Freeman Mastering Two Hands On The BallJune 11th, 2012
Pressed to chat about Josh Freeman’s mechanics today, Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan identified two things No. 5 is working hard on this offseason: keeping two hands on the football and making off-balance throws.
There may be more the Bucs are working on with Freeman, but Sullivan was quite confident Freeman is showing marked improvement in those two areas.
“Sometimes there’s that bad twitch of taking that hand off, but we’re really trying to reinforce that over the course of the spring,” Sullivan said. “It’s one of those details where it’s so critical that we maintain posession of the ball. It’s all about the ball. And so that’s something that we’re continuing to focus on and he’s shown great improvement in that regard this spring.”
Sullivan went on to say he’s drilling Freeman a lot on off-balance throws because “it’s rare that quarterbacks have time to set that nice five-step drop.”
On that note, Sullivan downplayed the concern that Freeman has been throwing too much off his back foot, saying game circumstances don’t often make that possible.