“Maybe Some Shackles On Him”

November 19th, 2013

Strong interview below with former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, a gameday analyst on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Becht seems perplexed why it’s taken the Bucs half a season to play consistently aggressively on offense and special teams. (Joe’s been banging on that since the three-man rush on the infamous Geno Smith-Lavonte David mess on opening day.)

On Mike Glennon, Becht said there were “maybe some shackles on him” by the coaching staff early in his starting tenure. Regardless, Becht says Glennon must have gained a significant level of confidence after Sunday’s success down field and victory. Enjoy the WDAE-AM 620 audio below.

7 Responses to ““Maybe Some Shackles On Him””

  1. Cmurda Says:

    Joe, you aren’t the only one riding Johnny Football’s jock. I’m impressed with Glennon but drafting Johnny Football would not be a mistake. Even if Glennon is the real deal, it would give Johnny a chance to acclimate to the NFL with a year or 2 under the system. He would be in waiting if Glennon falters or gets hurt. I like the idea of having a backup option for the franchise QB position. Besides, I don’t think our holes are near as many as some people think. Consider the injuries we have and the way this team is playing right now, I like just a little beef up through the draft, maybe a free agency acquisition here or there and we are ready to compete next year.

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Let Me take you back to 84′ real quick
    R.J.’S Latest Arrival-Shackles

  3. rayjay1122 Says:

    I agree. Glennon is a pleasant surprise but if we can draft an elite prospect at QB or even OT or DE If we wind up missing out on the better QB prospects then that is what I would do. A plan B is AJ McCarren from Alabama if Manziel is gone and he may be more familiar with an NFL style offense as well as meshing better with Schiano if he is retained. We may be able to get a lineman andd still grab a good QB prospect in the 2nd round. There is so much season left and not knowing the draft order makes all of this impossible to speculate on. Hell, if we win out and the right teams lose a few, we may even make playoff contention a possibility…LOL I know that is very improbable but mathematically they could remain alive if all of the pieces fell together. And no I do not have extras of what I am smoking with that last scenario. LOL

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    Back to the shackles, the Bucs were having issues with the deep ball (protection, separation, rookie etc.), and wanted to go to high percentage routes. No mystery here.
    The running game wasn’t there to set up the play action either. At least the dink and dunk underneath kept the chains going.

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    Ray Jay,

    Pleasant surprise? We are watching a Buc QB develop right before our very eyes.
    Shocking is more like it.

  6. Hawk Says:

    I can’t believe that no one is talking about the Bucs *not* running out the clock at the end of the first half. For goodness sakes, they even threw the ball! With a big lead, only Gruden (of the last four head coaches) would have gone for more points. Isn’t that what fans want? A coach that goes for the throat, and then steps on it.
    I had to check the emblems of the helmets to see if I was still watching the same game.
    The trick plays were nice, but they are usually only useful in a close game. On the flip side, opponents now have to play a little more cautiously because they know that the Bucs can/will do the unexpected.

  7. MikeJ Says:

    I would not be surprised if the passing scheme has been ”dumbed down” a bit, w/ fewer of those ”great if they work, murder if they don’t” option-routes, for Glennon; nothing wrong with that–just basic realism.