In Free We Trust?August 24th, 2013
Josh Freeman didn’t look the franchise-quarterback part tonight.
Does it matter? Yes and no.
Preseason is meaningless except for how it’s evaluated by coaches. A crummy preseason potentially could affect how much time the Bucs brass gives Freeman to be successful in 2013.
Tonight Freeman was sacked five times and needlessly fumbled a ball away. The Bucs’ franchise quarterback was 6-for-16 for 59 yards. It was a heinous performance, regardless of the handful of times when Freeman’s receivers and his pass protection let him down.
Joe’s been firmly in Freeman’s camp. If Mike Glennon plays this season, then the Bucs likely are in massive trouble. However, that doesn’t mean the Bucs wouldn’t turn to Glennon if the organization gave up on Freeman.
Joe’s overall assessment of Freeman hasn’t changed. But tonight surely fueled the Mike Glennon Mob and injected more doubt in the head of the Bucs hierarchy.
“I don’t know if they’re really feeling comfortable right now,” Ronde Barber said of Freeman on the TV broadcast.