The Ogletree IssueSeptember 16th, 2013
Joe’s been hard on No. 3 receiver Kevin Ogletree since the preseason. Why? He drops passes and lets balls through his hands. And what good is a receiver that can’t catch?
Ogletree caught a five-yard touchdown pass yesterday, his first and only catch of the season. He’s now on pace for eight on the season.
The Bucs have lost production from that No. 3 slot. Either they don’t trust Ogletree (understandable) or he’s not getting open.
But given that the Bucs also have lost quality and receptions from their tight ends corps, Joe’s not liking how limited the Bucs’ offense looks. The Bucs need more production from those positions.
Josh Freeman talked on his radio show last week about the superior route-running of Ogletree, and about how Freeman got a great endorsement of that Ogletree skill from former Ogletree teammate Dez Bryant during the offseason. So what gives?
There’s no question in Joe’s mind that the Patriots will make Josh Freeman beat them on Sunday. Freeman’s going to need more than two pass catchers to pull that off.