Gameday Tampa Bay

August 29th, 2013

Preseason Game 4

Redskins at Bucs

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: Blacked out. WFLA-TV Channel 8 will broadcast the game on a tape-delayed basis Friday at 7:30 p.m. NFL Network will air the game at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM 103.5, and WDAE-AM 620); SiriusXM Channel 132.

Weather: Per Bobby Deskins of WTSP-TV, it looks like a nice night. After a warm afternoon for tailgates, temperatures should drop to 87 degrees at kickoff and continue to decline to the low-80s by the fourth quarter, all under a clear west-central Florida moonlit sky.

Odds: Per, Redskins -1.

Outlook: This game is for the Mike Glennon Mob. The rookie quarterback from North Carolina State and hero to a sizable number of local rabble will get his first start of his young pro career. If he plays well, he could solidify his quest to be a backup to Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman. If Glennon plays well enough, Dan Orlovsky could see his days numbered, as many teams are allergic to carrying three quarterbacks.

Tonight’s game is mostly all about backups, with a couple of exceptions. Can Da’Quan Bowers, who seems to be in the penthouse of Bucs commander Greg Schiano’s doghouse, play well enough to reclaim a starting job that was all but gifted to him, as the Bucs made zero moves prior to training camp in an effort to bolster what was a miserable pass rush.

Also, can Gabe Carimi find the talent that got him an Outland Trophy? With Carl Nicks still down with the toe/MRSA and Davin Joseph only playing one preseason game in his rehab from knee surgery, Carimi’s play bears monitoring. He could very well see a lot of playing time if the aforementioned guards are not yet 100 percent.

Though Joe doubts it, there is always a chance Darrelle Revis could take the field for his first Bucs appearance. That won’t happen, Joe believes, but Schiano has not yet ruled that out.

Additionally, can Mike James establish himself as Doug Martin’s backup with a strong performance, or will it be Brian Leonard or perhaps Peyton Hillis?

These, among many other questions, could be answered tonight.

44 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Is the Mike Glennon Mob racist?


    What,put ur card away man!


    Hey,238,ur thinking of the NBA,WRONG SITE.

  4. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Lets just get it out there and talk it out fellas.

  5. SteveK Says:

    I am located in DC area TV, not to brag, and will be watching the game.

    Sorry to all the other Buc fans out there that can’t watch the game live.

    I hope the blackouts are gone soon, you know Joe(s), when the Buccaneers win the NFC South.

    Give people a reason to pay for the price of admission. Dominick bobble heads or something?

  6. buc4lyfe Says:

    lol i guess you have to write something joe so i get it, this is a great site and i enjoy being here more last year than this offseason because of feeding the media beast. nothing of importance will be decided tonight, theres no way mike james gets that backup job as a rookie of a rutgers guy leonard. only questions of this game are who will get cut and who will be practice squad.

    RG3 had a amazing year like cam newton before his sophmore slump but no one is worried about him playing preseason snaps, at this stage of the game everything important is decided…only teams like the jets would still be trying to decide who the starter is. veterans dont need a high snap count

  7. SteveK Says:


    “Mike Glennon mob” is what again? Perhaps the fans that put all of their faith on the unknown, rather than the unproven?

    Buc fans just want to see a winner, period. There isn’t anyone out there who dislikes Freeman. He seems like one helluva nice guy and he is our QB. I will root for whatever guy is taking the snaps in pewter.

    Can’t we all just get along. We are hear to talk about and witness one thing, Buccaneer victory.

    I am looking forward to seeing the O-Line come out and play better. Our playbook may be vanilla, but we just looked like sh!t out there. Sh!t plays are one thing, but I am referring to a sh!t effort. Drops are lack of concentration. To be the best in this league you need to play your best.

    Coaches oversee things, but players win games. Let’s go Greg, fire up the troops, take a xanax, and get these guys in the right frame of mind to go out and compete.

    Bo Gucs!

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I sincerely hope Gabe Carmini returns to form, and become the sleeper of a pickup I think Spence will be.
    Go Bucs!

  9. Couch Fan Says:


    Anyone that isn’t convinced that Freeman is irreplaceable and state there frustration, called “negativity” from the Freemanites, are part of the “Glennon Mob” and subsequently labeled as “bad fans” by the blind faithful. There is no getting along with them as they constantly whine and cry about other peoples opinions of there man crush… then turn around and say it is the “Haters” who are crying and it is haters who starts these fights.

    Bottom line is, as Joe said, The Glennon Mob is nothing more than people who are fed up of Bad Freeman showing up more often than not.

