And The Boos Rained DownOctober 15th, 2012
It’s only slightly audible on the game broadcast, but Josh Freeman was showered with hometown boos late in the first half Sunday against the Chiefs.
Freeman had just thrown a third-down, one-hopper that fell short of Tiquan Underwood at the Chiefs’ 21 yard line. The play essentially ended an inconsistent, 5-for-13 first half for Freeman, who tossed a red zone interception on the opening drive and had other rough moments.
Of course, Freeman bounced back for a monster second half, but he still is searching for a complete, 60-minute game.
Joe found the boos interesting, only because they illustrate the growing impatience with Freeman among the Bucs faithful. Fans want to see Freeman be an upper-tier quarterback immediately. The tolerance for mistakes is nearing zero.
Joe sees this as a good thing. There’s no reason not to have high expectations for Freeman. He’s got all the tools, quality weapons, and consistently good protection.