Freeman 9-For-34 On Long BallsJuly 23rd, 2012
How unexplosive have the Bucs been over the past three seasons? In 40 career starts, Josh Freeman has only completed nine throws more than 20 yards, per a Mike Lombardi analysis on NFL.com.
The Greg Olson-Raheem Morris Bucs didn’t commit to the run, and they didn’t stretch the field. Lombardi writes that those nine completions came on just 34 attempts.
Greg Schiano seems committed to a 1970s style running attack, but even the Dolphins that perfected the pound the ball and take deep shots style connected on and attempted plenty of bombs to Paul Warfield and others.
With Vincent Jackson and a stacked offensive line, Bucs fans should finally find out whether Freeman can be a legitimate deep threat.