College coach says Glennon’s game is more suited to the NFL

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Former North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon doesn’t have the same kind of college football pedigree as some of the better known quarterbacks in this year’s draft, like Geno Smith and Matt Barkley. But Glennon may have an ideal skill set for a team that plays an old-fashioned NFL offense that emphasizes pocket passing.

That’s what former North Carolina State offensive coordinator Dana Bible told the News & Observer: What the tall, strong-armed Glennon does is what NFL teams need a quarterback to do.

His skill set is made for Sunday,” Bible said. “Like anything else, there’s an evolution to our game but in the end it comes down [to] can you make throws under duress. You’ve got less than three seconds and somebody’s trying to knock you down and you’ve got put a throw 28 yards down the field on the money. Mike has shown he can do that.”

Glennon says he will play golf today and “hope my name will be called at night.” At this point, it would be an upset if Glennon’s name is called tonight. But the team that drafts him may find that it has a quarterback who’s more NFL-ready than some of the quarterbacks drafted ahead of him.

16 responses to “College coach says Glennon’s game is more suited to the NFL

  1. In other words, he “could” be this year’s Russell Wilson. That’s what RW brought to the table, an NFL readiness that impressed the likes of Schneider and Carroll. Good in the clutch? So was RW in his rookie year. Most unflappable QB, I’ve ever seen, on any team, and only a rook.

    This isn’t a “team” post, only a comparison of players. Is it ironic that both have NC State in their backgrounds? Maybe the scouts should take a closer look at those coaches.

  2. UPSET if he’s picked tonight? Who would be upset? The draft “experts”? I’m sure his mom would be psyched … or at least not as upset as Glennon himself for never getting the invitation to the Honey Badger party.

  3. If you watched NC State play this past season or the season before at all, you would know that Glennon is nowhere comparable to Russell. Not in terms of size, athleticism or leadership.

    Glennon is only being hyped because he is coached by the same person that coached Matt Ryan in college, and he has the body of a traditional NFL quarterback. NC State was terrible this past season and Glennon never showed any promise besides practice to show he should have replaced Russell as the starter.

    Tom O’Brien should have been canned the moment Russell went to the Rose Bowl and NC State failed to make a bowl game in 2011.

  4. dcsween says:
    Apr 25, 2013 3:13 PM
    UPSET if he’s picked tonight? Who would be upset? The draft “experts”? I’m sure his mom would be psyched … or at least not as upset as Glennon himself for never getting the invitation to the Honey Badger party.

    Are you being sarcastic? You do understand the difference in meaning between “it would be an upset” and “he would be upset”, right?

  5. Watched Glennon play in one of the post-season all-star games. Very strong, accurate arm with nice touch on the ball. Impressed with his ability to move for a QB his size. Seems to play with poise as well.

  6. Reminds me of Joe Flacco coming out of college. Huge arm, both are about the same size. Flacco is probably a bit more athletic (remember his 40 reception his rookie year?), while Glennon is a bit more of a statue.

  7. You see the “former” in front of this guy’s title, which will be what precedes anyone who expects Glennon to be his QB. I don’t even think this stiff is worthy of being an NFL backup.

  8. bigbenh8tr, Glennon showed tremendous promise, you don’t throw for over 3,000 yards in consecutive seasons without skills. Unfortunately he had a set of receivers this past season that dropped 42 passes, think about that, 42! And State did go to a bowl game in 2011, the Belk Bowl, where they easily dispatched a young but talented Louisville team. You really should not comment on sports that you know very little about. Maybe you should focus on crotchet, or cross stitch.

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