The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now 0-4 to start the season. They lost to the Arizona Cardinals 13-10 at home. It was tough to watch as a fan of the Bucs. They had a 10-0 lead going into the fourth quarter. This was the Bucs third loss of the season already by a game winning field goal with less than two minutes to play. The defense has been playing pretty well this season, but the offense can’t find a consistent rhythm.
Coach Greg Schiano decided to bench quarterback Josh Freeman this week. Rookie Mike Glennon took his place. It was Mike’s first start of his career. In the first half, Glennon showed signs that he can be a good quarterback in the league. Most of the play calls were very conservative. He never really had to throw any tough passes in the first half, only short passes to make him feel comfortable.
The second half wasn’t pretty for Glennon. Glennon threw an interception to set the Cardinals up for a game tying touchdown. Then on the next possession, Glennon took a sack one the one yard line on third down. After a short punt it gave the Cardinal great field position. The Cardinals then kicked a field goal took take their first lead of the game. The Bucs had one last shot to get down the field, but Patrick Peterson picked off Glennon for the second time of the game which sealed another Bucs loss.
The Bucs need to put some more points on the board if they want to start winning. The defense played outstanding yesterday, but the field position that the Cardinals had in the fourth quarter set them up for easy scores. Doug Martin was shut down by the Cardinals defense. It was surprising because he had a lot of carries since it was Glennon’s debut. He was expected to have a great game. The Bucs are going to be in some serious trouble soon if their offense doesn’t start scoring.