  10. Couch Fan Says:

    Oh yea and they are the ones who try to get you to believe that the “haters” give the defense a pass when its them that are on every freeman article declaring all his problems are due to the defense. Lol, If I weren’t a Bucs fan I’d still come here every day just to read the craziness.

  11. Morgan Says:

    Skies look threatening….ponchos in hand for me before heading out.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    SteveK Says
    “There isn’t anyone out there who dislikes Freeman.”

    That is a total crock. I have seen a few posters here say they hate Freeman. Not you. Not Couch. But a few.

    Shoot, Thomas and Michelle…oops, I mean Miguel…hate everyone.

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Couch Fan Says: August 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Oh yea and they are the ones who try to get you to believe that the “haters” give the defense a pass when its them that are on every freeman article declaring all his problems are due to the defense.”

    Actually, most of us simply recognize that it isn’t just one person at fault. A “hater” is someone that refuses to accept that other players also affect game results. We don’t claim Freeman is perfect. He obviously has room to grow. We just feel its unfair to give everyone else a pass for poor play.

  14. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Anyone who is unhappy with Bad Freeman showing up so often is an idiot if they believe a rookie QB who wasn’t ranked nearly as highly as Freeman coming out of college is somehow going to step in and be an upgrade. That is the definition of madness.

    Now if you want to talk about drafting a QB in 2014 in the first round or the top half of the second round, I’d be willing to listen. But making Glennon your post-Freeman rebound boyfriend is more than a little weird. It’s blind foolishness.

  15. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Carimi won the Outland playing Right Tackle, which is totally different that playing Left Guard. Will take him some time.

  16. Touchdown Gus Says:

    @couch fan: no. The Glennon mob are the group of individuals that would rather see Freeman fail and Glennon to become the savior of the franchise. These same people are the ones who believe that Glennon gives the bucs a better chance to win than Freeman does right now.

  17. Touchdown Gus Says:

    @buccaneerbonzai don’t forget Free’s a boob

  18. Mike10 Says:

    Great arbitrary pic, thanks joe

  19. Couch Fan Says:

    @TD GUs

    Who would that be exactly? The only ones I’ve seen openly admit to wanting Glennon over Freeman are the same ones who say the dumbest things about anything to do with Bucs… if thats who they are referring to as the Glennon Mob, theres only like 4 people? Lol


    That’s not true at all. You don’t know what I, or anyone else who comment on these articles are thinking. You can’t speak for me or what I think. EVERYONE knows that the defense was bad…. I dont think I’ve heard not one person dispute this all off-season. It’s so obvious that nobody has to talk about it because it should just be common sense… but the lack of us talking about it means we are giving them a pass? Or maybe it’s just that we like to stay on point with what the article is talking about?

    Then we usually get jumped on for posting as what is perceived as negative. That is how most of the fights starts. Of course there are people who come here specifically just to start fights. This is just my opinion anyways.

  20. Splengo Says:

    I wish Mike Glennon was named Mike Lynch, then the mob that screams for him would be called by the name it deserves.

  21. Raphael Says:

    @ touchdown Gus ….lol

  22. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    This Mike Glennon Mob thing is so damn old. Please come up with something else, Joe; this is beneath your quality blog. What’s becoming of this site?

    Joe, I know you love your repetition, but this harks of bunk sensationalism.

  23. Raphael Says:

    For the record Josh Freeman is the best QB in Buc franchise history, and will be for along time . The Great White Hope , Glennon will be a great back up…

  24. Pewter Bullion Says:

    I just want to see a Buc QB throw more consistently accurate passes, quickly get rid of the ball, and anticipate his rcvrs more.

    I want to have confidence that when my QB drops back, he will find the open rcvr more often than not (and will “throw the rcvr open” if need be).

    One of our QB’s have these abilities now. The other QB makes me cringe with doubt whenever he drops back.

    Can you figure out which QB is which from the above???

  25. Raphael Says:

    @ pewter …so you want a perfect qb that completes every pass and never throws an Int…. I don’t think that exist

  26. Couch Fan Says:

    I’m ready for some football!!

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Good Evening-My BUC brothers-Hope everybody family is well and in good thoughs!

    Its ‘s almost time baby. One of my most favorite games of the year. When perceived NObodies get a chance to become SUMbodies.. GO GET IT! (Typical most of the roster spots are set by this time) at changers their lives with one catch, one hit

  28. Mr Lucky Says:

    Personally I think tonight’s game is a waste but I’ll admit to still watching it – yeah I’m NOT in the blackout zone.

    What I’d LIKE to see….

    the O-Line backups actually perform as a unit

    the D-Line get some pressure on the QB

    Mike Glennon look capable so that the Bucs can release Orlasky (I hate wasting a position on a 3 QB)

    I want to see more of Leonard…the second coming of the A-train?????

