“Throw The Ball”September 26th, 2012
Something was off with Josh Freeman on Sunday. Every Bucs fan could see it. Outside of his four picks against Carolina his rookie year, Sunday’s effort might have been his worst as a pro.
One thing Freeman was doing was holding on to the ball too long at times, which drew the ire of former Bucs guard Ian Beckles this week on the Ron and Ian Show. Beckles was perturbed that Freeman seemed blind to the situations on the field.
“Be aware that DeMarcus Ware is out there, being blocked by Luke Stocker sometimes. The ball has to get out of his hand, even overthrow somebody,” Beckles pleaded. “Josh Freeman is holding the ball on three-step drops and getting sacked and fumbling. You can’t do that. Throw the ball!”
In what seems like a past life, Freeman would have done some tucking and running or creating with his feet Sunday, but that didn’t happen. And you also might have seen Freeman of a previous season throw more balls away and then come back all fiery with his receivers, but that wasn’t seen either.
Joe hopes Sunday was just an off day. Joe’s not ready to write off Freeman so fast like many other fans seem to be doing.