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« : September 28, 2013, 02:33:37 AM »



Schiano's QB move could lead to two weeks of hell

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By David Steele

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If rookie Mike Glennon doesn't deliver against the Cardinals' so-so defense Sunday, he'll immediately be under intense pressure.
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Mike Glennon will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback for as long as Greg Schiano is the head coach, however long that will be. But the start of the Glennon Era could be as much nightmare as new beginning for all involved—just because of the timing.
 
It’s been suggested that Schiano timed the benching of Josh Freeman on purpose: the 1-2 Arizona Cardinals, who play Sunday at Tampa, are 19th in the NFL in total defense and have lost three linebackers in the last week. Regardless of the trade deadline of October 29—it was pushed back this season, so the Bucs have time to move Freeman if they like—the decision to give a rookie quarterback his first start against a beaten-down defense potentially makes the coach look much smarter.
 
The other intriguing time element, though, is the Bucs’ bye week next week.

Schiano is playing with fire by choosing the week before the bye to make such a risky switch. If there were no bye week looming and Glennon flopped, he could just come back the next week with a chance to improve and make amends.
 
Conversely, if Schiano gritted his teeth and started Freeman again the week before a bye and then decided he wanted to make a change afterward—or even during the game—he’d have two weeks to give Glennon all the first-team work, sell the move to the public and have Glennon much more prepared for his first start.
 
Now, if Glennon pulls a Brian Hoyer and sparkles against Arizona, he and Schiano can bask in the move’s brilliance for two weeks.
 
But if he bombs … he, Schiano and the Bucs (who would be 0-4) would take a beating publicly for two weeks. Glennon would look like an unwitting pawn in an embattled head coach’s power play. Schiano would spend two weeks answering questions about whether he did the right thing, and why he did it at all—and Freeman would look like a victim or, worse, the scapegoat he already appears to be.
 
It’s an extra layer of pressure Glennon didn’t deserve to have put on him by his coach and biggest supporter—presuming this is all a vote of confidence in Glennon rather than an avoidable feud between the incumbent quarterback and the coach who didn’t select him, with the rookie caught in the middle.
 
It’s the same position the Browns’ hierarchy put Hoyer and the whole offense in last week, when it threw Trent Richardson and the people who drafted him under the bus instead of admitting that they were going in a new direction and used their best bargaining chip to jump-start it.
 
Except that Hoyer and the rest responded in their first post-trade game—and they didn’t face an extra week under the microscope if they failed.
 
For that reason alone, Glennon could use some luck, and a win. If he doesn’t, and if the Bucs’ offense looks as clunky as it did under Freeman, then Glennon will face the heat for longer than he should have.
 
At least his coach will be there for company.

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« #1 : September 28, 2013, 03:03:38 AM »

Glennon doesn't have to pull a Brian Hoyer, or an RG3, or a Luck or a Kapernick.

All he has to **CENSORED**ing do is win.

Win baby.

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« #2 : September 28, 2013, 08:45:37 AM »

All he has to do with play better than Freeman has, which is really not very hard.

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« #3 : September 28, 2013, 08:52:23 AM »

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« #4 : September 28, 2013, 08:53:37 AM »

ONLY two?

Still an improvement from three.

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« #5 : September 28, 2013, 09:05:37 AM »

    If he started Freeman and won, how would he justify to the media making the switch to Glennon after the bye week?
    Judging from the Carson Palmer threads, Freeman needed to start the season strong and carry it throughout the whole season to remain a Buc. He hasn't.
    Unlike Freeman, Schiano thrives on pressure, whether the media likes it or not.
    The timing looks perfect to me. And, Glennon is highly unlikely to play worse than Freeman has. I don't doubt Glennon will make some mistakes, but after his 1st game he'll have 2 weeks to analyze and correct...

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« #6 : September 28, 2013, 10:35:05 AM »

   , Schiano thrives on pressure

Link?  I know that he choked against WVU in 06 in the last game when a BCS bowl was on the line.  He did not THRIVE in that case.

Please cite multiple example of Schiano thriving on pressure please.  Thanks.

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« #7 : September 28, 2013, 10:42:08 AM »

   , Schiano thrives on pressure

Link?  I know that he choked against WVU in 06 in the last game when a BCS bowl was on the line.  He did not THRIVE in that case.

Please cite multiple example of Schiano thriving on pressure please.  Thanks.

..or like the "pressure" of playing against smith (again) against the jets?

Maybe the "pressure" of having probowlers all over his team, and STILL losing?

Oh, oh, ..I know! The "pressure" of having raheem as previous coach. Tough to live up to that standard...


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« #8 : September 28, 2013, 10:05:49 PM »

I thought the better plan would of been to start Freeman vs the Cards. Then right after that game, name Glennon the starter.  Then he would get 2 weeks to prepare.


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« #9 : September 28, 2013, 10:26:52 PM »

I thought the better plan would of been to start Freeman vs the Cards. Then right after that game, name Glennon the starter.  Then he would get 2 weeks to prepare.

Eh.

Freeman was already ticked, I'm sure. Because they already had media reports of him being traded before the pats game. So, you go in this upcoming game with a cheesed (at you) freeman, or a rookie glennon (who is happy just to be here).

Also, the Cards are pretty weak compared to what we have, and will face (we said that about the jets though), and you would have two weeks to fix what you actually get to SEE, before those two weeks.

They didn't need to make this move, their hand was forced. Either schiano or freeman were goners, and as the Highlander movies always state, "there can be ONLY one!"

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« #10 : September 28, 2013, 10:37:02 PM »

I thought the better plan would of been to start Freeman vs the Cards. Then right after that game, name Glennon the starter.  Then he would get 2 weeks to prepare.

Eh.

Freeman was already ticked, I'm sure. Because they already had media reports of him being traded before the pats game. So, you go in this upcoming game with a cheesed (at you) freeman, or a rookie glennon (who is happy just to be here).

Also, the Cards are pretty weak compared to what we have, and will face (we said that about the jets though), and you would have two weeks to fix what you actually get to SEE, before those two weeks.

They didn't need to make this move, their hand was forced. Either schiano or freeman were goners, and as the Highlander movies always state, "there can be ONLY one!"




Fair points, but if Glennon really fails big time against the Cards, that 2 week break will seem like 2 years.  If he started after the bye, and was not so hot, it would be just a week until he gets back out there.


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« #11 : September 28, 2013, 11:09:51 PM »

The advantage will be that they will have two weeks to work with him on the mistakes he makes in this game. There's nothing that compares to real game experience. Getting him out there now will allow them to spend the bye week more productively than to simply try and help him improve on what he's not doing well in PRACTICE.
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