Monday, November 18, 2013
Upon Further Review: Buccaneers Week 11
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- A review of four hot issues from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 41-28 victory against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday:
The Schiano Watch: A few weeks ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that coach Greg Schiano would be fired at the end of the season or maybe even sooner. But the Bucs have won two games in a row, so it might be time to re-think Schiano's future. He still may be facing an uphill battle to keep his job, but now there's at least a chance. If the Bucs can win more than they lose in the second half of the season, Schiano could have a chance to be back for 2014.
McCoy or Suh? Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has picked the best possible time to start playing the best football of his career. McCoy had a three-sack game, one that comes as the Bucs get ready to face the Detroit Lions. You know what that means? Ndamukong Suh plays for the Lions. He and McCoy came out in the same draft. Early on, it looked like Suh clearly was ahead of McCoy. But McCoy now is playing as well as any defensive tackle in the NFL.
Rainey days: Running back Bobby Rainey had 163 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown against the Falcons. Not bad for a guy who never was able to distinguish himself during stints with Baltimore and Cleveland. Doug Martin's starting job is safe when he comes back from injury next year, but Rainey has shown enough that he should have a roster spot next season.
Glennon's development: Very quietly, rookie quarterback Mike Glennon had a strong day. He completed 20 of 23 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns. I still don't know if Glennon can be a franchise quarterback. But I'm seeing signs that Glennon can be a solid quarterback when the rest of the team is playing well.