Peterson: Glennon Telegraphed PassSeptember 29th, 2013
With the Bucs leading 10-3 late in the fourth quarter star Desert Rats cornerback Patrick Peterson picked off Bucs rookie quarterback Mike Glennon to set up a short touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald to tie the game at 10-10.
The play was something Peterson said he had been expecting all day and his patience paid off when Glennon gave him his turkey dinner complete with trimmings all on a silver platter, Peterson said.
“I thought we did a great job of not letting them out and defense being smart, keeping our eyes on our keys, making sure we know what routes and things they wanted to do off the things – the way they lined up,” Peterson said.”We saw that route almost every day of the week this week and it finally paid off. The quarterback, he was telegraphing the throw, he was looking at Vincent [Jackson] pretty much the whole time and I undercut the route and made a huge interception for this Arizona Cardinal team to help that momentum shift for us to go out and get the W.
“You work hard, really hard, on that route [on his first interception] all week and it finally paid off. I had my eyes in the backfield for a little bit so I saw the quarterback looking my way. He’s a young quarterback, so he’s going to telegraph his throws and once Vincent [Jackson] made the break, I kind of undercut it and I became the receiver and made a play on the ball. “
Well, that is what happens when you start a rookie quarterback. He does rookie things, makes rookie mistakes.
Look, Joe understands why Bucs commander Greg Schiano benched now defrocked franchise quarterback Josh Freeman. But to overcome the mistakes a rookie like Glennon will make, the offense has to build a buffer, play well enough so they can overcome them.
The Bucs offense did not.