First Time “Crowd Was A Huge Factor”September 30th, 2011
Some fans reading the quote below from Josh Freeman might take it the wrong way and want to tell the Bucs’ QB to jump in a lake.
But Joe could hear the raw honesty in Freeman’s voice saying it and, well, sometimes the truth hurts. It’s been years since the Bucs had a big-time home field advantage, and Freeman was just calling it straight after feeling what a great crowd can do against the Falcons.
“It was pretty amazing. That’s really the first time that I’ve been here playing at Raymond James that the crowd was a huge factor,” Freeman said on The Josh Freeman Show on WDAE-AM 620 on Wednesday night. “That place was rocking. It was deafening. You could tell that the Falcons were have some communication issues. … It was a great experience.”
Immediately after the Bucs-Falcons game, Joe wrote that Sunday’s crowd was the most intense he had heard in years.
Of course, it helps to have fans excited about a strong team and have your defense on the field instead of the offense (relative quiet time) trying to launch yet another comeback.
Hopefully, the Bucs won’t need a 12th man to take out their inferior opponent on Monday night.