Freeman Led Benn Past The BluesSeptember 15th, 2011
What a great example here of how intense the young Bucs are and how their maturity is evolving.
And it’s another glimpse of how Josh Freeman leads.
Speaking on The Josh Freeman Show yesterday on WDAE-AM 620, Freeman relayed a story of how hard Arrelious Benn took the Lions’ interception thrown his way.
“Reg kind of got in a little bit of a funk. He’s a guy that takes his performance to heart,” Freeman said. “You know, he’s a great team guy and I felt like he felt he let the team down. The coach wanted to mix in Dezmon Briscoe, give him some plays. Reg wasn’t being punished. I think that he kind of got in a funk and that’s what he felt like.
“When I came back [from getting an IV] he was looking kind of blue on the sideline. I went over and started talking to him. I was like, ‘Dude, what’s wrong?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know. I’m just kind of out of it.’ I’m like, ‘Well get ready because we’re about to make a run. And we’re going to need everybody …”
Freeman went on to say he quickly told coaches to get Benn in the game and Benn responded with multiple catches. Per Freeman, Benn thanked him after the game.
Impressive leadership by Freeman, though a little odd by Benn. Hopefully, that’s just a growing pain by a young player that is now an experience from which to grow.