Freeman: “The Coach Wanted A Guy Of His Own”October 18th, 2013
Not that long ago Greg Schiano talked about the “Hall of Fame” throws Josh Freeman made this year, and about his legendary vision down the field.
Freeman, though, is now divorced from Schiano, as well as his former life partner Raheem Morris. Freeman finally spoke out in detail today on The Dan Patrick Show on CBS Radio.
“I know exactly what happened [in Tampa],” Freeman said. “Obviously, a place where I was coming from was a place where they didn’t see me as the guy. They didn’t see me as the guy that could get it done. You know, I strongly disagree with that. But at the same time, it’s not really my decision to make. It’s just been an awesome deal being blessed having an opportunity to play for an organization like Minnesota.”
Freeman went on to say the “bottom line” in Tampa was “the coach wanted a guy of his own.” He also called Mike Glennon “an awesome dude,” who “works his butt off.”
Freeman also said it’s on him for not playing better and forcing the Bucs’ hand to keep him, but Freeman said of his benching and the aftermath, “it did kind of seem personal [from Schiano] coming from a number of different angles.”
LIsten to the entire interview below. It’s worth the seven minutes. Freeman explains how difficult the rumor mill became for him.