Some National Love For FreemanOctober 7th, 2010
Count Joe among those in great pain over the Rays looking the Jim Bates Experience today. So Joe thought an evening pick-me-up was in order.
USA Today has churned out a feature story exalting the budding superstarness that is Josh Freeman.
“We hit the jackpot in terms of his work ethic,” Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson says. “He’s got really good parents who talk about the value of hard work and preparation.
“Here’s a kid that’s willing to come in and do what’s asked of him by the coaching staff. You don’t ever know how a kid will be when you pay him all that money. Will he be coachable? Will he do all the work?”
The article delves into how exactly Greg Olson had the nerve to ask Drew Brees to mentor Freeman and Josh Johnson during the offseason, as well as Brees’ response.
Joe hopes the Bucs reward Freeman with more talent at the skill positions. If the salary cap floor returns next year, Joe suspects that will be inevitable.