Will The “Win-Now Coach” Tolerate Freeman?December 23rd, 2012
The freefall of Josh Freeman is out of control. No Bucs fan can deny it.
Yeah, fans can blame today’s slippery feet of Mike Williams all they want, but Freeman has turned into an inconsistent, turnover machine over the past five games. Speaking on 98.7 FM this morning, former Bucs quarterback Jeff Carlson talked about how Freeman has revived the “deer-in-the-headlights look” he sported early this season. And today’s debacle against the Rams brought much more of the same.
Fans have been debating for days about whether the Bucs should press on with Freeman as their starting quarterback. But Joe’s not interested fans’ take right now.
Joe wants to know what’s in Greg Schiano’s head.
Schiano is not married to Freeman. And if the head coach, who called himself a “win-now coach” last week, starts to doubt Freeman, then Joe would not be shocked if Schiano looks to make a bold move at the position.
In fact, Schiano said on his radio show this month that things would change significantly if he ever reached the point where he wasn’t confident in Freeman.
Considering what a stickler for ball security Schiano is, Joe can’t imagine that Schiano’s confidence in Freeman isn’t eroding quickly. What that will mean to a “win-now coach” is a mystery?