Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

bucs Report

Bucs-Cardinals: Poll, numbers, what they're saying

The poll

Now that Josh Freeman has been benched, what's your opinion about the move?

Totally right call; he was ineffective: 44 percent

Fire Greg Schiano instead; he's the problem: 33 percent

Nothing's going to help at this point: 23 percent

Total: 3,172 votes

By the numbers

9-8 Bucs' record against the Cardinals, including 6-2 over the past eight meetings

3 Offensive touchdowns for the Bucs, tied with the Jaguars for fewest in the NFL

9 Fingertips for Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson, who lost the tip of his left middle finger last week against the Saints

79 Receiving yards needed by Mike Williams to pass Michael Clayton (2,936) for ninth in Bucs history

85 Receiving yards needed by Williams to pass Bruce Hill (2,942) for eighth

What they're saying

Mike Glennon, come on down! You are the next contestant up to try to salvage this Tampa season that seems destined to sink into the abyss. … This move ensures a backdrop of continued distractions around this team, and we'll see how it works out in football terms as well. Perhaps it sparks the team. But if it doesn't, Greg Schiano's tenure becomes the subject of even more scrutiny.

Jason La Canfora CBS Sports

I thought (Josh Freeman) was an extremely talented young guy. I don't know why (the change) not being there day to day. You just hear stories, but I know he's a big, strong, athletic guy who can throw the football.

Bruce Arians Cardinals coach to

The picks

Always love the So-and-So is our quarterback on Monday at least until a Wednesday pivot that a head coach or two seems to do every season. Not blaming Greg Schiano for buying himself some time on the Josh Freeman benching. But talk about reversing field. It makes everything Schiano says for a while subject to be taken with a boulder-sized grain of salt. Mike Glennon should give the Bucs offense a boost if only because the Freeman era had run its course and change had become inevitable. Bucs, 24-21.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

I was going to pick the Bucs in this spot. Not anymore. Tampa Bay is in panic mode. Coach Greg Schiano is benching Josh Freeman for Mike Glennon. Why? Yes, Freeman was off to a slow start, but is Glennon ready? I see Arizona confusing him and forcing turnovers that lead to a Cardinals victory. The seat gets hotter for Schiano. Cardinals, 23-14.

Pete Prisco CBS Sports

The Mike Glennon era begins with a thud. He may play well, but something screwy will happen. And it will be someone's fault other than the head coach's. Cardinals, 20-17.

Mike Florio Pro Football Talk

Bucs vs. Cardinals

1 p.m., Raymond James Stadium

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 103.5-FM, 620-AM, 95.3-FM

Line/over-under: Bucs by 2½; 40½

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 WEEK 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17

Jets 18, Bucs 17


Saints 16, Bucs 14


Patriots 23, Bucs 3



1 p.m. today Ch. 13


1 p.m. Oct. 13 Ch. 13


1 p.m. Oct. 20 Ch. 13


8:25 p.m. Oct. 24 NFL


4 p.m. Nov. 3 Ch. 13


8:40 p.m. Nov. 11 ESPN


1 p.m. Nov. 17 Ch. 13


1 p.m. Nov. 24 Ch. 13


1 p.m. Dec. 1 Ch. 13


1 p.m. Dec. 8 Ch. 10


1 p.m. Dec. 15 Ch. 13


1 p.m. Dec. 22 Ch. 13


1 p.m. Dec. 29 Ch. 13

Home game

Road game

Bucs-Cardinals: Poll, numbers, what they're saying 09/28/13 [Last modified: Saturday, September 28, 2013 5:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Nikita Kucherov in a wide-ranging Q&A


    While Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov has a tendency to be quiet around the media, he's a Russian with a variety of interests and a passionate hockey mind.

    Nikita Kucherov recently did a Q&A with Russia's, in which he addressed an array of topics.
  2. Steven Souza's two passions collide in charity fantasy football event

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Steven Souza knows a thing or two about football.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston gets a hug from right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) after throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
  3. Vibe is good around Clearwater volleyball this season

    Volleyball Preps

    CLEARWATER — Katy Rice knows what a good volleyball team looks like, and the Clearwater coach believes she has a pretty good one this year. Rice was a left-side hitter on the only two teams to win a volleyball state championship at Clearwater, in 1997 and 2000.

    Clearwater High School girl's volleyball player Hailey Bosetti (OPP) plays the ball during team practice on Monday (8/14/17) at the school in Clearwater.
  4. Jameis Winston's subtle but strong moment of leadership displayed on 'Hard Knocks'


    Quarterback Jameis Winston went to each teammate in the locker room prior to the Bucs' preseason opener Friday at Cincinnati with one message: "I got your back."

    Then he proved it.

    Jameis Winston sarcastically tells offensive linemen James Stone and James Harrison he's glad glad they're having fun while quarterback Ryan Griffin is being attended to in the locker room by the Bucs medical staff. [HBO/NFL FILMS]
  5. Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Highlights — and fights — from Jacksonville


    Greg Auman is back home after two days of joint practices between the Bucs and Jaguars in Jacksonville. He recaps those practices — and fights — and talks about highlights from Tuesday's episode …

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kenneth Walker, right, cannot snag a pass against Bucs cornerback Ryan Smith during a joint NFL football practice Monday in Jacksonville. [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union]