Coming into November, there wasn’t much to feel good about in Tampa.
Things feel quite a bit better on Thanksgiving eve, however. The Bucs have won three straight games after opening the season with eight losses and they’ve seen rookie quarterback Mike Glennon develop into a player that coach Greg Schiano thinks can be the long-term answer at quarterback.
That run of strong play has earned Glennon honors as the NFL’s top offensive rookie for the month of November. Glennon went 62-of-88 for 785 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception while leading the Bucs to a 3-1 record. Glennon also recorded three passer ratings of 123.1 or better, which are the three highest passer ratings by rookie quarterbacks in Buccaneers history.
The play of Glennon individually and the Bucs as a team has made for a major change in the outlook around Tampa. The negativity of the first two months has been replaced by positive comments about Schiano from players and executives and it feels like there’s a much lower likelihood that they’ll be blowing things up in Tampa after the season comes to an end.