Both “Evil” And “Good” Josh AppearAugust 8th, 2013
Like it or not, good or bad, Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman is the story of offseason, preseason and he will be during the regular season.
Many of Freeman’s harshest critics, led by the notorious Mike Glennon Mob, rail about Freeman’s inconsistencies. Many of Freeman’s biggest supporters point to his measurables and his fantasy football numbers last year.
Well, tonight in his only two series against the Baltimore Crows, Freeman gave both groups ammunition.
In Freeman’s first series, an awful throw from shotgun to Kevin Ogletree fell short. On the next play, Freeman was sacked by Chris Canty.
In his second and final series of the evening, Freeman was extremely sharp. Spreading the ball to four different receivers on four straight attempts, his prettiest throw was a deep pass down the left sideline to Vincent Jackson. Freeman put the ball exactly where Jackson had a chance to make a play and Crows cornerback Jimmy Smith, who had good coverage on the play, had no prayer of getting to the ball.
Even though the zebras determined Jackson had bobbled the ball and didn’t have control, it was a beautiful pass from Freeman.
So what did Bucs fans learn of Freeman in his first preseason game of 2013? That he’s still Josh Freeman, a Six Flags-type of quarterback.