The Rutgers Explosion

November 24th, 2013

Tiquan Underwood stood taller than his hair today with two touchdowns and a career high in receiving yards

Mike Glennon completed eight passes to undrafted rookie tight end Tim Wright today, plus three balls (two touchdowns!) to Tiquan Underwood, who had a career high 108 yards. That’s 11 of Glennon’s 14 completions!

Where did Underwood and Wright play in college? All together now, “Rutgers!”

Greg Schiano must be pouring the good champagne on the airplane home.

Underwood flashed the breakaway speed Bucs fans had heard rumors about, and Wright continued to make extremely difficult catches over the middle. That kid’s got special talent.

It’s downright nuts that Underwood was pulled off his couch during the bye week because he wasn’t, umm, good enough to make the roster. He’s now got 13 catches at more than 20 yards a pop and three touchdowns in seven games.

Underwood heaped praise on his quarterback and the Bucs’ gameplan for his 85-yard touchdown bomb, via the Buccaneers Radio Network.

“They gave us the coverage we were looking for and Mike Glennon put it on the money. Mike sullivan, hats of to our offensive coordinator. He put that play in specifically for the look we were waiting for. Detroit has a great front seven so for us to have the time to get that off is tremendous,” Underwood said.

Wright benefited from three tight ends dropping injured ahead of him on the depth chart before he got a chance to catch 34 balls.

Perhaps the Bucs need more Buccaneer Men from Rutgers?

15 Responses to “The Rutgers Explosion”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    how about that deep pass in stride by Mike Glennon, Joe?

  2. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Gotta say, Schiano’s “Rutgerneers” looked good on offense today, except for the running game.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wright….”the project”….is starting to really develop….he has good hands….needs to go on the “Shaun King” diet to bulk up just a bit.

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

  4. Macabee Says:

    The Bucs will be drafting 6-6 Brandon Coleman, WR from Rutgers in the 2014 draft.

    Please disregard what I just said because I have no idea. Said that because Coleman is good and he hails from Rutgers. Wouldn’t bother me tho! lol

    Wright has upside and I don’t care where they come from as long as they can play. Congrats to Underwood, he made me and Rutgers proud today!

  5. Mr. T Says:

    Another thing is that Sullivan made the move from the sidelines to upstairs for a better view of the game just before this resurrection started, don’t know what if any impact this has had on whats happened but maybe he should have done it at the start of the year.

  6. NY Buc Says:

    Bill Belichick likes him some former Rutgers players too. Tom Coughlin has had a few on his teams too. Just going off the top of my head if you take Kenny Britt out of the equation I can’t think of any other Rutgers guys in the NFL with off-field issues/character issues? Come to think of it there hasn’t been too many off-field issues with the guys currently on the Bucs. Hmm…coincidence?

  7. BucFanForever Says:

    I’ll take a kicker who graduated from Rutger’s. Actually any kicker who can make a kick.

  8. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    That’s a good one Bucfansforever. it would be truly funny if it wasn’t true and sad.

  9. Dmatt Says:

    Will someone remind underwood to protect the ball until he cross the goal line?There’s too many premature bonehead celebrations in college n NFL that result to a touchback instead of touchdown due to celebrations prior to crossing the goal line. Underwood celebrated six to ten yards prior to crossing the goal line.

  10. Captain Stagger Says:

    I’m surprised Martinek, Sanu, and Ryan aren’t on this team.

  11. Jim Says:

    yea, there are some on NE that are from rutgers, + greene on chicago at LB, jamison at rb from washington. Maybe we will get coleman, but like what was stated, doesnt matter where they come from, as long as they can play

  12. Mr. T Says:

    If at the start of this game everyone was told that Vjax would basically be a non factor, Reavis would not play the 2nd half, our running game would be stuffed and our offense would consist of throwing to Underwood and Wright I’m sure we have been given zero chance of winning. But our defense stepped up big time plus Wright and Underwood had career games. That just shows that on any given Sunday as the saying goes anything is possible. And credit our rookie QB for playing another very good game.

  13. Fastclipper4444 Says:

    Ten 1st downs, 4/14 3rd down conversions, and 22 yards means that Glennon played a very good game? Gimme a break. The turnovers and blocked punt saved the Bucs’ asses.

  14. Fastclipper4444 Says:

    Addendum: that’s 22 yards of rushing for those of you who said Rainey was the 2nd coming of….

  15. Bill Says:


    go sit next to freeman on the bench. your hatred is evident