Eliminated from the playoffs, the only thing the Bucs are playing for is pride and jobs. Players know that changes are part of the NFL business when you don't win enough.
What the Bucs players put on tape over these next three games will determine their future. This Sunday is their last chance to make a strong impression on the hometown crowd.
"I'm looking forward to our last home game, and I mentioned it to our team and they're well aware of it," said coach Greg Schiano. "There's an opportunity to win four straight games at home to end the season, and that's something that we're going to really try to do."
One player that everyone has a close eye on is Mike Glennon. The rookie quarterback has been impressive at times this season. He's broken just about every rookie team record, despite struggling the last two weeks.
Against the Buffalo Bills, Glennon threw for a season low 90 yards and was 1-for-5 for -8 yards in the second half.
There are plenty of questions whether Glennon is the quarterback of the future for this team, and the Bucs are hoping Glennon answers that question over the next three weeks.
Schiano doesn't seem too concerned, defending his poor display over the last two games.
"I think Mike, his body of work is pretty impressive," Schiano said. "I think right now we've got a team that is coming into town that plays great defense. The big thing I want Mike to do is just take a little blow right now. He's been grinding really, really hard. Even in the bye week this guy didn't take off, and I just want him to take a breath, and he'll come back [Tuesday] afternoon and be ready to go."
"I told him I don't want you in the morning, just stay out of here, I don't care what you do, sleep, whatever, but we'll get cracking in the afternoon," he said.
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