Josh Freeman: Not Doing Checkdowns LateOctober 23rd, 2011
Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman spoke on the Bucs radio network after the game and all but took the blame for the Bucs offense coming to a sputtering halt on their two-minute drive which ended in an interception.
In short, Freeman said he’s not going to take checkdowns just for the sake of padding his stats.
“It’s unfortunate when we lose,” Freeman said. “We had a good game plan but they got up on us early.
“A fourth quarter spark? I wouldn’t call it a spark. Collectively, everyone was doing their jobs. There was nothing magical or special about it. When we all do our job, we play good football.”
On his touchdown passes:
“K2 had a good matchup and we took advantage of it,” Freeman said. On the touchdown pass to Dezmon Briscoe, “The line gave me a good pocket to step up in and Briscoe ran a nice route. Their defense bit on a blitz.
“When you’ve got 30 seconds left you have to press the ball. You could check it down until Hail Mary time but I’m going to go for it downfield.
“We had a lot of guys go down today, a lot of guys on offense.”