Mike Martz Bullish On Josh FreemanDecember 26th, 2012
But don’t count on Mike Martz to jump on the anti-Freeman bandwagon.
Joe had a chance to chat briefly with Martz, a former Super Bowl coach and current FOX NFL analyst, just prior to the Bucs game with the Rams Sunday.
In short, Martz is a big Freeman supporter.
“I think he is a terrific player. I don’t see any flaws in Josh. They have to get better around him. They have had problems in the offensive line, they have basically lost three linemen and they don’t have the depth at wide receiver that they need. Those are things they will address in the offseason.
“They’ve got the right guy. They just need to build around him. If someone wants to criticize [Freeman], they are wrong. He is playing at a high level and they just have to get better around him.”
Now this is interesting to Joe. When Martz made the comment about lack of depth at wide receiver, Joe thought Martz was talking about Tiquan Underwood. Now Joe did not hear audio of the Bucs’ broadcast Sunday, but from reading various comments on this site, Martz was critical of Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams. Could it be that Martz if of the mind that Williams shouldn’t be a starter, too?
Look, Martz transformed a grocery store clerk into a potential Hall of Fame quarterback. He is no Brian Billick. The guy knows quarterbacks.
If Martz is to be believed, Freeman does not have enough toys.