By Tom Krasniqi
New Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown has no problem tutoring Mike Glennon. In fact, he's embracing the role and has high hopes for the second year QB.
"My hope is that one day, Mike Glennon will be a Hall of Famer," McCown said on Tuesday as the the team continued OTAs.
Whoa. Hall of Famer? That's high praise. McCown continued to gush about Glennon's skill set.
"He throws the ball well," McCown said of Glennon. "His arm strength is obviously well above average. He can spin it."
McCown realizes that at age 34, he's not the future. But he's the starting quarterback of the Bucs right now. Head coach Lovie Smith raised a few eyebrows the night of the draft when the team passed on Johnny Manziel and anointed Glennon as the "quarterback of the future."
As for the all offense draft, McCown couldn't control his excitement over the selections of WR Mike Evans and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the first two rounds. It's very similar to what McCown had last year in Chicago with WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey along with TE Martellus Bennett. It should provide matchup problems for the opposing defense.
"So far on paper, it looks very similar," McCown said of the Bucs offense mirroring the Bears offense that he worked with a season ago. "Obviously for me, I would be lying if I said there wasn't a comfort zone in that."
Evans is 6-5. Vincent Jackson is 6-5 and Seferian-Jenkins is 6-6. Bucs center Evan Dietrich Smith had a message for opposing defenses trying to defend them.
"I say God bless them trying to cover those guys. Good for us....bad for the rest of the division," Dietrich-Smith opined.
Bucs fans certainly hope so.