Glennon Treasures His Chucky Lessons

November 7th, 2013

“Are you kiddin’ me? My asparagus last night was thicker and stronger than this Glennon kid. But don’t let that fool you, he’s got a rifle and he’s got the smarts of a Peyton Manning. They say he’s a statue? I say he moved better in Seattle than anything Brian Greezy did in eight years. And Greezy knew how to win a damn ball game.”

That fancy ESPN special with Jon Gruden sitting down with potential NFL quarterbacks before the NFL Draft? Well, Mike Glennon told Joe yesterday that it was five hours of study time with Chucky condensed into 20 minutes of TV fun.

Joe asked Glennon about that experience and meeting again with Chucky this weekend, as is typical for all quarterbacks starting on the Monday Night Football stage.

No. 8 is looking forward to it.

“It will be interesting to meet with him again to hear what he has to say because he’s, obviously, an extremely smart football guy and has been around the game for a while and has coached some good quarterbacks. So it’ll be nice to see him again,” Glennon said.

Glennon said there were nuances Chucky showed him that “caught my attention.”

“When you see that notebook out there, we really are taking notes and stuff. It’s not just for show. I still have that notebook,” Glennon said.

It’ll be interesting to hear how Chucky gushes over Glennon on Monday night. It’s likely than he’ll heap on even more love than he did six weeks ago, when he compared Glennon and Brett Favre.

“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.”

15 Responses to “Glennon Treasures His Chucky Lessons”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Please come back to Tampa Jon….I’m sorry for ever calling for your head. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU KNOW YOU WANNA CHANCE TO COACH THIS ROSTER MAN….DON’T RUN FROM IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. joseph mamma Says:

    No, no, no that’s all wrong because Shaun King said he had a weak arm and that’s why he has to dink and dunk all the time. King and his brilliant analysis is wrong again.

  3. Bucks_Sam Says:

    Say what you want about everyone, it’s clear Glennon has the ability to be a big time NFL QB. He’s making plays that I don’t think we’ve ever seen in Tampa.

    If the Seattle game is any indication (123 QB ratings against one of the best of not the best Def….) Gruden just might be on to something.

    Man… Gruden back where he belongs in Pewter with a young big arm QB….

  4. Northend Says:

    Great,next year when Gruden part Duex is back he will have his guy .

  5. Bobby Says:

    That caption was hilarious! “My asparagus was thicker and stronger than this kid.” LOL!

  6. JonBuc Says:

    Gruden ain’t coming back to Tampa ( I wish he would ). My $ is on Dallas once they fold down the stretch or perhaps Miami if Bullygate continues to spiral out of control.

  7. MadMax Says:

    AAhhhhhhhh!!!! I love it that Glennon is progressing! Yes, theres more work, but he’s a rookie, so give it time. All the posts I made saying this could be our guy and we needed him over Freeman…..yep, feels about right. But now we need new coaches, and O line help. thats why Im ok with losing all or maybe win one (Monday night), and use that pick to snatch Matthews or Lewan.

  8. satchel page Says:

    So did he forget how to throw the ball down field or is this coaching staff restricting him??

  9. Couch Fan Says:

    So he can throw the deep ball? But the couch GMs here say otherwise.

  10. JamesrunningWilder Says:

    Tom Brady & Drew Brees BOTH had problems throwing the Ball Deep Early in their Career. No, I am NOT Saying Glennon is Either of those Guys BUT they Did get Better at it as they refined their Technique and adjusted to NFL Game Speed. Glennon’s Rookie Numbers (he’s played 5 games so far) compare Favorably if not Better than Brady’s Second Season (he sat his rookie year) with Less Games Played than Brady. Let’s be Patient.

  11. Tomcin Says:

    Chucky, we need you. Come back please & lead us to another SUPER BOWL. Wake up Glasers & admit you were wrong firing Chucky & get him back.

  12. Upgrayedd Says:

    I remember watching that. After the commercial break, Glennon didnt show up for the second half… He couldnt Finish the damn show!

  13. chickster Says:

    Glennon is just good enough for us to have a bad season next year as well and I cant stand to watch the end of these games and we are just not a good team right now for whatever reason and its exhausting being a buc fan

  14. Eric Says:

    Someone translate that football talk for Schiano.

  15. Splengo Says:

    And Chucky treasures every QB he ever met!