Bucs 27, Bills 6

December 8th, 2013

Seven sacks today for the Bucs!

Crappy teams tank on the road in December. Solid teams dominate on their home turf in December.

The Bucs dominated today. It was a near masterpiece on the defensive end, but not so much offensively. But that’s ok. You win __-__ and it doesn’t matter one damn bit.

How does 4-9 feel, Bucs fans? How does it feel to win four out of five?

The Greg Schiano revival tour presses on.

Hat tip out of the gate to the Bucs’ offensive line. The vaunted NFL-leading Bills pass rush didn’t do squat, except when Mike Glennon held the ball too long.

A few times when Mike Glennon was hurried in the first half, Joe felt like it was just Glennon feeling nervous footsteps that weren’t there. As Joe wrote last night, Joe was not about to bet against Donald Penn, and he delivered.

The Bucs delivered four more picks and seven sacks of overmatched EJ Manuel. Rockstar general manager’s fourth-round pick, rookie defensive end William Gholston, delivered 1.5 sacks. That’s three rookies now contributing in a big way for the Bucs defense.

Offensively, Mike Glennon had a good share of rookie moments, but also made a few top-shelf throws. He finished with ugly numbers, 9-for-25 for 90yards. The “W” and two touchdowns throws are the key stats against two interceptions.

Bobby Rainey popped a tone-setter, 80-yard TD on the Bucs’ second play from scrimmage, and while the running game didn’t take off after that. It was enough.

Now what? San Francisco, St. Louis and New Orleans await.

17 Responses to “Bucs 27, Bills 6”

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    Heck yea!!!!

    A win is a win is a win

    And we’ll take them as they come damn it! 😀

  2. Walter Says:

    I’ll take the W, but Glennon needs to improve over these last 3 weeks or competition needs to be brought in for next year.

  3. simeon_97 Says:

    feels like sh1t. When you lose 8 games in a row to start the season there is absolutely no excitement to the entirety of the season.

  4. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Sloppy game and win against bungling Bills. Defense won this one. Second half Buc offense continues it’s mediocrity.

  5. Tim Says:

    Im happy with the way the Defense has been looking. Think they are pretty good right now. If they can upgrade somehow in a couple spots i think they could be great. But im still not really feeling the offense. Glennon 9-25 with 90 yards passing? Granted he did have 2 TD passes. But that isnt gonna cut it on days when the defense and special teams isnt handing you the ball over and over. Kinda reminds me of the Detroit game. Where we won. But mainly because of all the turnovers.

    But they are still playing hard. Not quitting i dont think. And we are seeing some improvement in some parts of the team. I just hope Glennon can show a little more than hes been showing. I think if Greg comes back. Glennon is the starter for sure.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    We should have beat this team by 50, but like you said, a win is a win. There’s a lot to be cleaned up for SF next week. One thing this team severely lacks is the ability to put a team away, which is a bit worrisome. It’s not good to allow teams to hang in, which is what has killed us all season. In other news, if Lavonte David isn’t a Pro Bowler, then there’s seriously something wrong with the process. He’s the best 4-3 OLB in the game by a mile and a half.

  7. Rob Says:

    With the remaining schedule, we may have seen the last win for this year.

  8. NY Buc Says:

    “That’s three rookies now contributing in a big way for the Bucs defense”

    While it hasn’t resulted in winning seasons (yet) there’s no denying that Schiano + Dominick have had two very good drafts together. I’ll drink the Kool-Aid and have faith that Schiano pulls a Rivera turnaround in 2014.

  9. Bucfan#37 Says:

    The Bills just took the Rodney Dangerfield “don’t get no respect” label away from the Bucs.

  10. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Thank Goodness that the Bills really stink

  11. Ruggyup Says:

    Bucs team, coaches have been so maligned, cursed, abused, dismissed and unbelieved this year I hope we enjoy this nice little run for what it is regardless of the next three. And, just for a little while could we please have the sixth grade dropout potty mouths STFU about Schiano. His good points are sharpening.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I give Schiano tons of credit for turning this thing around. He’s done a remarkable job in that sense. However, he has to win a minimum of one of the last three games. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for us to beat a good team, is it?Unfortunately, the NFL will not allow us to play Buffalo and Atlanta every week.

  13. Adam L. Says:

    I gave Joe a chance to put his money where his mouth was with Penn’s performance today, but I got crickets.

    Seems like the best play the Bucs ran was “throw it to Jackson, wait for flag.” Ran that three times today.

    Dude, what are you talking about. Penn played well. The one sack that by him when his guy broke off the block inside and looped up the middle was a case of Glennon holding the ball too long. Penn was also key on 80-yard TD run. Don’t be ridiculous.–Joe

  14. MTM Says:

    Well that’s it then Schiano comes back for 2014. A win over the hapless Bills proves nothing. This team was a dumpster fire the first 8 games. Schiano’s ball control offense NEVER works on goods teams. Scoring points is the new NFL. It a passing league and this dope wants to run the ball on every first down.

  15. Jerry Says:

    Glennon is not a franchise QB. Schiano is not an NFL quality coach.

  16. BucNasty!!! Says:

    Hey Joe I like how the Glennon stats are surrounded with sunlight but why not mention he had no completed passes I’m the second half??? I think m that state might stand out louder then the rest IMO 🙂 Go bucs….”next year of course an with a new coach”

  17. Mikeck Says:

    glennon didn’t have a great day but those stats are misleading. He had several drops and a few more incompletions on pass interference calls. Would have had another TD on an amazing throw to Vjax in ten end zone but Jax couldn’t get his foot down.

    Guy has started what? 8 games? He is producing waaaaaay more than Freeman was, before this game, his completion rate was about 65%. He is accurate, doesn’t get too rattled and -yes- makes rookie mistakes. Guy has his first bad day (which was a win) and people start screaming about drafting a QB

    Who do you want? Bridgewater is really the only possible franchise QB and people aren’t really high on him. Many commentators felt Glennon was a more pro-ready QB than any if those taken before.

    Look at EJ Emmanual and Geno…how are they doing? Glennon is the best QB out of that class and better than the ones in the upcoming draft with the possible exception of Bridgewater…so why be in such a rush to get rid of him.