D.J. Ware Best Remembered For QB MiscueApril 4th, 2013
The D.J. Ware Era with the Bucs is largely forgettable by Joe because, well, can you think of a significant play he made?
Actually for Joe, the most memorable thing Ware did was something that Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman didn’t do, and that was throw the ball away.
Joe can’t even remember the opponent, it may have been New Orleans or Atlanta but it was a home game, and Freeman was back to pass and had time to throw. Freeman looked for his first option, looked for his second option and then his third before he checked down to Ware.
Problem was, Ware was covered like stink on feces by a linebacker, as Ware was a good four yards behind the line of scrimmage blocking for Freeman.
Instead of Freeman just tossing the ball away and/or throwing at Ware’s feet, Freeman throws right to Ware (who was equally to blame for catching the ball). Ware grabbed Freeman’s desperate pass and was immediately hauled to the ground for a four-yard loss.
Joe, watching this with his binoculars was aghast and silently asked, ‘What are you doing?’
Despite every crazy throw Freeman makes that has your jaw drop because it is so good, there are aforementioned plays Freeman creates that makes Bucs fans pull their hair out at night.
And sadly, it is a Freeman hiccup by which Joe will remember Ware.