Who Were They Talking About?

November 26th, 2013

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Joe finds all the veiled comments about a quarterback from the past quite interesting. Bucs players seem more comfortable letting them out of their mouths now that he is no longer infecting the Bucs locker room.

Sunday, Tiquan Underwood’s comments about Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon were hardly veiled back-handed slaps at former Bucs franchise quarterback, leaky Rip Van Freeman.

Joe won’t bother setting up quotes Bucs stud defenisve tackle Gerald McCoy shared from offensive linemen about what a fine game MG8 had in the win over the Lions.

“He’s one of the most poised rookies I’ve seen at quarterback,” GMC said. “He doesn’t get rattled much. There were times yesterday where he got hit and he could’ve just went down but he just – because guys were just bouncing off of him and he was just extending the play. There were times where I talked to some of the offensive lineman yesterday and I said, ‘I think that was a bad time for him to take a sack,’ and they [said] ‘Would you rather him take the sack or make an impulse throw or make a bad throw and turn the ball over?’ I was like, ‘I guess that makes sense.’ He’s smart with his decisions and he studies constantly and I think he’s starting to understand the game a lot more.”

Impulsive throws?

Now those guys couldn’t have been talking about a former Bucs quarterback who, at the very thought of angry footsteps his way, would mentally fold like an accordion, would they? A guy who had one of the worst records against teams with winning records in recent memory? Hhhmmm?

15 Responses to “Who Were They Talking About?”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The could have been talking about Freeman…..but they also could have been talking about Stafford….
    One thing I really like about Glennon is that he is very calculated in his decision making….I think that comes from lots of study….I think he knows his limitations and doesn’t take big gambles.

  2. Patrick in VA Says:

    @TBBF – agreed. even when there’s a negative play like a throw away or something like that it seems like he’s already considered his options for the scenarios that he sees and the risks he takes are calculated. I can see why schiano liked him so much if they’re both very meticulous about their prep work. he’s got more learning to do but he doesn’t seem to make the same mistake twice and he’s not taking us out of games with turnovers. That’s the biggest turn around. He may not be ready to light the field up but he’s not hurting us. We can’t count on our defense to go nuts like they did this week every week but they’ve shown they are solid and will keep the other team from going wild and as long as #8 can protect the ball I’m willing to wait out the learning curve while he’s feeling things out this season. Give him an offseason to build on what he’s learning and a half season pass next year for the sophomore slump that everyone goes through and I think we’ll have a solid qb

  3. biff barker Says:

    Leadership is underrated. This is one seriously banged up team who has endured What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?

  4. biff barker Says:

    Glennon shouldn’t have issues during his sophomore campaign. There are no secrets to figure out. That’s the one nice thing about a pocket guy who is smart with the football. There is no trickery, you simply have to disrupt or sack them.
    We should hold the OC accountable for designing plays that compliment Glennon’s strengths too. It’s precision passing to receivers in stride! Freaking kidding me? A healthy Demps on a go route?
    Memo to Dom, a stud slot WR, a beastly TE and some cheeseburgers for Wright please.

  5. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Reading between the lines here, its more clear why JF5 lost the captain’s vote and it was the players vote and not Schiano changing things.

    Glennon is a student of the game and knows his personal limitations and makes good decisions most of the time. Sully’s offense seemed too complicated for JF5. There will be set backs in the future, but very happy with the rookies progress.

  6. Andrew 1 Says:

    again, I think the majority of the player’s comments have nothing to do with Freeman. that Tiq Underwood comment however, was clearly a shot at Freeman. That one was as clear as day.

  7. biff barker Says:

    It’s probably why the players are slowly letting things trickle out. They didn’t want Freeman because they knew the guy was wobbling out of orbit.
    So, Schiano was falsely accused and took the heat. Major Man Points there because the locker room knew better.

  8. mpmalloy Says:

    Oh lawdy! Here we go talkin’ bout that Loch Ness Monster again.

    No wonder he won’t go away: Every time he comes around you crackers give him tree fiddy.

  9. d-money Says:

    @Andrew 1

    I totally agree… funny how with Freeman as QB Underwood is cut from the team TWICE and now with Glennon he is thriving.

    Granted Mike Williams going down gave him the opportunity…and who the hell knows why he was cut in favor of Owusu or Ogletree in the first place?

    Even still he looks like a completely different player with Glennon throwing him the ball.

  10. Bucs Fan #237 Says:

    I am still waiting for the “Josh Freeman was a Horrible Mistake” headline.

    That and for eveytone to finally claim, yeah, Josh wasn’t really a good NFL QB. Look how much better a rookie makes the team thrive.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe, you sure are going out of your way to expose what may not be there. They could have been saying that without even thinking about Freeman individually.

  12. Adam L. Says:

    I would like to remind Joe that “Freeman gives the Bucs the best chance to win.”

  13. Joe Says:

    Adam L.:

    At the time, he sure as hell did.

  14. Marlow Says:

    I was okay with the sack. Yes, it did make for a longer FG attempt, but the sideline he rolled to was crowded with defenders ( if I recall correctly). If he felt he could not get enough on his throw to get it out of bounds, then the sack is next best option. I know many will not see it this way, but it was not as bad of a mistake as it seems. Had this taken us completely out of FG range, then… yes, it would have been an extremely poor decision. The decision still gave his team the ability to attempt to score 3 points.

  15. Sir P Says:

    Dude Joe you are like an ex-girlfriend who doesn’t let shit go and continues to dig up things that aren’t there… We get it you are not happy he didn’t give you an interview and gave it to ESPN.. We get it you think he purposely tried to take the Bucs down this season (which would make NO SENSE FINANCIALLY, by the way not very sound logic because if Schiano was fired there is no way in HELL a new coach doesn’t come in and go get his QB when ours in the last year of his deal and has been wildly inconsistent).. We get it you think he leaked the info out.. Blame Schiano and Dom for not trying to trade him harder during the offseason when we could have gotten something for him instead of nothing and bringing him back after all he heard all offseason was trade rumors about him or drafting/signing competition.. Seriously let it go.. You sound like you have a personal vendetta against him when at the end of the day.. IT’S STILL JUST A GAME.