Cardinals Not Able To Rattle Rookie Quarterback Mike Glennon In First Half


Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It is half time in Tampa, and the Cardinals are down 10-0, but in the process they have not been able to rattle rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, as he has gotten of to a good start at 15/24 for 115 yards and one touchdown.

The Cardinals defense has gotten pressure on the rookie but it does not seem to have any effect on him.

Glennon has been hit 5 times, and hurried 5 times, knockdown 3 times, and has been sacked once, also the defense has got their hands on a few balls.

The rookie has got in a comfort zone throwing mostly check downs to the backs, and short routes completed to tight ends, a very conservative offensive plan for the rookie has paid dividends against the Cardinals defense.

So far it does not look like the practice in Florida this week has made the Cardinal team any sharper; in fact they look more like they are walking dead in this game. This will be a hard fought game to come back and win, not sure if this offense can pull it off, but Coach Bruce Arians must make adjustments to get the offense going, because they have become predictable as the Buccs have forced them to be one dimensional.