“He’s One Of The Bright Lights”

October 27th, 2013

 Hardcore Bucs fans will remember when Chucky said in 2007 that the future was so bright for Tampa Bay he had to wear shades.

Listening to Greg Schiano’s melancholy postgame interview Thursday, Joe couldn’t help but recall that line. Schiano was asked about No. 8, Mike Glennon, and it almost sounded like he cracked a third of a grin on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

“Mike’s developing, I think, at a good pace. He’s busting his hump to do it. So, he’s one of the bright lights,” Schiano said of Glennon.

What are the other “bright lights?” Lavonte David, Mason Foster? There aren’t many right now.

22 Responses to ““He’s One Of The Bright Lights””

  1. Warrenfb12 Says:

    No he’s not. We didn’t score a TD until garbage time. He’s not good. Any QB in the league that throws it 40 something times and doesn’t get to 300 yards cannot stretch the field. Just more Schiano bais. I’m concerned about his ability to be an objective talent evaluator. Why is Tandy even on this team? So time to go…

  2. 911bucs Says:

    Ya he needs work. On another note. There is not one Television personality that I’ve heard, that says to keep Schiano. Kind of feel bad for the guy.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Well Schiano is not a very “bright light” these days himself. He went from a 90 watt bulb reduced to that little led light on the keychain they gave us at the game on Thursday.

  4. waterboy Says:

    He does a great job scanning the field and throwing check down routes but he’s not a long term solution at QB. He’ll fade to backup once Schiano is gone next season.

  5. Meh Says:

    He’s bright for a backup QB. For a starter? Not so much.

  6. Lev Says:

    MARIOTAAA!!!! Hey Joe I am the creator of the newly formed “Mariota Mob”

  7. JonBuc Says:

    So what you’re saying is that he’s the “tallest of the midgets”?

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Slow day so here’s a funny.


  9. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    I still think its too early to write off Glennon….what else are we going to do but wait until the end of the season and for a new coach to decide…so to pronounce him a backup or dead now is premature.
    Yes…he appears to have some difficulty deep…but our recievers aren’t getting open deep…and I think he is reluctant to throw it into coverage. As long as we are “in the game” I think Glennon just doesn’t want to lose it…(lesson learned vs AZ)
    I’m not saying he’s the answer…I’m just saying, we don’t have to decide that now.

  10. Becks Says:

    Hey Lev
    I’m with ya. Mariota is the future and I want him in a buccaneer uniform

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Yep I’m in the Mariota Mob too.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Either Mariota or the Bucs completely go in the tank this season AND next season to get Famous Jameis in 2015.

    Chris Spielman commenting for the FSU game yesterday put up all the good college QB’s of 2013 including Winston and proceeded to say. “Jameis Winston is the most NFL ready QB in all of college football.” He’s NFL ready right now. Too bad everyone has to wait until 2015 draft to get a shot at him.

    I said for the last 2 weeks. Jameis Winston is like LeBron James he does not need to play college ball. THAT’S right I said it!

  13. DallasBuc Says:

    That’s like asking if it is Gruden’s fault that the defense played terribly down the stretch in 2009 even though he had no say in the defense? By that rationale Gruden is still employed.
    Schiano must take the blame for all of it. It’s the job. If he didn’t want it he should have stayed at that ridiculous program in Jersey.

  14. Capt. Tim Says:

    Glennon is doing his best.
    But the guy basically throws dump off passes. Over 10 yards?
    No. No.
    But this is a great year to draft QBs- and unless we are total idiots- we are well positioned to draft top 3.

    Schiano and Glennon are good for that.they will get us a top pick

  15. Capt. Tim Says:

    Gruden and Mariota

    Yeah- now that’s a bright light!

  16. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Our passing scheme is just ugly…. But glennon impresses me at times. Makes some quick decisions and knows how to throw in a dbs blind spot. Very accurate. I think he’s good enough to become good enough for those that totally doubt him. Plus, this QB happy draft could open doors for us elsewhere if we choose stick with glennon. Maybe find a way to get that third rounder back.

  17. Capt. Tim Says:

    I wish I could share your optimism. But he’s played 3 bad teams, and lost to all of them. Not close

    He played the 3-3 panthers. He looked terrible when pressured, and couldn’t move the offense at all, until the “gimme” TD in the last minutes of the game.
    He had nothing, against the only decent team we played.

    Wish it looked otherwise. We have a lot of other needs( guards, TE,WR, DE, etc)

  18. mdsbuc Says:

    What do people want? He’s a rookie for crying out loud. When rookies get thrown into games like this, they’ll tell you that game speed seems to be moving at warp 5. Yet Glennon has gone in and looked pretty calm under pressure. This is with a poorly performing 0-line, and a corp of receivers who are also dealing with injuries and underperforming. He’s also facing ‘eight men in the box’ down after down. Teams are stuffing the run and putting a lot of pressure in the backfield.

    Take a look at our previous field general who stared down his receivers, had the ‘deer in the headlights’ look frequently, had happy feet, had no pocket presence, and regularly held onto the ball too long. This after how many years at the helm? Glennon, on the other hand, looks poised. You can see him going through his progressions. He moves up and around in the pocket pretty well. He’s hitting receivers in stride, and knows when to throw it away. This with only three games under his belt.

    I’d take our high pick in the next draft and trade down to get extra picks and draft for O an D linemen. It’s always been said that games are won and lost in the trenches, and we really suck there. I’d watch and see just how Glennon develops next year and if he doesn’t pan out, draft a QB in the following draft, maybe Winston from FSU, if available.

  19. Capt. Tim Says:

    What do you want?
    Well, some kind of sign, that this guy can beat somebody.
    He hasn’t came close to that yet. Against the 31 defense in the league- he looked like he was playing last years Ravens

    For example
    Josh Freeman’s first start was with a much, much less talented team. They had lost 6 straight. Last place in offence, on a 15 game losing streak.

    He won his first game- against a very good Green Bay Packers team. He often was leading the team to late scores. He won 2 more that year.
    The kid looked like a champion

    Of course, it didn’t turn out that way

    Glennon has looked worse than Freeman did this year
    He throws nothing but very short passes. His rare long pass is a dead duck Floater.

    What do you see, in an 0-4 QB, that makes you think he will ever win a game in this league?
    I don’t know if he will ever win a game.
    And enough with the Rookie stuff
    Andrew luck played as a rookie, RG3, Wilson in Seattle.
    Lots of Rookies start, and win.
    Except for Glennon.

  20. jo mama Says:

    I will take glennon if he continues to show improvement and take WR Evans or Watkins in the first round.

    glennons stats are better than Bradys.

    Give him wr who can get seperation and not drop balls we have a winner.

    look at what megatron did today.

  21. bigpoppabuc Says:

    I didn’t see freeman completing many deep passes early this year… All I’m saying is that glennon is making the best of things. His offensive line is nonexistent at times… His receivers are depleted aside from Jackson who has dropped at least two big passes every game.

    you guys may hate the check downs, but he at least has the ability to find them and hit them accurately. He’s impressed me with his division making on third down (that is, when the line isn’t jumping offside, holding, or snapping it in the dirt).
    I think glennon is a very bright guy, with a good arm and quick release…he’s shown me he has all of the physical AND mental ability to IMPROVE into a starting caliber QB.

  22. bigpoppabuc Says:

    ” decision making.