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Glennon named Offensive Rookie of the Month

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Glennon was known out of college as not being good in a collapsing pocket.  His mobility, while surprising us a few times (surprised the opponent too, none were looking for it) is never going to be confused with good escapability. As teams see the film, it will get increasingly more difficult for Lurch. I hope he can stay one step ahead of the curve, but (and this will shock many here I know), I have my doubts about Lurch.

 

As the QBs in college have all decided to look mortal this season, and if there is a Super Stud LT available in the top 5 - top 10 of the draft, that would be the best use of the draft. It is tiresome watching Penn decide when to play and when not to -- or , having it decided for him by the opponent's defense.

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Heard the talking idiots on the radio again criticize Glennon for taking a sack in the last game, rather than throwing the ball away. It is a prime example of the bullshit the local media spews. Glennon was asked about that play, he had a response, he decided it was better to take a sack and keep the clock running, rather than throw the ball away and stop the clock. I am sure I didn't play at the NFL level, but I am also pretty sure that was a sound decision.

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Heard the talking idiots on the radio again criticize Glennon for taking a sack in the last game, rather than throwing the ball away. It is a prime example of the bullshit the local media spews. Glennon was asked about that play, he had a response, he decided it was better to take a sack and keep the clock running, rather than throw the ball away and stop the clock. I am sure I didn't play at the NFL level, but I am also pretty sure that was a sound decision.

 

He is also quoted in the Times as saying his blooper reel worthy fumble yesterday wasn't a "careless play."  Um............

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Careless would be something like throwing into double coverage and getting picked, a runningback carrying the ball like a loaf of bread and fumbling, Glennon stated the ball just slipped out of his hand. He isn't Shaun King with miniature hands, if anything he likely has a relaxed grip. To expand on his grip, a relaxed grip in any sport usually leads to more power and accuracy, so if this means that one of every 290 attempts slips, then I can live with it.

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Careless would be something like throwing into double coverage and getting picked, a runningback carrying the ball like a loaf of bread and fumbling, Glennon stated the ball just slipped out of his hand. He isn't Shaun King with miniature hands, if anything he likely has a relaxed grip. To expand on his grip, a relaxed grip in any sport usually leads to more power and accuracy, so if this means that one of every 290 attempts slips, then I can live with it.

Sorry. It wasn't raining or wet. Good quarterbacks just don't drop the ball. That best not happen for the next 2900 attempts. That's like a pilot letting go of the joystick during takeoff or landing. No problem giving him a chance to learn from his mistakes, he says he will and he shows the cerebral fortitude to follow through. Hopefully he does.

 

What I hate is the press and the fans to be over-exuberant. Even if he is not consciously affected by the positive clippings, subconsciously it works against improvement. Schiano says he thinks Lurch is the long term answer and BANG Lurch plays like Fester.

 

What are Schiano, Sullivan, and Sheridan measuring about their coaching, preparations,and game day tactics to be better coaches? Obviously if they are measuring anything, it's not the right stuff.

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If it is the sack I am thinking of, I call bullshit. He was sacked on third down before two FG attempts. The first one made the FG only 35 yards. That is on Lindell even though it might have been good from 27 yards although losing yards on third down when you are in FG range is never a good idea.

 

The second one made it a 50 yard FG which makes the lost yardage with a struggling kicker critical. That one he had to throw it away to make it a more makeable FG

 

 

Heard the talking idiots on the radio again criticize Glennon for taking a sack in the last game, rather than throwing the ball away. It is a prime example of the bullshit the local media spews. Glennon was asked about that play, he had a response, he decided it was better to take a sack and keep the clock running, rather than throw the ball away and stop the clock. I am sure I didn't play at the NFL level, but I am also pretty sure that was a sound decision.

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If it is the sack I am thinking of, I call bullshit. He was sacked on third down before two FG attempts. The first one made the FG only 35 yards. That is on Lindell even though it might have been good from 27 yards although losing yards on third down when you are in FG range is never a good idea.

 

The second one made it a 50 yard FG which makes the lost yardage with a struggling kicker critical. That one he had to throw it away to make it a more makeable FG

 

The first sack was on 2nd down, the question there was why they were throwing the ball.

 

The loss on the second sack was 7 yards, he stayed in bounds and that took another 40 seconds off the clock. If Glennon had stopped the clock, the Lions would have gotten the ball back at the end of the game with 2 timeouts.

 

I can only go by what Glennon said, he has no history of running his mouth, avoiding blame or any sort of behaviour that would call his statements into question.

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Here is what NFL.com says. Note how much time is left when Lindell missed the FG. It was 3 minutes and 49 seconds left. The Lions really did not have to hurry as they had all three time outs and the two minute warning left. What they wee doing was taking their time and killing the clock to make sure the tying FG or winning TD would not leave the Bucs with any time left.

 

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013112402/2013/REG12/buccaneers@lions#menu=gamepass

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 05:31

1-10-DET 37 (5:31) 8-M.Glennon pass incomplete short right to 11-T.Underwood (30-D.Slay). PENALTY on DET-30-D.Slay, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at DET 37 - No Play.

 

1-10-DET 32 (5:18) 30-B.Leonard up the middle to DET 29 for 3 yards (26-L.Delmas).

 

2-7-DET 29 (4:46) (Shotgun) 8-M.Glennon pass short right to 81-T.Wright pushed ob at DET 25 for 4 yards (54-D.Levy) [26-L.Delmas].

 

3-3-DET 25 (4:41) (Shotgun) 8-M.Glennon sacked at DET 32 for -7 yards (79-W.Young).

 

WATCH HIGHLIGHT

4-10-DET 32 (3:54) 4-R.Lindell 50 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Left, Center-48-A.Economos, Holder-9-M.Koenen.

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Rook, my point is if the clock had been stopped at the 4:41 mark, there would have been time left at the very end of the game, the bucs would have had to get a first down or punt the ball instead of taking a knee. How good would you have felt with the Lions having the ball back at their own 40 (guess) with 2 timeouts left with close to 30 seconds left on the clock? My last point is that Glennon made a decision to take that sack, he didn't just wig out and fall down out of confusion.

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I am just saying clock did not matter especially after missing the FG and giving them the ball at the 40 yard line. The Lions were not hurrying the ball down field. They were slow walking the ball down trying to score without leaving any time on the clock. They believed there was too much time on the clock and wanted to score a tying FG or a winning TD without the Bucs having any time left.

 

The one timeout they used (a fatal mistake) was because they were not snapping the ball in time. They were eating clock not running a two minute drill. I was more worried that Schiano was making the same error that Leslie Frazier did in 2011. He had all of his timeouts left and up 3 points but never used them. The Bucs slowly walked the ball down the field and scored on a Blount TD with less than 30 seconds left. If Megatron had not coughed up the ball on the hit by the "Dude" it would have been a great strategy.

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