Running Shows Freeman Is In TuneNovember 15th, 2012
A renowned scrambling quarterback from Buccaneers days gone by, Shaun King, one of three QBs to lead Tampa Bay to the NFC Championship game, likes what he’s seeing from Josh Freeman’s feet.
Speaking on the Ron and Ian show today on WDAE-AM 620, King said a deeper look at Freeman’s recent scrambling reveals a quarterback that his comfortable and confident.
“What the tells me is he’s becoming better acclimated with that offensive system. For a guy to get back and go first read, second read, third read and then automatically run, that means he’s really in tune with what they’re doing offensively,” King said. “Josh is improving at that.”
King said Freeman and his feet should be able to evolve into a third-down weapon in situations such as 3rd-and-4 and 3rd-and-5 when safeties might be glued in coverage to Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson. A couple of first downs a game in those situations, King says, could become another deadly weapon in the Bucs arsenal, though King wants to see Freeman slide faster to stay safe.
Of all the weapons at Freeman’s disposal, it’s refreshing and exciting to hear about his running ability discussed as a potential emerging force as the Bucs attempt a run at the playoffs. Freeman was the second leading QB rusher in the NFL in 2010. So Joe’s confident he can make good decisions on the move.
You can catch the whole King interview below.