Criticism Will Make Freeman “Better”September 13th, 2013
One Buccaneer theorizes that Josh Freeman will emerge from the endless scrutiny of his play, and Photogate, as a better quarterback.
Mike Williams always has Freeman’s back, and yesterday was no exception. Williams told The Tampa Tribune that media and fan darts and spears tossed at Freeman will make No. 5 stronger.
“People don’t know what they’re talking about,’’ Williams said, referring to Freeman’s skeptics. “That’s my quarterback and he’s going to be my quarterback as long as I’m here. Sometimes, people look at things and think it’s one person’s fault, but it’s a lot of things. I’m going to let them keep on criticizing Josh. I think it’s only going to make him better.’’
So there you have it. Pile on Josh. You’ll be doing him a favor.
Joe (seriously) believes Freeman insulates himself very well from the media madness. He’s always been that way, though that doesn’t mean Freeman isn’t aware of what’s said and written about him — and the boos that rained down on him during home games last season.
Freeman largely ignoring criticism comes in large part from Raheem Morris, who was very vocal about instructing his players not to read a word of the newspapers and more. Freeman seems to have taken that message to heart.