Offensive Preview For The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers

By John Beauchamp
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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This week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting a Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers. The Buccaneers are coming off yet another loss last week against the Atlanta Falcons, giving them a 0-6 record. The Panthers are coming off of their third win of the season.

The Buccaneers suffered a terrible loss on Sunday, when running back Doug Martin went down with a shoulder injury. Martin’s injury didn’t look to be too serious after the game, but after further review, it was noticed that Martin had a torn Labrum and would most likely miss the rest of the season. With Martin out, the offense would give full responsibilities to rookie quarterback Mike Glennon.

Glennon has thrown the ball over 40 times each game he has played in this season, throwing for more than 700 yards with five touchdowns and only three interceptions. In Glennon’s first start against the Arizona Cardinals, he threw two interceptions; he threw one the next game, and this past week, he didn’t throw a single interception. One could suggest that Glennon is showing signs of improvement, but whether or not Glennon is improving, the Buccaneers have still failed to win a game.

This game is going to be a true test for Glennon, as the Panthers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, with the fifth ranked pass defense and the fourth ranked rush defense. If Glennon plans on remaining the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers, he is going to have to prove himself, and that would start with a victory this Thursday night.

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