Freeman Not ReadySeptember 15th, 2009
So too is Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com.
Parr write that Freeman being inactive for the Bucs season-opener against Dallass is proof positive Freeman is not ready.
Instead of putting Freeman in a potentially precarious position, the Bucs, who have to be skeptical about the durability of the often-injured Leftwich, are trying to protect their rookie signalcaller. Leftwich hasn’t been a full-time starter since 2006, and he was never healthy enough to make 16 starts in a season when he was in the prime of his career with the Jaguars. If his injury woes continue, Freeman will be one snap away from getting thrust into a situation team observers say he isn’t close to being prepared to handle. The Bucs would be content to let Freeman learn from the sideline for the duration of this season.
Joe has stated in the past that it would ruin Freeman if he was to start early this season. Rushing him could ruin him.