Channeling Josh FreemanMay 17th, 2013
Respected NFL writer Doug Farrar, of Yahoo! Sports, made an appearance recently on WHBO-AM with Charlie Bernstein and talked all things Bucs.
Farrar, naturally, was asked about Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman. In so many words, he referred to Freeman as the Tony Romo of the Bucs.
Charlie Bernstein: What is your take on Josh Freeman?
Doug Farrar: [Pauses] [Deep sighs] You know, I think he is talented. I don’t’ think he has gotten the most out of his talent. He is kind of in that Tony Romo category where he is going to be really good at certain points and be eye-poppingly horrible at others. When it comes to the upper echelon of quarterbacks, that is just not how it is done. I guess frustration is one word for Greg Schiano, who is controlling, which all college coaches are.
And Freeman is a guy Mark Dominik drafted and I think part of it is Schiano wants his guy. He wants his own guy in there. A guy he can groom.
I think this year he will get the most out of Freeman [because it is his contract year and] he will either be the guy or he will walk.
Russell Wilson happens once in a decade so let’s slow down.
Joe found this to be interesting. The main hangup on Romo is that he cannot win big games, despite his talent. Isn’t that what Bucs fans are waiting for Freeman to do, win big games?
If the Bucs are going to make the playoffs this year, a dicey proposition given how top-heavy the NFC is, Freeman cannot be Romo. Freeman needs to be above the fray in big games this season.