Monday, December 7, 2009

Your Josh Freeman Update

Harassment and inexperience did in Josh Freeman this week. (
Defenders celebrating an interception--not what a quarterback wants to see. (

A tough game for Josh Freeman this week. An commentator put it as well as anyone. We'll look for improvement next week.

Freeman has much to learn
The Buccaneers have hitched their future to Josh Freeman, but his inexperience as a game manager cost them a road win. Freeman’s dismal five-interception performance included three picks in the red zone, and the other two occurred deep in Carolina territory. Although rookie quarterbacks are expected to experience their fair share of struggles, Freeman’s turnover woes appeared to be avoidable with better decisions. He will eventually learn that getting points is critical when inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. In a game that was ultimately decided by 10 points, the Buccaneers can’t help but wonder if the outcome would’ve been different with improved game management from Freeman.

-- Bucky Brooks


  1. As a lifelong Bucs fan, I was disappointed that they drafted a QB this year in the first round--traditionally meaning that a rebuilding process has been initiated.

    I have to say that overall Freeman has done well, and it may work out well for the team since they will have a QB going into the next draft and lots of picks to address talent needs.

  2. Slamdunk--
    Thanks for the comments. With Josh's connection to the South Kansas City and Grandview area still pretty tight (his dad coaches football at Grandview High School,where Josh graduated from) I decided to follow his progress once he was promoted to start. I have not been surprised at his ups and downs, but I do think he is very talented and might be an excellent NFL quarterback.

    I'm a little jealous, because our Cassel might be crumbling here in KC.

    The Observer