Wednesday, November 13, 2013

For Bills tackle Glenn, no news is good news


Plenty has been said about the left side of the Bills' offensive line this season. Left tackle Cordy Glenn's name, however, hasn't been part of that conversation — for good reason.

The 24-year-old put together a respectable rookie season last year, starting 13 games while allowing six sacks and nine QB hurries. His efforts earned him the full-time role this year, where he's been a positive on Buffalo's blind side.

As far as coach Doug Marrone is concerned, no news is good news for Glenn.

"As long as you guys don’t ask me questions about him that means he’s playing well," Marrone said, via ". . . I really think personally he can play a lot better, I think he knows that.

"To a point where there are some things that occur that I think he will do a better job and I think that he’s working hard toward that, but again when you’re a left tackle and nobody is really talking about you, that’s a pretty good year."

ProFootballFocus has Glenn ranked as the ninth overall best left tackle so far this season, as he's allowed only one sack despite the team's instability at quarterback. 

Glenn's acumen in protection schemes will be put to the test this coming weekend, as he'll be up against a Jets defense that gave the Bills' offense plenty of trouble in Week 3, tallying eight of its 27 total sacks en route to a 27-20 win. In his first matchup against Gang Green, Glenn took all the snaps at left tackle and surrendered only one QB hurry.

He'll be dealing with Sheldon Richardon, who's been putting together a potential award-winning rookie year for New York, along with linebackers David Harris and Calvin Pace, who have combined for seven sacks and three forced fumbles.

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