Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Marrone on Glenn's year-end stats: 'Holy Cow!'


Halfway through last season, coach Doug Marrone said no news was good news when it came to left tackle Cordy Glenn, stating the 24-year-old was having "a pretty good year."

After a full evaluation, he had stronger words than that to describe Glenn's work on the blind side.

"I didn't realize until the end of the season how many sacks he had given up," Marrone said last week, via Tim Graham of The Buffalo News. "I'm, like, 'Holy cow!'"

Let's be clear, that was elation coming from the sophomore coach, not disappointment. Glenn's performance put him just outside the top 10 among all left tackles last year, according to Pro Football Focus, and only Dallas's Tyron Smith allowed fewer sacks.

According to Graham, the third-year lineman avoided the eyes of the referees, as well. He knocked his penalties down significantly from his first season and was called for only one false start all year.

Marrone said efforts such as Glenn's deserve recognition.

"I never want to be that coach -- I try not to be -- that takes things or players for granted," he said. "That was important for me. So as soon as I found that out I went up to him and said, 'Hey, that's a great job, and we really appreciate it. We're thankful for it.'"

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