The Freeman FlashbackNovember 18th, 2012
Today’s heinous two interceptions tossed by Josh Freeman, one a pick-6, definitely stunned Joe, as Joe swilled beer and bonded with fellow Bucs fans and staff at Tilted Kilt in Clearwater.
All Joe could think about was doom and gloom. Freeman had gotten so out of sync in between the early and late minutes of the comeback win against Carolina, Joe began to wonder whether the 2011 Freeman had returned from the dead.
While no elite quarterback throws a senseless pick-6 like Freeman’s was, the most comforting part of this game for Joe was Freeman’s ability to bounce back and play with elite confidence and precision to force overtime and win.
Ironically, Freeman had company today from Matt Ryan, who tossed five interceptions in the Falcons victory.
The Falcons and Bucs, who square off in Tampa next Sunday, both looked very beatable for much of today. Yes, good teams overcome shaky performances, but Freeman (and/or Ryan) likely will have to do so much better next week to score a W.