    As for Josh Freeman – people who read my comments KNOW that I don’t like Freeman of that there’s no secret….HOWEVER,

    Josh Freeman is/will be the starter for the Bucs in 2013

    If Josh gets the team off to a 3-1 start I’ll be exstatic, I’ll be HAPPY with a 2-2 record into the bye.

    1-3 and I’ll be SHOUTING for Glennon to take over after the BYE.

    I HOPE that Freeman proves me wrong. I HOPE that Freeman goes back to his 2010 form.

    I HOPE Josh Freeman can lead the Bucs to a playoff appearance in 2013.

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    smh…Gotta proof read

  30. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    “One of our QB’s have these abilities now. The other QB makes me cringe with doubt whenever he drops back. “

    Yes, we have seen enough to know that Glennon is the much better quarterback. That is the reason Schiano is staking his career on a guy he literally has no reason to in Freeman.

    Does anybody honestly think that if it was even a close competition that Glennon wouldn’t start immediately? Even if Freeman was slightly better right now you would go with your hand picked guy to get him as much experience as possible.

    Glennon was drafted to be a cheap backup and trade bait, primarily. If Freeman unexpectedly fails this season we will be looking at a first round quarterback, not Glennon, in 2014. It is akin to what happened to Jimmy Clausen in Carolina. (Saw someone mention that in another thread.) Glennon will be put in to see what he has if Freeman fails but we will be looking to add a high draft pick quarterback in 2014 if this happens. Freeman literally has to be as bad as he was in 2011 or worse to get benched. In my opinion, he could produce exactly the same as 2012 and keep his job all year long in 2013.

    I am so tired of talking about quarterbacks. I had a whole comment typed out with rankings for all of these “elite” young QBs that have been making the playoffs lately. In short, the Seahawks and 49ers had the number one and number two ranked defenses, respectively. This is in points allowed by the way, not yards.

    TEAMS make the playoffs, not quarterbacks.

  31. Raphael Says:

    Agreed Wcbf ….and defense wins championships !

  32. Splengo Says:

    Mr. Lucky,

    I like the content of your character. At the end of the day you’re a real Buc fan. Peace brother, I’m with you all the way.

  33. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We should have a Top 7 defense this year.

  34. SteveK Says:


    Glennon is more than Clausen.

    Please keep an open mind. It is tough to understand your reasoning for thinking Glennon won’t amount to anything bc he was a third round pick, nonsense.

    Freeman is the undoubted incumbent. He has my support. If Freeman fails to win, then we might as well see what Glennon has.

    Don’t hate on the rookie. It is unbelievably difficult to understand why you think Glennon is nothing, but Freeman is so damn good.

    It is difficult to accept your opinion and disgustingly bias and it has jaded your ability to sit back and just root for our QB.

    May the best man win.

    Russell Wilson had the same coach, same school, same round, just saying.

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Great Hustle LEO!

  36. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Great run Page

  37. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Glennon is more than Clausen.

    Clausen was picked higher in a draft with better quarterbacks. How could you possibly assume he is ANY better than Clausen? Clausen was a projected top ten pick when he entered the draft. Glennon was a projected fifth round pick.

    “It is unbelievably difficult to understand why you think Glennon is nothing, but Freeman is so damn good.”

    Not sure how many ways I can say I don’t think Freeman is “so damn good”. Maybe I should learn a different language to say it in.

    All I am saying is that it is incredibly unlikely that Glennon turns into anything more than a serviceable backup. I am saying that based on statistics, not because I hate him or like Freeman. Just because one third round quarterback recently found success doesn’t erase the last decade of NFL drafts that have produced exactly one other starting quarterback that was drafted in the third round.

    Russell Wilson had the same coach, same school, same round, just saying.”

    Russel Wilson also had a defense that allowed the least amount of points in the league. As in, they were the best at it.

    Just sayin’.

  38. richardtyson Says:

    Many people have brought up the possibility of the bucs staging their preseason games. Well if that’s true then I feel sorry for anyone trying to make a team’s roster. If they are cut from the bucs then what chances do they have of making another roster with whats on display in Tampa. We have no depth btw.

  39. neal Says:

    please cut Tandy already

  40. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    I don’t give a f%$k who it is as long as I no longer have to look at that clueless idiot behind center anymore,Bruce Gradkowski pleeaaasssseeeee help us,at least he played with heart and confidence and not like a big dumb overgrown pussie!!!!

  41. Teddy Says:

    I love it when the Bucs play the Redskins, just so Joe will post this pic of this goddess.

  42. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    GRIF4FREESUX, show a little class and watch the language.

  43. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    How did you format everything like that?

  44. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    @BONZAI,Blow me!