Cardinals Getting Off To A Familiar Start In Tampa
Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) catches the ball for a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) attempts to defend during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Cardinals getting off to a very slow start, and also giving Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon confidence early, which could be hard to stop if not handled early. The Cardinals offense looks very inept early on, and pressure up front causing Carson Palmer more issues in the passing game.
The opening drive started with a sack and loss of 7 yards and that drive ended in a three and out. The next drive ended in a punt, after minimal yardage, and the third drive ended with a Rashard Mendenhall fumble, when he ran into Larry Fitzgerald coming threw a whole.
The turnover lead a Buccaneers touchdown pass by Glennon to wide receiver Mike Williams, as the cardinals are playing the receivers man to man, and the Buccs currently lead 7-0 after one quarter.
Pressure was there early for the Cards defense on the rookie quarterback Glennon as they caused a sack off a safety blitz by Yeremiah Bell for a big loss of 12 yards, but that has been all the pressure the Cards have been able to muster up early. This start does not look good for the redbirds early and it has a familiar vibe to it in my opinion, as it looks like last years inept offense that cant pick up a first down on third down.