By Eric Schmidt

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers let an improbable win on the road in Seattle slip away on Sunday despite leading the Seahawks 24-3 in the third quarter. The Tampa Bay offense took the field without two of their key offensive players, RB Doug Martin and WR Mike Williams. Tampa entered the game as 16-point underdogs but came prepared to play against the Seahawks. Head coach Greg Schiano has drawn criticism this year for his quarterback switch, but you cannot deny, rookie quarterback Mike Glennon is showing improvement.

Glennon is just five starts into his career, but he is showing signs of maturing on the field each week. In his first start against the Arizona Cardinals, Glennon threw two interceptions while completing just 24 of 43 attempts for a mere 195 yards. On Sunday, Glennon posted arguably his best game as a professional to date.

The North Carolina State product completed 73.9% of his passes with a career high 7.3 yards per attempt. Glennon completed his third straight game without throwing an interception while posting a 123.1 pass rating. Glennon threw for two scores and nearly had a third.

While not known as a mobile quarterback, Glennon showed an elusiveness at key times. He did not appear to be rattled while playing on the road in the toughest road stadium in the league to play a game. His decision making has improved week and week. On several occasions Sunday, Glennon could have forced the ball but wisely threw it away.

It remains to be seen if the Buccaneers will keep Greg Schiano after this year, but if Glennon continues to improve the Buccaneers will have a tough decision going into the offseason. Keep Glennon as the starter moving forward, or draft another signal caller in the first-round of the NFL draft next season.




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