“McGloin lost his last five starts as a rookie and has played sparingly since. But Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is impressed with McGloin’s tape.
“Right now I see him as a gunslinger,” Harris said of McGloin. “From the past and watching him play, he doesn’t have any fear. He can fit the ball into coverage. That’s something I’ve seen from him in the past.”
The sideline throw that Matt McGloin made to Amari Cooper in the fourth quarter on Saturday did more than seal the Oakland Raiders’ 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
It also sparked an instant chemistry between the new Raiders starting quarterback and the Pro Bowl receiver.
“It’s really huge,” Cooper said Wednesday, “the fact that he trusts me to put the ball up there, allowed me to make a play like that. It just shows his confidence in me.”
“He’s going to be a great leader,” Alexander said. “He leads men. You can feel it when he gets in the huddle, the presence he has. He’s a natural guy who’s meant to play quarterback.”
“It’s tough to compare. First off, Jeff Hostelter is a better quarterback than Matt McGloin . . . McGloin, I like a lot of things about him. I know a lot about him, I’ve watched almost all of his throws in preseason. But the gap between Derek Carr and Matt McGloin [is bigger] than it was with me and Jeff Hostetler, that’s for sure.”
“It’s going to be rough. I expect it to be rough, I really do. The Raider defense is going to have to be outstanding.”
Raider fans still have hope that Matt McGloin can carry on what Derek Carr started. They can read all the articles and opinions that remind us of how much Matt McGloin has overcome. The problem is, he has started and he went 1-5. The good news, I guess, is that his one win was against Kubiak.
It is unsettling when Rookie Vadal Alexander, an offensive lineman, telling us how good McGloin is, only to two-time Super Bowl winning QB Phil Simms, who tells us that he is going to have a bad day. But, what does he know, he isn’t even a hall of famer.