, barking today at a stable of unimpressive receivers. “Trust your feet.” … “Don’t look at the ground.” … “Eyes up.” … “Run out of it. Don’t sprint out of it.” At one point, tryout wide receiver Terriun Crump, out of Western Illinois, slipped in a route, and Garrett barked at him, “You’re getting tired.” Garrett seems to be a real big footwork guy, more so than Joe remembers out of Fleck. Of course, Joe only got a one-afternoon sample today.

*Joe felt bad for tryout wide receiver Kyle Fisher out of Bloomsburg. The kid dropped two passes and juggled another one badly.

*Secondary drills were interesting. During an interception return drill, Johnthan Banks didn’t look to have a lot of speed. Again, it’s just one catch and run, but his wheels didn’t stand out. Schiano spent a lot of time watching defensive backs, and during that same drill fourth-round pick William Gholston playfully — and intentionally — ran into Schiano in the end zone finishing the play. That drew a big smile from Schiano.

*One standout during extended defensive backs drills was Mason Robinson, a tryout player from Rutgers, who was a punt returner/cornerback in college. Clearly, Robinson knows how to practice at Schiano’s pace, but it’s also clear Robinson had a gear and a burst the other defensive backs didn’t. Whether he can flash as a punt returner is unclear. Another one to watch was big safety Nate Ness. He’s a veteran who played for the Dolphins, Seahawks, (Dolphins again) and Rams before sitting out last season. Also of note was Jerrell Gavins, a rookie cornerback out of Boise State. He’s very fluid and got a lot of praise today for his technique. There’s plenty of opportunity for an undrafted defensive back to make the Bucs squad, so Joe’s keeping an extra eye on these guys. Schiano was doing the same, taking diligent notes.

13 Responses to “Glennon Watching And The Smell Of Football”

  1. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Thank you for the updates Joe, you living the life brotha.
    Whats your opinion of the other young man; undrafted free agent LB Willie Moseley.
    Big darn kid for outside linebacker ehh?

  2. Joe Says:


    Whats your opinion of the other young man; undrafted free agent LB Willie Moseley.

    Joe has none. There were 80 guys out there today. Unless someone did something exceptional or dreadful, Joe didn’t notice it. Let’s just say he didn’t do anything to grab Joe’s attention, bad or good.

  3. MR.T Says:

    looking forward to your comments over the next few days on how these guys impress you or not. Hopefully in our scheme Banks being a little slower than desirable wont be a problem, we’ll see.

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I hear ya, I appreciate the feed back.

  5. ryan Says:

    Gholston sgowing he can have fun was a smart move , @joe how did steven means do ? was he there?

  6. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Keep watching tape of Glennon on youtube guys… you’ll notice his balls are dang near always on the money, chest high, right their for the WRs hands to grab.

  7. MR.T Says:

    Bucs Fan #238

    Agreed, I’ve watched a lot of his tape on Youtube, he shows good accuracy in all 3 ranges. I think we got ourselves a keeper, it will be fun to watch how he develops with the offense we have.

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Asked in an interview with Trey Wingo on ESPN what message the pick sent, Schiano said it sent no message at all.

    “I don’t think any message — there certainly was no message being sent,” Schiano said. “We felt we needed to have quality depth at the quarterback position. Certainly, Mike does that. I really like our setup now: We have Josh as the starter and Mike can learn the offense as a backup.”

  9. Brandon Says:


    May 3rd, 2013 at 7:25 pm
    Thank you for the updates Joe, you living the life brotha.
    Whats your opinion of the other young man; undrafted free agent LB Willie Moseley.
    Big darn kid for outside linebacker ehh?


    Don’t be fooled by the Buc website’s “official” height-weight measurements, they are rarely, if ever, accurate. They have Moseley listed at 6’5 251 but on his Pro Day on March 5th he measured in officially at 6’4 1/4 and 232 lbs.

    I really wish the people that record the roster would try a lot harder to be accurate instead of relying on a player’s college website to get their info as that info is almost never accurate.

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    Yeah, youtube highlights always show how good or bad players are… I watched youtube highlights of QBs that weren’t even drafted and every pass was on target. Amazing those guys weren’t drafted… oh wait, maybe that’s why they call them highlights?

    Go to bleacher report, look for the Glennon scouting report. They’ve got video of the UNC game and the FSU game. If you notice in these game scouting videos, they don’t just show highlights. Glennon threw into the grass at people’s feet, he threw over the head or out of bounds to open WRs… just like other QBs do…

  11. BamBamBuc Says:

    Glennon vs Clemson on YouTube… not impressed there either.

  12. mrexcite Says:


    thanks for the shout out to Kyle Fisher, he is a Cocalico High School product, my town, and he has been busting his ass to get a tryout with the NFL. Wish the results were the opposite, but that you noticed him means a lot to us up here in PA. Thanks again !!

  13. Rutgers fan Says:

    If Mason Robinson did so great, why didn’t they give him a contract. There are alot of famous players in the NFL that started out as tryouts.