The intensity of the NFL isn't something you can just drop and pick up again, at the drop of a hat. Getting injured, lost momentum for him, and rather than a rookie 'wall', I think he just hasn't re-adjusted quickly enough. The experience of having to do so will also help, and it would seem that after the Seahawks game, where he had his worst game for us, he started to pick things up again against Miami. He will probably be 'back to normal' by Sunday.
Put simply, he's done a terrific job for us, and still has great potential going forward. An absolute steal in the 2nd round, and Nix did a great job in selecting him there. Nix actually likened him to Marcus McNeil, both in terms of ability, and the same sort of situation in respect of drafting him. Nix has been confident all along in Glenn's ability as a Tackle.
People should understand that the name on the front of the uniform is more important than the one on the back.
Why bother drafting worse players than you already have on your roster?
The Ignore List is your friend.
I think he needs to work on his pass protection against speedy edge rushers but he holds up better to the bull rush and he is a road grader in the run game. Taking over as the LT in his rookie season I would say he did better than I thought he would. I didnt think he was coordinated enough to play LT in the NFL and I thought he would play at RT or RG. It's Hairston that I am now wondering about because his play was not even close to how he did in the 2011-2012 season. I still get a little nervous that Wood gets a leg injury and looses another season. I was glad to see him back last Sunday and it definitely showed with better protection against Miami but man, he does make me nervous.
Glenn good LT
He's been one of our best players. Still going to wait to see how he performs in Year 2 before I call him a Pro Bowl player.
Cordy Glenn has a lot of talent, but Joeckel would be very hard to pass up in this draft. We need a RT as well, so you draft Joeckel, and your OT's are set. Right now our offense may hide our OT's a little, Proof is that Bell went from one of the top graded LT's in the NFL to not even active for games in Philly.
I dont know if Glenn is one of those shut down LT's in pass pro, I know we need a starting RT, I like Hairston as our 3rd OT, can sub in at LT or RT. IMO for Glenn to reach his full potential at LT he would have to drop 20lbs.
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He was a 2nd round draft pick, that started at Left Tackle in the NFL.
That is a huge success. Did he have some struggles, sure. But all rookie OTs do. Even Top 5 draft picks.
But ultimately I think you will see either a defensive end or DT on the board at the same time. I see Buddy going with one of them over the OT. Buddy likes what he has in Cordy Glenn, Chris Hairston, and Erik Pears. With Zebrie and Sam Young as depth.