Monday, November 25, 2013
Upon Further Review: Buccaneers Week 12
By Pat Yasinskas
DETROIT -- A review of four hot issues from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 24-21 victory against the Detroit Lions on Sunday:
The Schiano Watch: He might not be totally off the hot seat yet, but there is no question that three straight wins are improving coach Greg Schiano’s chances of sticking around. The Bucs played perhaps their best game of the season as they picked up their first road win. During their 0-8 start, Schiano kept saying that once the Bucs started winning, they wouldn’t stop. So far, he’s been right, and it looks like his players continue to buy into his system.
Glennon’s stock rising: When he was coming out in the draft, some gurus said Mike Glennon didn’t have the tools to be an NFL quarterback. He’s proving them wrong. Glennon, who seems to get more efficient each week, had a 138.4 passer rating.
Revis’ injury: Cornerback Darrelle Revis left the game late in the first half with a groin injury. There will be more evaluation on the injury back in Tampa on Monday. The Bucs were able to get by without Revis because rookie Johnthan Banks stepped up and did a nice job against Calvin Johnson. But the Bucs are a much better team with Revis in the lineup.
Rainey mania slows down: Running back Bobby Rainey carried 18 times for just 35 yards. That’s a big drop from last week, when he ran for 163 yards. The Lions devoted much of their defensive attention to Rainey, and that opened up things for Glennon and the passing game.