Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon's Recent Play is Silver Lining in 2013 Season

By Ryan Heckman
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Greg Schiano appears to be safe — for now.

Actually, let’s be real here. He’s gone after this season. It’s all but certain.

Moving on…

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not only gotten their first win of the season out of the way, but are now on a two-game winning streak. Yes, the 2013 Buccaneers are amidst a winning streak. That didn’t even seem close to possible a few weeks ago when this team was at its lowest point of the year.

One of the biggest reasons why this team has embraced a small, but noticeable turnaround, has been the play of rookie quarterback Mike Glennon. Over the past few weeks, Glennon has looked to come into his own and has played as good as anyone could have expected out of a rookie being thrown into the fire like he was.

Against the Atlanta Falcons, most recently, Glennon finished 20-for-23 for 231 yards and two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Over his last five games, Glennon has thrown for eight touchdowns versus only one pick. With a rating of 87.7 on the season, Glennon seems to be proving the coaching and management right with the way he’s handled himself as the starter.

Going forward, the Bucs still have plenty of work to do if they want to come back strong in 2014. But, the play from Glennon has been a breath of fresh air during a season featuring so much negativity. After making the decision to release Josh Freeman, Glennon was virtually the only guy for the Bucs’ quarterback job the rest of the way — at least, the only real option to give them a shot to win games.

As the Bucs finish out the season, Glennon will be one to watch. Actually, he gives fans a reason to still watch games and look forward to a fresh beginning next year. It’ll be fun to watch his continued development as he closes out his rookie season in a few weeks.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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