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Bucs QB Glennon feels pain of seven sacks by Rams



At least the Bucs tried to protect their quarterback after the game. As Mike Glennon sat at his locker, he felt the full effects of being slammed to the turf over and over again during a seven-sack mauling by the St. Louis Rams in Sunday's 23-13 loss. Dr. Kevin Elder, the team's physician, leaned over to Glennon, grabbed the right wrist of the rookie from North Carolina State, and -- no exaggeration -- took his pulse.

“Yeah, I’m fine,'' Glennon said later. "Again, it’s the NFL. As a quarterback, some times you get hit pretty good. But I’m fine.''

That Glennon made it out of the Edward Jones Dome Sunday alive and without Rams defensive end Robert Quinn draped on his back is something of a miracle. Quinn set a Rams franchise record with three sacks Sunday -- two in the final three plays of the game -- giving him 18 on the season.

Glennon finished 16-of-26 for 158 yards Sunday -- only 46 yards in the second half. On Quinn's second sack, Glennon briefly had the wind knocked out of him.

Yeah. You feel for the young man,'' Bucs coach Schiano said. "He’s out there and he’s trying to do his job. I know the guys who are trying to protect feel bad, too. Nobody is trying to let that happen. The guys are doing their best, just not good enough today.''

Left tackle Donald Penn, who had help from running backs and tight ends at times Sunday to block Quinn, took responsibility.

"It's tough,'' Penn said. "That ain't me out there. It's real frustrating. I let the team down today."























[Last modified: Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:08pm]


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