About This Schiano-Freeman Strife…September 22nd, 2013
Joe has heard this time and again about how Bucs coach Greg Schiano doesn’t like Josh Freeman.
Naturally, these rumors were hatched by out-of-town reporters with the proverbial “sources,” yet for some reason, these grizzled, veteran, sage scribes can’t get these sources on the record. Not one of them.
Joe always thought they were bulls(p)it but with all the drama around the Bucs recently, Joe was having second thoughts. Well, Bucs commander Greg Schiano all but put those rumors to rest today in the collective Bucs fart in Foxborough.
The offense, again, struggled, especially in the second half. The game got out of hand in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter, Schiano had ample opportunities to insert Mike Glennon onto the field to get a few regular season snaps under his belt.
Schiano stuck with Freeman, instead.
Albert Breer, of NFL Network, Twittered during the game how Glennon was warming up. But Schiano — again — dismissed any quarterback controversy when, per Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud, Schiano stated that pulling Freeman for Glennon didn’t cross his mind, and that Freeman gives the Bucs the best chance to win.
Does that sound like a coach who wants to Pearl Harbor his starting quarterback and is looking for the first chance to bench him?
Joe has a hunch Schiano is going to use Freeman to the bitter end because now the focus of the team has gone from a playoff hunt, to people trying to save their own arses.
And Schiano isn’t going to walk the plank for a rookie third-round pick of a quarterback.