“I Think He Is Awesome”August 21st, 2013
While Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman claimed today he had not heard the harsh words of Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton claiming Freeman was “God awful” on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday, perhaps Freeman’s staunchest supporter did.
And while Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams didn’t directly address Tarkenton’s comments, he had, as he always does, Freeman’s back.
“I think he is awesome!” Williams said. “I think he is one of the best quarterbacks in this league. Some people have the right opinion; some people have the wrong opinion.”
Despite callers to local sports radio stations seemingly wanting Freeman’s head on a platter for a couple of bad practices, Williams claims Freeman is immune to the viscious attacks.
“I don’t think he pays attention to it at all,” Williams said. “It’s people like me who try to say something back for him. He just goes on to the next step.”
Williams is convinced the criticism is unfair to Freeman but No. 5 is playing it right.
“People are going to judge you the way they want to judge you,” Williams said. “I have been dealing with that my whole life. You just have to move on. And that is what Josh is doing.”
Joe remembers last year Williams coming out swinging with a passionate defense of Freeman, claiming that it wasn’t just the quarterback to blame for an incompletion in Bucs coordinator Mike Sullivan’s offense. Williams told all who were within earshot that receivers were equally responsible if not more so for the reads on the defense.
Joe thinks it is way cool how Williams has Freeman’s back. Joe has no issue whatsoever if someone doesn’t like the play of Freeman. But this nonsense spouted by Warren Moon, which seems to have been hatched by Boomer Esiason last year, with zero attribution, is simply outrageous.
To hear all of Williams’ words, click the arrow below, audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.