Freeman Must “Find The Fun In Football Again”September 5th, 2013
What does Josh Freeman need to do to become a consistent and special quarterback?
Bucs icon Ronde Barber gave a new take on that during an interview on the national Jay Mohr Sports show this afternoon, heard locally on WDAE-AM 620, Barber said Freeman needs to loosen up.
“He’s just got to find, you know, the fun in football again, and just that confidence that comes with playing well. Then he’ll be alright,” Barber said.
Last week, Joe asked Freeman whether he’s having more fun now in the league and how he feels entering his fifth year. Freeman said he’s having as much fun as ever.
But the reality is that Freeman tightened up during his November/December collapse last year, and looks like a different QB than what Bucs fans saw in 2010. Bucs fans have to hope that further comfort in Mike Sullivan’s system, and a stout running game, will transform Freeman into a relaxed, smiling and consistent QB.
(Enjoy Barber’s full interview below. He makes a great point about how overrated intelligence be, like the kind Darrelle Revis shared with Bucs coaches about the Jets. Audio from WDAE-AM 620.)