Freeman Bashing Irks Gerald McCoyAugust 20th, 2013
Regular readers here know Josh Freeman has been abused by local and national media lately in ways Joe’s never seen before.
The Mike Glennon Mob that Joe has referenced numerous times appears to have all kinds of members.
Joe admits the Freeman bashing is nearly out of control, especially considering it’s only preseason. Hell, on one of Freeman’s two drives against New England, Kevin Ogletree dropped a well thrown third-down pass that was roughly 20 yards downfield, killing a drive. Today, Greg Schiano even called that pass a “Hall of Fame” throw by Freeman. Yet so many seem to believe Freeman is growing more worthless by the week.
Gerald McCoy expressed his disgust of the Freeman bashing today to Joe and various members of the Tampa Bay media. Though not identified by McCoy, it seemed clear he heard about Fran Tarkenton calling Freeman’s play “God awful” this morning.
“I think the reason I’m so sensitive about [the Freeman bashing] is because I got it for two years. They talked bad about me for two years. So, it’s like, I don’t take to well to it when they talk about my teammates. McCoy said.
“He had a real good year. People give him so much scrutiny. I’m like, ‘Man, you all got to relax. Like, calm down, man.” They just, I think he gets treated unfairly a lot. Like I said, to me, it’s a sensitive area because, you know, I got it for two years. Actually still get it.” (You can hear McCoy’s full audio take below.)
No matter how much McCoy or anyone else defends Freeman, there’s only one way for Freeman to stop the bashing: play consistently well and win games.