Freeman On His First Head CoachAugust 10th, 2013
What a surprise treat! Just as Joe was about to bang away on his keyboard after the final Bucs open practice of 2013 training camp, in walks Keyshawn Johnson, the former Bucs wide receiver and current BSPN analyst who regaled the Bucs pen and mic club with all sorts of stories about the Bucs, Chucky, Tuna Parcells, and more.
In a long discussion about Josh Freeman, Johnson seemed sympathetic and believes Freeman has the Bucs over a barrel. “Who are you going to get?” Johnson asked if the Bucs would wave goodbye to No. 5. “Who is coming out in the draft? Teddy Bridgewater? Aaron Murray?”
When Joe asked Johnson if Freeman was similar to Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, a first round quarterback who is on the cusp of being a top quarterback but hasn’t (yet) put his team on his back, Johnson had an interesting answer.
“Yeah, pretty much. Yeah, same type,” Johnson said. “But [Bradford] has gone through three coaching changes, right? He is on his third head coach. Freeman is on really his first.”
When Johnson was quickly corrected that Raheem Morris was the Bucs coach when Freeman was drafted, Johnson had a smirk on his face and a twinkle in his eye and nodded, “Really, first.”
Translation: Johnson thought very little of Morris.