Glennon Factor In Effect For Week 3

July 10th, 2018

It’s easy to be optimistic that the Bucs will win one of their first three games this season.

There’s even enough meat on the bone to make a staunch Bucs-fan pessimist think twice. 

Perhaps Joe’s favorite nugget out there revolves around the Bucs’ Week 3 opponent, the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, the team Tampa Bay will face at home on Monday Night Football.

Last year in Week 3, Pittsburgh traveled to Chicago and lost 23-17 to the ex-Bucs QB Mike Glennon and the Bears. Chicago running backs ran the ball down the Steelers’ throat, notching 35 carries for 218 yards. Glennon was 15-for-22 for 101 yards and a touchdown as Chicago blew a 17-7 halftime lead and won in overtime.

So why exactly can’t the Bucs do the same thing — with a better quarterback under center in Ryan Fitzpatrick and likely more talent on the field than the 2017 Bears?

Packers backup Brett Hundley also torched the Steelers last season, and Baltimore dropped 38 points on them before Jacksonville rung up 45 points on a sloppy Pittsburgh defense in the playoffs in January.

Man, it’s a great day for the optimists.

23 Responses to “Glennon Factor In Effect For Week 3”

  1. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Optimism rules!

  2. AlteredEgo Says:

    3-0… only way to think… I really don’t get those rolling over so easy…

  3. Reality_43 Says:

    Really it comes down to how easy Antonio Brown is able to stretch the field. I think Brent Grimes might match up with him pretty well and if not, lets hope Carlton Davis can bump and run him. I think JPP will play Leveon Bell pretty well on his side with screens, and they shoud stop the run so who knows man. The Bucs could blow out the Steelers honestly.

  4. Waterboy Says:

    Normally I like to think I take a realistic view towards the Bucs that some people view as pessimistic but I actually EXPECT the Bucs to win at least 1 of the first 3 games if not more. I’d be surprised to see them go 0-3. At this point in his career Jameis hasn’t shown me that he’s a big enough factor that the team can’t survive without him. I definitely wouldn’t want Fitzpatrick long-term but think he’s decent enough to get them thru a short stretch of games.

  5. Robert Says:

    I’m optimistic now that fitz is starting, heck yeah!

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Amen stpete!
    We need to stop acting like we can’t beat these football teams, PERIOD! With or without JW, we can and we WILL. If you just accept that we’re going to lose, why bother?! Just, why?!
    All it takes is one bounce, or one mistake. Better yet, maybe we just flat out out-play them!

  7. m0j0 Says:

    Fitz is whily and knows how to move the chains. Bucs might not score big, but if the defense improves, they have a chance to win early and often.

  8. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Well at least we didn’t trade for McCoy. That’s going to be a zoo.

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    Reality check…..we ain’t winning none of those games. Steelers do play down to their competition and still pull off game winning drives when they need it and that’s the worse position to put this defense in…. Game winning close out situations.

    Optimistic…..Maybe we get lucky and have GMC give us a clutch play for once

  10. JameISNOT Says:

    The Bucs will beat the Eagles in week two and later The Bro won. This will be their only two games they win all year. That is unless they play a locked playoff team at the end of the year that does dress their stars.

  11. Trench War Says:

    2-1 is not unthinkable ..we can beat the Saints and Steelers who actually have average to weak defenses. It’s the Saints and Steelers offenses that usually bail them out so if we can stifle their offenses we should be able to move the ball on their defenses and keep those games close till the end. Then with a little luck, “voila” an upset. Go Bucs!

  12. Andrew Says:

    DeMarco murray?

  13. BrianBucs Says:

    The Jags showed everybody how to beat the Steelers last year as they did it twice.

  14. Couch Fan Says:

    Fitz? A better QB? LMAO. Joe just cant stop saying stupid things when it comes to Glennon.

  15. Donuts Says:


    I am pretty sure the comparison was Fitz v Glennon. Stop being so defensive of #3. He will get his chance in week 4 or 6 to lead this team. He is very lucky to be in the NFL and I for one hope this offseason and his new baby bring him to manhood and a new level of maturity as an NFL QB.

  16. Donuts Says:


    Maybe it’s me that misread your comment? Sorry.

  17. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Who woulda thought four years ago Mike Glennon’ s name would still pop up on a Bucs website? 😂

  18. Couch Fan Says:

    No problem Donuts

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Lamarcus- By your logic, why bother watching the games. Heck, just send the team plane over to New Orleans with some cardboard cutouts and a letter of congratulations. We could just photo-copy the whole thing and put the cut-outs on the field for the next 2 games! Who would notice?!
    You really believe that ONE player is going to dictate whether we win or lose those games? Just as a reference, JW won 3 games last year out of what, 13 that he played. Fitz won 2 games out of 3 he played. Percentages say that we have a chance with Fitz in those 3 games.
    We will win or lose as a team. The Bucs are bigger than ONE player.

  20. Roy T. Buford Says:

    No reason the Bucs can’t win any one of, or all three of those games.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Glennon has the Steeler’s number…..he beat them at their house when they had an 8 point lead in the 4th……they hadn’t lost in 50 something games when holding an 8 or more point lead…

    Mike the Steeler killer…….

  22. Dapostman Says:

    Pittsburgh is known to look past an easy win early in the season. If I’m not mistaken this game falls between KC and Balt for them. Throw in Monday night in Tampa and all signs point to a Bucs win.

  23. SteelStudBuc Says:

    What? An optimistic approach?