Bucs Are A “House Of Cards”May 16th, 2010
The Mad Twitterer, aka Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times, stared into the Tampa Bay Sports Central TV camera and referrred to the 2010 Buccaneers as a “house of cards and Josh Freeman is holding it all up.”
House of Cards?
Last Joe checked, that expression refers to something on a very shaky foundation.
Does this mean Stroud doesn’t buy Team Glazer’s new mantra of patience? Or does The Mad Twitterer question the strength of the Bucs’ core players, draft picks and staff?
Asked by host J.P. Peterson about Josh Freeman’s projected improvement and readiness in his second season, Stroud rolled into his house-of-cards response.
“If he’s not, they’re all fired. This a house of cards and Josh Freeman is holding it all up,” Stroud said.
The Mad Twitterer followed that by stating that “25 starts” is the Bucs’ benchmark for Freeman to be ready to play at a high level. And Freeman likely will hit that mark in 2010.
Stroud said he thought that 25-starts mark wasn’t enough time for Freeman.
While Freeman has to improve, Joe’s much more of the belief that Raheem The Dream’s defense’s performance will drive the fate of what the Mad Twitterer calls a house of cards.
If the defense takes a step back this season, it won’t matter much what Freeman is doing.