“Like Having A New Toy”October 28th, 2013
Today the leader of the New Schiano Order explained one reason why the Bucs are throwing the ball so much, busting records for passing attempts for rookie quarterbacks.
In part, it’s because Mike Glennon plays so maturely. But that’s not good for Glennon, Schiano said today at his afternoon news conference.
“I think we’ve put Mike in a bad spot, you know. We’re throwing the ball, he’s throwing too many passes,” Schiano said. “And even last game, you say, ‘Well at the end of the game we had to throw every.’ Yeah, we did. But within the first three quarters we should have ran the ball more. And I’m disappointed in myself for not making sure that happened.
“We shouldn’t put him in that spot as coaches. So we’ve re-evaluated that and we’re going to try to play a little more balanced. You know, I think what happens is we are very comfortable with the way Mike reads things out. So it gets you excited and you want to do things. It’s like having a new toy. But, you know, it’s not the best thing, I don’t think, for us winning football games.”
Schiano took a moment in between those quotes to make it clear he wasn’t being critical of playcalling, though it surely sounded that way to Joe.
As for Glennon being a new toy, well, Joe’s not sure what to make of that. If Glennon is that good at reading the field, then it’s a darn shame the Bucs have so few talented receivers to throw to now. If the Bucs’ brass feels that way, then Joe wouldn’t be surprised by the Bucs trading for a receiver before tomorrow’s NFL trade deadline.