Unleash The “Cannon”

September 25th, 2014

YosemiteWe have had the opportunity to be around Mike [Glennon] and Josh [McCown] quite a bit now, meeting rooms, not just the practice field. And, you know, when you look at the top things we look for in a quarterback, No. 1 being intelligence, No. 2 being accuracy, No. 3 being toughness, and then the fact that both of these guys have a strong arm, particularly Mike has a cannon. — Bucs general manager Jason Licht. — May 2014.

Who could forget Jason Licht’s memorable cannon chat? And now cannon data has emerged as the second Glennon era begins.

Rotoworld.com fantasy and NFL guru Evan Silva shared telling numbers from the stat masters at Pro Football Focus. These spreadsheets support the Bucs airing letting loose plenty bombs at Heinz Field on Sunday.

Joe’s not much of a numbers guy, but those above sure look pretty for No. 8, considering his deep threats for much of last year were Vincent Jackson and now unemployed Tiquan Underwood.

If Glennon is to have success downfield Sunday, the 2014 version of V-Drops V-Jax must disappear and Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ bum ankle will have to heal in a hurry.

Unleash the “cannon!”

31 Responses to “Unleash The “Cannon””

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Are you tying to give that local afternoon drive radio talk show host a coronary?

  2. Buddhaboy Says:


  3. robert9 Says:

    too bad the bucs idea of deep means pee wee herman meets linda lovelace

  4. RastaMon Says:

    Quick timing passes…throwing to the spot….

  5. robert9 Says:

    i’m good with that rasta. thats what needs to be done!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need a running game and some good playcalling to take advantage of Glennon’s skills…..a WR getting open like all of our opponents have on us would also be helpful.

  7. Tom Edrington Says:

    Notice that the GM didn’t say a word about Glennon’s mobility.

  8. Bannor Says:

    you wouldn’t know since most of his passes are the 5 yard dump off variety.

  9. Solinor Says:

    Glennon is going to rock the house Sunday! He has ASJ, Mike Evans, AND V-drops! Last year all he had was V-drops and underwood. Biggest wild card is if the o-line will show up Sunday. If they will, we can win this game!! Go Dunkaneers!

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    Hope Glennon sees the writing on the wall and knows that this is his chance to break out before Tampa parts ways with him. Do what you’ve got to do to shine and win the game Mike. Even if it means calling an audible out of 70% of Arroyo’s ultra-conservative plays to take a shot at doing something worth tuning in/making the trip to the stadium for

  11. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Speaking of the afternoon drive radio host; he has it against MG almost as much as he did against Dilfer…. Man that dude hated Dilfer, I’ve always wondered why, did Trent take his zero handicap on the links and school the golf pro back in the day or was he present when Scott Brantley took out the Big Dog back in the ’90s when those 2 actually worked together?

  12. lightningbuc Says:

    was he present when Scott Brantley took out the Big Dog back in the ’90s when those 2 actually worked together?


    Ft Myers Dave,

    Man, I wish I could have seen that. They should have sold tickets – can you imagine how many people would pay to see Lil Pup get pummelled by a former NFL linebacker?

  13. DB55 Says:

    The cannon took a shot downfield last week which was just off evans fingertips. I just liked the fact that he had the time to air it out. Hope to see some more this week. Mike needs martin James Vjax Evans ASJ n Meyers to play well.

    Fingers crossed

  14. Unislookgoodunislookugly Says:

    Omg Joe. First you’re the leader of the mob, then you trash the guy, now you’re in love again. No wonder the fan base is screwed up in this town.

  15. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Unislookgoodunislookugly – <—— You're a funny one to criticize Joe for waffling.

  16. Buc Neckid Says:

    What is a Mobile QB
    Longest Run from Scrimmage THIS year
    McCown = 13 yards
    Glennon = 19 yards

  17. Bucsfan4lyf Says:


    Took you long enough but glad you finally joined. On sunday, everyone is going to finally realize we do have a REAL QB and our team will be competive.

    Our wild card is the defense, I think after the beating we got in ATL, we wont’t play conservative and we will come out attacking Big Ben and that running game.



  18. BUC4LIFE79 Says:

    Scott Brantley is mine and MG#8’s HERO.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Just curious…what did they give Josh McCown?

  20. Zam Says:

    It just shows how unimportant that stat is. At the end of the day, Captain Checkdown led the 32nd-ranked offense.

    That’s the one that matters. The other stats only matter as to figure out why his offense stank.

    Deep ball accuracy was not the cause. So what was?

    First down percentages… Third down conversion rates… Sack %… Red-zone TD rate… The 19-9 crowd doesn’t want to look at those.

  21. SteveK Says:

    Go Glennon!

  22. buctebow Says:

    No team has ever made the playoffs with an 0-4 start. Win Bucs. Get lucky Glennon. Wear rollerskates.

  23. Jim Says:

    The Duckaneers are now the Dinkaneers.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    If nothing else Glennon gives his fans energetic enthusiasm for the upcoming battle. The others who mock and ridicule him, not so much.

  25. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Hey I know I’m feeling energized that Glennon is getting the start. After the Thursday Night Masacre in Atlanta there wasn’t much to get enthused about going forward. Only prediction I’ll make about the game is Bucs WR’s suddenly become relevant again (in both real and fantasy football) with Glennon behind center.

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    buctebow Says
    “No team has ever made the playoffs with an 0-4 start.”

    See now, that’s the problem with you guys. You feel the playoffs are a must this year. It isn’t going to happen.

    We will be 0-4 after this next game, and then the wins will start. But we will not make the playoffs this year.

    What you SHOULD be hoping for is a strong finish to lead into next year. And this crap some are saying we should lose and get a good pick? Bullspit.

    Win what we can, get what we can. Period.

  27. Bill T Says:

    Joe, make sure you bring up that stat to Bigdork since he is all about YPA. Yeah he threw a lot of short passes since he only had VJax and Wright (rook) to throw too downfield. When he threw downfield, he was a lot more accurate than all these clowns say

  28. buc4lyfe Says:

    That’s the dumbest stat ever… Dude we were ranked dead last in 2013. Is someone actually trying to say Glennon threw down field? Lol 20+ yea right 21 yards and I’m sure it includes catch and runs because those dude isn’t a downfield passer.

    Mike Glennon Mob your reputations can’t take another hit. Tell you what win or lose I’ll give credit and respect for a gutsy performance, if he check downs all game I’ll come back and dog him and the mob the rest of the season. Of he saved the season I’ll never say another bad word about you mgm

  29. lurker Says:

    the galloping giraffe with the party popper is a liability.

    shoulda taken a qb in the draft. plenty of wr’s (better?) to have been had later.

  30. BUCSFAN68 Says:

    Buddhaboy Says:

    September 25th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    4-9 were the more important numbers last year

  31. Johnny Says:

    greatest day in tampa sports radio history: Brantley slugs the lying prima donna Doomig. i was listening that day.